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7 Ideas For An Incredible Garden On A Budget..

When you move into a new home the first things you tend to personalise are its interiors – decorating, accessorising and maybe doing a bit of building work. But all too often, this kind of activity doesn’t extend past the back door, and the poor old garden is left as an afterthought. We can’t blame […]

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A Guide To DIY Garden Furniture..

Making your own DIY garden furniture is a great way to flex your creative muscles and produce a space that’s totally unique to you. From comfy corner sofas to characterful garden accessories, making something with your own hands is both rewarding and easy on the wallet.  Whether you’re looking to give your garden a new look without […]

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How to keep fit for free while staying at home via YouTube, Instagram Live, apps & more..

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of gyms across the country, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay fit. There are loads of free apps, online tools and resources that can help you to exercise and look after your health and well being at home – particularly helpful if you’re self-isolating. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2020/03/how-to-stay-fit-at-home-with-apps-instagram-youtube-fitness-clas/  

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Coronavirus: Why is the petrol price nearing £1 a litre?

The cost of petrol in the UK is approaching £1 a litre for the first time since 2016. Some filling stations around the country have even been reported offering petrol at less than £1. But motorists may be hard-pressed to find low deals as prices vary widely. Why are petrol prices falling? The key factor […]

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Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help Mortgages & other debts, energy top-ups & more..

The coronavirus pandemic has already fundamentally changed the way we live. It’s an anxious and upsetting time, and while the primary concern is health, our financial wellbeing is also important. Many are worrying about paying their mortgage, rent and other bills. This guide runs through help for financial products and other bills. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/#bt

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NHS staff freebies & discounts..

Including free meals from Uber Eats and free parking at NCP car parks. While everyone in the country’s doing their bit, it’s our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. So I’m compiling a list of big chains that are now offering […]

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Marriage Tax Allowance..

If you’re married or in a civil partnership, you may be entitled to a £1,150 tax break called the marriage tax allowance – something 2.4 million qualifying couples miss out on. URGENTLY check now whether you’re eligible, as those who are risk losing out on £100s if they don’t apply before 11.59pm THIS SUNDAY (5 April). https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/marriage-tax-allowance/

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The hike in house prices indicates good news for current homeowners, but those hoping to take their first steps on the property ladder will need to familiarise themselves with pros and cons of current schemes. There are several government schemes for first-time buyers: Help to Buy, Shared Ownership, ISA’s and Starter Homes.

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Lifecycle of our residents You might think you know our area inside out, but this chart might make you think again. We’ve split the area according to where people and families are in their lifecycle. This has a big impact on the housing market, with people needing different types of housing at different points in their life.

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What does the future hold for house prices in Chorlton and Old Trafford?

There have probably never been more factors at play in the UK property market than there are right now. The national market is making steady progress as it moves through the middle of its current cycle. While the solid Conservative majority at the last election has created some much needed forward-visibility, the question now is […]