UK house prices and sales ‘losing momentum’

Britain’s fastest moving property market revealed Letting fees ban: Renters confused after change in law Rics said 69% of property professionals said sale prices were lower than asking prices for homes marketed at more than £1m, although asking prices for homes priced at £500,000 or less appeared to be holding up more firmly. House prices continued to fall in London – where a higher proportion of £1m homes are sold, the South East of England, and East Anglia. Overall across the survey, a net balance of 9% of surveyors reported house prices falling rather than increasing. Surveyors’ expectations for house sales in the next few months were flat, with an increasing proportion expecting prices to fall, the survey showed. Simon …

‘I was denied screening because of my disability’

When Kerry Thompson, 40, from Milton Keynes, who has muscular dystrophy, was told she could no longer have cancer screening at home when she moved house. This was despite the test showing up abnormalities that needed regular appointments. Gay women ‘at risk of cervical cancer too’ What happens during a smear test ‘This is for anyone with a vagina’ ‘Nothing they could do’ “I had a new GP and I explained the situation – that the rooms were too small for my wheelchair to fit in and there was no hoist or wide bed for me to use,” she said. “I also would need two nurses to help hold my legs, which can flop over. “I can’t be the only …

Man Assaulted Teen For Not Taking Off Hat For National Anthem: Police

temporal skull fractures after a man allegedly assaulted him for not taking off his hat during the national anthem. Mineral County Fair and Rodeo’s entrance. Witnesses said that a few moments after the national anthem began to play, a man later identified as Curt James Brockway grabbed the teen and slammed him on the ground. Taylor Hennick told the According to court documents, the 39-year-old suspect said he initially asked the boy to remove his hat for the anthem and the boy responded by cursing at him,  However, the same document also quotes a witness who told investigators they did not hear Brockway ask the kid to take off the hat. received a phone call informing her about the incident. …

Thousands of fans rock out at Bloodstock 2019

Image copyright Katja Ogrin Image caption The crowds rocked to the ear-shattering line-up Image copyright Down The Barrel Photography Image caption Campers enjoyed the dry weather before heavy downpours began on Friday Image copyright Katja Ogrin Image caption Diehard metal fans were head-banging to the likes of Sabaton, Powerwolf, and Metal Church Image copyright Katja Ogrin Image caption Revellers planned for a wild knight Image copyright Tim Finch Image caption Fans were happy to battle the wind and rain to see some of their favourite metal bands Related Topics Swadlincote Original Article : HERE ;

Halle Bailey Has Amazing Reaction To People Hating On Her ‘Little Mermaid’ Casting

“Little Mermaid” film. #NotMyAriel trended on Twitter as people decried the casting of a Black woman in the role and pointed out the story had Danish roots, implying the character should be pale-skinned. in a post that pointed out Danish people can be Black. And therefore, so can fictional Danish mermaids. “I think that the spirit of a character is what really matters,” Benson said. “What you bring to the table in a character as far as their heart, and their spirit, is what really counts.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lauren Marshall (@part.of.my.disney.world) on Jul 6, 2019 at 8:12pm PDT REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from …

Why do Welsh place names appear around the world?

Image caption This map shows just a few of the Welsh place names around the world The story involves a Welshman who played a major role in extending the American Civil War and a Swansea businessman who built a copper smelting plant in the Arizonan desert. Dr Matthews said the biggest wave of Welsh emigration came in the late 19th Century. Image copyright Gethin Matthews Image caption Swansea appears across the USA and Australia, including here in Tasmania Many of these places were likely given their names during the first wave of religious migrants between 1682 and 1700. But the figures are sketchy. For example, estimates of the number of Welsh people who emigrated to the United States between 1820 …

Cable cut, sending cable cars crashing to the ground in Canada’s Howe Sound

(CNN)Numerous cable cars plummeted to the ground near Vancouver’s Howe Sound after a cable was cut early Saturday, in what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they believe was an act of vandalism. Police are asking visitors to stay away from the area, including away from nearby trails. The Sea to Sky Gondola takes passengers to almost 3,000 feet above sea level, providing views of Howe Sound and surrounding waterfalls. Each gondola car holds eight people. Original Article : HERE ;

Democrats Shouldn’t Get Hopes Up On Gun Buyer Background Checks

Earlier this year, the House passed two bills, HR8 and HR112, that would require background checks for all gun purchases, including sales at gun shows and direct sales between individuals. The need for legislation is obvious. Guns cause more than 36,000 deaths per year and account for nearly three-quarters of all homicides. Americans make up 4% of the world’s population but own nearly half of its firearms. Ninety-two percent of Americans, including 83% of gun owners, support universal background checks. “Background checks work to prevent violence in many cases, but research indicates that they need to be accompanied by a more comprehensive set of reforms if we want them to significantly reduce gun fatalities,” said Rose Kagawa, a gun violence …

A Florida State Senator Wants To Prohibit State Abortion Votes Unless Women Make Up At Least Half Of Chamber

A Florida state senator wants to ban the state’s legislative bodies from voting on anti-abortion bills unless at least half of the people in the chamber are women.  State Sen. Lauren Book (D) on Friday, which would allow Florida residents to according to USA Today. The measure has been in the works since Alabama passed its in May, which banned all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest. Book said some Florida House members have discussed introducing a bill that would be similar to Alabama’s. “You can’t tell me that there is a more cruel and unusual punishment than requiring a survivor of rape or incest to carry a baby to term if they don’t choose that path,” said …

Mike Huckabee: Thoughts And Prayers Are ‘Only Thing’ That Will Stop Mass Shootings

El Paso, Texas, and However, On Monday, the former Arkansas governor and twice Republican presidential candidate  Despite all those who are denouncing the idea of prayers for the victims (do a Google search for “Thoughts and prayers are not enough” and see how many hits you get), I will continue to pray for the victims and their families and for an end to this mindless violence, and I hope you will, too. In fact, … I would posit that the lack of thought and prayers is probably the single biggest factor in what is behind them. He added: Huckabee also criticized current Democratic presidential candidate Donald Trump a “racist” for a really bizarre reason: “I also don’t see how someone who has …

Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia) KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ALIENS MIGHT BE UNLOCKED BY OCTOPUS’ TENTACLES She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said. Jamie Bisceglia described the pain of the octopus bite as “intense,” adding that the bleeding lasted for …