08 June, 2021
Brits have landed back in the UK from Portugal in the nick of time before the country was moved to the amber list at 4am. Airlines put on dozens of extra flights, but the scramble to re-book flights has cost some people hundreds. Returning from an amber country would mean taking 2 coronavirus tests and quarantining at home for 10 days. The government has urged people to avoid foreign travel, asking them to holiday in the UK if possible.
£275k London homes
The quiet suburb of Thamesmead is the most affordable place to buy in London - the average house price in SE28 is currently just £275,194. 5 of the top 10 most affordable postcodes are in southeast London, featuring SE2, SE25, SE18 and SE20. The priciest areas are in west London, with typical homes in Kensington going for almost £2 million.
Retailers saw a big sales boost in May, as restrictions eased and people returned to high streets. Total sales for the month were 10% higher than in May 2019 according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Clothes, shoes, and furniture were hot ticket items, with shoppers finally able to see them after months of online-only browsing.
A viral TikTok video of a woman’s home renovation has sparked intrigue that the poster might have missed out on a fortune. After glueing down 7,700 pennies to create a unique bathroom floor, Jordan Darian of West Hollywood was told by one of her followers that one of the pennies could be a rare vintage coin. One sold in the 90s for $82,500.