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Put your own stamp on your new home

POSTED ON 24 JUNE 2019

Just moved house? Here are some tips on how to decorate and put your own stamp on it. Whether you’ve just bought, or you’re renting and limited to what you can do to a property, these are great ways to add little personal touches and freshen up your home Moving into your new home is …


Wimbledon 2019

POSTED ON 21 JUNE 2019

Tennis fans are getting excited as Wimbledon, the legendary tournament, returns to SW19 in July, with what promises to be a highly competitive two weeks of tennis! Last year’s winners Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber will both be returning to the famous All England Club to defend their 2018 titles. Novak Djokovic has already defeated …


The hidden history of Toy Story!

POSTED ON 19 JUNE 2019

With the third sequel out this Friday, let’s look back at the history of the ground-breaking first film, which was released 24 years ago! The film, which first introduced us to Woody, Buzz and the gang, was the highest grossing film of 1995. And, because of its success, we have the likes of Despicable Me, …


England qualify for the last 16

POSTED ON 17 JUNE 2019

  England’s Women’s Football team beat Argentina on Friday to qualify for the last 16 with one game to spare After their win over Scotland earlier in the tournament, Phil Neville’s side knew that a win over Argentina would seal their place in the next round and give them the chance to finish top of …


Smart home ideas

POSTED ON 14 JUNE 2019

Ten years ago, controlling your home appliances with a smartphone was science fiction, but today it is a reality New technology for the home is coming out every week. You can control your lighting, heating and appliances all with an app on your smartphone or your voice assistant. Keep ahead of the curve and up …


The importance of home insurance

POSTED ON 12 JUNE 2019

Your house and possessions are more than likely your most valuable asset, so it is important to protect these It’s important to have the correct home insurance and to understand the benefits having it brings. Homeowners insurance is a form of property insurance designed to protect an individual’s home against damages to the house itself …


Help-to-Buy ISA schemes: what they are, how they work, how they help

POSTED ON 10 JUNE 2019

We all know it’s no easy rise climbing onto the property ladder, but schemes such as Help to Buy ISAs are there to help with the footing. However, new customers only have until the end of November, so attention all first-time buyers! What is a Help-to-Buy ISA scheme? It is a privileged time to be …


75th Anniversary of the D-day landings

POSTED ON 07 JUNE 2019

The 6th of June 2019 was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Here is a look back on the buildup and the events of that fateful day   On the 6th June 1944, almost five years since the start of WWII, the Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied …


Wall to wall!

POSTED ON 05 JUNE 2019

  Forget about simply painting those walls – add an instant splash of colour and design using wallpaper. Here we feature some of our favourite finds… 1. Ipanema Heritage Wallpaper Go for a touch of the exotic with this line drawn design featuring toucans and lush, tropical foliage. £35 www.johnlewis.com 2. Apex Geometric Trellis Wallpaper …


Champions League review

POSTED ON 03 JUNE 2019

Liverpool to extend Klopp’s contract after Champions League triumph in Madrid On a sweltering evening in Madrid on Saturday, Liverpool beat Tottenham to overtake Bayern Munich and Barcelona to become the third top team with the most Champions League wins. They have now won the competition six times, just one behind AC Milan. The game …


UEFA Champions League preview

POSTED ON 31 MAY 2019

Liverpool and Tottenham meet at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on Saturday night in the UEFA Champions League Final. Both clubs had incredible comebacks to reach the final, with a last minute goal by Lucas Moura putting Tottenham through against Ajax and a stunning 4-0 win by Liverpool in the second-leg semi-final against Barcelona …


Moving to a new area – successfully!

POSTED ON 29 MAY 2019

Moving to a new house can be a stressful experience, especially when you are moving to a new area too. We’ve put together a few handy tips to help with your move. Get to know the area Relocating to a new area can be daunting, but if the move is well planned out in advance, …


How best to prepare your garden for summer

POSTED ON 24 MAY 2019

Summer is just around the corner and, generally considered to be the busiest time of the year for gardeners, preparing your garden for the warmer months is vital if you want to get the most out of it and make it shine! Make the most of water butts.  One of the most economical things you …


Who won the Game of Thrones?

POSTED ON 22 MAY 2019

After 73 episodes and 8 years Game of Thrones is officially over (Spoiler Alert) The Game of Thrones final episode was viewed live or on catchup by over 19.3 million people, a figure expected to rise to over 50 million during the week, smashing the previous record. The final season has divided opinion, but with …


Man City make history

POSTED ON 20 MAY 2019

Man City win the FA Cup to become the first club to win the domestic treble. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at Wembley stadium setting the stage for a great underdog performance, but Man City dashed any hope Watford had of creating an upset in the 26th minute when David Silva scored the first …


The Emirates FA Cup Final preview

POSTED ON 17 MAY 2019

Man City have the chance to make history when they meet Watford FC in the Emirates FA Cup final this weekend. Newly crowned Premier League Champions, Man City face Watford FC in the FA Cup final this weekend, hoping to win the Cup for the first time since the 2010/11 season when they beat Stoke …


Protect your home

POSTED ON 15 MAY 2019

Your home is the most expensive thing you will ever own, so it makes sense to look after it and keep it secure. Here are our top security tips. Between January and December 2018 there were 380,517 reported burglaries in the UK*. The impact of burglary is severe; taking 8 months* for the average person …


Man City retain Premier League title

POSTED ON 13 MAY 2019

Man City’s 14th consecutive win seals the first back-to-back title since 2009 There were no last-minute fireworks as Man City won the Premier League title for the fourth time with a 4-1 win against Brighton. In a thrilling title race, top spot changed hands 32 times in total and Man City clawed back a 7-point …


Man City or Liverpool; who will be Premier League Champions?

POSTED ON 10 MAY 2019

The closest title race in Premier League history comes down to the final day Manchester City and Liverpool kept up their amazing battle to become Premier League Champions with wins over the weekend which will take the fight to the final day of the season. The two teams have been battling it out for the …


Liverpool make history with an epic win!

POSTED ON 08 MAY 2019

Liverpool beat Barcelona last night to progress to the Champions League final. One of the greatest comebacks in football history happened last night when Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield, making it 4-3 on aggregate after last weeks 3-0 loss to the Catalan giants. Half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum was the hero, scoring two goals in …