Get your property market-ready  Posted On 01 June 2020

With the property market open, now is the perfect time to get your property “market-ready.”   Tidy the Garden The garden is a huge selling point for most properties on the market. With the warmer weather having arrived, now is the perfect time to get into your garden to complete quick and simple jobs to make your property more sellable and …

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Government Update – Lockdown measures review Posted On 29 May 2020

Yesterday evening, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson led the daily news briefing with an update on the lockdown rules. Mr Johnson confirmed that the five tests that needed to have been met during lockdown have now been met. The five tests included: 1. Making sure the NHS could cope. 2. A sustained fall in the …

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Non-essential retailers to reopen Posted On 27 May 2020

Boris Johnson announced on Monday that all non-essential retailers will be allowed to reopen in England from the 15th June. Retailers will have to adhere to new guidelines to protect their workers and their customers, and it is ‘contingent on progress in the fight against coronavirus.’ This goes alongside outdoor markets and car showrooms which …

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Greatest FA Cup Finals ever!!! Posted On 22 May 2020

  This weekend should have been the final of the Emirates FA Cup Final. However, with sport suspended until mid-June, we thought we would look back at some of the greatest FA Cup finals ever… The FA Cup is the ultimate knockout football competition. Originally beginning in 1871-72, the tournament is open to all clubs …

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Mac’s the way to do it! Burger giants to reopen 32 drive-throughs Posted On 20 May 2020

The signs that Britain is continuing to take tentative step to life after lockdown increased today when it was revealed McDonald’s is to re-open 32 of its drive-through takeaways. Days after announcing it was to open 15 of its 1,270 branches for delivery orders, the fast-food giant has announced more than 30 restaurants, largely in …

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Destination home Posted On 18 May 2020

You may not be able to enjoy days out with the kids right now, but there’s still plenty of fun that can be had at home! Baking Cooking and baking are great activities for children of all ages. Of course, depending on the age of the child, they will be able to undertake different cooking …

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West End sensation Cats to be streamed for free tonight Posted On 15 May 2020

The West End phenomenon Cats will be streamed for free from tonight, Friday 15th May Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece is being made available online as part of his ongoing “The Shows Must Go On” initiative as theatres remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it will only be available on YouTube in the UK for …

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Create in-home office space Posted On 13 May 2020

Working from home boasts many advantages, and there are many fantastic ways to keep your working life productive, satisfying and healthy. That journey you take every day to and from work, those lunchtimes socialising with your colleagues, and that constant, fundamental feeling of being a part of your team with everyone around you striving to …

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Changes to lockdown introduced Posted On 12 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a three-step plan to ease out of the lockdown. Contact with others outside your household should still be avoided, as should keeping two metres apart when out, while hand washing regularly should be continued.  Step One – 13th May Wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces Only meet one person …

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Recent and upcoming book releases Posted On 11 May 2020

Whether you are looking for romance, fantasy, crime or horror, we have compiled a list of the hottest new releases by some great authors, available online from bookstores and as eBooks. If It Bleeds – Stephen King – Released: 28th April 2020 Stephen King, the best-selling author of IT , The Shawshank Redemption and Carrie, …

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A VE Day celebration cake Posted On 08 May 2020

VE Day 1945 and sandwiches were the main order of the day during the street party celebrations, as was beer (that is, until it ran out in the pubs, well before the 10.30pm curfew!) But people wouldn’t have been celebrating the same as we do today. Wartime rationing meant sugar and butter were hard to …

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Lest we forget Posted On 06 May 2020

May 8th, 2020 – VE Day – marks 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. The arrival of peace in Europe came on 8th May 1945 when years of carnage and destruction came to an end during World War II. Millions of people took to the streets …

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PM becomes a dad for sixth time Posted On 04 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and partner Carrie Symonds have announced the name of their new-born son. Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born on 29th April and he is only the third baby born to a serving prime minister in living memory. The names are a tribute to both of their grandfathers as well as the …

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Talking Japanese Posted On 01 May 2020

The hybrid trend of elegant Japanese minimalism combined with rustic Scandinavian simplicity, means that you can now have the best of both worlds. And perfect for you if you prefer a less-is-more approach! Clutter-free spaces, combined with clean lines and a calm colour palette, is all you need to achieve the latest Japanese inspired trend. …

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Keep on washing your hands… Posted On 29 April 2020

With some stores reopening, it’s more important than ever to keep on top of the simple things we can do to help stay safe. Washing your hands is one of the simplest ways to protect yourself and others from illness. Properly washing your hands removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them from spreading to …

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Captain Tom becomes oldest person to have a number one single! Posted On 27 April 2020

Captain Tom Moore’s version of the iconic hit, “You’ll never walk alone” alongside Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, has topped the UK charts. The achievement means that the 99-year old is the oldest person to have a UK number one single. The previous record was held by Tom Jones, who reached …

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A sign of the times Posted On 24 April 2020

Signage has grown to be a popular trend in the home; from placards to light up signs, there is something out there for everyone!   Personalised man cave sign This high-gloss finish personalised street sign would make a fab gift. Can be personalised with a choice of name, postcode and hobby. Fixed Text reads ‘Man …

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Get ready for the Big Night In! Posted On 23 April 2020

A ‘one-night only’ fundraising TV show airs to the UK tonight to raise money for those helping to fight coronavirus, while raising money for those affected by it. Joining forces for the first time ever, organisers BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief have promised The Big Night In will be an exciting, “night of …

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Captain Tom hits the charts! Posted On 22 April 2020

After raising almost £28 million for the NHS by walking over 100 laps of his garden, Captain Tom Moore has now landed the week’s biggest trending song in the iTunes chart! Tom’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS fundraising page has seen him single-handedly raise almost £28 million in donations and – despite a recent …

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Happy birthday ma’am Posted On 21 April 2020

Today the Queen turns 94. But why does she celebrate a ‘second’ birthday – and when is it? Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in London on 21st April 1926 and was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York – who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On 6th February …

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