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Chewing the fat

With less than a month before the London marathon, eConveyancer’s Vanessa Blount has stuck to her healthy eating plan and maintained her weight. But it’s not all good news as her plan to do a 22-mile training run have been curtailed by the weather.

“The forecast is for wind, rain and snow – I hope I don’t get frostbite,” a worried Blount told Mole. “To make matters worse, my new trainers hurt and self-doubt is starting to creep in.”

Meanwhile, after a week of feasting on chocolate eggs and chocolate biscuits, it comes as no surprise that the Strategy team has piled on the pounds – four of them, to be precise. That pes-ky Easter Bunny has a lot to answer for.


Remembering London’s generous Lord

Lord Shaftesbury was one of Victorian London’s greatest philanthropists and his impact can still be seen in the shape of buildings throughout the capital, says Simon White

Derbyshire cuts 50 jobs and closes three branches

Derbyshire is closing three branches and cutting up to 50 jobs in an attempt to cut costs. The lender refused to comment on which branches would be affected.A spokesman for Derbyshire says a consultation period with staff has begun however it hopes to redeploy as many staff as possible.The news follows a reported a 47% […]

Estate agencies clash over ad

Estate agency Hamptons International has hit out at rival estate agents Savills over the contents of a recent advert it produced.Hamptons lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority over a regional press advert Savills produced which claimed that it attracted more buyers via its website than any of its competitors and that the firm […]

Crisis will leave UK brokers £625m worse off

Edeus’ managing director Alan Cleary has warned that the ongoing liquidity crisis could wipe £625m off the total income potential for advisers in the UK mortgage market.

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Pension freedom: wish you were here?

Out there lies a warm ocean of desert islands, sun, sand and palm trees, where individuals can choose how and when to tax-efficiently access their pension fund and realise the retirement dreams they have worked so hard for.


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