News / Business by Press Association 27/10/2018, 8:10 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Home buyers looking to live in one of England’s market towns face paying a typical premium of more than £41,000, a report has found. House prices in market towns are £41,633 or 17% higher on average than they are in their surrounding county, Halifax found. With a typical price tag of over £1 million, homes in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, with the countryside of the Chilterns on its doorstep and London also close by, are the most expensive of all the market towns looked at. Homes in Beaconsfield also carry the biggest premium – costing 158% or £644,995 above the Buckinghamshire county average of £408,980. Buyers looking for the vibrancy of a market town with a less hefty price tag may want to consider Ferryhill in County Durham, where the average home costs £78,317 – the … [Read more...] about House prices in England’s market towns ‘rising by nearly £1,000 per month’
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Championship fans love to claim their team is the biggest club in the Championship. According to Sky Sports research the answer has finally been revealed. Sky Sports determined who was the biggest club in England by comparing the average league positions over the last 50 years. For teams to be included they need to have spent at least 10 years in the football league in the last half century. The Championship is one of the toughest and most competitive leagues in the world. Anyone can beat anyone. The 2017/18 season hosted two former European Cup winners, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, but also Burton Albion who are relatively new to the Football League. There were also other former Premier League clubs, such as Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Norwich City competing in the Championship. Where do Bristol City come in the list? Sky Sports listed Bristol City as the 37th biggest club in England. This would place Bristol City in 17th place in the Championship, where they finished … [Read more...] about Who are the biggest sides in the Championship and how do City rank
London experienced its first rise in the number of long-term empty homes since 2009 last year, according to government data analysed by online estate agent HouseSimple. The total number of empty homes in the capital grew from 19,845 in 2016 to 20,237 in 2017, resulting in £9.6bn worth of empty property. The City saw the second biggest increase in England, with a massive 229 per cent rise in vacant properties last year. Redbridge, with a 68 per cent increase, and Kingston Upon Thames, which saw vacant homes climb by 48 per cent, also saw big increases. Read more: London house prices predicted to keep falling Southwark has seen the biggest rise of any London borough in the top ten, according to HouseSimple, with a surge of 21.8 per cent. Top Ten cities in England with the largest increases of long-term vacant homes: Town/City 2016 2017 Change (%) 1 York 85 359 322.4 2 City of London 48 158 229.2 3 Cambridge 190 487 156.3 4 … [Read more...] about Empty homes in the City of London up 229 per cent as vacant stock in England hits £50bn
Children as young as 13 are being stabbed in a tide of violence sweeping Britain, but the reason for the spike is the subject of fierce argument. A report by the government cited drug dealing and social media as key drivers, but police have called for more funding to turn around the loss of thousands of officers and voluntary groups are attacking cuts to youth services. The debate continues amid a bleak background of rising knife crime, which rose by 22 per cent across England and Wales in 2017 – the biggest annual increase ever recorded. Read more Knife crime in England and Wales increases by largest margin ever Almost 40,000 offences involving knives or sharp weapons were recorded by police in the year, according figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which said “high harm” criminal offences have been building over the past two years. The government has repeatedly highlighted improvements in the way police record crime but the … [Read more...] about Why is knife crime increasing in England and Wales?
When the editors of the brand new Sports Illustrated cobbled together the money to pay William Faulkner to come to Louisville to write about the mad scene leading up to the 1955 Kentucky Derby, they had but one real concern: how to keep the famously thirsty Southern writer away from the city’s equally well known, and forgiving, attitude toward bourbon drinking long enough to keep him writing. They needn’t have worried. Faulkner was on a roll. On the day he arrived, Tuesday of Derby Week, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and by the end of the week had produced, in daily chunks of 300 words each, one of the most famous pieces of sports journalism of the last century. I am not going to promise that you will have that same kind of luck next week should you decide to join me in Louisville for the horse race, which will go off again on Saturday, May 5, in front of 165,000 or so whiskey-drunk gamblers and maybe 15 million Americans watching from the safety of their living … [Read more...] about Kentucky Derby 2018: The Biggest Week In Bourbontown