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Why this Christmas could be a cracker for homeowners

04/12/18

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Brentford, Turnham Green and the Civil War

04/12/18

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November's survey response

04/12/18

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Q & A - Experian

04/12/18

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December Market Update - 2018 in review

04/12/18

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Charity Update

04/12/18

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Property Management Update

06/11/18

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October Survey Response

06/11/18

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November Market Update

06/11/18

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How the Autumn budget could light up the housing market f...

06/11/18

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Remortgaging

06/11/18

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How to apply for a mortgage

05/11/18

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Thorgills are helping to beat the cold this winter

05/11/18

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Chiswick - On Chesil Beach

05/11/18

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Winter Woollies 2018

02/11/18

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Trick or treat?

03/10/18

Why you needn’t be spooked by Mark Carney’s house price predictions.

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What is a mortgage?

03/10/18

Whether you are a first-time buyer or you have been on the property ladder for decades, getting a mortgage can often seem daunting.

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October Market Insight

03/10/18

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The ESTAS awards 2017

04/06/18

The 14th annual ESTAS ceremony took place the Grosvenor House Hotel London on 12th May 2017. The ESTAS aim to highlight great service in the reside...

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Delivering bags of festive cheer to children at West Midd...

04/06/18

This year we continued our company tradition of visiting the children's ward at West Middlesex University Hospital to spread a little Christmas che...

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Compliance update Repairs

15/12/17

Landlords have a responsibility to maintain their property for their tenant to live comfortably. Tenants have a duty to care for the property they ...

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Council properties - let's restore their reputation!

06/12/17

Whilst often not the most architecturally charming, properties originally built by the council can make sound investments and happy homes. 

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Compliance update - Energy Performance Certificate

15/11/17

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for every property that is marketed for sale or to let. It is the property owner's responsibili...

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October Market Insight

15/11/17

As we look forward to 2018 every estate and letting agent has at the forefront of their minds the issue of the tenant fee ban that is due to be enf...

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Compliance update - Right to Rent

06/11/17

Over the last few years a new wave of property development has begun to spread throughout London and other large UK cities: Build to Rent. These pr...

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Great West Quarter building names

16/10/17

The Great West Quarter is a modern development of apartments, built between 2005 and 2013 on a 12.5 acre urban brownfield site on the Great West Ro...

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Thorgills September Market Insight

15/10/17

The third quarter of any year is always positive in the estate agency industry because of the levels of activity during the late summer and early a...

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Ealing - Queen of the Suburbs

10/10/17

First recorded in the 8th century as Gillingas and later known as Illing and Ylling, it was not until the 19th century that the name Ealing stuck. ...

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Compliance Update - The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm R...

21/08/17

As of 1st October 2015 it has been a legal requirement for landlords to provide smoke detectors in all properties that are privately rented out, an...

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Thorgills July Market Insight

15/08/17

The month of July has proved to be a record month at Thorgills for the value of sales exchanged and the value of agreed lettings. This record has b...

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From open fields to busy suburb

10/08/17

There are two theories behind where Perivale takes its name from. Referred to as Greenforde Parva in the Domesday book - parva means small. The old...

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Compliance update - Section 21 notice

15/07/17

For a landlord to regain possession of their property during an assured shorthold tenancy or a statutory periodic tenancy, a landlord can serve a S...

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Thorgills August Market Insight

15/07/17

As summer makes way for autumn we can now reflect on the business done during July and August which are typically busy months for the lettings indu...

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Compliance Update - Legionnaire's Disease

14/07/17

Legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, can be caused by drinking water that has lain warm and still, conditions which foster...

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Pitshanger Lane - the community hub

10/07/17

Originally Pitshanger Road and first mentioned in 1493, Pitshanger Lane is now used to refer to the street of independent shops, cafes and restaura...

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Thorgills June Market Insight

03/07/17

The property market ebbs and flows naturally throughout the year in accordance with gentle fluctuations in supply and demand. For example, July and...

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Shepherds Bush - the home of the first marathon finishing...

12/06/17

Whilst its name supposedly originates from a time when it was a resting place for shepherds on their way to Smithfield Market in the city, the area...

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Thorgills May Market Insight

15/05/17

Regardless of the political zeitgeist, fortunately the property market is kept in motion by those who have a firm need to move house, be that due t...

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Thorgills do Tough Mudder!

15/05/17

The competitive spirit amongst our teams came to the fore when we took part in Tough Mudder at Culden Faw near Henley-on-Thames at the end of April...

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Thorgills April Market Insight

10/05/17

Over the last five years there have been a number of elections and referendums, whether they be on Scottish independence from the UK, UK independen...

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Acton - far more than just a resting point on the way out...

08/05/17

The area of Acton was first recorded as a settlement in the Domesday book of 1086, and there is evidence of human activity before this in the form ...

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Celebratory promotions to mark the launch of our Chiswick...

01/05/17

To celebrate our recent Chiswick branch relocation to Turnham Green Terrace, Thorgills are delighted to offer a promotional fee for new sales instr...

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Thorgills March Market Insight

10/04/17

Having reached the end of the first quarter of 2017, we can begin to notice some trends for the year and compare these to market activity in the sa...

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Fulham - once rolling countryside with fields full of fru...

07/04/17

The name Fulham comes from the Saxon 'Fullenhame', meaning settlement of birds, presumably wildfowl along the marshy riverside. Fullenhame was a sm...

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Fulham - once rolling countryside with fields full of fru...

07/04/17

The name Fulham comes from the Saxon 'Fullenhame', meaning settlement of birds, presumably wildfowl along the marshy riverside. Fullenhame was a sm...

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Thorgills arrives in Turnham Green Terrace

13/03/17

The market-leading success of Thorgills in West London can be traced back to when the first branch opened in 2008 in Chiswick High Road. Over the l...

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Thorgills February Market Insight

10/03/17

We're two months in to 2017 now and the spring sunshine is beaming down on homeowners, property seekers and estate agency professionals. After an e...

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West Ealing - A dynamic scene of continuous regeneration ...

07/03/17

Once known as Jackass Common because an annual pony race was held there in the early 1800s, the Ealing Dean Allotments at the top of Northfield Ave...

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Your luck's in this St Patrick's Day!

01/03/17

When buying a property, the costs soon add up to turn the process of purchasing into rather an expensive affair! Whether it is stamp duty, a survey...

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Thorgills January market insight

11/02/17

The dawn of 2017 has brought with it a very welcome injection of interest, activity and transactions to the West London property market. Sweeping t...

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Isleworth - a cornucopia of architectural treasures

06/02/17

In the 1400s the Sion convent of nuns and monks was established which, following the dissolution of the monasteries and successive remodellings to ...

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Stand out from the crowd this Valentine's

01/02/17

Everyone wants to stand out from the crowd when it comes to romance. Whether you whisk your beloved off for a delicious meal in a smart local resta...

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Thorgills December market insight

13/01/17

Two key events influenced the London housing market in 2016: the increase in stamp duty for owners of multiple properties and the referendum on the...

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Chiswick - from ramshackle fishing village to a leafy and...

12/01/17

Chiswick was once just a small fishing village, and gets its name from the chesil, an old word for gravel-like shingle, that lay on the riverbank. ...

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Northfields - Ealing's highest earning area

17/12/16

Northfields' shopping parade, Northfield Avenue, was once less glamorously called Northfield Lane, and then even the name Lane was a bit optimistic...

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Thorgills November market insight

15/12/16

Welcome to Thorgills’ November market insight, offering a brief synopsis of the sales and lettings markets of West London. As Christmas approaches ...

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Hammersmith - an area of contrasts

20/11/16

At just over a square mile, the postcode area of W6 is one of the smallest in London, yet within this relatively small area there are many differen...

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Thorgills October market insight

15/11/16

Welcome to Thorgills’ October market insight, which offers a brief synopsis of the sales and lettings markets of West London. With winter firmly on...

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West London Winter Woollies 2016

30/10/16

As the nights draw in and become colder, as a property specialist the issue of homelessness is particularly poignant. For our winter charity campai...

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Brentford’s Background in Brief

20/10/16

Eight miles west of Charing Cross, Brentford is the first non-London postcode that you reach as you head out of London towards Surrey. Residents of...

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Thorgills September market insight 2016

10/10/16

Welcome to Thorgills’ September market insight, which offers a brief synopsis of the sales and lettings markets of West London. The advent of Autum...

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Thorgills August Market Insight 2016

14/09/16

Welcome to Thorgills August Market Insight, offering a brief overview of both the sales and lettings markets in the West London area. For many, jus...

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Brentford Festival 2016 is a roaring success!

12/09/16

The Brentford Festival was yet again another roaring success. Several members of the Thorgills team were more than happy to give up there Sunday mo...

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The Truth about Hanwell

08/09/16

A suburb of Ealing, Hanwell's origins can be traced back to an ancient village on the banks of a stream in the fifth century. The Domesday book cit...

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Thorgills July Market Insight 2016

12/08/16

Welcome to Thorgills July Market Insight, offering a brief overview of both the sales and lettings markets in the West London area. Traditionally, ...

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Another 10,000 ft. sky dive, helping raise money and awar...

01/08/16

On Sunday July 31st five brave members of the Thorgills team set off bright and early to Redlands Airfield in Swindon, to throw themselves 10,000 f...

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Thorgills Hammersmith coffee morning generates a buzz on ...

29/07/16

Thorgills Hammersmith coffee morning took place in the last week of June and what a great success it was. Typically it was one of the few days in J...

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Thorgills June Market Insight 2016

26/07/16

In general, the property market has seen a lot of changes and uncertainty over the last few months, outside factors have impacted on peoples decisi...

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London's award winning agent strikes again!

20/07/16

On June 10th Thorgills attended the Times and Sunday Time Lettings Agency of the year awards at the Lancaster London Hotel. With bated breath at th...

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Thorgills new flagship branch opens on Fulham Palace Road

01/05/16

Thorgills continues to show strong growth, expanding in line with our client's needs and demands. This spring we were delighted to open the doors o...

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Thorgills voted best local agency in the UK

25/04/16

The Thorgills management team attended their fourth ESTAS awards ceremony on Friday April 15th and once again were not disappointed with the result...

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Kamils trip to Legoland

20/04/16

Thorgills recently noticed on a local facebook group that there was an 11 year old boy named Kamil living in the local community, who sadly has an ...

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Thorgills sponsor White Collar Boxing event at The Park C...

28/03/16

Earlier this year, Thorgills were approached to sponsor the annual White Collar Boxing event at The Park Club, W3. With the aim of raising over £20...

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Ealing Soup Kitchen

10/02/16

As the appointed Charity Officer at Thorgills I have always been keen to collaborate with a charity to help the homeless due to the nature of our b...

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Charity update

01/02/16

At Thorgills we are always seeking opportunities to give back to the local community. Over the past few years members of our team have taken part i...

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A Square Foot in the Right Direction

01/09/15

As you possibly know, Thorgills pride ourselves on being one of the most dynamic agents in our industry. We consistently strive to push the envelop...

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Thorgills take to the skies!

01/08/15

In 2014, four members of the Thorgills team threw themselves off a crane to raise money for charity. In 2015 we knew we could 'raise' the bar, both...

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June - A month in the life of a Marketing Co-ordinator

01/08/15

In what is a fairly primitive role within the Thorgills vehicle, June has been a very busy month from a marketing co-ordinators view point. Thorgil...

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Thorgills build on 2014 success!

01/07/15

The last few months at Thorgills have been seen the property specialists rewarded for their hard work and quality service, with no less than six ac...

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Thorgills makes the shortlist for this years' ESTAS

17/03/15

Thorgills has been shortlisted in the London North and Middlesex Regions of the biggest estate & letting agent awards scheme in the UK, known throu...

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February 2015 - A month in the life of a Property Manager

01/03/15

February can be a tough month for property management, with the cold weather often comes a wrath of maintenance, repair, heating and hot water issu...

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January 2015 - A month in the life of a Commercial Manager

01/02/15

January 2015 has started full of energy and positivity in our commercial department, following on from a great 2014. We have had four retail/ cater...

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And the ESTAS award selfie winner is......

01/07/14

After a fantastic May in which Thorgills won two ESTAS (Gold for best London Office and Gold for best small chain the UK), it was only right that w...

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Thorgills Scoops Double Gold at National Awards!

01/06/14

Thorgills wins Best Small Lettings Chain in the UK at the prestigious Estate & Letting Agent Awards.

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Over £1000 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

01/05/14

On a cold, wet morning in April, four members of the Thorgills team threw themselves off a 160 ft. crane, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. T...

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Time to stick to those New Year resolutions

01/02/14

A new year and a new start for many, but as February begins, old habits sneak back in. By now, you're not the gym regular you were three weeks ago,...

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New Year, new start, new Thorgills branches....

01/01/14

Happy New Year to you from West London's Premier Lettings Specialist, and now the largest, independent lettings specialist in West London. We're ce...

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2014 - What does the future hold for West London's Lettin...

01/12/13

The end of the year has arrived and before getting carried away with Christmas and New Year celebrations it's time for the inevitable 2014 predicti...

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Winter has arrived, but it's no time to freeze...

01/11/13

My experience in estate agency tells me October is the month that the lettings market should start to slow. It's a time when the Christmas build up...

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The Thorgills, West London Autumn update...

01/10/13

September is traditionally the busiest month of the year in the lettings calendar.

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The fundraising continues throughout West London...

01/09/13

As we enter the busiest month of the lettings calendar it's important that the local community know we aren't just great lettings agents.

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The accolades roll in...

27/07/13

Last month Thorgills attended the Estate & Letting Agent awards at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Hosted by Phil Spencer, the awards recognise the...

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Great achievements all round!

01/04/13

Hard to believe, but it's true, it actually is April! As we all continue to hope for an end to this long, cold, bleak winter it's easy to let it af...

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Two Captain Thorgills run 10k for Charity

13/03/13

On a bitterly cold Sunday morning in March, Thorgills two Branch Managers donned their Captain Thorgills superhero outfits and ran an impressive 10...

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The Private Rented Sector kicks off with a bang in 2013

01/03/13

I am delighted to say in a most enthusiastic tone '2013 has really kicked off with a bang!' Traditionally this time of year is thought of as a quie...

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After five years in business it's time for us to give som...

01/02/13

In 2013 Thorgills celebrate five years servicing the needs of thousands of landlords and tenants in the West London area. Firstly, we would like to...

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What lies ahead for the next 12 months?

01/01/13

It seems like only yesterday I was summarising the events that shaped 2011 and putting together my predictions for what the market would do in 2012...

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As rents continue to rise, are we shifting to become a na...

01/10/12

As we venture in to October its noticeable that things have begun to change; we are starting to lose the light, the weather has certainly taken a t...

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The Lettings Market goes from strength to strength

01/09/12

What a month, what a quarter, what a year! Its times like this when I realise I could never live anywhere else, London is a global leader in everyt...

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The Summer is finally here and its all systems go!

01/08/12

Summer has finally arrived! We've experienced our week of good weather, the Olympics is going about setting world records for morning commuters, th...

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The housing market needs some close attention

01/06/12

Hard to believe, but June is here already! Kicking off with a four day weekend and the Queens Jubilee Celebrations, swiftly followed by the 2012 Eu...

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations begin

01/05/12

In the next month we will be celebrating Her Majesty the Queens Diamond Jubilee. This month we thought it would be nice to go through the key hole ...

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April - We all have so much to do and so little time to d...

01/04/12

Spring is in the air, everywhere I look around! The sun is shining, the Easter break is upon us, the evenings are drawing out and we are fast appro...

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Easter is in the Air! The Sun is out, flowers begin to bl...

01/03/12

Hard to believe as it feels like only yesterday, but it was over two months ago we were sitting down for Christmas dinner and partying the night aw...

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Spring is Fast Approaching and we are nearly through the ...

01/02/12

So the New Year has come and gone! We're pushing through the miserable winter months and starting to look forward to the Spring. New Year's resolut...

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Thorgills sign new sponsorship deal with Chiswick Griffin

12/01/12

Thorgills are delighted to announce that the deal has been agreed and the paperwork signed on the new kit sponsorship agreement with Chiswick Griff...

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2012 - Predictions and what to expect from an ever-changi...

01/01/12

Happy New Year to all, and let's hope it's a prosperous one! I think we are all expecting an interesting year to say the least. We have the uncerta...

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2011 - A tough year for everyone, but a year of Growth an...

01/12/11

In the words of the great Ebenezer Scrooge, 'Bah, humbug!' Well, I guess that's what you were expecting anyway, the standard response from Letting ...

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Is London really on the up, or is it all just speculation?

01/11/11

What about the good news? It can't all be doom and gloom, someone (except the bankers) must be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. ...

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The end of Summer - Back to work, back to school, and bac...

01/10/11

Back to work, back to school, and back to normality, after what has hopefully been an enjoyable summer for all. This is usually the time of year wh...

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