Welwyn and Hatfield life

Friday, April 3, 2020

One of the world’s largest hospitals – built in just a fortnight – is one reason to be optimistic, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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No-one has any idea how long the nation will be in semi- or even permanent lockdown, so eliminating unnecessary outgoings will provide a welcome boost, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

Investors chasing high yields should proceed with caution, says Peter Sharkey.

Stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis and missing your local pub quiz? We’ve got the answer to your problems.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Financial expert Peter Sharkey on why you should think carefully before pressing the ‘sell’ button...

A seed swap will be held in Hertford for gardeners.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Financial expert Peter Sharkey asks if coronavirus is a genuine threat or an example of mass panic?

When it comes to one of the largest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime, you’ll want to know you’ve got the legal help and guidance you need to ensure it runs smoothly.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

The new, multi-tasking Chancellor has to work out what to do with the current ISA allowance, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

As is the case with flooding, action needs to be taken on pensions to avoid a national catastrophe, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The ‘Railway Mania’ of the 1840s is a timely reminder of a period when share prices rose too fast before collapsing, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

A free half-term trail will encourage kids to get outdoors and enjoy gardening.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

In less than 40 years, average life expectancy will be 100. How do we – and our pensions – handle that? asks Peter Sharkey.

Been on a health kick? Peter Sharkey says if January is the time for your body, February is all about your cash...

‘Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet,’ said Jean Jacques Rousseau – a quote worth remembering, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

A University of Hertfordshire research team has won a £2.27 million contract to look into a beneficial treatment for teenagers with mild to moderate depression.

Through the bad days and good days, The Autumn Vale activities team help residents at Gold Care Homes believe in themselves and feel empowered. Leader Shameem Chowdhury is an award-winning care worker within Gold Care Homes, having recently won an award at The Hertfordshire Care Awards.

Becoming an expat could help you to boost your savings, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

A Welwyn Hatfield charity held a Christmas Day dinner for people who would usually be alone over the holidays.

Last year, consumers spent an extra £14 million a month buying Greggs’ products, says Peter Sharkey, suggesting that owning a slice of the bakery brand could become a sound investment.

Imagine waking up in the heart of a bustling city centre, just moments away from the shops, attractions and restaurants which have made it a key destination for millions of tourists each year. And then consider being able to do all that without spending an absolute fortune on accommodation.

Saving upwards of £700 is actually quite easy, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

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