GARDENERS' World's Monty Don has confirmed that he's taking a break from show - and has revealed the familiar face who will replace him. The 65-year-old presenter announced that he is taking a break from the long-running series. Monty, who has been the lead host of the BBC gardening show since 2003, is taking some time off in order to focus on a new project. However, viewers will be relieved to know that Britain's much-loved gardener won't be gone for long. Monty wrote: "Having been delayed by a year due to Covid I am off today (and for the next four days) to a studio to read My Garden World as an audio book." He was then asked by a fan if he would be back in time for Gardeners' World. MORE ON BBC ONE TO WATCH What you need to know about who is on The One Show tonight GIVE ME A BREAK! BBC told pundit to LEAVE as snooker star ex said she was a 'distraction' SEW EXCITING Who are the Great … [Read more...] about Gardeners’ World’s Monty Don confirms break from show – and the familiar face who will replace him
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ALMOST one million workers with multiple jobs are missing out on pension contributions from their employers. Bosses have had to automatically enrol staff into pension schemes since October 2012 to get workers saving for their retirement. However, you must earn at least £10,000 per year from a single employer to be automatically enrolled onto the scheme. It means workers with several jobs that each pay less than the threshold don't qualify for auto-enrolment, even if their total earnings are above this. Anyone earning less than £10,000 can still ask to put onto a scheme, but only those who earn more than £6,240 have to get the top-ups. Almost half of workers with more than one job earning under the £10,000 threshold aren't currently enrolled into a workplace pension, according to new analysis by Scottish Widows. What are auto-enrolment pensions? AUTOMATIC enrolment is a government scheme to help more people save for later life through a pension scheme at … [Read more...] about Pension loophole hits 1million workers with more than one job – how to fix it and get £1,000s extra
ALL That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star sees eight talented jewellers bring their A-game with the hope of a glittering career as Katherine Ryan hosts the search for Britain's next jewellery star. The Canadian comic hosts the show, while the contestants have to impress two judges who know a thing or two about top class jewellery - Solange Azagury-Partridge and Shaun Leane. Who is All That Glitters judge Shaun Leane? Shaun Leane is one of the UK's most experienced and talented jewellers. Born and raised in Finsbury Park, London, Shaun enrolled in a youth training scheme for jewellery design at Kingsway Princeton College of Further Education in Clerkenwell aged just 15. Clearly passionate about his craft, he then started a seven-year apprenticeship with English Traditional Jewellery in London's jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, where he became a classically trained goldsmith. What is Shaun Leane's net worth? According to CelebrityWiki.com, Shaun boasts a net … [Read more...] about Who is All That Glitters judge Shaun Leane?
Diamonds can now be grown in a laboratory that are so pure they are virtually indistinguishable from natural stones. Sky News was given rare access to a lab where a one-carat diamond can be "cultured" in a matter of days. And in an astonishing example of modern-day alchemy the raw ingredients are just methane and hydrogen gas. Professor Oliver Williams of Cardiff University makes diamond sheets for research into semi-conductors. But the same process can be used to grow gems. He said: "The diamonds are purer than anything you would see in nature. Advertisement "With the best growers, less than one atom in a trillion is an impurity." :: World's 'most beautiful' diamond sold at auction for £25.5m More from World Children among victims as at least 23 killed in Mexico City overpass collapse Indian Premier League: 2021 cricket competition suspended over COVID infection levels in country COVID-19: India coronavirus cases soar … [Read more...] about Lab-grown diamonds almost impossible to differentiate from real gems
A THRIFTY woman has revealed how she built her very own outdoor bar for £200 using B&M and eBay bargains. Louise Morrison, 49, and her husband wanted a cosy garden area so they could entertain their friends, but were quoted over £2,000 for the job. Refusing to spend the eye-watering amount, they decided they could do it themselves - and the results are incredible. Speaking exclusively to money-saving marketplace LovetheSales.com , Louise revealed how she got the job using pallets and bargain buys, including items she bagged for free. Louise said: "For the seating area we got 20 pallets free from my hubby's work. With the remaining two pallets we created the base for the bar." "We constructed the top of the bar, the roof and the bar cladding from materials bought from B&Q's online spring sale. That came to a total of £80." The crafty couple made use of some freebies they bagged from friends too, using the cushion from a memory foam mattress as bench … [Read more...] about DIY fan quoted £2k for an outdoor bar does it herself for £200 using B&M and eBay bargains