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Rob Stoyle

Lockdown Update for Sellers and Buyers in Devon

In this two-minute read, we look at what the announcement on Saturday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson means to home sellers and buyers in Crediton and surrounding areas. On Saturday we received confirmation England will go into lockdown from Thursday, November 5 until at least December 2. So, how will this affect people in the

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Rob Stoyle

Fears for the Welfare of Devon’s Pandemic Puppies

In this three-minute read, we look at fears the UK is heading for an animal welfare crisis this winter. Demand for puppies skyrocketed during lockdown, but with furlough ending later this month and the economy struggling, is the reality of pet ownership about to bite?  Earlier this year, demand for puppies skyrocketed, with Google searches

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Rob Stoyle

Is Your Home in Crediton Gas Safe?

Here’s a question for you – When was the last time you had your gas appliances checked? If it’s been over 12 months, you need to act now and get them checked by a qualified gas engineer. Next Monday (14th) sees the tenth annual Gas Safety Week begin. The awareness campaign is timed to get

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Rob Stoyle

Crediton Millennials Moving Back in with Mum & Dad?

Roll the clock back 20 years and any self-respecting late 20/early 30 something would never say on their first date that they lived with their mum and dad. It was seen as a sign of immaturity being tied to your mother’s apron strings with as a failure to leave the family home. Yet over these last two decades, the age of leaving home has been increasing steadily from 20 years and 11 months in the late 1990’s to 22 years and 7 months today.

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Rob Stoyle

7 Ideas to Soothe Back to School Worries in Crediton

The lockdown and ongoing fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have been tough for everyone. But it’s been especially hard for school-aged children.

They’ve gone months without seeing a lot of their friends, have had their routine turned upside down and now face new worries as the schools head back in September.

It’s going to be a challenging time for parents and kids, but these seven ideas from the University of Calgary in Canada can help ease any Covid-19 concerns that going back to school may bring.

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Crediton Home Buyers & Landlords Set to Save £580,970 in Stamp Duty Over Next Nine Months

The British are infatuated with owning their own property and politicians know that. Margaret Thatcher used it as a vote winner in 1979 when she allowed council house tenants to buy their own home. Coming to the present day, Boris Johnson’s Conservative government have anxieties that the Brits have not been buying nearly enough homes lately and, as with all countries in the world, the British property market was put ‘on ice’ for several months to help contain the Coronavirus, exacerbating the problem.

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