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Wimbledon set to serve up new ladies champion

POSTED ON 30 JUNE 2017

In 2016, Scot Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Men’s title while Serena Williams served up success to take the Ladies title. The Championships starts again on Monday 3rd July but just who will be crowned this year’s champions? Well, there’s no chance of Serena winning the title this year as she is taking maternity leave …


Fall in EU applications since vote to leave European Union

POSTED ON 26 JUNE 2017

Latest data from UCAS has revealed that Universities across the UK are experiencing a dramatic fall in applications from EU students since the vote to leave the European Union last June. In addition, UK applicant figures have also fallen to a total of 469,490 – a drop of 5% on this time last year. As a …


Unusual things you should do when viewing a property

POSTED ON 23 JUNE 2017

Would you spend just 15 minutes viewing a property that could become your home for many years to come? Some people do and live to regret it… Whether you are buying or renting, you need to take the opportunity whilst it’s there and have a good look around! At the end of the day, you …


Summer garden essentials

POSTED ON 21 JUNE 2017

Now is the time to make the most of the lighter and warmer nights by relaxing in your garden. Here are some of our favourite finds to add a touch of summer 8m Festoon Lights With eight different functions, these versatile LED festoon lights have unlimited uses and come with a 12 month warranty. Low …


Protect your home from unwanted visitors

POSTED ON 19 JUNE 2017

Want your home to be as secure as possible? Of course you do! Whether it is a specific type of burglar alarm, a more traditional device, or something more cutting edge, we’ll help find the right device for you. Every year there are around one million burglaries or attempted burglaries in the UK, with a …


Get fruity!

POSTED ON 16 JUNE 2017

Think of Wimbledon and you’ll no doubt conjure up images of strawberries (as well as tennis). The Championships start at the beginning of July so what better way to pay homage to this iconic event than with these strawberry themed drinks! CURRANTY CORDIAL – Non-alcoholic Preparation: 1-2 hours Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Makes: …


Get your garden ready for summer

POSTED ON 14 JUNE 2017

From pruning plants to treating garden furniture, here are some top tips to impress your guests and enjoy your garden this summer! With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to tidy up your garden. It’s tempting to sit around and laze about in the sun (when it comes out) but you …


Increase in cash funding for property purchases

POSTED ON 12 JUNE 2017

According to a new analysis of transactions and mortgage lending by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, cash is fast becoming an increasingly large proportion of the funding used to buy homes. The figures show the total value of residential house purchases in the UK reached £261 billion in 2016 with £152 billion provided by mortgage …


General election delivers a hung Parliament

POSTED ON 09 JUNE 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to gain a majority in the general election which saw its highest turnout of voters in 25 years. May had backtracked on an earlier pledge not to call a general election before 2020, with a view held by many that, the reason she did, was to cause upset within …


Festival Fever!

POSTED ON 07 JUNE 2017

With the UK festival scene growing stronger each year, backed by some of the most popular current acts, it’s no wonder that demand continues to grow. Here we’ve selected our top 6 events taking place throughout the country this year. BST Hyde Park 30th June-9th July Hyde Park, London. www.bst-hydepark.com Headliners: Phil Collins, Justin Bieber, …


Making your rental property feel like home

POSTED ON 05 JUNE 2017

The difference between a rental  property and a beautiful home can be you and your creativity, not the landlord! Allow us to stir your creative juices and help personalise your rental home into something special. Because rentals are becoming much more than a mere stop gap for many people, this has meant that landlords now …


Bank of England gives warning of squeeze on consumer spending

POSTED ON 02 JUNE 2017

The Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned of a consumer spending squeeze this year as inflation rises and real wages fall. The Bank forecasts that average weekly earnings will grow at a rate of 2% this year, but rise to 3.75% by 2019. Activity in the housing market is said to correlate with …