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Alan Cleaver

Alan Cleaver, 51, is a journalist living in Cumbria who has worked on both regional and national newspapers. He has a particular interest in online media and digital technology.

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Online House Hunter: Digital delights, Property

Online House Hunter: Digital delights

Google may be under fire for its sharing of personal data but sharing data is what the internet is all about – our Online House Hunter shows how it can work to your advantage when looking to buy a house.

By | Property | Thursday, 1 March 2012 at 6:29 pm

Online House Hunter: Spring into action, Property

Online House Hunter: Spring into action

Spring is in the air – and it’s time to put your home on the market. Our Online House Hunter shares some tips…

By | Property | Wednesday, 29 February 2012 at 7:05 pm

Online House Hunter: Second Steppers, Property

Online House Hunter: Second Steppers

Second Steppers – those ready to move out of their first home – are finding it difficult to sell or buy in these tough times.

By | Property | Monday, 27 February 2012 at 8:57 pm

Online House Hunter: Counting on Scrooge, Property

Online House Hunter: Counting on Scrooge

One town in North Yorkshire has more reasons than most to be grateful to Charles Dickens. And while you may not have wanted Scrooge as a neighbour, Alan Cleaver takes a look at Malton’s house market today.

By | Property | Sunday, 26 February 2012 at 9:09 pm

Online House Hunter: Stamp duty deadline approaches…, Property

Online House Hunter: Stamp duty deadline approaches…

Stamp duty relief on houses under £150,000 for First Time Buyers is coming to an end – but there’s a secret zero-rated housing stock the tax man isn’t shouting about,.

By | Property | Wednesday, 22 February 2012 at 9:00 pm

Online House Hunter: It’s grin up north, Property

Online House Hunter: It’s grin up north

Carlisle is now the happiest place to live in the UK – so has the infamous cursing stone that blighted the city for so long been defeated at last? Our Online House Hunter takes a look

By | Property | Monday, 20 February 2012 at 9:35 pm

Online House Hunter: South Lakeland’s home win, Property

Online House Hunter: South Lakeland’s home win

South Lakeland and Rochford (in Essex) have been named as the only two areas to see house prices rise above their 2007 boom levels.

By | Property | Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 4:31 pm

Online House Hunter: England’s most romantic places, Property

Online House Hunter: England’s most romantic places

Our Online House Hunter goes in search of romance this Valentine’s Day…

By | Property | Monday, 13 February 2012 at 10:50 pm

Online House Hunter: Rugby – a Dickens of a town, Property

Online House Hunter: Rugby – a Dickens of a town

Charles Dickens didn’t think much of the railway town of Rugby in Warwickshire, calling it Mugby. But with a revamped station and major improvements to the town centre our Online House Hunter thinks it’s worth another look.

By | Property | Sunday, 12 February 2012 at 8:32 pm

Online House Hunter: Mortgage relief, Property

Online House Hunter: Mortgage relief

Banks would appear to be finally relinquishing their stranglehold on mortgages. Our Online House Hunter reports

By | Property | Friday, 10 February 2012 at 10:00 am

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