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Apple to discontinue iPod nano and shuffle

Apple has announced plans to kill off the iPod nano and shuffle. They were the company’s last two music players without the ability to run streaming service Apple Music and hadn’t been upgraded for ages. The move is part what’s been described as a “simplification” of the iPod range to leave just the Touch model. […]

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How often do people move property in the local area?

More than six-million people move home every year according to national census figures. These numbers reveal we are changing homes at a faster rate than ever before with people in the southern half of the country the most frequent movers. Conversely, those living in the North East, North West and Wales move home less frequently […]

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2017 allAgents estate & letting agents awards

Just over one month left before the door closes on largest award scheme for the UK property industry . our 2017 allAgents estate & letting agents awards. There is still time to get those reviews on and being in with a chance to win one is our coveted local and national awards. NO EXCUSES when […]

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Old £1 coin spending deadline looms

Consumers have less than three months to spend, bank or donate round £1 coins as the new 12-sided version outnumbers the old for the first time. The Treasury says there are now more of the new £1 coins, which first entered circulation in March, than the old round pound. From 15 October, shops can refuse […]

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Where is the best place to live for the morning commute?

Getting to work is the bane of most people’s lives. So where should you live if you work in Manchester city centre and you want to travel less than 20 minutes from your home to your office? Stretford Sandwiched between super hip Chorlton and the rising star of Urmston, Stretford is often bypassed. But with […]

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Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over lack of time causes […]

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Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

As the school summer holidays get under way, food banks are urging people not to forget to donate supplies to their local centres. The Trussell Trust, which runs over 420 food banks across the UK, says many children risk going hungry over the six-week break from school. It says demand for emergency parcels for children […]

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Robot vacuum company mulls selling maps of homes

IRobot, the maker of the Roomba smart vacuum, could one day sell data drawn from the maps the devices build up of individual homes as they clean. The Roomba is an automated floor cleaner that can be activated via an app and find its own way around, using sensors and a camera. Founder Colin Angle […]

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Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint. In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed. Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985. Microsoft suggested it would […]

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Rise in personal loans dangerous, Bank of England official says

A sharp rise in personal loans could pose a danger to the UK economy, a Bank of England official has warned. Outstanding car loans, credit card balance transfers and personal loans have increased by 10% over the past year, the Bank’s financial stability director Alex Brazier said. In contrast household incomes have risen by just […]