Get your home ready for Christmas

With presents to buy, holidays to organise and food to prepare, it’s easy to neglect your home in the run up to Christmas. As always, we’re on hand to help, so here’s a list of quick fixes to get your home sparkling in time for 25th December....

Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings

Campaign group Generation Rent says exodus has occurred during a period when property prices in the capital rose by 37% A street in Islington, north London. Only among twentysomethings are there more people coming to the capital than leaving it. Photograph: Alamy...