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How Dodgy Plumbing Hits Insurance Premiums
24 Aug

How Dodgy Plumbing Hits Insurance Premiums

7% rise in home insurance premiums caused by dodgy plumbing as well as Brexit and home extensions with bathrooms Home insurance is a necessary expense for your home. It protects us against fire, theft, and a host of other things, depending on our policy agreements. Over the last year, insurance premiums have risen by 7%, […]

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Church Clock Goes for Electrical Signals
21 Jul

Church Clock Goes for Electrical Signals

Why a Thurso church clock will be controlled by electrical signals from Frankfurt For thirteen years, Bill Brown has wound the clock at St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s Church in Thurso. After in his words, “lifting a weight of 200 tons to the height of the top of the church”, the 86-year-old said in the […]

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New Look for Whitehaven Shop Fronts
18 Jul

New Look for Whitehaven Shop Fronts

How the Townscape Heritage Initiative has improved the look of shop fronts on Market Place, Whitehaven Whitehaven, only a short distance from our base, is referred to by many as “the most complete example of planned Georgian architecture in Europe”. It is the closest English port and principal town centre to the Isle of Man. […]

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Oldham Has World’s First CLT Hardwood Building
26 Jun

Oldham Has World’s First CLT Hardwood Building

21st Maggie’s Centre in Royal Oldham Hospital sets new trend in CLT hardwood construction The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust has a number of respite centres across the UK. They offer support and respite for families affected by cancer with a non-invasive environment. Their latest addition in the Royal Oldham Hospital is a […]

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White Roofs to Combat Global Warming?
31 May

White Roofs to Combat Global Warming?

Nature Climate Change study suggests that greater use of white roofs could combat the worst excesses of global warming Imagine you have driven from St. Bees to Carlisle. You couldn’t be bothered with the train, so you chose to drive the distance, in spite of its marginal difference in journey time. One thing you would […]

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Staveley’s New Bridge Opens Next Thursday
12 May

Staveley’s New Bridge Opens Next Thursday

Staveley sees opening of new bridge close to the site of the previous bridge, hit by Storm Desmond Storm Desmond: how could we forget the last winter? The phrase ‘eventful’ was quite an understatement due to the flooding we experienced. If you remember the news stories, Staveley was badly hit with the swollen River Kent […]

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Build-to-Rent Housing Boom? Go North West
05 Apr

Build-to-Rent Housing Boom? Go North West

Greater Manchester leading the way in build-to-rent boom In relation to construction projects, the strength of a city’s economy is determined by its crane count. London has led the way for several years in the crane count, but Manchester in second place is getting closer. Now, Greater Manchester is stealing a march on Greater London […]

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