Brexit worries and summer holiday slowdown see property asking prices fall £3602 in August

Brexit worries coupled with a summer holiday slowdown saw the average asking price fall by 3,602 in August, as questions hang over the housing market.

But while property listing website Rightmove said the Brexit vote had knocked sentiment, it added that the month-on-month decline in asking prices was in line with the traditional summer lull.

It said the average asking price of new homes coming to market across England and Wales was down 3,602, or 1.2 per cent, to 304,222 this month

Best of British!

Pictures of grumpy tourists on top of buses, boats and trams show the grimmer side of a UK break

Ross Paxton, from Whitby, photographed 25 different UK tour routes The result is a collection of photographs from a typical British holiday In the pictures, holidaymakers frown out across grey landscapes | 67 View comments The words ‘British holiday’ sum up vivid images for many Brits – sandy sandwiches, 99 cones and chilly paddling all integral to the experience.

And when the trips to the seaside have been exhausted, everyone from toddlers to pensioners are hauled onto the local tour bus, tram or boat to check out the sites.

London and Edinburgh have several bus companies vying for business, but even local towns are in on the act with places like Weston Super Mare and Scarborough touting trips around local landmarks

Phuket security, safety, jet-skis under fire during ‘Five Ambassadors’ visit

PHUKET: Tourists and foreign residents personal security, safety, beach tourism sustainability, jet-skis, taxis and tuk-tuks were all highlighted as ongoing issues of concern by five European ambassadors in talks with Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada today (Nov 23).

The high-powered ambassadorial delegation comprised Mark Kent of the UK; Brendan Rogers of Ireland; Philip Calvert of Canada; Karel Hartogh of the Netherlands and Peter Prugel of Germany.

Tony’s European Vacation

Print Email 1 2 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 01/11/2015 Tony Abbott stopped by the Guildhall to give the Margaret Thatcher lecture during his European vacation.

RICHARD DI NATALE, GREENS LEADER: I just want to say a few words today about Tony Abbott’s ill-advised international tour.

CHEVY CHASE, COMEDIAN (National Lampoon’s European Vacation): Hey, look, kids: there’s Big Ben and there’s Parliament

Holiday Inn wins gold at Andaman Hotelier

PHUKET: The Food & Beverage team at The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket won three awards at the recent Andaman Hotelier Show 2015, held at Limelight Avenue in Phuket Town last month.

Holiday Inn F&B medallists (from left) Witawat Chumwong, Chonticha Tabunjon and Sira Wongphimol hold up their trophies won at The Andaman Hotelier expo in Phuket Town last month.

Sira Wongphimol won the prestigious gold medal in the Classic Bartender Contest for his outstanding pina colada while Witawat Chumwong received a bronze medal in the Flair Bartender Contest