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  • 29th June 2008

    Gardening: Spring and summer herb gardening 1

    Mint is a summer favourite. It is versatile enough to be crushed and used in fresh mojito cocktails, iced tea or even pesto.Mint is a summer favourite. It is versatile enough to be crushed and used in fresh mojito cocktails, iced tea or even pesto.

    11:34 AM — The whole process of growing and nurturing herbs, hand picking the aromatic leaves, adding them to home cooking and enjoying their flavour at the dinner table is a satisfying activity.

  • Gardening: Use your garden to boost your home’s value

    A simple de-cluttered garden could add thousands to your house price.

    11:14 AM — When most of us want to sell our home we focus on what we can do inside it, but the difference you make on the outside can prove extremely profitable. A well-kept garden can be a growing investment for your property, boosting its value by up to 10 per cent, according to garden maintenance firm Nicenstripy.

  • Gardening: tips for July 1

    11:07 AM — Let's hope the rain stays away and we have a sunny July. Even if you have lots of gardening jobs to get through, this is the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of all your hard work over the past year. However, try not to overdo it when the weather is hot; save any gardening tasks for the early morning or early evening.

  • Gardening: Custom build your own BBQ 1

    11:03 AM — If you want to make the barbecue a more permanent feature in your garden, the ideal solution is to build your own. A well-built barbecue will provide you with hundreds of chargrilled meals, with the obvious advantage of not having to store it every winter.

  • 28th June 2008

    Feature: Stay true to your home’s style

    Respect for age – try to retain a style that reflects your home’s period.

    11:41 AM — Whether your home was built in Victorian times or in the middle to latter half of the 20th century, it was born with certain architectural details specific to the times. Over the years or even centuries, homeowners like to leave their mark by adding new features, but too many take away the old to make room for the new.

  • Serve up new dining looks

    The Hawthorn range from Furniture Village: brings contemporary elegance to any dining space.

    11:33 AM — When people think about giving their home interior a makeover, it's often about a new colour scheme and replacing the three-piece suite with something a bit more up to date. But if you are a dinner party sort of person who likes to make an impression on guests, it makes sense to look at the dining room particularly.

  • Cooking up function and style

    Kitchen function isn't just about cooking – it's also about a warm heart to the home.

    11:28 AM — The average homeowners could easily spend over £10,000 for a stylish kitchen makeover, but style should never outweigh function, otherwise, the workhorse of their home will be all shiny appliances and no muscle power. Appearances, after all, aren’t everything.

  • Feature: Make a success of DIY design

    Stylish interiors come through using the right amount of furniture for the space.

    11:10 AM — Home makeover programmes have inspired millions of people to become a little more creative with their interiors. You can now choose from endless paint shades, rolls of designer wallpapers, floor coverings, furniture styles and accessories. It is piecing them all together that is the hard bit.

  • Feature: Recycling can’t keep up

    Recycling rates are rising, but so is the sheer volume of waste

    11:07 AM — The good news is that recycling rates have risen and the UK is on schedule to meet EU targets. However, the issue of waste is an escalating problem whose solution lies in changing the nation's buying habits and our attitudes to consumption, according to the authors of a new report.

  • House sicknesses

    Is your home sick?

    11:01 AM — Your property is your biggest asset, so you should make the most of it. That's what House Doctor and many other home decorating shows will tell you. Garish colour schemes, flower-power curtains and messy clutter are just some of the ways to devalue your property.

  • 23rd June 2008

    Net addicts skip meals and sex in favour of porn and games

    Akin to other 'addicts,' sufferers experience withdrawal symptoms

    1:12 PM — The internet, one of wonders of the modern age, is in fact a place of sordid and unhealthy addiction, according to a leading psychiatrist.

  • 21st June 2008

    COMMENT: “Gay brain” study makes sweeping generalisations 15

    s the study saying that the brain shape dictates sexual attraction?

    3:00 AM — Many of you have probably read about the recent study that says the brain makeup of gay males is similar to that of straight women, and that holds true for gay women and straight men.

  • 18th June 2008

    London’s gay rugby club in world tournament final 1

    The Steelers, who are sponsored by the Metropolitan Police and Manhunt.com, had both the first and second teams reach the finals for the Bingham Cup and the Bingham Bowl respectively

    3:54 PM — London’s only gay rugby club, the world famous Kings Cross Steelers has won places in the finals of The Bingham Cup in Dublin, Ireland.

  • New series exposes the level of drug use in London clubs

    Current TV covers topics that have been flagged as interesting by viewers, it has featured a number of stories from the PinkNews.co.uk website

    11:17 AM — A New TV series called 'Wasted', which is due to air on Current TV next week, will expose the ways in which drugs and alcohol are used and abused by young people today.

  • 17th June 2008

    Survey reveals that 41% of HIV infected men are unaware of status

    Curiously, undiagnosed men were more likely to report their most recent HIV test was in the 12 months prior to the survey than HIV-negative men, but were less likely to report never having tested

    1:05 PM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex then men who are unaware of their status.

  • Gay wedding fever in California after ban on gay marriage lifted 6

    John Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffne celebrate the Supreme Court's decision (Flickr:bobster1985)

    12:50 AM — Gay couples from across America are now taking part in wedding ceremonies in California after the Californian Supreme Court approved gay marriage.

  • Gay and lesbian rights veterans among first to marry in California

    Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin

    12:27 AM — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, co-founders of the lesbian social club and advocacy group Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, will finally realize a lifelong dream on Monday when they become one of the first gay couples to wed legally in California.

  • 16th June 2008

    Homosexuals found to have ‘different brain structure’ in new study 8

    These studies imply that the brains of the gay men have functional similarities to those of a straight women, and that homosexuality is not of a moral choice, but one of biological substrate

    12:38 PM — Scientists have recently found that the brains of homosexuals have structural and functional differences from those of their straight counterparts.

  • Amy Winehouse in hot water after shocking video found

    Winehouse attended rehab but left before her stay was scheduled to end earlier this year

    11:59 AM — Video taped footage of troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse in a crack den singing racist chants and performing sexual acts with her husband has allegedly been obtained by tabloid News of the World, FOX News is reporting.

  • Terrence Higgins Trust urge Pride revellers to ‘Get it on’

    THT staff and volunteers will be distributing the ‘Get it On’ condom packs on the streets of central London whilst Pride is on

    11:30 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be distributing 50,000 condom packs to revellers at this year's London Pride event, due to be held on Saturday 5th July.

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