Saturday, November 27

Day: March 5, 2016

Cheating map reveals London’s top 10 boroughs for extra-marital affairs
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cheating map reveals London’s top 10 boroughs for extra-marital affairs

    Do you live in the capital’s most adulterous postcode? According to a table of the capital’s cheating hotspots, Kensington and Chelsea has topped the list of London postcodes for extramarital affairs. The royal borough has been officially named as the place where a husband or wife is most likely to have an affair, based on data from - Britain's leading dating website for married people. It has 8,520 people cheating out of a population of 78,500 - meaning 5.67 per cent of the borough's couples are seeking excitement outside their marriage. Top 10 London boroughs for cheating. 1. Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 2. Hammersmith and Fulham 3. Islington 4. Bromley 5. Brent 6. Tower Hamlets 7. Camden 8. Merton 9. Wandsworth 10. Ealing Hammersmith and Fulham follows in s...
How to eat croissants
ENGLISH, Life Style

How to eat croissants

    Trust us, this blog was scheduled long before the unpleasantness, but given the amount of confusion that a certain supermarket’s decision to straighten a morning pastry has caused, it is timely (indeed, of great relief to the nation) that How to Eat will now definitively settle what constitutes the perfect croissant. Please do not get too twisted up below the line. Ensure you can prove your point. Flaky, pain-ful arguments will not butter-up your fellow contributors. They will make you look like a cronut. Straight or crescent-shaped? Where else to start but with this utter nontroversy? A PR coup concocted entirely from hot air, Tesco’s announcement that it will now sell only “straight” croissants is almost, but not quite, irrelevant. Straight or diamond-shaped croissants a...
UK house prices growing strongly but affordability and higher supply issues loom
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK house prices growing strongly but affordability and higher supply issues loom

    House price growth will come under pressure from increasing supply and affordability issues, said building society Halifax. A housing shortage in some areas of the country, low interest rates and a healing economy have fueled house prices in recent years. The Halifax House Price Index for February 2016 said average prices rose 9.7% over the year to £209,495. The quarterly increase was 3%. "Prices continue to rise at a robust pace driven by a significant imbalance between supply and demand," said Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist. "Whilst this position is likely to continue over the coming months, there are some tentative signs that the supply situation may be beginning to improve. Instructions for secondhand properties coming up for sale have increased in the past...
Tourism Promotion: Experts for long-term policy
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Tourism Promotion: Experts for long-term policy

    The government's plan to make 'Visit Bangladesh Year-2016' programme a success still remains a 'distant dream' as the private sector stakeholders find lack of pragmatic initiatives to attract foreign tourists to Bangladesh, reports UNB. The government, according to private stakeholders, is concentrating more on domestic tourists instead of attracting foreign ones, an idea they find contradictory with the concept of 'Visit Bangladesh'. They suggested a massive campaign on positive Bangladesh in tourist-generating markets with the help of Bangladesh missions abroad, better coordination among ministries concerned and taking effective steps to allure foreign tourists. "If Visit Bangladesh Year-2016 means to attract foreign tourists, then what about our awareness drive and camp...
George Osborne abandons middle-class pensions raid after backlash
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

George Osborne abandons middle-class pensions raid after backlash

    George Osborne has abandoned plans for a tax raid on the pensions of millions of middle-class workers in his forthcoming Budget amid concerns that it will "damage saving". The Chancellor had been considering plans to abolish higher rate tax relief in a move which Tory MPs had warned cause a "riot" within the Conservative party and damage his leadership ambitions. However he has now dropped the plans from his Budget entirely amid concerns that global economic uncertainty means it is "not the right time" for radical reforms. Other changes, such as a cut in the amount people can put in their pension pots before being hit with penal rate rates of tax, have not been formally ruled out but are understood to be unlikely. The proposals to overhaul pensions had led to a series of r...