Last family on derelict estate won’t move out for less than £220K! Father-of-seven vows to stay in home the council has wanted to bulldoze for 10 years… unless they offer more cash

A family of seven has been forced to live alone on a derelict estate for more than a decade because of a housing row. Demonique Wilson, 55, lives in a three-bedroom house on Holcombe Close, Salford, with his wife Thabo, 45, and their five children. Salford City Council has wanted to bulldoze their home since 2009 … Read more

Arresting development! Former Victorian police station that was converted into a boutique hotel goes on the market for £1.85million

A former Victorian police station that was converted into a boutique hotel has  gone on the market for £1.85million. Alma Lodge was the site of Fulford’s first police station, built for East Riding Constabulary in 1880 and originally featured a charge-room, three cells and two dwelling houses for resident police officers.  The historic building in … Read more

Want to sell your home over Christmas? Here’s why you should put the decorations AWAY

Across the country, a warm glow is beginning to appear — but might it be from Yuletide decorations destroying the chances of selling your home? For some people the festive season involves inflatable Santas clinging to windowsills like burglars. Others prefer illuminated reindeers in the front garden. But if you’re among the 100,000 households trying … Read more

A view with a room! Tiny beach shack no bigger than a garage which overlooks picturesque Welsh beach dubbed ‘Cheshire by the Sea’ goes on the market for £185,000

By Matt Drake Updated: 13:07 GMT, 27 November 2023 A tiny beach shack that’s no bigger than a garage is on the market for a whopping £185,000. The shack is a simple corrugated hut but overlooks the sandy beach in the village of Abersoch, North Wales – which has been dubbed ‘Cheshire by the Sea’ … Read more

Twist & shake: All-Irish punch bowl

By Oisín Davis Published: 00:01 GMT, 26 November 2023 | Updated: 00:01 GMT, 26 November 2023 MAKES 15 x 200ml serves 3 lemons, plus extra slices to garnish 2 sticks of rhubarb, chopped into chunks 250ml jar of honey 1 litre cloudy pressed apple juice (if you want the punch to be less strong, add … Read more

Inside Kevin McCloud’s ‘favourite ever’ Grand Designs house which cost just £130,000

The house in County Derry, Northern Ireland, featured on series 14 of the show  Conceived by architect Patrick Bradley, his plans initally divided opinion By Zac Campbell Updated: 10:29 GMT, 21 November 2023 From restoring a 600-year cave house in the countryside to renovating an old water tower in central London, Grand Designs has seen … Read more

Two-bedroom home which formed iconic backdrop for the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter goes on sale for £235,000

A magical train station with a two-bedroom home which formed the backdrop for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films has gone on sale for £235,000. The cosy cottage lies right next to the tracks at Beasdale Station – an operational railway station located in Druimindarroch, Scottish Highlands. The home was converted from the … Read more

Cosy cottage once owned by children’s TV star Fearne Cotton in leafy London surburb goes on the market for £1million

Star is thought to have lived at the ‘unique’ home while shooting Top of the Pops  By Ryan Prosser Updated: 10:23 GMT, 13 November 2023 A cottage that was once owned by children’s TV star Fearne Cotton has now been put on the market for £1million. The three-bedroom home in Richmond, south west London was … Read more

Topline travel: Ani Resort, Sri Lanka

By Jackie Annesley For You Magazine Published: 06:01 GMT, 5 November 2023 | Updated: 17:39 GMT, 6 November 2023 Outline  A 15-suite private resort on the southern shores of Sri Lanka, Ani has a staff of 30 to curate any dining whim, spa treatment, kids’ activity or tailored excursion. Accommodating up to 30 guests, it’s part … Read more