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St Ann’s Hospice – Tee off for your local hospice!

Golf day Join us for our annual golf tournament from 12.30pm on Thursday 17th May 2018 to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice. The golf day is taking place at the beautiful Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club in Altrincham. Teams of four – two Stableford scores to count. On arrival you’ll receive a light […]

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St Ann’s Hospice-Manchester Midnight Walk..

Manchester Midnight Walk Manchester Midnight Walk Join us and over 1,000 people for this year’s Manchester Midnight Walk.   The walk is taking place on Friday 27th April at the iconic Manchester Cathedral! There’ll be plenty of entertainment on the night including an energetic zumba workout, cheesy disco, and much more.   The 10km route […]

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Economic Update February 2018..

By Roger Martin-Fagg This month’s update is longer and contains more geopolitics than usual. This is because for the first time in two generations every country in the world is growing (North Korea is a possible exception). This synchronised global upswing presents new risks and uncertainties. It would appear that the massive stimulus created by […]

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Record home-hunter activity fuels rises in most regions..

Our House Price Index was released to the media this morning and gives a picture of house prices and activity over the last month. Here are some key facts to share with your team and customers. Active start to 2018 as housing demand continues to be resilient: Price of property coming to market up by […]

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Does your land have lucrative development potential?..

At JP & Brimelow Chorlton & Didsbury Ltd we know a thing or two about land and development consultancy. If you have a large garden or own land which could form a ‘land assembly’ along with your neighbours our expertise is on hand to advise you about its potential for development. The same applies if […]

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Snowdrops have arrived a week early meaning the end of winter is upon us..

Winter is going – as the first sign that the season is over is here. Snowdrops, the blooms that signal the end of winter is on its way, have arrived around a week early this year. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, a mild winter mean that snowdrop varieties usually not seen until the turn […]

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Mortgage costs could rise as cheap funding tap turned off..

The Bank of England is expected to hold interest rates this week – but savings rates and the costs of mortgages could rise anyway as a cheap source of bank funding is cut off. More than £106bn has been injected into banks from the Term Funding Scheme (TFS), set up 18 months ago to force them to […]

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First-time buyers ‘at 11-year high’..

More first-time buyers took out mortgages in 2017 than in any year since the financial crisis. There were 365,000 first-time buyers in the UK, the highest number since 2006 and an increase of 7.4% compared with 2016, UK Finance said. Yet this growth is expected to cool in 2018, the lenders’ trade body said. The […]

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Bank of England hints at earlier and larger rate rises..

The Bank of England has indicated that the pace of interest rate increases could accelerate if the economy remains on its current track. Bank policymakers voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% at their latest meeting. However, they said rates would need to rise “earlier” and by a “somewhat greater extent” than […]

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House prices fall for two months in a row, says Halifax..

House prices have fallen for the last two months running, according to the UK’s largest lender. The Halifax said prices fell by 0.6% in January, following December’s fall of 0.8%. It is the first time since the summer of 2016 that prices have declined in two consecutive months. However, on an annual basis the Halifax […]