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But there can be other reasons for smartening up, not least of them a simple desire to feel good about yourself.
I would hate to think that some of this money might have found its way into smartening up privately owned houses in Lockwood or even worse, been used for projects in other areas in Kirklees.
EAGER little litter-pickers got stuck into smartening up their community.
IN response to reader Big Jim, I feel that instead of bus companies smartening up drivers, they should concentrate on the actual buses.
The authority's development services boss, Coun Neil Roberts, said: "The new paving and environmental improvements will help to link the pedestrian zones in the city centre, smartening up an already lively and exciting area.
It's well known, said Fitzgerald, that women spend more Lime smartening up than men.