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Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire Violinist Julia Ansdell is the troubled heroine of Playing with Fire,  a haunting new literary suspense novel by Tess Gerritsen,  the best-selling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.  Also a...

Gardening with ornamental grasses

Gardening with ornamental grasses

Gardening with ornamental grasses Ornamental grasses make a lovely addition to any garden design.  They will transform your landscape, whether you plant them in containers,  or just around the garden. Use grasses as a backdrop Using  grasses as...

Hurricanes Blow Lions Away

Hurricanes Blow Lions Away

Hurricanes Blow Lions Away: The Hurricanes stunned the Emirates Lions with a massive display of attacking rugby, putting up a half-century against South Africa’s top side in their 50-17 Vodacom Super Rugby victory at Emirates...

Phillips And Atlas rd Robbery

Phillips And Atlas rd Robbery

Phillips And Atlas rd Robbery: An Armed Robbery took place at a business on the corner of Phillips and Atlas rd. Security guards opened the shopping centre gates and went to the guard room to...

Where Earth Meets Sky

Where Earth Meets Sky

Where Earth Meets Sky Beautiful, dark-haired Lily has been abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a tiny child.   With few clues as to her identity she endures a childhood of loneliness and loss. At...

Haggie Road Boksburg Arrest

Haggie Road Boksburg Arrest

Haggie Road Boksburg Arrest: There was a theft and arrest that took place on on Haggie Road Boksburg. Suspects were spotted on the premises loading up metal by the client and they swiftly called...

Taljaard Road Bartlett Theft

Taljaard Road Bartlett Theft

Taljaard Road Bartlett Theft: There was a break In and theft in Taljaard road Bartlett. Suspects broke in and stole a bike and washing it is believed that they broke through the palisade fence...

Dutch lilies make beautiful borders

Dutch lilies make beautiful borders

Dutch lilies make beautiful borders Create borders and beds of Dutch lilies in your garden for a spectacular display. Find a location in your garden where the soil drains well.   Do not plant in...

The Memory of Midnight

The Memory of Midnight

The Memory of Midnight One hot day in Elizabethan York,  young Nell Appleby is trapped in a wooden chest.   She has a horror of the stifling dark ,  of the man who trapped her and who...

Spear Phishing

Spear Phishing

Spear Phishing: A new cybercrime is fleecing companies and institutions of millions of rands. It is known as “spear phishing” or “whaling attacks”. Banks and forensic auditors have noted a marked increase in the number of...

Dealing With Panic Attacks

Dealing With Panic Attacks

Dealing With Panic Attacks: Panic attack for those who are not really sure what they are here is what wikipedia states them to be Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension of sudden...

Garden ponds

Garden ponds

  Garden ponds If you want your garden to spring to life, then adding a garden pond, or a water feature is the answer. Garden ponds are key to encouraging  the essential pollinators, such...

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska How much do we truly care for our friends? John Green’s Looking for Alaska is a great book.   It reaches deep into the human heart,  and explores the ideas of love, friendship...

Growing banana trees in pots

Growing banana trees in pots

Growing banana trees in pots Growing banana trees in pots is easy. If you are not able to grow banana trees in the ground,   either due to lack of space or cold climate,   growing...

Earth Day 22nd April

Earth Day 22nd April

Earth Day 22nd April: For many of you who don’t know today is earth day. Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea for a...

The Dread

The Dread

The Dread Book 2 Still reeling from plague and civil war,  the Winter Kingdoms face an invasion force from across the Northern Sea.   They are led by mage,  a dark spirit in the name...

SA Olympian

SA Olympian

SA Olympian: Olympic Games-bound Jarred Crous, 19, started swimming 11 years ago to control his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “I started skipping and swimming. I skipped for three weeks straight and then he worked on my...

Barbara Rd Attempted Break In

Barbara Rd Attempted Break In

Barbara Rd Attempted Break In: Responding to an attempted Break in in progress on Barbara Road in Klopper Park, the CMS Patrolman spotted the suspect and managed to detain him. It appears that the suspect...

SABC Under The Spotlight

SABC Under The Spotlight

SABC Under The Spotlight: The portfolio committee on communications also heard various legal opinions on the Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which partly deals with the appointment and removal of board members. Tshegofatso Kgarabjang, of the department’s legal...

Red Fox

Red Fox

Red Fox When British businessman Geoffrey Harrison is kidnapped,   on the same day that Franca Tantardini, Italy’s most ruthless terrorist,  is captured,  there seems no reason why their destinies should become linked. Franca’s teenage...

N2 Spectacle

N2 Spectacle

N2 Spectacle: Motorists were shocked to see a group of men carrying a giant python on a pole on the freeway south of Amanzimtoti. According to East Coast Radio, Yolandi Pearce from Pumula told Newswatch that...

Platinum Street AtlasvilleFire Incident

Platinum Street AtlasvilleFire Incident

Platinum Street AtlasvilleFire Incident: Platinum Street Atlasville,Fire incident. CMS security was dispatched to Platinum str for an alarm activation the CMS Patrolman noticed that the garage roof and store room at the back of the...

Angel's Trumpets

Angel’s Trumpets

Angel’s Trumpets Angel’s Trumpets are one of the easiest plants to grow.  You can find it in bloom at many garden centres right now, even in Autumn. It looks so dramatic,  as its pendulous...