The Lower Mill Estate has gone the whole hog and is offering a free pig with every home purchase from the end of August to the end of September.The Lower Mill Estate is a development of second homes, located in the heart of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. Anybody who purchased a house from the August Bank Holiday weekend until the end of September will receive a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig for free. The specially housetrained porker can either live with the buyer at home, be kept on a special farm where it can graze in the Lower Mill environs or, as the company suggests, it could be turned into pork loins and bacon rashers. Jeremy Paxton, the man behind the Lower Mill Estate project, chose this offer to promote the conservation aspect of the development. He says apart from the beautiful Gloucestershire Old Spots, other rare breeds of country animal will also be introduced into the estate.
Mortgage Strategy’s monthly guide to the lead generation companies brokers could be doing business with. Justine Tomlinson looks at the options available to intermediaries
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Following the surprise return of a majority Conservative government, George Osborne announced that he will deliver a second budget statement on 8 July this year.
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