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Blueberry butter biscuits

Blueberry butter biscuits

Blueberry butter biscuits Blueberry butter biscuits:   These easy to prepare biscuits make a great breakfast treat. Also eat these biscuits as a stack or use as a desert with custard or ice cream. Make...

Body Found

Body Found

Body Found: Tryna Maritz, acting Crystal Park SAPS communications officer, said police received notification of the incident just before noon from a member of the public. Maritz said two boys were swimming and two more children...

New Cellular Phone Tower

New Cellular Phone Tower

New Cellular Phone Tower: Howard Fox said work on the tower, situated on the corner of Cambridge Street and Sheridan Road, started sometime in July. “When the notices went up for a new cellular mast installation,...

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada: Andrea Sachs, a recent graduate of Brown University has a degree in English. She moves to New York City with her best friend, Lily, a graduate...

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel Clematis Dr Ruppel:  These are magnificent flowers, which are produced in abundance in early summer. They have a pink blush along the length of each petal.   Clematis Dr Ruppel is a...

Bonaero Park Accident And More

Bonaero Park Accident And More

Bonaero Park Accident And More: A man was killed in a collision between two cars on Atlas and Tempelhof roads in Bonaero Park on Saturday evening. ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene to...

Detective Gets Employee Of The Year Award

Detective Gets Employee Of The Year Award

Detective Gets Employee Of The Year Award: Det-Const Phuti Mashabela was acknowledged as the Detective Employee of the Year at the Ekurhuleni Central Cluster Prestige Awards for 2016, that was held on September 9, at...

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche Ingredients 1 piece of refrigerated pie dough for 9″ pie 8 slices of bacon, cut into fine strips 1 large onion, diced 2 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and sliced...

Bergrivier Road Works Halted

Bergrivier Road Works Halted

Bergrivier Road Works Halted: The first phase of the upgrade to Bergrivier Road, which stretches across Chloorkop and Terenure, was meant to be completed by the end of July, but to date, the road works...

New Born Baby's Body Found

New Born Baby’s Body Found

New Born Baby’s Body Found: A newborn baby’s body has been found, this time in an Ekurhuleni refuse removal truck doing its normal rounds in Aston Manor around 4pm yesterday afternoon. The gruesome discovery was made...

Benoni Bunny Park In Disorder

Benoni Bunny Park In Disorder

Benoni Bunny Park In Disorder: This is the opinion of Benoni horticulturalist Stephen Rehbock, who spoke at a Benoni Horticultural Society meeting that was held on Saturday the 17th of September. Tania Forrest-Smith, of Save the...

EMPD Impounds 80 Mini Buses

EMPD Impounds 80 Mini Buses

EMPD Impounds 80 Mini Buses: The Metro police’s bumper to bumper operation descended upon Tembisa on Tuesday to swoop on vehicles that are unfit to be operated on a public road. Of the 117 vehicles...

The Moon and More

The Moon and More

The Moon and More The Moon and More:  Luke is the perfect boyfriend.  He is handsome, kind and fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where...

Benoni SAPS’s Annual Crime Statistics

Benoni SAPS’s Annual Crime Statistics

Benoni SAPS’s Annual Crime Statistics: Col Martin van Nieuwenhuizen, head of Vispol policing at the Benoni Police Station, explained the latest statistics for the Benoni Police Station. The station has seen an increase of 14 cases...

Clivia plants thrive in shade

Clivia plants thrive in shade

Clivia plants thrive in shade Clivia plants thrive in shade:  Species of Clivia are found only in South Africa and Swaziland.  They are typically forest undergrowth plants, adapted to low light, with the exception...

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg:  An all time, breakfast, lunch or supper favourite, for kids and adults from all over.   In addition,  using low fat yogurt instead of...

Rhodesfield High Tech Building

Rhodesfield High Tech Building

Rhodesfield High Tech Building: THE president of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers (IMFO), Jane Masite, officially unveiled the institute’s new state of the art building on Fortress Street in Rhodesfield. At the same time the...

New Public Holiday For SA

New Public Holiday For SA

New Public Holiday For SA: Public holidays some of us love them mostly the workers not so much the business owners and now a new public holiday has been instated. President Jacob Zuma has declared...

Rosberg Takes Singapore

Rosberg Takes Singapore

Rosberg Takes Singapore: In the end, it was another race led from start to finish for Nico Rosberg, who converted his majestic qualifying lap on Saturday into a third straight victory since the summer break. It seemed...

Petrol Price Soon To Go Up

Petrol Price Soon To Go Up

Petrol Price Soon To Go Up: South Africa’s recent period of fuel price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening rand and stronger international petroleum prices combine at the pumps. “The rand’s slow, steady...

Where do I go

Where do I go

Where do I go Where do I go:  Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree,  spirited young woman she was. Then she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple...

How To Be Frugal

How To Be Frugal

How To Be Frugal: Some of you read this and wonder what does the word frugal mean. Well in short a person who lives simply and economically can be called frugal. Being frugal doesn’t mean...

Birch Acres Flares Up With Protest Action

Birch Acres Flares Up With Protest Action

Birch Acres Flares Up With Protest Action: Yesterdays protest at Birch Acres Mall follows on from 2014 inquiries from residents regarding the use of open spaces. Residents blocked roads off with burning tyres and rocks since...

Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others

Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others

Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others Colour your garden with spoon daisies and others:  Quick fix your garden with daisies. These flowering annuals are perfect.  But for those of us who want something...

Cold Weekend Ahead

Cold Weekend Ahead

Cold Weekend Ahead: The South African Weather Service has warned Johannesburg residents to prepare for a significant drop in temperatures this weekend as a cold front prepares to sweeps in. It is reported that temperatures will drop...

Cheddar and mushroom tart

Cheddar and mushroom tart

Cheddar and mushroom tart Ingredients: Cheddar Pastry 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2-3 tablespoons cold full cream milk In a spacious bowl,...

The Girl from Penny Lane

The Girl from Penny Lane

The Girl from Penny Lane The Girl from Penny Lane:  Kitty Drinkwater, is young.  She lives in Paradise Court, just off Burlington Street. Kitty is always hungry and dressed in rags, as life is tough...