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Posted: 26th October
By: rlf

The UK’s worst building of the year?

It has singed shopfronts, melted cars and caused gusts of wind to knock pedestrians off their feet. Now, a 160-ft tower at 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’, has been bestowed with the Carbuncle Cup by Building Design (BD) magazine, for the UK’s worst building of the year.

Originally launched as a counterpoint to the Stirling Prize, the Carbuncle Cup aims to focus attention on the vast ...

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Posted: 19th October
By: rlf

Which housing scheme is right for you?

In recent years, the UK property market has inflated way beyond the limits of many first-time buyers, with prices rising faster than average incomes. As a consequence, many people are looking towards Government schemes such as Help To Buy, NewBuy and shared ownership to get on the property ladder.

But which housing scheme is right one for you?

Let’s have look at the schemes in a little more detail to help you...

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Posted: 11th October
By: rlf

Property and the Rugby World Cup

What does the property market have to do with a big sporting event? The Rugby World Cup kicked off in style at Twickenham Stadium, with 82,000 excited fans watching England beat Fiji in the opening game a couple of weeks ago.

Not only was it a victory for England, but also for the local property market. In the week leading up to the first game, there was a last minute dash to secure properties - some fans were pre...

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Posted: 5th October
By: rlf

Britain to help construction project get off the ground

Plans to start construction of Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset have moved a step closer after George Osborne announced that the UK will guarantee a £2bn deal under which China will invest in the nuclear station.

Speaking on the second day of a five-day tour of China, the Chancellor said that the nuclear station was necessary to meet Britain's energy needs, as older coal and nuclear plants are ret...

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Posted: 2nd October
By: rlf

October 2015

All eyes have been on the rugby world cup for the last few weeks and I have to say it has been hosted brilliantly. Unfortunately England have not made it through but, at the time of writing, the other home nations are still going strong so let’s keep our fingers crossed that at least one of them gets to the latter stages of the tournament.

How well is the tennis going – the first final of the Davis cup in 37 y...

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