Stamp duty holiday set to be extended for three months Posted On 26 February 2021

Chancellor making preparations to extend the stamp duty holiday until the end of June   With the deadline of the stamp duty holiday approaching, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been drawing up plans to extend it for a further three months until the end of June. The move will benefit those with purchases still going through, …

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Breaking News – Stamp Duty Holiday extension Posted On 25 February 2021

Stamp Duty holiday to be extended until the end of June Great news for buyers today as Rishi Sunak is set to announce an extension of the Stamp Duty Holiday. The extension will run until the end of June and will come as a relief to those with purchases going through and will surely prompt …

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Motivation: It’s an attitude thing Posted On 25 February 2021

Are you struggling to keep your motivation up working from home? Here are some helpful tips to keep you at your best.   A lot of us have been working at home for nearly a year now. Some are lucky and have a natural motivation, while others may struggle, perhaps without other people in the …

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End of homeschooling to increase the number of properties coming to the market Posted On 24 February 2021

Buyer demand and house prices rising and new properties coming to the market are expected to rise in line with the schools going back   The latest study by Rightmove shows that demand from buyers is growing, with numbers so far this year way ahead of last year, however, buyer demand is outstripping new supply. …

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118 days to go! Posted On 23 February 2021

Light at the end of the tunnel, as Boris Johnson announces ‘Roadmap” out of Lockdown which could mean a return to normality in 118 days   Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the “roadmap” for easing restrictions in England and finally coming out of this long winter lockdown. The long-term aim is to lift all …

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Top Lockdown gadgets Posted On 22 February 2021

  The top 5 gadgets that have made lockdown more bearable   Over the past year, people have been finding new hobbies and gadgets to get them through spending so much time at home… While some have turned to Netflix and other streaming services, others have turned to consoles, while others have spent more time …

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Feng shui: the basics Posted On 19 February 2021

During these lockdowns, it’s important to stay positive and be comfortable in your surroundings, which is what makes the practise of Feng Shui perfect   Feng shui was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It teaches people how they can balance the energies in any space with the arrangement of objects. This could be …

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The new library locator in Bristol Posted On 19 February 2021

Local resident Jade Palmer has made it much more convenient to find pre-owned books to read and swap in Bristol, after setting up an interactive map to locate ‘little libraries’   Palmer is already part of the Bristol Book Share Facebook group, and has set up the page as a means to document where one …

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Search for life on Mars Posted On 18 February 2021

Nasa Mars rover: Perserverance heads for touchdown on the red planet.   After a seven-month, 470-million-km journey, Nasa’s six-wheeled robot is scheduled to land on Mars at 20:55 GMT today. Never has a science mission gone to the planet with so sophisticated a suite of instruments; never has a robot been targeted at so promising …

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Stamp duty holiday could be extended by six weeks Posted On 17 February 2021

              With the Stamp duty holiday deadline looming, Rishi Sunak is considering extending it by six weeks   News regarding the Stamp duty holiday has been quiet recently, however, according to The Telegraph, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering extending the holiday until mid-May. There are fears many buyers could …

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Pancake day recipes Posted On 16 February 2021

It’s Pancake day! Which means across the UK people will be flipping their frying pans trying to create the perfect crepe…   Ah, Pancake day! A day everyone loves! The perfect excuse to eat those lovely, sweet or savoury, thick or thin, treats that are so simple to make… The beauty of pancakes is that …

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What is Shrove Tuesday? Posted On 15 February 2021

The Christian period of Lent will soon be among us. And with Lent, comes Shrove Tuesday. But what is it? Where does it come from? And what happens?   What is it? To put it simply, Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent – an …

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Treat your King or Queen this Valentine’s day Posted On 12 February 2021

Treat your partner with this spectacular Valentine’s dinner, perfect for a romantic night in!   Make Valentine’s day extra special with our gorgeous menu featuring a delightful starter, an impressive main course and a sumptious dessert.   Starter – Really easy cheese fondue  Ingredients: 125ml white wine 450g gruyère, grated 450g cheddar, grated 50ml kirsch 1 heaped tsp cornflour small …

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Page to Screen – Part Two Posted On 11 February 2021

In the second part of our feature of the best page to screen adaptations, check out these three flicks   Romeo + Juliet In 1996, Baz Luhrmann directed this modern update of the classic Shakespeare tale. Set in the hip modern suburb of Verona, Luhrmann, who also directed The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge, creates …

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Buying your first home together Posted On 10 February 2021

Buying your first home together is such a mile stone moment for any relationship and provides you with a property in which you can create, enjoy and share memories that last a lifetime   Moving in together can be such a pleasant and joyous experience and, let’s be honest; it can also be extremely scary! …

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Page to Screen: The best book to movie adaptations to read and watch during lockdown Posted On 09 February 2021

We’re all looking for ways to pass the time during this lockdown. How about a double-header by reading the book before watching the film…   We all know the old adage, the book is better than any screen adaptation, however, is this always true? A great way to pass the time this lockdown is to …

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Romance at Home: Designing your DIY Valentine’s Day Posted On 08 February 2021

It’s the most romantic day of the year. And what better way to celebrate than at home with your significant other…   Food A huge part of the celebrations of Valentine’s Day is the role that food plays. Let’s start with the morning’s offerings. Why not treat your partner to a good, old-fashioned breakfast in …

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