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Improving the interior of your home

POSTED ON 28 APRIL 2017

If your home is lacking a bit of style and colour then it might be time for you to consider redecorating. Should you do it yourself or hire a professional? Here we are going to show you a few things to focus on when doing it yourself – and hopefully you can save some money along the way. We are aware that some people weren’t born with a great eye …


Short-term and long-term lets – what’s the answer for you?

POSTED ON 26 APRIL 2017

Deciding on whether to go for a short term or a long term contract has its pros and cons for both parties; this guide may help you in making your decision as either a landlord or a tenant. Renting property is such a competitive market these days, and so a landlord will naturally want to …


Record numbers to run London Marathon

POSTED ON 22 APRIL 2017

Record numbers are expected to start the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon tomorrow morning, Sunday 23 April, after more than 40,000 registered for the race over the last four days. When registration desks at the London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London closed at 17:00 today, a total of 40,382 accepted applicants had picked up their …


UK economy forecast to grow – along with average house prices

POSTED ON 21 APRIL 2017

With growth in the UK economy having picked up through 2016 and employment reaching a record high of 31.8 million people, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now forecasts that the UK economy will grow by 2% in 2017 The OBR also forecast that the economy will grow at a slightly slower rate in 2018, …


Is the idea of moving causing you to worry?

POSTED ON 19 APRIL 2017

If the thought of moving is giving your mind a reason to go into overdrive, then why not take a break from all the planning and visit some of the happiest places in the UK! Data collected from the Office for National Statistics in the year end of September 2016 has shown the top ten …


Study finds housing market ‘unfair’

POSTED ON 17 APRIL 2017

A government backed study by the Social Mobility Commission has found that more first-time buyers than ever are using family money to purchase property. The percentage of first-time buyers turning to family for financial help had increased from 20% in 2010 to an all-time high of 34%. The report also found that just one in …


Queen is longest-reigning monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee

POSTED ON 14 APRIL 2017

On 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch when she surpassed the reign of her great great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. Furthermore, on 6th February 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee – commemorating 65 years on the throne Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra …


Prime Minister triggers Brexit

POSTED ON 12 APRIL 2017

On Wednesday March 29th, the letter that Prime Minister Theresa May signed to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union, was hand delivered to EU chief Donald Tusk. The delivery of the letter invoked Article 50 and marked the official start of the leaving process, with May being quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying: …


A one-pot wonder to spice up meal-times

POSTED ON 10 APRIL 2017

Ideal for vegetarians, this colourful one-pot Indian dish is perfect if you don’t have much time on your hands. Serve it with a refreshing yoghurt sauce and voila, you’re done! POTATO CURRY with lime & cucumber raita Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 5 Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 1tbsp …


Buying when young

POSTED ON 07 APRIL 2017

You may have just graduated, came out of college, been promoted or even have began to think about settling down, starting a family or moving in with a loved one. A top priority on many young peoples’ lists is buying their first home and getting onto the property ladder. Not only do you need to …


The Grand National – a look back at its extraordinary history

POSTED ON 05 APRIL 2017

Held annually in Aintree, Liverpool, the Grand National is currently the most valuable jump horse race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million in 2016 The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race which has become prominent in British culture: and being popular even amongst those who do not normally watch horse …


Run a marathon in May

POSTED ON 03 APRIL 2017

The British Heart Foundation have launched the MyMarathon campaign – which will see participants run 26.2 miles during the month of May Whether you’re a first timer, Park Run enthusiast or expert runner, the British Heart Foundation are challenging people to run a marathon in May. But fear not! You don’t have to run it …