Stop the Rot event a huge success

Thanks to Steven Goodman from the Friends of Frank James Hospital for this report from last week’s Stop the Rot event held at Northwood House by English heritage. Ed Speakers at the well-attended presentation included representatives of English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Architectural Heritage Fund, the Gardens Trust, Past Wight Heritage Consultancy, The Venerable Peter Sutton, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, and seventeen year old Joshua Aitken-Dunkeld, who movingly conveyed the Read more [...]

Northampton lift tower could become 127m ‘giant lava lamp’

29 September 2014 Last updated at 12:58 The screen would be used to show art installations and promote the local area A 127m (418ft) tall tower in Northampton could be turned into the "world's biggest lava lamp". Plans have been submitted to Northampton Borough Council to wrap a 3,000 sq m high definition LED screen around the National Lift Tower. The screen would be used to show art installations Read more [...]

Approval for nearly 100 new homes in grounds of listed former convent in Isleworth

Nearly 100 new homes are to be created in the grounds of a Grade II-listed former convent in Isleworth, with building work set to begin later this year. An application to convert the listed White House, chapels and stables at the Isleworth House site, in Richmond Road, into 23 flats was unanimously approved by the council's planning committee last Thursday (September 25). Developers St James and Beechcroft were also given permission to build 39 new houses at the 7.8 acre plot and create 36 care Read more [...]

Attactive Grade II listed property in Wingfield

Set in established gardens of about 1.23acres is this attractive Grade II Listed thatched cottage in a conservation area. The property offers almost 2000sq ft of accommodation over two floors with a wealth of exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace. Prospective buyers will need to make an internal inspection to fully appreciate this house. The property features three bedrooms, sitting room, garden room, bathroom, kitchen, entrance hall, utility room, dining room Read more [...]

Thomas Bjorn could hold key vote as Europe decide on next Ryder Cup captain

Darren Clarke and Miguel Angel Jimenez main contenders for jobPlayers representative will have crucial vote - likely to be Bjorn BBC prioritise Merseyside derby over Ryder Cup on Saturday lunchtimeBarbara Slater defends appointment of Dan Roan as sports editorBy Charles Sale Follow @@charliesale Published: 21:54 GMT, 28 September 2014 | Updated: 21:54 GMT, 28 September 2014 View Read more [...]

Ol’ Man River boosts Derby claims with win in Curragh’s Beresford Stakes

Ol’ Man River could well be the name that most punters are shouting for up Newmarket’s straight next May, or around Tattenham Corner next June, after Aidan O’Brien’s colt enhanced his Classic prospects with a decisive victory in the Beresford Stakes at The Curragh on Sunday. A £2.2m purchase as a yearling, the Montjeu colt stepped up to Group Two company with the minimum of fuss, just four weeks after making a successful debut over the course and distance. The 1-2 favourite Read more [...]

Five Best Gift Registry Sites

Whether you're planning a wedding, a shower, or any other major party for a major event, you'll probably have people who want to congratulate you—which means you'll need a registry. This week, we're looking at five of the best registry services for events of all types and sizes. Earlier in the week, we asked you to nominate your favorite gift or wedding registry sites. You came through with some solid nominees, from the expected to the specialized. Let's take a look at your five favorites, in no Read more [...]

Marshall, Allen listed as questionable for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive end Jared Allen are questionable for the Bears' game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.Neither player practiced this week.Marshall has been hobbled since he sprained his right ankle in the season opener. He left in the second quarter Monday night game against the New York Jets but returned in the second half, finishing with just one reception for 6 yards.Allen has been ill all week.The Bears Read more [...]

Tickets selling fast for Chobham Festival

News » Roundup » Articles » Published: 28 Sep 2014 12:300 comments CHOBHAM Festival will explode back onto the streets with a bang this year, with organisers hoping to repeat last year’s success with a new direction by grooving to the sounds of motown. Organiser Paul Reed said: “Last year we tried an Abba tribute band at the Chobham club – a totally new venue – which was a great success and attracted a different crowd, much more of a mix so we thought we’d Read more [...]