Bridgwater, TA6
5/5, 92 reviews
100% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
100% lettings valuation accuracy
99% lettings fee satisfaction
Residential SalesOur sales team is very experienced in the local market. The team is led by Martin with over 30 years experience with the last 19 years in Bridgwater.We make sure we work for our sellers and ensure we deliver the service we promise and keep both buyers and sellers updated. ... show more Residential Sales

Our sales team is very experienced in the local market. The team is led by Martin with over 30 years experience with the last 19 years in Bridgwater.

We make sure we work for our sellers and ensure we deliver the service we promise and keep both buyers and sellers updated. We receive regular testimonials and are proud to be the top rated agent on Google with over 70 ‘5’ star reviews and awarded Best Estate Agent branch in Bridgwater on All Agents.

We are proud to be members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme for estate agents, whose Code of Practice is approved by the ‘Office of Fair Trading’.

• Free and accurate market appraisals

• Prominent High Street position

• Accompanied viewings with feedback

• Prominent internet advertising

• Regular market updates

• Open 6 days a week

Selling homes successfully in and around Bridgwater

We have a track record in selling residential property in Bridgwater and the surrounding villages for nearly 20 years. Our staff are very experienced and highly professional.

We have built an enviable reputation for looking after our vendors which has resulted in many instructions coming through repeat business.

We also know our local area as all our staff live in Bridgwater and we have established relationships with all the local solicitors, surveyors and mortgage providers. This is invaluable when we are progressing your sale.

Giving property the exposure you deserve

We promote property through all the latest means and are constantly working with our business partners to introduce the latest technology aimed at maximising the exposure of property while improving the customer experience. We also still value traditional methods as well and understand the importance of taking time to understand our clients needs and timescales.

We promote property to millions of potential buyers on all of the major property portals including our own websites. All of which can be accessed via smart phones, tablets and PCs.

Residential Letting and Property Management

Our lettings team offer a versatile letting service designed to meet the needs of each individual landlord, whether you require us to fully manage your property or simply find you a tenant we are happy to help.

Our dedicated team can offer you a five star customer service as maintaining our relationships is of great value to us and we always have your best interests at heart.

Providing honest, professional and quality lettings and property management services we can offer the following:

• Free and accurate market appraisals

• Finding the right tenant for you

• Fully referenced tenants

• Full inventory service

• Produce floorplans for all instructions

• Advertising on Rightmove and Zoopla

• Out of hours support

We also specialise in renting out Houses of Multiple occupancy (HMO’s). Managing HMO’s is much more involved and licences are needed for most and there are many rules and regulations to comply with. Here at Brightestmove we have developed the knowledge and expertise in this field which enables us to effectively manage these properties which we have done successfully for many years now.

Opening Hours
Address

Brightestmove Estate & Letting Agents
28 High Street
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3BJ
01278 420444

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 100% £85,000 £385,000
Lettings 100% 99% £500 £5,000
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
20 0 2 0 44 0 25 0 1 0
Areas covered
  • TA6
  • Bridgwater
  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • TA5
  • Highbridge
  • TA7
  • TA9
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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Outstanding service, everything was handled with the upmost care and attention, I would highly recommend Martin and his team to deal with the sale of your property...
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Fabulous service from Martin at Brightest Move he really held the sale together and was extremely efficient I would certainly recommend...
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Sep 28,2021
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Sep 28,2021
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I would highly recommend Martin and Emily from brightest move to take care off your property needs. They are very professional and approachable. When I asked Brightestmove to source some tenants and rent out my property, Emily went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations. ...
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Sep 13,2021
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Sep 13,2021
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I would recommend Brightestmove to anyone wishing to either purchase or sell. Emily was absolutely brilliant during our recent move to the area. She was always cheerful, patient and happy to help us in any way. Her knowledge of the area has also been invaluable ...
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Sep 02,2021
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Brightest Move Bridgwater provided an first class service acting as my lettings agent over the past two years and more recently marketing and selling the property for me. Martin and Emily provide professional and friendly service, all in all Avery satisfactory service which I would ...
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Aug 24,2021
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Aug 24,2021
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Amazing from start to finish! Very efficient, polite and knowledgeable, with good advice throughout. Exceptional communication keeping us informed from beginning to end. Many many thanks A star service all round. Couldn't be happier!...
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Aug 22,2021
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Aug 22,2021
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I recently dealt with Emily at Brightest Move in Bridgwater when buying a house. I was very pleased with the service I received from start to finish, from my initial contact I quickly had a viewing booked in at a convenient time to suit myself. ...
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Aug 19,2021
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Aug 19,2021
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Recently bought a flat from Martin at Brightest move who was most helpful in fact I'm not sure the sale would have gone to completion without his constant help and support and being the go between to both myself and the vendor finding answers to ...
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Aug 18,2021
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Aug 18,2021
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Amazing service and very quick sale. Martin was very professional and understanding of my unfortunate situation. Would highly recommend Brightest Move....
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“Martin was a the best sales person. Very poli......”

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Aug 17,2021
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Aug 17,2021
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Martin was a the best sales person. Very polite and professional. I would recommend Martin to all my close friends and family if they require this service without hesitation....
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“Friendly and very Professional...”

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Aug 10,2021
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Aug 10,2021
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My sale/purchase took 5 months through no fault of Brightestmove, Martin was very professional and kept me updated when he was able. It was very frustrating at times but Martin and the team eventually managed to get us where we wanted to be. I would ...
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Jul 14,2021
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Jul 14,2021
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I have had an excellent experience with Brightestmove Bridgwater from the start to where I am now happily letting my property. Emily has been an great help throughout the process and has answered all my questions and concerns quickly and efficiently. The whole process was ...
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Jul 09,2021
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Emily and Martin provided a fast, friendly and efficient service from initial purchase through to eventual management of the let. Couldn't ask for more....
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Jul 07,2021
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Jul 07,2021
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The Bridgwater team were extremely helpful and supported me through the entire letting process which was completely new to me. Emily was thoroughly professional and provided full details on their Landlord Management services and all aspects of the process. I was always kept up to ...
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Jul 07,2021
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Martin and Emily very excellent in helping us sale my mother in law property helping us all the way through, nothing was too much trouble making everything as easy as possible thank you for helping us...
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Jul 01,2021
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Jul 01,2021
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Fabulous service from the Staff at Brightest Move Estate Agents. Im not from the Area of Bridgwater but owned a property there on Bath Rd. Martin took control and was very happy with the Sale of my house , he got me the price i wanted ...
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Jun 02,2021
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Jun 02,2021
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I have been looking for a property to rent in Bridgwater, and I have come into contact with several Agencies. I arranged a view for a property with Brightest Move, and Emily assisted me. After the first appointment I realized Emily is very professional, polite ...
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May 20,2021
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May 20,2021
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Great service from the start- Emily was brilliant with communication and always answers any questions we have. She has found us great tenants and has handled everything for us. Will defiantly be using again for future properties!...
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May 11,2021
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May 11,2021
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Martin and his team were excellent when selling our property. They are very knowledgeable and professional. They made sure that anyone viewing was able to proceed and so we didn't have any time wasters through the door. The property sold very quickly. They kept us ...
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Apr 28,2021
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Apr 28,2021
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An excellent all round service when I was looking for new tenants for 2 flats. Friendly helpful staff both face to face & on the phone. Rapid response to messages & emails, despite my email becoming unusable. One new tenant is already resident & proving to be ideal. The ...
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Apr 16,2021
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Apr 16,2021
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The Bridgwater Team were fab throughout! Martin was extremely prompt returning all communication and really pushed through with the solicitors when we couldn't , he answered all our questions even when we were totally confused. Would highly recommend!...
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Apr 06,2021
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Apr 06,2021
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We recently sold a property in Bridgwater. Brightest move by far, got us the best value for our property, when other estate agents suggested it was worth far less! We have no hesitation in recommending Brightest Move, who always keep us up to date with ...
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Mar 28,2021
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We recently sold through BM after not having the greatest of starts with another agent. Martin was true to his word - he was honest, worked extremely hard and kept us updated throughout. During Covid things were a little slower and he continued to chase ...
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Mar 23,2021
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Mar 23,2021
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5* service from the whole team!! Special mention for Emily on the Lettings side, found me some unbelievable tenants over a long period to fill my HMO accommodation. Something the other agents in town really struggled with. Keep up the good work!! Dave...
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Mar 13,2021
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Mar 13,2021
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We recently purchased our new home in Bridgwater. Brightest Move were the selling agents. They were very efficient and helped sort out a couple of issues which were delaying our move. The staff are helpful and made every effort to keep the process moving along, ...
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Mar 05,2021
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Mar 05,2021
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After 6 months on the market without success in selling our late mothers home, my sister and I decided to change agents. We moved to Brightestmove. Unsure of the full impact the pandemic was having on property sales, we were very specific about our requirements. Advice, ...
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Mar 02,2021
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I was pleased with the extremely professional manner that Brightest Move handled my house sale, I was updated at every stage, I would highly recommend Brightest Move and would definitely use them again....
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“Fantastic...”

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Mar 02,2021
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I chose Brightest Move as we didn’t have the best start with a different estate agents , we were recommended Martin by a few different people , and I’m so glad we chose them . They were amazing , Martin kept in touch every week , nothing was ...
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Mar 01,2021
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we are extremely happy with the service we received from Brightest Move. The staff were very professional and kept us up to date with everything. Thank you to all the staff involved and keep up the good work....
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It was a pleasure to allow Brightestmove to deal with my house sale. I was kept up to date with all of the steps in the process that made the experience better....
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Landlord Fees

Landlord Information

Here at Brightestmove we always have your best interest at heart so choose us to manage your property and relax knowing you are in safe hands.

We offer a number of packages which can be adapted to suit your needs.
1. Fully Managed
New Tenancy Pack £360 including VAT and 12% including VAT of the month’s rent to include:
• Advise of current market and agree marketing price
• Market your property on Rightmove, Zoopla and our website
• Accompany all viewings
• Source a tenant and referencing which includes credit checks
• Offer negotiation and prepare tenancy
• Free inventory
• Quarterly inspections
• Monthly rent collection and monthly statements
• Rent arrears chasing
• Organise repairs and maintenance and provide a 24 hour emergency helpline

2. Let Only
90% including VAT (subject to a minimum fee of £480 including VAT) of the first month’s rent to include:
• Advise of current market and agree marketing price
• Market your property on Rightmove, Zoopla and our website
• Accompany all viewings
• Source a tenant and referencing which includes credit checks
• Offer negotiation and prepare tenancy
• Free inventory
• First month rent collection
The Landlord then manages the property during the tenancy collecting rent and dealing with repairs and maintenance issues.

3. Tenancy Preparation and Holding Deposit
If you already have a tenant for your property we can still write up an agreement and hold the deposit - £240 including VAT

4. Monthly Rent Collection
Collect and chase rent from tenant and transfer to you - Up to £90 including VAT (taken out of monthly rent)

Optional Fees:
• Referencing - £60 including VAT per person
• Inventory- £90 including VAT for a room
 £100 including VAT for a two bedroom house
 £120 including VAT for a three bedroom house
 £140 including VAT for a four bedroom house
• Gas Safety Check - £108 including VAT
• Energy Performance Certificate - £120 including VAT
• Holding & Administering Deposit - £60 including VAT






HMO Landlord Information

Here at Brightestmove we always have your best interest at heart so choose us to manage your property and relax knowing you are in safe hands.

New Tenancy Pack £360 including VAT and 13.2% including VAT of the month’s rent to include:
• Advise of current market and agree marketing price
• Market your property on Rightmove, Zoopla and our website
• Accompany all viewings
• Source a tenant and referencing which includes credit checks
• Offer negotiation and prepare tenancy
• Free inventory
• Quarterly inspections
• Monthly rent collection and monthly statements
• Rent arrears chasing
• Organise repairs and maintenance and provide a 24 hour emergency helpline

Optional Fees:
• Inventory
o £90 including VAT for a room
o £100 including VAT for a two bedroom house
o £120 including VAT for a three bedroom house
o £140 including VAT for a four bedroom house
• Gas Safety Check - £108 including VAT
• Energy Performance Certificate - £120 including VAT
• Holding & Administering Deposit - £60 including VAT

Tenant Fees

Tenant Fees

AST Contract Fees Signed on or after 01 June 2019

Holding Deposit A charge equal to one weeks rent

Security/Damage Deposit A charge equal to four or five weeks rent
Unpaid Rent Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Keys or other Security Devices Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (including VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract A charge of £78 including VAT
Early Release Charge A charge to cover the landlord’s fees of reletting the property and the rent due until the tenancy start date of the replacement tenancy.

Non AST Contract Fees

Company Referencing Fee £500 (No VAT)

Renewal Fee A charge of £100 including VAT

Change of Tenant Fee A charge of £100 including VAT

Tenancy Amendment Fee A charge of £100 including VAT

Check Out Fee A charge of £120 including VAT

Early Release Charge A charge to cover the landlord’s fees of reletting the property and the rent due until the tenancy start date of the replacement tenancy.
Holding Deposit A charge equal to one weeks rent

Security/Damage Deposit A charge equal to four or five weeks rent
Unpaid Rent Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Keys or other Security Devices Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (including VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Last updated at 26/08/2021, 4:50 PM by Emily
Kindly note that legally, letting agents need to publish information about their tenancy fees, government-approved redress schemes and client money protection schemes on their website and on third party websites (on which agents are listed). For properties to lease/rent in England, agents need to keep this information up to date and precise on allAgents or specify within the property description.

Complaints Procedure

Brightestmove – Customer Care Policy
At Brightestmove we endeavour to ensure your experience of our service is second to none, however we appreciate that at times you may become dissatisfied. We are committed to rectifying any issues as soon as possible.
What can I do if I am not happy with the service I have received?
Whilst we are committed to providing a quality service, we acknowledge that on occasion things can go wrong. If we do not meet your expectations and you are dissatisfied in some way, then we wish to know.
Step 1:
In the first instance, we would encourage you to discuss any problems verbally and informally with your principal contact within the company. If this office is the source of your complaint, staff here should be able to help quickly and answer any questions that you may have. If this does not resolve your concerns, then the formal complaints procedure can be invoked.
How do I make a formal complaint?
Stage 1:
If the verbal and informal approach does not satisfactorily deal with your concerns, we ask that you put the complaint in writing to the relevant person. We advise you to keep copies of all correspondence sent to us and notes of any conversations or telephone calls.
In order that we can help resolve your concern as quickly and efficiently as possible, we ask you to provide the following information in the letter of your complaint:
• Your name, address and any further contact numbers
• Name and office location of the individual or issue that you wish to make a complaint about
• A Clear description of your complaint
• Details of what you wish to be put right
We will respond within 10 days of receiving your complaint.
Stage 2:
If your complaint is not satisfactorily resolved by stage one above, refer the matter again to us. We will then investigate again and provide a final view point. We will acknowledge within 3 working days of receipt and you will be advised of the time scale for sending a full reply, which will be within 15 working days. An internal investigation into your complaint will be undertaken and, following completion of the same, you will be provided with a final viewpoint with details of what actions we have taken or will take. It is hoped that this response will resolve the matter. In all circumstances you should write to:
Director
Martin Howarth
Brightestmove
28 High Street
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3BJ
Tel No: 01278 420444

What can I do if I am still not satisfied?
If you remain dissatisfied with any aspect of our handling of your complaint, you have the option to take your complaint to the Property Ombudsman within twelve months of the date of the final viewpoint letter. The Property Ombudsman will not investigate any complaint that has not followed the in-house complaints procedure. The Property Ombudsman can be contacted at the following:
The Property Ombudsman
Milford House
43 – 55 Milford Street
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2BP

Tel No: 01722 333306
Fax No: 01722 332296
Last updated at 10:20 AM 18/07/2019 by Natasha Howarth

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