Ants: How to get rid of ants with a £1 household item in your kitchen | Property | Life & Style

Ants in the home can be an annoying and unhygienic issue, particularly when the pesky insects enter your kitchen. During warm weather or periods of rain, they are more likely to come into your house. They can cause damage to property and plants, as well as rendering food inedible. However, there is one brilliant household solution to get rid of them: white vinegar. A solution containing white vinegar is said to keep the pests at bay in your home. According to Top 10 Home Remedies, you can get rid of…

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Property prices are still rising | Property | Life & Style

Property values in May were 1.9 percent higher than a year earlier, experiencing slower growth than the 2.2% annual increase in April. Russell Galley, managing director, Halifax, said: “The month-on-month figures are more volatile than the quarterly or annual measures. “In the three months to May, house prices were 0.2 percent higher than the previous quarter and on an annual basis they are 1.9% higher. “Both of these measures have fallen since reaching a recent peak, in the final months of last year. “These latest price changes reflect a relatively…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Great Tew house – prices in Cotswolds area | Property | Life & Style

It has been reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have signed a two-year lease on a property in Great Tew, in the Cotswolds. The couple were first said to be considering the town in January. However, it is now said the married couple have signed on an estate there in Great Tew Estates. The grounds are also home to David and Victoria Beckham’s country home and the exclusive private members club Soho Farmhouse. The Great Tew Estate boasts 4,000 acres of idyllic British countryside. The website states: “The Great…

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Do smart meters really tie us to energy firms? | Property | Life & Style

Smart Energy GB Some consumers fear that having a smart meter could stop them changing gas or electricity supplier Over the last few weeks, the Daily Express has been running a series of articles investigating smart meters, the benefits they bring to customers and claims around their safety, as part of the Great Smart Meter Debate. By 2020, the Government wants the new meters installed in every home across Great Britain. There is little doubt that smart meters can save consumers money. What’s more, they will put an end to…

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Fleas: How to get rid of fleas in your home this super-flea packed summer | Property | Life & Style

Known for their uncomfortable and unsightly bites, having fleas in the home can be unsanitary, distressing and dangerous for your pet’s health. Infestations can take weeks or months to control, and when fleas infiltrate the home, they seek out warmth by burying into bedding and carpets. According to reports, the UK is set for an invasion of billions of “super fleas”, down to recent weather conditions. They coined their name due to their reported large penises – twice as long as their bodies. Fleas thrive in warm and humid conditions,…

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House prices UK: Nationwide house price index shows subdued increases | Property | Life & Style

GETTY May has been a relatively uninspiring month overall in terms of the housing market Commenting on the figures this morning, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist outlined: “UK annual house price growth slowed modestly in May to 2.4 percent, from 2.6 percent in April. “House prices fell by 0.2 per cent over the month, after taking account of seasonal factors. Looking further ahead, much will depend on how broader economic conditions evolve, especially in the labour market, but also with respect to interest rates. “Subdued economic activity and ongoing pressure…

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