Foreign spending in London property high after Brexit

Foreign spending in London property high after Brexit

As the Pound dropped in the face of relatively strong Dollars and Euros, the London property market saw more foreign spending seeking as much as 15% discount in London suburbs. Affected properties include those intended to reduce first-time buyer queues, with lower stamp duty taxes in the outer zones Landlords...

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‘House of Commons’ green bench goes on tour to show that the Houses of Parliament are open to visitors

‘House of Commons’ green bench goes on tour to show that the Houses of Parliament are open to visitors

The Visit Parliament team has taken a replica House of Commons green bench on a whistle-stop tour of London to highlight that Parliament is open to UK and overseas visitors. On 1 September the replica green bench visited Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. The...

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Westminster Abbey to install fountain to mark Capability Brown anniversary

Westminster Abbey to install fountain to mark Capability Brown anniversary

Westminster Abbey will install a fountain in the centre of its principal Cloister to commemorate the tercentenary this year of the birth of Lancelot (Capability) Brown, the great landscape gardener. The fountain is to be installed on the site of a monastic well in the Great Cloister. The project is...

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Colombia to end Latin America’s longest civil war

Colombia to end Latin America’s longest civil war

After nearly four years of talks in Havana, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba (FARC) have agreed to sign a historic peace agreement later this month. Colombia’s bloody civil war, that lasted over half a century, is responsible for the deaths of 220,000 people and the...

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Firefly allows 5 year olds to drive

Firefly allows 5 year olds to drive

The first car designed for 5-10 year olds has been unveiled. The Firefly is the brainchild of Young Driver which provides driving lessons for under-17s. The Firefly was designed because “it became clear that there was currently nothing suitable for those aged under 10 to drive.” The company says that...

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Brexit Britain battles for trade deals at G20

Brexit Britain battles for trade deals at G20

Prime minister Theresa May has named six G20 countries interested in opening trade talks with the UK including China. Despite warnings from the US and Japan against trading with post-Brexit Britain, May confirmed that India, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore, China and Australia are interested in opening discussions about improving free...

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