BACK TO SCHOOL (UNIFORMS)

£3,485 is the estimated average cost of school uniforms for a child over the course or their school life (Reception to Year 11). The cost is equivalent to 4.31 months’ of a mortgage repayment or 3.31 months’ of average rent, although there are substantial regional variations. Across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber,…

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The Fall of the Dining Room

The trend away from formal entertaining has accelerated in all but the highest echelons of society. Yet most older homes were built to a style that demands that we eat away from the utilitarian kitchen. So what happens now? Tremendous advances in kitchen design means that we are as proud today of our kitchens as…

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Chelmsford: Your ultimate area guide

Essex’s only city, having been granted thestatus in 2012, Chelmsford has continued on an upward trajectory since then. Well known for its superb transport links into London, families priced out of trendier parts of London like Hackney have flocked to Chelmsford in recent years – attracted by the Essex countryside, great schools and a vibrant…

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