Auction shifts £2.65m-worth of properties

More than £2.65m has been raised at a property auction at Nottingham Racecourse. Lots included grade-II listed West Lodge at Newstead Abbey Park which was sold by Nottingham City Council for £203,500 while a wide range of terraced properties in Nottingham attracted interest. The Savills regional auction attracted more than 200 people and had a success rate of 76 per cent. It was down on January's Read more [...]

Five Things March 30: Volunteer at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy

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Canadian author Rohinton Mistry short-listed for Man Booker

Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry is in the running for the Man Booker International Prize, a prestigious award handed out once every two years. Mr. Mistry’s best-selling books are set in India, often using the country’s politics and history as a backdrop. Perhaps his best-known work is the 1995 novel A Fine Balance, which traces the lives of four characters in Mumbai amid India’s first decades of post-independence history and, in particular, the 1970s state of emergency imposed by then-prime Read more [...]

Lancaster ‘to equal Chester or York’ for tourism

29 March 2011 Last updated at 10:50 ET Small tours are already operated at the castle Lancaster could become a tourist destination equal to Chester or York if the town's former prison is developed in the right way, it has been claimed. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced in January that HMP Lancaster Castle would close at the end of March, and all prisoners have now left. Read more [...]

Kingston Flyer up for mortgagee sale

Kingston Flyer up for mortgagee sale Updated at 3:01 pm today The Kingston Flyer is up for mortgagee sale two years after the vintage steam train was last offered for sale. The real estate agent managing the sale, Bob Muir of Ray White Real Estate, says the vintage steam engine did not sell in 2009 and has been listed on the internet auction site TradeMe with the price to be negotiated. The Kingston Flyer began operating as a passenger service in the lower South Island in the 1890s and stopped Read more [...]

EU Says Libya Sanctions Only Affect Listed Companies

(Updates with spokesman clarification that sanctions only target listed entities, people and is not a blanket embargo.) BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--The European Commission clarified Tuesday afternoon that EU sanctions on Libya only apply to the people and companies specifically listed, drawing back from a suggestion that there was a blanket oil embargo against the whole of Libya. The issue is key because of reports that the Libyan opposition, which is based in the ... Read more [...]

Maha Legislature to wind up in time for India-Pak cricket tie

PTI | 09:03 PM,Mar 29,2011 Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) When it comes to cricket, it seems everything else can wait, including the crucial business of Maharashtra Legislature. Both the Houses will wind up proceedings by 2 pm tomorrow, in time for legislators to catch the crucial India-Pakistan semi-final on TV. A senior Vidhan Bhawan official told PTI that tomorrow's agenda for the Houses has been listed till 2 pm. Although no official announcement has Read more [...]

Events listed for March 31

Thu, March 31, 2011 Trinity Health Auxiliary will sponsor a "Books Are Fun" Book and Gift Fair: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Hospital Skywalk.Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 S. Main St. Registration for the summer season of Magic City Youth Baseball in Minot: Rescheduled for Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Town and Country Center in Minot. Registration was rescheduled from March 22 because of the snowstorm. Read more [...]