THOSE sticking to the UK for their holiday this year can pretend they're on the Amalfi coast or in a French villa without even venturing far from home. Dotted across the country are rental properties that wouldn't look out of place in some of our favourite foreign travel destinations. Since Boris Johnson’s travel announcement on Monday, UK travel companies have seen a surge in bookings. Sykes Holiday Cottages reported bookings were up 150 per cent year-on-year and that a booking was taken every eight seconds after the announcement. With self-catered holiday accommodation set to reopen from April 12, many Brits will be keen to book a post-lockdown holiday. And with these properties, you can get a taste of an overseas trip without having to travel abroad... Bayview Tower – Lynton, Devon Feel like you’re holidaying on the Amalfi coast at Bayview Tower in Devon, which has panoramic views that resemble those along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The Grade II listed … [Read more...] about UK rental properties that look like Europe – from a vineyard in Herefordshire to a Devon home with views to rival Amalfi
Katie Price reportedly will make a decision who will care for her son Harvey if she dies. Katie Price : Harvey and Me took viewers on a deeply personal journey as the former glamour model helped her son, 18, make provisions for his future and prepare to move into a residential college. Harvey has Prader-Willi Syndrome, autism and he is partially blind. Now it's claimed Katie, 42, plans to decide who will help look out for her son when she's no longer around. After the success of Harvey and Me, the mother-of-five reportedly has broached the idea with producers to explore this topic on camera. A source told The Sun : “Katie hadn’t given much thought to what would happen to Harvey once she was no longer around. It seemed a long way off and something she could put to the back of her mind. “But this past year has hammered home how unpredictable and fragile life can be, something she knows from her family’s health dramas. It’s spurred her into making some very difficult … [Read more...] about Katie Price will ‘make decision on who will care for her son Harvey if she dies’
Here are the key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget speech: • Economy expected to return to pre-COVID levels by the middle of next year, six months earlier than previously thought • GDP growth forecast for this year downgraded to 4% (from 5.5%) according to Office for Budget Responsibility • Unemployment expected to peak at 6.5% • Forecasts show government borrowing reaching £355bn in 2020/21, of 17% of the national income - the highest level since the Second World War. For 2021/22 it climbs to £234bn, 10.3% of GDP. • Debt is set to peak at 97.1% of GDP in 2023-24. • An additional £65bn in spending in response to coronavirus takes total fiscal support to £407bn • £1.6bn will go towards continuing the vaccine roll-out and improving future preparedness • Chancellor confirms furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September, with the government paying 80% of salary though employers will asked to put in 10% from July and 20% from August • Help for … [Read more...] about Budget 2021 key points: What was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s speech?
IF LIKE us you are already pining for Married At First Sight Australia, then fear not, ITV2 have just the thing. The network is showing Love Island Australia season 2, which was originally filmed back in 2019, which means a winner has already been announced. WARNING: The below article features MAJOR spoilers from Love Island Australia season 2 Who won Love Island Australia 2019? Love Island Australia was won by Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham. The couple were viewer favourites after they got together halfway through the show and made their relationship official just before the show's final. After the series ended, Anna and Josh moved in together during the pandemic and shared loads of photos from their time in lockdown. Unfortunately, by November 2020, the couple took to Instagram to announce their split after a year together. Who were the runner-ups of Love Island Australia 2019? In the final, Anna and Josh were joined by three other couples. Matthew … [Read more...] about Who won Love Island Australia 2019?
Tory Rishi Sunak today announced changes to tax, furlough and Stamp Duty in his 2021 Budget . The Chancellor said he must take "unpopular" and "honest" decisions as he reversed some Tory Corporation Tax cuts and cancelled an Income Tax break for millions of Brits. He warned next year borrowing will hit £234bn or 10.3% of GDP - “an amount so large it has only one rival in recent history, this year”. And Covid spending including fiscal support has hit £407bn. But in reality the Chancellor put off many of the most painful decisions until later and gave businesses a huge tax break for now - one he claimed was the biggest in history. He also extended several breaks and Covid support schemes beyond the end of the roadmap. Mr Sunak said more than 700,000 people have lost their jobs since March and the economy has fallen by more than 10% - the fastest fall in more than 300 years. “It’s going to take this country and the whole world a long time to recover from this extraordinary … [Read more...] about Budget 2021 summary: Key announcements at a glance as Covid spending hits £407bn