in the know
Read More

Which local residents have seen the best house price inflation?

In December 2016, The ONS (Office for National Statistics) reported that house prices across the UK saw a year-on-year rise of 7.2 per cent. These figures are promising for the property market, and if the trend continues, the average home in the UK will increase in value by £22,000 in the next year. But what’s […]

Read More

Today’s quote:

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. Steve Jobs.

Read More

Whalley Range Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club

You are warmly invited to President’s Day at Whalley Range Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club on Sunday 9th July Feel free to bring family and friends along. Non-members welcome   Programme of events 12.30pm   Free Buffet Lunch   1.30 p.m.   President’s Tennis Tournament – doubles event   2.00pm      Cricket Match – Cricket […]

Read More

Mortgage lenders rake in an extra £10BN a year from borrowers who don’t switch to cheaper deals

Mortgages are boring, it’s buying the house that’s the exciting bit. So when it comes to remortgaging, it’s not always top of our wish-list. Research published by online mortgage broker Trussle has found that homeowners who let their mortgage rate lapse at the end of their deal are forking out thousands of pounds extra a year […]

Read More

Could you help your child build a healthy investment pot?

We meet the parents investing with their kids and helping educate them financially. Financial education officially became part of the school National Curriculum in 2014, but many experts say that money lessons begin at home. Parents who talk to their children about saving and investing are more likely to help their kids get into good […]

Read More

In The Garden This Week-Watering Tip

Going away? Make arrangements now for someone to water in your absence. If that doesn’t work out, group containers on large trays full of water or install a timed irrigation system.  Hozelock has an affordable system that will cater for 20 pots (£45; hozelock.com).

Read More

In This Garden This Week-Lawn Tip

To Stop the lawn drying out, don’t mow it too closely. Equally, don’t fret too much if you get brown patches; it will recover as soon as it gets more moisture.  

Read More

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Read More

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

Virgin Media has told 800,000 customers to change their passwords to protect against being hacked. An investigation by Which? found that hackers could access the provider’s Super Hub 2 router, allowing access to users’ smart appliances. A child’s toy and domestic CCTV cameras were among the vulnerable devices. Virgin Media said the risk was small […]

Read More

Eight ways to spot a friend or family member is in debt

Several million people – up to 10% of the population – are reluctant to admit that they are having debt problems, according to the Money Advice Service. As a result it is calling on friends and family members to do more to spot the tell-tale signs of money issues. These include secretive behaviour, or a […]