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2 days ago

Has the pandemic made Brits’ relationships with their neighbours stronger? more

4 days ago

Our experts’ guide to stress-free moving

Our removal partner Bishop's Move give their 10 golden rules to make moving house easier. more

13 days ago

How to become a good neighbour

Read our ‘how to be a good neighbour guide’ and turn your neighbours into good friends. more

31 days ago

Expat experience: a place in the sun and back again

With more and more British expats returning to the UK, we spoke to Lesley Jones, who with her husband Paul, moved into a McCarthy Stone retirement apartment after 18 years as expats in Cyprus. more

40 days ago

Jobs for life

Here’s a round-up of some of our remarkable homeowners who have enjoyed extraordinary careers. more

33 days ago

The Close Welcomes its First Homeowners

Retirees in Nuneaton are celebrating six months in their new homes at The Close. more

59 days ago

Finding Love in Later Life

David and Ellen met and fell in love at their McCarthy Stone development. Read their story. more

59 days ago

A match made in McCarthy Stone

Valentine special. This couple found true love in later life after meeting at McCarthy Stone more

82 days ago

Community at our heart more

93 days ago

Thinking about getting a dog? more

93 days ago

A candid Q & A with Gransnet more

82 days ago

Moving couldn't be simpler more

53 days ago

Sharing The Untold Story Of Her Husband’s War

A Retired Lady From South Shields Shares The Untold Story Of Her Husband’s War more

111 days ago

Everyone has a story more

110 days ago

An Award Winning Year more

135 days ago

Local Homeowner Didn’t Let Lockdown Stand in the Way of Moving into Her New Home more

139 days ago

Penwortham Raises £500 For Parkinsons UK more

146 days ago

Community Minibus in Malpas Receives a Helping Hand more

146 days ago

Merchants Gate Is Officially Opened by Lord Provost more

149 days ago

Moving into their dream home more

149 days ago

Remote Service for Trinity Methodist Church After £500 Donation more

152 days ago

Living Life To The Full During Lockdown more

159 days ago

Helping others, helps ourselves more

171 days ago

Nuneaton Is Officially Opened more

171 days ago

The Best Recovery I Could Have Asked For more

177 days ago

Appeal Launched By Poundbury Retirees To Complete Their Community more

178 days ago

McCarthy Stone Celebrates New Milestone With Launch of its 100th Housing With Care Development more

180 days ago

First Birthday Celebrations For Purbrook Retirement Living Development more

206 days ago

Methodist Cross Find New Home more

200 days ago

Local Club Bowled Over by McCarthy Stone Donation more

206 days ago

Community Centre in Worthing Gets £500 Boost more

202 days ago

Volunteer Buddy Meets Self-Isolators in Ilkley for the First Time more

205 days ago

Lockdown hasn't stood in the way of retiree in Claton-Le-Woods making her move more

209 days ago

Build The Imagination more

219 days ago

Downsizing to a City more

228 days ago

Lockdown Diary more

237 days ago

A Day in the Life of an Estate Manager more

279 days ago

Inspiring the Next Generation more

305 days ago

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