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Nearly half of Britain's 'most expensive' seaside towns are in the South West

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Nearly half of Britain's "most expensive" seaside towns are in the South West - according to a new survey.

Salcombe in Devon, which was the priciest seaside town in 2015, came in second on the annual Halifax survey this year, with an average home there valued at £617,743.

During the last 10 years, the average house price in Britain's seaside towns has increased by 25%, from £181,060 in 2007 to £226,916 in 2017.

That equates to an average increase of £382 per month.

So what are the most expensive seaside towns? (With average house price in brackets)

  • Sandbanks, South West (£664,051)
  • Salcombe, South West (£617,743)
  • Aldeburgh, East Anglia (£526,689)
  • Lymington, South East (£441,357)
  • Padstow, South West (£422,916)
  • Dartmouth, South West (£391,775)
  • East Wittering, South East (£384,434)
  • Brighton, South East (£374,622)
  • Shoreham by Sea, South East (£373,056)
  • Bigbury on Sea, South West (£372,105)

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Growing concern for missing 13-year-old girl

Ellie-May was last seen on 23 May. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police are concerned for a missing teenager from Cheltenham.

13-year-old Ellie-May Stevens from Arle Gardens, Cheltenham was last seen at 4pm on Tuesday 23 May. She came home to collect a bag but has not returned.

Ellie-May has friends in Cheltenham and has family connections to Milton Keynes. She is:

  • 5’ 3” tall
  • slight build
  • shoulder length blonde hair
  • she was wearing a black top and black trousers
  • she was carrying a black bag with a large brown pocket

Police are urging anyone who has seen Ellie or knows of her whereabouts to call 101.

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