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Lenders kick-start mortgage deals..

Some big lenders have begun reopening their doors to British borrowers, making it easier to get a home loan. At the start of the coronavirus lockdown, several scrapped deals or only offered loans to those with large deposits. But this week Nationwide, Halifax, Virgin and Santander all made it easier for people to qualify for […]

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Moodswings, an award winning Manchester based Charity..

Who we are and what we do.. Helping people recover from life’s ups and downs.. Moodswings is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and family. All our services are provided free of charge to anyone who needs us and […]

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Inside the ‘Grand Designs’-style mansion planned for Wilbraham Road in Chorlton..

Plans for the new building include six bedrooms, a cinema room and a sauna. A four-bedroom bungalow in Chorlton is currently on the market for over half a million pounds. On the surface, there doesn’t seem much to warrant the asking price. The home on Wilbraham Road is easily missed amongst the leafy streets and higher neighbouring […]

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Virtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown began..

Most of the viewings are within the new-build market rather than the resales one, where only agents who filmed before the lockdown can offer virtual viewings. The number of virtual viewings taking place has more than doubled since the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed, but it’s largely tours of new build properties driving the […]

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Coronavirus: One in nine homeowners takes mortgage holiday..

One in nine mortgage holders in the UK has taken a so-called “payment holiday” as their finances have been hit by the effects of coronavirus. Lenders have agreed that 1.2 million homeowners can delay repayments as jobs are cut and wages reduced. Typically, this defers a mortgage bill of £775 a month, with borrowers given […]

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Coronavirus: Army veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises £1.4m for NHS..

A 99-year-old army veteran who has raised more than £1.4m to help the NHS in the fight against Covid-19 has vowed to keep going even though he has smashed his original £1,000 target. Tom Moore aimed to complete 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden by Thursday, walking with the aid of a frame. However he […]

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Coronavirus: UK growth could drop by record 35% by June..

Britain’s independent tax and spending watchdog has warned the coronavirus pandemic could trigger a record 35% drop in UK growth by June. The Office for Budget Responsibility said that this scenario was based on an assumption that the current lockdown would last for three months. It said, however, it expected that once restrictions were lifted, […]

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New Homes Developments – Can I help you?

You can take advantage of my #landandnewhomes digital marketing strategy. Starting from £1,000 plus vat upfront fee. I will organise an online campaign, include a @SimonGThomas #videotour, a weekly newsletter, landing page on my website, social media plan, introduction of buyers to your development. (Intro fee of 1.5% plus vat for individual property sales). With […]

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Coronavirus: What’s happening to the beer left in pubs?..

Pubs, like other public venues, look set to stay shut for the foreseeable future. But what’s going to happen to the contents of their cellars? Fifty million pints – give or take. That’s the amount of beer expected to go unused in barrels if pubs remain closed into the summer because of coronavirus. Publicans are […]

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Coronavirus: Apple and Google team up to contact trace Covid-19..

Apple and Google are jointly developing technology to alert people if they have recently come into contact with others found to be infected with coronavirus. They hope to initially help third-party contact-tracing apps run efficiently. But ultimately, they aim to do away with the need to download dedicated apps, to encourage the practice. The two companies […]