Sunday, 25 October 2020

Mortgage approvals highest for 13 years

Mortgage approvals highest for 13 years

MORTGAGE applications have surged to a 13-year high as house price growth continues to beat expectations. On a monthly basis, prices in September were 1.6 per cent higher than in August, according to the Halifax house price index. Viewed quarterly,...
Village pre-school where learning comes naturally

Village pre-school where learning comes naturally

HARPSDEN Pre-School provides a happy, safe and caring environment for children aged two and a half years to five years old. Rated “outstanding” by education watchdog Ofsted, the pre-school places a strong emphasis on learning through play in the...
Turnip the volume at new build

Turnip the volume at new build

THE former chief operating officer of HMV has built a house on his former allotment in Goring. Brian McLaughlin and his wife Sue had been inundated with approaches from developers wanting to buy the land next door to their own home in Icknield Road....

Spacious rooms make listed manor a home for all seasons

Spacious rooms make listed manor a home for all seasons

A HUSBAND and wife who have enjoyed hosting large parties at their Grade-II listed home in Hurst are now looking to downsize. They ...

Big friendly giant that has luxury at its heart

Big friendly giant that has luxury at its heart

THIS week’s drive is the intriguing Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35, a giant vehicle that has had a man-sized makeover. I have driven ...

Family home has lots of space for everyone

Family home has lots of space for everyone

A FIVE-bedroom house hailed by its owners as “the ideal family home” is on the market for £1,750,000. Ian and Mary Wood know of what ...

New Volvo is all about space and how to use it

New Volvo is all about space and how to use it

THERE is still something quite majestic about driving around in a large, luxurious car. I suppose any driver if they were honest would ...

Farmhouse is perfect place for entertaining

Farmhouse is perfect place for entertaining

A GRADE II-listed farmhouse with its own guest accommodation and a staff annexe is on the market with Knight Frank. Dunsden Farm House ...

Help keep body healthy with workouts at home

Help keep body healthy with workouts at home

PILATES ABC Henley is holding classes online using Zoom so you can exercise from home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. They ...

Sales are almost double last year’s

Sales are almost double last year’s

THE number of agreed house sales in South Oxfordshire has increased by 93 per cent compared to the same period last year — with ...

Homes are right on the river

Homes are right on the river

A VICTORIAN riverfront home in Wargrave is on the market for £2.75 million — complete with a separate two-bedroom cottage. Knight ...

Modern gadgets offer reasons to be cheerful

Modern gadgets offer reasons to be cheerful

The clue to what this week’s drive was all about was in its name— the Škoda Octavia SE Technology Hatch. There was a time when ...

Equally at home on road and racetrack

HYUNDAI Motor has unveiled the new i30 N, which comes with an enhanced design, a new wet-type eight-speed dual clutch transmission (N ...

Victorian period home taken back to its roots

Victorian period home taken back to its roots

THE owners of a Victorian period property are selling up to pursue a childhood dream. Neil Bannister and his wife Louise have put Yew ...

Mews development will ‘boost town’s economy’

Mews development will ‘boost town’s economy’

A LONG-AWAITED block of 14 new flats in the centre of Henley is stirring up interest as it approaches completion. Building work at ...

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Mary Berry is made a dame

Mary Berry is made a dame

MARY BERRY has become a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours. The cook, writer and television presenter, who lives in Henley, was honoured for services to the culinary arts, ... [more]

 

Bags to cash

A FUNDRAISING event held in aid of Robert Piggott junior and infant schools in Wargrave raised £368. The Bag 2 School collection took place in the car park at the village ... [more]

 

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