Month: October 2012

House prices increase by more than £8000 over the past month

The UK housing market appears to be recovering from the lull created in the summer by the Olympics. In summary: House prices rise by £8310 (3.5%) Average house price is now £243,168 West Midlands and South East saw the greatest rises of 3.9% Homeowners are on the receiving end of some good news this week,… Read more »

Missing home? Here are some tips to make you feel better


Freshers week has been and gone, the novelty of moving away from home has worn off now you realise that you have to do all of your own washing and cooking and although you thought you wouldn’t, you’ve started to feel a little bit homesick. University is the one time that you will realise how… Read more »

Funding for Lending Scheme aids the UK’s lending process

Whilst the availability of credit has remained unchanged for businesses, lending for personal property has seen improvement. In summary: FLS has an ‘early impact’ Some of the UK’s best known banks are participating in the scheme Availability of secured credit has increased Whilst the UK property market remains to be the subject of a lot… Read more »

Dubai set to see the development of its first shopping outlet

Inspiration for the outlet park came from the ones that are popular in the UK and Europe. In summary: The outlet will span an area of 20,000 square metres 160 stores will feature in the development The project will be the only outlet development in the Middle East There are already a number of shopping… Read more »

Nobel-prize winning, Liverpool scientists has a Liverpool University building in his honour

Here’s one for scientist, or medical students for that matter. The Liverpool academic who discovered the link between malaria and mosquitoes now has a building named after him at a £23 million university base. Nobel-prize winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross will now have a building at the University of Liverpool named after him. Sir Ronald… Read more »

Stalled developments to restart in Dubai with Taj Arabia attracting Bollywood

The emirate is proving that it has bounced back from the financial crisis with the restart of a number of stalled projects. In summary: Stalled projects to restart Some projects announced are worth millions of dollars Taj Arabia development is reportedly attracting Bollywood producers There have been a number of positive news reviews based around… Read more »

Carnage causes uproar, but isn’t it just students having fun?

Having a good time and being more drunk than you’ve ever been before in your life are two things that are expected of the stereotypical student. Whilst a lot of students don’t live up to this stereotype, the images taken from the recent Carnage event in Cardiff suggest otherwise with some scantily clad ladies and gents embracing… Read more »

Registration process simplified for international students

The process for international students arriving in London has been changed meaning that after spending a long time packing, then flying to the UK, students will no longer have to endure the long queues to register with the police. Previously, international students has to register at an office in the south of the capital within… Read more »