Let’s move to Rotterdam: Eurovision’s new home | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Yes, Rotterdam. Were you expecting somewhere hot? Perhaps more glam, more city break, less drizzly. Some kool neighbourhood in Lisbon or Helsinki. Hear me out. I’m being practical. You might dream of relocating somewhere more superficially romantic, but Rotterdam is affordable (for northern Europe), prosperous, progressive and fantastically well-connected. The … Read more

How can companies cut the UK’s class pay gap? | Guardian sustainable business

[ad_1] It’s no surprise that social class can affect your life chances, but recently the education secretary highlighted the problem with a stark statistic. Children who show signs of low academic ability at the age of five, but who come from high-income families, are 35% more likely to become high earners than those who show … Read more

Let’s move to East Grinstead and Forest Row, West Sussex: mystically fruity | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Do you believe in the genius loci, the spirit of the place? Well, there must be a fruity old spirit in East Grinstead and Forest Row. Is there something in the water, in the soil, in the wind? How else do you explain the congregation here of those who, shall … Read more

Let’s move to Eltham, south-east London: it gave birth to Kate Bush and Bob Hope | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? It’s true, you do have to suspend a jot of disbelief imagining a young Henry VIII jousting in the tilt yard while you queue for socks at the tills in M&S. But that’s Eltham for you. Like many suburbs, it hides its treasures, its oddities. On the surface, it’s your … Read more

Let’s move to Linlithgow, West Lothian: Silicon Glen capital with a regal past | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Linlithgow wears its 21st-century role as a commuter town in the sweet spot between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the way a megastar of stage or screen might – someone who, in later life, has had cause to stack shelves in Lidl. Nothing wrong with stacking shelves or, indeed, Lidl. But … Read more

Homes with outbuildings for sale – in pictures | Money

[ad_1] Whaplode, Lincolnshire This Georgian farmhouse has been split into two, and the larger residence (covering 235 sq metres, or 2,531 sq ft) is for sale. The five-bedroom family property has been boldly decorated but showcases its period heritage, with cornicing, moulded arches, high ceilings, a marble fireplace, sash windows and a cellar for extra … Read more

Three, two, win? How to adapt to hybrid home and office working | Working from home

[ad_1] Working 3:2, what a way to make a living – but a new way that may take a little getting used to, according to experts. As coronavirus restrictions lift, many companies whose staff have worked from home for 18 months are asking those workers to dust off their bras and smart trousers and return … Read more

Cycle rental: get on your bike to beat the shops’ stock shortages | Money

[ad_1] The Covid-19 pandemic has revived cycling to levels last seen in Britain in the 1960s as people started riding to work, or followed government edicts to get some exercise – and there is no sign of 2020’s enthusiasm fizzling out. Demand for all types, from kids’ and mountain bikes to e-bikes, is up across … Read more

New balance: will work be more parent-friendly than ever after the pandemic? | Work & careers

[ad_1] Last month, a video by Maggie Mundwiller, a mother in St Louis, Missouri, went viral on TikTok. It showed her one-year-old son accompanying her to a second face-to-face job interview. (She had asked for an alternative date because she had no childcare. The employer said: “Bring him with you.”) The video featured on Good … Read more

Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office | Work & careers

[ad_1] Not so long ago it may have seemed more like a futuristic vision of the workplace – or a hospital. But the hands-free door handles, self-cleaning surfaces, antimicrobial paint, air-monitoring display tools, UV light disinfection robots, and 135 other measures at an office block in Bucharest are here to stay, say the creators behind … Read more