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Homes have been selling for 3% below their asking price typically in recent weeks, according to Zoopla. For much of 2021 and the first half of 2022, the average discount that homes were selling for was 0%, it said, meaning that properties were typically achieving their asking price. The property website said it expects discounts […]

Focusing on selling used and refurbished items this Black Friday was “a big bet” but “the right thing to do”, eBay’s UK boss has said. The online marketplace took the decision to promote only refurbished and “pre-loved” items for the annual pre-Christmas sale this year, responding to cost of living and environmental pressures. Even before […]

Savers will see the rate on a fixed-rate account jump from 1% to 5% from December, HSBC UK has announced. The rate on HSBC’s Regular Saver account is fixed for 12 months from the time of opening the account, under the bank’s terms. But HSBC UK announced on Monday that from December 1, it will […]

Ikea is to hand its workers a pay rise and improved benefits as part of a £12 million investment in cost-of-living support. The Sweden-based retail giant said its hourly paid staff will receive an increase in earnings to £10.90 an hour, or £11.95 for those based in London. Salaried workers will also receive a pay […]

A Korean fashion designer unveiled a couture gown as her interpretation of a Christmas tree at a London museum on Monday. Sohee Park, commonly known as Miss Sohee, is displaying the art installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) over the festive period. Previous Christmas trees at the V&A have come from artists and […]

Jordan Pickford believes the rivalry between England and Wales is the kind that makes football “great” and warned not to underestimate Rob Page’s side. The neighbouring nations clash at the World Cup in the final round of Group B matches on Tuesday, with England all-but through and Wales almost certainly heading home. Both have so […]

Armed forces personnel could drive ambulances and stand in for frontline hospital roles under emergency plans to deal with a possible winter of strikes. Health and defence officials are drawing up a contingency strategy as ambulance drivers and paramedics consider joining nurses on the picket lines in the coming months. As first reported by the […]

Singer Billie Eilish will lead a stellar line-up for the Prince of Wales’ Earthshot Prize awards ceremony being hosted by the US city of Boston. William and Kate fly to America this week for a three-day trip culminating on Friday with the prince’s “Super Bowl” moment – the staging of the awards he founded to […]

Owen Warner came second and Matt Hancock took third place Jill Scott has been crowned the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! During Sunday night’s show the former England footballer, 35, beat Matt Hancock and Owen Warner to be crowned the queen of the jungle for 2022. Speaking to hosts Anthony […]

Police were called to the house in Bridgend on Saturday evening Three people have been arrested after the bodies of two babies were found in a house in south Wales. Officers were called to the house in Wildmill, Bridgend, at just before 8pm on November 26. Two men aged 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old […]

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