Lockdown lessons for homeowners: Prime your property for a second wave

Nobody wants a second wave of coronavirus sweeping across the country, but we all know it might happen this autumn or winter so it’s time to prepare your home. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there’s unlikely to be another national lockdown, but councils have new powers to insist residents stay at home: so is your … Read more Lockdown lessons for homeowners: Prime your property for a second wave

Landlords must reveal if tenants affected by coronavirus if trying to evict them

Landlords must reveal if tenants they try to evict have been affected by coronavirus – or the case can be thrown out of court Government places new restrictions on landlords repossessing properties  Landlords must submit additional information as part of their claims in court Landlords must reveal if a tenant has been affected by coronavirus  … Read more Landlords must reveal if tenants affected by coronavirus if trying to evict them

Author Noriko Morishita draws parallels between the art of Japanese tea making and life

CULTURE THE WISDOM OF TEA by Noriko Morishita (Allen & Unwin £12.99, 224 pp)   You may think you’re particular about how you make your tea — warm the pot? Milk in first? Teabag in a mug? Whatever your brew, it’s nothing to the Japanese tea ceremony. As this delightfully quirky little book, which is part … Read more Author Noriko Morishita draws parallels between the art of Japanese tea making and life

WHAT BOOK would author Elif Shafak take to a desert island?  

WHAT BOOK would author Elif Shafak take to a desert island? Elif Shafak is reading Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line by Deepa Anappara She revealed that she would take Orlando by Virginia Woolf to a desert island  Author said Charles Dickens A Tale Of Two Cities gave him the reading bug By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:00 … Read more WHAT BOOK would author Elif Shafak take to a desert island?  

Coming to a screen near you!

Coming to a screen near you! Joanna Trollope, Kate Humble and Graham Norton are among the stars at this autumn’s online literary festival The Henley Literary Festival will be online throughout September and October  This year’s line-up includes Joanna Trollope, John Grisham and Graham Norton Events for younger readers include presenters Leah Gooding and Ricky … Read more Coming to a screen near you!

Low number of Help-to-Buy homes affected by cladding revealed

The number of unsafe homes bought with Help to Buy loans has been ‘grossly underestimated’, according to campaigners. Official figures claim that than less than 300 homes covered in unsafe cladding – mainly flats in blocks – were bought using a Help to Buy loan.  People who bought homes covered with non-fire retardant cladding are … Read more Low number of Help-to-Buy homes affected by cladding revealed

East London house boat that featured in Vogue for sale for £700k

Having appeared in several magazines – including Vogue, World of Interiors and Elle Décor – this unusual home has proved to be the perfect backdrop for plenty of celebrity photoshoots. And if that wasn’t enough to make a property stand out, the fact that it is a £700,000 boat in East London should be enough … Read more East London house boat that featured in Vogue for sale for £700k

How to switch career at any age – in fact being older can be a real advantage

Age is no barrier to striking out on new employment paths, says career coach Joanna Booty of Metier Career Growth It’s a worrying time for many of us work-wise – but it could be the cue to strike out on a new career path. What’s more, discovers Eimear O’Hagan, being older can be a real … Read more How to switch career at any age – in fact being older can be a real advantage