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Activity in Britain’s manufacturing sector has eased from a near four-and-a-half-year high, but still stumped up “solid” output and order growth in December. The closely watched Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showed a reading of 56.3 last month, down from 58.2 in November, with economists expecting a figure of 57.9. A reading above … Read moreU.K. Manufacturing Industry Delivers ‘solid’ Growth In December
By Hannah Stephenson PA We want to feed birds through winter, but we may be making some mistakes in our methods. The RSPB offers 3 tips on what not to do. We all know we need to keep bird feeders and baths topped up over the winter months to ensure our winged friends weather the … Read moreA Risk Of Killing Birds With Kindness
You know what? Underneath that tired, possibly stained, dust mite-infested carpet, there’s very likely a wooden floor that could look a million times better – if you knew how to sand and paint it. Luckily, I did just that recently, so here are my tips for doing it yourself… 1. Clear the room – Sanding … Read moreFloorboards – Sand, Paint and Reveal The Beauty
Anyone can be a photographer these days, and even if we can’t reach the higher echelons of A-list snappers, we all have the ability to capture a moment in time. That was the challenge photographic community Photobox set users when they invited submissions for their This is Britain project. Published and produced by Photobox, the … Read moreBritain’s Top Rankin Photos
What is it? So here it is – the all-new BMW M5. Following in the footsteps of some of the best-regarded super-saloons ever made, this latest four-door powerhouse has got a tougher job than ever to remain top of the pile thanks to some hugely capable rivals. Utilising the very latest engine technology, it’s also … Read moreFirst Drive: BMW M5
Victoria Pendleton is one of Britain’s most successful female Olympians. The cyclist won a sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. and later went on to win gold for the Keirin event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. By the time she retired from cycling in 2012, she’d also won nine gold medals at … Read moreVictoria Pendleton On Going Vegan and Why Horse Riding Keeps Her Happy
Flagship Budget changes to help young people get onto the property ladder will mainly benefit people who already own homes by forcing up purchase prices, the official economic watchdog has warned. McCarthy Holden also believe the measures announced today missed an opportunity to improve house availability supply in the short term, by not addressing wider … Read moreStamp Duty – A Massive Missed Opportunity on Budget Day
Gino loves a 10-course Italian feast, while John Whaite takes charge of the sprouts. Reminiscing over Christmases past is a crucial part of the festive season, especially when it comes to making a decision over what you’ll be dishing up this year. So, we caught up with a few of our favourite chefs to discover … Read moreChristmas Food Memories
How choosing the wrong letting agent will make you cry… It happens more often than you think.You might get a new job offer that’s too good to turn down, you may decide to move in with your partner or you may just fancy a change of scenery and take some time out traveling. The thing … Read moreSo you’re just about to become a first time landlord?
Blow away the cobwebs and take inspiration from a wealth of autumn walks where you can appreciate flora and fauna in dazzling shades of burnt orange, warm yellows and deep burgundies. Here are some of the country’s best… Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey – During the autumn months, the splendour of Winkworth Arboretum comes to life with … Read more7 Of The Most Beautiful Autumn Gardens Walks
Local property hotspots in areas such as the Blue Triange in Fleet and the Cricket Green in Hartley Wintney have seen £ per square metre levels as high as £4,304 and £6,521 respectively, which sounds robust so how does that compare to other parts of the UK? These hotspot figures do not represent an average … Read moreUK Residential Property In £ Per Square Metre
At McCarthy Holden we know the added value that comes with a beautiful and productive garden, so top tips from gardening expert are worth having….. SCARED OF GROWING APPLE TREES? THEY’RE EASIER THAN YOU THINK, SAYS MONTY DON, By Hannah Stephenson As fruit-lovers celebrate harvest with Apple Days this month, Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don … Read moreGardening Delight in Autumn Harvest and Apples
MARY BERRY: MY RECIPE FOR A HAPPY HOME By Gabrielle Fagan The 82-year-old reveals 10 favourite household tips in her new book, Mary’s Household Tips & Tricks – Your Guide To Happiness In The Home. “My focus may have been on cooking, but it’s always centred on the home. In my books and TV programmes, … Read moreHappy Home Recipe