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Investing in self-storage

Self-storage is the latest service to be offered by East Anglian based company Hamiltons Removals. Hamiltons Removals carry out national and international removals, overseas shipping services along with conventional storage. The family run business is now pleased to offer self-storage through Safe N’ Stored with Hamiltons from both their headquarters in Harleston, Norfolk and from…

First primary school signs up to Get Suffolk Reading

National literacy charity, Beanstalk, will begin to provide reading sessions to children who have fallen behind in their reading in schools in Suffolk. The first school, Nayland Primary School, has now signed up and will be receiving a reading helper from September. Beanstalk is keen to recruit schools and volunteers from all over Suffolk, but…

Europe’s largest classic Porsche gathering returns to Hedingham castle

Porsche Club GB has announced the return of ‘Classics at the Castle’ a celebration of KG badged Porsches set within the spectacular grounds of Hedingham Castle on Sunday 3 September 2017. ‘Classics at the Castle’ is Europe’s largest classic Porsche gathering. You don’t need to be a club member, or have a Porsche to attend –…

Fine & Country raises cash for homeless charity

Polo ponies, players and a record-breaking crowd of spectators recently enjoyed one of the finest sporting and social events in Southam. A staggering 5,500 people poured through the gates of Dallas Burston Polo Club for the ever-popular Fine & Country Gold Cup. The Warwickshire Gold Cup has grown in popularity since it was launched four years ago with…

A breath of new life in Long Melford

Nestled just off the high street in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages, you can find The Old Foundry. A passion project spanning over three generations, Long Melford’s former Victorian foundry has been tastefully transformed to offer one four-bedroom house and six maisonettes, all combining existing features with a modern twist. With vaulted ceilings and original…

House price growth regains momentum in June

Data from the Nationwide House Price Index shows annual house price growth has risen to 3.1%, with East Anglia at the front with the strongest annual lift in values. With the UK property market experiencing a boost in June, average house prices are up from £208,711 in May to £211,301. Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief…

Halifax says confidence in market stabilises

According to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker, confidence in the UK housing market has stabilised following a record decline. The survey, which tracks House Price Optimism (HPO – consumer sentiment on whether house prices will be higher or lower in a year’s time), has shown a small improvement (+2 points) from a net…

Have your say on the future of Horsford

The Horsford community are coming together to help shape a blueprint, which will guide where homes are built there in the years ahead. The hope is to put together a neighbourhood plan – the Horsford Neighbourhood Plan – which is a community-led document for guiding the future development of the parish. It is the first of its…

Funding agreed to start development of key Ipswich waterfront site

Vital public investment has been agreed to restart the development of the ‘Winerack’ building on Ipswich waterfront. Subject to legal documentation, the Homes and Communities Agency is set to invest £15 million in the long-delayed town centre project, along with £5 million from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. Construction is expected to commence later this…

Annual house price growth at the lowest since July 2013

According to the Halifax House Price Index, the annual rate of growth in UK house prices has declined to its lowest in three and a half years. With the annual rate falling to just 5.1%, the rate of house price inflation has effectively halved in as little as 11 months.Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist said,…