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In this 2-minute read, we unveil how Covid-19 has changed people’s property priorities.

Space may well have been the final frontier for the crew of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, but it is also made the news recently much closer to home.

According to a BBC report based on data from property portal Rightmove the Covid-19 induced lockdown has changed people’s priorities when it comes to buying or renting a new home.

 

Pedal Power

The number of Brits cycling has skyrocketed. New official figures reveal a 100% increase in people cycling on weekdays and a whopping 200% rise on weekends during lockdown. The trend has been welcomed by environmentalists, fitness campaigners and bike shops – where sales have gone through the roof. Such is the demand that bike stocks are running low, prompting some to say, “bikes are the new toilet paper”. Not one of our favourite expressions, but we know what they mean.

Discover the simple things you can do to get your property ready for sale or rent this summer. We promise you it will be music to your ears. A 90-second Fast Thursday read.

Amid all the Covid-19 chaos that is blighted our lives during the past three months, let us hope brighter days are on the horizon. Literally.

‘Summer, summer, summertime’ officially starts on Saturday 20 June, and these tuneful tips below will help you prepare for it, especially if you are planning to sell your home or rent your property out.

We discover why people in SM2 are having sleep problems and what they can do to help themselves get a better night’s rest.

According to a BBC report, people across the UK are struggling to get a good night’s sleep since the Covid-19 outbreak began.

Researchers from King’s College London interviewed more than 2,254 UK residents aged between 16-75, and the findings were fascinating – more newsworthy than snoozeworthy.

The survey suggests more than half of the population have had problems sleeping since the outbreak.

Concerns keeping people up included money worries, health fears and general anxiety about the future.

And disturbed sleep is a vicious circle as the researchers explained. Dr Ivana Rosenzweig said: “Stress can cause sleepless nights. And feeling tired and irritable can cause more stress, so it’s a damaging cycle.”

Here is another two-minute dose of good news to get you smiling this Feelgood Friday.

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