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Who are the best selling music artists from each London Borough....

22 August 2014

There is no question that London is one of the great music capitals of the world and web site and  contributor ‘wittybrit’ felt that a map was required highlighting this in more detail. His map shows the artist that ‘comes’ from that borough, or where the band was seen or understood to have been formed and is the biggest selling artist from that borough. Nice and clear then; no not really, plus we’re  not sure how accurate this can be as band members tend to come from so many locations but somehow this still remains fun and interesting...

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Shortlisted not just for one award, but two...

21 August 2014

We are delighted to advise that Icon Relocation has been nominated not just for one award but two via the top industry organisations, namely FEM EMMA’s and the ARP.To be nominated for both awards is an outstanding achievement and confirms our position as one of the top relocation companies not only in the UK but across Europe. We are delighted with the recognition from these two leading organisations and that our service and approach is fully recognised by the industry as a whole  

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Follow us on Twitter.... and FaceBook

21 August 2014

Why not follow us on Facebook & Twitter and keep up to date on all that is happening in relocation and within the Icon Group. With so much going on plus all the latest news letters and market reviews all announced through these sites, you won’t miss a thing. See you there…

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Ride a slide into your living room in this wacky rainbow house

19 August 2014

Fancy riding a slide into your living room? Then why not rent this wacky rainbow house in west London. The unique home in Portobello Road, Notting Hill comes complete with a slide that links a bedroom and the open-plan kitchen/living room via a trap door.   If that wasn’t enough the rest of the property is decorated in bright colours and features a central spiral staircase and a master bedroom that has a rotating bed. ‘The steel slide that connects the master suite above to the sofa piazza in the living space...

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Death of the tax disc

18 August 2014

The tax disc, which was first introduced in 1921, will cease to exist in paper form from October 1, with a new electronic system being put in its place.Under new rules announced in the Autumn Statement last year, motorists will now have to register their car online to pay Vehicle Excise Duty, otherwise known as road tax. This can be done via Direct Debit on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website or at a Post Office branch.Those who don’t register for the tax, will be caught out by number plate recognition cameras which track each vehicle on the...

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French Company to put 3,000 electric Boris Cars on the streets of London

13 August 2014

A French company has recently announced plans to put 3,000 electric rental cars onto London’s streets.Londoners will be able to hire the cars and drop them off at any one of thousands of charging points in a system billed as the automotive equivalent of the “Boris bike” scheme.Drivers will typically be charged £5 for a half-hour journey plus a £5 per month membership. The first 100 vehicles will be on the streets next March and they will have a range of 150 miles.Bolloré, the French battery experts behind Paris’ Autolib car hire scheme, pledged to extend the existing London network...

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London House Price Growth Predicted to Cool

12 August 2014

London house price growth will slow to about 3 percent next year as the prospect of higher borrowing costs forces sellers to lower their expectations, says a report by leading London agents Hamptons International. The 2015 forecast is half what was predicted only last September. Albeit values in the city will probably rise by around 8 percent this year, it said, more than double the previous prediction.   The announcement has been picked up by Bloomberg, which reports that London’s residential property values rose at their slowest pace for 15 months in June. Surging house prices in...

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Street Art has grown up

11 August 2014

For many years, street art was almost seen as a nuisance and if the effected area in question could be whitewashed then all the better.However, attitude and street art itself seems to have grown up and the best way of identifying this is by completing a Street Art London Tour.A number of tours can be found but the one that caught our eye is via a company called, conveniently ‘Street Art London Tours’. Based in East London and offering walking tours on Tuesdays, Saturday & Sundays. The tour can cover over 100 artists and some of the most eye catching images are...

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UK house prices up 10 percent in year to July

07 August 2014

House prices rose by more than 10% in the year to July, the biggest annual growth since the start of the financial crisis in 2007, according to the Halifax. The price of the average house in the UK has risen by just over £17,000 in the last year to £186,322. This was helped by a 3.6% rise in prices in May to July compared to the period between February to April 2014, according to the bank. “Annually prices were 10.2% higher in the three months to July than in the same three months last year,” said Stephen Noakes,...

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Report calls for expansion of private rental sector in Scotland

05 August 2014

A more robust private rented sector needs to be created in Scotland and more land made available for building new homes, according to a new report from the independent Scottish Housing Commission. Made up of a cross section of housing industry experts and led by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the commission has made a series of recommendations across all property tenures. In particular it calls for a renewed emphasis on establishing a sufficient quantity and quality of land for housing, including the creation of new communities across Scotland aimed at addressing potential crises in...

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