PUBLISHED: 15:42 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:42 04 September 2018 The bill to demolish and decontaminate the Mile Cross depot to make way for up to 250 homes could cost nearly £2m. Picture: Google Archant Demolishing Norwich’s Mile Cross depot, to make way for hundreds of new homes, will cost almost £2m - because the site is so contaminated, council bosses have revealed. The depot was, most recently, Mile Cross Business Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLYCouncillors will next week be asked to agree to make £1.98m available for works at the site, where investigations found chemical contaminants such as asbestos, along with low levels of ground gas.Demolition of buildings at the 10.5 acre site, off Mile Cross Road, would cost an estimated £700,000, but a contamination specialist said a further £1.2m would need to be go on decontamination.Not all would come from City Hall’s coffers. The government has made nearly £1m available through a grant, … [Read more...] about Demolishing contaminated Norwich depot to make way for hundreds of homes could cost council £2m
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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!
The price of home insurance has jumped more than 20 per cent in the last two years, according to figures out today. The research, carried out by price comparison website Compare the Market, found that the average cost for buildings and contents insurance jumped to £161 in the last year, rising 21 per cent from £133 back in April 2016. Read more: These are the UK postcodes with the biggest price drops in car insuranc Hikes to insurance premium tax (IPT)and the introduction of a government-backed reinsurance scheme that means "insurers need to increase premiums across the country to subsidise the at-risk homes" were cited by Compare the Market as the driving forces behind the growing cost of home insurance. IPT rates have climbed from six per cent to 12 per cent in the last three years. The cheapest household premiums on offer in the UK has also shot up, increasing on average to £141 from £118 in April 2016. Read more: Shareholders back Standard Life Aberdeen's … [Read more...] about Home insurance costs have soared over the last two years
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