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In this age of celebrity and excess, some people will do anything to get in the newspapers.

That’s why the legs of the Nottingham PR man Will Howell have graced a number of local papers in Nottingham recently while illustrating his attempt to break the record of people dressed up as Robin Hood at one time.

Howell and 1,118 merry men and women dressed up in tights and, we are reliably informed, smashed the old record.

The 28 year old looks respledent in his pixie-style boots and crotch-bursting tights – a dynamite panto combo if ever there was one.


LeadPoint reveals debt lead demand rise

LeadPoint has revealed it is now trading 200 debt leads every day.The trading exchange platform says it has experienced a steady increase in demand for individual voluntary arrangements and debt leads after launching into the sector in January.Nick Chapman, managing director of LeadPoint, says: “With the current market conditions, brokers need to diversify into new […]

Industry slams Stamp Duty inertia

Chancellor Alistair Darling has come under fire from industry pundits for failing to overhaul Stamp Duty to help first-time buyers.Lenders, brokers and estate agents had called on Darling to tackle the tax in his Budget speech last week.Their proposals included increasing the minimum Stamp Duty thres- hold, making first-time buyers exempt from the levy or […]

Base refusing new brokers

Base Commercial Mortgages is no longer accepting broker registrations.The lender says the decision has been made following a rapid increase in the number of new business enquiries being received, resulting from competitors withdrawing products and services from the commercial mortgage market. Base will continue to accept applications from brokers who are already registered but will […]

Ecology’s green lending doubles

Ecology has reported its green mortgage lending doubled in 2007 compared to 2006.The building society’s full year results show its gross lending for 2007 was £15m, compared to £7.7m in 2006. Its net lending increased from £3.3m in 2006 to £9.7m last year. This resulted in mortgage asset growth of 17.1%. Ecology’s ethical savings balances […]

Why your clients need some tough love

In any relationship that matters, professional or personal, you should be upfront with someone if you think they’re making a decision or doing something they might later regret. Being honest with someone and having their best interests at heart, however hard the message, is key to building trust in any relationship. So how does this […]


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