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Buyer’s can’t get enough of Paddington’s gems

first_img7 Reading St, Paddington.A LOCAL real estate agent is predicting a good year ahead for those in the market to sell and buy in the inner-city suburbs of Brisbane.Marketing agent Luke Dawson of Ray White, Paddington said the property market was strong in Paddington, with many attracted to the type of homes in the area, and the lifestyle offered. “It’s a very sought-after pocket of Brisbane,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago7 Reading St, Paddington sold in December for $3,125,000.“There are lots of cafes, restaurants and shops and it’s close to the city, so it appeals to a lot of buyers.”Mr Dawson said he had seen a spike in first-home buyers and owner occupiers in the area.“With interest rates low and banks competitive, people are buying instead of paying rent,” he said.Mr Dawson said that Paddington has been attractive to buyers looking for long-term investments. The home at 7 Reading St, Paddington was built in 1895.“It’s a suburb where people hold for a long time, so I think new buyers entering the market will feel safe knowing they are buying into an area that’s stable,” Mr Dawson said.He added that recent high sales were a reflection of the high demand for “prestige properties in the area,” that would continue to gain buyer interest in 2018.last_img read more

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WHO issues Europe measles warning

first_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle WHO issues Europe measles warning by: – December 2, 2011 Share Share 25 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Tweet Measles is usually a mild illness – but can be fatalEuropean countries need to act now to tackle measles outbreaks, the World Health Organization warns.The WHO report says there were over 26,000 measles cases in 36 European countries from January to October 2011.Western European countries reported 83% of those cases, with 14,000 in France alone.In England and Wales, there were just under 1,000 confirmed measles cases in that period – compared with just 374 in the whole of 2010.Altogether, measles outbreaks in Europe have caused nine deaths, including six in France, and 7,288 hospitalisations.France has now launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the need for MMR vaccination. Jean-Yves Grall, the Director-General for Health in France, said: “France can simply not afford to have deaths, painful and costly hospitalisations, disruptions to work and school from a completely vaccine-preventable disease.”Ninety per cent of European cases were amongst adolescents and adults who had not been vaccinated or people where it was not known if they had been vaccinated or not.And measles from Europe has been linked to outbreaks in several other countries including Brazil, Canada and Australia.‘Potential danger’Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said: “The increase in measles in European countries reveals a serious challenge to achieving the regional measles elimination goal by 2015.“Every country in the European region must take the opportunity now to raise coverage amongst susceptible populations, improve surveillance and severely reduce measles virus circulation before the approaching measles high season.” A spokeswoman for the Health Protection Agency, which covers England and Wales, said: “Anyone who missed out on MMR as a child will continue to be at risk of measles, which explains why we are continuing to see cases in a broad age range.”“We are again reminding parents and young adults of the importance of immunisation. We cannot stress enough that measles is serious and in some cases it can be fatal.” “Measles is a highly infectious and potentially dangerous illness which spreads very easily. Whether you stay here in the UK or travel abroad it is crucial that individuals who may be at risk are fully immunised.”BBC Newslast_img read more