Would These Five Pranks Fool You?

In one early caper in 1698, an anonymous cheeky wag sent out invitations to watch the ‘Washing of the Lions’ ceremony in the Tower of London moat. When people turned up, no one at the Tower had a clue what they were talking about (but we presume someone shouted gotcha!). Since then, April Fools’ gags…

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The Bank of Mum and Dad Comes to the Rescue

There’s one financial institution that never seems to go out of fashion, and that’s the dear old Bank of Mum and Dad (or BOMAD for people who like acronyms). About half of all first-time buyers (FTBs) last year relied on BOMAD, with parents dishing out a record £9.8 billion to help their offspring get on…

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World Sleep Day: How to Get a Good Night’s Slumber

The pandemic has impacted almost every area of our lives, including our ability to enjoy a deep and blissful slumber. Studies in the UK, US, China, and Italy have all found that since Covid-19 emerged, insomnia has increased dramatically. The problem is so widespread that there’s even a (somewhat clunky) buzzword to describe it: ‘coronasomnia’….

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EPCs Are Changing. Landlords, Are You Ready?

Calling all landlords! Have you checked your buy-to-let property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating lately? No? Unfortunately, there have been some legal changes that might mean you’ve got some work to do (and money to spend), so you need to keep reading. An EPC details how energy efficient a property is, recommends how to improve…

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Wellbeing Podcasts and Other Feel Good Ideas

Life, as we knew it pre-pandemic, is gradually looking more like it used to, as Governments across the UK relax Covid-19 rules. This is exciting for many but it can also feel a bit overwhelming as activity levels rise. It’s important to take responsibility for looking after ourselves so we don’t tip over into post-pandemic…

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Keep Burglars at Bay by Beefing Up Your Home Security

With a raft of high-tech home security gadgets on the market, it’s easier than ever to keep your family, pets, and precious belongings safe. Whether installing a completely new system or tightening up existing security measures, Chelmsford homeowners have plenty of options to choose from. Smart system There’s an app for everything these days – including home…

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How to Spread the Love as a Landlord or Tenant

If you do a quick Google search on ‘how to keep love alive’, communication comes out on top of many of the pieces of advice shared. Almost all relationships benefit from good communication. And that advice extends beyond being a partner, parent, or friend – it can easily be applied to the landlord and tenant…

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