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12 online puzzles like Wordle to give your brain a workout in 5 minutes

Back in October 2021, Brooklyn-based software developer Josh Wardle designed a simple online game that his crossword-loving partner would enjoy playing during lockdown. After sending it to his family WhatsApp group, it was launched to the public in November with…

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10 outstanding walks to enjoy during May to celebrate National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month and, as the weather starts to improve, it’s the perfect time to plan a hike in some of the UK’s most beautiful locations. National Walking Month aims to encourage people to walk more every day.

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What is a mortgage in principle, and how can it help prospective buyers?

When applying for a mortgage, being well-prepared can make a huge difference. Although the mortgage application process can be tricky, doing the relevant research and preparing in advance can make the whole process go more smoothly. One step some buyers…

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6 insightful figures that highlight the challenges first-time buyers are facing

The challenges of getting on the property ladder are well known. As property prices rise, young people are struggling to save the deposits they need to purchase their first home and pass affordability checks. These six figures highlight some of…

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7 fun Easter activities to enjoy with your children or grandchildren

Are you looking for ways to keep children entertained over the Easter school holiday? Look no further, as here you can find seven excellent projects and activities designed to create memories and have fun with your children or grandchildren this…

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How the British garden has changed over the centuries and shaped modern outdoor spaces

British people love to enjoy their gardens and get their hands dirty cultivating outdoor spaces. It’s a love that can be traced back centuries to Roman occupied Britain. If you’re starting to think about spring projects to transform your garden,…

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Interest rates are rising. What does it mean for your mortgage?

At the end of 2021, the Bank of England (BoE) raised its base interest rate from 0.1% to 0.25%. Then, the Bank increased the rate further in February to 0.5%, and now it has increased again to 0.75%. While the…

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5 practical questions to answer when you move up the property ladder

Moving into your second home and stepping up the property ladder can be just as daunting as buying your first home. While you may have built up equity and understand the buying process more than first-time buyers, there are still…

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International Day of Happiness: What could we learn from Bhutan?

20 March 2022 marks the United Nation’s (UN) International Day of Happiness. After two years of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, looking after your wellbeing has never been more important. The annual International Day of Happiness is a global…

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World Book Day: 10 children’s books that can still delight adults

World Book Day is often associated with book fairs and children getting dressed up as their favourite literary characters. This year, on 3 March, World Book Day celebrates its 25th anniversary and, even as an adult, it’s a great opportunity…

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10 tips if you’re taking on a property project

Whether you plan to purchase a fixer-upper or want to take on a project in your current home, a renovation can help you put your stamp on a property and increase its value. If you’re taking on a large-scale project,…

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The top 5 cities for buy-to-let investors

Buy-to-let property can give you another income stream and it may be something you’re thinking about investing in. If you are considering buy-to-let property, there’s a lot to think about, including where the property should be located. If you want…

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