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Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk..

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. The study of nearly 200,000 people showed the risk fell by up to a third. The team at the University of Exeter said the results were exciting, empowering and showed people were not […]

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AI solves Rubik’s Cube in one second..

An artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California has solved the Rubik’s Cube in just over a second. DeepCubeA, as the algorithm was called, completed the 3D logic puzzle which has been taxing humans since it was invented in 1974. “It learned on its own,” said report author Prof Pierre Baldi. […]

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When most people never see a £50 note, why have it?

When was the last time you saw a £50 note? Dinner with a wealthy relative visiting the UK, or tucked into a child’s birthday card perhaps? While we may rarely see such currency, there are a surprising number in general circulation. According to the Bank of England’s latest statistics, a total of 344 million of them, […]

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UK banks ‘prepared for Brexit and trade war fall-out’..

The Bank of England says the UK banking system is still resilient to the financial impact of a worst-case disorderly Brexit. The comment came in its regular health check on the banks, the Financial Stability Report. The Bank said “the perceived likelihood of no-deal Brexit has increased since the start of the year”. It said […]

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Climate change: Water and green energy produced by a single device..

Researchers have found a way to purify water and produce electricity from a single device powered by sunlight. The scientists adapted a solar panel that not only generated power, but used some of the heat energy to distil and purify sea water. They believe the idea could make a major difference in sunny climates with […]

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Wireless electric car charging gets cash boost..

The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles […]

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But does this mean that the market has peaked?

Not by a long shot. In fact, we think that the Chorlton and Old Trafford property market has a lot of steam left in it. The reason is simple; every market is underpinned by supply and demand. Here the supply is made up of a very high-quality housing stock, with a manageable amount of new […]

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The latest data shows it’s full steam ahead in the local property market..

What a year it’s been for the Chorlton and Old Trafford property market so far. The amount of positive sentiment we’re picking up from buyers and sellers who visit the branch every day confirms that this part of the country is better insulated from the cold spell being experienced in some other parts of the […]

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Homebuilder Galliford rejects £950m Bovis bid..

Construction firm Bovis offered to pay £950m to buy rival Galliford Try’s home building business but was rejected, it has emerged. Galliford said the offer was too cheap and that it remained confident in its long-term prospects after rejecting the bid. Bovis said the two companies were no longer in discussions. Two years ago Galliford […]

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North-South divide in house prices..

A North-South divide has opened up when comparing house prices, according to official figures. Property values fell by 1.9% in London in the year to March, but rose by 3.6% in Yorkshire and Humberside, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. House prices in Scotland recorded a 3.3% increase over the same period, the data […]