UK house prices have fallen in real terms for a decade, despite the average London home now being worth £475,000, new figures have revealed. The figures, compiled by Savills, show that house prices have risen by 34 per cent on average in the past decade, but when adjusted for inflation, they have fallen by 0.3 per cent. The areas that had the best growth are in London - where properties have gone up 72 per cent on average in the last ten years - and the south of England. According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average house price in the capital has risen from £338,000 in 2009, to £475,000. The north of England and Scotland have registered the least house price growth in the last decade. The areas that had the best growth are in London - where properties have gone up 72 per cent on average in the last ten years - and the south of England RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Carrie Symonds is crowned First Lady: Boris's … [Read more...] about UK house prices have FALLEN in real terms over the past decade despite the average London home now being worth £475,000, latest figures reveal
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Back to the really important stuff, right? Manchester United have woken up feeling horribly smug because they fancy their chances of prising Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund next month and, despite rival clubs queuing up for the teenager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes he is first in line. It all bodes well for United, who also want to take Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, though they could have more trouble convincing the Dane that the bright lights of Manchester beats Madrid. Chelsea are dead keen on Wilfried Zaha but Frank Lampard may have to shell out more than half of the £150m Roman Abramovich has set aside for January, with Crystal Palace demanding in excess of £80m for the winger. Failing that, it says here that Chelsea could exercise a handy buyback option to sign another Ivory Coast international: Sassuolo’s Jérémie Boga, who they could bring back to Stamford Bridge for a measly £3.5m. Barcelona, too, are said to be interested in the … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Premier League return for Jack Rodwell?
The were the kings of the East End of London and some of the most famous criminals ever caught in Britain. Throughout the 1960s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray sparked fear into the hearts of their rivals as they stayed on top of the pile with gruesome violence. The mystique surrounded by the twins meant they mixed in celebrity circles and were even interviewed on TV in their own right. Diana Dors, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland were all classed among their friends - and they despatched their enemies quickly and brutally. But the police at the time were not unaware of their actions and years before they were finally brought to justice for several of the murders they were responsible for, the brothers served time in jail. But as long as one of them was still on the outside, mere bars and walls couldn't hold the other. Now, a new book, Krays: The Final Word, by James Morton, looks at how the two brothers always had each other's backs. Back in 1956, Ronnie Kray was jailed for three years for … [Read more...] about Ronnie Kray’s bizarre method for breaking brother Reggie out of prison unnoticed
Two Nigerian student table tennis players wrongly deported to Bosnia by Croatian police who mistook them for undocumented migrants had regular visas valid until 3 December. Abia Uchenna Alexandro and Eboh Kenneth Chinedu, who arrived in Croatia on 12 November to participate in the fifth World InterUniversities Championships, had the right to remain in the country. But police who stopped them in Zagreb on 17 November did not believe them and, without verifying their status, forcibly sent them to Bosnia. The Guardian obtained an original copy of the visa issued by the Croatian authorities to Alexandro, who, like Chinedu, is a student at the Federal University of Technology Owerri in Nigeria. The InterUNiversities organisation confirmed Chinedu’s visa was also valid until 3 December, like all the Nigerian participants in the tournament. The pair, both 18, left Pula for the Croatian capital, Zagreb, after the tournament and were supposed to fly to Lagos on 18 November. “The … [Read more...] about Nigerian students deported from Croatia had visas to stay
Donald Trump shot back on Friday that 'Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck' in response 2020 candidate's claims that the president is inspiring violence with inflamed rhetoric. 'His comments, look, Joe is not playing with a full deck. I saw his comment. Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck,' the president said, as he left the White House for Hamptons fundraisers. 'This is not somebody you can have as your president.' He added, 'But if he got the nomination, I'd be thrilled.' Trump came back to Biden later in the long question and answer session that lasted more than half an hour that he'd been watching the Democratic debates. 'Joe Biden can't answer a simple question. something is going wrong with him,' he asserted. At a Boone, Iowa event, Biden broke out into laughter after DailyMail.com asked him about Trump's slam. 'Speaking of full decks ....' he said, trailing off. Donald Trump shot back on Friday that 'Joe Biden is not playing with a full deck' in response … [Read more...] about ‘Joe is not playing with a full deck’ says Donald Trump as Biden escalates attack on president – but is tripped up by his own gaffes including saying ‘poor kids are as bright and talented as white kids’