Presenting Southbank Centre’s Fun Palace

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October 2014, Southbank Centre will join over 130 Fun Palaces across the country, online and oversees in a free nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences. The weekend will mark the 100th centenary of... View Article

Tenants get money wise with financial literacy course

Tenants of North Durham housing provider, Derwentside Homes are being urged to sign up for a free six-week financial literacy course. The course aims to help people manage their finances better and understand government welfare reforms and how they might... View Article

BPF welcomes Help to Buy extension

The British Property Federation (BPF) has broadly welcomed the Conservative Party’s proposals to introduce affordable housing exemptions for developers in return for building cut-price homes for first time buyers. The BPF said that given the scale of the housing crisis... View Article

Novus builds affordable homes

Construction specialist Novus Property Solutions has built eight brand new affordable homes in Stoke-on-Trent, as part of a £900,000 contract with Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society. The Stoke-based contractor constructed the terraced homes, all with front and back gardens, nine weeks ahead... View Article

Thatch fires a ‘burning issue’ as Autumn arrives

In 2013, NFU Mutual handled claims for thatch fires totalling £3.5 million 90% of thatch fires are caused by chimneys and wood-burning stoves Re-building time after a thatch fire can take up to 18 months NFU Mutual highlights its top... View Article

Turner Prize 2014

Tate today unveiled the Turner Prize 2014 exhibition at Tate Britain. The artists are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. The winner will be announced live on Channel 4 by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on 1 December.... View Article

Pensioner property wealth hits £827 billion

Average over-65 homeowner gains £4,340 in just three months, Key Retirement Solutions Pensioner Property Index shows. Retired homeowners have seen their property wealth grow by more than £20.3 billion in the past three months as the housing market has continued... View Article

Builders and buyers benefiting from Help to Buy

Almost 53,000 households have now benefited through Help to Buy in England. Almost 53,000 households have bought a home in England through Help to Buy, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced 25 September 2014. New figures show how the... View Article

Churches need toilets and roof repairs to survive

Funding for toilets and roof repairs top requests made to the National Churches Trust grant programmes, figures released by the UK’s church repair and support charity show as it publishes its Annual Review for 2013-2014. The National Churches Trust’s Annual... View Article