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Someone stole historic 1800s graveyard gate in Gibraltar, put it in their yard with Halloween decor



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Gibraltar put out a call for help, and then a thank-you when a historic graveyard gate dating back to the 1800s went missing from a city cemetery?

So, who stole or “borrowed” the cemetery gate?

Turns out it wasn’t a prank, it was a city resident looking to, ahem, spruce up their Halloween yard display with something, shall we say, authentic.

Police said the historic gate was recovered after a tip from a resident came in when the police asked for help on social media.

Gibraltar’s police chief Matthew Lawyer told the News-Herald that officers went to an address on Rose Street near Bayview and spotted the portion of missing gate.

“It was located in a resident’s front lawn with their Halloween decorations,” the police chief said.

So far, no tickets, arrests or charges have been made. “We haven’t made contact with

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Boris Johnson’s 95% mortgages will put Britain back on course for a house price crash | Housing

This week Boris Johnson boasted that his government would “turn generation rent into generation buy” via a return to 95% mortgages for first-time buyers. In other words, easier credit to help more people buy houses.

To say we have been here before would be an understatement of epic proportions. Since the days of Margaret Thatcher, every UK government has sought to cut through the housing affordability problem with the easy and politically popular option of subsidising the demand for homeownership. Generally, this has taken the form of liberalising mortgage regulation or providing direct government subsidies for first-time buyers, most recently the various help-to-buy schemes. All have failed to bring down the price of homes.

More demand for homeownership leads to more more credit flowing into an inherently limited supply of homes. Most housing in the UK is provided at market rates by private landlords and private sector developers. These

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Boris Johnson’s 95% mortgages will put Britain back on course for a house price crash

This week Boris Johnson boasted that his government would “turn generation rent into generation buy” via a return to 95% mortgages for first-time buyers. In other words, easier credit to help more people buy houses.



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To say we have been here before would be an understatement of epic proportions. Since the days of Margaret Thatcher, every UK government has sought to cut through the housing affordability problem with the easy and politically popular option of subsidising the demand for homeownership. Generally, this has taken the form of liberalising mortgage regulation or providing direct government subsidies for first-time buyers, most recently the various help-to-buy schemes. All have failed to bring down the price of homes.

More demand for homeownership leads to more more credit flowing into an inherently limited supply of homes. Most housing in the UK is provided at market rates by

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The one way to make your home feel put together

If it were up to us, we’d spend ALL of our money on interior stuff. Bedside tables, wall art, silk bedding… we want it all! But sadly as things stand, we have to pay for stuff like, y’know, food, clothes and rent.

Which is why we’re keen to get all the expert advice about the small ways to make your home feel expensive and grown up, without having to spend a bomb. Whether it’s clearing the clutter or using symmetry in your home – now an interior designer has revealed the one thing you could introduce to make your space more ‘adult’.

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Speaking to MailOnline, Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice, explains that bare walls and floors can make a space feel way less homely, and take away any character you might be trying to create.

Obviously when you rent, changing the wall colour

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Relying on testing to ward off COVID put Trump White House at risk

(Reuters) – Early in the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump put his faith in a toaster-sized machine that could spit out test results in a matter of minutes.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump boards the Marine One helicopter to depart the White House and fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where it was announced he will stay for at least several days after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

In late March, Trump hailed the launch of Abbott Laboratories’ ID NOW test at a Rose Garden event and embraced its widespread use at the White House to keep the deadly virus at bay. The president often skipped his own administration’s public health recommendations on mask wearing and social distancing, explaining that “everyone’s tested”

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These Fall “Christmas” Trees Will Convince You to Put Your Tree up Early

Fall just arrived, and now’s the perfect time to spook up your home with Halloween inflatables and giant skeletons. And while you might think it’s way too soon to deck out your home for the holidays, this popular new decor trend will make you want to put up your tree right now. Fall “Christmas” trees are exactly what their name implies—Christmas trees decorated with fall decor.



a living room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table: Featuring colorful autumn leaves, sunflowers, pumpkin ornaments, and cute scarecrows, fall "Christmas" trees will be a festive centerpiece all season long.


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Featuring colorful autumn leaves, sunflowers, pumpkin ornaments, and cute scarecrows, fall “Christmas” trees will be a festive centerpiece all season long.

Hundreds of posts on Instagram with #fallchristmastrees show a variety of trees (small and large) with autumn-themed decorations. Many of them feature colorful autumn leaves, bright sunflowers, orange pumpkin ornaments, and cute scarecrows. As with traditional trees, lots of the trees are topped with something festive like a large bow or a small bouquet of seasonal flowers.

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5 easy Thanksgiving decor ideas that you can put up right now



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We don’t think it’s ever too early to be thinking about Thanksgiving decor ideas – well actually July might be too early, but the end of September? Totally fine. Also, you’ll find that these ideas are perfect for Thanksgiving but they could go up in your home now as fall decor too. We have kept things really easy here, just quick and effective looks that won’t have you crafting all weekend to achieve – most of these could easily be done in under an hour.

So keep scrolling if you want to feel just ever so slightly festive and for more fall decor ideas head over to our gallery. 

1. Hunt in your own garden for Thanksgiving decor

It doesn’t get easier than going into your back yard and finding a load of leaves and branches to bring inside and whack them in a

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