House prices UK: Values ARE going up as Halifax confirms property price growth in July

Halifax released their House Price Index, which suggests that prices saw an annualised rise of 3.3% (Image: GETTY) The Halifax released their House Price Index this morning, which suggests that prices saw an annualised rise of 3.3 per cent in July, and a 1.4 per cent increase on June to reach an average property value of £230,280, versus £219,266 at the same time last year. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, prices rose by 1.3 per cent. Coming off the back of an interest rate rise last week, this does provide a…

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Android 9 Pie release – The most helpful features in Google’s new software revealed

Android 9 Pie is committed to harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to perform useful actions (Image: Getty • Google) Google Pixel and Essential phone owners can download the new update right now and make the most of the new functionality. Here are the most helpful features present in Android 9 Pie. Digital wellbeing Google is placing an emphasis on what it is calling “digital welling” with Android 9 Pie. This is part of the tech giant’s push to help users “disconnect” from their smartphones with a host of new functions. Android…

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eBay: Rare 50p coin worth £1,967 – do you have one of these? Check NOW

Ebay is a fantastic resource for rare coin collectors looking to buy and sell the rarest designs. Some coins, particularly 50p and £2 coin types, can fetch a large sum of money on the platform. This is sometimes down to their scarcity, other times thanks to a rare error on the reverse face of the coin. One rare 50p coin featuring a Johnson’s Dictionary design is selling for the buy it now price of £1,967. Ebay users can also offer a different price under the “make offer” option on the…

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How Salting A Watermelon Can Drastically Enhance Its Flavor

Friday marks National Watermelon Day, and in observance of this hallowed commemoration, I can’t help but reflect on how watermelon once made me feel like an outcast. I was 5 years old, and living in the St. Louis suburbs. I was playing in a neighbor kid’s backyard, back when children ran barefoot in the woods and had muddy faces. My playmate’s mom came outside with a plate full of watermelon slices. I asked for some salt. “Salt?!” a chorus of kindergartners asked accusingly, their sweaty little heads all whipping in…

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Chelsea transfer news: Blues will survive after Courtois and Hazard | Football | Sport

The Belgian duo have both been linked with Stamford Bridge exits this summer with Real Madrid believed to be strongly interested in striking deals. Hazard – who returned to training yesterday following the World Cup – will not be allowed to leave the Blues this summer with the west London club having refused to indulge in talks. But they have taken a less strict approach to goalkeeper Courtois’ future with the 26-year-old’s contract at Chelsea running out next summer. And a deal appears increasingly likely before Thursday’s transfer window deadline…

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How To Drink Beer Without Getting A Beer Belly

We know beer isn’t exactly calorie-free — hello, phrases like “beer belly” and “beer gut” — but is it unrealistic to think we can stay healthy while drinking a beverage that’s used to describe a gut? First, let’s get one thing straight. “Beer belly” is a misnomer, according to registered dietitian, food scientist and Master Brewers Association of the Americas beer steward Joy Dubost. “The notion of the beer belly is not scientific. Beer doesn’t contribute any more caloric input than any other food or beverage item,” she said. If…

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