Rent-to-own giant BrightHouse on brink of collapse

BrightHouse, Britain’s biggest rent-to-own retailer, is teetering on the brink of collapse this weekend following a surge in customer compensation claims. Sky News has learnt that the company has been forced to put administrators on standby, with insolvency possible in a matter of weeks. If it did fall into administration, …

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The new spare rooms: Sheds have never been so upmarket

Artisans are using them as studios and gardeners are adorning them with flowers. The shed has never had it so good — but, then, I am a true devotee. My husband, Dave, and I inherited a very tired shed when we bought our house in Guildford, Surrey. It came with …

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Repossessed homes are on the rise and can be a great way to bag a deal

One man’s misery is another man’s opportunity to bag a bargain. And, as the number of properties repossessed by mortgage lenders rises, savvy buyers are snapping up unbeatable deals. The latest figures from UK Finance, the banking trade body, reveals that the number of homeowner properties taken into possession in …

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Mexican Open: Heather Watson reaches WTA final in Acapulco

Heather Watson has reached her second WTA final in four months, following defeat in October’s Tianjin Open final Britain’s Heather Watson is one win away from her first WTA title in almost four years after beating China’s Wang Xiyu to reach the Mexican Open final. Watson, 27, won 6-4 7-6 …

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Formula E recap: Mitch Evans dominates in Mexico

Watch highlights as Jaguar’s Mitch Evans takes a dominant win in Mexico City to lead the Formula E drivers’ standings. This video is only available to UK users. WATCH MORE: Amazing finish to 2019 Mexico E-Prix READ MORE: Marrakesh E-Prix – how to watch across the BBC

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