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Mobike: The Smartbike Revolution

If you’ve been around Manchester over the last few months, you’ve probably seen one of those silver and orange bikes zipping past you – well, that, or left abandoned on the side of a pavement. You’ve heard of the smartphone revolution, well now you can experience the smartbike revolution; Manchester’s answer to London’s Boris bikes, but […]

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Sterling jumps to highest level since June 2016’s Brexit vote…

Sterling jumps to highest level since June 2016’s Brexit vote as households are put on stand-by for interest rate hike. Sterling has soared to its highest level since June 2016’s vote for Brexit aft the Bank of England raised expectations of a rate hike in the next few months. Gertjan Vlieghe, one of the Bank’s monetary policy […]

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West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC | NWCFL Premier Division. |

West,West,wherever you may be,We eat hummus and celery, We don’t eat meat,we love broccoli,We’re Chorlton and West Didsbury.” @WD_CFC 💜⚽️ https://wdcfcfan.club

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Ornamental bulbs that are good enough to eat….

Alliums which we know as garden plants are prized ingredients in other parts of the world. Here’s why… It’s officially bulb-planting season again, but for a greedy gardener like me there is often a tense trade-off between what space I dedicate to ornamentals and what I leave for edibles in my tiny urban patch. Fortunately, […]

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It’s a mortgage war, but not as you know it:

It’s a mortgage war, but not as you know it: First Direct slashes fees but HIKES rates – so are the new deals better or worse? First Direct has slashed its mortgage fees following pressure from customers, but has also hiked rates by up to 0.2 per cent to compensate. The lender has typically offered […]

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House prices still rising at 5% a year: Official figures show…

House prices still rising at 5% a year: Official figures show East Midlands is the new hotspot while London struggle. The average UK property prices is up 5.1 per cent annually with official figures suggesting the housing market has undergone a summer mini-revival in 2017. In July, the average house price was £226,000, up £11,000 […]

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The brilliant indoor benefits of LED grow lights

Grow lamps were once massive, power-hungry, expensive and hot. Meet the amazing new LEDs. As a self-confessed science geek I am fascinated by technology. Yet in the world of gardening this is often synonymous with the gimmicky (fibreglass meerkat solar light, anyone?) or the hugely complex and costly – think hydroponic growers that require a degree in […]

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No interest rate rise for at least a year, economists say

Many economists do not expect UK interest rates to rise until 2019 despite inflation remaining above target, according to a BBC snapshot. They believe that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will be reluctant to raise rates during Brexit negotiations. Inflation stood at 2.6% in July – well above the Bank’s official target […]

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Broughton Park Football Club (Rugby Union) U14’s team

Kit and Shirts A Broughton Park rugby shirt is provided for all games. Thanks to increasing sponsorship some teams have shorts and socks but if your teams are not provided players need to have black shorts, socks and preferably a training shirt. We have an on-line club shop but additional items don’t have to be […]

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Government names trial areas for ‘full-fibre’ broadband

Six areas in the UK will soon be trying out broadband technology that provides data at speeds approaching one gigabit per second (gbps). Businesses, schools and hospitals will be the first to try out the “full-fibre” network technology. The pilots will be run in Aberdeenshire, West Sussex, Coventry and Warwickshire, Bristol, West Yorkshire and Greater […]