New social media and technology trends to anticipate in 2021. Posted On 29 January 2021

Last year we saw the rise of Zoom and the importance of Facetime to families and friends, but what should we expect this year in tech? Whether it’s much-needed socialising time with one’s family and friends or simply playing video games, the nation has been spending an unprecedented amount of time online recently. Social media …

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Big Oxford University project for Stamford Stone Posted On 29 January 2021

Company earns £1.2m contract to supply distinctive limestone Stamford Stone, a company which has previously contributed to projects at Windsor Castle and the Houses of Parliament, is to play a key role in a multi million-pound development in the heart of Oxford. They will supply almost 1,500 tonnes of the distinctive Clipsham limestone for the …

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Beat the boredom Posted On 28 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 looks likely to carry on till March at the earliest. So now’s the time to get creative with ways to beat the boredom…   It already feels like January has lasted forever, however, February is a short month, so we will be in March before you know it. Until then, we are all …

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Clean-up operation Posted On 27 January 2021

Why not take some time to get your house in order The decorations are long gone, the tree is decomposing in the back garden, and you’re still finding fiddly remnants embedded in the carpet. While your on your knees, have a quick look at the skirting boards: were they really always that dusty? And where …

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New Help to Buy Scheme is up and running Posted On 26 January 2021

Homes England has announced that first-time buyers can now apply for the new Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme   The Help to Buy scheme has been around for a while now, however, from the 16th December last year, the new Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme has been open for applications from first-time buyers …

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The beloved annual tradition. Posted On 25 January 2021

Robert Burns is a national icon and beloved Scottish hero, but do you know why? Poetry is far from dead, and so is Scottish tradition, especially when it comes to this poet who forever changed nations’, ways of thinking. Once the magical Christmas dust has settled, and the New Year’s celebratory confetti has finally fallen …

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Figures show healthy start to year for property market Posted On 22 January 2021

Online giant pinpoints reasons for upsurge hours after hopes to extend Stamp Duty deadline hit a snag   Latest figures show the property market has made a buoyant start to the new year – thanks to the Stamp Duty holiday, virtual viewings and other innovative ways estate agents are helping buyers and renters. Rightmove, the …

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South Kesteven search for young story writers Posted On 22 January 2021

Youngsters across South Kesteven are being invited to take part in an exciting new short story writing competition. The competition is being held in association with the South Kesteven District Council’s Cultural Services team and the Deepings Literary Festival. Young authors from across the district will have the chance to write a short story of …

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Low-deposit mortgages return Posted On 21 January 2021

  A four-fold rise in mortgage products for homeowners with a 10% deposit   Since last summer there has been a four-fold increase in low-deposit mortgage products available. The low-deposit mortgage products, which offer deposits as low as 10%, will offer some relief to first-time buyers.   Last September there were only 44 mortgage products …

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New Bedroom DIY and Decorating Ideas Posted On 20 January 2021

Is your bedroom due an upgrade? Check out the hot, new trends for 2021   It’s the New Year, which means new beginnings. Now is the perfect time for a change of scenery within your own four walls. So if you fancy giving your bedroom a makeover, but are stuck on ideas, here are a …

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Three ways to keep positive during lockdown 3.0 Posted On 19 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 is proving tougher than the previous two for many, so we have some ideas to keep your spirit’s lifted   There is no denying it, lockdown 3.0 is tough. Families up and down the country are struggling with finances, boredom, loss of ambition and their mental health. Unlike last year, this lockdown has …

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House of Commons to debate extension of Stamp Duty Holiday Posted On 18 January 2021

  Big week ahead for home buyers as the Chancellor considers a Stamp duty holiday extension   A petition to extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional six months has reached over 110,000 signatures, and the House of Commons has now confirmed that there will be a debate on the issue.   The Chancellor …

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The hottest new books to look out for this year! Posted On 15 January 2021

2021 promises to be a literary gold mine. Here we take a look at the books have got us excited this year…   2020 brought us some fantastic books. Whether it was a non-fiction autobiography such as Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, or the prequel to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or something more political …

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