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The cost-of-living crisis is well and truly upon us, and with inflation higher than it’s been for decades and energy bills set to rise again in October, the future appears worrying. As a result, Brits across the country are looking to rebalance the books and prepare for what’s to come.

A survey of 4,909 renters, carried out by leading flatshare site SpareRoom, shows an increase in bills over the last three months for 92% of renters whose rent doesn’t include bills.

Following the news of the death of the UKs longest serving monarch Her Majesty The Queen, and after careful consideration, from Friday 9 September, events at Heritage Open Days (HODs) will continue until Sunday 18 September. As England’s largest festival of history and culture, HODs will offer people a chance to come together and mark all that is good about their communities.

The Queen will lie in state for four days before her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19 September. The public will be allowed to view the coffin during that time.

Before this, the Queen will be at rest in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, for 24 hours from tomorrow (Monday 12 September), with people able to pay their respects.

Books of condolence have been opened in Wolverhampton to enable people to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen, who sadly passed away yesterday afternoon. There are four books of condolence, available at:

·         The Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH, open Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Friday from 8.30am-4.30pm (please arrive at least 15 minutes before closing time).