Manchester United and adidas have been accused of exploitation after it emerged the club's new home kit could cost as much as £193. Supporters, campaigners and fans groups have all criticised the Old Trafford outfit and the manufacturer — branding the staggering sum 'a disgrace'. United released their 2018-19 home strip on Tuesday, which features a nod to the club's railwaymen founders of 140 years ago in the shape of black train line. Manchester United have unveiled their new home kit ahead of the Premier League season - with the 'authentic' version of the adults' kit costing £183 for shirt, shorts and socks. The shirt is worn in this image by United midfielder Juan Mata The 'authentic' kit - made of the same materials as clothing worn by stars - costs £183. It is modelled (left) by World Cup-winning United star man Paul Pogba Romelu Lukaku models the new home kit that is inspired by United's original name The new home kit will be worn … [Read more...] about Man United branded a disgrace with new home strip costing up to £193!
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TURN your unwanted clutter into cash – and a career. Kate Beavis, from Cranfield, Beds, has done just that and made selling her old stuff into a full-time job. The lifestyle expert and vintage blogger flogs her unwanted bits and bobs on social media and selling sites — but never pays for postage and packaging. Kate, 45, says: “The easiest way to sell anything is to stay local as this way, you have no postage and packaging to worry about — or post office queues” Kate shares her top five tips to make extra dosh from your junk. Facebook Marketplace. It’s the simplest site to use as whatever you list, local people will see it and can collect it. But I’d suggest only selling modern items here. Take one or two good photos, add a brief description and the price you want but people will barter with you. SOLD: My son’s football boots for £10 and some of my daughter’s clothes for £2 a piece which I would have normally given to a … [Read more...] about Here’s how to stay local and cut your selling costs with Gumtree and car boot sales — plus how to get your free fiver
(BPT) - The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals.To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers' eyes.Garage door: When potential buyers visit your property, you want to make the best first impression before they even come inside. That's why it's wise to replace your garage door. It takes up a significant amount of exterior visual real estate and helps define the home's aesthetic. What's more, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value report, a garage door replacement recoups an astonishing 98.3 percent of cost upon resale. Bathroom addition: More bathrooms typically mean you can charge more for your home. Think you're limited based on existing construction? Think again. … [Read more...] about Home improvements to help your home sell faster and for more money
0 Have your say BILLIONS of pounds have been squandered after armed forces chiefs flogged off prime military estate, it has been claimed. Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) claims the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has lost between £2.2bn and £4.2bn in an historic deal with property giant Annington, due to a rise in property prices.Made in 1996, the agreement saw the MoD selling 55,000 homes it owned for an upfront cost of £1.66bn before then renting them back on a 200-year lease with Annington.Having surrendered some of the units since then, the MoD is now paying £178m a year in rent on 39,000 homes – including 6,000 in Hampshire.But there are fresh fears the cash-strapped MoD could be hit with a heftier rent bill, as the way fees are paid is due to change in 2021.The NAO says Annington is looking to drive up rental prices by £84m a year. If approved, these rent assessments will set a precedent for the next 175 years of the contracts. … [Read more...] about Watchdog says homes deal cost MoD ‘billions’ in lost property cash
Home / News / UK and world by Press Association January 30, 2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Ministry of Defence is up to £4.2 billion worse off after selling tens of thousands of military homes two decades ago, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has said. In 1996, the MoD sold more than 55,000 service family homes across 770 sites to Annington Property Limited in return for a £1.66 billion upfront cash lump sum. The MoD has since rented them back on 200-year underleases, and is paying more than £178 million a year for the remaining 39,000 properties, a National Audit Office (NAO) report has discovered. The NAO said it also found that mainly due to actual house price increases over the first 21 years of the contract, the MoD is £2.2 billion to £4.2 billion worse off over that period than if it had retained the estate. The report states that although the house price and rent increases … [Read more...] about MoD up to £4.2bn worse off after military homes sell-off, report finds