Archive for the ‘Consumer news’ Category

13 Apr 2011: Free delivery at BHS until April 16

High-street homeware retailer BHS has been in touch to let us know about a couple of great ways of saving money it has made available this week.

12 Apr 2011: Introducing Made.com – a great way to buy furniture online

Today we have a new retailer to introduce – Made.com, which describes itself as “a unique and innovative way to buy furniture on the internet”.

5 Apr 2011: Check out Cath Kidston at John Lewis

If you’re looking for some marvellously funky homewares for spring, we suggest taking a look at the Cath Kidston range at John Lewis. Kidston is a designer who specialises in a colourful vintage look characterised by floral prints and a folksy, craft-inspired approach.

26 Feb 2011: Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Oxfam

Monday marks the start of Fairtrade Fortnight – an annual event that encourages us all to think about the origins of our food, and the circumstances of the people who produce it.

7 Feb 2011: Keep the weather at bay with help from Nigel’s Eco Store

Feeling a few draughts during the current cold, damp and blustery weather? Getting worried every time you turn the lights or heating on? If so, you can take a tip or two from green homeware retailer Nigel’s Eco Store.

24 Jan 2011: Does DIY food offer benefits for consumers?

If you’re a foodie, concerned about the environment or interested in the origins of the food you eat, then you’ll enjoy this article from this weekend’s Observer about the DIY food movement.

26 Nov 2010: Facing flood repairs? Contact an expert, says trade body

Property and home owners in Cornwall should avoid “quick-fix solutions” and seek professional advice following the recent floods – according to the trade body representing the flood damage repair industry.

1 Nov 2010: RICS advises homebuyers not to forget the survey

Fail to commission a sufficiently rigorous survey of your property before purchase and you could end up with repair bills in the thousands, according to new research from a surveyors’ organisation.

30 Sep 2010: RICS launches new valuer registration scheme

A bid to assure the quality of home valuations, raise the credibility of valuers and provide homeowners with a clear guide to the subject is about to be launched by a leading professional body.

27 Sep 2010: Home improvements: getting the balance right

If you want to carry out home improvements specifically to boost the value of your property, how do you know whether you’re doing the right thing? There’s a very fine line to be trodden between making your home stand out from the crowd and committing yourself to expensive work that will do nothing to help your situation.