7 million people in China left cities to move to rural areas and take up farming last year, and it reveals a growing trend

VCG/VCG via Getty Images A rising number of educated urbanites in China are choosing to wave goodbye to city life and head back to the land. “Reverse urbanization” is picking up as infrastructure improves in remote areas. Last year the Ministry of Agriculture announced that seven million people had returned to the countryside from cities. […]

US urges Saudi-led coalition to stop airstrikes in ‘populated areas’ of Yemen

Published time: 31 Oct, 2018 00:35 Edited time: 31 Oct, 2018 00:39 The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has urged the Saudi-led coalition to stop airstrikes in heavily populated Yemen, shortly after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a that long-lasting ceasefire is the only possible solution. “Time is now for the cessation of hostilities, […]

Ryanair cancels 250 flights amid European strike action – FULL LIST of areas affected

Ryanair passengers across Europe face travel disruption today as 250 flights are cancelled. The airline cancelled the flights in advance after union strike action was confirmed by several countries. These latest strikes come after a summer of disruption due to strike action for the airline. Unions want staff to be given contracts in the countries […]

Most affordable areas in the UK for first-time buyers REVEALED – you might be surprised

The most affordable areas in the UK for first-time buyers have been revealed, thanks to new research from the Post Office. Post Office Money revealed today the top 10 areas in the UK for first-time buyers to get onto the housing market. The research also revealed that the average first-time buyer will have to spend […]

89 people have been killed in landslides in Japan, millions evacuated from nearby areas

Kyodo/Reuters 89 people have been killed and millions have been evacuated from areas affected by landslides in western Japan.  Rescuers are continuing to search for people as many are believed to be trapped in their homes amid heavy flooding. Authorities on Sunday ordered evacuations for up to 5.9 million people in 19 nearby prefectures. More than […]

MAPPED: Best areas to invest in buy-to-let revealed and none of them are in London

Where is the best place to buy a property for sale if you are looking to buy-to-let? New research has revealed the best areas to rent in as a landlord. Many will be surprised to learn that London is not an area where there are big profits to be made – despite sky high rent. […]

Hay fever: Areas in the UK worst hit by pollen – and how to avoid symptoms

Hay fever symptoms are triggered when the pollen count is high, and with British summer fast approaching, sufferers may be interested to know what areas of the UK tend to be worst hit. Grass pollen is the main trigger for hay fever, with the season running from late May until early August. But hay fever […]

This week’s Tour de Yorkshire will go through some of the area’s housing hotspots

But while spectators are waiting for the cyclists to whizz past them between Thursday and Saturday, they might be tempted to do a spot of house-hunting. Price-wise, and for natural beauty, Yorkshire is a fantastic place to relocate. “We are surrounded by beautiful countryside,” says Karen Armitage, director of Pocklington and Market Weighton’s Hunters estate […]