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UK ‘in grip of worst flu season since 2011’..

The UK is in the grip of its worst flu season for seven years, figures show. All parts of the UK have seen rises in suspected flu cases since the turn of the year with Wales seeing the sharpest – close to a fourfold increase in GP visits to 64.9 cases per 100,000. The last […]

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Banks create funds for firms hit by Carillion collapse..

Three banks have said they will provide money to support small business customers who are struggling after the failure of Carillion. Lloyds is creating a £50m fund, while RBS is offering £75m worth of assistance and HSBC £100m. All were among the banks that stopped backing Carillion after the government refused to insure its debts. […]

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Whalley Range/Old Trafford..

Over the last 12 full months there have been 389 sales in Whalley Range/Old Trafford. This is a –21% change on the previous 12 month period. The average sales price was £196,654.

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CHORLTON OVERVIEW..

Over the last 12 full months there have been 427 sales in Chorlton. This is a –13% change on the previous 12 month period. The average sales price was £271,360. 26% of sales in the past 12 months were flats, achieving an average sales price of £163,208 . Houses achieved an average price of £323,830. […]

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Busy start to 2018 with increased home-hunter activity..

Early traffic data indicates a busy start to 2018, with Rightmove visits up by an average of over 9% so far in January compared to same period last year, averaging over 4 million visits per day Average price of property coming to market is up 0.7% (+£2,067) this month on Rightmove, tracking over 90% of […]

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Local market review..

Over the last 12 full months there have been 816 sales in Eddie’s patch. This is a −17% change on the previous 12 month period. The average sales price was £233,931.

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Our local sporting community..

Here’s just a few of the fantastic sports teams we support here in and around Chorlton.

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Pound hits highest level since Brexit vote..

Sterling has jumped to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote. The surge to more than $1.37 came after Bloomberg reported that the Spanish and Dutch finance ministers had agreed to seek a Brexit deal that kept the UK as close to the EU as possible. Both countries denied the report but the […]

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Sharp slowdown in house price growth in 2017, Halifax says..

House prices grew much more slowly in 2017 than in the previous year, the UK’s largest mortgage lender has reported. The Halifax said prices rose by 2.7% in 2017 – compared with a 6.5% increase in 2016. On a calendar year basis, that is the lowest rise since 2012. The slowdown was driven by a squeeze […]

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Stock markets hit record highs – here are three reasons why..

Not too hot, not too cold – but just right. Goldilocks’ requirements for the perfect bowl of porridge are similar to the requirements of an attractive economy. Not too hot – growth busting out the lights raising fears about sustainability and rampant inflation. And not too cold – economic slowdowns and recessions pulling down business […]