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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015

Dorset: Bridport and West Bay, Property Prices

A Guardian property feature

I agree that "Broadchurch" is "bafflingly overrated". I'm surprised the second series hasn't caused a serious drop in house prices.

"The area has long had to get used to lazy headlines about Notting Hill on Sea. It is far nicer. Far nicer than Broadchurch, too. There are metropolitan types, but there are also human beings of all proclivities (though with a liberal, easy-going bent), and a community life to suit all of them".

But the TV series has helped to put Bridport on the map (Dorset Life)

The Albanian Riviera, via Corfu

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Household Projection Plans for England, Published 27 February 2015

Communities and Local Government Household Projection Plans

Read here

More Specific Housing Statistics Data, for England, 2012- 2037

"Local Authority Figures: Local authority projections are provided in the accompanying Live Tables"
 NB- Documents may prove difficult to open!

"If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need.

It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use".

Household Interim Projections

See also, earlier posting House-Building, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland

George Seferis' s London (4 March)

Το Λονδίνο του Γιώργου Σεφέρη - George Seferis’s London

a lecture in Greek by Dr Giorgos Georgis,  University of Cyprus

with simultaneous translation projected on a screen

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 7.15 pm

Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

16-18, Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS

The lecture deals with the impact London had on Seferis’s poetry. George Seferis (1900-1971) lived in London for considerable periods throughout his life. His poem Fog was the outcome of his first stay during the period of summer of 1924 and February 1925. As a diplomat he was posted to London in August 1931 for three years and then again in April 1951; from June 1957 until August 1967 he was appointed Greek Ambassador in Great Britain. While in London he met T.S. Eliot, Auden, E.M. Forster, Dylan Thomas and other literary figures.

Free Entry

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