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  1. crashmonitor

    This is a test

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  2. crashmonitor

    House in my town down 20%

    I stopped off at Ruthin last week for longer than usual. I reckon you have got a bit spoilt with Malton and Ruthin because it is well above par by any UK standards. Impressive timbered buildings, a really tidy historic Market Square. Some impressive buildings like the Market, County Offices and castle, and the hills from the Vale looming large in the background. Great Wetherspoons btw. Know what you mean about the dual language though, guy in the Castle Inn was showing off his command of Welsh on his bloody mobile very loudly.
  3. crashmonitor

    What/who will collapse first in 2018

    Connect Group in big trouble. Consortium includes Smiths news and Tuffnells carriers. The billion pound revenue group has long been a value share favourite on growing profits on a perennial single digit price to earnings ticket. Unfortunately all done on a tiny profit margin that may have disappeared. Shares down to 30p from recent one pound levels and £2.40 a few years back.
  4. crashmonitor

    Sweat Promotes Skin Repair

    Absolutely true, so long as promoted by exercise as opposed to stress. Used to suffer skin problems but too active these days to do so in my fifties. Just be warned it also attracts this beast. It's the season at the moment and I have been twice bitten by the Blandford fly in the last two weeks each time summiting hills with a heavy rucksack. I do carry antihistamine for immediate first aid and as a gardener and walker probably have a bit of immunity. Managed to get the little sucker on the last occasion and a teaspoon of blood spattered my T shirt. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/959261/nhs-warning-blandford-fly-bites-public-health-blisters-joint-pain
  5. crashmonitor

    NHS hands over millions to tax avoidance firms  

    Small time unemployed is probably right. A "good accountant" stretching tax law to the limit is probably a bad one. In my experience most are so fearful of litigation and not being covered by professionsal indemnity that they play with beyond a straight bat these days. I'm not surprised that a quasi public sector institution is involved as there is a myth in public sector circles that accountants are there to defraud tax. The law is so strict now that they have to report fraud to the tax authorities even if they are not involved at penalty of being struck off.
  6. crashmonitor

    What/who will collapse first in 2018

    Poundworld bust...announced by BBC as Poundland by mistake. Brief heart attack for any Steinhoff International shareholders owner of Poundland.
  7. crashmonitor

    Million £ Homes

    Precisely what me and the wife have done, except she still works. About a third property, two thirds invested. Not much point in doing anything else up here; property has barely moved in 15 years. Zoopla says +4.5% during the last two years when stuff has been selling. Getting close to retail price inflation is a boom apparently even as it falls in real terms. Totally different world up here from London and Oxbridge.
  8. crashmonitor

    Million £ Homes

    Guess that's why a two up, two down in Jericho commands more than a Stately Home in Co Durham. The coal magnate's house is worth less than the home of his retired maid of all works. That's progress and spreading the wealth to the Socialist Republic of Oxford. Peak education I suppose. Go where the Government spends its mounting debt.
  9. crashmonitor

    Million £ Homes

    And probably cost about ten million to build in today's money.
  10. Think there should be some redress for the care costs but on death via IHT. The largest estates I have been aware of are widows living into their 90s and 100s usually through the accumulation of additional public sector final salary pensions and property. There should be pay back for the hundred of thousands of pounds in care and pension costs. Instead the first 650,000 is tax free...typically these estates are around or just over that mark. And it is some relative or charity that pockets the lot tax free whilst the deceased has contributed to a two trillion plus public sector debt legacy in health snd pension costs.
  11. crashmonitor

    Nationwide May 2018: -0.2% MoM, +2.4% YoY

    Fwiw the market in N Midlands is very slow so the days of the provinces masking the crash in areas like Oxbridge and London are probably over. A bit is selling at the bottom for sure, but terrible once you get over 300k. What I really can 't understand is real crap that looks like Coronation Street asking 240k and then really good 4 bed detached cottages, on very good quiet country lanes in half an acre or so asking 400k. May be a symptom of BOMAD that crap is probably +40% noughties peak and good detached property stuck at something like 2003 prices here.
  12. I've tried to switch radio4 on five times this morning but had to switch it off. Basically this mornings offering so far... (1) The heroism of teenage pregnancy (2) The heroism of being a gypsy (3) Acid throwing and disfiguration.. (4) Caribbean slavery (5) Grenfell (on now) (6) UK's broken railways (next) Is the schedule some sort of hell torture for listeners.
  13. crashmonitor

    Over 50's Hold 75% Of Property Wealth

    What do you expect from a guy with a two million pad in Islington. The only wealth he wants to destroy is savings. A fat lot of good that will do for a hpc. I reckon there will be a panic into anything physical.
  14. crashmonitor

    2018 versus 1998

    Well BT was considered a tech and was number one ranker with a share price of £10.53 and over a hundred billion market cap. Today a couple of quid a share a 20 billion cap and 15 billion final salary pension deficit. Today it's number 29 by cap and definitely Championship a bit like Aston Villa.
  15. crashmonitor

    The banking crisis is back

    On another matter visa is down across Europe. Chaos at the checkouts.
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