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A bumper crop of Tomatoes

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A bumper crop of Tomatoes

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to grow your own super Tomatoes this year. Tomatoes are the nation’s favourite home grown crop. Even if you do not grow any other crop the chances are that you have a few tomato...

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Apr

Scottish Mutual hotel: Architect is appointed to Belfast hotel despite gap in funding

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Scottish Mutual hotel: Architect is appointed to Belfast hotel despite gap in funding

Architects and a number of other firms have been appointed to turn the six-storey Scottish Mutual building in Belfast into a boutique hotel as its owners fight to plug a funding shortfall caused by government cuts. It's understood Dublin-based architects Douglas Wallace have now been appointed to oversee design of the project. And a number of others firms, including mechanical engineers and...

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Apr

Man City's Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley eye up lavish New York apartment in Manhattan

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Man City's Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley eye up lavish New York apartment in Manhattan

It's a dream American pad. TV presenter Christine Bleakley has viewed a 9,000 sq ft New York apartment with her footballer fiance ahead of his move to the US this summer. The Newtownards woman and Frank Lampard, both aged 36, are reportedly interested in the luxury £64,000 per month rented accommodation in Manhattan which has stunning views of the River Hudson...

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Apr

Hatch the Perfect Plan

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Hatch the Perfect Plan

Easter decoration is now more popular than ever, and like Christmas, is becoming the perfect excuse to indulge your inner stylist. This year's trends - fresh-as-paint pastels or more vibrant hues, from bright greens to daffodil yellows - are perfect for spring schemes and make a home look suitably dressed for the occasion. Avoid over-elaborate displays and opt for simple, stylish touches....

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Mar

Make Easter bright with bulbs

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Make Easter bright with bulbs

Spring is definitely in the air and Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoffrey Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  brings you some top tips in how to brighten up your outside space for Easter and beyond.. After the long, grey winter we all need an injection of colour and nothing gets the job done better...

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Mar

Northern Ireland tops UK's most affordable homes list

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Northern Ireland tops UK's most affordable homes list

Four of the top 10 most affordable UK cities for buying a home are in Northern Ireland, a report has found. Across the UK, Lloyds Bank found the cost of a typical home in a city is at its most unaffordable level since 2009 as buyers face stretching their wages further to keep up with rising property prices. A city home now...

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Mar

Increase in Northern Ireland planning applications a sign economy is on the up

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Increase in Northern Ireland planning applications a sign economy is on the up

The number of planning applications being submitted in Northern Ireland has increased 14% year-on-year, according to latest figures. The Department of Environment (DoE) claimed 93% of planning applications were approved in the third quarter of 2014, down from 94% on last year. It received 3,305 applications between July and September last year, up from 2,893 during the period in 2013. There were...

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Mar

Going for gold against all the odds

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Going for gold against all the odds

Kelly Gallagher, winner of our 2015 Sportswoman of the Year Award, sponsored by Propertynews.com, defied incredible odds to make history by winning Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympic gold last March in Sochi. Kelly was one of seven skiers from Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Games finishing first in the visually impaired Super-G competition. In what was a memorable year for the...

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Mar

Mulching is the key to a thriving garden

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Mulching is the key to a thriving garden

I could easily become a mulch bore. Perhaps I already am, and nobody has been kind enough to tell me. But of all the things you can do for your garden, this, to me, seems the most important. Give, don't just take. And late winter/early spring is the best time to do the mulching, before too much new growth gets...

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Mar

Shopping village sold to developer for £5.5m has 'fantastic potential'

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Shopping village sold to developer for £5.5m has 'fantastic potential'

A designer shopping village in Co Tyrone has been sold by a US fund for a cool £5.5m price tag. The Linen Green in the village of Moygashel was snapped up by London-based Neptune Group after its original developer went bust in the downturn. The shopping village outside Dungannon was marketed for sale with a £5m asking price by commercial property agents...

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