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Bike Sharing – The Manchester Way

When it comes to cycling, Manchester’s got a lot going for it. When it comes to cycling, Manchester’s got a lot going for it. It’s relatively flat, has 357 miles of bike routes including 84 miles of traffic-free paths and 62 miles of routes separated from roads. It’s got bike cafes and cycle hubs and […]

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Banks report new year buy-to-let rush

Major banks have provided more evidence of a burst of activity in the UK mortgage market by landlords keen to avoid a stamp duty rise. In January, gross mortgage borrowing from the High Street banks rose to its highest level since mid-2008. The number of mortgages approved for house purchases was 27% higher than a […]

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Be first to see new and exclusive properties

Many agents advertising at OnTheMarket.com are launching their new-to-market properties exclusively here first.* Find out how to be first to see these new and exclusive homes Thousands of estate and letting agents have moved their properties from other websites to advertise at OnTheMarket.com and many are choosing to launch their new-to-market properties exclusively here first: […]

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Millions face big jump in death fees

Millions of people in England and Wales face a large rise in fees payable after death, to raise an extra £250m for the courts service. The Ministry of Justice wants an increase in probate fees to as much as £20,000 for those with the biggest estates. At the moment such fees are fixed at either […]

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Colour Run 2016 -St Ann’s Hospice

To register for the Colour Run 2016, please complete the form below. Please choose how many people you would like to register for the Colour Run. The maximum on this form is 15 at a time, but if you’d like to register more than that just give us a call us on 0161 498 3631 […]

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Shock as Countrywide sells almost half its stake

Countrywide has sold almost half its shares in Zoopla. This morning Zoopla announced to the stock exchange its investments in four proptech start-ups. The UK’s largest property chain has sold 8,659,302 shares in the portal business for a price of 220p per share. The announcement was made after close of stock market trading yesterday. Gross […]

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Over-65s in England ‘living longer

Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says. Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years. But there is concern that too many elderly people are living in poor health. And the […]

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First-time buyers’ ‘£50,000 rent bill’

First-time buyers in England who buy a house this year will already have spent an average of £52,900 on rent, research for a landlords’ trade body suggests. The cost will rise to £64,400 for those starting to rent now, figures published by the Association of Residential Lettings Agents suggest. Arla says rent will account for […]

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Buy-to-let surge ‘raising house prices’

Surveyors are witnessing a surge of demand from buy-to-let investors which they expect to push up house prices. Buy-to-let investors face a 3% surcharge on stamp duty from April. The Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said the number of homes coming onto the market was insufficient to meet demand from landlords aiming to beat the deadline. […]

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House price growth eases after rush in March, says

Further evidence has emerged of a slow-down in UK house prices in April, as the Halifax said growth eased to 9.2% compared to last year. A month ago, the Halifax said house prices were rising by 10.1%. The slow-down follows a rush to beat the new stamp duty tax rates for buy to let and […]