Average property price at record levels Posted On 14 April 2021

The average price of a UK home is at record high levels   In March, the average price of a UK home jumped a further 1.1% to a record high of £254,606 as government measures to support the market continue to drive interest from buyers. The data from Halifax shows that since March 2020, house …

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Inspect the gadgets Posted On 13 April 2021

Stand out from the crowd with the latest kitchen aids   It is an inescapable fact that the kitchen is the heart of the home. More than just a collection of units, it is the place where memories are forged and culinary disasters are celebrated as much as the triumphs; It is also a place …

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Lockdown lifted Posted On 12 April 2021

Stage two of the lifting of lockdown starts today, but what is opening?   As part of the ‘Roadmap’ out of lockdown, today, the 12th of April, has been a day business owners across the country have been waiting for. Not just business owners though with gyms, outside pubs and restaurants, libraries, hairdressers and beauty …

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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary ready to welcome visitors again Posted On 09 April 2021

“Relief” as site re-opens with new outside dining area   An Essex-based wildlife sanctuary, closed since early November because of Coronavirus restrictions, has announced it will be back in business next week The second step on the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown was rubber-stamped this week, meaning venues such as the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary will …

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Spring into action Posted On 09 April 2021

As the days get longer, and the weather begins to brighten, now is the perfect opportunity to freshen things up in your house. So if you fancy saying goodbye to Winter in style, here are some of our tips on how to make your home Spring ready   Start from the bedroom What better a …

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Record-breaking day for the property market as sellers spring into action Posted On 08 April 2021

Rightmove reported the most visits ever in one day to their website last week   Spring has officially started with a bang for the property market! With levels not seen in a decade, April, May and June promise to be a bumper month for sales in England. In fact, Tuesday 23rd March saw the highest …

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National Walking Day 2021 Posted On 07 April 2021

Get some fresh air today to celebrate National Walking Day 2021   Over the past year, we have all realised the importance of fresh air and exercise of any sort. Going for a walk, whether to get out of the house from working from home, or just to blow off some steam, is a great …

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Weed it and reap Posted On 06 April 2021

Time to roll up your sleeves and put in the groundwork   And so here we are. April, the great transitional month where we’ve not quite shaken off winter’s icy grip, but with brighter evenings and significantly warmer days, its hold is definitely weakening. For gardeners, this is where the hard work starts; this month’s …

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Shed your inhibitions Posted On 01 April 2021

The humble outbuilding can be put to a number of uses   To paraphrase rock giants Motorhead, a shed used to be a place of spades. Or lawnmowers. Or half-empty tins of paint and discarded outdoor toys. A handy little store, generally made of glorified fencing panels, that gets a coat of creosote when you …

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