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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine!

We are now working on the July/August 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Autumn Fair: Preview Bakeware Tools and Gadgets Weighing and Measuring Colour in the Home Smart and Connected Products Hydration Products Eco-Friendly Products Home and Gift Buyers Festival Harrogate: Review The Housewares Show: Preview …

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BBC One announces Celebrity MasterChef line-up

BBC One’s ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ series is firing up for some hot kitchen action this summer. In this 14th series of the popular cookery show, MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will preside over an eclectic who’s who of show business, drama, design, singing, and sport stars who will compete …

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Goldings of Bedford to close after 152 years

Independent hardware and housewares retailer Goldings of Bedford is set to close after trading on Bedfordshire county town’s high street for 152 years. Announcing the news on Facebook yesterday (Monday July 8), the Goldings team said: ‘It is with deep and sad regret that Goldings of Bedford Ltd has no …

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Harts of Stur celebrates centenary

2019 is Harts of Stur’s centenary year – and the Dorset retailer is marking its special anniversary with a series of events. In mid-June, the company joined forces with local solicitor Porter Dodson for an exclusive early evening shopping event at its Sturminster Newton store, hosted by managing director Philip …

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Harts of Stur managing director Philip Hart set to retire

Harts of Stur welcomed a special guest on Friday (July 5) when Simon Price, owner of cutlery and silverware supplier Arthur Price, paid a surprise visit to the Dorset store to congratulate managing director Philip Hart on his retirement. Presenting Philip with a salver especially engraved for the occasion, Simon …

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Home & Gift reveals speaker line-up

Clarion Events, the organiser of the upcoming Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival, has revealed its ‘most inspiring speaker line-up to date’. The show, which will take place from July 14 to July 17 across the Harrogate Convention Centre and the grounds of the Majestic Hotel in the North Yorkshire spa …

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Crime figures reveal rise in ‘barbecue bandits’ and ‘porch pirates’

‘Barbecue bandits’ are on the rise as thieves take advantage of a growing trend for garden gadgets, according to John Lewis. The Crime Survey for England and Wales, published by the ONS (Office for National Statistics), reveals the number of thefts from outside people’s homes jumped from 483,000 in 2017 …

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Sir David Attenborough makes surprise onstage appearance at Glastonbury to launch new series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’

To celebrate Glastonbury going single-use plastic-free for the first time in its 49-year history, inspired by the continued ‘Blue Planet II’ effect, BBC Studios joined forces with the festival’s organiser to globally launch its new series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ which is set to premiere later this year on BBC …

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Festival gear sales soar at John Lewis

Revellers heading for this week’s Glastonbury Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday (June 27) and runs to Sunday (June 30), have been preparing for all types of weather by snapping up reusable water bottles and lashings of sun cream –along with wellington boots and high-end camping gear, according to the …

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From cake decorating to pottery, Crafty Kirstie is back on TV with new series starring celebrities

Britain’s ‘Queen of Craft’ Kirstie Allsopp returns to the small screen next month with a new 15-part daytime series. ‘Kirstie’s Celebrity Craft Masters’ starts on Monday July 1 at 5pm on Channel 4. In the show, Kirsty is on a mission to share her love of all things handmade with …

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