Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirm engagement Posted On 29 November 2017

Clarence House announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged and plan to wed in May 2018 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle In their first joint TV interview the prince said that Ms Markle “just tripped and fell into my life”. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said that the Queen and Duke of …

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Black Friday Vs Cyber Monday Posted On 27 November 2017

Although the main sale day has passed for Black Friday, the shopping frenzy is still in full swing with Cyber Monday From Apple iPhones to hotel getaways; there have been 1000’s of products reduced in stores and online over the weekend. It is the perfect time for Christmas shopping and you may have picked up …

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The Budget: how will it affect you? Posted On 24 November 2017

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced The Budget on Wednesday; the government’s yearly announcement on the spending of the nation’s money Homebuyers: Not only did he abolish stamp duty for first time buyers but the chancellor also announced that the help-to-buy scheme will be extended to 2021; confirming an extra £10billion will be put into the scheme. …

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Stamp duty dismissed for first time buyers up to £300,000 Posted On 22 November 2017

In today’s budget Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that the stamp duty will be scrapped immediately The Budget will exempt first-time buyers from the stamp duty for properties up to £300,000 and this also applies to that of homes worth £500,000. Hammond said that this will cut the tax for 95% of first-time buyers and abolish …

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Christmas is coming… Posted On 20 November 2017

Okay, we know it’s not quite Christmas yet but the cards and gifts are already starting to make an appearance in shops, so make sure you’re ready to count down to the big day with these fabulous, and unique, advent calendars! 1. The Beer Hawk Advent Calendar 17 beer styles, 7 different countries, one amazing …

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The proof is in the pudding! Posted On 17 November 2017

Warm up the colder nights with this simple and delicious dessert that the whole family are sure to enjoy! Toffee apple bread & butter pudding Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hr, 10 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients 3 red dessert apples juice ½ lemon 4 tbsp golden caster sugar 397g can caramel such as …

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New research suggests that homebuyers could benefit from falling prices Posted On 15 November 2017

According to Rightmove, more than a third of home owners have reduced their asking price, with a number of price cuts at their highest level since 2012 The research suggests that home sellers are being unrealistic and over pricing when first listing their property. It’s key to note however, that a drop in new seller …

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Keeping bacteria at bay in the home Posted On 13 November 2017

You may clean your home daily, weekly or even monthly but our home isn’t just housing our families, it’s also likely to be to millions, maybe trillions, of different bugs and bacteria According to the Society for General Microbiology, some bacteria can divide every 20 minutes if they have the right temperature and nutrients. Not …

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Bidding reopens for 2022 Commonwealth Games Posted On 10 November 2017

The deadline for bids to be the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been extended after Birmingham’s proposal was deemed not ‘fully compliant’ – despite them being the only application The new deadline, announced by Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), is now 30th November and has been reopened so …

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Winter proof your garden Posted On 08 November 2017

We’ve spent all summer looking after our gardens but winter is usually the time we let them fend for themselves. But fear not; here we give you some top tips to help ensure your garden gets the attention it deserves this winter There are many ways to help prep our gardens and spending a little …

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The winner of the GBBO is… Posted On 06 November 2017

Last week 7.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the final of the Great British Bake Off, despite Prue Leith revealing the winner on Twitter before the show aired. Bravo, Sophie The show attracted the largest audience of the series and the biggest for Channel 4 since the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games. …

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New ban on all hidden debit and credit card fees means new transparency Posted On 03 November 2017

They were hiding from consumers, but now all those rip-off subcharges on card payments have been found and banned. But what do we do until the ban takes effect? Sub-charges, hidden charges or, as many of us refer to them simply as, rip-off charges, are something that we are all often involuntarily subjected to when …

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London homes asking prices record biggest falls Posted On 01 November 2017

According to property site Rightmove, asking prices for homes in London have recorded their biggest annual fall so far this decade Dropping on average £18,000 in the space of a month, Rightmove have said that this news may in fact mask much larger falls in some of the capital’s most expensive boroughs. The average asking …

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