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Check out the Government's £2bn Green Homes Grant Scheme and see if you're eligible for help to make energy saving improvements to your property

hand folded paper baubles Kate Colin Design

Lovely for Christmas but perfect for year-round use, these Kate Colin Design baubles are made from hand-folded paper

Asters - easy to grow and prolific

Is your garden or outside space in need of some colourful autumn blooms? The HTA suggests planting Asters, as they flower pretty much up to Christmas.

Flint: toxic tap water ruins lives of poor mainly black residents

Residents in the Michigan town of Flint suffered for years due to contaminated drinking water. The scandal of this man-made disaster is the subject of a documentary by British director Anthony Baxter, narrated by actor Alec Baldwin. It shows on BBC Scotland and iPlayer on 1 December. 

Wilko has signed up to the UK Plastic Pact

The retailer has signed up to the UK Plastic Pact and is reducing single use plastic, foil and glitter in its Christmas cards, giftwrap, cracker boxes and gift bags

beavers mitigate flooding risks

Beavers can play an important role in flood prevention and as such deserve our support and care, says the Beaver Trust, which is launching a short documentary film to enlighten us as to their many skills

 

Charlie Luxton trained as an architect..but never got round to taking his final part 3 exams

Architectural designer and TV presenter Charlie Luxton is optimistic that self-build is the future for the next generation. And he's all for thinking well and truly outside the box.

Future Traditional's winning design in the Prince's House competition

The capital is buzzing with shows related to homes...and the biggest of them is the Ideal Home Show, which runs until April 1. Deco's been to see it and there is plenty of good stuff for the green at heart

Acoustic treehouse donated in summer 2017 by Quietmark to Kew Gardens

With the focus on plastic pollution, we forget that noise is also polluting our lives to extent that many of us have no idea what the sound of silence sounds like. 

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