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LSH draws the short straw in this year’s PW Cup

As anyone who remembers the farcical 1982 World Cup final draw can attest, it’s tough to make pulling numbers from a bag an exhilarating experience.

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Every dog has its day... as the BPF’s Ian Fletcher finds out

When John Coles, the former chairman of the British Property Federation (BPF), was awarded a lifetime membership for his services to the trade body at the National Residential Investment Conference on 6 February, his acceptance speech contained an unusual thank you to man’s best friend.

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What price would you pay to live on Pancake Lane?

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There are many different ways to top your pancake but do you know which pancake-themed street has the top house prices?

Jeremy Corbyn

Don’t count on Corbyn Clause

We’re no strangers at Property Week towers to the odd, peculiar and sometimes ridiculous market rumours, but a recent news tip has left us puzzled.

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SEGRO puts its hand in its pocket to help the needy

Homelessness is high on the social agenda, so we are pleased to see the success industrial property giant SEGRO has had in helping people get off the streets and back into work.

Saint aymes chocolate

Luxury chocolate brand takes tasty Connaught Village lease for debut café

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Luxury chocolate brand Saint Aymes has signed for its first-ever boutique café site at Connaught Village in the West End.

Lille

A Lille solution to a big issue?

Are you sick of paying a fortune to live in central London? How about paying slightly less for accommodation in the suburbs and then enduring a harrowing commute into the capital on busy trains?

Eleven stranger things

Haslams industrial report takes a Stranger turn

It’s rare that industrial market research has the property industry on tenterhooks, but Thames Valley shedheads eagerly await the annual publication of the Reading Industrial Report produced by local agency Haslams.

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