House price growth in February 4.4 per cent apart from in London | Property | Life & Style

England is seeing an annualised rate of house price growth of 4.1 per cent and the average property price in Wales increasing by 4.8 per cent. The Land Registry data is used as an empirical measure of pricing due to the fact that it records every residential transaction in England and Wales. Therefore, whilst issued later than other house price indices, the report is widely seen by the finance and property industry as the most accurate with regards historic property values. This latest report suggests that, as other sources of…

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Grand Designs property MAPPED: Peak District, London and Derbyshire – locations | Property | Life & Style

Grand Designs gives fanatics of fantastic houses the latest in property news thanks to presenter Kevin McCloud, 58, from Bedfordshire. Many viewers tune in to see the stunning builds in all their glory, and watch the owners as they struggle through the pitfalls of building your own house. With over 18 series and almost 200 episodes, Grand Designs has long acted as escapism and inspiration for those who dream of constructing their own perfect home. Now a map, created by roof-stores.co.uk, can reveal the exact location of Grand Designs properties…

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French rail strike update: London Paris Eurostar cancelled trains | Travel News | Travel

Holidaymakers travelling to France or who are planning to pass through France, are being warned that their plans may be disrupted due to ongoing travel strike action. The strikes are set to disrupt both air travel and rail links heading, to, from or through the France. As of today, Easter Monday, rail workers begin a three-month walkout causing widespread havoc for passengers. The strikes, seen as a push back against Emmanuel Macron’s latest policies, will see two days of protest followed by three days or normal working services. In response…

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Non-stop flight between UK and Australia lands in London with Qantas Airways | Travel News | Travel

Australia and London are to be connected in a historical way as the first non-stop flight between the two countries takes place today. Taking off from Heathrow, the flight departed at 1:15pm, and will arrive in Perth the following day at 1pm. The Qantas Airways flight is the first commercial flight between the UK and Australia. But how long does the flight take? The flight will take 17 hours, much quicker than the current 22 hours that travellers are subject to, with the journey being just under 15,000km. Australia to…

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Flights to New York: London to US in under four hours with new mini Concorde jet | Travel News | Travel

Flights to New York currently take around eight hours for Britons travelling from the UK, making it too far for a weekend break. This could soon change with a new breakthrough in the aviation industry. A “mini-Concorde” plane could be tested as soon as the end of 2018, called the Boom Supersonic. Travelling at 1,687mph – 300mph faster than the original Concorde – it will revolutionise long-haul travel. The prototype, backed by Richard Branson, could halve the journey time to just three and a half hours from London to the…

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