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Day: August 27, 2018

Londoners selling up to move north
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Londoners selling up to move north

    Record numbers of London homeowners are selling up to buy cheaper property in the north and Midlands, using profits made in the capital to splurge on bigger homes. Research by agents Hamptons International found the proportion of Londoners leaving the capital for northern England or the Midlands had tripled since 2010. The average Londoner quitting the capital pays £424,610 for their new property, enough to buy a large detached house in a good suburb of Birmingham but which only pays for a two-bed flat above a shop in east London. Aneisha Beveridge, research analyst at Hamptons, said: With affordability stretched, more Londoners are moving out of the capital to find their new home. Many London leavers were looking for a bigger home or better local schools, Hampton...
Prince Harry and Meghan have an adorable new family member
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Prince Harry and Meghan have an adorable new family member

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have apparently already made an important addition to their family. Following the news that only one of Meghan's dogs was able to make the journey from Toronto to London, the Duke and Duchess of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have apparently already made an important addition to their family. Following the news that only one of Meghan's dogs was able to make the journey from Toronto to London, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have apparently adopted a new Labrador rescue dog. The Daily Mail is reporting, via a royal source, that Meghan and Harry's new dog is already happily ensconced at their cottage, meaning that their family has expanded since their May 2018 wedding. The source also reveals that the dog will divide its time between th...
Burglar gangs who jet in from Chile are behind raids at UK homes
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Burglar gangs who jet in from Chile are behind raids at UK homes

    The Metropolitan Police is searching for the British-based leaders of the South American gang after multi-million-pound raids in London, north Wales and Somerset. More than 75 Chilean burglars have been arrested in the past two years in connection to burglaries in Hertfordshire, Surrey and south-west London. The thieves steal jewellery, watches and designer clothes, with one burglary netting as much as £400,000. In some cases, they have removed safes from walls. Despite arresting 36 suspected members of the gang this year, the Met is anticipating a new group of burglars, whose activity is thought to increase during the winter, The Times reported. A contact meets the burglars in south London and takes their belongings and any identification, before giving them a ca...
May heads to South Africa to eye up post Brexit trade deal
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May heads to South Africa to eye up post Brexit trade deal

    Theresa May will fly to sub-Saharan Africa on Monday for the first time in a bid to renew a historic partnership with the continent and forge new trade links for post-Brexit Britain. The Prime Minister said the visit, which will see her become the first British leader to visit Kenya since the Eighties, represented a unique opportunity to foster new partnerships with Commonwealth nations and some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Mrs May will also travel to South Africa and Nigeria, where she will be joined by British business leaders, the trade minister, George Hollingbery, and Harriett Baldwin, the minister for Africa. On the first leg of her journey, Mrs May will give a keynote speech in Cape Town, setting out ambitious plans to increase British investmen...