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26 Apr

Let’s move to Ripon, North Yorkshire: where all seems right in the world

There’s a flawless cityscape, damn fine tearooms and even an ancient hornblowerWhat’s going for it? One can snigger at local customs – you know, the Ye Olde Knee-Painting Ceremony of Nuneaton, that kind of thing. But I think there’s something just fabulous...

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26 Apr

Blooming wonders: five of the best wisteria-clad homes

From a Grade II-listed house in Shropshire to a hunting lodge in London, here are some floral picks Continue reading… Continue Reading

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24 Apr

MPs call on landlords to scrap 'no DSS' clauses in rental ads

Critics compare refusal of people on benefits to ‘no blacks, no Irish, no dogs’ signsMPs have demanded landlords and letting agents end the practice of screening out people on benefits after hearing claims that “no DSS” clauses have become the 2019 equivalent...

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23 Apr

Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters

Guardian readers respond to a range of stories on the UK housing crisisThe government should help families like the Earles by keeping rents affordable (Priced out: ‘We had to choose: eat dinner or stay warm’, 22 April). Instead it actively makes their...

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23 Apr

Forget the greige age: the case for painting your house any colour you like

People who paint their houses unusual colours can end up annoying the neighbours – and falling foul of their local council. But is it anybody else’s business what colour your home is?Future archaeologists may come to know the early 21st century as...

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