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ago you would have found it useful when bringing a flat-pack wardrobe from Ikea. You'll pay through the nose for it. Maybe what you really need is a car to do the school run and haul the groceries back from the shops once a week with only very occasional longer trips. For others there's a lot of motorway driving, or moving lots of equipment, or transporting half a dozen people at a time. If you are on a budget - and let's

face it, that's most of us - there's no point spending thousands of pounds on features you don't really need. Especially interior space. A family of four may require an urban runabout and school-run taxi. So what they want is four seats, economy and maybe above average safety. It's true that a large 4x4 will smooth out the ride over those cursed sleeping policemen between home and school, but is it worth paying thousands and thousands of pounds extra for that and seven seats? Equally, if you travel thousands of miles up and down the country, it's worth looking for something that provides the levels of comfort you

need and a diesel engine's economy is likely to far outweigh the extra initial purchase cost. Having established the sort of space and features you need, you then need to decide whether you want to buy new or used. If you buy a new car, of course you can choose exactly what you want in terms of model, colour and trim. You'll know the car hasn't been thrashed by a previous owner; it will be in pristine condition and will come with a manufacturer's guarantee of three years or more. But it comes at a price. The most expensive journey you'll ever make is the one out of the showroom. In a few short moments you've lopped four figures off the value of the car when you come to resell. It is true that you're more likely, though, to find special offers, such as zero per cent finance on a new car and some large discounts if you're prepared to do your homework, shop around and be a little bit flexible. Depreciation is at its greatest in the first year of a car's life. So you may want to think about using your budget to look at a second-hand car that's a year or 18 months old instead. You'll still get the balance of the manufacturer's warranty and could even get a bigger or better equipped model within your original budget. Beyond that, if the warranty is an important issue to your peace of mind, it's worth looking at the many used car warranty schemes that exist. You are most likely to have your own ideas about what constitutes style and reliability when it comes

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LEITRIM matters 12


Clues Down 17

4 CRYPTIC PUZZLE Clues Across 1 He will intervene between boards for the sake of publicity (11) 9 One concerned with a violent emotion (3) 10 This edible Plant is cunning I can’t breath after it! (9) 11 Men go for the little fellow (50 13 Manage to get an





Oscar, we hear, and indulge in loose living (3,4) Big noise’s swindle taking a knock in court (6) Rain’s terrible about the end of the day in a Middle Eastern land (6) Eggs expensive, we hear may need a buck! (7) Not our part of the Irish (5)





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Imitate a dog, for example, without a tail (3) The admiral bird? (5) Confine at home on a rota, so it’s said (6) The carriage to use too much? (7) 6 Australian native dress put under a form of boa in the East (9) The mark of one who would handle the picture? (11)

Across: 1 Sandwichman 9 Ire 10 Artichoke 11 Gnome 13 Run wild 14 Racket 17 Syrian 18 Roedeer 19 Their 20 Nutrition 21 Boo 22 Naughtiness Down: 2 Ape 3 Drake 4 Intern 5 Hackney 6 Aborigine 7 Fingerprint 8 Readingroom 12 Orchestra 15 Evening 17 Artist 19 Tenon 21 Bus


Air den for a change and smarten up the study (74) Where the players are, or box under which the Sun god is positioned (9) The time for smoothing things out? (7) Tar it’s specially mixed for a painter (6) Joint denial among decemvirs, for instance (5) Vehicle that’s the reverse of a seagoing vessel (3)


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Subsidiary erection (11) 9 Time (3) Waste metal (5,4) Cacophony (5) Torture (7) Superstitious symbols (6) Against (6) Dig up (7) Kind of cement (5) Type of dyestuff (9) Owns (3) Orator (11)

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Custom (3) A herb (5) Encroachment (6) Bewail (7) Daffodil (9) Animal pen (6,5) Insert at intervals (11) Meadow flower (9) Part of a joint (7) Flail (6) Kind of dance (5) Shade (3)

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Across: 1 Outbuilding 9 Age 10 Scrap iron 11 Babel 13 Agonize 14 Totems 16 Versus 18 Unearth 19 Paste 20 Cochineal 21 Has 22 Speechmaker Down: 2 Use 3 Basil 4 Inroad 5 Deplore 6 Narcissus 7 Rabbit hutch 8 1ntersperse 12 Buttercup 11 Mortise 17 Thresh 19 Polka 21 Hue

20 Food in tin to ruin after being turned upside down (9) 21 Express contempt for an incomplete volume (3) 22 It’s perverse to realign the guns a sin (11)


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Leitrim & Longford matters who were renovating the property. They feared the noise could be due to an animal in distress. However when Hatfield removed the plastic sheeting that had been used to block up the bottom of the chimney, he made a grisly discovery: 20 dead birds in various stages of decomposition fell into the fireplace. They had gone down the chimney and, being unable to get out again, had suffered a slow death from starvation and dehydration.

Death trap chimneys Birds love to make nests in warm nooks, but chimney stacks can turn out to be a death trap.

Open fireplaces can be beautiful, especially on a crisp winter day, but if your fire is not in use or has not been cleaned for some time you could have a nasty surprise waiting for you as chimney stacks can also be a death trap for birds. Often looking for potential

nesting places or somewhere to rest, birds fly into chimneys and are unable to get out again, leaving them to die a slow painful death. As a result, the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) is now calling for homeowners to fit bird guards, or caps, to their chimneys.

The problem was recently illustrated by a terrible discovery made by one of its officers.
RSPCA animal collection officer Daniel Hatfield was called out to a home in Banwell near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset earlier this year after a noise in the chimney alerted a couple

Unfortunately this sad story is not a one-off, as many birds become trapped down chimneys every year, making this an increasingly common call for RSPCA staff. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that many chimneys are not regularly used and swept, according to the animal



Hatfield says: "Birds stuck down chimneys are a common problem, but it's still saddening to see so many, especially when you consider how they must have died. In this case the chimney had been blocked up at the bottom end at some point with plastic sheeting and the end result was this distressing sight."

As the weather starts to heat up homeowners should pay extra care to the maintenance of their chimney, says Hatfield. "Even if you use your fireplace regularly, birds will still make their nests in your chimney during the warmer months. I would urge everyone to fit caps, bird guards, or even just a simple piece of wire mesh to the tops of their chimneys - it's a cheap and effective way of solving the problem altogether, and can be easily fitted by a builder," he says.

However there is something you can do to help prevent this problem that costs next to nothing. By fixing a wire mesh, known as a cap, to the top of your chimney, you could potentially save more birds from such a horrifying death. The RSPCA is urging all h o m e o w n e r s , homebuilders and tenants to fit the simple device to try to eliminate the suffering of these

So do your bit this summer by checking your chimney and if you haven't done so already make sure you get a cap fitted to top of the chimney stack to prevent more birds getting trapped.

















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