Lockdown easing: What are the changes on Monday Posted On 14 May 2021

On Monday, the next level of easing of lockdown restrictions begins   The UK continues to reopen, with additional relaxations of lockdown measures coming into place on Monday 17th May. However, we know all the changes can be a little overwhelming and confusing, so we thought we would simplify things. Below is our guide to …

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May Gardening Guide Posted On 13 May 2021

May is a wonderful month for your garden, and with our handy guide we have laid it all out for you…   Spring is fully underway. There should be no more frosts and the temperature is steadily getting warmer, which is bliss for your garden. With more sunshine, your plants should get stronger and healthier …

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Top tips for buyers in this busy property market Posted On 12 May 2021

How to get your offer accepted when you find the perfect property in a busy seller’s market   The property market is booming. There are a lot more buyers than sellers, which has pushed the price up, alongside the competition, when it comes to purchasing your dream home. But there are steps you can take …

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Summer design trends Posted On 11 May 2021

Now’s the time to think about your home’s decor   They say a change is as good as a rest. And although there will be no respite when it comes to actually getting down to do it, there can be no doubt that, once finished, a home makeover is good for the soul. The dilemma …

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Travel: Green, Amber and Red lists released Posted On 10 May 2021

On Friday, the government announced which countries are on which list for travel this summer   From 17 May, people in England will be allowed to take holidays abroad in a small number of countries. On Friday, Grant Shapps announced which countries are in which category for travel starting next Monday. The countries have been …

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Buzzingly good food Posted On 07 May 2021

Celebrate World Bee Day later this month, with this wonderfully sticky honey recipe   Honey-roast confit of duck Serve your carrots with this wonderful French classic with meltingly tender meat with crispy skin.   Ingredients 3 thyme sprigs , leaves roughly chopped 2-3 rosemary sprigs, leaves roughly chopped 2 fat garlic cloves , lightly bashed ½ tsp black peppercorns 4 duck leg (about …

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Hull Resident Ignites Tourism in Popular Park Posted On 07 May 2021

As restrictions are eased, Hull legend Manny Welburn aims to give Pickering Park a boost, with the delivery of his new pedal boats activity   Welburn is most well-known in the area for the land trains which he owns. He currently has two trains, which would be running in normal times, with one based in …

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Best of British as Man City and Chelsea go through to the Champions League Final Posted On 06 May 2021

It will be an all English final in the Champions League this year   Man City beat Paris Saint Germain 4-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night, while Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 last night, which put them through 3-1 on aggregate. It will be the third all-English final in the competition following Man Utd’s win …

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All you need to know about Stamp Duty this year Posted On 05 May 2021

All the dates you need to know for when the Stamp Duty Holiday ends   Last July, the government introduced the Stamp Duty Holiday which raised the level at which stamp duty needed to be paid to £500k, effectively removing stamp duty for a large percentage of buyers, however, the deadline of the 30th June …

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