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Jon Rahm to serve up Spanish flavor at Masters Club dinner for champions

Masters champion Jon Rahm is bringing plenty of Spanish flavor to the Masters Club dinner for champions next month, even before they find their seat at the table. The cocktail reception will have gernika peppers, grown in a town in the Basque region of Spain when Rahm grew up. There also will be gildas, which he described as an anchovy skewer with peppers and olives. “A lot of things are not people’s favorites, but it’s something that’s very common in the Basque country,” Rahm said Tuesday during a conference call for the Masters. Among the appetizers is lentil stew — “Lentejas Estofadas” is how it is listed on the official menu — which came from his grandmother’s recipe. By the sound of it, Rahm poured as much effort into the menu as he did for the Masters, where last year he outdueled Brooks Koepka on the final day to win by four. He became the fourth Masters champion from Spain, joining Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia. The Masters Club, also know as the Champions Dinner, dates to 1952 when Ben Hogan organized a dinner for past champions. The dinner is only for Masters champions, with the club chairman (Fred Ridley) invited as an honorary member. It’s not unusual for international dinners to bring a flavor from home — Angel Cabrera of Argentina served blood sausage, while Adam Scott served Moreton Bay bugs (lobster) — but Rahm is taking it to another level. “I wanted to put a little bit of my heritage and my family into this dinner, which is going to make it even more special,” Rahm said. “It should be quite special. And they’re going to try a few things that they maybe haven’t seen before that are really quite tasty.” The appetizers include acorn-fed Iberian ham and cured pork loin, known as “Ibericos.” There’s also a Spanish omelet with potatoes and “Croquet de Pollo,” which he described as creamy chicken fritters with potatoes. There’s also “Chistorra con Patata,” a spicy chorizo. And then it’s time for the main course — Chuleton and Rodaballo al Pil-Pil. Chuleton is a Basque ribeye that is seared and served already cut, with a hot plate that allows guests to cook it to the temperature of their choosing. “Most people in northern Spain go about as much as medium rare,” Rahm said. “If you go past that, you’re going to get a weird look just because that’s how we are.” The latter is a Turbot, a white fish popular in his region, served with asparagus. And if there’s room left for dessert, Rahm is serving “Milhojas de Crema y Nata,” a puff pastry cake with custard and cream that Rahm served at his wedding. It isn’t always this complicated. The first time Tiger Woods hosted the Masters Club dinner in 1998, he served cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries and milkshakes. ___ AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press

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Sergeant faulted for actions before Maine mass shooting is running for sheriff

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine sergeant who has been criticized by an investigatory panel for his handling of a report about a man who later carried out a mass shooting is running for sheriff, state records show. Sgt. Aaron Skolfield of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is running as a Republican against his boss, Sheriff Joel Merry, who is a Democrat. Skolfield was criticized in a report last week from a commission that looked into events preceding the deadliest mass shooting in Maine history, in which Robert Card killed 18 people in a bowling alley and a restaurant in Lewiston. Five weeks before the Oct. 25 shooting, Skolfield responded to a call that Card was suffering from a mental health crisis. A commission convened by the governor and attorney general to review the facts of the shooting found that Skolfield should have realized he had probable cause to start the state’s “yellow flag” process, which can be used to remove guns from a potentially dangerous person. Neither Skolfield nor Merry responded to calls seeking comment about the commission’s report last week, and neither responded to calls Tuesday about the election. Both men defended the sheriff’s office’s actions during a January hearing in front of the commission. During the hearing, Skolfield described himself as “just a simple street cop” who responded to Card’s home in September. He said that Card “wouldn’t come out, wouldn’t talk, wouldn’t communicate.” However, the Lewiston commission’s report stated that Skolfield “made only limited attempts to accomplish a ‘face-to-face’ meeting with Mr. Card.” The report also stated that Skolfield “failed to consult the agency’s records concerning a previous complaint about Mr. Card” and “failed to follow up on leads to determine how to contact Mr. Card,” among other criticisms. The filing with the state about Skolfield’s bid for county sheriff contains only limited information. It states that he registered on Feb. 12, a couple of weeks after testifying before the Lewiston commission. It also says he has appointed a treasurer and is using traditional campaign financing. The election is this year. Skolfield’s testimony in January came during one of several public sessions held by the commission. He and other law enforcement officials expressed frustration with implementing the state’s yellow flag law during the sessions. The commission is expected to provide a full report of its findings this summer. Card, an Army reservist, was found dead by suicide after a two-day search following the shootings. He had been well known to law enforcement before the killings, and the extent to which the shootings could have been prevented has been an intense source of scrutiny in the months since. In May, relatives warned police that Card had grown paranoid, and they expressed concern about his access to guns. Card was hospitalized in a psychiatric unit for two weeks in July after shoving a fellow reservist and locking himself in a motel room. In August, the Army barred Card from handling weapons while on duty and declared him nondeployable. In September, a fellow reservist texted an Army supervisor about his growing concerns about Card, saying, “I believe he’s going to snap and do a mass shooting.” Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press

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Super affordable patches from Amazon can make spots disappear in hours

See ya annoying spots! (Picture: Amazon/Linkby/Metro/Getty) There are only a few things in life that are more satisfying than squeezing a juicy spot. Other than winning the discount lottery in the yellow sticker section of a posh supermarket or getting to ride the DLR from the front seat like the child we are. IYKYK. But all that squeezing and picking with spots can wreak havoc with our skin and isn’t always best for healing. That’s why we’re obsessed with pimple patches. They’ve become the viral beauty must-have on TikTok and customers say these patches from Glacia work wonders. For less than a tenner, you get an impressive set of 72 as well. Pimple Patches by GlaciaThe hydrocolloid patches use tea tree oil and calendula oil to help reduce redness, draw out impurities and bring the gunk to the surface. Best of all, you can still enjoy the satisfaction of a pimple pop but without needing to break a sweat to get it.shop £8.99 at amazon The patches are also a dream for sensitive skin as they’re crafted without harsh chemicals, fragrance, alcohol, paraben, and phthalate. They’ll create a protective barrier for your spot from other irritants and these babies work fast. Place on a spot overnight and wake up to better skin. Talk about getting your beauty sleep. Don’t take our word for it. The reviews are glowing. Abi wrote online: ‘I’ve always struggled to find spot patches that remain stuck to my face and that actually work efficiently. But I found that these work amazing and make any spots or blemishes go down and appear less red with the time the patches are on, compared to just leaving the spot alone. Err hello! Would you just look at these before and after pictures? Pimples be gone. (Picture: Amazon/Metro) ‘I think the price is very affordable compared to others. Will definitely be buying again once I’ve run out of this lot of patches.” ‘They work wonders!’ Beth said in her review. ‘They have stopped me picking my spots and you can barely see them when on.’ ‘These patches are amazing!!! Sophie insisted in her feedback. ‘The different sizes are perfect, they stick and stay on which is great especially with my oily complection. They work especially well at pulling the gunk out and reducing redness.’ And Hulmes added: ‘I buy these patches for my teenage daughters who both have break outs we tried everything from cleansers to creams and nothing seemed to work until we found these patches which are a game changer at the first sigh of a spot they just pop one on over night and by morning it’s gone.’ Well, we don’t know about you but that’s us sold. If only we could make every irritating thing in our life disappear so quickly… Follow Metro across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Share your views in the comments below MORE : Amazon shoppers hail £14.09 essence as ‘better than Botox’ after improving skin in just three days MORE : Over 9,568 Amazon shoppers and I both love this Baby powder Yankee Candle that’s on sale for £19.84 MORE : I’m a shopping expert and these are the beauty products I’m buying on Amazon ahead of 2024’s spring sale Sign up to our Shopping newsletterGet the latest trends, offers and trusted reviewsSign upPrivacy PolicyThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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We’ve only made small talk in his shop but I want so much more

Dear Coleen, I’m a guy in my mid-30s and have fallen in love with a local business person, who works hard like myself and has the loveliest smile. I’m a writer, although my pieces are voluntary, and I like to support this man’s business. I know his family and friends well, but not him personally. I pop into his store on a regular basis, we chat, laugh and make small talk about how the day’s going, the weather and so on. I’ve recently spent longer chatting to him and I’ve noticed he’s starting to open up more to me. He’s also said if ever I need anything, he’ll order it for me. Another thing I’ve noticed is that while he seems to be comfortable chatting to me on his own and in front of his boss, if I go in with a family friend he tends to shy away. I also once made the mistake of asking his name and saw a different side to him, not angry or anything, but he seemed as if he was trying not to cry! I like this person a lot, but with my special needs and -disabilities, it’s very difficult to approach this with him. What shall I do? Coleen says: OK, well, firstly, I think it’s a stretch to talk about falling in love. It’s clear that you like him and find him attractive, but I think you need to get to know him more before talking in terms of love. You both seem shy to me and worried about taking the next step or giving too much away about yourselves. But I think you’re doing the right thing by going into the store regularly and chatting. At some point you have to bite the bullet and make the next move, though, or this friendship will stay in the small-talk zone. Why not suggest going for a coffee one day? Next time you’re in the store, before you leave, say something like: “You know, we should grab a coffee one day if you have time”, and see how he reacts. You will be able to open up the conversation and get on to different things. If you ask him and he’s not keen, then you’ll know he doesn’t want more than what you already have. But you’ll know where you stand and, if it’s a relationship you’re looking for, then you’ll feel free to look elsewhere.

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Kate Middleton conspiracy theories nipped in the bud after new Windsor farm shop pictures

Photos from today of the Windsor Farm Shop where the Princess of Wales was spotted show the Christmas decorations are still up – putting to bed another conspiracy theory. Yesterday a video of Kate walking out the shop carrying bags of shopping – smiling with William – was released. Commentors online claimed the video was “fake” and “staged” – with some saying the video was taken months ago, because it featured festive-looking grottos. But photos taken today show the wooden huts with lights on were still there, putting to bed another conspiracy theory about the Princess of Wales’s time away. The Windsor Farm Shop, just four minutes drive away from Kate’s home at Adelaide Cottage, was busy today following the royal visit yesterday. Yet despite the crowds, both staff and customers said the royal visit had no bearing on footfall today. Kate was last seen in public on Christmas Day shortly before she underwent abdominal surgery. The shop is reasonably priced with customers paying what they would in a local butchers. Several customers said they had come for the meat, with five chicken fillets priced at £10.95 and a whole chicken cost around £8, whilst a whole leg of lamb will cost you £40. Asked if the royal visit was responsible for the numbers of people there today, a shopworker replied: “It hasn’t made a difference. It’s always busy, we are one of the few farm shops nearby. “We’ve not had a lot of new people come by since her appearance.” They also sell homemade pies, starting at £3.10 for a cheese and onion pastie and vegetable samosas and onion bhajis for £1.25. You can buy freshly sourced farm eggs for £2.65 for six, more than double M&S free range mixed eggs at £1.30. Their Well Farm Milk costs £2.65 for a two pint container compared with £1.50 at big supermarkets. They had a range of bakery items from a lemon Madeira cake for £3.55 to five chocolate chip cookies for £3.99. One customer, Danielle from Ascot, 37 said: “I’ve just met some family here at the coffee shop. “I’ve got some pies today but quite often, I get their meat. It’s really good.” The Shop opened to the public on November 11 2001 to sell locally sourced goods and produce from the Royal Estates and The Great Park. The Shop was created by converting Victorian potting sheds and constructing two new buildings which became the farm shop and the coffee shop. A new customer from Wokingham was coming to the Shop for the first time with a friend that lives locally. He said: “We’re not here because of Kate. We’re just grabbing a cup of tea at the coffee shop and catching up.” A customer who lives a 15-minute drive away said: “I come here once a week or so. Mostly for the coffee shop, but sometimes I go to the Farm Shop.” One customer, in her 60s, has lived in the area since she was born. She said: “I come here once a week to pick up meat.” Another local customer, Oxana, added: “I come here every week to pick up meat and vegetables.” The store had an upgrade to add a newly built extension and refurbished the interior in 2011. The Royal Estate is 1,000 acres of land and 2,000 acres of grassland mainly used to feed the livestock. They have 200 pedigree Jersey milking cows, a pedigree Sussex beef herd, 140 breeding sows, and 1500 Lohmann Brown hens. Kate is unlikely to return to her public duties until after April 17 when her children go back to Lambrook School, near Ascot, following the Easter holidays. The Royal Family also announced yesterday that King Charles, who is receiving cancer treatment, spent the weekend at his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire. The Princess of Wales’ absence from the public sent rumour mills into overdrive online, with many speculating about her health and whereabouts. The release of the now-infamous doctored Mother’s Day picture showing her with her three children set gossip ablaze, with Kate releasing an apology for the glitches saying she did “occasionally experiment with editing”. A public statement through the Kensington Royal social media accounts, with was signed off as ‘C’ to denote it was written by the princess personally, said: “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day.” Eagle-eyed fans had spotted several irregularities on the family portrait suggesting it had been doctored, including Princess Charlotte’s sleeve and skirt pocket and detailing on Prince Louis’s jumper.

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Lokpal Asks CBI To Probe Cash-For-Query Charge Against Mahua Moitra

Anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal on Tuesday directed the CBI to investigate the cash-for-query allegations against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra and submit findings before it within six months, according to an order. Ms Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha in December last year for “unethical conduct” and has moved the Supreme Court challenging her expulsion. She has been renominated by the party as its candidate from the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal. The Lokpal directive came while deciding a complaint by BJP Lok Sabha member Nishikant Dubey alleging that Moitra had asked questions in the Lower House of Parliament in exchange for cash and gifts from Dubai-based businessman Darshan Hiranandani. “After careful evaluation and consideration of the entire material on record, there remains no doubt regarding the fact that the allegations levelled against the RPS (Respondent Public Servant), most of which are supported by cogent evidence, are extremely serious in nature, especially in view of the position held by her,” reads the Lokpal order. It has referred to Ms Moitra as the RPS in the order. “Therefore, in our considered opinion, a deeper probe is required to establish the truth. This is vital in view of the position and status held by the RPS at the relevant point of time,” said the order of the Lokpal bench comprising Justice Abhilasha Kumari (judicial member) and Members Archana Ramasundaram and Mahender Singh. It said whatever be the position held, a public servant is bound to exercise probity in the discharge of his or her duties. “The responsibility and burden are heavier on the shoulders of a public representative. Corruption is a malaise that is adversely affecting the legislative, administrative, social and economic functioning of this democratic country,” the order said. “It is a duty cast upon us and, indeed, the mandate of the (Lokpal) Act, that all attempts be made to root out corruption and corrupt practises that bring under their fold aspects such as undue advantage, illegal gain or benefit and quid pro quo in the discharge of public duties,” it said. Accordingly, “we direct the CBI…to investigate all aspects of the allegations made in the complaint, and submit a copy of the investigation report within a period of six months from the date of receipt of this order”, the order said. The CBI shall also file periodical reports regarding the status of the investigation, every month, it added. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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No Voting Arrangement So Far For Those Displaced In Manipur: Official

Thousands of Kuki-Zo community people of Manipur, who have taken shelter in Mizoram following the ethnic violence in their home state, may not be able to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls, an official said on Tuesday. No voting arrangement has been made for these Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Manipur till now, an Election Commission official said. According to Mizoram Home Department’s data accessed by PTI, altogether 9,196 adults and children from neighbouring Manipur have taken shelter in different parts of the state. “A discussion is on among officials of the Election Commission to enable the Manipuris, displaced in different parts of the country, to exercise their franchise in the upcoming polls. However, till now, there is no plan to make special arrangements for them,” the official told PTI on condition of anonymity. The two Manipur Lok Sabha seats will go to polls on April 19. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar recently said that the EC has drawn up a scheme to allow displaced people in Manipur to cast their votes from the camps where they are staying. Manipur’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pradeep Kumar Jha had told reporters that the scheme is limited to the state’s territorial jurisdiction. According to a tribal organisation of Manipur’s Churachandpur district, the Kuki-Zo people are also staying in Delhi and other cities across the country, besides Mizoram. In the past, the Election Commission had allowed the IDPs to exercise their franchise from the host states. Mizoram’s Bru people who fled to Tripura due to ethnic tension in 1997 were allowed to vote through postal ballots in Tripura’s relief camps. In 2018, however, exclusive polling stations were set up at a village on the Mizoram-Tripura border following opposition by Mizoram civil society groups that the Bru people should not vote in the relief camps. The Kashmiri IDPs living in Delhi have been allowed to vote from Delhi. Of the 9,196 people of Manipur who are staying in Mizoram, 1,340 are in 26 relief camps, while 7,856 are outside relief camps, the data said. Aizawl district hosts the highest number of displaced Manipuris at 4,446, followed by Kolasib district at 2,674 and Saitual district at 1,275, it said. The Manipuris, who took shelter in Mizoram mostly belong to the minority Kuki-Zo community, who share ethnic ties with the Mizos. They have taken shelter in the northeastern state since May last year due to the ongoing ethnic violence in the neighbouring state. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Johnstone High pupils win young entrepreneur project

Eleven teams took part in the Renfrewshire Regional Final for the Company Programme at The Normandy Hotel in Renfrew. ‘Hive 25’ sell solid scents that are handmade, cruelty-free, vegan and non-toxic in a variety of fragrances. The Young Enterprise Scotland Company Programme provides real-life learning opportunities for S5 and S6 students. Emma Soanes, chief executive at Young Enterprise Scotland, said: “The Johnstone team is an inspiration and I wish them every success in the Scottish finals later this year. “Setting up and running their own successful company is a wonderful experience and will have given them new skills to take forward into their learning and future careers. “So, whatever happens at Hampden Park, they are already winners.” The other teams included Barrhead High School, Clydeview Academy, Eastwood High School, Mearns Castle High School, St Ninians High School, Trinity High School and Woodfarm High School. The Renfrewshire Company Finals were sponsored by Graham, Normandy Hotel, GD Chalmers, Business Gateway East Renfrewshire, KLAS Care C.I.C and Framed Estates. The Young Enterprise Scotland Company Programme Finals will take place from May 28 to 29 at Hampden Park. For more details, go to https://yes.org.uk/news/regional-finals-2024-07-03-2024.

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Kate’s passion for early years praised at Prince’s visit to homelessness project

The Princess of Wales’ passion for promoting the early years development of children was highlighted by her husband during his latest royal engagement. William spoke fondly of Kate’s work as he spent the day in Sheffield catching up with the developments of his ambitious Homewards project, which aims to eradicate homelessness in six UK locations. When the future King joined a Homewards Sheffield Local Coalition meeting, he smiled when a participant mentioned the importance of children’s early years, an issue the princess has raised awareness about for a number of years. “Venturing into my wife’s territory here. She needs to be sat here to hear this,” William said as he grinned and held up his hands. His trip came after footage emerged of Kate out shopping at the weekend at a farm shop, following intense social media speculation about her whereabouts and health. Kate, who is recovering from abdominal surgery, was seen with her husband at the Windsor Farm Shop close to their Adelaide cottage home in the grounds of Windsor Castle. William’s comment about his wife was made after he joined a group taking part in the event at the City’s Millennium Gallery, and listened to their stories of being homeless but now working to help others in the Sheffield area. One man, Chris Lynam, 41, told the royal visitor how he left the Royal Navy with post-traumatic stress disorder and this led him down a path of drug and alcohol addiction and, eventually, prison. William told him: “Chris, can I just say how brave you are to be here and talk about your story?” Speaking after the visit, Mr Lynam, who works with the Sheffield-based Cathedral Archer Project for homelessness, said: “Wow. Not what I expected. He was really nice man and he really listened, which took me back a little. I liked him.” The Homewards Sheffield Local Coalition has been convened over the past nine months by Homewards to create a shared vision for Sheffield and formulate a Local Action Plan towards ending homelessness in the city. The group includes more than 70 organisations and members of the local community with lived experience of homelessness. Earlier William visited a deprived area of Sheffield to meet landlords, the local authority and more residents with experience of homelessness to hear about their input into the project. The prince was also joined by housing activist Kwajo Tweneboa who called for an end to the “stigma” around homelessness and for the problem to be taken seriously by private landlords and local authorities. William asked Ajman Ali, Sheffield City Council’s executive director: “Does something like Homewards allow you the space, if you like, to help in this area? “Because bearing in mind with the council, you run so many things, (in) so many days, when do you ever get to lift your head up and actually get ahead of a lot of the problems that councils, all up and down the country, are always busily dealing with. “I’m hoping that Homewards comes along (and can) lift that pressure off you, bring more people into the mix and allow you to then able to plan and see something further down the line.” Homewards is a five-year project launched by William in 2023 to bring together a range of individuals and organisations to develop bespoke homelessness solutions in Newport, South Wales; Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch in Dorset; the south London Borough of Lambeth; Belfast; Aberdeen and Sheffield. The initiative was given a boost worth £1 million from DIY retailer Homebase, whose chief executive officer Damian McGloughlin said he personally wanted to be involved in the project. At the meeting, he formally pledged up to 1,500 Home Starter Packs, which could include paint, furniture, flooring and furnishings, to help people housed by Homewards to turn a property into a home. Mr Tweneboa, who has campaigned for three years to raise awareness about homelessness and those living in sub-standard housing, said: “We know we’ve got enough homeless kids in England to entirely fill the O2 arena seven times over, yet that is not enough to change things, change perspective, really take on this crisis with a bottom-up approach, which I fundamentally believe is social housing. “Because when people are on the council waiting list, when they find themselves homeless, it’s not because they’re waiting to get into private rented accommodation – they can’t afford that – they need social housing but it’s not there for them.”

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Scots DIY expert reveals tricks for revamping your home on a budget

When it comes to home improvement, we all want to make our spaces look amazing whilst spending the least amount of money. But if you’ve ever been looking around at prices, you know it can be quite costly to get professionals in. Taking on some of the work you can do yourself however is a sure-fire way to keep costs down and ensure you can spend your money where you need it most. Tracy Burns, a Carpentry and Joinery Lecturer at Glasgow Kelvin College, has shared the areas of home improvement that even a novice at DIY can take on. And of course, the mistakes to avoid. Start with basics Burns says you should learn the fundamental skills and understand how to use basic tools – and they’re not as scary as they seem. There are three things you should have in your beginner toolbox is: A hammer A reliable measuring tape A good screwdriver – or even better a cordless drill She says: “Be confident in your own ability, but also understand your limitations – don’t be attempting to rewire the house or reroute gas pipes. Sometimes you have to get the professionals in, but you will be amazed at what you could do yourself with just a little bit of basic skill and guidance from others.” Do your prep work A common mistake people make when embarking on DIY is not thoroughly prepping – and it’s a vital step that shouldn’t be skipped, she warns. For many jobs your prep should take nearly as long as the task itself. She explains; “For example, people often forget to work in a clear space, and don’t take time to measure carefully or mark out any fixings. These are common but costly mistakes, which can create a greater mess and may lead you to repair walls afterward. You can thank me later.” Restoring furniture Restoring or refurbishing furniture can breathe new life into your home – and even become a new hobby, the lecturer says. There are a number of step-by-step TikTok and YouTube tutorials that show you all the techniques and materials you might need. Just be sure to take your time and have a robust plan in place to avoid any mishaps. Practice your skills Burns says: “Take on practical projects to hone your DIY skills. Making garden planters is a great starter project to elevate your garden, and it’s also a relatively easy project that can help you learn basic hand skills. Reclaimed timber is brilliant for this, as it gives it another purpose.” Don’t waste budget on smaller jobs You could save more than 50 percent on your budget because you only have the cost of materials, not the labour cost. “If you’re opting for a full home project, you can take on smaller jobs yourself leaving more cash in the pot to call in professionals for more complicated jobs, such as plumbing, electrics, and large-scale joinery,” Burns said. She added: “Things like fixing mirrors or shelves are very straightforward provided you research the kind of wall and use safe fixings. While you should use a professional decorator or tiler for skilled work, you can reduce costs by preparing or clearing the area for decoration yourself.” Don’t miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond. Sign up to our daily newsletter.

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