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May 15 2017

Manchester's Urban Sprawl

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Urbanisation or urban sprawl is the process where an ever increasing percentage of a country’s population migrate to economic hubs, mostly towns and cities, leading to the spread of residential development over rural land. This culminates in a ... read full article

Apr 24 2017

Holey Moley Look at those Potholes

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Did you know there is a pothole reporting tool on the council website?No?Well, looking at the number of potholes plaguing Manchester at the moment, it appears you are not alone. But, if a pothole is reported the council will inspect it within 5 worki ... read full article

Apr 10 2017

The University of Manchester Campus Masterplan

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The University Masterplan!I’m sure many of you have already noticed some of the significant alterations around the University of Manchester campus – particularly on Oxford Road with the demolition of the branded bridge near Blackwell&rsqu ... read full article

Mar 6 2017
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International Women’s day is 8th March.Manchester, in celebration of this day, is having a whole month of celebration – The Manchester International Women’s Festival. There will be a range of activities and events across the city th ... read full article

Feb 28 2017

The Great British Spring Clean

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Sometimes just tidying your bedroom or house can seem like a mammoth task. Nevertheless the Great British Spring Clean is grabbing the bull by the horns and getting people and communities together to clean up Britain by clearing the litter blighting ... read full article

Feb 21 2017

The Manchester Bee

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The bumble bee that can be seen on bollards, litter bins and planters is well known as being the symbol for Manchester. Here’s a little snippet of history as to why that is…In fact it goes right back to the 19th Century. In 1842, towards ... read full article

Jan 23 2017

Find the Dream Student House - Top 5 Tips

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Some of you may be totally clued up to the student property search tips and dilemmas but for the rest of the world, including us back in the day, searching for your first, second or even third student house can be filled with fear, trepidation and a ... read full article

Jan 6 2017
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Did you know that the most common pub name in Britain is the ‘Red Lion’?It’s not hard to believe, when so many pubs include the word ‘Lion’ in their name. Although it’s easy to disregard as you probably only stop and think about a pub name if it is p ... read full article

Nov 7 2016
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As you may have spotted over the last few months, the works at the south Manchester site of the former Orange Grove pub in Fallowfield have begun.  Once a popular student pub, the Orange Grove has been demolished and plans have been approve ... read full article

May 14 2016
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During the Industrial Revolution, city configuration changed. Previously, artisanal craft neighbourhoods were situated within the city walls but based around the outside of an elite centre. The elite centre was populated by the wealthy and higher cla ... read full article

Jan 22 2016
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Working for Around Town Flats has essentially allowed me to ‘test drive’ my future career To those of you who have just graduated from university; listen in. I have spent the last 12 months as an intern in the Lettings Team here at Around Town Flats ... read full article

A look to the year ahead

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With a doff of one’s hat to 2014 the team at Around Town Flats is greeting 2015 with open arms and a stolid belief that our new year’s resolutions will be kept this year. This new year also welcomes in our new look website and with that our new blog. ... read full article

A word from our intern - Katherine

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Just a tea-maid or time well spent – a year as an intern?! Internships are sometimes seen as a year misspent; grabbing tea for higher ups, underpaid and overworked. I can safely say this has not been the case at Around Town Flats. I mean I do make ... read full article

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I hope these are useful words of wisdomAnybody reading this who is nearing the end of their University life or who has recently graduated, I hope these are useful words of wisdom. A few weeks before graduating from Manchester University, I started a ... read full article

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A question that fills many a final year student with dread.  Whilst by no means a given, in my experience this is particularly prominent amongst those who study non-vocational degrees such as History or English.  Such degrees, save for thos ... read full article

Christmas Countdown Commences

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The countdown to Christmas for most of us in Manchester begins with the Christmas light switch-on taking place on Friday November 4th from 6:30pm in Albert Square. The show will be hosted by Key 103 breakfast DJ Mike Toolan, Coronation Street star Br ... read full article

Cleaning Guide

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When our tenants move in to properties they expect a property with everything in working order, looking good and certainly very clean.  With this in mind we go to great efforts to ensure we check and clean everything between tenancies.  At ... read full article

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My Dearest Autumn, I understand my sombre friend that you seem to be here so fleetingly. The last drops of summer sun appear to fade towards the end of September and you grace us with your presence for about a month before the first fledgling frosts ... read full article

Defeating condensation damp

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Condensation damp is an inadvertent increasing problem in modern housing. The many improvements we have all implemented to reduce heat loss from buildings (double glazing, insulation) combined with a reduction in ventilation and more recently reduced ... read full article

Happy Housemate Guide

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Perfect characteristics for a new housemate differ from person to person. One person’s dirty noisy slob is another’s dreamy roomy.Around Town Flats have compiled a few questions to ask yourself and a list of important criteria to think ab ... read full article

Money Saving Tips for the New Year

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Money Saving Tips for the New YearDuring the Christmas Holidays, it is the norm to wipe out your bank account and max out your credit cards buying presents and paying for all the delicious dinners. This leaves most of us financially crippled in the N ... read full article

Moving Out Made Easy

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Moving Out Made Easy Moving out can be a very stressful and time consuming process.  The secret to success, as always, is planning! To minimise the stress involved, we have put together a guide to make moving more organised, less stressful ... read full article

The All-Important House Christmas Meal

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with your house or halls flatmates then maybe a house Christmas meal is the way to go. Bring your housemates closer together, or test the bonds of friendship – if you can survive a group meal planned and cook ... read full article

Fallowfield's Toast Rack

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Plans to convert Fallowfield’s brutalist landmark into space age flats has been approved by the city council. The Toast Rack was built in 1960, designed by architect Leonard Cecil Howitt. The site will be remembered by generations of Manchester Metr ... read full article

TOP TEN INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR RAINY WEEKENDS

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Being residents of Manchester, we are all too familiar with the 200% likelihood of rain throughout the year. And we all know how annoying it can be when you’re looking forward to doing something fun on the weekend and it starts pouring down with rain ... read full article

Victoria Baths

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Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building, situated in the Chorlton-upon-Medlock area of Manchester.  The Baths opened to the public in 1906 and cost £59,144 to build. Manchester City Council closed the baths in 1993. Ever since then, the Fr ... read full article


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