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6 Tips to Help You Buy the Best Sofa

6 Tips to Help You. You can buy a sofa both online or at a local retail store. Regardless of your choice, we suggest that you know a few important things. Since this furniture article is expensive, we suggest that you make this purchase wisely. After all, you are looking for something that can stand the test of time. Read on to check out 6 tips to make the best choice.

1: Opt for a Sturdy Frame

First of all, you should opt for a sofa that features a sturdy frame. Ideally, hardwood construction, such as ash, beech, and kiln-dried

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5 Helpful Tips to Choose the Right CCTV Cameras

5 Helpful Tips. Over the past ten years, CCTV cameras have become a lot better. Therefore, if you are going to purchase these units for your home or office, you may be a little confused. The reason is that there are different types of security cameras. They come with a lot of features that you may or may not need. Therefore, before you choose your desired devices, make sure you consider some helpful tips given below. This will help you make an informed decision. Read on to find out more.

1. Type of storage

Today’s CCTV cameras are all-in-one-package. They

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House sellers ‘putting up prices despite rate rises and cost

House sellers have continued to raise their asking prices despite borrowers facing higher interest rates and the cost of living squeeze, data from property portal Rightmove shows.

The average price of a home coming to market increased by £2,587, or 0.7% month-on-month in September to £367,760, according to the company.

Price growth was concentrated in the middle and higher end of the market as homeowners looked to move up the property ladder. Prices in the so-called “second stepper” category – three-bedroom homes and non-detached four-bedroom properties – hit a new record average asking price of £340,513.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s housing

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Autumn in Denmark, and the woodsman’s on his way | Gardening

We leave Denmark with the leaves falling. The rowan is reddening, berries and branches. The cherry trees turning like in a watercolour painting. Autumn’s gathering on the ground.

Bo, the woodsman, is coming. There are dividing trees to be trimmed. Many haven’t been touched in years. We are negotiating with our neighbour.

They want the wood taken away. We want branches thicker than a forearm kept for next year’s winter fires. We will pay the premium.

Bo is also here, though, to look at

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‘Get growing’: two city farmers explain how to cultivate

‘People just need to try it,” says Camila Romain, one half of urban flower farming duo Wolves Lane Flower Company. “We get emails from people saying, ‘I want to do the learning, and then I want to start’; we’re always trying to get them to just get growing.”

Romain and her business partner Marianne Mogendorff are passionate about British-grown cut flowers. Taking its name from the north London street where they set up shop in 2017, the business has evolved from a flower farm offering local, organically cultivated and subscription-delivered bouquets of seasonal flowers – from dahlias and cornflowers

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Stamp duty cut will benefit UK’s wealthier and raise

Cuts to stamp duty will hurt first-time buyers and stoke an inflationary bubble in the property market as house prices rise at the fastest rate for almost 20 years, the government has been warned.

In the latest report detailing the tax cuts favoured by Liz Truss, the Times said Kwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor, was preparing to launch radical cuts to stamp duty as the “rabbit out of the hat” measure in his mini-budget to the House of Commons on Friday.

However, economists and property experts said measures to further stoke an already red-hot housing market would benefit wealthier individuals most

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My father was fined for parking in a reserved space for

In 2021 my elderly parents bought a flat in a new development by Martin Oppenheimer which was being marketed by the estate agent Connells. They paid an extra £2,000 for a parking place. On the reservation agreement, issued by Connells, the parking provision is circled, and my parents were given a key fob to access the car park. A year later, my father received a parking ticket while on the site and was informed that he did not have parking registered to his property. It transpires the parking space was omitted from the lease, as Connells did not include it

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Designer couple turn dark Victorian terrace into a light

We never actually wanted to live in a Victorian terraced house,” says Shay Alkalay, owner of an 1860s Victorian terraced house in north London. “It’s a bit strange for us coming from Tel Aviv. The houses here are generally so dark and narrow with ugly features – and carpeted.” But a complete transformation in the hands of Shay and his wife, Yael Mer, co-founders of the award-winning design studio Raw Edges, means their house is now an invitingly open and light-filled family home.

The house, which the couple bought four years ago, was ripe for renovation. “We used to

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