Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton. 1. Yorkshire Visitors flock to Yorkshire because there is no place on earth like God’s Own County. It considers its food and drink reputation as now the best in Britain. Yorkshire boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the country (apart from the clogged streets of London and who wants to go there?). The sheer beauty of the county, sometimes as unexpected as a dilapidated mill chimney stabbing up through a leaden sky, has inspired generations of painters: from John Atkinson Grimshaw’s moonscapes to the Victorian artists of the Staithes Group to David Hockney’s Yorkshire Wolds. The only downside for visitors is the secret is out. More than 40 million visitors now travel … [Read more...] about The 10 best places to visit in England
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New research has shown Stoke-on-Trent is one of the best places in the Midlands to earn a living. It shows that the Potteries is among the top 30 best places to live in the country, and is rated as the fourth best in the Midlands The study, by TotallyMoney, considered median monthly take-home salary, average mortgage repayments, general cost of living and unemployment levels, to come up with a ranking system for 59 towns and cities across the UK. Researchers found that the median monthly take-home salary in the city is £455, while the average monthly mortgage repayment is £659. They also found that 74 per cent of the population across the city are in employment. Within the Midlands, only Derby, Telford and Mansfield were rated as more affordable places to live and work than Stoke-on-Trent, which was ranked above cities like Coventry, Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester. Nationwide, Stoke-on-Trent was ranked at number 28, higher than major metropolitan cities like Manchester, … [Read more...] about Stoke-on-Trent is one of the best places to earn a living
Did you know there are over 9,000 Irish people who live in France? That's officially at least. And with a huge number of Brits applying for Irish nationality due to Brexit, the number of "Irish" in France could soar in the coming years. There are 9,086 to be exact, according to the most recent figures given to The Local from France’s Statistics Agency, Insee. But where are they all? In short, they are spread all over the France from the capital to the countryside, although there are certain regions that have attracted more Irish than others. The sun might have something to do with it. And according to one estate agent the "Irish buyers are back in love with France". "Property prices in the Republic of Ireland are booming again (12.3% increase last year) and owners are using their new found equity to buy in France again," Mary Hawkins from Leggett Immobilier told The Local. "Leggett Immobilier saw sales to Irish buyers triple in 2017 and this year shows no signs … [Read more...] about Where are all the Irish living in France?
Business 4 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/business-23234033 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Where can you afford to live in the UK - and is it cheaper to rent or buy? Try our calculator to see where in the country suits your finances.Choose rent or buy, how many rooms you want the property to have and how much you'd … [Read more...] about Where can I afford to live?
HOUSE prices in some of the wealthiest places in London have dropped by up to £100,000 in a year. Homes in Wandsworth - which includes most of Clapham, Balham and Putney - have fallen by 15 per cent with the average house price now at £685,567 down from £805,460 a year ago. Across the capital in general, house prices fell yet again, this time by £4,662 - or 0.8 per cent - bringing the average property price in London down to £593,396, according to the latest figures from Your Move. That's the biggest decline the property website has recorded since August 2009. Properties in Southwark have been slashed from £666,000 to £585,000 in 12 months, while prices in Islington in north London have dropped from £750,000 to £684,000. The cheaper boroughs have fared better, according to the figures, where more than half have seen price rises over the year. Property prices in Bexley have grown the most - by 4.5 per cent - to £363,082 … [Read more...] about London house prices drop by up to 15% in a year – cutting £100,000 off property prices in Wandsworth