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A nurse and a firefighter have to leave Swanage as they can no longer afford to live there. They claim the presence of second homes in the area has driven prices up, making it unsustainable for them to live in the Dorset town.

Their story is a stark reminder of Britain’s affordable housing crisis as, ironically, retained firefighter Joss Gibson will also have to stop work as he can no longer afford to live within four minutes of the city’s train station seaside.

Mr Gibson and his partner Chantel Marriott, who both grew up in Swanage, have lived in a rented house for eight years, raising their three children there. But they have been given formal notice to leave by their landlord who wants the family home for a parent who has not found accommodation either.

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The devastated couple, who were paying £1,000 a month in rent, looked for an affordable long-term rental property in the area but there is ‘absolutely nothing’ in their price range. A single three-bedroom house which cost £1,450 a month was quickly purchased.

Ironically, a second landlord who heard of their plight offered to temporarily house the young family at their holiday home in the nearby village of Langton Matravers while they searched for permanent accommodation. But with so little affordable accommodation available, Mr Gibson and Miss Marriott have to leave the area to settle in a larger town such as Poole.

Property prices in Swanage and the wider Isle of Purbeck have soared in recent years due to the number of second home owners buying properties and turning them into holiday rentals.

The average price paid for a house in Swanage is £429,000 – well above the UK average of £270,000 and more than 16 times the average local wage of £26,000.

Local councilors have warned that Swanage will not have a viable community in the future because the workers who help maintain it, such as carers, teachers and reception staff, cannot afford to be there. live.

Mr Gibson, 33, and Miss Marriott, 31, who have three boys – Jayden, 10, Oakley, eight and Cooper, four – will be evicted from their home at the end of this month. Ms Marriott, who works at Dorset County Hospital and is a local first responder, said: ‘After coming out of a pandemic as people cheered on our doorstep, finding ourselves in this situation without any support is really a kick in the stomach, “Anyone working in the NHS at the moment knows how exhausting it is.

She continued: “Sometimes we are pillars of the community – there have been times when I was the only person on the scene for a cardiac arrest. If I hadn’t been there they would have died.” adding: “But I could make more as a cleaner. They make £15 an hour – I only make £13.20.

Retained firefighter Joss Gibson will have to stop work as he can no longer afford to live within four minutes of the station in the seaside town of Swanage, Dorset.

The mum commented, “Once you factor in the cost of fuel, energy and food for the kids, there isn’t much left at the end of the month.”, “We were supposed to to be in our forever home My children When we moved in eight years ago, we were told that this could be our forever home.

“When we were given the two months’ notice that we had to leave, I couldn’t accept it. We just don’t know what we’re going to do – there’s absolutely nothing there.” , “My mother even works for a rental agent but she said – ‘there’s just nothing’.

“We are being driven out of the area where we grew up and where we have family. This is simply not acceptable.

“We managed to find a temporary solution in a second home, but more than four minutes from the fire station. Without Joss’ extra income as a firefighter, a mortgage is out of our reach.” The couple also tried other avenues, adding: ‘We were only two months away from getting one for a condo, but it was snatched away.

Local councilor Debby Monkhouse is overseeing the Swanage Community Housing Project which aims to buy land from the local authority to build affordable rental housing for locals. She said: “Waiting for affordable accommodation here is a dreadful and daunting situation for young people. According to surveys, the wait for a two-bedroom house can be up to 29 years.

“The gap between average wages and the average price of a property is one of the highest in the country.”, “According to a 2020 survey, 77% of respondents knew family members who had to move because of the cost of housing.

“We need to be able to provide genuinely affordable accommodation rather than second homes and holiday rentals, which make up around a quarter of Purbeck’s housing stock. In some villages, like Worth Matravers, it’s 90 per cent.”

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]]> Stoke-on-Trent NHS worker can no longer afford to refuel his car to visit patients https://welcometopoole.co.uk/stoke-on-trent-nhs-worker-can-no-longer-afford-to-refuel-his-car-to-visit-patients/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 19:09:22 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/stoke-on-trent-nhs-worker-can-no-longer-afford-to-refuel-his-car-to-visit-patients/

An NHS worker has told how he could barely afford to continue visiting his patients in Stoke-on-Trent – due to the cost of filling up his car.

Marek Powalski – an NHS community support worker – says he now has to pay to do his job due to rising fuel prices. The 49-year-old estimates the cost of refilling his socket has doubled. And although he is claiming a portion of the mileage cost, the amount he receives has not been increased to reflect soaring prices at the pump.

“We feel the pinch massively. I pay the NHS to do my job,’ he told the Mirror. “More and more personnel are disbursed. Some people lose £120 a month.

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“In order to make up the shortfall, staff are working extra shifts to spend less time with friends and family just to make sure they have enough food. I talk to the staff who are in tears. The pressure this creates causes people to leave with stress, which then creates more workload for others.

“They say the NHS is creaking. For me, it’s like broken.

Powalski says rising gas prices aren’t the only way the cost of living affects people’s lives. Many of the patients he cares for don’t have enough money to eat.

He said, “I buy food out of my own pocket for the patients I see because they don’t have any.”

The NHS worker was one of hundreds who attended the TUC’s ‘Stoke Deserves Better’ rally earlier this month.

Almost everyone in the audience has been affected by the cost of living crisis.

Ian Poole, 49, GMB union member who works in a supermarket. He says his colleagues are desperate to try to make ends meet.

He said: “We are at the point where many retail workers cannot afford to shop in the stores they work in. They have to go to a discount retailer. In a recent survey of retail workers, a high percentage used food banks or had to borrow from friends and family. »

Mr Poole’s pay will rise from £9.66 an hour to £10.10 an hour from July, but says the 54p increase will be “eaten up very quickly” by inflation. Father-of-one says he and his wife keep their heads above water by not going out.

“As food bills go up, our socialization disappears. It’s between that or heating, food and clothing. Going to the pub is a thing of the past,” he said.

He says the situation is much worse for many of his colleagues. “People can’t afford housing or renting. For many people, the thought of getting on the property ladder will never happen,” he added.

He fears that increased competition between large supermarkets to attract customers with less to spend could lead to job losses.

“As the cost of living starts to drop, retailers will start going to war. Their first instinct is to start cutting costs, which means bodies leaving the shop and less overtime,” he said.

Adam Colcough, who works for a distribution company, says people have “genuine fear” about how they will pay their bills.

“I volunteer for a local mental health charity and people are struggling. The stress of precarious work harms their health,” he said.

Menik Udaveediya fears the situation will only get worse

In Hanley, almost everyone the Mirror spoke to feared the situation was getting worse.

Kate Donaldson, a 63-year-old carer, said she moved from a terraced house to an apartment to save money. His main concern was the future of his family. “What did they have? They have nothing. The world needs a big shake-up somewhere,” she said.

Menik Udaveediya, a mother of three, was also worried about rising costs. “It will get worse. My heating is very expensive and the clothes go up. I live with my three boys and you know how teenagers are, they all want designer clothes,” she said.

Pensioners Grace and Peter Kenworthy said they were making ends meet. It helped that they didn’t smoke or drink, they said.

“I have a small private pension and I get Disability Living Allowance, but if they took it away from me, I’d be on the weird street,” Grace said. “We are worried, but there is no point in worrying. You have to face it. It will make you sick if you keep worrying,” she added.

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]]> Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Shortage Means Some Diesel Users Will Pay More https://welcometopoole.co.uk/diesel-exhaust-fluid-def-shortage-means-some-diesel-users-will-pay-more/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:51:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/diesel-exhaust-fluid-def-shortage-means-some-diesel-users-will-pay-more/

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Diesel users such as tractor-trailer drivers and recreational vehicle owners will soon be paying more for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

According to RV Business: “Modern diesel requires the injection of DEF into the exhaust stream in order to meet current exhaust emission standards.”

However, the main component of DEF is a chemical compound called urea, a byproduct of industrial ammonia production. Russia imports the most urea. He is engaged in the war with Ukraine.

One of Strafford’s truck repair shop owners named Platinum Performance, Ashley Poole, said the DEF shortage only affects diesel users with newer vehicles.

“Any Tier 4 engine or truck can’t run without it (DEF),” Poole said. “Older engines can because they are not Tier 4.”

Poole said truck repair shops like Platinum Performance haven’t seen the shortage as much as others.

“We haven’t experienced it much here in the Midwest, but things are flowing,” Poole said. “Coastal towns have probably experienced it more than us, but it starts there, then it clarifies here.”

Poole said the cost of a 2 1/2 gallon jug of DEF is currently $11.40. The price for the same gallon of DEF was around $9 a year ago.

She also said the shortage of DEF is another cost to worry about and high diesel fuel prices.

Owner-operator truck driver James Marshall said, “My fuel bill went from $52,000 a year to $108,000 a year,” Marshall said. “This year it’s going to be even higher than that.”

Marshall said he and other tractor-trailer drivers were furious with high diesel prices and that the DEF shortage was not helping.

“Everyone needs to cut costs. We’re cutting costs to keep it all going,” Marshall said. “You have to cut home costs to compensate for that, but how much more can families do without?”

Marshall said some drivers he knows end up working more for the same pay they were earning two years ago. He said everything from meals to the cost of showers to paying for parking has seriously harmed the truck driving community.

“Why drive a truck when people can make the same amount of money at home?” said Marshal. “I’ve done it long enough, so it’s a pleasure. It’s a completely different lifestyle for people here.

Marshall said the DEF shortage didn’t affect him since he had an older tractor-trailer, but it would affect many truckers with newer models.

According to Freight Viking’s website, “In 2010, to further reduce NOx and particulate matter (PM) in diesel engines, the EPA mandated that all heavy-duty diesel engines be equipped with DEF.”

This means Tier 4 models after 2010 must use DEF to function properly.

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The most expensive homes in each region of Dorset in June 2022 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/the-most-expensive-homes-in-each-region-of-dorset-in-june-2022/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/the-most-expensive-homes-in-each-region-of-dorset-in-june-2022/

With the cost of living rising, many are feeling the effects of soaring food, fuel and energy prices. However, something that seems to have remained constant is house prices in Dorset.

It’s no secret that some areas of our county are considered good places to live, but there are some that are significantly above the average home price. Many of our coastal towns have luxury properties with sea views, so it’s no wonder Dorset is such a sought-after location.

However, if you’ve ever wondered which parts of the county are the most expensive for housing, this list might prove useful. We scrolled through Rightmove to see exactly which areas of Dorset have the most expensive properties on the market right now.

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It may not come as much of a surprise that Poole tops the list, but there are a few unlikely areas that ranked high. Below is a list of the most expensive houses in each region of Dorset, starting with the most expensive houses and working down to the cheapest.

Brownsea View Avenue, Lilliput, Poole – £2,250,000

This luxury home in Lilliput, Poole is for sale for a whopping £2,250,000

This one of a kind property in Lilliput, Poole has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. The New England-style detached house has been completely renovated from a 1930s home.

The house is equipped from floor to ceiling with modern features including additional security features including electric security gates, a bespoke front door with triple locks and five security cameras. It’s a sizable piece of land at a third of an acre, so it’s no wonder the house is heading to such a remarkable location. Not to mention that it is within walking distance of the shops of Lilliput and Salterns Marina.

Ringwood Road, St. Leonard – £1,250,000

This house near the Dorset border is on the market for £1,250,000
This house near the Dorset border is on the market for £1,250,000

This generously spacious home boasts an impressive six bedrooms and six bathrooms and is situated on four acres of secluded grounds. Apart from the formal gardens which come with a putting green, there is also the possibility of keeping the goats which currently reside on the paddocks.

With over 4100 square feet, the property features a living room with a cinema screen and surround sound, a gym and a garden entertainment room with entertainment system and bar. The house is currently up for sale for bids in excess of £1.25million.

Wimborne Road, Colehill, Wimborne – £1,200,000

This charming Wimborne home is on the market for £1,200,000
This charming Wimborne home is on the market for £1,200,000

This late 1940s Wimborne estate is a generously sized home with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and two detached garages. The house also has eco-friendly features with solar panels, solar thermal tubes and an air-source heat pump. Conveniently located in Wimborne, the property is not far from major amenities and has good transport links to Bournemouth and Poole.

Marnhull, Blackmore Vale, Sturminster Newton – £995,000

This spacious house is located in the village of Marnhull, Sturminster Newton and is for sale for £995,000
This spacious house is located in the village of Marnhull, Sturminster Newton and is for sale for £995,000

For just under £1million, this characterful medieval house is in a secluded location tucked away in the village of Marnhull. Located at the end of a dead end lane, the property is traffic free making it a rare and peaceful home.

The house has five bedrooms, four reception rooms and two bathrooms as well as underfloor heating. There is also a 44 foot long hall which provides very spacious ground floor accommodation. The house is for sale at an indicative price of £995,000 and can be found on Rightmove here.

Anderson, Blandford Forum – £995,000

This Blandford home is an oak kitchen and is on the market for £995,000
This Blandford home is an oak kitchen and is on the market for £995,000

This large family home is nestled in the idyllic village of Anderson in Winterborne Valley, near Blandford Forum. The five bedroom detached house has a south facing garden and panoramic views over the rolling Dorset countryside. The house is listed for just under £1million with a guide price of £995,000.

Halls Road, Lytchett Matravers – £950,000

You can find this stylish breakfast bar in this house by Lytchett Matravers on sale for £950,000
You can find this stylish breakfast bar in this house by Lytchett Matravers on sale for £950,000

For sale at an RRP of £950,000, this stylish home by Lytchett Matravers features an open plan living-dining room with an included breakfast bar. The house has character with exposed brick walls and wooden beams to give the house a rustic feel. The property is decently sized with three generous bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a paved patio and private lawned garden.

Upper Seaway, Charmouth – £895,000

This Charmouth home offers characterful cooking and is on sale for £895,000
This Charmouth home offers characterful cooking and is on sale for £895,000

This property is a renovated 1930’s style house which offers panoramic sea views. The detached property has four bedrooms – two of them with en-suite bathrooms – and a large veranda, making it a family home of ideal size. The house is adorned with charming 1930s features and is even large enough to have a small grand piano, making for a bright music room. Patio doors open onto the rear garden and wrap around the lawn with lovely views across the area.

Brit View Road, West Bay, Bridport – £850,000

This Bridport home is on the market for £850,000
This Bridport home is on the market for £850,000

For those looking for stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, this duplex bungalow might be ideal. Prospective owners can enjoy panoramic views of Portland and the famous Golden Cliffs of the West. Inside there are plenty of modern features with a stylish open plan lounge and dining area. The bungalow is a decent size with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Broadway House, 1 Silver Street, Lyme Regis – £850,000

Combining a mix of modern and old features, this Lyme Regis home is for sale at an RRP of £850,000
Combining a mix of modern and old features, this Lyme Regis home is for sale at an RRP of £850,000

This Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is a centrally located three storey townhouse in Lyme Regis town centre. There are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as a spacious, open-plan kitchen/dining room.

Inside, the house also combines modern furniture with period features, giving character to the property. It also offers panoramic views of the coastline.

Snow Hill, Bere Regis, Wareham – £799,000

According to the Rightmove listing, this three bedroom bungalow is a ‘must see’ property with stunning views of Woodbury Hill and the rolling Dorset countryside. Most impressive are the large front and rear gardens, although it also has a double garage and driveway parking. It is ideally located in the heart of Bere Regis and within walking distance of major amenities.

Southbourne Road, Southbourne – £790,000

This Southbourne home has a charming library under the stairs and is on the market for £790,000
This Southbourne home has a charming library under the stairs and is on the market for £790,000

Believed to be a late Victorian property dating back to 1897, this four-bedroom home has many attractive features, including a charming library under the stairs. However, that’s not the only magical feature, as the house has a hidden door that leads to the downstairs mudroom.

Located in the sought after area of ​​Southbourne, the house has panoramic sea views and is only 800m from the cliff top. It is also a stone’s throw from the main amenities and restaurants.

Whincroft Close, Ferndown – £700,000

This modest Ferndown home is on the market for £700,000

This substantial detached bungalow is ideally located in a quiet little cul-de-sac away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Inside, three bedrooms and two reception rooms. Outside is a sunny garden, ideal for soaking up the rays as the summer months approach.

East Street, Beamster – £700,000

This Beaminster character home is on the market for £700,000
This character house in Beaminster is on the market for £700,000

The second property on our list to be a Grade II listed house, this Beaminster home offers charming features such as exposed beams and brick walls, but is in need of updating. The property is considered to be of historical and architectural significance and is located in the heart of the city centre.

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]]> Motorists stuck by rogue oil suppliers and a happy tax treasury https://welcometopoole.co.uk/motorists-stuck-by-rogue-oil-suppliers-and-a-happy-tax-treasury/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/motorists-stuck-by-rogue-oil-suppliers-and-a-happy-tax-treasury/

SIR – It was reported yesterday that the average price of a liter of petrol was £1.78, with diesel at £1.85.

However, my local garage sells petrol at the oddly high price of £1.98 a liter and diesel at £1.95. I haven’t heard of the Chancellor’s 5p per liter duty reduction – nor do I expect it.

All my MP would say is that he believes in free markets and competition, not state control, and that it’s up to customers to shop – that’s the best way to squeeze profiteers . This completely misses the oil companies’ failure to pass on the Chancellor’s 5p duty saving to the motorist. This must be considered by the government as a scam, and it must react.

Meanwhile, VAT on increasingly expensive fuel continues to flow into the Treasury. I know who profits with the oil companies. Motorists are not completely fooled.

Charles Leith
Fordingbridge, Hampshire

SIR – Seeing the exorbitant cost of fuel, I look back with some nostalgia to a time when increases would be a penny or two added to the cost of a litre. The petrol station in our village has just raised the price of its petrol by a whopping 16 pence a litre.

Ian Pinington
Partridge Green, West Sussex

SIR – The Blower cartoon showed a forecourt with diesel advertised at £1.86 a litre. Can I ask for the location of this gas station? It’s almost 20p cheaper than my nearest retailer.

Richard Thomas
Bwlchgwyn, Denbighshire

SIR – Sir John Armitt, the infrastructure czar, says gas boilers should be banned to tackle the cost of living crisis and help Britain achieve its green ambitions.

The problem with this flippant assertion is obvious: heat pumps only work effectively in well-insulated homes. You only need to look at real estate agent websites to see how energy inefficient most properties are. So heat pumps will cost more in most of the UK housing stock.

There are much simpler ways to cut costs: reduce green levies on utility bills, reduce VAT on fuel, and reduce fuel taxes.

Charles Penfold
Ulverston, Cumbria

SIR – You report (June 9) that the raw gas storage facility under the North Sea is to be reopened at a cost of £2bn. Can the government explain why it allowed Centrica to shut it down in the first place in 2017?

Chris Lewis
Widnes, Cheshire

SIR – If it was France, motorists would take to the streets and the government would suddenly reduce fuel tax. How long until the public says enough is enough and protests?

Richard Larner
Bournemouth, Dorset

SIR – Uh, wake up, Boris…

Peter Richards
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset

Boris’ last chance

SIR – The Conservatives’ manifesto was clear, the majority colossal, the opportunities immense, the opposition almost ineffective. Even taking Covid into account, what could possibly go wrong?

But things went wrong. It is clear from the Tory leadership vote that the status quo is unacceptable.

The potential for 2019 still exists. Boris Johnson has less than 18 months to prove himself. Is it really that hard for him to sit down with the so-called cabinet masterminds, come up with an action plan that gets the party and the country behind him, and put it into action?

Charles Holden
Micheldever, Hampshire

SIR – There is no doubt that Boris Johnson needs to be replaced.

However, I don’t understand why Jeremy Hunt is being considered. His performance as health secretary was very poor. Although his recent book Zero showed he understands what needs to change in the NHS, he failed to act when given the chance.

Mr. Hunt is a nice, well-meaning man, but he would just keep the seat warm. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t have a new prime minister with no cabinet experience. In fact, if I were a Tory MP who hadn’t been appointed as a minister by Mr Johnson, I would consider that a badge of honour.

James Small
Epsom, Surrey

SIR – Allison Pearson says ‘Conservatives need to find an ace up their sleeve to win again’.

They have one in Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, who was staunchly loyal to David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, and can unite the party.

Mr Zahawi is a staunch Brexiteer, a successful businessman and a capable minister who exceeded expectations when in charge of the vaccination programme. The party’s best media interpreter after the Prime Minister, he is combative but polite, tough but sympathetic and a firm but pragmatic Thatcherian.

His political instincts – including his support for high schools – are in tune with the vast majority of Tories and would appeal to the millions of former lower-middle-class and working-class Labor and ukip voters who were a decisive part of the 2019 Conservative electorate.

I would join the party immediately if Mr. Zahawi was at the helm.

Philip Duly
Haslemere, Surrey

Inside Housing – News – London council recommends bringing housing services in-house https://welcometopoole.co.uk/inside-housing-news-london-council-recommends-bringing-housing-services-in-house/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 06:03:36 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/inside-housing-news-london-council-recommends-bringing-housing-services-in-house/

A break clause in a 10-year management agreement between Lewisham Homes and the council, agreed in 2017, allows the local authority to terminate the agreement with six months’ notice before December 27, 2022.

“With changes in legislation and funding, the time has come for us to review how council-owned homes are managed in Lewisham,” said Sophie Davis, Lewisham Cabinet Member for Housing Management and the Homeless. shelter.

She said these discussions are the “first step”, while the council will consult with residents later.

The council established Lewisham Homes in 2007 and received government funding of £100m to meet the Decent Homes standard, funding which is no longer available.

In a joint statement, Ainsley Forbes, who chairs the board of Lewisham Homes, and Margaret Dodwell, its chief executive, said the creation of ALMO was encouraged at the time and “was the vehicle for councils to ‘access additional funds to improve the houses’.

“However, things have changed a lot since then; additional funding is no longer available and there are also enhanced regulatory and legislative requirements for social landlords, for which the council is directly responsible.

“We are committed to working jointly with the council to consider how best to provide services in the future,” they said, adding that “the priority remains to work together to provide the best possible service to our tenants and tenants. , and ensuring continuity for our employees.”

The report was presented to the council’s housing select committee on Monday and will be discussed in more detail at a mayor and cabinet meeting in July.

If the move goes through, Lewisham will become the latest in a list of councils ending their ALMOs.

There are currently 25 in England, a steadily declining number since 2010.

Nottingham City Council is taking action to bring its ALMO in-house after an investigation found £40million of its Housing Income Account was misspent.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) firm recently backed the termination of its ALMO in favor of a new housing management model.

Last February, Haringey Council in north London began the process of closing its ALMO and repatriating around 15,000 homes.

This followed the same decision by Gateshead Council the year before. East Kent Housing was liquidated the same year, while Kirklees Council also opted to close its ALMO.

Manchester City Council’s Northwards Housing is also expected to be closed.

Dubs responds with Dominant Game 2, back as title betting favorite https://welcometopoole.co.uk/dubs-responds-with-dominant-game-2-back-as-title-betting-favorite/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 12:20:05 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/dubs-responds-with-dominant-game-2-back-as-title-betting-favorite/
  • The Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals on Sunday night.
  • With the win, the series is now tied at 1-1 but the Warriors are back as -115 betting favorites to win the title.
  • Game 3 is in Boston on Wednesday night, and the Celtics opened as -3.5-point home favorites.

The 2022 NBA Finals is back to where it started – with both teams on even terms.

Boston drew first blood by winning Game 1, but the Warriors answered the bell and bounced back with a dominating victory in Game 2 to tie the series at one game apiece before heading to Game 3 in Boston on Wednesday. evening.


After spitting a 15-point third-quarter lead in Game 1, the Warriors made sure there would be no comeback this time around from the Celtics. Golden State turned a 2-point halftime lead into a whopping 23-point cushion early in the 4th quarter as the Warriors recovered from a split in both games played at Chase Center.

Steph Curry led the Warriors with 29 points and made five three-point bets to top his 27.5-point and 4.5 three-point bets. Jordan Poole had a great second half also topping his 13.5-point scoring prop and 1.5 three-point prop made with 17 points and five triples for the Warriors. Poole hit a massive three-pointer from Curry’s range to beat the 3rd quarter buzzer and bury the Celtics for good:

Jayson Tatum opened like a house on fire after a dismal effort in Game 1. Tatum scored 21 points in the first half but turned icy in the second half and finished with 28 points to lead Boston. However, Game 1 hero Al Horford only scored 2 points on a 1-4 shot after collecting 26 points on six three-pointers in Game 1. Jaylen Brown and Derrick White combined to score just 29 points after combining to score 45 in Game 1 of the series. .

NBA Championship Odds Update

With the win, the Warriors reclaimed the betting favorites to win the 2022 NBA title. On the BetOnline app, Golden State is back as a -115 favorite with Boston falling back to -105. Prior to Game 2, the Celtics had odds of -160 on the favorites to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy with the Warriors at +140. The Dubs opened at -155 odds while the Celtics hit the Championship betting tables at +135 ahead of the start of the 2022 NBA Finals.

BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FD Sportsbook and Borgata Online also have the same league odds as the BetOnline app. Meanwhile, the Barstool Sportsbook and Unibet have the Warriors listed at -115 odds and the Celtics at -106. Bet365 US and PointsBet USA both have odds of -110 for Dubs and Cs.

Although the best NBA sportsbooks have different streak prices after Game 2, the odds are close wherever you look. The 2022 NBA Finals opened with the closest betting odds in an NBA Championship Series since 2014 and it’s surely up to par right now with both teams even after two games played.

House prices across the BCP rose more than the South West average in March https://welcometopoole.co.uk/house-prices-across-the-bcp-rose-more-than-the-south-west-average-in-march/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/house-prices-across-the-bcp-rose-more-than-the-south-west-average-in-march/ HOUSE PRICES rose 1.5%, more than the South West average, in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in March, new figures show.

This momentum is contributing to the longer-term trend, which has seen house prices in the region reach 10.7% annual growth.

The average house price in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in March was £328,953, according to Land Registry figures, an increase of 1.5% on February.

During the month, the situation was better than in the South West, where prices rose by 0.1% and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole exceeded the rise of 0.3% for the UK as a whole.

Over the past year the average sale price of a property in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has risen by £32,000, putting the area 22nd out of 29 local authorities in the South West with price data for the annual growth.

The best annual growth in the area was recorded in Torridge, where house prices rose by an average of 20.8%, to £305,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in West Devon gained just 5.7% in value to an average price of £293,000.

Owners of semi-detached homes saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in March, they rose 2% to an average of £352,876. Over the past year, prices have increased by 12.7%.

Other types of goods experienced similar growth:

  • Individual: increase of 1.6% per month; up 13.6% per year; £556,200 on average
  • Semi-detached: up 1.6% per month; up 10.7% per year; £285,897 on average
  • Apartments: up 1.3% per month; up 7.3% per year; £209,178 on average

First-time buyers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole spent an average of £253,000 on their property, £23,000 more than a year ago and £40,000 more than in March 2017.

By comparison, former homeowners paid £376,000 on average in March, 48.5% more than first-time buyers.

Buyers paid 4.8% more than the average price in the South West (£314,000) in March for property in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

In the South West, property prices are higher than in the UK, where the average cost is £278,000.

The highest house prices in the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.

Ticketmaster announces flash sale with half-price concerts including Diana Ross, Duran Duran and more https://welcometopoole.co.uk/ticketmaster-announces-flash-sale-with-half-price-concerts-including-diana-ross-duran-duran-and-more/ Mon, 30 May 2022 14:48:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/ticketmaster-announces-flash-sale-with-half-price-concerts-including-diana-ross-duran-duran-and-more/

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TICKETMASTER has announced a huge flash sale with up to 50% off ticket prices.

And there are some big names included in the sale, with concert discounts from Diana Ross, Faithless, Duran Duran and more.


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Available in-store at ticketmaster.co.uk, deals are live now.

However, you will need to be quick as the discounts are only valid for one week; with some shows offered for 3 days and others available for seven days.

Tickets will all be 2 for 1 or 50% off, so now is a great time to get them before summer.

And there are also huge names on offer with none other than Alanis Morrissette, Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, The Chemical Brothers and more.

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There are also comedy concerts, festivals on offer – so whatever you like, you won’t miss it.

You can see all the deals here, but here’s what we like.

The chemical brothers

Get 2-for-1 tickets to The Chemical Brothers at Castle Howard, York. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Brian Adams

Get 2-for-1 tickets for Bryan Adams at Durham The Riverside, Kelso Floors Castle, Norwich Blickling Estate and Leeds Harewood House. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

cultural club

Get 2-for-1 Culture Club tickets at Kenwood House London, Ardingly Showground and Reading Englefield House. Offer valid from May 30 to June 1, 2022.

Diana Ross

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Duran Duran at Castle Howard, York. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Cheating DJ set

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Faithless DJ Set at Dreamland, Margate. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Paloma Faith

Get 2-for-1 tickets for Paloma Faith at Central Park Plymouth, Darlington Arena, Darlington, Britts Park Carlisle, Slessor Gardens Dundee and Leicester County Cricket Ground. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

primal cry

Get 50% off tickets to Primal Scream at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff. Offer valid from May 30 to June 1, 2022.

Rag’n’Bone Man

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Rag’n’Bone Man at Kenwood House, London and South of England Showground, Ardingly. Offer valid from May 30 to June 1, 2022.


Get 2 for 1 tickets to Rudimental at Dreamland, Margate. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.


Get 50% off tickets to Shaggy at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and O2 Ritz Manchester. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

tears for fears

Get 2-for-1 tickets to Tears for Fears at Bournemouth, Canterbury, Cardiff, Derby, Exeter, Hatfield, Hove, Longleat, Kelso, Waddeson and Warwick Castle. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.


Get 50% off tickets for TLC at O2 Academy Birmingham. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Tom Jones

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Tears for Fears at Longleat, Waddeson, Blicking Estate. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.


Get 2-for-1 tickets for Westlife at Hop Farm, Kent and Colchester Castle Park. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Southern festival

Get 2 for 1 tickets to South Facing Live. Offer valid for Bombay Bicycle Club, Becky Hill and Richard Ashcroft at Crystal Palace Bowl. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

Strawberry and Cream Party

Get 2-for-1 tickets to the Strawberries & Creem Festival. Offer valid on Saturday and Sunday Day tickets. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

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Jason Manford

Get 50% off tickets for Jason Manford at Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Croydon Fairfield Halls, Derby Arena, Eastbourne, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Margate, Oxford, Middlesborough, Plymouth, Poole and Taunton. Offer valid from May 30 to June 5, 2022.

You can see all the offers here, but don’t delay – you only have until Sunday.

In other gig news, Elbow will be playing a huge gig in Essex this summer.

Follower of the Oasis? Here’s how to get tickets for Noel Gallagher’s concert at Margate’s Dreamland in June.

And if you enjoy the TV show, don’t miss Adam Kay’s “This Is Going To Hurt More” live tour.

Want to find more savings on your online shopping? Then head to Sun Vouchers where you can get discounts and coupon codes on hundreds of top retailers including B&Q, Boots, Iceland, Lookfantastic, Dunelm, adidas and more.

Platinum Jubilee: Dorset’s best afternoon teas according to TripAdvisor reviews https://welcometopoole.co.uk/platinum-jubilee-dorsets-best-afternoon-teas-according-to-tripadvisor-reviews/ Fri, 27 May 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://welcometopoole.co.uk/platinum-jubilee-dorsets-best-afternoon-teas-according-to-tripadvisor-reviews/ The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner and what better way to get you in the mood than to enjoy a terribly British afternoon tea?

Crustless cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge cake, scones with jam and clotted cream, all washed down with good tea – dishes that, naturally, must be eaten with a raised finger at all times.

If you want to elevate a cup of tea to queen, or just fancy a round of tasty treats, we turned to Tripadvisor to find the best places serving traditional cuisine, according to reviews left by people. who have been there.

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Best places for afternoon tea in Dorset

Vintage Steam Tea Rooms

Steam Vintage Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)

Where: 47 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PW

TripAdvisor ranking: 4.5/5

Steam Vintage Tea Rooms has gained a reputation for excellent afternoon teas and is also vegan.

Out of 497 reviews, 403 were rated as “Excellent” on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: “We walked in to the smell of freshly baked scones and a very warm welcome. The decor is great and I love the old buffet which played vinyl records from the past.

“But the food, where to start? It was plentiful, fresh and tasty. And I must comment on the vegan afternoon tea provided for a couple, they were very impressed with the selection and the owner had also bothered to make vegan cream so they didn’t feel like they were missing out at all.”

The old tea house

Bournemouth Echo: Old Tea House (TripAdvisor)Old Tea House (TripAdvisor)

Where: 44 High Street West, Dorchester, DT1 1UT

TripAdvisor ranking: 4.5/5

Situated in the oldest independent house in Dorset‘s capital, The Old Tea House is distinguished by its traditional English decor and freshly brewed afternoon teas.

Out of 282 reviews, 201 were rated as “Excellent” on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: “3 of us had afternoon tea and WOW what a great value selection and also offered to can what we had left! Good food and so much of it!”

West Bay Team Rooms

Bournemouth Echo: West Bay Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)West Bay Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)

Where: 2 Maritime House West Bay Road West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4GD

TripAdvisor ranking: 4.5/5

Heading to Bridport now, the West Bay Tea Rooms come highly recommended by TripAdvisor users.

Out of 204 reviews, 151 were rated as “Excellent” on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: “We had an extremely generous afternoon tea for two, delivered. Generously filled sandwiches with delicious fillings, a large roll of sausage, a large scone with lots of jam and clotted cream , strawberries, cakes, a bottle of juice, a tea bag included. Everything is impeccable!”

love cake

Echo of Bournemouth: Love Cake (TripAdvisor)Love Cake (TripAdvisor)

Where: 42 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NX

TripAdvisor ranking: 4.5/5

As the name suggests, this cafe is a big cake lover, and that passion has clearly translated into a great product if TripAdvisor reviews are to be believed.

Out of 812 reviews, 589 were rated as “Excellent” on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: “Such a great afternoon tea – so much food. The sandwiches were super fresh and the scones and cakes were delicious. Excellent and very good value.”

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Frieda’s tea room

Bournemouth Echo: Frieda's Tea Room (TripAdvisor)Frieda’s Tea Room (TripAdvisor)

Where: 7 Stafford Road City Centre, Bournemouth BH1 1JH

TripAdvisor ranking: 4.5/5

Another place in Bournemouth for a well-received afternoon tea is in Frieda’s Tea Room.

Out of 456 reviews, 339 were rated as “Excellent” on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: “A really lovely afternoon tea – the food was amazing and the staff were so lovely and welcoming. Me, my mum and sister went and were very pleased with our experience.

“Good prices and we were allowed to take anything we didn’t eat in a take out box. Highly recommend a visit there!”