The success of I’m a Celebrity 2020 Posted On 03 December 2020

Only four stars left in the running to become the first King or Queen of the Castle (Contains spoilers)   It’s been nearly three weeks since the celebrities went into Gwrych Castle in Wales and it’s fair to say that even though the celebs didn’t make it to Australia that this year’s show has been …

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Housing demand hits record high. Posted On 02 December 2020

NAEA records highest ever number of buyers in October The UK saw the highest ever recorded number of prospective buyers for the month of October, according to the latest figures from NAEA Propertymark. The average number of househunters per estate agent branch had fallen from 525 to 451 in the month of September, which is …

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UK house prices soar Posted On 01 December 2020

Prices of properties in the UK are rising at their fastest rate for six-years   In more good news for the property market, according to Britain’s biggest building society, Nationwide, UK house prices have risen at the fastest rate in almost six years. The average house price rose 0.9% to £229,721 in November and October, …

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Snooker UK Championship kicks off … Posted On 30 November 2020

The UK Snooker Championship will see big-hitters Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby battling it out to take Ding Junhui’s crown…   One of snooker’s most prestigious Triple Crown events, the UK Championship, started last week. It is the second-biggest ranking tournament after the World Championship. First held in 1977 in Blackpool, this year’s competition will …

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Treat your Tree this Christmas Posted On 27 November 2020

As the winter season approaches, attention will soon turn to adorning the house during the busy Christmas period.   And there is no bigger opportunity to nail decoration than ensuring that the Christmas tree radiates splendour throughout the home. So here are some tips on how to make everybody envious of your tree, this year. …

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Take our festive brain teaser Posted On 26 November 2020

The Christmas countdown has begun… but just how much do you know about the festive season? Here are 15 questions to test your knowledge, so no Googling and don’t ask Alexa. It’s time to get serious…   1 Which carol features the line: “God and sinners reconciled”? 2 Who played Buddy in that festive classic, …

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Christmas COVID restrictions explained Posted On 25 November 2020

Coronavirus restrictions to be eased to allow people to mix with a wider circle of friends over Christmas…   Yesterday, the government announced the easing of COVID restrictions over the Christmas period, which will have come as a slight relief to many who have struggled to envision a festive period this year.   The easing …

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PM announces post-lockdown tiers for England Posted On 24 November 2020

Yesterday, Boris Johnson told the House of Commons that the three-tiered regional measures will return from the 2nd of December.   He added that each tier will be toughened, but gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen. In a surprise announcement, the PM confirmed that spectators will be …

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Most unique and prestigious advent calendars for the whole family this Christmas. Posted On 23 November 2020

Believe it or not, Christmas is coming, and it’s perhaps come around quicker than most Christmases before it… So it’s time to start thinking about advent calendars!   It’s true that we usually prefer to be eating chocolate each morning of December on the lead up to good ol’ Christmas, for it’s a time to …

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UK average house prices increase to record highs Posted On 20 November 2020

Average house price increases by 4.7% over the year to September   According to the latest UK House Price Index from the ONS and the Land Registry, average UK house prices rose by 4.7%, up from 3.0% in August to a record high of £245,000.   This comes before a second boost to the property …

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The Old Sports Centre which could be Transformed into a Health Hub  Posted On 20 November 2020

Kirklees Council reportedly met on November 18th to make a decision, after the University of Huddersfield put in an offer for the former sports centre site at Southgate.   If the council agrees to the offer, it could see the six acre site revolutionised into a National Health Innovation Campus. The land, which is considered …

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Football-mad, Imogen raises over £14k for charity Posted On 19 November 2020

An 11-year-old football-mad girl has done one keepie-uppie for each keyworker in the UK to raise money for charity.   Imogen Papworth-Heidel, a Cambridgeshire schoolgirl, was so inspired by Sir Captain Tom’s charity work during lockdown that she decided to set up a Just Giving page of her own. Imogen decided to do one keepie-uppie …

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Lockdown 2.0 sparks a surge in property enquiries Posted On 18 November 2020

New lockdown restrictions in England have increased property market activity, similar to the easing of the first lockdown surge.   When the first lockdown restrictions were eased, they sparked a record surge in new enquiries for vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants and over the past week, since Lockdown 2.0 was introduced, the market has seen …

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Thousands of people decorate for Xmas early Posted On 17 November 2020

Huge numbers of people are already putting the Christmas decorations after a difficult year…   With 2020 being a year like no other, thousands of people are putting their Christmas decorations up early to spread festive cheer and bring a bit of magic and joy to the end of this troubled year.   Whether you …

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The best extensions for your home to increase its space and value. Posted On 16 November 2020

Saved money with the Stamp Duty Holiday? Looking for more space?… Here’s our guide to the most beneficial extensions to consider for your home… Extending your home can be one of the greatest things you can do as an owner of your home, potentially adding value to your property whilst also generating precious space, which …

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