Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas: Entertainment, dining & prices | Cruise | Travel

ROYAL CARIBBEAN The Symphony of the Seas at sea Harmony previously held the title of world’s largest cruise ship, with her 5,497-passenger capacity, but has been knocked off the pedestal by Symphony’s additional 21 passengers. “This ship is the perfect blend of our greatest hits we know guests love and a line-up of vibrant new restaurants, activities and unparalleled entertainment – all purposefully designed around vacationers’ preferences,” said RCI’s president and CEO Michael Bayley at the shipyard exchange ceremony before Symphony’s inaugural season sailing the Mediterranean. STATEROOMS New for Symphony…

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UK House Prices:  February chills didn’t impact on sales  | Property | Life & Style

The figures show that, on a seasonally adjusted basis, 101,010 residential properties were sold last month, which is only a very slight reduction of 0.3 per cent on January when 101,350 homes were sold.   Looking at the year on year comparison, again there was only a small drop with 101,710 properties purchased in February 2017.  The data from HMRC is based on completed sales transactions across the entire UK residential market, therefore provides an evidence-based view of the market and current levels of housing activity which is why its results…

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House prices UK: February chill on house prices | Property | Life & Style

Average annual house price growth is still in positive territory – just – at 2.2 per cent although the Nationwide suggests that the reason for the reversal of fortunes in house prices on a monthly basis is due to weakening consumer confidence due to a squeeze on household incomes, and comes off the back of warnings of further interest rate rises in 2018 in order for the Bank of England to keep track of inflation.  Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said: “The slowdown is consistent with…

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How to Compare Pharmacy Prices

If you’ve ever had to pick up a prescription, you know how expensive medicine can be. However, prices can vary widely from pharmacy to pharmacy, even within the same area.[1] This means you can save big money by comparing pharmacy prices before you fill your prescription. In a Hurry? If you want to compare pharmacy prices, start by using an online app or calling around to check the pharmacy prices in your area. Focus especially on independent pharmacies or those in lower-income neighborhoods. Once you have chosen your pharmacy, ask…

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House prices UK: Property data shows UK ‘held its own’ to start 2018 | Property | Life & Style

Due to it’s impartiality, the HMRC Residential Transactions report, which provides details of the total numbers of residential properties sold, is seen by many in the property industry as a key ‘litmus test’ of how the market is performing. The data released today shows that in January, on a seasonally adjusted basis there were 102,720 residential property transactions in the UK, an increase on the number of properties sold in December 2017 of 1.3 per cent, but broadly similar to the 102,720 level of transactions reported in January 2017. On…

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Council tax rises: Homeowners to be hit with leap in bills as local councils raise prices | Property | Life & Style

Council tax is a fact of life in the UK, with homeowners and renters alike having to pay the yearly bill. April 2018 is set to be a tricky one for households as many local authorities massively increase their charges. Council tax can rise by there per cent this April, in line with inflation. Lord Porter, the chairman of the Local Government Association, said some councils were on the verge of “collapse” if more funding was not found soon. How much could council tax rise by? Local Government Secretary Sajid…

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