• Woman on video call

    Make a difference to someone this Brew Monday

    Often referred to as the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday is supposedly the saddest day of the year, due to a combination of bad weather, long nights and personal debt following the Christmas period. This year – after a tricky 2020 for many of us – the Samaritans are turning Blue Monday…

  • Man preparing turkey

    A simple recipe to avoid a dinnertime disaster

    With Christmas just around the corner, you may have already started to plan your festive feast. Will it be turkey, maybe duck, or even a nut roast? Whatever you have on the menu this year, we hope everyone will follow the same simple recipe to avoid a kitchen nightmare. Our sewer expert Steve Grebby shares…

  • Dad pusking son in wheel barrow

    As easy as A, B, C? Survival tips for a peaceful winter

    This year in particular has probably been a more challenging year than usual for most of us. Having to adapt quickly to find ways to deal with the ‘new normal’. From financial to practical, winter is a time that can also bring a new set of challenges; things we may not think about at other…

  • Woman and child looking at bills

    Consider the financially vulnerable, CCW urges the CMA

    Careful consideration should be given to the future affordability of water bills, the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has told the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Steve Hobbs, Senior Policy Manager, reflects on the latest hearing. In a late-scheduled second hearing on 17 November, CCW was invited to provide additional evidence to the CMA, giving…

  • Man checking toilet

    Lifting the lid on leaky loos

    Our recent Water Makes It Possible campaign gave us the opportunity to appreciate just how amazing water is, and sadly how much we can all be guilty of taking it for granted. Despite water being a vital resource, we probably don’t give it too much thought – how does it get to my tap? Will…

  • Rain On Rainbow Umbrella

    Sky’s the limit when it comes to valuing water

    Whether it’s brushing our teeth and watering the garden or washing or hands to keep ourselves protected from COVID-19 – almost every aspect of our lives depend on water. Sometimes though it’s easy to take it for granted and forget how precious it is not just for us but for the natural world around us….