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Al Capone Under Fire for Painting her House Pink

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Ben Cusack A notorious drunk called ‘Al Capone’ is under fire again – for painting her house bright PINK. Alexandra ‘Al’ Capone, 40, was slapped with a Prohibition-style Asbo, banning her from getting drunk or throwing parties at her 140-year-old former lifeboat station home. But despite being scheduled [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

Infographic: What Keeps us Awake at Night?

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NEWS COPY Brits lie awake counting pennies instead of sheep, says a new study – as nine in ten admit they’re plagued with sleepless nights, mostly due to fretting over finances. Researchers who studied 2,000 adults on their sleeping habits revealed money worries to come top of a myriad of reasons Brits can’t get to [...]


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London Flat Put up for Sale for MORE than 14 Bed Mansion

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A one bedroom flat, thought to be among the smallest in London, has been put up for sale for more than a 14 bedroom mansion in Devon. The pint-sized pied-a-terre has just 336sq/ft of space, which is around the size of a large master bedroom. It was originally a studio [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

Mansion Linked to Henry VIII Transformed into Stately Home

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A grand mansion linked to Henry VIII and later sold by the government after suffering years of neglect has been transformed into the cheapest stately home. House hunters wanting a bit of Wolf Hall or Downton Abbey in their lives can move into Preston Hall from just #195,000. This is around #18,000 [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

First Straw Houses go on the Open Market

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Izzy Ferris Houses made of STRAW went on the open market for the first time yesterday (Mon) after being made eligible for mortgages. Until now the eco-homes have been the preserve of bespoke building projects and financed through specialist lenders. But a row of seven straw houses in Bristol have now become [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

This Year’s Top 10 Most Expensive UK Properties

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Adrian Hearn Estate agents were counting the profits last year after a record-breaking 13,400 properties sold for more than £1 million - with a £50 million penthouse topping the list of biggest sales. A strengthening economy saw house prices in London shoot up by 16.3 per cent, which helped boost the number [...]


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In Pictures: Cable Car Transformed into Hotel Room

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A cable car with stunning views over a famous ski resort is to be transformed into the world’s most breathtaking hotel room. Suspended 2,700 metres above Courchevel in France, the Saulire cable car will become luxury accommodation for one night only. After climbing the ski runs by snowmobile, the cabin’s [...]


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In Pictures: Former JFK residence to be transformed into a £150 MILLION mega-mansion

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Adrian Hearn A London property formerly lived in by JFK is set to be transformed into a #150 MILLION mega-mansion and one of the capital’s finest homes. The late President Kennedy lived in 13-14 Princes Gate, an imposing property overlooking Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, as a young man [...]


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In Pictures: Pig Sty Converted into Property

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – By Jack Evans  Featured On:  ITV.com  thetelegraph.co.uk A couple who secretly turned a pigsty into a four-bedroom home have been ordered to tear it apart and sell it – for just #20,000. From the outside the property still looks like an ordinary farm building, made of unpainted grey concrete blocks with a big [...]


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70% of Bank-Holiday DIYers end up injured

Seven out of ten DIY enthusiasts will return to work after the long weekend suffering from an injury – sustained whilst carrying out home improvements. A study carried out among 2,000 adults found around eight in ten Brits got stuck into DIY jobs around the house this weekend, with painting and decorating the most common tasks [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow