Grays branch of Santander set to close

Grays branch of Santander set to close

SANTANDER has today announced plans to close 111 branches in the UK, citing changes in customer behaviour since the start of the Covid crisis for its decision. The lender said all outlets will close by the end of August 2021 – but said the majority of those affected are less than three miles from another […]

Taylor Wimpey and Countryside told to remove ‘unacceptable’ leasehold terms

Taylor Wimpey and Countryside told to remove ‘unacceptable’ leasehold terms

THE competition watchdog has ordered the housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties to remove terms in contracts that have made it impossible for some homeowners to get a mortgage or sell their properties reports The Guardian. The Competition and Markets Authority has told the two firms to remove certain contract terms that mean leaseholders have […]

Webinar showcase for Thames habitat improvement scheme

Webinar showcase for Thames habitat improvement scheme

DESIGNATED as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England, West Thurrock lagoon and marshes, near Stoneness, is being affected by coastal erosion, which is slowly reducing its value as a habitat, particularly for overwintering birds. Now, the PLA has awarded contractors Salix a project to tackle tidal erosion of the wildlife-rich 3.6-hectare site.

Essex Restauranteur Welcomes Chancellor’s Hospitality Support

Essex Restauranteur Welcomes Chancellor’s Hospitality Support

DARREN Bennett owns one of Essex’ top restaurants The Magic Mushroom in Billericay, Essex.  After what has been one of the toughest years in history for all hospitality and indeed other sectors, Darren welcomed today’s Budget announcements.  Darren has been the owner and executive chef of The Magic Mushroom since 1996. Today’s budget announcements extending […]

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