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YOURMOVEMAGAZINE.COM //// 16 OCT 09 - 29 OCT 09

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Contents //// WELCOME TO ISSUE 249

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Hello Welcome to Your Move, where we’re celebrating ten years as Liverpool’s best glossy property lifestyle magazine in a special, commemorative edition. Over lunch at the Liverpool One terrace some of the city’s long-established agents reflect on changes in housebuying since 1999, and in Have Your Say we ask what’s been the greatest change seen in the residential market over the past 10 years. In an interview which testifies to the calibre of entertainers now performing regularly in Liverpool, Jon Kearney speaks to comedian Adrian Edmondson ahead of his gig at Baby Blue. We’d like to thank all of our readers and advertisers, and wish you another prosperous ten years in the city.

Lucy Oliver Assistant Editor Advertising Director Fiona Barnet Assistant Sales Manager Jo Tait Art Direction The Design Foundry mail@design-foundry.co.uk Picture Researcher Frances Gill frances@movepublishing.co.uk Credits Bit of a do/Streetlife/ Peter Kelly Editorial Lucy Oliver, Jonathan Kearney Email post@movepublishing.co.uk Telephone 0151 709 3871 Fax 0151 707 1678 Published fortnightly by Move Publishing Ltd Directors David O’Brien, Kim O’Brien, Fiona Barnet Designed & Produced by The Design Foundry, 36 Henry Street, Liverpool L1 5BS Printing by Precision Colour Printers Ltd Subscriptions and mailing list 0151 709 3871 Distribution Liaison Manager Barbara Troughton Telephone 0151 733 5492 Mobile 077148 14662 Copyright Move Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced copied or transmitted in any form or by any means or stored in any information storage or retrieval system without the publishers written permission. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of material published, Move Publishing can accept no responsibility for the veracity of the claims made by advertisers. The views expressed are not necessarily the views of the publisher.

The cancellation deadline for advertising is strictly one week before publication and must be in writing to the sales manager.

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Features

Living

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27 & 30 Bit of a Do Social events in pictures

Four Best Buys Featuring Venmores, Priory Property Services, Sutton Kersh and Blacks Estate Agents

28 Four Best Lets Featuring Andrew Louis Lettings, Northwood UK Lettings, Jones & Chapman and Castle Estates 33 Hot Topic Three agents on business highlights of the last 10 years 37 Hot off the Press A stunning ‘green’ development by Plus Dane Cover Story 38 Hot and Happening The latest news and gossip 40 On the Ladder with Tony Martin, incident manager at Advance Chem-Dry 42 Movers Inside a three bedroom property in Orrell Park 45 Have Your Say Looking back on 10 years in property

50 Talent in the City Comedy genius Adrian Edmonson 53 Ask the Expert Interior dilemmas answered 55 Your Move Interiors Quirky telephones for the home 57 Hot in the City All the latest lifestyle news 59 What’s On Little Boots at the 02 Academy 61 Green Days Ideas for the great outdoors 62 Ladies Fashion Celebratory silver pieces 63 Men’s Fashion Boys toys 65 Table Talk Paul Sutton dines at Franco’s 66 Streetlife Liverpool One’s Fall Fashion Feast

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On The Market //// FOUR MERSEYSIDE PROPERTIES TO SUIT A RANGE OF BUYERS AND TASTES. FOUR BEST BUYS

Cherry Lane Kirkdale, L4 £139,950 What’s on offer?

This semi detached property benefits from four bedrooms, and front and rear gardens. Agent’s view

Sheila Renshaw proprietor at Priory Property Services

“We are pleased to offer this semi-detached property situated in a popular location in Liverpool 4. The property benefits from four bedrooms, a through lounge, a sitting room, fitted kitchen, double-glazing, centralheating, an alarmed front and rear gardens. The property is well maintained and would make an ideal family home.” To view this property now, call 0151 260 0300.

Radley Drive Aintree, L10 £179,950 What’s on offer?

This three bedroom semi-detached home has a two car driveway and feature gardens. Agent’s view

Mike Black director at Blacks Estate Agents

“We are very pleased to offer for sale this tastefully modernised semi-detached property which is situated in a popular area, close to all local amenities such as schools, shops and good transport links. The property benefits from three bedrooms, double glazing, and gas central heating. It also has a stylish fitted kitchen and modern bathroom. There is a driveway for two cars and feature rear gardens with patio and lawn areas. Early viewing is highly recommended on this property.” To view this property now, call 0151 933 7077.

To view more properties for sale visit yourmovemagazine.com 6

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Knowsley Road Garston, L19 £729,950 FREEHOLD What’s on offer?

This attractive, well proportioned Victorian family home sits in the sought-after location of Cressington Park. Agent’s view “The house is beautifully presented with family and entertaining space, a wonderful garden with its own orchard and a separate annex/coach house. Unlike many older, period homes, of this age (circa 1850), the original features include wood panelling, marble fireplaces, sash windows Nick Dawson and crafted cornicing and plasterwork. With area and divisional manager at Venmores, three large living rooms, three bathrooms, a stunning kitchen, utility, pantry, wine cellar, Allerton Branch coach house, folly, off street parking for three cars, and grand entrance hall this is an aspirational property for any buyer!” To view this property now, call 0151 733 9000.

The Colonnades Liverpool City Centre, L3 £850,000 What’s on offer?

This stunning third floor apartment has two spacious bedrooms and sits in a prestigious waterfront development at Albert Dock. Agent’s view

Phil Lawton director at Sutton Kersh, city centre

“This corner position apartment has been individually designed and has many unique features including a solid maple fitted kitchen with ‘Gaggenau’ appliances and black star galaxy granite worktops. There is a walk-in dressing room off the master bedroom and en suite shower room with ‘Capri’ limestone tiled floor and walls. There are two secure underground car spaces and two secure store rooms. The property has extensive touch control ‘Lutron’ lighting throughout and an integrated sound system. An internal inspection is absolutely essential.” To view this property now, call 0151 236 2332.

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0151 330 5333

Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Hope Street, City Centre

The Colonnades, Albert Dock

Lorne Street, Fairfield

Sandringham Court, Aigburth

• Stunning 1 bed 2nd floor apartment • Barrel Vaulted Ceilings • 24 hour concierge, secure parking • Magnificent river views

• Immaculate 4 bedroom semi detached • En suite shower room • Spacious modern bathroom • Gardens front and rear

• 2 bed duplex converted apartment • High ceilings and bay windows • GCH, secure parking • Situated close to all amenities

EW N

EW E N RIC P

EW E N RIC P

• Grade 2 listed 3/4 bed mid town house • 2 reception rooms, study • GCH, sash windows • Parking permits available. NO CHAIN

Baggot Street, Wavertree

• Well presented mid terrace • 3 bedrooms, rear yard • Gas fired central heating, DG • Viewing highly recommended

£430,000

£235,000

£169,950

OIEO £140,000

£139,950

South Ferry Quay, Docklands

Snowdon Lane, Vauxhall

City Lofts, Docklands

City Gate East, City Centre

The Reach, City Centre EW

N

EW

EW

• Modern 3 bedroom semi detached • Fitted kitchen, GCH, DG • Gardens front and rear • Driveway

EW E N RIC P

EW E N RIC P

N

N • Luxury 2 bedroom 1st floor apartment • DG, fitted kitchen, parking • Situated in an excellent location • Viewing highly recommended

• Luxury 1 bedroom 1st floor apartment • Open plan lounge/kitchen area • DG, large outside terrace • Secure parking

• Luxury 1 bedroom 5th floor apartment • Lift access, intercom security • Fitted kitchen, integrated appliances • Solid wooden flooring, parking permit

• Quality 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment • Open plan living area • Modern fitted kitchen, decked balcony • Viewing highly recommended

£132,950

£124,950

£120,000

£119,950

£114,950

Hatton Garden, City Centre

Cable Yard, City Centre

Pensarn Road, Old Swan

Shaw Street, Liverpool

Oakfield Road, Everton

£102,950

• Luxury 1 bedroom apartment • Laminate flooring, high ceilings • Sash windows, secure parking space • 75% Shared ownership

£94,950

Tithbarn Lane, Knowsley Village

£67,950

0151 292 8880 St Andrews Close, Huyton

N EW

EW

• Detached Family Home • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Garage & Conservatory.

Mossdale Drive, Rainhill

N

EW

• Extended Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Garage And Gardens

Toftwood Avenue, Rainhill

N

EW E N RIC P

• Detached 5 Bedroom Farm House • Popular Location • Many Original Features • Extensive Gardens

• Quality 3 bedroom terrace • 2 large reception rooms • Situated close to all amenities • Viewing highly recommended

£69,950

19 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QA Ivy Farm House, Eccleston

EW

• Quality 3 bedroom terrace • Situated close to all amenities • GCH, DG, 2 reception rooms • NO CHAIN

N

• Fabulous 1 bedroom apartment • Open plan kitchen / lounge • Timber decked balcony • 80% Shared Equity

EW E N RIC P

EW

EW

EW

£112,000

N

N

N • Well presented 1 bedroom apartment • Open plan kitchen, study area • High ceilings, parking • Viewing essential

• Three Bedroom Semi • Gas Central Heating &Double Glazing • Driveway & Gardens • No Onward Chain

• Three Bedroom Semi • Two Reception Rooms • Central Heating & Double Glazing • Drive, Garage, Gardens

POA

£450,000

£164,950

£164,950

£164,950

Poplar Grove, Prescot

Holt Lane, Rainhill

Gresford Close, Whiston

Knowsley Lane, Huyton

Rupert Road, Huyton N

• Extended End Town House • Three Bedrooms • Central Heating & Double Glazing • Driveway, Garage And Gardens

£135,000

EW

£145,000

EW

EW

N

N

• Extended Semi Detached • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Garage And Gardens

• Three Bedroom Semi • Two Reception Rooms • Central Heating & Double Glazing • Driveway And Gardens

£123,500

• Three Bedroom End Town House • Two Reception Rooms • GCH & DG, Driveway • Viewing Advised

£119,950

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• End Town House • Two Bedrooms • Central Heating & Part Double Glazed • No Onward Chain

£99,950


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0151 330 5321

Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Jugglers Yard, City Centre

Carnatic Court, Sefton Park

EW N

• Stunning furnished apartment • 2 double bedrooms, open plan lounge • Fully fitted kitchen, en suite • 24 hour concierge

Falkner Square, Toxteth

EW N

• Modern 3 bedroom town house • Fully fitted kitchen • Unfurnished • Viewing highly recommended

Westminister Chambers, City Centre

EW N

EW N

EW N • Luxury 2 bedroom apartment • Fully fitted kitchen including appliances • En-suite to master bedroom • Allocated parking

Elysian Fields, City Centre

• A beautifully presented apartment • Fully furnished, 2 bedrooms • Exposed brickwork throughout • Viewing highly recommended

• Well presented 2 bedroom apartment • Situated in the Georgian quarter • Open plan lounge & dining area • Fully fitted kitchen

£750pcm

£700pcm

£695pcm

£675pcm

City Quay, Docklands

Hudson Gardens, City Centre

North Quay, Docklands

Waterloo Quay, Docklands

The Reach, City Centre

• Spacious 2 bed ground floor apartment • En suite to master bedroom • Fitted kitchen with appliances • Secure entry and parking

• Well presented 2 bedroom apartment • Unfurnished, fitted kitchen • Secure entry, allocated parking • Situated close to all amenities

EW

N

£800pcm

• Luxury 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment • Fully furnished to a high standard • Fully fitted kitchen, DG • Secure entry, allocate parking space

• Luxury 2 double bedroom apartment • Fully furnished to a high standard • Balcony with stunning views • Video entry system, allocated parking

• Luxury 2 bedroom apartment • Partly furnished, Fully fitted kitchen • Bathroom with shower • Allocated parking

650pcm

£650pcm

£650pcm

£650pcm

£625pcm

City Quay, Docklands

South Ferry Quay, Docklands

Hargreaves Road, Aigburth

Armstrong Quay, Docklands

Bankside Court, Litherland

EW

N • Spacious 2 bedroom apartment • Situated in a sought after location • Fitted kitchen, GCH • Secure parking

• Spacious 2 bed ground floor apartment • Fully fitted kitchen • Family bathroom, en suite • Secure entry, Marina views

• Quality duplex 2 bedroom apartment • Bathroom with shower • Fitted kitchen, secure entry • Situated close to Sefton Park

• 2 bedroom first floor apartment • Unfurnished, parking • Situated close to all amenities • Viewing highly recommended

• Modern 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment • Furnished to a high standard • Fully fitted kitchen • Viewing highly recommended

£625pcm

£625pcm

£625pcm

£550pcm

£550pcm

Hargreaves Road, Aigburth

Rockwell Road, West Derby

Eccleston Street, Prescot

View 146, Everton

Honiston Avenue, Rainhill

EW

EW

N

N • Well presented 1 bedroom apartment • GCH, fitted kitchen • Secure entry • Situated close to all amenities

• Spacious 3 bedroom town house • Off road parking • Rear garden, driveway • Viewing highly recommended

• Spacious 2 bedroom flat • Based on two floors • Decorated to a high specification • Situated close to all amenities

• Modern 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment • In house resident Gymnasium • Fully integrated kitchen, balcony • Secure entry & on site security

• Quality 2 bedroom mid town house • Situated close to all amenities • Unfurnished, GCH • Driveway, rear garden

£500pcm

£500pcm

£475pcm

£475pcm

£475pcm

Kingsway Court, Vauxhall

Lockfields View, Vauxhall

St Annes Street, City Centre

Rainford Gardens, City Centre

Sheil Road, Kensington

EW

N

• Quality 2 bedroom apartment • Furnished, fully equipped kitchen • Spacious living area, parking • Viewing highly recommended

£475pcm

• Quality ground floor apartment • 2 double bedrooms • Canal views, parking space • Viewing highly recommended

£450pcm

• Furnished 1 bedroom apartment • Fully fitted kitchen • Laminate flooring • Secure parking space

£450pcm

• Beautifully presented studio apartment • Open plan layout, fitted kitchen • Exposed brickwork, balcony • Viewing essential

• Quality 1st floor apartment • 2 bedrooms, GCH. • Situated in established residential area • Viewing highly recommended

£425pcm

£350pcm

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PROPERTIES TO LET Eaton Road ÂŁ400pcm

Methuen Street ÂŁ450pcm

Princes Gate West ÂŁ550pcm

Bethel Grove ÂŁ575pcm

Crawford Avenue ÂŁ695pcm

• One bedroom apartment • Period features • Spacious accommodation • Allocated parking area • Communal gardens • Fantastic location

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City Quay ÂŁ550pcm

Mariners Wharf ÂŁ575pcm

Liberty Place ÂŁ575pcm

• Contemporary apartment • Two bedrooms • Fitted kitchen with appliances • Furnished • Electric heating • Allocated parking

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City Centre Office, 30/32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ Tel: 0151 236 2332

VICTORIA STREET

BEETHAM TOWER

BEETHAM TOWER

LISBON BUILDING

21st floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, kitchen, contemporary bathroom, en-suite shower room, impressive river views, secure car space £150,00

Twelfth floor apartment, two bedrooms, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, bathroom, en-suite shower room, secure car space

Second floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom/WC, no chain.

WEST QUAY WAPPING

ASHBURNHAM WAY

LIBERTY PLACE

HARTINGTON ROAD

Ground Floor Apartment, Double Bedroom, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen Modern Bathroom, No Chain, Secure car space, Mortgage finance available £89,950

First Floor Apartment, Double Bedroom, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen, Modern Bathroom, No Chain, Mortgage Finance Is Available For This Property £59,950

ST ANNES COURT

View from apartment

Third floor apartment, one bedroom, open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom/wc

£69,950

ELLERMAN ROAD

First floor apartment, two double bedrooms, spacious living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom/wc, GCH, DG, balcony, river views, car space

£139,950

4th floor apart, two beds, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom, ensuite shower room, secure car space, river views

£164,950

CROSSHALL STREET

ELLERMAN ROAD

£129,950

Mid town house, three double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner, cloakroom/wc, batthroom/wc, GCH, secure communal parking

NEW

£149,995

PUBLIC NOTICE

£69,950

MANHATTAN PLACE

Sutton Kersh are now in receipt of an offer for the sum of £160,000 for 206 Waterloo Warehouse Liverpool L3 0BH Anyone wishing to place an offer on the property should contact Duplex apartment, one bedroom, open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom/wc, no chain

NEW

£82,950

COOPERS TERRACE

Second floor apart, two double beds, open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom/wc, DG, GCH, balcony with water feature views, car space.

NEW

£115,000

NELSON STREET

Sutton Kersh 30 32 Exchange Street east Liverpool L2 3PQ 0151 236 2332 before exchange of contracts.

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CABLE YARD

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75% shared ownership, first floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, modern fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom, GCH

£105,000

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50% shared ownership, third floor apartment, two double bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, modern bathroom, impressive views

£60,000

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£110,000

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£59,950

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£99,950


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City Centre Office, 30/32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ Tel: 0151 236 2332

THE COLONNADES

ARGYLE STREET

A rare opportunity to purchase this stunning two bedroom apartment situated on the third floor of this prestigious waterfront development at Albert Dock which is home to the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and a selection of stylish bars and restaurants. This bespoke apartment has been individually designed by the present owner and has many unique features including a solid maple fitted kitchen with 'Gaggenau' appliances and black star galaxy granite worktops. There is a walk in dressing room off the master bedroom and en suite shower room with 'Capri' limestone tiled floor and walls. The property occupies a corner position giving impressive views of the River and Mersey Estuary. There are two secure underground car spaces and two secure store rooms. The property has extensive touch control 'Lutron' lighting throughout and an integrated sound system. An internal inspection is absolutely essential to appreciate the many features of this stunning apartment. View a 360% tour on our website

£850,000

View from apartment Fourth floor penthouse, two double bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom, en-suite shower room, balcony, river views

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RODNEY STREET

£850,000

An amazing opportunity to acquire one of the most spacious penthouses on the Liverpool waterfront. The property has a modern open plan feel and no expense has been spared with the interior design. With “Boffi” kitchen and bathrooms, limestone flooring and American Walnut features, we also have an in-house Crestron, computerised household system controlling the music system, heating, electric blinds and air-conditioning. With a huge lounge, dining room, three bedrooms, his and hers dressing rooms and ensuite, this is a penthouse that has to be viewed. Completed with three terraces, one heated and all looking directly over the river and city. This has to be the best view in the city. We also have THREE parking spaces. Full concierge service and access to the Radisson health club and swimming pool (subject to a membership fee). Only personally viewing this apartment, can the full calibre be fully appreciated.

£995,000

ROYAL QUAY

WATERLOO WAREHOUSE

First floor 2 bed corner apart, designer interior, larger than average lounge/dining room, UPVC DG, bathroom/wc, ensuite shower room, balcony

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£145,000

£135,000

Fourth floor apartment, two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom/wc, en-suite shower room, balcony, impressive views, secure car space

NEW

£139,950

NEW

£142,950

SOUTH FERRY QUAY

Three storey town house, three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/ diner, balcony marina views, bathroom/wc, en-suite shower room, integral garage, gas central heating £285,000

RODNEY STREET

THE COLONNADES

Duplex apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom/wc, impressive city views, residents permit parking

2nd Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, En-Suite Bathroom, Shower Room/Wc, Views Over Albert Dock, Secure Car Space £285,000

WEST QUAY

QUEBEC QUAY

NEW

£149,950

View from apartment

View from apartment

Modern end town house, three bedrooms, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, bathroom/wc, GCH, DG, inspection recommended

First floor apart, two double bedrooms, lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom/wc, balcony, dockside views, secure car space

View from apartment

BEETHAM TOWER

BARMOUTH WAY

£209,950

WATERLOO QUAY

LOCATION; A rare opportunity to purchase this elegant Georgian town house occupying a prestigious position on Rodney Street close to the Anglican cathedral. The property has been tastefully renovated by the present owners yet retains many original features. There is a self contained one bedroom apartment at lower ground floor level which is presently let on a shorthold tenancy at a rental of £600 per month. There is also a coach house at the rear with planning permission for a two bedroom self contained house which is included in the price, at present there is parking for up to six cars. The upper floors provide exceptional family accommodation with an impressive reception room to the front featuring an ornate coved ceiling and three Georgian windows. There is a spacious kitchen/diner fitted with a bank of stylish C P Hart units with feature breakfast island. There are four bedrooms and a study and a contemporary bathroom with a free standing bath. There is a resident's permit parking scheme in operation on Rodney Street. An early inspection is considered essential to appreciate the high standard of accommodation provided.

WATERLOO QUAY

Second floor duplex apart, two double bedrooms, split level lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, bathroom/wc, en-suite shower room, secure car space

NEW

£215,000

A Spacious Third Floor Executive Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Split Level Lounge/Dining Room, Comprehensive Fitted Kitchen, Two Bathrooms £285,000

Fourth floor apartment, two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom/wc, en-suite shower room, upvc double glazing, secure car space, river and city views £164,950

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COSMOPOLITAN HOUSING GROUP Lincoln Court L20 Luxury 2 bed aparts, intercom entry system, lounge, fitted kitchen with oven, hob & hood, bathroom, under floor gas central heating, double glazing, lift to all floors, allocated parking spaces. £62,500 For a 50% share

NEW BUILD HOMEBUY OPPORTUNITY A NEW DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR SALE AVELING DRIVE & SYCAMORE DRIVE, BANKS

Rent to Homebuy option £440pcm service charge £78.53pcm Hartington Road, L8 A selection of 2 bed refurbished apartments, open plan living room/kitchen, fully integrated kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, gas central heating, double glazing, door entry system

£440pcm

What is New Build Homebuy?

FOR SALE Eridge Street, L8

New Build Homebuy is a product designed to help people who cannot afford to buy a home outright.

Greengables, L8 A mid town house, lounge, fitted kitchen, downstairs w.c., 3 bedrooms, first floor family bathroom, gas central heating, double glazing, driveway, rear garden, viewing highly recommended

A terraced property, lounge/dining room, kitchen with a range of units, first floor shower room, double glazing, three bedrooms, rear yard

£115,000 deposit paid

Key Features: A choice of 2, 3 & 4 Bed Houses Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Area, Family Bathroom, with electric shower, Ground Floor W.C., Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, Front & Rear Gardens, High Quality Floor Coverings Provided To All Rooms, Fitted Kitchens Include Integrated Appliances: Washer/Dryer, Oven & Hob, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher

New Build Homebuy (previously called Shared Ownership) is an alternative to renting and full ownership. PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2009

For more information about New Build Homebuy, please contact either Joanne Oliver or Sarah Navis at Cosmopolitan Housing Association on

0151 227 3716

£154,995 5% deposit paid

Banbury Court, L20

Lemon Grove, L8 An end terrace property, fitted kitchen, first floor bathroom with electric shower, 2 bedrooms, central heating, double glazing, front garden & rear yard, viewing highley recommended £65,950

Padbury Street, L8 Middle town house, lounge, breakfast kitchen, ground floor w.c., three bedrooms, bathroom, double glazing, gas central heating, front & rear gardens, conservatory, inspection highly recommended

£125,000 reduced for a quick sale

You can RENT your home for up to 5 years with the option to purchase anytime during this period. A range of houses and apartments are available throughout Liverpool. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 0151 224 0336 FOR MORE INFORMATION. Subject to status. Or maybe the SHARED OWNERSHIP option is just what you are looking for? SHARED OWNERSHIP is a scheme that allows you to purchase a share in one of our homes and pay rent for the remainder share. Banbury Court, Plots 2, 4, 6 & 7 Worcester Road, Plots 9, 10, 12, 14 & 16 Gloucester Road, Bootle, L20 Prices from £60,000 for a 50% share Rent To Homebuy Option £440pcm Service Charge £47.59 Luxury 2 bed ground & first floor apartments, lounge / dining area, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, bathroom with fitted suite, floor coverings throughout, double glazing, central heating, allocated parking spaces, viewing recommended

Rent to Homebuy option £440pcm service charge £47.59pcm

CALL NOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON 0151 224 0336 COSMOPOLITAN HOUSE, 2 MARYBONE, LIVERPOOL L3 2BY

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ST PAULS SQUARE (70% shared equity) 5th floor. One double bedroom, open plan living and dining area, fitted kitchen and bathroom. Secure parking and balcony .

ST PAULS SQUARE 6th floor. One double bedroom, open plan living and dining area, fitted kitchen and bathroom. Secure parking and balcony .

SOUTH FERRY QUAY Two bedroom apartment situated in popular Marina area. Also comprising living area, ensuite and bathroom. Secure undercroft parking, juliet balcony and river views.

THE SYMPHONY Beautifully converted duplex with two double bedrooms, lounge, dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Exposed beams and sash windows. Allocated parking and permits. Priced to attract a quick sale, viewing highly recommended

£83,965

£114,950

STAMP DUTY EXEMPT

£149,950

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£162,500

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QUEBEC QUAY River facing apartment. Second floor, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area with juliet balcony overlooking river, separate kitchen. Gated development, allocated parking space.

MANHATTAN PLACE Duplex penthouse. Comprising lounge, dining area, kitchen, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, ensuite and bathroom. Large balcony with views over the city centre. Secure parking viewing highly recommended.

£169,950

£195,000

PARK LEA, FULWOOD PARK Two brand new townhouses available to buy off-plan. Four double bedrooms, two reception rooms, sun deck, rear garden and residents' garden. Sought after location, close to Sefton Park and the River. Please call to arrange visit.

THE COLONNADES Duplex penthouse, two levels with open plan lounge and dining areas, kitchen with utility, 2 double bedrooms with ensuite. Study area and balcony. 2 Parking spaces and concierge.

£439,950

£695,000

South Ferry Quay, one bed, furnished, parking ........................ £575pcm St Pauls Square, 10th floor, one bed, unfurnished, parking ..... £600pcm One Park West, one bed, furnished ........................................... £600pcm One Park West, one bed, unfurnished ....................................... £625pcm Hatton Gardens, two beds, furnished, parking......................... £650pcm The Anchorage, two beds, furnished, parking .......................... £650pcm Travellors Court, two beds, furnished, parking ......................... £650pcm Waterloo Warehouse, two bed, duplex ..................................... £850pcm Beetham Tower, two bed, furnished, parking............................ £850pcm

T E L ONE PARK WEST Brand new, 10th floor apartment. Commanding uninterrupted views of the City, River and Chavasse Park, the property comprises an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, two double bedrooms (master with ensuite), and bathroom. Balcony off the living area and good storage space £875pcm

T E L OLD HAYMARKET Unique 2 bedroom, part furnished apartment in a converted building located on Old Haymarket (bottom of Victoria St). Accommodation comprises a lounge with dining area, modern fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. Available immediately. . £700pcm

X Building, two bed penthouse, furnished, parking.................. £950pcm Tower Buildings, two beds, furnished, parking....................... £1095pcm Tower Building, Two beds, furnished, parking ....................... £1100pcm Beetham Plaza, three bed penthouse, furnished, parking ..... £1750pcm

Due to high demand for rental property, we urgently require new properties. Call now for further information on our find tenant and managed service and to arrange a free market appraisal.

T E L CANNING STREET Third floor apartment situated in the heart of the Georgian Quarter. Comprising an open-plan living and dining area, newly fitted kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double plus study), and bathroom. Benefits from good storage, has views towards both Cathedrals, is fully furnished and has secure allocated parking. Available 1st October. £675pcm

T E L WATERLOO QUAY Beautifully presented first floor apartment situated in dockside development. Comprising two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, dining area and kitchen. The property benefits from direct river and dock views and patio doors opening to balcony. Secure allocated parking, additional visitors' parking and 24 hour security. £675pcm


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LANDLORDS!

1%

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*Applicable on all management instructions throughout October

Landlords! Let us Let Your Property! Free Rental Assessment - Book Yours Now! HAWKINS STREET L6 £425PCM

2 beds Unfurnished Popular location

2 Bed unfurnished terrace DSS considered

GRASSENDALE PARK L19 £495PCM

BOWMORE WAY L7 £650PCM

1 Bed Furnished Lovely location Heating bills included

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Is sourcing your new property taking up too much time? Donʼt know where to turn for finance for your Buy to Let? Need a team of expert contractors and consultants to bring your property to market as quickly as possible? Then you need Pantheon Property Services Turnkey Service! At Pantheon, weʼve got experts to help you every step of the way on your property journey ‒ we can help you find your new property. Once weʼve done that, we can help you find the finance for your purchase. Once youʼve exchanged contracts, we can then send our experts in to refurbish it and get it ready for the market as quickly as possible. Our lettings consultant will then help you find a tenant, and when the tenant is referenced and ready to move, our Client Relationship Manager will continue to look after you and your tenants for the term of the tenancy. This turnkey service is an attractive opportunity for landlords and new investors to take advantage of a tailor made service which helps them reduce the amount of downtime and money spent on bringing property to the market. Find out more by calling us on 0151 735 1001.

Superbly appointed three bedroomed top floor apartment. Spacious accommodation, available now!

BROUGHTON HALL ROAD L12 £375PCM

Room share (all doubles) Fully furnished

SCORTON STREET L6 £495 CM

2 Bed unfurnished Good links to city centre

AIGBURTH DRIVE L17 £650PCM

NORWICH ROAD L15 £80PW FLEXIBLE

2 Bed mews House Unfurnished Great location!!

Room to let in shared house Suit student/postgrad

SOUTH DRIVE L15 £500PCM

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BENNISON DRIVE L19 £65 PER WEEK PER ROOM

Unfurnished Flat in Great Location. Two bedrooms, Must be seen!

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SELLERS!

1%

Our commission fee when we sell your property! No minimum fee! Call for your free market appraisal now!

*Applicable on all sales instructions received throughout October

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR YOU! Free Sales Assessment ‒ Book Yours Now!

CRANBOURNE ROAD £99,950

MACDONALD STREET L15 £89,995

WEBSTER ROAD L7 SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTRACT

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Here at Pantheon Property Services, we have seen a remarkable upturn within our sales department with more viewings, more offers and generally more activity going on in the last few weeks than since the ‘credit crunch’ started to bite! Property is now starting to attract viewings and activity at all price levels and we are really encouraged by the amount of offers being submitted recently. The offer levels are realistic, not an opportunist taking advantage of a depressed housing market, which is really encouraging for everyone who is trying to sell their property. The question all sellers should be asking is ‘have I got the right agent helping me sell?’ So, if your property is languishing on the market and if your property hasn’t attracted a viewing for some time, why not check out the service at Pantheon and take advantage of the increased activity going on here. Our market assessments are free and without obligation, so what are you waiting for – call us on 0151 735 1001 and book your moving date with us!

ABBEYGATE APARTMENTS L15 £89,950

GREENSIDE AVENUE L15 £174,950

CASCADE ROAD, L25 £115,000

2 bed first floor flat, open plan living /dining, great location. Open to offers

WARRENHURST COURT L23 £145,000 OFFERS INVITED

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2 bedrooms, Fresh and modern decor 4 piece bathroom suite, modern fitted kitchen, GCH, DG

YOURS NEXT........!!! CALL US NOW!

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2 bedrooms, through lounge, upstairs bathroom, fitted kitchen

Extended at rear, 3 beds, gas central heating, quality throughout!

Spacious two bed top floor apart. L shaped Lounge; kitchen; bathroom; WC; residents parking.

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AN EXPANDING NETWORK OF OVER 70 OFFICES - BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY

WE PAY YOUR RENT

EVEN IF THE TENANT DOESN’T

CALL US NOW!

ALEXANDRA PARK, L23 £695pcm A new development of 12 luxury apartments in a sought after location, just off College Road and overlooking Alexandra Park. Superbly placed only 1/2 mile from Bludellsands Beach the apartments enjoy easy access to excellent local schools, shopping, parks, sports facilities, public transport and other amenities. The apartments are generously proportioned and finished to a high specification with the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room. All apartments have balconies that enjoy park views. There are lifts on site and allocated parking. The apartments benefit from a gas central heating system and double glazing.

NEW

PRINCES DOCK, L3 £775pcm FF

ELWICK DRIVE, L11 £625pcm UF

PRINCES DOCK, L3 £625pcm FF

DOMBEY STREET, L8 £575pcm UF

Conran Designed Two Bedroom Apartment, Superb New Waterfront Development, Located on 5th Floor, Secure Undercroft Parking, On Site Concierge Services, DG, Electric Heating System

Three Bedroom Detached, Two Reception Rooms, Downstairs WC, Family Bathroom, Ensuite, Driveway Parking, Enclosed Rear Garden, Double Glazed, Gas Central Heating System

Conran Designed One Bedroom Apartment, Located on 17th Floor, Secure Parking, On Site Concierge Services, DG, EH £625pcm with parking/£550pcm without parking

Four Bedroom Mid Terrace Property, Enclosed Rear Yard, Gas Central Heating System, Excellent Transport Links to City Centre

WIVENHOE HOUSE £570pcm UF

SHADOWBROOK DRIVE, L24 £550pcm UF

BRAVERY COURT, L19 £525pcm FF

KIPLING AVENUE, L36 £495pcm UF

Two Bedroom Second Floor Apart, Open Plan Reception Kitchen with Appliances, Family Bathroom, En Suite to Principal Bedroom, Allocated Parking, ECH, Communal Garden

Three Bedroom Apartment, Superb Commuter Location, Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Double Glazed, Electric Heating, Secure Allocated Parking, Alarmed

Two Bedroom First Floor Apartment, Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, En suite to Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom, Allocated Parking

Three Bedroom Mid Terraced, Lounge, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Driveway Parking, Gardens to Front and Rear, DG, GCH

NEW PRICE

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THE COLLEGIATE, L6 £495pcm FF

NEWARK CLOSE, L36 £475pcm UF

BIRCHTREE COURT, L12 £425pcm UF

HASELBEECH CRES, L11 £425pcm UF

One Bedroom First Floor Apartment, Reception Open to Fitted Kitchen, Bedroom at Mezzanine Level with Walk-in-Robe, Secure Allocated Parking, Communal Gardens, Alarmed

Two Bedroom Semi Detached Property, Kitchen/ Diner, Family Bathroom, GCH System, DG, Gardens to Front and Rear, Large Driveway

Two Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment, Kitchen with Fitted Oven and Hob, Family Bathroom, Gas Central Heating, Secure Gated Parking

Three Bedroom End-Terrace, Lounge, Downstairs Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Driveway Parking, GCH System, DG, Enclosed Rear Garden

15-17 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5HJ SALES LETTINGS MORTGAGES

telephone: 0151 256 1035 email: liverpool@northwooduk.com

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Allerton 1 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill Tel: 0151 280 4047 Prescot 4 Atherton Street, Prescot, L34 5QN Tel: 0151 426 5051 Visit Our Website at www.homelets.co.uk

Evenson Way, L13

Woolfall Cres, L36

Eastdale Road, L15

Elmswood Road, L17

Woodholme Ct, L25

Bethel Grove, L17

£450pcm

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£475pcm

£495pcm

£500pcm

£525pcm

Apartment Two Bedrooms Unfurn with White Goods Allocated Parking

Mid Terraced Property Two Bedrooms Unfurnished Highly Recommended

Mid Terraced Property Two Bedrooms Double Glazing Fitted Carpets

Apartment One Bedroom Unfurnished Patio Area

Apartment Two Bedrooms Unfurn with White Goods Allocated Parking

Apartment Two Bedrooms Unfurn with White Goods Communal Gardens

Eton Court, L18

Pall Mall, L3

Alwyn Street, L17

Rockmount Cl, L25

Rocky Lane, L16

Booker Avenue, L18

£550pcm

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£625pcm

£700pcm

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Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Fully Refurbished Highly Recommended

Apartment One Bedroom Fully Furnished Communal Gardens

End Terraced Property Three Bedrooms Unfurnished Available Now!!

Apartment Two Bedrooms Fully Furnished Ground Floor

Semi Detached Three Bedrooms Part Furnished Garage

Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms Unfurn with White Goods Garage

Roxborough Walk, L25

Maidstone Close, L25

£375,000

£164,950

Substantial Family Occupancy, Detached Property, Six Bedrooms, GCH, Double Glazing, Gardens to Front and Rear NO CHAIN!!

Semi-Detached Property, Three Bedrooms, Conservatory, Landscaped Gardens GCH, Double Glazed Garage

Oakwood Drive, L36

Jacob Street, L8

£159,995

£84,500

Semi-Detached Property, Three Bedrooms, Kitchen/Dining area, GCH, Double Glazing Gardens to Front and Rear Viewing Highly Recommended!!

Terraced Property, Two Bedrooms, GCH, Double Glazing, Spacious kitchen/Diner Ideal for Investment/ Own Occupation NO CHAIN!!

Hartington Road, L8

Grafton Street, L8

Royal Quay, L3

Southdale Road, L15

10% £94,950

£120,000

£124,995

Duplex Apartment One Bedroom GCH Highly Recommended!!

£85,000

Mid Terraced Property Two Bedrooms GCH, Double Glazing Viewing Recommended!!

Apartment Two Bedrooms Secure Parking Double Glazing

Mid Terraced Property Three Bedrooms GCH Double Glazing

Higher Road, L26

Fernlea, L25

Tynwald Cres, WA8

Beech Gardens, WA11

Management Fee plus free inventory

1% £160,000

£165,000

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Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms Two Reception Rooms Gardens Front and Rear

Apartment Two Bedrooms Sort after Area En Suite

Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms GCH Double Glazing

Substantial Detached Prop Four Bedrooms Fully Modernised Highly Recommended!!

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Marx Estates & Lettings 114 Town Row Liverpool L12 8SN Tel: 0151 259 6196 SEFTON DRIVE, L8 £350PCM

ROSELAND CLOSE, L31 £700PCM

ELM DRIVE, L21 £390PCM

MYSTERY CLOSE, L15 £695PCM

PEEL ROAD, L20 £500PCM

Studio flat, popular location close to sefton park, refurbished to high standard, viewing essential

3 bed semi detached, sought after location, refurbished throughout, double glazing & central heating

1 & 2 bed flats available, refurbished, unfurnished

New build 3 bed townhouse off road parking, front & rear gardens unfurnished

3 bed terrace recently refurbished double glazing & central heating

SWALLOWFIELD ROAD, L9 £595PCM

MERLIN ROAD, CH42 £695PCM

OUR COMMITMENT TO LANDLORDS NO VAT on Management Fees No Hidden Commissions on Maintenance Work Fairest Fees in the Market Lower Insurance Premiums

3 bedroom new build terrace. new fitted kitchen, double glazing & central heating

MOSSLEY AVENUE, L18 £238 PER PERSON PER MONTH

In fact by integrating letting management with insurance a whole new world of benefits opens up to you.

3 bed town house new build unfurnished, double glazing & central heating, off road parking

We apply the same standards of professionalism, personal service and competitiveness to lettings as we do for our landlord insurance clients

MOSSLEY AVENUE, L18 £238 PER PERSON PER MONTH

Challenge us to improve your letting experience

“The Not So New Boys In Town!” 5 bed shared accommodation, double glazed & central heating, popular location

LET IN SEPTEMBER

Permanently discounted fees for portfolio owners, facilities management & those seeking to change managers

HAYWOOD ROAD, L28 £550PCM

KILBURN ROAD, L20 £450PCM

Highbank Drive, L19 £550 pcm

BRUSHWOOD CLOSE, L12 £750PCM

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Copthorn Road, L32 £550 pcm

LET IN SEPTEMBER Sylvester Street, L5 £480 pcm Glennconner Road, L16 £625 pcm Dobson Street, L5 £795 pcm

Pinewood Avenue, L12 £550 pcm Upper Parliment Street, L8 £400 pcm

5 bed shared accommodation, double glazed & central heating, popular location

3 bedroom semi detached, new build, off road parking, front & rear garden double glazed & central heating

2 bed terrace, refurbished, double glazing, unfurnished

3 bed detached, full refurb, garage, front & rear gardens, en-suite to master bedroom

Mab Lane, L12 £600 pcm

www.marxgroup.co.uk

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Cuddly Bears www.cuddly-bears.com

0151 706 8038 Property Investment • Lettings • Furnishings • Relocation • Property Management ALEXANDRA TOWER

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From £525pcm

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Luxury 2 bedroom apartment in Alexandra Tower, Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, Furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms Spectacular river views, Secure parking included

Selection of brand new 1& 2 bedroom luxury apartments, Excellent City Centre location, Available fully furnished, Minutes from Lime Street Station

ENDSLEIGH ROAD

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR OUR 2009 AWARDS WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2009 AT THE HILTON LIVERPOOL

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Calling all developers, environmental and regeneration experts. Interest in winning a coveted Your Move Property Award is now being registered. For more information on how to enter please email fiona@movepublishing.co.uk or call Fiona on 0151 709 3871 or log onto www.yourmovemagazine.com

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Zest Lets’ first birthday and the launch of Zest Res, the estate agency side to the north Liverpool-based property firm, saw property and business professionals celebrate in style. Palm Sugar on Liverpool One’s terrace hosted a party for invited guests in its VIP section, where guests toasted the zebra-printed brand and wished the firm well.

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On The Market //// FOUR MERSEYSIDE PROPERTIES TO SUIT A RANGE OF TENANTS AND TASTES. FOUR BEST LETS

Palmerston Road Mossley Hill, L18 £595 PCM What’s on offer?

This stunning first floor, one bedroom apartment has a Jacuzzi bath, off road parking and well kept communal gardens. Agent’s view “Set in a highly sought after location, this spacious apartment is located in the heart of Mossley Hill, with Sefton Park and Allerton Road within easy reach. The property comprises of communal entrance hall, hall with intercom entry system, spacious lounge, Gemma Green fitted kitchen bedroom with storage facilities lettings manager at Jones & Chapman and bathroom. Furnishings are flexible by negotiation.” To view this property now, call 0151 733 4163.

Princes Dock, 1 William Jessop Way, L3 £550 PCM What’s on offer?

This fifth floor, one bedroom apartment offers stylish and modern accommodation in a waterfront location. Agent’s view

Peter Bellamy, managing director at Northwood UK Lettings

“This Conran & Partners designed one bedroom apartment uses the highest quality materials including stylish walnut timber floors, granite works surfaces, travertine marble tiles and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware. Full height exterior glazing has been incorporated to maximise the sense of space and light and provide outstanding panoramic views. There is also a video entry phone system and access to the development's 24hrs concierge services.” To view this property now, call 0151 256 1035.

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Elysian Fields Liverpool City Centre, L1 £750 PCM What’s on offer?

This luxury two bedroom apartment is situated within a superbly located, modern city centre development. Agent’s view

Joe Grice lettings negotiator at Andrew Louis

“This two bedroom apartment is furnished to the highest standard, complete with a top of the range fitted kitchen. Boasting two double bedrooms, a well proportioned living area and glamorous bathroom along with en-suite, this property will not disappoint. Available with secure, allocated parking, this development offers everything you’ll need. With a 24 hour concierge and marvellous communal areas, this building adds a touch of class to city centre living.” To view this property now, call 0151 330 5321.

Ibbotsons Lane Sefton Park, L17 £1600 PCM What’s on offer?

This ground floor, three-bedroom apartment embodies spacious, luxury living. Agent’s view

Mary King assistant manager at Castle Estates

“Ashbury Brook is one of Ashbury Homes’ finest developments situated in the vibrant Sefton Park with excellent commuter links, and just 15 minutes from the city centre. Boasting a residents’ gymnasium, secure gated access with undercroft parking and extensive fully landscaped grounds, this apartment also includes a 183 sq ft terrace. Offering two en-suited double bedrooms and a further third double bedroom, this apartment would be the perfect choice for sharing professionals, couples and families.” To view this property now, call 0151 738 1619.

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Visitors to the The Key Event: The First Time Buyers’ Show at the BT Convention Centre on Liverpool’s waterfront enjoyed a full day of advice and information on buying a new home. The free event, sponsored by rightmove.co.uk and organised by HomesHub, offered the opportunity to access information on the government’s HomeBuy Direct scheme, meet solicitors, lenders, financial advisors and receive independent help and support from Access to Home Ownership.

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HOT TOPIC //// YOUR MOVE’S 10TH BIRTHDAY

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Ten years on… What, in your opinion, is the best residential development to be built in the city in the past ten years? PL: When we initially moved into a small office on the corner of Cotton Exchange buildings in Old Hall Street there wasn’t enough business in town to keep one person occupied. We had one member of staff and there was very little for her to do at that time. Our first development that we were able to secure was Bereys Building on the corner of Bixteth Street and those apartments just flew out the door. It was a new idea and we didn’t know how it would be received but we had people queuing up for those. That was our first dabble into the apartment market really. LA: I would have to say

Elysian Fields, not that I’m being biased! It’s a lovely development, done to a really high specification. We can’t get enough of them at the moment. AB: We’ve been flooded with little developments everywhere. Once upon a time it was all two up two down houses. I think you’ve got to look to the city centre for the best developments because places like the Unity Building and Beetham Tower are simply iconic.

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of the city centre. Nobody could visualise it until it had actually happened. LA: I think the Capital of Culture has really brought Liverpool back to prominence as well. Obviously Liverpool has always been tarnished with a bit of a bad reputation but people are seeing the other side of it now. We’ve got the best architecture outside of London, for example. What were your ambitions in 1999 and how have they been realised? AB: Other than being bigger than those two? [All: laughs] I’ve always been a letting agent until recently but I’d always planned to enter the sales market. I’ve survived the test of time with a brand as good as anyone’s. PL: It’s been a test of survival. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been established, it has been a real test. Still being here and trading is an achievement in itself. LA: Some stats came out recently that claimed one in 34 Your Move

every four estate agents has disappeared in the last two or three years. AB: And there’s still a long way to go for keeping our heads above the water. LA: It’s been hard work and you’ve really got to focus on customer service. PL: I think the past ten years have been really exciting. We’ve gone from having one member of staff to a big double fronted unit with six staff in and it’s not enough to cope with the business. Sometimes you get people queuing at the office to make appointments. AB: For us, moving to a much bigger and better office down the other end of Allerton Road was a big moment. That put the cat amongst the pigeons because there wasn’t really any full blown letting agency down that end of Allerton Road. I thought “I’ll move there and I’ll show them!” It’s the best part of the city outside the centre. PL: It’s the place to be. There isn’t another location like it. It covers such a vast

“Still being here and trading is an achievement in itself.”

tranche of the city and some great postal districts. What have been your most memorable experiences during those ten years? LA: When they announced the Capital of Culture our ‘phones were off the hook. We set up a buy-to-let acquisition service. Based on instruction we’d go out and seek a suitable property for investors, but we’d always do the research properly and seek a comparison. We did very well out of it. AB: If I was to put a suburban slant on this, people were phoning from Ireland or whatever asking for however many apartments in the city centre and they were doing the same out in the sticks as well. People were constantly ringing up for advice on what to buy. PL: The City of Culture announcement in 2003 was like lighting the blue touch paper and standing well back because things really did take off at that point. I think prior to that Liverpool had been behind the door. Property values had been


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very slow, probably for five years prior to that announcement. The UK was leaving us behind so we were already looking too cheap in relation to the rest of the UK. Once we got the announcement in ‘03 people flocked to the city not just from all over the UK but abroad as well. People were buying five, six, seven, or eight properties without even going to visit the site sometimes, just by looking at the square footage, the location and the price. People would drive up from the south, park their car on double yellow lines outside my office, come in and buy four or five properties off the plan and drive back to London before they’d even got a parking ticket. They’d been to Liverpool but they hadn’t been to the site. They were really quite exciting times and very different to anything we’d seen before. I think I made 28 sales in one afternoon. How has the market changed since ’99? LA: The market has changed

dramatically over the last 10 years with the internet and the way people search for properties now but I also think people prefer to go to an agent rather than direct to a seller because they’re more comfortable with that. I think you need that human contact as well. They want the reassurance. PL: If you win that confidence on day one you’ve got that client. AB: I think the way the market has gone we’ve all had to work harder. Estate agents now are giving a much better service. LA: I think expectations from the customer are a lot higher now. They’re more tuned in as well. PL: It’s the same for people’s expectations on the property specifications. People are impressed when they go and see a show flat and the next developer has to beat that. It’s the same with lettings. Not so long ago you could have let anything. Now people will shop around and say “well it’s a really nice

apartment but can you provide a microwave or this or that.” AB: I think we as agents have been instrumental in making it better as well. We’ve hammered it into landlords over the years that it has to be better. LA: All our properties are professionally cleaned as well. It’s got to be in let-able condition. We won’t do any viewings otherwise; even if someone insists on seeing it. Tenants are negotiating more and more. PL: They’re more particular. AB: They’re more commercialminded and more aware of what goes on. If I was moving into a new building in town I’d be doing the same. LA: I think 10 years ago, you’d get a nice property on the market and people would be fighting for it. There could be ten or fifteen potential applicants for that property, but you don’t get that anymore because of the influx of properties that have come available. There’s a lot more choice.

“People would drive up from the south, park their car on double yellow lines outside my office, come in and buy four or five properties off the plan and drive back to London before they’d even got a parking ticket.”

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Hot Off The Press

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BEN JOHNSON’S CITYSCAPE

Do you know your zone? Residents and businesses in the city centre are being informed of their evacuation zones for use in the event of an emergency. Ben Johnson’s Cityscape is being used to illustrate the zones as they’ve been drawn up, on a leaflet distributed to city centre locations. The map divides the city centre into numbered zones, and asks residents and businesses to locate their own property or workplace within the various zones. The leaflets also contain information on what to do should an evacuation be necessary, how to prepare for an incident, and information on

receiving priority alert messages from Merseyside Police. Cllr. Berni Turner commented: “It is not our intention to alarm people but to make sure they are aware that emergencies can happen at any time, whether it is a fire, gas leak, collapsed building or whatever, and can be prepared. Because of the nature of the city centre, with so many businesses and an increasing number of residents, the emergency services and our Emergency

Planning Unit have drawn up a zoning system which can be used if a full or partial evacuation of the centre is needed.” She added: “In recent months we have had incidents such as the fire in Stanley Street and the crane collapse at Chandlers Wharf which meant parts of the city had to be evacuated. These sorts of incidents can happen any time so I hope people will take notice of the leaflet and display the

map showing the zones prominently.” The map with the marked zones is also included as an insert within thousands of copies of Your Move magazine, when distributed in the city centre. For more information on the evacuation zones and additional copies of the maps, visit www.liverpool.gov.uk, search for the section entitled Emergency Planning Unit and navigate to City Centre Emergencies.

Aughton development proves popular Award-winning developer Newfield Jones Homes is reporting an increase in visitors to its Priory Gate development in Aughton near Ormskirk. The prestigious development of two and three bedroom apartments is attracting interest from buyers using HomeBuy and Easymove initiatives at the site, which is located with links to the motorway and is just five minutes from a train station.

Each of the apartments are finished to the highest level of construction, design and specification with contemporary fitted kitchens and bathrooms, and breathtaking views across the countryside. Sales negotiators are taking prospective buyers around the show apartment at Priory Gate from 11am to 5:30pm. Telephone Priory Gate on 01695 581358 for more information.

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Hot & Happening //// YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LIVERPOOL

The personal touch Buyers are flocking to Bellway’s Cressington Grange development in Garston CRESSINGTON GRANGE

Customers have been able to put some personal touches to the new builds, with the opportunity for input on their own styles and designs. Buyers are able to select from a range of two, three and four bedroom homes in 14 different styles, including town

houses, semi-detached and detached homes. Bellway has also created a nature reserve on the Garston site. House hunters with a property of their own to sell can take advantage of Bellway’s “Express Mover” service, where Bellway will agree

a price with you, appoint an estate agent on your behalf and market your old home for you free of charge. Part-exchange deals are also available. For more information visit www.bellway.co.uk or call the sales centre on 0151 427 4049.

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The Victoria Street–based agents let 175 apartments in the three months to September 2009, including 83 units in September alone. The figures represent a 47 per cent increase on the same period last year. The agents claimed the lettings success owed much to the recent improvements to the city centre. City Residential’s Alan Bevan commented: “We were convinced that the recent improvements to the city would make a big difference to the city living experience. Although it is

gratifying to be proven right, we would be the first to admit that we had no idea that this geographical shift would be so quick and dramatic.” Alan has also noted improvements to the city centre sales market, adding: “Sales, although not as strong during the quarter, have certainly bottomed out in terms of transactions levels and possibly in pricing terms.” For city centre sales and lettings advice, contact City Residential on 0151 231 6100, or visit www.cityresidential.co.uk

Buyers to the four Just four homes remain at Hamilton Place. With a limited number of properties available at the current phase of development, prospective home buyers are being urged to register their interest in the next raft of new homes. A range of three bedroom houses will be available as part of Keepmoat’s shared equity scheme, with buyers available to purchase 100 per cent of their property with the aid of a 15 per cent loan. No fees will be payable on the loan for a maximum of 10 years. Matt Ellery, sales manager with Keepmoat Homes North West, commented: “The first phase of construction was a great success and with an upturn in the housing market we expect this second phase to sell just as quickly.” Prices on the four remaining properties at Hamilton Place, which include a two and three bedroom ‘Clarendon’ model, a three bedroom ‘Melbury’ home and a three bedroom ‘Eversley’, start from £112,950. For more information telephone 0151 480 2896.


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ON THE MARKET As Your Move celebrates its 10th birthday, we compare the prices of similar properties available, then and now. A FAMILY HOME IN NORTH LIVERPOOL

1999 A three bedroom, midterrace on Gwladys Street, L4, was offered for £27,950 with Sutton Kersh.

2009 A similar property is advertised at £77,000 with Priory Property Services.

On The Cover:

Your Move is celebrating its 10th birthday this issue, with a silver commemorative design and logo. The glossy magazine has seen a number of changes since its first edition in October 1999. The fortnightly publication has expanded in size and coverage to feature all the latest property and lifestyle news, interviews and features, with a relaunched A4 version at the beginning of 2009. Supported from the very beginning by a number of local agents in the city centre and the suburbs, the magazine has

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witnessed landmark residential developments and market changes. On Wednesday 25 November, the annual Your Move awards will be the first event to take place at the new Hilton Liverpool on the waterfront. Register now for the awards and book your tables, for what will surely be the glitziest evening in this year’s social calendar. Contact Gina Westray on 0151 709 3871.

DAVID BINKS, ALAN BINKS, JOHNATHON HUNT, KAREN AND JACQUIE

A FAMILY HOME IN SOUTH LIVERPOOL

1999 A detached property in Druids Park was on offer in 1999 at Venmores for £180,000.

2009 A four bedroom home in the same road is currently priced at £499,950 at Sutton Kersh. AN ASPIRATIONAL APARTMENT

1999 Andrew Louis offered a two bedroom, fifth floor apartment at Waterloo Warehouse, Albert Dock, for £104,950.

2009 A two bedroom second floor apartment at the same site is now priced at £205,000 at Sutton Kersh.

HomeLets brews up Visitors to HomeLets and HomeSales on Allerton Road are to be greeted by the smell of freshly ground coffee and delicious Danish pastries. The agents has teamed up with caterers Dajon to bring a full coffee house experience to the office, offering a full range of coffees and teas, fresh cakes, pastries and croissants to eat

in or take away. Alan Binks, director of HomeLets and HomeSales, commented: “I wanted to offer our customers a unique experience, to create somewhere welcoming where we could sit down in a relaxed environment to do business. I think that we have achieved that. We also recognise

that Allerton Road is very busy with passing trade and hope to capture some of that as well as get a few regulars.” Coffee is served from 8am to 5.30pm. To pre-order, or to enquire about a range of sales and lettings properties, telephone HomeLets and HomeSales on 0151 280 4047.

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Greener Energy Services Ltd All gas, plumbing and electrical work undertaken. Boiler replacements, Servicing Gas safety certificates Power flushes

Incident Manager Tony Martin, Advance Chem-Dry Tony Martin, incident manager at Advance Chem-Dry, a top major cleaning company, manages and coordinates his team in a role which he took on for its challenging nature. Tony ensures Advance Chem-Dry’s professionally trained staff provide clients with first class domestic upholstery, as well as carpet and curtain cleaning. Away from the office Tony is a devoted Everton fan. How did you begin working for Advance Chem-Dry? I was working for one of the directors of the company in a different role when they offered me my current position. I’d already seen the Advance Chem-Dry van with ‘disaster restoration services’ written on the side and was intrigued to know more. Shortly after I began working here things really took off. What do your disaster restoration services cover? They include restoring the contents of a property following a fire, drying out a property after a flood and even dealing with an interior if it has been the scene of a crime. After such events people are very traumatised and I feel we really help them get their lives back together. What are the benefits of your cleaning services? People don’t have disposable incomes so we aim to clean the fabric of homes so they last rather than throwing things away. It’s a more economical approach. What’s your favourite item in your home? I would have to say my Bang & Olufsen CD player. It’s my pride and joy and love nothing more than to listen to some Bob Marley or Eric Clapton after a long day.

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KNOW YOUR ZONE HOW TO PREPARE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION

Liverpool City Council and other partner agencies have prepared a City Centre Zoning Map for use in an emergency situation. The city is divided into zones which can be used for a full or partial evacuation of the city if needed.

CITY CENTRE RESIDENT EMERGENCY GRAB BAG How will I know that an evacuation is required? • You may be alerted by police or other emergency responders on the street • Public address systems within the city • Radio announcements • Information from your neighbours What should I do? • Follow any police advice given • Follow advice given on the radio • Be a good neighbour, help other residents nearby Make an Emergency Grab ‘N’ Go Bag Have a Grab ‘N’ Go Bag in a safe and accessible place and take with you: • House and car keys • Glasses, contact lenses • Any medication you are taking • Baby items • Cash and credit cards • Mobile phone and charger

“Let’s Get Ready Liverpool” is a free booklet from Liverpool City Council which gives simple advice measures during emergencies. It is available on line via:www.liverpool.gov.uk Additional copies of this zoning leaflet can be downloaded from the Liverpool City Council’s website under City Centre Emergencies at:-www.liverpool.gov.uk or obtained in hard copy from: Liverpool City Council, Emergency Planning Unit, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH Telephone: 0151 225 8400 E mail: emergency.planning@liverpool.gov.uk

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Movers Why did you choose this house? It’s a good size and ideally situated for the local amenities and transport. My family don’t live too far away, and the local pub is right across the road. How is the property laid out? It’s a three bedroom property, and downstairs I’ve had the living areas knocked through to create one big space. I have a Shi Tzu, Rambo, and the house has a back garden which is great for him to run around in, with a patio area and a lawn. What’s your theme? The living area is a good size so I’ve taken advantage of this and chosen rich reds and purples and heavy curtains. I’m always lighting candles, so it’s a bit of a boudoir really! How have you decorated the downstairs? I have a real wooden floor which I sourced through the timber company my dad uses, and I’ve found a really heavy wooden coffee table with metal legs and feet from Zen on Bold Street to complement it. I also have a round glass dining table with straw seated, brush metal chairs, and a black corner couch, part leather and part fabric.

What’s your favourite item? I’ve bought a multi-coloured clock from Urban Outfitters which is all made up of different cubes, and it looks great in the kitchen. Take us into the kitchen… I chose it myself, as I like the white gloss units, black marble worktops and silver sink. The tiles are black and I want to keep it simple and fresh, and add a dash of colour with the accessories. I’ve got counter lights to add some atmosphere.

Gary Lyons, 25, works for his dad who is a property developer. He has now moved into his own three bedroom property in Orrell Park in Bootle, which he found through Blacks Estate Agents.

What’s your dream item? I’ve got my eye on a black chandelier in John Lewis, so I’m saving up for that!

Where did you get your inspiration? I went traveling around Thailand over the summer and I picked up some quirky buddha and elephant statues which add the finishing touches.

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How have you decorated the bedrooms? For the main bedroom I’ve found some mirrored door wardrobes, and I want to decorate one wall as a feature wall in black and silver flock wallpaper. I might add another colour, such as purple, and the floor is laminate to keep it simple. How does the bathroom look? The suite is white, with a shower over the bath and a glass shower screen. It has a black slate floor, the walls are painted silver, and I’m going to jazz it up with a quirky patterned toilet seat.


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//// YOUR VIEWS ON BIG ISSUES “My own thoughts of Liverpool’s residential market over the last ten years focus on the remarkable amounts of investment the city has attracted. The transformation that has taken place with L1, and also the current waterfront developments, would have been inconceivable before. I think we can look to the future with a great deal of optimism.”

Ten years of change As Your Move looks back over 10 years in the city, what has been the most significant change in the residential market?

“The growth of the lettings market and the internet have been remarkable. There has been a huge swing towards renting over the last 10 years. Renting has become more socially acceptable and city living more desirable as a result of the regeneration of the city centre. The European funding has also had a significant impact and has improved the quality of stock in to the city.”

"The transformation of the city over the last decade has been incredible. It has created an aspirational and stylish place to set up home with apartment community living being embraced by all age groups. Providing accessible, affordable housing through shared ownership has meant The Regenda Group has contributed to the success of the residential market. Shared ownership has allowed those on moderate incomes to enjoy city living.”

“It is hard to believe that the population in the city centre in 1996 was only 1,800 residents. Now it is approaching 15,000 bringing a vibrancy and buzz to the city. Your Move has brilliantly chronicled this transformation in the residential market. There have also been many quality developments but my own favourite is Beetham’s West Tower because it has become an iconic figure on our skyline.”

“Unquestionably the biggest change in the domestic property market over the last ten years was caused by the “imaginative” lending policies of many lenders. Multiples of five or six times of notional salaries provided on a self-certificated basis created access to funds which hindsight shows was unsustainable. In Liverpool we are fortunate that the correction in prices over the last 18 months means that there is a vibrant, sustainable residential housing market.”

Peter Armor managing director at J Armor Developers

James Kersh director, Sutton Kersh

Graham Bennett head of home ownership, The Regenda Group

Cllr Mike Storey Lord Mayor of Liverpool

Paul Bibby managing partner, MSB Solicitors

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//// HOMES FOR SALE L1 £400,000 One Park West 3 double bedrooms, open plan living area, dining area and fitted kitchen, ensuite and bathroom. 24 hour concierge, communal roof garden, secure parking. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L2 £575,000 Beetham Plaza Duplex penthouse open plan living area and dining room, fully fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, en-suite shower room, family bathroom and WC. Spacious terrace with views, concierge, residents' gym and two secure parking spaces. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£325,000 Manolis Yard Lounge, kitchen with integrated appliances, three bedrooms, en-suite, and bathroom. Parking space, large balcony roof terrace offering views over the city. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £204,960 One Park West Comprising two double bedrooms, open plan living area and fitted kitchen, ensuite and bathroom. 24 hour concierge, communal roof garden and the option to purchase parking. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £200,000 One Park West Two double bedrooms, open plan living area and fitted kitchen, ensuite and bathroom. 24 hour concierge, communal roof garden, option to purchase parking. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £195,000 Manhattan Place Duplex penthouse apart, sizeable open plan living and dining area, kitchen with integrated appliances, two double beds with fitted wardrobes, bathroom and ensuite. Roof terrace and two balconies.

£99,000 One Park West Fully furnished, plasma TV, 2 yrs gym membership, 2yrs phone line rental!!! Open plan living area , kitchen area and seperate bathroom. 24 hour security and communal roof terrace. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L3 £750,000 The Colonnades Penthouse apartment in the exclusive, Grade I* listed, Colonnades. Open plan living area, separate kitchen, three double bedrooms, two en-suites and WC, 24 hour concierge, secure parking King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £695,000 The Colonnades Stunning duplex penthouse with corner location. Spacious open plan lounge and dining area, separate kitchen and utility, two double bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms, WC. Fantastic upstairs study and relaxation area opening to balcony overlooking the River Mersey. TWO parking spaces and storage room. 24 hour concierge. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £162,500 The Sympathy Beautiful property substantially reduced to attract a quick sale. Two bedrooms, living area, kitchen, bathroom. Viewing is highly recommended. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£499,950 Waterloo Warehouse Spacious ground floor apartment open plan lounge and dining areas, kitchen, four double bedrooms, two en-suites, family shower room and utility room. 16.5 metre private patio area, two allocated parking spaces and 24hr manned security. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£154,950 Manhatten Place Two bedroom, fourth floor corner apartment. Briefly comprising open plan lounge and kitchen area, two double bedrooms and bathroom. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £150,000 One Park West Open plan living area and kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. Stunning views, a communal roof garden and a 24 hour concierge. Parking available King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £110,000 One Park West Fully furn, plasma TV, 2 yrs gym membership, 2yrs phone line rental!!! Open plan living area , kitchen area and seperate bathroom. 24 hour security and communal roof terrace. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £100,000 One Park West Fully furnished, plasma TV, 2 yrs gym membership, 2yrs phone line rental!!! Open plan living area , kitchen area and seperate bathroom. 24 hour security and communal roof terrace.

£289,950 The Colonnades Second floor apart, kitchen, lounge and dining area, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. Original features views over the Albert Dock towards the city, 24hour concierge service and parking King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £285,000 The Colonnnades Third floor apartment, fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. Original features views over the Albert Dock towards the city, 24hour concierge service and parking King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£249,950 The Colonnades Fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Original features , vaulted ceilings and a balcony with views over the River Mersey. 24 hour concierge service.

£99,950 The Gallery Open plan living comprising kitchen with appliances and lounge, a double bedroom, and bathroom. Underground parking available - please ask for details. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £215,000 Waterloo Warehouse Fourth and fifth floor duplex apartment situated in the popular Grade II* listed Waterloo Warehouse. Briefly comprising split level living and dining area, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom.

£87,450 St Mathews Close Thee Bedroom Semi Detached, Two Reception Areas, Kitchen, Conservatory, Gardens Front and Rear, Requires Upgrading, NO CHAIN

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

Northwood 0151 256 1035

£175,000 Quebec Quay RIVER FACING apartment lounge, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Property benefits from a Juliet balcony over looking the river. With secure parking and additional visitors parking.

£80,000 Walton Village Three Bedroom End Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, Bathroom, UPVC DG, GCH System, Front Garden, Rear Yard, NO CHAIN

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £169,950 St Pauls Square Tenth floor penthouse apartment comprising open plan living area and kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. The property benefits from a balcony overlooking St Paul's Square. Secure parking is available at an additional cost of £15,000. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £164,950 St Pauls Square Eighth floor apartment, comprising open plan living area and kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. The property benefits from a balcony overlooking St Paul's Square. Secure parking is available. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £159,950 St Pauls Square Fifth floor, open plan living area and kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. The property benefits from a balcony overlooking St Paul's Square. Secure parking is available King Sturge 0151 242 6490

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L6 £84,950 Shaw Street Open plan lounge and kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Period frontage, parking and stunning views. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £80,000 Whitland Road Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

L4 £79,950 Freehold Street Four Bedroom Detached, Two Reception Rooms, Large Kitchen, Two Bath/Shower Rooms, Forecourt to Front, Yard to Rear, Requires Refurbishment, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

L9 £139,500 Kingfield Road Four Bedroom Detached, Large Kitchen/Utility Room, Gardens to Front and Rear, Garage, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

£159,950 Trafalgar Warehouse Duplex penthouse, comprising open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. Property benefits from feature brick walls, original oak beams, multipane sash windows and secure undergound parking.

£64,950 Rice Lane Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Areas, Modern Style Fitted Kitchen, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, NO CHAIN

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Northwood 0151 256 1035

£149,950 South Ferry Quay Located within the popular Liverpool marina area. Briefly comprising open plan living area and fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, two bedrooms, and bathroom.

��55,000 Anglesea Road Three Bedroom End Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Ground Floor Shower Room, Rear Yard, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £259,950 Wapping Quay Second floor corner apartment in the highly desirable Wapping Dock. Split floor lounge and dining area, kitchen, two double bedrooms, and modern bathroom. Spectacular views, parking, balcony.

£114,950 St Pauls Square Comprising of open plan living area and kitchen, one double bedroom and bathroom. Balcony, parking space for an additional cost.

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L10 £69,950 Jean Walk Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Reception Room, Fitted Kitchen/Dining Area, Family Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Single Garage, Enclosed Rear Yard, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

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//// HOMES TO LET L12 £85,000 Holly Grange Two Bedroom Modern Apartment, Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen, Four Piece Bathroom Suite, Off Road Parking, Ideal for First Time Buyer or Investor, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

L13 £95,000 Russian Drive Four Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Paved to Front and Rear, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

L3 £1,000pcm South Ferry Quay Stunning 3/4 bedroom penthouse. Furnished to a very high spec throughout. En-suite to master bedroom, Jacuzzi bath. Kitchen with integrated appliances. Balcony with marina views, river views from dining room. Underground secure parking. 10 mins walk from city centre. Viewing essential. 07776 136 043 £800pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 2 bedroom apartment in Alexandra Tower, Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, Furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, Spectacular river views, Secure parking included

L6 £650pcm Gilmartin Grove Luxury two bedroom apartment, Excellent location on Low Hill overlooking the City Centre, Fully furnished, Balcony, Secure parking, Next to Royal Hospital Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

L13 £525pcm Large 2 bedroom end terraced house fully furnished & equipped. Close to schools, shops & excellent transport links. Centrally heated & Double glazed. Sorry No DSS.

£625pcm Bishops Court Spacious 2 bedroom apartment, Situated on Aigburth Vale next to Sefton Park, Fully furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £575pcm Ivanhoe Road New to the market – a one-bedroom apartment in this popular location offered partly furnished. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163 £550pcm Jericho Close A furnished, ground floor apartment in a quiet cul de sac. Available from October.

Contact Jean 07913295888 Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

L14 £45,000 Ashbury Road Two Bedroom End Terrace, Upstairs Bathroom, Reception Room, Kitchen, Gardens to Rear, Drive to Front, Requires Refurbishment, No Chain Northwood 0151 256 1035

L17 £439,950 Park Lea, Fulwood Park Tastefully designed townhouse over 3 levels. Four bedrooms, open plan kitchen and dining area, family room, decked area and rear garden. Fulwood Park is a highly desirable location in South Liverpool close to Sefton Park and the River Mersey. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L20 £89,950 Marl Road Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Requires Refurbishment, Gardens to Front and Rear, Driveway Parking, No Chain Northwood 0151 256 1035

L36 £134,950 Headingley Close Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Gardens to Front and Rear, Driveway Parking Northwood 0151 256 1035

L1 £800pcm Old Haymarket Stunning loft style apartment ideally located opposite St George's Hall. The property benefits from many original features such as exposed brick work and wood beams. Accommodation comprises a spacious lounge and dining area, separate ktichen, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished and is available immediately. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L2 £595pcm X Building Spacious 1 bed city centre apartment, Excellent location just off Tithebarn Street, Unfurnished, Double bedroom, Fitted kitchen, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £650pcm The Anchorage Two bedroom furnished apartment located on Liverpool's Marina. Accommodation comprises a lounge with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is immediately available and benefits from car parking. The apartment is currently being refurbished with new windows, bathroom and kitchen. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £625pcm Ellerman Road Luxury 2 bed apartment opposite Brunswick Docks, Furnished to a high standard, New development set within landscaped grounds, Secure parking, Double bedrooms Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £625pcm The Anchorage 1 bedroom apartment, Popular location on Liverpool Marina, Fully furnished, Fitted kitchen, Private parking, Close to City Centre Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £600pcm City Quay Spacious 2 bed apartment on Ellerman Road, Available unfurnished, Fitted kitchen, Double bedrooms, Balcony overlooking water feature, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £550pcm Mono Project 1 Bed City Centre apartment, Furnished to a high standard throughout, Located on Malborough Street close to Moorfields Station, Short walk to City Centre & universities, Fitted kitchen, Double bedroom & second bedroom/study, Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 From £525pcm London Road Selection of brand new 1& 2 bedroom luxury apartments, Excellent City Centre location, Available fully furnished, Minutes from Lime Street Station

£450pcm Wilton Grove A newly refurbished two bedroom, ground floor flat. With a new kitchen and bathroom and gardens to the side and rear viewing is recommended.

£550pcm Linnet Lane A two bedroom, 1st floor apartment offered unfurnished. With large, sash windows in the lounge and master bedroom this property is bright & airy.

Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163 Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

L14 £550pcm Renville Road Newly refurbished 3 bedroom Semi, Garden to front & rear, Fitted kitchen, Laminate floors throughout & blinds to all windows, Gas central heating & double glazing, Unfurnished, Minutes from Broad Green Station

£500pcm Bethel Grove A one bedroom, ground floor flat. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, lounge, fitted kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. Allocated parking is included. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £525pcm Woodhurst Drive 3 bedroom semi detached house, Located just off East Prescot Road, Dovecot, Garden to rear, On street parking, Gas central heating & double glazing, Fitted kitchen

£500pcm Riversdale Court A ground floor, two bedroom apartment close to the Otterspool waterfront. Offered unfurnished this property offers spacious accommodation in a quiet location. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

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L15 £600pcm Truro Road A furnished three bedroom terrace in a popular residential area. Furnished to suit 3 sharers.

L18 £600pcm Holyoake Hall A furnished two bedroom apartment with an outdoor roof terrace close to all of the amenities on Allerton Road. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

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L22 £450pcm Pengwern Grove A well presented, two bedroom end terrace available to let. The property is offered furnished and benefits from a newly fitted shower room and refurbished kitchen. Viewing is highly recommended.

£1200pcm Endsleigh Road Luxury 5 bed house on the sea front, Waterloo, Fully furnished throughout, Large fitted kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Conservatory & large decked garden to rear, Balconies on 1st & 2nd floor overlooking Crosby Bay, Driveway to front

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L17 £700pcm Parkfield Road A stunning 2 bedroom apartment with balconies to both bedrooms. Open plan kithen / living room and stunning bathroom. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

L24 £450pcm All Hallows Drive Well presented, two bedroom, town house. Unfurnished, double glazing & off-road parking plus enclosed rear garden. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £525pcm Adler Way Luxury 1 bedroom apartment, Opposite Brunswick Docks, Furnished to a high standard, Landscaped grounds, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£650pcm Linnet Lane Spacious two bedroom apartment, Sought after location next to Sefton Park, Fitted kitchen, Double bedrooms, Central heating, Unfurnished, Private parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

L33 £500pcm Sycamore Drive An unfurnished 2 bedroom town house on the Parklands development in Kirkby. To the rear of the house is an enclosed lawned garden. Jones & Chapman 0151 733 4163 Your Move 49


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Adrian Edmondson Interview //// TALENT IN THE CITY

A lifetime fan of the music of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers, comic legend Adrian Edmondson stumbled home one afternoon to discover he had managed to acquire a mandolin. The culmination of this booze-fuelled episode was the formation of The Bad Shepherds, a fusion of punk and toe-tapping Celtic folk music. Before the Shepherds wreak havoc at Baby Blue, the ‘Bottom’ and ‘Young Ones’ star talked to Your Move about everything from his comic influences and marriage to Jennifer Saunders, to his passion for lower league football..

Young atheart Are you looking forward to the Liverpool gig? I certainly am yeah. I find the north-west always has the best audiences, from Liverpool right up to Glasgow. The people there seem to go out for the most fun. Have you always been in bands? I’ve always tried to be in bands from when I was a kid. Since then I’ve been in a lot of comedy bands and now I’ve finally got a proper band. I’m living out my 13-year-old fantasy. Is music your big passion? Yeah I annoy the t*** off my family while they’re watching telly, playing my guitar and riffing to the theme tunes. I can riff to anything! Do you find it preferable to acting? I certainly do and always have. 50 Your Move

It’s very different. I can actually be myself on stage. I find it more fun. I fell into comedy by mistake and you just tend to follow that path. Mind you, the band kind of developed by accident when I woke up with a mandolin one morning! How did you find your sound? I was playing songs from these ‘teach yourself ’ books that you buy and one day I started to play the kind of punk songs that I’d always played on my acoustic guitar. It sounded very different all of a sudden. And now your daughters are following in your footsteps... Yes my daughter Ella will be supporting us at the Liverpool gig. In fact she’s just received a nomination for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ in the Festival of the year Awards. She’s up against Lady Gaga

and Florence and the Machine. My middle daughter Beattie is a comedienne. We’re proud of them all. What matters is whatever makes them really happy. There’s no point in pushing them to be an accountant if that’s not what they want to do. What’s the best advice you can give them? It’s very hard to give advice because everything in the business changes so quickly. I can say when I think something is really funny and help out financially but I’m not qualified to give advice. Do you tend to avoid talking about the industry when you’re at home with Jennifer? I find we hardly ever talk about business unless it’s something particular. It only makes up a small part of your life. Who’s your best friend in show business? I’ve never been asked that before! Ben Elton. People often don’t realise we were close at uni’ and we’ve been close for 30 odd years. We meet up all the time. We both like a drink and we just tend to jabber on and have fun. Best friends don’t give it a second thought. Will we see a ‘Bottom’ reunion on our screens any time soon? I don’t think that will ever happen. It worked out well and we left it near the top of its class. Do you still see much of Rik Mayall? I saw him last week for a bit of lunch. We have a pipe dream of doing a sitcom where we’re retired and living in a nursing home. We could hit each other with sticks and Zimmer frames and pinch nurses’ bottoms. It’s just a bit of a fantasy really! We’d have to be proper old and wrinkly first though. Any other TV projects in the pipeline? I’m kind of devoting myself

to the band at the moment. That’ll keep me occupied through October. Who are your comic idols? Bottom was inspired by Wile Coyote and Laurel and Hardy. They’re where it all started. It’s the same gags you see today – so modern. Laurel and Hardy just have some of the best violent slapstick. They really hurt each other. How do you find touring with a band? Well I’ve been touring all my life but it’s definitely more fun. There are more of you for a start. Rik and I got a bit bored of each other by the end because we knew absolutely everything there was to know about each other. We’d kind of exhausted every topic of conversation. You lived in some exotic places as a child. What was that experience like? Yeah we lived in Cyprus, Bahrain and Uganda while my Dad was attached to the army. I had nothing to compare it with so I thought it was regular but I suppose it was kind of weird, looking back. We associate Eddie with being a QPR fan. Where do your allegiances lie? Yes, Eddie was a QPR fan. The reason for that is we had to think of something to decorate Eddie’s bedroom with and we tried to think of the absolute worst football team knocking around, which at the time happened to be QPR. When we moved down to Devon I started going to watch Exeter City and became intrigued. I saw them drop out the league and the cup ties against Man United. It’s great in the lower leagues.

Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds will appear at Baby Blue on Wednesday, 28 October, accompanied by special guest Ella Edmondson. The gig starts at 7.30pm, with tickets, from £15, available from the Liverpool Arena box office on 0844 8000 400.


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Edmondson File Born: Bradford, January 24, 1957

Education: Pocklington School, East Riding; BA Hons: Drama, University of Manchester

Spouse: Jennifer Saunders Popular characters: Vyvyan

Basterd, The Young Ones; Edward Elizabeth Hitler, Bottom

Band: The Bad Shepherds Bandmates: Troy Donockley, Andy Dinan

“ I annoy the t*** off my family while they’re watching telly, playing my guitar and riffing to the theme tunes”

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Vintage Vionnet I moved into my city centre apartment last year when I brought all new furniture, and everything is black and white. I love the contemporary feel to my apartment but feel that I need a change and maybe move towards a more vintage look, but I want to keep the furniture and stay within the black and white theme where possible. If I was to redecorate, could you recommend wallpaper to help me achieve the vintage look?

With over 10 years experience in the interior design business, Sharon Armor is poised to answer all your design queries from DIY disasters to decorating dilemmas.

With a bold black and white colour scheme a vintage look should be quite easy to achieve. I love the concept of turning a contemporary look into something completely different, just by adding something that is unexpected. Designers Guild has a new collection called Darly. The wallpaper Vionnet is a trellis design, which will help capture the vintage vibe, with beautifully drawn rose blossoms in soft greys and whites.

Colourful Choice My living area and kitchen are open plan and I’ve decorated my ‘lounge’ area in neutral colours accessorising with cushions in a fantastic mix of orange and purple designs. I would like to buy some accessories for my kitchen in these colours but I’ve had no luck so far. Could you give me some advice on how I could use these colours in my kitchen? Have you considered buying a coloured bin? Brabantia have a great new service called ‘Colour Your Bin’. You can order a 45 litre touch bin in a choice of over two hundred colours. I’ve done some research for you and they do have orange and purple options, so this could be the perfect way to harmonise your living area.

Light up the night I really hope that you can help us. We are struggling to find a bedside light for my son’s bedroom, as he often sleeps with the light on. We would like something that is unusual, innovative and also environmentally friendly.

Quick links Designers Guild www.designersguild.com Brabantia www.brabantia.com The Liverpool Design Festival www.liverpooldesignfestival.com

Liverpool is holding a fantastic show, The Liverpool Eco Design Show, from 30 October until 01 November. Local designer IIsa Parry, who is currently competing in BBC2’s Design for Life, is displaying some work there and I think the Kaspa light she has designed could be just what you’re looking for. The glow version of the light, that looks like a friendly ghost, acts as a child’s nightime guardian and helps ward off complete darkness. It also helps to save on energy as it makes a good substitute for leaving the light on.

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Hot In The City

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//// ALL THE LATEST LIFESTYLE NEWS

SARAH THIRLWELL, VESSEL 1

Eco Designs on show No compromise on style Liverpool Design Festival is bringing the latest eco designs and fashions to the Crypt Hall at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. A full range of interior products created from locally spruced, recycled and reused materials will be on display, including ceramics, furniture, lighting, jewellery, bags and accessories. Festival director Sarah Elderkin commented: “The Eco Design Show is all about showing off the best in high quality design to challenge the common misconceptions that exist. We’ll also bring together the work of over 25 British designers in one place.” The show runs from 30 October to 01 November, from 12 noon on the Friday and 10am Saturday and Sunday, until 6pm each day. Tickets costs from £5 in advance from www.liverpooldesignfestival.com.

RANGE, GIVe THE GEORGE DAVIES FASHION

Retail update Liverpool One is welcoming another raft of retailers. Crosby-born entrepreneur and retail giant George Davies, famous for designing collections for Next and Per Una at Marks & Spencer, has opened a new high street brand in Liverpool One. GIVe, his fourth fashion range, offers luxury fashion on a budget. The new store will also offer a style advisory service to add the personal touch. Mr Davies commented: “I’ve not got sales assistants, I’ve got style advisors and trained tailors in every shop so it’s the whole service element that is very special.” Other new stores signed up to occupy space over coming months include Hollister clothing, The Entertainer toy shop, Aveda professional skincare and styling, and Reiss luxury clothing.

Sparkle in the city THIRD LIVERPOOL STORE FOR JEWELLER David M. Robinson is set to open a flagship jeweller’s at No 4 South John Street in Liverpool One at the beginning of December. The family firm’s third store to open in Liverpool will be

situated at the heart of the city’s new landmark retail development. David M. Robinson’ expert goldsmiths and watchmakers will also be on view inside the new premises which encompass a

designated Rolex room and exclusive watch brands Panerai and IWC. This innovative city jeweller is leading the way for exclusive watch and jewellery retail. Director of David M. Robinson, John Robinson,

commented: “We are proud to be opening our third store, our flagship venue, in Liverpool One and look forward to welcoming the people of Liverpool into our newly designed premises.” Your Move 57


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What’s On

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//// YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING OUT & ABOUT IN LIVERPOOL OUR CHOICE

BEST OF THE REST Beverley Craven Live Lounge on 21 October Songstress Beverley Craven performs at the Live Lounge on 21 October. Book tickets, priced at £20 in advance, on 0844 8000 410.

DJ Yoda 02 Academy Liverpool on Tuesday 27 October Hip Hop turntablist DJ Yoda arrives at the 02 Academy Liverpool on Tuesday 27 October, with doors open from7pm. See www.02academyliverpool.co.uk.

Little Boots Pop’s new princess Little Boots – as interviewed by Your Move – will be wowing fans at the 02 Academy on 27 October. She’ll be performing to tracks from her debut album ‘Hands’ at the gig, which sees doors open at 7pm. Book tickets at www.02academyliverpool.co.uk.

Spandau Ballet Liverpool Echo Arena - 29 October The original members of Spandau Ballet are back and about to embark on a world tour. Catch them at the Liverpool Arena on 29 October. Book at www.echoarena.com.

ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR Frankenstein St George’s Hall on 30 October Neil Campbell’s Frankenstein, an electrifying classical rock composition with additional vocals from Sense of Sound, premiers as part of a thrilling Hallowe’en double bill in the Concert Room at St George’s Hall on 30 October. For tickets telephone the Unity Theatre box office on 0151 709 4988.

La Traviata Liverpool Empire Theatre - on 21 & 23 October

The Fahrenheit Twins The Fahrenheit Twins tells the story of two siblings who live on an arctic exploration station with their parents. This stage production of award-winning author Michael Faber’s vivid story is a startlingly original production, brought to the Unity Theatre from 20-24 October, ahead of a run at the Barbican in London. Book your tickets for this highlight of the season on 0151 709 4988.

La Traviata, performed by the Welsh National Opera, arrives at the Liverpool Empire Theatre with this moving tale of a courtesan 19th century Paris. Book your tickets quickly for this, on 21 and 23 October, at www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

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Green Days //// GARDEN AND OUTDOOR SPACE

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The harvest of apples continues in October, so ensure you have room and a good sized sack for storage. Apples remain ripe for several weeks in a cool, frost-free environment such as the shed or garage. Bruised apples are still good to eat now, after removing the bruises, but don’t store them with the others as they may rot and affect other apples.

//// GARDEN MUST HAVE

Pump action For a beautifully crafted pumpkin lantern to brighten up your outdoor space, slice a hexagonal shape from the top and scoop out the insides, preserving the flesh for soup and the seeds for roasting. Scrape the inner walls clean and hollow until the walls are around one inch thick to assist with the carving. Select the flattest side of the pumpkin and mark a pattern with a marker pen for a simple design, or use a stencil for a more detailed feature. For this method prick small holes around the outline and carve the chosen pattern with a sharp kitchen knife. Ensure the base is flat before inserting a small candle.

Illuminate your outdoor or indoor spaces with these spooky light designs. Set of two pumpkin LED lights £2.99, Lakeland, 0151 707 6047.

//// FREE ECO EVENTS Seed Gathering Collect and propagate tree seeds at Halewood Park, with tree growing kits provided from 1pm on Sunday 18 October. Conker competition Prizes for different age groups, with conkers provided by rangers at Stadt Moers Park on Saturday 24 October between 1 and 3pm.

As the autumn nights draw in, take a moment before you reach for the radiator switch to ensure that your home is prepared for the cooler weather. If you arranged your furniture over the summer to enjoy the sunlight and blocked your radiators, move your chairs and sofas around so that they’re positioned to benefit from your heating source. Up to 70 per cent of the heat produced by your radiators is lost through the walls so, to save more energy over the winter months, try positioning a reflective foil behind your radiators. The foil reflects the warmth from the radiators back into the room, rather than letting it slip away through the walls. You can create your own using cardboard cut to fit the back of your radiator. Cover this with leftover polystyrene ceiling tiles and tinfoil, with the shiny side reflecting outwards. For a sturdier alternative, look for Reflectafoam in your local DIY store or shop online to save heat loss by 50 per cent.

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Silver Lining //// WOMEN’S FASHION

Laura Lee peace sign, £1025 Benna jewellery at Kirsty Doyle, The Metquarter

Paul & Joe Sister sequin dress, £169 John Lewis

It’s Your Move’s 10th birthday and time to celebrate in style. Slip into some trend-conscious, shimmering silver and remember to party like it’s 1999.

Sequin dress, £165 Oasis

Sequin clutch, £14 Next

Maven strappy ankle high shoe, £39.99 Schuh

Lunar bangle, £4,150 David.M.Robinson Sequin jacket, £29.99 Internationale

Natalia tiara, £12 Monsoon

Falmer metallic silver skinny trousers, £20 Matalan

Sequin hotpants, £39 Rare at Topshop Stockists

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PSP Slim & Lite, Playstation portable console, £129.99 HMV

Mont Blanc cufflinks, £180 David.M.Robinson

Hot shots shoot for silver this autumn, these stylish pieces and gadgets are sure to fire up the imagination.

Alya belt, £30 Firetrap at The Metquarter

Silver stripe skinny tie, £7 Burton

Osiris tranzor trainer, £74.99 Schuh

Boardman road bike team, large, £799.99 Halfords Samsonite Xion 2 spinner tote bag, £149 John Lewis Fountain pen, £585 David.M.Robinson Stockists David.M.Robinson 0151 236 2720 Burton 0151 227 2359 Schuh 0151 708 5458 HMV 0844 561 1370 Firetrap at The Metquarter 0151 227 2857 John Lewis 0151 709 7070 Halfords 0151 230 5570 Your Move 63


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Table Talk //// LUCY OLIVER INTERVIEWS PAUL SUTTON, AT FRANCO’S BAR ITALIA

“some of our staff have been with us for a really long time and it still has that feel of a family firm” Franco’s, as Bar Italia on Castle Street is affectionately known by regular patrons is, like Your Move, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Proprietor Franco Colangeli is right to be proud of the delicious, traditional Italian dishes on offer in the warm and welcoming venue, maintaining its popularity throughout a flurry of successive restaurant openings. Paul Sutton, managing director of Sutton Kersh estate agents and chartered surveyors, joins me for lunch to discuss the firm’s exciting developments and cast a glance over the past 10 years. Sutton Kersh began over thirty years ago when Paul set up a practice of chartered surveyors with Stuart Kersh. The residential and commercial property firm now has seven branches of estate agents across the city and suburbs, and has built up a reputation as a family firm delivering a professional service. With a background in chartered surveying, allied to RICS, Paul has ensured that the firm is well-qualified to provide valuations, homebuyers reports and building surveying reports. Says Paul: “We’re essentially a one-stop service for everything to do with buying and selling property. We’re chartered surveyors by training, so first and foremost we’re interested in

providing a professional service.” Our waiter arrives with avocado and prawns for Paul and smoked salmon with salad and lemon juice for me, with iced sparkling water. The past 10 years have seen growth and change in the Sutton Kersh business. The merger with Thomas Moulton, which incorporated an established lettings and management brand under the Sutton Kersh umbrella has really taken off. The firm acted for the Superlambananas auction in 2008, at the end of the city-wide event, and for a sparklingly successful diamonds auction, in addition to events for residential and commercial property lots. Paul comments: “The auctions were an exciting development, and the team worked really hard to achieve that success; some of our staff have been with us for a really long time and it still has that feel of a family firm.” Our main courses arrive in style, the Dover sole presented to me before it is expertly filleted, and drizzled in a lemon, parsley and butter sauce, and Paul’s pollo marsala, a mushroom rich chicken dish, is served with selected seasonal vegetables. Paul reflects on the past ten years at Sutton Kersh, established thirty years ago in the city: “In 2002 we moved premises to bring together

all the major departments under one roof to offer a comprehensive service to clients, and the attendance at our 2003 auction at the Adelphi exceeded all expectations. The local press reported on it as a lock-out – that was completely unprecedented.” Over cappuccino, Limoncello, biscotti and chocolate, Paul tells me he’s now spending time working for a charity providing debt counseling, something he feels strongly about having run a business through two recessions. He’s a believer in stricter regulations for estate agents, but he’s also a supporter of the city’s cultural heritage and enjoys walking holidays and travelling abroad with family. It’s clear that balancing important business decisions with family life is his well-deserved priority: “Changes we’ve seen in the way we’ve done business have also been dramatic – with the growth of the internet for example. We were proud to win the Your Move Award for Best

Website in 2008.” With this year’s awards at the Hilton Liverpool approaching, Paul is passionate about the city’s changing face: “Liverpool has become a fantastic regional centre, and the regeneration we’ve seen in the city centre will have far-reaching benefits in the longer term for the city as a whole.”

Bar Italia 48a Castle St, L2 7LQ T: 0151 236 3375 To contact Sutton Kersh, dial 0151 236 2332. Chef’s special: All of the pasta and risotto dishes are delicious and reasonably priced, with a three course offer available for £14.99 per person. Highlight: Italian, atmospheric music in the background, friendly staff and excellent service.

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Fall Fashion Feast //// STREETLIFE LIVERPOOL ONE, 01 OCTOBER 2009

“ Musicians created a carnival-like atmosphere throughout the city centre” Colourful parades showcasing the latest styles took to the streets in an unusual twist on a fashion catwalk at Liverpool One. Musicians created a carnival-like atmosphere throughout the city centre while stores welcomed shoppers in with music, refreshments, special offers and competitions to win outfits and accessories. The celebrations put the autumn fashion and retail lines under the spotlight, and the festival-like atmosphere marked Liverpool One’s first birthday with aplomb.

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