The Property Market one year on from the first lockdown Posted On 31 March 2021

It’s been just over a year since the first national lockdown, but how has this changed the property market?   Just over a year from the first national lockdown due to the COVID pandemic, the property market has experienced a boom, and it’s here to stay… But how has the property market changed over the …

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Go to work on your eggs Posted On 30 March 2021

Whether decorating, rolling or hunting them, eggs are part of the Easter tradition   If you want to blame anyone for putting on a few pounds over the weekend, point the finger at the Pagans. Or the Europeans who stimulated a sweet tooth the Victorians never knew they had. Initially, though, it was the Pagans …

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Another step on Government’s road out of lockdown Posted On 29 March 2021

People urged to ‘Stay Local’ as restrictions start to ease   The second phase of the Government’s road out of lockdown came into force today (March 29th) … and it is a significant step forward as England starts to move from the shadows cast by the pandemic. From today, the rule of six returns, with …

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A matter of time Posted On 26 March 2021

The clocks go forward this month, but what does it all mean?   What started with a throwaway remark in 1784 has influenced our lives for more than 100 years. But although one of America’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, observed on a visit to France that Parisiennes should be woken an hour earlier by cannons …

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J.R.R Tolkien day Posted On 25 March 2021

R. R. Tolkien wrote one of the most beloved and well-read stories of anyone’s lifetimes, The Lord of the Rings   Held every year on the 25th March, which happens to be the exact day that the one ring was destroyed, today is an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate the magic that …

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Buyer demand spiked 24% after the budget Posted On 24 March 2021

The demand for new homes spiked after the announcement of the budget, while house prices continue to rise   It was reported that after last month’s budget, buyer demand rocketed 24% higher than in the week previous and is currently running 80% higher than the same periods in the previous four years! However, the supply …

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Netflix shows to binge before the clocks change Posted On 23 March 2021

  The clocks change this Sunday, just enough time to binge one more series   With the clock change this Sunday, comes more light in the evening, which could lead to more time in our gardens and less time in front of the TV, which isn’t a bad thing at all. With this in mind, …

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Building an extension: Part 2: Builders Posted On 22 March 2021

Part two of our ‘building an extension guide’ focuses on the more physical element of the task; the building   Last week we looked at the first steps of building an extension to your home; the initial plans and the role an architect plays. This week we are going to look at the more physical …

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FA Cup Quarter Final’s Preview – Part 2 Posted On 20 March 2021

Eight teams battle it out for a place in the Wembley semi-finals this weekend…   Sun 21st March (1.30pm KO) BBC 1 Chelsea v Sheffield Utd After an impressive campaign last year, Chris Wilder has left Sheff Utd citing major differences with the board, which could be seen in their recruitment last year. No longer …

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Work starts on installing flood barriers in at risk Solihull homes Posted On 19 March 2021

 Work started this week on installing flood resilience measures in the Shirley West and Blythe wards…   After flooding in the Shirley West and Blythe wards in 2018, residents have now been offered to have flood resilience measures installed to help make their homes safer in the future. Residents who are part of the schemes …

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FA Cup Quarter Final’s Preview – Part 1 Posted On 19 March 2021

Eight teams battle it out for a place in the Wembley semi-finals this weekend…   This weekend sees a break from the seemingly non-stop Premier League action as eight teams battle it out to go to the next round in the oldest cup competition in world football. However, with seven teams from the top division …

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Thinking about selling, you’ve picked the perfect time… Posted On 18 March 2021

Record number of buyers creates the strongest housing market for sellers in a decade   We know if one positive thing has come out of the COVID pandemic it is the incredibly strong property market, and the latest figures from Rightmove show that demand levels are only getting stronger, which is great news for sellers. …

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Cook up a feast to celebrate St Patrick’s Day Posted On 17 March 2021

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so what better time to look at a great recipe from the Emerald Isle   Ireland isn’t just about Guinness and Potatoes, we have scoured through the cookbooks to find one of the most comforting and tasty Irish recipes, perfect for celebrating St Paddy’s day at home this year.   …

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Man’s best friend Posted On 16 March 2021

Dogs have truly been important for a lot of people during lockdown   Our lives have changed drastically over the past year, however, today we’re going to talk about another member of the family whose life has changed… your dog. Long known as man’s best friend, our fluffy friends have had their lives changed during …

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Building an extension: Part 1: Architects Posted On 15 March 2021

This complete beginner’s guide to building an extension will give you all you need to get started   Extending your home is a great way to add value while at the same time creating more living space, but how do you get the project off the ground? If you’re building an extension for the first …

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Solihull to get plugged in for new electric vehicle charging points Posted On 12 March 2021

Nine new stations planned as part of council’s EVS   The push to encourage residents to switch to electric cars moved up a gear this week with the news that nine more vehicle charging points are to be installed around Solihull. Drivers will soon be able to plug in to charging stations at Shirley, Knowle, …

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Keep busy this weekend Posted On 12 March 2021

It’s the first weekend since the kids have gone back to school, let’s have a look at some great ideas on how to spend the next couple of days…   The kids are mostly back at school, which means something verging on a normal weekend. With restrictions still in place though, we thought we’d have …

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