Friday News #141 – Explore the weeks’ hottest topics in Thirlmere Deacon’s Friday News Bulletin.

A Tory MP has caused outrage by remarking that the lockdown breach at Number 10 Downing Street was ‘like a parking on a double yellow line’, Rihanna and ASAP Rocky announced they are having a baby, and Jeff Bezos is having a historic bridge dismantled to allow his superyacht to leave the dock.

Explore more of the latest news and the latest property market updates in Thirlmere Deacon’s Friday News Bulletin.




For the second time in three months, the Bank of England has increased interest rates in a bid to curb a rapid rise in the cost of living. The hike to 0.5% from 0.25% came as the Bank warned that price rises could speed up. Read more.


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has now announced its full list of nominees, which you can see here, and it includes some surprising nominations. BAFTA has considerably increased its membership in recent years and now has a jury method of voting for certain categories that has made the event all the more interesting. The BAFTA’s will take place at The Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th March 2022. 


Rotterdam has confirmed it will dismantle a historic bridge to allow a superyacht built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to fit through. The vessel is reported to be 417ft (127m) long and too tall to fit through the Koningshaven Bridge. Read more.


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, if you’re planning on booking a special lunch or dinner to celebrate the day we’ve found some useful articles to help in London, Vogue has shared The Most Romantic Tables In London To Book This Valentine’s Day and in Dubai this guide on Where to celebrate Valentine’s day in Dubai might prove useful.

“The biggest risk of all is not taking one.”

It’s well known by those who have previously sat on the sidelines and not acted in optimum market conditions – not taking a step is often their greatest regret. 

UK Property

With annual house price growth rising to 11.2%, the UK housing market has recorded its strongest January since 2005. Read more.

New research has revealed that the appetite for UK property is unwavering as One in Five Plan to Buy a Property in 2022. Read more.

Dubai Property

Surpassing both London and New York in terms of price growth in 2021, values jumped more than 17% in 2021 as the Dubai property market records third-highest growth in capital values. Read more.

The Dubai Property Market in 2022: Our latest article offers a comprehensive overview of what lies ahead for the property market in Dubai this year. Read more.

Have a great weekend!