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Welcome to the latest edition of HULLMAG. We have another feature packed magazine for your this month. We have now expanded the circulation in to the West Hull Villages so we are delivering just short of 20.000 magazines in these areas, Thankfully with our own distribution team and help from Rob Brown of Browns Distribution it is not as daunting as one might initially envisage it to be.

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Paint your house bigger

So, I think I should firstly welcome all our new readers to HullMag and hope that you find the magazine both useful and entertaining, It is our longer term goal to eventually deliver the magazine free to every home and business in Hull and the surrounding areas. Well we have not really experienced any bad winter weather yet and we are running our Spring Wedding Feature!! I do hope that we are not tempting fate and the onset of snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures with it.

12 Help To Buy 16 Local News 17 Technology 18 Health Feature 20 Competitions 21 Jessica Scrumptious

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House & Home

How to make your house look and feel bigger Does your home feel too small? As the population increases so does the cost of property, we all live in smaller spaces than we used to. Don’t despair if the answer to the above question is yes. Oscar Dane has some good, practical tips to make the very most of your space. Space-enhancing wall colours


Choosing the right colours for your home isn’t just about your personal taste; they’re also used as a technical device to help change the perceptions of space and light. Dark, light-absorbing colours should be avoided in large areas if you’re trying to make spaces look and feel bigger. There are also colours that look closer to the eye than they really are – these are referred to as Advancing colours - red, yellow, orange and the hues that have these colours in.

That’s not to say you can’t use dark colours anywhere if you’re trying to make a space feel bigger. One room can be made to feel larger than it really is by using a darker colour in the room before it; a hallway into a sitting room for example. The contrast in light levels between the two will deceive the eye and make the larger room feel more open and bright than it actually is. Also, a dark colour in an otherwise light room can be very effective if you want to play with the perception of the space. If you have a rectangular room then making the end wall darker will bring the wall forward effectively squaring the room up. 

Pale colours make rooms look and feel bigger, and in the same way that you can use dark colours to alter the perception of a space, so you can use pale colours. Putting a paler shade on a long wall will widen a narrow room.

Using a colour on the ceiling that is paler than the walls will make it feel higher than it really is. And for skirting boards and architraves, paint them a lighter shade than the walls to create the illusion of space.



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Flooring plays a big part in how rooms appear, so avoid dark carpeting – it’ll highlight the boundaries of the room. Busy patterns are also a no-no. If your preferred flooring has a line through it (in the carpet design, or even the joints in wood or laminate flooring), you can make a long room feel shorter and wider by laying the lines across the space. 

There are some exceptions: a very dark floor will work to making a space look bigger providing it has a high gloss finish that will bounce light around and maximise any daylight coming into the room. And if you are painting a floor then choose a colour close to the wall colour as the boundaries become blurred. Using striped runner carpets are a great way to lead the eye from a narrow hallway into a bigger area, either along a hallway or up your stairs.




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Light really is the deciding factor when making rooms look and feel bigger – the more you have of it, the better the end result will be. Although there are a myriad of choices within each style, window treatments boil down to two categories: curtains and blinds.

Curtains can help prevent draughts but they won’t make spaces feel bigger. If you are determined to have them make sure they open wider than the window to allow light in, extending your pole or track to allow for this. Blinds are simpler, contained to the window size and you can easily regulate the light levels.

Whichever you use, clever use of fabric designs will help alter the perception of the window space – vertical stripes will make a low window seem taller, horizontal stripes will make it seem wider. 



Planning your furniture


Sofas and chairs with open arms and exposed legs will keep the appearance of an open and free space as it allows light to filter under the furniture, making the room appear airier. Don’t block walking walkways with furniture and accessories – it’ll mask a view into a room and it’ll look cramped. 

Make sure your furniture has two functions: a chest that can be used as a coffee table, beds with drawers for storage or folding tables for example.

Floor to ceiling built-in shelving goes a long way to making a room feel bigger as it frees up floor space where free standing shelves might have been and draws the eye up – the trick here is to keep them as slim as you can. Using some pieces of furniture (like shelving units) the same colour as the walls will help blend them in and widen out a room.



Other visual tricks


Allow your furniture to breath! If you can, pull sofas and chairs at least 6 inches away from walls – you’ll be amazed with the difference it makes to a room.

Mirrors, or any highly reflective surfaces, are very useful in bouncing light around - a wellplaced mirror will help get light into the darkest corners and brighten up the dullest room. If you can create a reflection of the garden or view then so much the better.

Consider your lighting. Use two table lamps in opposite corners of your room – it offers more interest and makes rooms look and feel bigger. Placing light sources out of view around corners (so the light spills into areas you can see) tricks the brain into thinking there is more space there than there is.

Try and maximise the views in rooms to take the eye further – an interesting picture on the back wall of an adjoining room will make a small space seem much larger. A diagonal line across a small room will always be the furthest view, so add points of interest to draw the eye.

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What are young people sacrificing to get onto the property ladder? Just over a third of non-homeowners aged 18-34 are hoping to buy a property in the immediate future and are making changes to their lifestyle accordingly, says a new report.

compared to 34 per cent in 2012). However, the number who have no intention of buying has doubled over the same period, from five per cent to 10 per cent.

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How ‘Help to Buy’ Could Help Hull to Move Up The Property Ladder

By Liz Green, Sales Director at Shepherd Homes What is Help to Buy?

What it means for Hull?

Help to Buy is a government-backed scheme that makes it possible for homebuyers to purchase any property under £600,000, via two different routes.

The scheme is great news, not only for homebuyers but also for the local economy as a whole. House buying has become affordable again and is giving the property market a much-needed boost.

The first route, known as ‘Help to Buy Equity Loan’ was originally launched in April 2012 and aims to help homebuyers (both first time and existing) to purchase a new-build property from approved, participating house builders. The government lends the buyer up to 20% of the value of the new house via an equity loan, which is interest free for the first five years and can be repaid at any time or upon the sale of the home. This means that a buyer only needs to secure a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage to purchase a home. The second route, known as ‘Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee’ was launched last year and brings back the 5% deposit on all pre-owned and new build properties. The government have guaranteed repayment of the mortgage to the lender so that they can securely offer 95% mortgages without the associated risks if payments are not maintained.

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In addition to this, the support offered by house developers and significant price reductions on offer are also expected to help. Shepherd Homes, for example, has reduced its house prices at Newland court, by up to £50,000, offering buyers huge savings in 2014. The exclusive development, which is located just off Cottingham Road, has a variety of great reductions, including £50,000 off an executive 5 bed Epsom home and £30,000 off a luxury 4 bed Beningbrough. With so many excellent price reductions available at Newland Court, homebuyers that are interested in investing in a luxury new home in Hull’s city centre are spoilt for choice. For more information on Help to buy, Newland Court and Shepherd Homes, please see: www.shepherd-homes.co.uk or call 01482 772874.

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Local News Wine tasting evening for Dove House Hospice

An evening of wine tasting has been planned to raise money for Dove House Hospice. The “What’s Your Style?” event will be held at The Cellar Door award-winning wine shop in Melton, which is House of Townend’s head office, on Thursday, February 27th at 7pm. It will enable those who attend to try wines from around the world and learn more about them.Various stations will be set up to try the wines and there will be a guide on how to taste them, as well as a small buffet of cheese, olives and bread. Tickets for the event cost £10 and all of the money will be donated to Dove House Hospice, which provides specialist palliative care to adults with life-limiting illnesses. Katy Wood, fundraising coordinator at Dove House Hospice, said: “We have an excellent relationship with the staff at The Cellar Door and manager Stuart Shenton, who has very kindly agreed to organise this special event for us. We are incredibly grateful for their support. “This event is something a little bit different and potentially a nice treat for those who spent January hitting the treadmill. I look forward to seeing as many people as possible at what will certainly be a wonderful event for Dove House Hospice.” Ten per cent of sales on the night will be donated to Dove House Hospice and a raffle will also be held. To book tickets, please call 01482 638899, or e-mail stuart. shenton@houseoftownend.co.uk.

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Could Google be your next best friend? Everyone knows about ‘Googling’ to find information on the Internet - after all Google IS the new Yellow Pages! But Google has more to offer than a great search experience - Much more! Opening a free Gmail account is the first step into an Aladdin’s Cave of free applications, software and time saving tools that will save time and increase productivity. The set up process is simple and can be located here https://accounts.google.com/ Once we have an account opened, we can look at a couple of simple tips.

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Apart from Christmas time and viewing television programmes on nature showing squirrels eating nuts, nuts as a food do not feature in our lives very often. More is the pity for medical studies have shown that by eating nuts we can protect ourselves against all kinds of illness and diseases. Various studies suggests that people who eat a handful of nuts every day live longer than those who do not eat them at all. Studies have come to this conclusion after analysing data on nearly 120,000 people collected over 30 years. They also showed that the reduction in risk of death by eating nuts once a week was linked to an 11% reduction, two to four times a week to a 13% reduction, five to six times a week to a 15% reduction, and seven or more times a week, to a 20% reduction. Results of studies over the years have also found that people who eat nuts regularly tended to be slimmer than those who do not eat nuts putting to bed the idea that eating nuts leads to weight gain. Neither is eating nuts related to causes of death as studies show a reduction of 29% in deaths from heart disease and a significant reduction of 11% in the risk of dying from cancer. Previous studies have also shown links between eating nuts and lower risk for many diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, colon cancer and diverticulitis. Eating lots of nuts has also been associated with lower cholesterol, reductions in inflammation, oxidative stress, body fat and insulin resistance. Studies have also found that the reduced risk of death was similar for both nuts that grow on trees, such as cashews and Brazils, and peanuts, which

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21 Hi, I’m Jessica Scrumptious – a local lass with a passion for sugar, spice and all things nice! I love sweet treats! Actually I love food in general and that’s why I spend all of my time – outside of work that is – baking and creating and cooking and dreaming of cakes, cupcakes and moreish morsels! I never thought that my little passion would turn into a real life job I could do as a career! And so Scrumptious by Jessica was born! Its been a slow and steady climb up and I am dreaming big and baking bigger so hopefully sometime soon I can become a full-time kitchenista! Much love and cakey kisses and enjoy the cupcakes. JS xxx

Ingredients:

For the Sponge: 150g Margarine 150g Caster Sugar 3 Medium eggs – lightly beaten 225g Self raising flour 150g Bar of white chocolate – grated

For the Frosting: 200g Butter 400g sieved icing sugar 100g Cocoa powder 1 packet Love Heart sweets

Method:

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4. SERVES: 12 Have ready 12 paper bun cases, pink or red. Cream margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and white chocolate. Fold in the flour to the creamed mixture so it is all combined. Spoon the mixture in to the bun cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. When cooked, remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Combine butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until smooth and silky. Add the cocoa powder and mix well. Place frosting into a piping bag and pipe a generous amount on to the top of the cakes, then top with love heart sweets and serve.

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The best questions to ask venues Some venues have more hidden charges than Ryanair one of my friends had to pay extra to hire a cake knife. So before booking, pose as many questions as possible and get important answers in writing. Here are some of the key questions to ask before signing - hopefully they’ll help you find a suitable but cheap wedding venue: • How much is corkage? • Does the price include VAT? • Are there any extra staff costs? • Is there a minimum headcount or charge per person? • Is the cloakroom free? • Are there extra costs for lighting? • Is there a marquee hire charge? • Is service included? • Any charge for tables, crockery, glasses, linen or chairs? • Will we get exclusive use or are there other weddings • there on the same day? • Do they give reduced room rates for your guests?

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I have supported Hull City nearly 40 years but frankly I’m far more worried about Assem Allam pulling out and someone having to find £100million to preserve our club than a name change which may or may not happen can be reversed after a season or changed if a buyer can be found. Being cynical it’s a very blunt instrument to attract investment or a takeover from the east as something never really reported from the fans meeting with the club’s owner was the revelation that not all his family may be as keen as him to have their inheritance invested within a football club. Older City fans remember Harold Needler who built the club and Boothferry Park and son Christopher who would rather be in the south of France than at his father’s stadium. We may be a long way from this scenario but you cannot see the Allam funding to continue forever. One day we must be self sufficient and little by little they recoup their investments. With no likelihood of commercial development on the stadium site there are few options besides replacing ‘Cash Converters’ as club sponsor next year. We have a loan from the parent company Allamhouse and who knows if we could pay this back if it gets called in though I suppose that wouldn’t happen immediately as he’s responsible for both and the only assets we possess are the players. We may get a buyer as an established Premier League club but at the moment I just want everyone to just concentrate of remaining in the division.

I don’t want a name changed but if it happened there will still be a club in Hull . Who knows what could happen if Assem Allam is thwarted. We saw the David Lloyd tantrum a few years ago yet he only required a £2million payoff. It’s a different ball game now we have nearly been wound up so many times over past 35 years and Assem Allam is the one local businessman has put serious cash into the club over this time. Only at Hull City !! However back to the season itself

“This season has been brilliant in so many ways”. We went up will little credit from the media or football world and we regarded as relegation certainties. However the so called experts never saw the real Hull City . Following the loss of both Fryatt and Aluko the team appearing on Sky tv from March onwards was one lacking a cohesive forward line and they battled out 1-0 victories through break away opportunities. City fans knew the real team and the side which came together in the autumn of 2012 would have taken the title if it actually had a goalscorer. Sides were comprehensively outplayed home and away and the bulk of last season’s stars such as Brady, Meyler, Aluko, Elmohamady & Chester remain with the addition of several key players to add to the mix. Cardiff City threw millions at so called stars with their transfer budget. Steve Bruce brought in quality at bargain prices. We signed McGregor one of the best goalkeepers in the division for less than £2 million, Davies one of the best English Central defenders

for a similar fee and Sagbo a raw centre forward with potential for £1.5 million. As if this wasn’t good enough two players were brought from Spurs 72 hours from our first fixture. Tom Huddlestone is one of the best players in our history and has an outside chance of playing in the World Cup whilst loanee Jake Livermore has been key to our midfield. I just pray Spurs do not recall him by the end of the month. We began the season as underdogs but despite some expected defeats at Chelsea and Manchester City we were holding our own. We could match the big name opposition within the midfield battles, our defence was strong and we continued our passing football, though up an additional gear through the mighty Huddlestone. As ever we were weak up front, Aluko looked to be fit at last and getting noticed at Premier League level but this lasted a month until he was clattered by Barry at Goodison Park and injured ever since.

At the time of writing we sit in 11th position and how many people expected this? We are relatively strong at home but struggling away from home though it could be argued that we have played teams from our ‘minileague’ at home and visited some of the bigger clubs. It all changes over the next few weeks however with six of the eight remaining home games against higher teams and the more winnable fixtures being away. We are more or less six points clear of the relegation places but its getting closer by the week with sides like Sunderland on the rise. We require 17 points to be safe so its time to get some away points. To achieve survival we have speculated another £10- 14million on Jelavic and Long who are established Premier League forwards and over the coming weeks we should hopefully see the return of Aluko and Brady to provide much needed pace and width to the team This team should achieve a mid table position but the next six weeks will be key to our survival with trips to Palace, Sunderland, Cardiff and West Ham. Victories are required, defeats unthinkable. We now have the quality just show it away from home.

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We are now without doubt watching the best team in Hull City ’s history. We may have climbed to the top of the Premier League during the autumn of 2008 following legendary victories over teams such as Arsenal but I believe most fans would feel that we currently have the best team to wear the black and amber in out 109 year history. However only at Hull City can we have the best football in our entire history and yet once again people’s attention is drawn to off field issues. The Hull City Tigers / Hull Tigers issue has rolled on since the summer and frankly I am sick of this subject. On one side it’s the club’s history or lack of it if brutally honest and on the other someone pumping in or rather loaning millions to bring Premier League football and the quality players we possess.

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FIONA’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT By Fiona Dwyer, broadcast journalist, PR & media consultant, slave to 2 children and a husband. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS - WORTH IT OR NOT?

Most of us make them, but do any of us keep them? Whether it’s exercising more, losing weight, making time for yourself and your family, stopping those nasty habits (smoking or drinking too much alcohol), being more organised or deciding to help others by volunteering – they all seem achievable, but do we really believe we’re actually going to succeed? The key, as in most things, is to have a plan. Set your goal and decide how you’re going to make it happen – and if you hit a hurdle, know how you’re going to get over it and continue on your journey. If we all did just one thing to improve our life and the lives of those around us, it would do us all the world of good and motivate us to do more. So congratulations if you’re abiding by your New Year’s resolution! But if you’ve already given up, try again – and take it step-by-step. Mine was trying to go to bed before midnight! I’ve failed dismally so far – but I’m not admitting defeat just yet! WHEN YOUR CHILD CAN’T GET TO SLEEP

I’m sure we’ve all experienced this and trying to fathom out what you can do to help is frustrating to say the least. We’re going through this at the moment with one of ours. We’ve tried everything. We always read bedtime stories, so that’s a given. We’ve tried a soothing bath, warm milk, no screen time for at least an hour before bedtime – the list goes on and on. It’s not that they’re trying to be naughty by not sleeping or trying to angle to sleep with Mummy and Daddy. Sometimes they simply don’t seem to be able to switch off. I’m hoping it’s just a phase! Any suggestions are more than welcome! WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE WEATHER?

This seems to be one of my favourite topics of conversation at the moment – sad but true! And I know I‘m not alone because we’re all wondering the same thing! I thought we’d been told we were going to have one of the worst winters in living memory – but at the time of writing we seem to be having an extremely mild winter (I think I’ve only had to scrape my windscreen three times so far), interspersed with some bitter cold wind and occasional downpours. On a purely practical level, it also makes it extremely difficult to know what to wear every morning because the temperature changes dramatically from one hour to the next. And no snow, despite various claims in the press. I don’t know about you, and I’m not one to bet, but I’d like to know the odds for a white Easter!

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