World By Flora Drury BBC News 17 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-46875137 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo yet, it won't be long before you do.Thanks to her new Netflix programme, the … [Read more...] about Does tidiness really equal a clean mind?
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It's 9pm on a Monday and and I’m scrubbing the bathroom floor of my south London flat. Normally I’d be relaxing in front of the TV with my husband Sam, 32, but this week I’m following the lead of Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch, who shares evangelical Insta Stories about cleaning – or “Hinching” as she’s dubbed it. Since starting her account in March 2018, hairdresser Sophie Hinchliffe, 28 – AKA @Mrshinchhome – has gained 1.4 million followers hooked on snaps of the pristine Essex home she shares with her husband Jamie, plus her domestic goddess tips. I first came across Mrs Hinch when she appeared on This Morning last year, and was sceptical of her “cleaning is fun” ethos, as I find it so boring. At home, Sam and I share the chores – I do most of the cleaning and cooking and he does the washing-up and sorts the bins – but we could never call ourselves clean freaks. And surely this fervent celebration of … [Read more...] about Instagram cleaning star Mrs Hinch has millions of fans — but can we scrub up to her domestic challenge?
Ireland's towns and city centres are clean - but litter is on the increase in disadvantaged areas all over the country. The results of the Irish Business Against Litter summer survey shows Fermoy in Cork was the cleanest of the 40 towns and cities surveyed. But Dublin's North Inner City and Galway City came bottom of the rankings.Spokesperson Conor Horgan says more-mixed housing may be the long-term solution to our urban litter problem. "In recent years we've been highlighting a gap between the cleanliness of the centres of our cities - the high footfall areas - and the disadvantaged areas of our cities. And this was certainly the case this time around," said Mr Horgan."So Dublin City Centre, for example, was pristine - cleaner then it had been for years - but areas like Ballymun and Dublin's North Inner City, they had disimproved on last year. That was reflected across the country."- Digital Desk … [Read more...] about Ireland’s towns and city centres are clean but litter is increasing in disadvantaged areas
JULIET MCGHIE Last updated 20:38, July 26 2018 STUFF They let out rare fish because it was natural, intact. Then came a $420m development on the hill. Muddy water has seeped into a once-pristine Auckland stream, potentially threatening an endangered kokopu population.Inadequacies in erosion and sediment controls at the nearby $420 million, 570-home Sunny Heights housing development have been identified as part of the cause. Run-off from the site flowed into north Auckland's Nukumea stream and onto northern Orewa Beach after heavy rainfall on July 14 and 15, causing the blue, clear water to turn a dark shade of brown. Supplied The northern end of Orewa beach after (left) and before (right) the storm on July 14 - 15. Manly resident Sarah Quinlan was so shocked she complained to Auckland Council on July 16.READ MORE:Okura community calls for council action on 'sediment stressed' marine reserve* Community … [Read more...] about Sediment from housing development pollutes Orewa waterways
DIRTY Love Islanders' lazy ways have attracted an infestation of rats and ants into the villa. The hot housemates might be physically perfect, but their hygiene is leaving lots to be desired as they fail to tidy up after themselves and clean the Majorcan pad. A former contestant, who wishes to remain anonymous, told The Sun Online how show bosses are so desperate to keep the place clean that they have now started thanking the housemates who take the time to wash up after themselves every time they do their bit. They said: "There are ants all over the kitchen crawling all over food - trails of them are going towards the bread and fruit. "The nastiest thing is rats. Some people don't care, but others found it really horrible. If they bothered cleaning up after themselves it wouldn't be going on. It's filthy." The villa was spotless when the series began and contestants are even provided with the very best fresh food to cook meals. Click here to play our Love Island games - and win a … [Read more...] about Love Island villa is rat and ant infested after stars fail to clean up, reveals dumped star