UK house prices have not finished falling

The UK residential property market has seen some promising signs of recovery recently, with surveys showing house prices on the rise and a renewed confidence among buyers and estate agents. The house price increase in August was the fourth consecutive monthly gain, and, at 1.6%, the biggest rise since 2006.

Dry ice

An ice rink isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of the sweltering, dusty heart of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Australia, but more fool you, for that’s exactly what will be in the middle of the desert over Christmas…

Room with a ewe

Picture the scene - you're packing for a stay in a hotel - pyjamas - check - toothbrush - check - giant inflatable sheep - check - er...the latter may not spring to mind as a holiday essential but it is one of the thousands of items that travellers leave in hotel rooms all over the UK each year...

Language of love

People have long been lusting over la dolce vita and Italy has successfully cultivated an image of beautiful people engaged in romantic trysts set against a backdrop of stunning country – so it’s fitting that the rolling, passionate accents of the Italians have come out top in a new survey to find the most romantic language in the world…