Travel: Green, Amber and Red lists released Posted On 10 May 2021

On Friday, the government announced which countries are on which list for travel this summer   From 17 May, people in England will be allowed to take holidays abroad in a small number of countries. On Friday, Grant Shapps announced which countries are in which category for travel starting next Monday. The countries have been …

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Buzzingly good food Posted On 07 May 2021

Celebrate World Bee Day later this month, with this wonderfully sticky honey recipe   Honey-roast confit of duck Serve your carrots with this wonderful French classic with meltingly tender meat with crispy skin.   Ingredients 3 thyme sprigs , leaves roughly chopped 2-3 rosemary sprigs, leaves roughly chopped 2 fat garlic cloves , lightly bashed ½ tsp black peppercorns 4 duck leg (about …

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Best of British as Man City and Chelsea go through to the Champions League Final Posted On 06 May 2021

It will be an all English final in the Champions League this year   Man City beat Paris Saint Germain 4-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night, while Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 last night, which put them through 3-1 on aggregate. It will be the third all-English final in the competition following Man Utd’s win …

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All you need to know about Stamp Duty this year Posted On 05 May 2021

All the dates you need to know for when the Stamp Duty Holiday ends   Last July, the government introduced the Stamp Duty Holiday which raised the level at which stamp duty needed to be paid to £500k, effectively removing stamp duty for a large percentage of buyers, however, the deadline of the 30th June …

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Making the most of Screen Free Week Posted On 04 May 2021

God knows we’ve all been indulging in a massive amount of screen time over the last year and a half or so, so what a perfect time, then, to celebrate Screen-Free Week!   Screen Free Week is an annual event which campaigns to have screens turned off and life turned on. Blue light is what …

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