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Phone scam alert

Beware of this scam. Here’s what can happen and it can happen to anyone. You receive a phone call from someone who claims to be from TalkTalk. He has enough information about your account to convince you that he is a genuine employee of the company. He proceeds to tell you that your computer system
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Royal Botanical Gardens

Occupying 326 acres and located in Richmond upon Thames south-west London, a short tube journey from central London. The Royal Botanical Gardens are one of the most famous gardens in the world. Here you will find examples of millions of exotic plants from almost every continent. Walk through the heated tropical forest in the Victorian
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The Tower of London

You can’t visit the Tower of London without knowing something of the history. The defeated English were instructed to build the initial construction in the 1070s by William the Conqueror after the 1066 Norman invasion. Also known as London Tower, it stands over 27m the highest points and made from Caen stone quarried in north
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Glass igloos

Imagine lying in bed at night and being able to look up at the stars with the amazing bonus of a full view of the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora. This is exactly what you could be doing if you take a trip to the kakslauttanen igloo village in Finland. For the adventurous,
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Stonehenge the monument

Location: Near Amesbury, Wiltshire, Southern England Post code SP4 7DE Having punctuated the journey from the west country to London and the south east at Stonehenge, I’ve become accustomed to the sight of the stones. It’s a route I take occasionally and the monument, for me, is an ideal ‘half-way’ land-mark. These rocks of ages
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white willow bark benefits

Think about this the next time you get a headache and you haven’t got any aspirins in the house. If you have a willow tree in the back garden it could be the answer to the problem. The bark from willow has been used for thousands of years as a pain-killer lowering the tension caused
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Benefits of cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper must be the hottest spice around. It’s so hot you get the feeling that you could weld metal with it. There is a ‘heat’ scale for measuring from the lowest to highest called the Scoville scale. At the warm end there is the Chilli pepper ‘Poblano Ancho’ at the hottest (or ‘atomic’) end
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milk-thistle-uses

Milk thistle or milky thistle (Silybum Marianum) appears to be the hero for the maintenance and repair of a major organ, the liver. In the pharmaceutical world there is nothing to match it as an equal. There is a poisonous mushroom called the Amanita. Eating it will severely damage the liver and the only treatment
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Lemon balm uses

Lemon balm uses range from promoting relaxation and improving sleep to raising alertness. If ever you have picked a leaf from the plant, you can’t avoid noticing a distinctive ‘lemon’ smell. Lemon balm has been appreciated for centuries as an effective addition to any aromatherapy program and there have been studies to show clear benefits
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ginseng

Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) originated in Asia and has medicinal uses that go back 5,000 years. It may well be the highest regarded of all the herbal medicines from the Orient with the claims of effective treating of a range of conditions. The name Panax comes from the Greek word ‘panacea or all-healing’. In recent times
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