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Top tips for first-time home owners

Our Lucie Sissons has just purchased her first house and wanted to share some tips for anyone else taking their first tentative steps onto the housing ladder.

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Easy to say but hard to remember

No matter who you were or where you came from, there was always a word you couldn't spell or a common fact you just couldn't, try all your might, ingrain on your brain. Thank goodness for mnemonics; those useful phrases that have helped us all recall a handy fact from time to time.

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Lest we forget 100 years

One hundred years ago today Britain went to war, following Germany’s invasion of Belgium. This date – August 4th 1914 - marked the start of a four year conflict which saw over 30,000 local men and teenagers leaving home for battle – with more than 2,500 never to return.

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Team Scotland: A highland fling or flop?

With popular media going out of its way to ensure we stay ‘bang on trend’, it’s no wonder that the unveiling of Team Scotland’s Commonwealth Games 2014 uniforms didn't go by unnoticed.

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Regeneration ahoy! Colmore Business District launches SHIP

“It’s not often in landlocked Birmingham that you get to launch a SHIP”. This opening statement from Sir Albert Bore marked the official launch of the Snow Hill Interchange Project (SHIP), an ambitious scheme designed to enhance pedestrian movement, public transport interchange, connectivity and economic performance around Snow Hill station and into the Colmore Business District.