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The average price of a property in London broke through the £500,000 barrier for the first time, official figures for November show, with pent-up demand from lockdowns, a change in the types of homes… [+3006 chars]
By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent image copyrightGetty Images Low-deposit mortgages have made a return as the market emerges from a Covid-related slowdown. Mortgage products for homeo… [+2743 chars]
Cruise and travel operator Saga has outlined its plans to resume holidays but informed customers that only those who are fully vaccinated may travel. It is the first UK cruise line to make vaccinatio… [+1123 chars]
President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned Anthony Levandowski, a former Google and Uber engineer and self-driving car expert who was sentenced to 18 months in prison in August 2020 for stealing tr… [+1778 chars]
In a trading statement this morning covering its first-half trading, chief executive Bill Hocking said the contractor had built up a strong order book of £3.3bn slightly ahead of a year ago. He said… [+793 chars]
British Gas workers who have downed tools in a row over pay are holding a protest at Bowaters roundabout in Gillingham this morning. Employees of the firm who have gone on strike across the country … [+5688 chars]
By Reality Check teamBBC News image copyrightGetty Images image captionPresident Trump gave his final address late on Tuesday In his final address before leaving the White House, President Trump s… [+4993 chars]
This morning, the International Airlines Group (IAG) confirmed that it has agreed to pay half of the original cost decided to purchase Spanish airline Air Europa. The price cut was first revealed bac… [+2899 chars]
Pub giant JD Wetherspoon, with venues across Norfolk, is burning through £4.1m a week while all its pubs are closed. And it revealed it does not expect to reopen until at least the end of March beca… [+670 chars]
Two months into the crisis, he pulled out of the bidding process for stricken rival TM Lewin, which was eventually sold to Stonebridge, an investment firm, after it collapsed into administration.  T… [+1894 chars]
Boris Johnson reminded the public last week that coronavirus can be passed on by handling items touched by an infected person. This is most likely to happen at supermarkets, with data revealing th… [+2912 chars]
LONDON The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech is likely to be just as effective against a highly transmissible mutant strain of the virus that was first discovered in the U.K., accordin… [+2560 chars]
Two police forces have launched an urgent appeal to find a missing schoolgirl who may have travelled 80 miles to from her home into London. Rayah Fathallah, 12, was last seen on Tuesday morning, in … [+1517 chars]
A total of seven people have been arrested and five coronavirus fines issued after a police operation across south east London's transport network over the weekend. The British Transport Police's Pr… [+811 chars]
The City's last open outcry trading ring - at the London Metal Exchange (LME) - could close after 144 years. The site where traders shout at each other across the floor to set the world's metal pric… [+8478 chars]
Mercedes has promised a 301 mile range based on the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle), which has largely been replaced by the more pessimistic WLTP standard. The EPA standard used in the US is even l… [+1294 chars]
The Bank of Englands chief economist expects Britains economy to begin to recover at a rate of knots from the second quarter of this year as vaccines against the coronavirus are deployed. Andy Halda… [+509 chars]
Average London house price exceeds £500,000 for first time - The Guardian
The Guardian - Jan 20, 2021
The average price of a property in London broke through the £500,000 barrier for the first time, official figures for November show, with pent-up demand from lockdowns, a change in the types of homes…
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