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Comparison of tenant deposit schemes in England and Wales

In England and Wales there are three government-approved tenancy deposit schemes (Scotland and Northern Ireland have different schemes). They are Deposit Protection Service (DPS) MyDeposits  Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Insured vs. custodial scheme Insured scheme: the landlord/agent can hold the tenancy deposits during the term of the tenancy. They need to pay a fee to the deposit scheme to register the deposit. At the end of tenancy, if the tenant raises a dispute, they must transfer the disputed amount to the deposit scheme until the matter is resolved by a free dispute resolution service provided by the scheme or a court.  Custodial scheme: the scheme holds the deposit for the duration of the tenancy. Custodial Schemes is free of charge for the landlord/agent. At the end of tenancy, both parties agree before the deposit can be released to the tenant/landlord. If there is a dispute, the release of deposit will be based on the decision of the free dispute resolution service provided b

The Beany Ideas with Butter Beans

Butter Bean Pate This butter bean pate with bread recipe is from BBC Food and Recipe . Ingredients: Can of butter beans, drained Lemon, grated rind and juice Garlic, crushed Fresh mint finely chopped Olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste Sprigs of mint, to garnish Bread of your choice Method: 1. Place the butter beans and lemon juice in a food processor and blend until smooth. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients, adjusting the amount of water to give a smooth pate. 3. Season and spread onto your chosen bread. Add the mint to garnish. Also delicious with salad. Tuna & Bean Bagel This beany, fishy, cheesy fresh idea is from Sainsbury's supermarket , Sainsbury's always have some easy-to-learn recipes. Ingredients: Tuna in spring water Butter beans in water Fresh parsley Basic natural yogurt Bagel British mature Cheddar Method: 1. Mix 1 tin of tuna in spring water, drained, with 1 tin of butter beans, drained, and chopped fresh parsley.

Derby Live presents the Christmas Quangle Wangle

'... a marry, mad-cap Christmas presentation for younger children.' (Herald) Stella and Stan are waiting for Christinas. They find a mysterious parcel, which leads them to discover the Quangle Wangle who lives alone on his Crumpetty Tree. On the top of the Crumpetty Tree The Quangle Wangle sat, But his face you could not see. On account of his Beaver Hat. For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide. With ribbons and ribbons on every side! A mass of strange visitors arrive and change the Quarg Wangle's life forever....the toe-less Pobble, the Orient Calf, Mr & Mrs Canary and the Golden Grouse. Sail with them as they journey to the land where the Jumblies live, to dance by the light of the Mulberry Moon! The Christmas Quangle Wangle was written & Directed by Virginia Radcliffe, and will be presented by Derby Live in Guildhall Theatre, Derby. This is an off-the-wall, hilarious celebration and musical voyage into the wild and wonderful world of Edward Lear&

Derby Cathedral Clocks

Derby Cathedral tower has been a feature of the Derby skyline since the reign of Henry VIII and was last refurbished in 1964. The clocks has been given a facelift recently, more than £2,500 was raised to buy new minute dots, Roman numerals, Arabic numbers and clock hands. Each clock face has now been hand-painted blue, with the numbers and dots made out of 24 carat gold ! Who says that churches are struggling under the economic downturn and the declining in attendance?