UK weather: Staycation destinations with the best weather this summer | Travel News | Travel

UK weather is set to experience a heatwave that will hit the country next week. Highs of 27 degrees are expected this week which could increase in the next few days. Britons choosing to stay in the UK for their holiday this year, however, may be looking for where to find the best weather. While the weather can fluctuate, there are a number of destinations that are more likely to experience the sun. Caravan insurance specialist Safeguard has revealed which staycation hotspots experience the warmest weather on average every year.…

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House prices UK: Do you have to pay the asking price? How much below it can you offer?  | Property | Life & Style

GETTY The market stagnates due to a battle of wills between ambitious sellers, and buyers haggling harder However, the gulf in activity between the North and South continues, with topline figures masking the complexity of what’s really happening on a regional basis.  According to the report, the average asking price has now hit £309,439 which is a marginal increase of 0.4 per cent on May’s figure of £308,075 and up by 1.7 per cent on May 2017 and is the third consecutive month that asking prices have increased. The numbers…

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Abu Dhabi now cheaper for UK tourists as emirate reveals it’s cutting tourism fees | Travel News | Travel

Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – has reduced tourism fees from six per cent to just 3.5 per cent. These are the fees applied to hotel stays and dining at food and beverage outlets attached to hotels. Municipality fees have also been cut from four per cent to two per cent – hotel guests have to pay these on top of their hotel bill. Tourism fees apply to all guests staying at hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes. Many high end restaurant add the tourism levy to bills on top of…

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Selling your home: The top UK cities for selling a £1 million property fast | Property | Life & Style

With taxes, stamp duty, uncertain buyers and agency fees, it can be difficult to sell your home, especially when it falls into the price bracket of £1 million or more. A recent report by Rightmove has revealed the top places in the UK for shifting homes quickly on the market for £1 million. The Office of National Statistics reported that the average selling price of a home in the UK is £224,000, a much lower amount than those with a £1 million asking price. These homes sell in an average…

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Beach beaches in Europe: Croatia, Spain, Greece and UK with the most stunning locations | Travel News | Travel

The best beaches to relax on a holiday are the ones that have the softest sand and the warmest water. Trying to find the best beach can be tricky, especially during the busy summer months. Some of the most beautiful sandy breaks can be found in Europe, with hotel search engine Hotelscan.com finding the best ones to choose this summer. With Croatia, Spain and even the UK making the list, the perfect spot to spend time with the family during this summer holiday can be found. Playa de las Catedrales,…

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House prices UK: Nationwide house price index shows subdued increases | Property | Life & Style

GETTY May has been a relatively uninspiring month overall in terms of the housing market Commenting on the figures this morning, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist outlined: “UK annual house price growth slowed modestly in May to 2.4 percent, from 2.6 percent in April. “House prices fell by 0.2 per cent over the month, after taking account of seasonal factors. Looking further ahead, much will depend on how broader economic conditions evolve, especially in the labour market, but also with respect to interest rates. “Subdued economic activity and ongoing pressure…

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