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Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

POSTED ON 29 MAY 2017

All of us here would like to wish you a very happy Bank Holiday Monday – whatever you’re up to!


Political parties reveal plans on housing ahead of General Election

POSTED ON 26 MAY 2017

The next General Election will take place on Thursday 8thJune and the main parties have now revealed their manifestos – and plans for housing – should they be elected to run the country. Labour has pledged to invest to build over a million new homes. By the end of the next Parliament they say that …


UK set for a heatwave!

POSTED ON 22 MAY 2017

After weeks of unpredictable and dreary weather which has seen areas experiencing downpours, Britain is set for glorious sunshine. According to forecasters, hot air from Africa is due to cover the UK around the beginning of June, bringing three months of near 90F heat with it! However, despite glorious sunshine to come, along with record …


Fun days out for all!

POSTED ON 19 MAY 2017

With Bank Holidays  – and May half term – looming, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get out and enjoy what’s on offer. Here we take a   look at our top places to visit. Cadbury World There’s plenty of fun to be had at Cadbury World – and is a must for chocolate lovers! There are several events takings place during May, including a Cadbury Character Weekend (13th-14th May) where Cadbury’s most colourful characters will be appearing. Visitors will have the chance to …


Saliha takes MasterChef 2017 title

POSTED ON 17 MAY 2017

Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 29, a hospital doctor training to specialise in gastroenterology, has became MasterChef 2017 Champion. The final of Series 13 took place on Friday 12th May where all the finalists – including Steve Kielty, 40, and Giovanna Ryan, 29 – were tasked with challenges that showed off their creative flair and skills. The final …


It’s the Premier League that makes football the beautiful game it is!

POSTED ON 15 MAY 2017

It’s an exciting time for football: a tense closing of the Premier League, and both the FA Cup and Champions League finals beckoning. Football, the beautiful game, captures our imaginations and feeds us with inspiration each and every year, from when the Premier League season kicks off until its final whistle blows. This year is …


Creating an approachable, and appropriate, front garden for sale

POSTED ON 12 MAY 2017

When selling your home, first impressions count so you need to ensure your front garden will entice potential buyers – and not turn them away. It is estimated that having a garden or outdoor space can add 8% to the value of a property. The good news is that you don’t need to spend too …


Property sector encouraged to respond to consultation

POSTED ON 10 MAY 2017

The government is calling on tenants, landlords, letting agents and other interested parties to respond to a new consultation document concerning a letting fees ban. Letting agents have been accused of taking advantage of the housing crisis to squeeze extra money from people eager to secure accommodation. As a result, legislation is going through parliament …


Ready, Steady, Bake!

POSTED ON 08 MAY 2017

Prosecco, a cheaper alternative to Champagne, has steadily grown in popularity over the last few years with it outselling Champagne for the first time in 2013. And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate a special occasion than with this Prosecco Cascade Cake from Lakeland! For the cake 450g self-raising flour 1½ tsp …


Transform your property with a loft conversion

POSTED ON 05 MAY 2017

Convert your dreams into a reality by adapting your loft space into something truly magical! There are many different, innovative ways to add significant value to a property, and there are a host of reasons why a loft conversion is one of the most popular ways to do this. Loft conversions are much less disruptive …


BAFTAs are up for grabs in TV nominations!

POSTED ON 03 MAY 2017

Nominations have been announced for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, which reward the very best in television broadcast on British screens in 2016. But just who are up for these prestigious Awards? This year’s ceremony will be held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 14th May. Plenty of Awards are up for …