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Woman with £80,000 business unable to get mortgage

A woman who runs her own business, earning £80,000 a year, has been unable to get a mortgage because she is self-employed. Eve Scragg, 36, says banks have also had a problem with her credit rating – although it is “far from bad”. Eve set up marketing agency Fan The …

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What a £250,000 home looks like in Reading, Slough, Wokingham and other parts of Berkshire

UK property prices are on the rise – and Berkshire is no exception. Research from online mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages suggests first-time buyers in Reading need to borrow more than five times their salary to buy their first home. Many people, especially young people, cannot afford the average house price, …

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Veljko Paunovic gives Reading FC transfer hint after Liverpool and Stoke City frustrations

Reading FC boss Veljko Paunovic has hinted the Royals will try to sign a defender on a free transfer after a frustrating transfer window in January. The Royals only brought in two new faces in January, with goalkeeper Karl Hein on loan from Arsenal and midfielder Tom Ince arriving on …

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Mold-ridden Bracknell apartments ‘make kids sick’

Apartments overrun with mold are making children sick, according to their parents who say they feel “helpless”. The group of residents of Iveagh Court, Bracknell, who make up around 44% of the flats in the complex, have banded together to demand changes to their living conditions. The group said the …

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What a £ 250,000 property looks like in Reading, Slough, Wokingham, Bracknell, West Berkshire and the Royal Borough

Berkshire is a sprawling county filled with many types of people and properties. Each of the county’s six boroughs has different things to offer. Some have gorgeous country mansions and mansions, while others are filled with apartments and maybe even houseboats – all with a mix. In July 2021, the …

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Harry Potter: what it’s like to live in the real life of Privet Drive according to the inhabitants

The first Harry Potter movie turns 20 this week, and residents of the cul-de-sac where the scenes were originally filmed are still feeling the effects all these years later. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in the UK on November 16, 2001 and 4 Privet Drive, the fictional …

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Berkshire home prices: Berkshire’s ‘millionaire lines’ as data reveals top 10 most expensive postcodes

The rows of millionaires in and around Berkshire have been revealed. According to the online real estate agent Zoopla, a number of zip codes in and around the county hold expensive and sky-high market values. The most Berkshire postcode area is Titlarks Hill in Ascot, which has an average price …

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How Using Netflix Can Improve Your Credit Score

In just three smart steps, the 27.1 million UK households currently subscribed to streaming services could improve their credit scores, financial experts say. Subscriptions are one of the easiest ways to build a history of on-time credit payments. Sticking to three simple steps can gradually improve your credit score and …

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Replace “obsolete” housing tax, urges think tank

Housing tax and stamp duty should be scrapped and replaced with something based on home values, a think tank asks. The IPPR said the current system is based on “outdated” property valuations, which means the housing tax paid on expensive homes lags behind their rising value. A so-called proportional property …

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10 of the best dog walks in Berkshire

Exploring exciting paths and meeting new four-legged friends are two of my cocker spaniel’s favorite activities. With sunny weather forecast for the coming weeks, we’ve put together the best dog-approved walks in Berkshire that will not only make your puppy’s tail wag, but also put a smile on your face. …

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Credit Score Myths and Why They Matter

New research has found that half of the UK public has never checked their credit rating. Research, credit management company Lowell, found that many people in the UK are unaware of the importance of credit scores, what will and will not affect their rating, and how to check it. A …

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