Holidaymakers crowd China’s largest and busiest swimming pool, also known as China’s Dead Sea, on a hot day. The indoor water park covers 30,000 square metres! (Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex Shutterstock)

Following the leadership change in the Conservative Party on the back of a disappointing defeat in Europe, The Football Association has followed suit and appointed a new England manager. They have replaced a footballing dinosaur in Roy Hodgson with a footballing dinos... Sam Allardyce. 'Big Sam' has understandably jumped at the chance to leave behind another relegation battle with Sunderland. So what of Sam’s managerial credentials? After all, he was rejected by the FA for the manager’s role in 2006 when they decided that 'the wally with the brolly', Steve McLaren, was a better bet! Allardyce has never won a major trophy; he has only managed a handful of games in Europe and was recently accused of playing 19th century football. He looks to fit the England remit perfectly then! But adopting a less cynical view, Allardyce is a dyed-in-the-wool Englishman, someone who has served his time and who lives, breathes and sleeps football. Apparently he's ruthless, won't stand for any nonsense and will create an environment that will get overpaid prima donnas running through brick walls for him. So maybe Sam really is the man?
 
This week saw the release of the clearest data yet showing ust what impact Brexit has had on the UK property market. Whilst the gating of the open-ended retail funds, property fire-sales and falling valuations have filled multiple newspaper columns, this week saw Lambert Smith Hampton release their data on commercial property investment volumes in Q2 2016 and, unsurprisingly, the data doesn't make for a great read. Investment activity was down 18% on the previous quarter, 45% down on the same period last year and 20% down on the five-year average. On the back of this, LSH now predict that capital values will fall by 11% over the next six months. Talk about nipping in the bud the glimmer of hope that had seemingly returned to the industry this week. But, in the spirit of Bull and Bear (who released their half-year report this week in case you missed it), it would only be fair to give Bull the right to reply. Last week saw retail investors start putting money back into property funds and Wells Fargo paid £300m for a new City HQ, an acquisition that flies in the face of worries that overseas companies would start fleeing the UK. Goodness knows which way the wind will blow next week.
 
It is highly unlikely that you haven’t heard of it, but do you actually know what on earth it’s all about? We’re of course talking about the global phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. The Weekly thought we would set ourselves the challenge of summarising it in exactly 100 words to help inform our readers, who we suspect may be as equally perplexed as we are. So here goes. It is a monster-hunting mobile game which is a mixture of gaming and reality. The aim of the game is to hunt Pokémon, which is short for Pocket Monsters, and collect as many monsters as you can. It’s a free app that once downloaded launches a virtual map showing real world Pokémon hotspots where you can find monsters like Charmander or Bulbasaur and catch them in a pokeball. Players have already fallen off cliffs, been hit by cars, and created Walking Dead style stampedes in pursuit of these monsters. One distracted Pokémon player even drove into a stationary police car! Any clearer? Nope, nor us. But if you want one take-away from this Pokémon Go lesson, it is that since its launch earlier this month, the game has added a staggering $14 billion to the value of Nintendo, proving that we really do live in strange times.

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