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Invites To Writers Closing In 2 Weeks

PAGE Turner Awards is inviting creative writers to join their community of writers and get involved in the Page Turner Awards 2021. The creative writing community, with their variety of unique life experiences, have some excellent and fascinating stories and advice to share. Page Turner Awards would love to see these cultural stories, memoirs, true life stories and non-fiction books with diverse themes.

The Page Turner Awards literary and film producer judges are hunting for fictional dramas, memories and true life stories. Yours, possibly collecting dust in a drawer or within your computer chips, may see the light of day!

The Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book awards with 1 goal; to change the lives of as many writers as possible. Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any:- background, age, race, religion, or interest.

Members of the creative writing community contain talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a memoir, a gasp inducing thriller or the next big thing comedy screenplay, Page Turner Awards can't wait to pass your story to their panel of influential literary judges and publishers.

If you've already written a manuscript or published a book and would like to reach a wider audience, you may want to enter for the possibility of winning a publishing deal or an audiobook production.

Success stories include:- 3 writers winning literary representation, 6 writers winning a writing mentorship, 5 writers winning a publishing contract and thirteen independent authors winning an audiobook production.

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. Prizes span everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing packages. Screenwriters may also get their film script optioned.

Founder of Page Turner Awards and award winning novelist, Paula Wynne said:- "There are writers from all walks of life, from manual labourers to academics, all with stories to tell, and most of them heart warming and moving. We're proud that our awards celebrate excellent writing and helps writers and authors to get their stories discovered. There is no doubt that members of the creative writing community, with their unique life experiences and creative mindsets, also have some excellent and fascinating stories to share, and we would love to read them."

During the Pandemic writers have been spending more time creating the stories they always dreamed they would tell. Page Turner Awards ran a survey of their writers and surprise findings showed that 61% of writers are able to write more since the Pandemic started.

The awards run annually between January and May. Submissions for the 2021 awards close on the 31 May 2021. Find out more about The Page Turner onine now!

Wirral sees Merseyside's biggest increase in average house price over past 5 years

NEW analysis of the latest ONS figures has revealed that average house prices in Wirral have risen the most in Merseyside compared to 5 years ago. The study, by money transfer experts Xendpay, compared the average price of a house in February 2016 to February 2021, across more than 400 areas of the UK.

It found that the average house price in Wirral in February 2016 was:- ₤143,851.25, and in the most recently available figures for February 2021, it stood at ₤193,318.56; an increase of 34.39%. The figures show that Wirral is has the most expensive average house price in the area, having overtaken Sefton, which had the highest average price in February 2016.

The 2nd biggest increase in average house price in Merseyside belongs to Liverpool, which jumped 31.95%, going from ₤115,933.07 in February 2016, to ₤152,974.15 in February this year. St Helens has seen an increase from:- ₤112,717.86, in February 2016, to:- ₤143,760.08 5 years later; a jump of 27.54%, the 3rd biggest in Merseyside. Sefton, the 2nd most expensive area on the list, had the 2nd smallest average house price increase, going up by 24.66%, standing at:- ₤147,984.02 in February 2016, and:- ₤184,481.92, 5 years on.

The area with the lowest average house price, and the lowest increase, is Knowsley. The average house price in February 2016 was:- ₤115,722.52, and has risen by 23.72% in 5 years since, to:- ₤143,170.29. Although Knowsley has had Merseyside's smallest increase, it outpaces the average UK growth in house price between February 2016 and 2021, which is 21.78%.

In Merseyside as a whole, the average house price has increased by 29.38%, from:- ₤129,093.87 to:- ₤167,017.03. Across the UK, the average house price in February 2016 was ₤205,555, while the latest figure stands at ₤250,340; an increase of 21.78%. Comparing the 4 nations of the UK, Wales has seen the biggest increase in average house price over the past 5 years; 26%, going from:- ₤142,711 in 2016, to:- ₤179,860 in 2021. Northern Ireland isn't far behind, showing a 24.18% increase, with the average price rising from:- ₤118,850 to:- ₤147,592. England's average house price has gone from:- ₤220,626, to:- ₤268,291, an increase of 21.6%. Scotland has seen the lowest rise, 19.98%, as the average cost of a house in 2016 was:- ₤134,625, compared to:- ₤161,529 now.

The research was carried out by Xendpay, which aims to reduce the cost of international money transfer while maintaining the best possible customer service. It provides a no-fee international money transfer service to bank accounts, offering exchange rates usually only available to multinational corporations, without compromising on transfer times or reliability.

Greater Manchester average house price changes over the past 5 years, by Xendpay.
Area Average Price in February 2021 Change after 5 years Average Price in February 2016
Bolton ₤154,756.62 31.78% ₤117,431.23
Bury ₤203,875.44 39.41% ₤146,246.03
Manchester ₤199,235.38 34.72% ₤147,887.61
Oldham ₤163,122.29 40.83% ₤115,832.96
Rochdale ₤150,053.25 28.11% ₤117,131.36
Salford ₤186,600.89 44.02% ₤129,563.54
Stockport ₤256,274.67 35.35% ₤189,336.68
Tameside ₤167,623.24 36.69% ₤122,626.25
Trafford ₤328,188.45 38.01% ₤237,795.21
Wigan ₤152,038.55 28.36% ₤118,444.05
Greater Manchester ₤194,507.10 35.46% ₤143,589.73

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