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  • It is worth giving some proper thought to how to insulate a floor. Depending on the age of your property, floors often allow heat to escape. Now’s the time to consider ways to insulate your home on a budget. If you’re planning to keep costs down and insulate the floor yourself, you firstly need to work out what type of floor structure you have. This will determine the best materials and technique to use to complete the job.

    Thankfully installing the best floor insulation can help put a stop this, making your home warmer and more eco-friendly. According to the Energy Saving Trust, insulating under the floorboards of a ground-floor detached house could help save approximately £85 on energy bills.

    What type of floor do you have?

    Older homes are more likely to have suspended

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    Taiwan-based tech giant HTC Vive approaches this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event as an important milestone. The global leader in virtual reality will be presenting two of its recent original creations that will lay the groundwork for the future gameplay of VR products in the highly anticipated Web 3.0 era.

    The two featured productions, “The Sick Rose” and “Beatday — The Beginning — Mini VR Concert,” pictured above, are representative of HTC Vive Originals’ future direction, said its president Liu Szu-ming.

    “Riding on the state-of-art VR technology, Vive Originals will continue to create entertainment experiences that have high cultural values for the metaverse. These content outputs include film, music, animation, interactive art and performing arts,” Liu told Variety.

    “With the development of VR technology at the core of our development, our future creative output will incorporate elements such as interactivity, 3-D aesthetics, blockchain, encrypted information channels and AI

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    The first celebration was premature.

    The second was oh so sweet.

    Leading throughout most of the contest, King’s Fork’s girls basketball team held on to win the Class 4 state championship Thursday 71-67 over Millbrook at the Siegel Center in Richmond. The Bulldogs are the first girls basketball team in Suffolk to bring home a state title.

    “I think all of the games that we have played has prepared us for moments like this,” said King’s Fork coach Maurice Fofana. “We had some tight moments in the region. We played a tight one the other night. We were prepared for all of this.”

    Cyriah Griffin, who scored 12 points and had 13 assists while playing all 32 minutes, clinched the title for the Bulldogs with her basket with 14 seconds remaining.

    King’s Fork (23-3) was eager to celebrate the state title, and after a scramble around the Millbrook basket, initially

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    Garden hedges are a popular way to mark the borders of properties or create different zones in the plot. Hedges should be pruned regularly to encourage new growth and maintain good appearance. When and how to prune garden hedges? When we talk about garden hedge maintenance, it is good to know that pruning is focused on the health of the plants forming it, while trimming is done for aesthetic purposes. Usually, trimming is carried out once or twice a year depending on the shape of the hedge – formal or informal.

    When and How to Prune Garden Hedges


    Hedges are the perfect way to protect your privacy and enjoy your outdoor space. Such a living fence adds to the visual appeal of the garden, it can block out unsightly views and help you create a feeling of seclusion and intimacy. Many deciduous and evergreen shrubs that become dense and compact when sheared can be used as

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    “Winning a world title is hard, but keeping one is harder, so you need to make sure you rise to the challenge.”

    THE words of the late Brendan Ingle remain in the thoughts of Leigh Wood. The venerable Dubliner guided the fortunes of many champions and contenders: from Herol Graham to Johnny Nelson, ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed to Junior Whitter and then Kell Brook to name a few.

    Wood was another product of that famous Wincobank Gym, learning the trade under Ingle who was always much more than just a trainer to his fighters, acting as a counsellor, a father figure and boxing coach all rolled into one.

    After the passing of Ingle in 2018, aged 77, things were never the same as Wood reflected on his “lowest point” when he felt like quitting the sport, living on £50 per week from a sponsor, but the Nottingham man would go onto

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