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Today in 1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth, England. Brunel built dockyards, entire railways, the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship and very important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering. #Brunel

As we move into spring, be sure to open your curtains so the sun can come in through your windows. That will mean you can switch off artificial lights during daylight hours. As an added benefit, the sun may bring some warmth into your home, too. #Curtains

Today is Good Friday, the start of Easter weekend. Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are a famous Easter treat, with about 1.5 million made every day. They're made in two halves, filled with white and yellow fondant. Cadbury says more than 200million are sold in the UK every year.#CremeEgg

When watching a blockbuster film or sporting event, only the big screen TV will do. But perhaps consider switching to a low-powered and therefore more energy efficient device, like a laptop or tablet, for other times instead of streaming a show on your TV. #MobileDevice

London has more than 800 bookshops and 300 public libraries including the UK's national library, known as the British Library. It's the most extensive library in the world by the number of items catalogued and is estimated to contain over 170–200 million items. #BritishLibrary

Try Aldi's rib-eye steak with whisky peppercorn sauce. Make the sauce by slowly simmering the ingredients and then treat the steak to a fast and furious flash fry. The two come together to make a firm family favourite. What will be your whisky of choice? http://ow.ly/puPh50D29fl

Today in 2015 Richard III of England, who lived from 1452 to 1485, was reburied and laid to rest once again at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a car park in Leicester in 2012. King Richard was the last English king killed in battle. #KingRichardIII

A laptop is much more energy-efficient than a desktop and monitor. Surprisingly a laptop consumes 70% less power than a desktop computer, and new models are even more energy-efficient. So when considering buying a new computer, a laptop is the energy-efficient choice. #Laptop

Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the British Isles are not the same thing. Great Britain is the largest landmass of Scotland, England and Wales. The UK adds Northern Ireland to this list, and the British Isles includes the whole of Ireland and the surrounding islands. #UK

A good recommendation always makes us smile. "Just had my annual statement full of useful info - another example of the great service offered by Zog. They continue to be very reliable and very competitive on price. I trust them. "#CustomerService

Every time you open the fridge door to take a look inside and see what you fancy, approximately 30% of the cold air escapes. This leads to more power being consumed and a higher electricity bill to contend with. Try and get what you need all at once. #ElectricityBill

Today is officially St Patrick's Day - observing the death of the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a widespread international celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green going on. #StPatricksDay

While the lion is known as England's national animal, many might be surprised that the national animal of Scotland is the unicorn. According to Scottish mythology, the unicorn was the lion's natural enemy and deemed the most suitable choice to represent Scotland. #Unicorn

Try Lidl's yummy gluten-free chocolate and cherry cake. This guilty pleasure uses ground almonds as a flour substitute, resulting in a deliciously moist, sweet sponge. For a decadent finish, the chocolate cake is topped with cherry jam and chocolate cream. http://ow.ly/dcmn50D299F

Today in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for an information management system. This subsequently developed into what would become the World Wide Web. 4.57 billion people worldwide now use the internet. #WorldWideWeb

It's natural to leave laptops, phones, televisions, routers and even printers turned on in the background. A smart power strip is a perfect way to combat these lost minutes. This device lets you choose what you want to keep on or turn off at any given time. #SmartPowerStrip

King Henry III once had a pet polar bear. He was gifted the bear from Haakon IV of Norway, and the sheriffs of the time were ordered to pay four pence every day to put towards the bear's care in 1251. It went fishing in the Thames and was a huge tourist attraction. #PetPolarBear

Swedish ore cargo trains travelling from the northern mountains of Sweden (where the iron mines are) down to the coast in Norway for shipment, generate five times the amount of electricity they use. This powers nearby towns and the return trip for other trains. #EnergyGain

The UK has more than 700 types of cheese. Most people associate cheese with France, but we actually have more types of cheese with a broader range of flavours. From zesty Cheddar to crumbly Wensleydale, and potent blue-veined Stilton, no two cheeses are alike. #BritishCheese

If you're thinking of replacing an appliance, you can easily cut your electricity bills by choosing the most energy-efficient model. For example, running costs for washing machines, depending on size, vary between £15 and £60 a year to run. #Appliances

Today in 589 St David - the patron saint of Wales - passed away. This day is now celebrated as Saint David's Day. Though it is not a public holiday in the UK, festivities include wearing the Welsh symbol of daffodils and eating traditional Welsh food. #SaintDavidsDay

Try Asda's golden-yolked huevos rancheros on waffles with avocado and chilli salsa. An extra special egg dish showcasing a luxury twist on a classic meal that's bursting with fresh, Mexican-inspired flavours. A delicious 'rapido' meal ready in 20 minutes. http://ow.ly/UG1Z50D294d

Today in 1797 the Bank of England issued the first £1 note due to a growing need for currency and a lack of gold for coinage. The notes were part-printed and part hand-written up until 1855. It was printed on one side only, and with just black ink on white paper. #OnePoundNote

Look into switching off standby. You can save money by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode. Most electronic appliances can be turned off at the plug without upsetting their programming. A standby saver can turn all your devices off standby in one go. #Standby

When Noel Gallagher of Oasis was asked if his song "Half the World Away" could be used as the theme for 1998's The Royle Family, a bad phone line led him to believe that the Royal Family wanted to use it for a documentary. Is this true? All we can say is, maybe…#RoyleFamily

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