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House Price Index..

Subdued prices provide first-time buyer opportunity this autumn Average asking price of property coming to market rises by relatively muted 1.0% (+£3,184) this month, the lowest monthly rate of increase at this time of year since 2010 Slowest sector is properties with two bedrooms or fewer with a 0.1% monthly price fall, a result of […]

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Is it cheaper to keep heating on all day OR turn it off and on when needed?..

MARTIN LEWIS has revealed how to save money on utility bills this winter. Which is option is cheaper – turning your heating on and off or keep it on all day? The answer might shock you. Temperatures have dropped to near-freezing for most of the country and thousands will be thinking about finally turning on […]

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New top easy-access savings account as rates rise..

Nottingham Building Society has launched a new market-leading online easy-access savings account, paying 1.55% interest on £1,000 or more. Easy-access interest rates have risen generally over the past few weeks, since Goldman Sachs launched its new Marcus account in September. The account paid the highest rate we’d seen since January 2016, with the ‘Marcus effect’ kick-starting a series […]

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Any housing help?..

First-time buyers in England who buy a shared ownership home will no longer have to pay stamp duty for homes of up to £500,000, matching the commitment for the majority of first-time buyers made in the last Budget. This will also be backdated for anyone who has bought such a property in the last year. There […]

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Budget 2018: What it means for you..

The final Budget before the UK leaves the EU has been delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond – preparing the country for what he says is a “new chapter” for the economy. Lots of measures that will affect the money in your pocket have been announced in the speech which lasted for well over an hour. […]

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Budget 2018: Everything you need to know..

What a way to start the week – settling down to watch one of the major events of the year that affects your finances. In his speech, the chancellor will announce the government’s plans for tax and spending for the financial year which starts in April 2019. Here is your essential guide. When is the […]

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Banks closures: 13 million people have lost half of local branches..

About 13 million adults in the UK live in areas where at least half of the local banks and building societies have closed, analysis by the BBC reveals. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show nearly 6,000 local branches have shut since 2010, a fall of a third. The consumer group Which? called the number […]

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The Whalley Range Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club’s annual Bonfire & Fire works display..

The Whalley Range Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club’s annual Bonfire & Fire works display.. This is a free event, taking place on Saturday 3rd November from 7pm. There will be food (also a halal option), hot drinks and the bar will be open. Further updates will be on our Facebook pages; www.facebook.com/WhalleyRangeTennis We will be […]

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Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September..

The UK inflation rate fell more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August. The Office for National Statistics said the fall to 2.4%, down from 2.7%, was largely driven by lower prices for food and non-alcoholic drinks. The Consumer Prices Index figure surprised economists who had been expecting inflation to fall […]

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The £50 note is changing and here’s why..

The £50 note will not be scrapped and will instead get a plastic redesign, the Bank of England has said. Fears that the largest denomination was widely used by criminals and rarely for ordinary purchases had prompted a proposal to abolish it. But ministers said the new version, to be printed in the UK, would […]