Property search website Rightmove said asking prices for property put on sale between mid-April and mid-May rose by 2.1% after a 1.6% rise the month before. The report echoed other gauges that show Britain’s housing market retained much of its momentum in the first half of 2022, despite the phasing out of temporary tax breaks on property purchases in the second half of 2021. But with household budgets being squeezed by high inflation and tax rises, Rightmove had doubts about whether the housing market can keep up its recent strength – even though there is scant sign of a slowdown in price growth now. Italy’s Eni and TotalEnergies of France began drilling an exploration gas well off the coast of Cyprus on Monday, the island’s energy ministry said. Eni Cyprus and TotalEnergies EP Cyprus BV, the local units of the two energy majors, collaborate on the project. Eni is operator … Read More

I love hunting out the hidden gems of Europe, the places still waiting for the crowds to descend and those destinations that unexpectedly capture your heart. If you are like me and would rather point to a random island called Nisyro on a map and head there on a whim, then this list, my friends, is for you. Medicine Park also boasts many charming vacation rentals, including this beautifully-decorated (pet-friendly) guesthouse with a screened patio and dock or this spacious 2-BR cabin with 360 degree mountain views. Depending on the season, one can easily spend two to four days in the Lake Winnepesaukee region. Center Harbor Inn, a beach-facing B&B with comfortable, modern rooms and an open-air hot tub jacuzzi facing the water, is an ideal choice of stay. June Lake, a town nestled at the Eastern Sierra Nevada, enchants visitors with its numerous bodies of water, hiking trails, and … Read More