Big demand for more female construction workers

A third of home owners would rather hire a female builder, as opposed to a male builder, if given the choice, according to new research. Key findings from research undertaken by the Federation of Master Builders show that 30 per cent, almost a third of home owners across the UK would feel more positive about […]

Male property professionals earn 29 per cent more than female colleagues, across Yorkshire

Salaries for property professionals across Yorkshire increased up to a ten year high in 2018, but there is still a wide gender pay gap among senior posts. The base salary of property professionals in the region, who received a pay rise last year , grew on average by £4,218 from around £46,156 in 2017 to […]

Students in Sheffield and Leeds top tables for lack of sleep

Sheffield’s students are getting less sleep than any others in the UK’s cities, it has been revealed. The findings of a new survey show that 93 per cent of students in Sheffield claim to suffer from poor sleep at university, with stress cited as the biggest contributing factor. A worrying two thirds (70.4 per cent) […]

Tips to pep up your property as part of Home Improvement Week

Spending habits on the home are set to grow by 14.8 per cent over the next four years as more people look to invest in their homes rather than pack up and move.   In a bid to support a nation of home lovers, this week is the very first National Home Improvement Week. The […]

Almost 80 per cent of Yorkshire folk’s beds could be breeding bacteria

Over half of people  in Yorkshire and the Humber could be endangering their health by not changing their bed often enough. A shocking 79 per cent don’t do a weekly change as is recommended for hygiene purposes. Two thirds of people questioned by Dreams were unaware that dirty bedding could cause allergic reactions, illness, infections […]

Get out in the garden to boost to your health

Gardening can be a great therapy, having a surprisingly positive impact on physical and mental health. It’s good exercise, and provides an opportunity to release anger or frustration in a safe way. Here are ten reasons why gardening is good for health and wellbeing: Stress relief In a study conducted in the Netherlands, two groups […]