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‘I keep finding urine on my car – it’s my neighbour’s fault’
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‘I keep finding urine on my car – it’s my neighbour’s fault’

A man has vented his fury online as his new neighbour's dog is repeatedly urinating all over his car.He was particularly incensed as his vehicle was parked "tucked far away" from the street, indicating that the dog had been allowed to venture onto his property.Taking to Reddit's 'Neighbours From Hell' forum, the man said: "I live on a dead-end street with minimal neighbours. Someone new has moved in and has a very large dog. On numerous occasions, I noticed huge pools of dog urine dripping from my vehicle tyres."No one has dogs that they walk like this. I came to realise this person was walking their dog on our quiet street, unleashed as I saw them one day walking back home as I returned from running errands."Now my house is tucked far away from the street which means the dog comes all ...
Skin expert warns against ‘wasting money’ on popular anti-ageing trend
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Skin expert warns against ‘wasting money’ on popular anti-ageing trend

Beauty enthusiasts are being warned to give a wide berth to an emerging anti-ageing fad, as a specialist argues it's not all it's cracked up to be.From the bizarre snail slime facials to unbelievable salmon DNA injections, social media platforms like TikTok are awash with unconventional methods promising to keep your skin youthful. But an industry insider has now cautioned against one particular treatment that's gaining traction online.Believe it or not, this treatment is the collagen face mask as Darcy Laceby, the co-founder of Absolute Collagen (@absolute collagen), claims it just isn't as good as people think. She said: "At the moment we are seeing collagen masks everywhere, especially following the recent rise in the popularity of multiple-step skincare routines - but do they actual...
Mum’s simple three-step hack for banishing spiders this summer
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Mum’s simple three-step hack for banishing spiders this summer

As we all begin to enjoy the summer heat, some unwanted guests may be sneaking into your home.Spiders... Whether they're lingering in room corners, or crawling over your bed at night, these pesky creatures will be getting ready for their mating season. And what better place to do it than in the comfort of your warm house?But don't be alarmed, an influencer claims to have - not just one - but three secret remedies to spare us all from spiders and various other crawlies too. Anna Louisa, the UK mum and cleaning creator, used Instagram (@anna_louisa_at_home) to share her tricks which are unexpectedly simple. "Anyone else had crowds of ants and spiders in their homes recently? ", she asked her four million followers."The ants especially have been everywhere so I was a woman on a mission to ...
Revolutionary iced coffee tip prevents melting with spoon
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Revolutionary iced coffee tip prevents melting with spoon

Making iced coffee at home just got a whole lot simpler.For those who have attempted to whip up an iced coffee in the comfort of their own kitchen, they're well aware it can be quite the hassle. Typically, after brewing the beans, the challenge is to cool everything down swiftly.Pour it over your ice too soon and you're left with a diluted, tepid disappointment.Yet, there's a nifty trick that streamlines the process without any bother.The key, as revealed by a savvy social media enthusiast, is nothing more than a common spoon. TikTok user Hanna Watkins, who uses the handle @hannwat, posted a video demonstrating this clever technique.She simply placed a metal spoon in her glass with the ice cubes, and upon adding the hot coffee, the spoon miraculously absorbed the excess heat, sparing th...
M&S ‘no-crease’ dress is a hit with shoppers as it ‘flatters figures’
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M&S ‘no-crease’ dress is a hit with shoppers as it ‘flatters figures’

If you're on the hunt for that perfect summer dress, look no further. Marks and Spencer has got you covered with a linen-rich knee-length shift dress that's been getting rave reviews from shoppers.This lightweight, non-clingy number is the ultimate warm weather wardrobe pick.The easy to throw on dress is cut to a regular fit and shaped in a timeless shift silhouette that suits all ages. Priced at £29.50, the dress features a traditional round neckline and fastens at the back with simple buttons.Customers have been quick to sing its praises, noting how easy it is to pack for holidays with minimal creasing. It's already racked up more than 280 top-rated reviews on the Marks and Spencer website.One happy shopper said: "Nice simple dress folds up very thin for packing which is great for hol...
‘My husband wants me to leave my friend’s wedding early – it’s unfair’
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‘My husband wants me to leave my friend’s wedding early – it’s unfair’

A Mumsnet user has sought the opinions of other women after claiming her husband "unfairly" asked her to leave her friend's wedding early.In a post titled: "Wedding, Birthday, who is being unreasonable me or DH [dear husband]?", she penned: "I have a friends wedding coming up in a couple of weeks. It's during the week and is an afternoon and into the evening do."DH is not coming, he is in work anyway but he's not a big wedding fan (and doesn't know friend well anyway). It just so happens that the wedding falls on DHs birthday. He asked me if I'd be gone all day, I said yes I likely won't be back until late on."The woman said her husband was not happy about her being gone all day on his special day – but she thinks he is being unfair.She went on to joke "weddings (hopefully!) only occur ...
Rare 1p coin worth hundreds – see if you own one
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Rare 1p coin worth hundreds – see if you own one

Checked your rare coin collection recently? It turns out a lot of these designs could be worth a fortune without you even realising.Whether it marks the London 2012 Olympics or signifies Kew Gardens, it's always crucial to check your change. Now it's not just new coins which are worth a lot more than you think.In fact, there's a 1p from the 1880s which could fetch you £280 if you decide to sell it. According to TikTok user @coincollectingwizard, the coin is from 1882 and it boasts a unique mark on the front.The coin is a 1p which features a small 'H' mark beneath the date, rather than to its left. This tiny detail is so small that you'd need a microscope to see it.So have you spotted it in your wallets yet?On one side of the coin is a young Queen Victoria, her hairstyle earned the nickn...
Simple hack to transform dry summer skin is ‘counterintuitive’ but promotes a better tan
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Simple hack to transform dry summer skin is ‘counterintuitive’ but promotes a better tan

As summer approaches, the urge to get a nice tan before the holidays starts to arise, leading to a trial and error of many different skincare methods.Luckily, there is a simple trick that can make your skin less dry and more suitable for a longer-lasting bronze - despite seeming “counterintuitive”.Experts at Net-a-Porter have spoken out on the importance of regular exfoliation (ideally two times per week) for achieving noticeable improvements in your skin.According to LA-based aesthetician Shani Darden: "The dead skin cells need to be removed so that treatment and hydrating products can properly penetrate.“Chemical exfoliants are ideal because they’re more effective yet less harsh than scrubs."For people with severely dry and sensitive skin, alternatives such as reusable cotton pads or ...
This ‘quick and delicious’ dough will make homemade pizzas a breeze
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This ‘quick and delicious’ dough will make homemade pizzas a breeze

Pour the flour into a large bowl, and whisk in the yeast and sugar until it’s combined. Make a well in the center, and tip in 200 mL warm water and a large pinch of salt.Using a wooden spoon, mix together until all the flour has been incorporated into a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for five minutes until smooth. Place back into the bowl, and cover with a clean towel. Let rest for 5 minutes to rise.Heat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius. Place your tray or pizza stone in the oven while it heats up. After it’s risen, take it out and divide into two balls. Use a rolling pin to roll out one of the balls onto a floured surface into a large circle, then move to a baking sheet.Scatter on your toppings, and move it to the hot tray in the oven. Bake for 8 to 10 min...