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Cold Weather Alert issued

PHE North West urges people to take care as Level 3 Cold Weather Alert issued across England Health experts at PHE North West have urged people to take extra care as a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert is issued for all regions of England. Level 3 alerts are issued when severe weather is occurring, when average temperatures have dropped to …

Holiday Opening Times 2015-16

Atwel James is pleased to inform you that we are available to serve you over the holiday season. Please see our opening times below: 28th Dec Monday 09:00 – 18:00 29th Dec Tuesday 09:00 – 18:00 30th Dec Wednesday 09:00 – 18:00 31st Dec Thursday 09:00 – 18:00 1st Jan Friday 09:00 – 1800 2nd Jan Saturday – Closed 3rd …

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High risk of flooding

High risk of flooding crippling value of many homes in North of England, HML finds The “hidden cost” of flooding in the North of England has been uncovered by the UK’s leading third party mortgage administration provider, HML. In a comparison of the category of risk of flooding assigned to each postcode by the Environment Agency and average house price …

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Advice helpline is stretched to its limits

North West councils receive over 31,000 pleas for help from people on the brink of homelessness Shelter appeals for urgent support as advice helpline is stretched to its limits In the last year, local councils in the North West have been inundated with over 31,000 requests for help from people on the brink of homelessness, new analysis from Shelter reveals. …

Rising demand for Manchester property

Rising demand for Manchester property puts pressure on businesses to understand their office space needs Paul Statham advises companies to investigate other options before undertaking property investment Recent figures reveal Manchester is the strongest performing regional commercial property market. As demand for office space in the city continues to increase, the amount of prime commercial property is still lagging some …

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The Festive Season: Decorating Your Property to Christmas Perfection

Tis’ the season to be jolly – with a jolly looking house to go with it! So what’s the fuss with Christmas decorations? Your home most likely stays the same throughout the whole year with no change to it except maybe a new doormat and fridge magnet every now and then. There is no reason why our houses should not …

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Happy Chanukah

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Shelter: temporary emergency helpline number

Contact: Shelter press office, 0207 505 2162 or 07850 901 142 (out of hours) In response to the severe flooding over the weekend, Shelter has set up a temporary emergency helpline number offering expert housing advice to anyone affected– on 0344 515 2370. Shelter’s director of services Alison Mohammed said: “Our dedicated emergency helpline number will give anyone who is …

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NFU Mutual estimates Cumbria flood claims will cost over £20m

From claims reported by noon today (Tuesday, December 8) leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual, estimates that the weekend’s devastating floods centred on Cumbria will lead to claims costing over £20m. NFU Mutual, which insures over 75% of UK farmers and thousands of rural homes and businesses, has launched its emergency claims plan to speed help to its policyholders and is …