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12 BBQs, Parties and a Wedding

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NEWS COPY The average Brit will see 12 BBQs, parties and even a wedding ruined by the rain every year, a study has revealed. Researchers found that over the course of the average year, the traditional British weather will put a dampener on two BBQs, two leisurely walks and at least one family day trip, [...]


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Brits Confess their Most Common Cleaning Sins

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Six in ten working Brits consider themselves too busy to clean each week, a new study reveals. Results showed one in eight full time workers haven’t vacuumed at all this year so far, a fifth never polish or dust their home while just over a quarter have never cleaned their windows before. And as busy [...]


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Six in Ten Embarrassed About Their Home

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NEWS COPY Six in ten Brits admit to being embarrassed about the state of their home, a study has revealed. Dated décor, unfinished DIY, mess and even the small size of people’s homes mean millions are left cringing when they have visitors over. Red-faced home owners even admitted to keeping guests out of certain rooms [...]


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Renters Pay £100 million Up-Front to Cover Entire Tenancy

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES Wealthy renters have paid #100 million up-front this year alone to cover their entire tenancy as competition for ideal homes intensifies, it was revealed yesterday (Mon). With six or seven people chasing every posh London property, bidders are desperate to beat their rivals to seal the deal on a home. [...]


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Al Capone Under Fire for Painting her House Pink

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Ben Cusack A notorious drunk called ‘Al Capone’ is under fire again – for painting her house bright PINK. Alexandra ‘Al’ Capone, 40, was slapped with a Prohibition-style Asbo, banning her from getting drunk or throwing parties at her 140-year-old former lifeboat station home. But despite being scheduled [...]


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Infographic: What Keeps us Awake at Night?

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NEWS COPY Brits lie awake counting pennies instead of sheep, says a new study – as nine in ten admit they’re plagued with sleepless nights, mostly due to fretting over finances. Researchers who studied 2,000 adults on their sleeping habits revealed money worries to come top of a myriad of reasons Brits can’t get to [...]


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London Flat Put up for Sale for MORE than 14 Bed Mansion

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A one bedroom flat, thought to be among the smallest in London, has been put up for sale for more than a 14 bedroom mansion in Devon. The pint-sized pied-a-terre has just 336sq/ft of space, which is around the size of a large master bedroom. It was originally a studio [...]


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Mansion Linked to Henry VIII Transformed into Stately Home

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A grand mansion linked to Henry VIII and later sold by the government after suffering years of neglect has been transformed into the cheapest stately home. House hunters wanting a bit of Wolf Hall or Downton Abbey in their lives can move into Preston Hall from just #195,000. This is around #18,000 [...]


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First Straw Houses go on the Open Market

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Izzy Ferris Houses made of STRAW went on the open market for the first time yesterday (Mon) after being made eligible for mortgages. Until now the eco-homes have been the preserve of bespoke building projects and financed through specialist lenders. But a row of seven straw houses in Bristol have now become [...]


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This Year’s Top 10 Most Expensive UK Properties

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Adrian Hearn Estate agents were counting the profits last year after a record-breaking 13,400 properties sold for more than £1 million - with a £50 million penthouse topping the list of biggest sales. A strengthening economy saw house prices in London shoot up by 16.3 per cent, which helped boost the number [...]


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