Video and pictures show tigers introduced to new home at Knowsley Safari in Liverpool | Travel News | Travel

Two Amur tigers, named Sinda and Bira, have recently moved into their new home at Knowsley Safari in the northwestern UK city. Open to the public on 26 May, the new and interactive space allows visitors to stand right next to the majestic big cats. Incredible photos show excited little visitors just a few feet from the stripey beasts, separated by only a wall of glass. “We’ve been developing our new tiger habitat for more than a year and can’t wait for guests to see it,” said Eveline De Wolf,…

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Property: The 20 features that will sell your home face – but does your house have them? | Property | Life & Style

Results show how priorities of modern Britons are drastically changing. Britons now rank reliable broadband and space for a large TV above basic bathroom amenities. 53 per cent said good mobile phone signal was a essential factor when buying a home, ranking higher than a bath tub. Plenty of electrical sockets is also a key feature for buyers, with 59 per cent of Britons ranking it as a ‘must-have’. In a series of surpinging results, it seems modern Britons rank good mobile phone signal as a higher priority when buying…

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George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: Presenter and team build home in 24 hours in Machynlleth | Property | Life & Style

George Clarke, 43, returned to the screen tonight for a special edition of his Channel 4 show Amazing Spaces to try and prove a home can be built in 24 hours. Grasping inspiration from the 600-year-old legend of the Ty Unnos – a piece of Welsh folklore that claims if you can build a house with four walls, a roof, and have a fire burning in your hearth in less than a day, then the house and the ground beneath it is yours – the presenter and a team of…

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Property slowdown fear as average home costs £308k | Property | Life & Style

Across Britain the price of all properties coming on to the market jumped by £2,343 or 0.8 per cent month-on-month. However, property website Rightmove warned last night that markets around the country are working at different speeds and the overall picture is less buoyant in price growth and number of sales agreed. Director Miles Shipside said: “After six years of continual year-on-year price growth the current market is becoming increasingly price sensitive. “Sellers need to pitch their price at a tempting level to entice buyers as, while there are signs…

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First-time buyers schemes to help millennials afford first home | Property | Life & Style

But a national survey of first-time buyers by developers Countryside claims two thirds of under-24s are saving for deposits to buy a home and 92 per cent of respondents are planning to use the government’s Help To Buy scheme, which has been guaranteed until at least the end of 2020. Help To Buy (there are different versions depending on where you live) plus the recent stamp duty exemption for first-time buyers in England and Wales are to thank for this more positive outlook but there are also affordable homes available…

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Property retirement advice: How to make money from your home trick | Property | Life & Style

Property can become a tricky issue once you enter retirement, with many of us scratching our heads over the best option.  Eliot Castle, CEO and founder of We Buy Any Home, has outlined his advice on how you can make a substantial sum of money through being clever with your property choices. His advice includes a clever trick of downsizing quickly by using a private home buying company, which can see you sell your property in as little as a week. However, he outlined a number of alternative options too.…

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