Pictures: New plans for ‘Exeter Gateway’ student flats may exceed limit

Comments (0) PLANS to build 10 new town houses for 139 students in Exeter could break the ceiling set on such developments.The proposed new flats, on the “Exeter Gateway” junction of St Davids Hill and Bonhay Road, near St David’s Station, are the latest in a long line of city developments specifically for students.And they come as the city council – which has 4,869 households registered on its waiting list – revealed that in the last 12 months, 99 Read more [...]

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Listed For Sale

Neverland Ranch, known as the home of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, has hit the market, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre California estate where Jackson once lived — with his menagerie of animals including Bubbles the chimp (who is alive and well and dissing sister LaToya) — can be yours for the low, low price of $100 million. Located in Los Olivos, near Santa Barbara, the Peter Pan–inspired compound is the ideal home for any boy (or girl) who never Read more [...]

Turkey: where east meets west

Ayse Bingöl Demir is a criminal lawyer based in Istanbul, where she has been practising for more than 10 years. But becoming a public prosecutor, let alone a judge, has not been an option. ‘I haven’t applied because I know I won’t be selected,’ she says. ‘I am of Kurdish origin. I am a human rights lawyer and stand for human rights, so this means I am not a pro-government person.’The apparent discrimination in Turkey against people of Demir’s ethnicity and beliefs means competent lawyers Read more [...]

Australian Dollar Exchange Rates: AUD/GBP, AUD/EUR, AUD/NZD Expected to …

Australian Dollar (AUD-GBP) Exchange Rate To Fluctuate Following BoE AnnounementIt’s going to be an interesting week ahead for the Pound to Australian Dollar exchange rate with several key events taking place that could impact the market. The most notable events will occur towards the end of the week, starting with the Bank of England announcing its interest rate decision on Thursday. In the past two policy meetings two members of the Monetary Policy Committee have found the decision Read more [...]

Facelift for little-known Paris pagoda that houses 10-metre Miró Buddha

Hidden in a wood on the outskirts of Paris is an African pavilion-turned-pagoda that houses the largest Buddha in Europe, made in the Paris atelier of the Spanish artist Joan Miró. The Grande Pagode is an eclectic cultural, religious and artistic treasure, but most of those strolling and jogging around the Lac Daumesnil in the Bois de Vincennes, do not even know it is there. Now France’s Buddhist community, which celebrated the reopening of the pagoda this weekend after a €1m (£720,000) facelift, Read more [...]

Grade II listed Pensax Court could be a timely buy

It was a case of better together for the East Wing of Pensax Court in the Worcestershire village of Pensax. Despite its Tudor-esque appearance to one side, Pensax Court was built by the Clutton-Brock coal mining dynasty in the early 19th Century. It was split into three properties in the 1980s but in the 1990s, two of these were united once more to create the East Wing. This now forms the larger part of the Grade II listed Pensax Court and has some of its most interesting features. Apart from Read more [...]

Randomized Phase 2 ReACT Study of RINTEGA(R) in Recurrent Bevacizumab …

--Clinical benefit observed across multiple endpoints, including PFS, OS, ORR and steroid requirement-- --All subgroup analyses favor RINTEGA treatment-- HAMPTON, N.J., May 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLDX) today presented positive results from the Company's randomized, double-blind Phase 2 study of RINTEGA® (rindopepimut) in patients with EGFRvIII-positive, recurrent glioblastoma at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Read more [...]

Northern PHL’s famed rice terraces face modern threats

MAYOYAO, Ifugao - It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the northern Philippines, and young men in colorful tribal clothing pound ancient rhythms on brass gongs as wild boars squeal ahead of slaughter.The annual festivals, held in remote mountain communities after the planting of the rice that is at the core of their existence, are a vital way of passing centuries-old customs to the new generation.Those Read more [...]

John Pascoe Fawkner’s Melbourne home listed for sale with eye to developers

7 Oak Park Court, Oak Park, is listed for sale through Nelson Alexander. Photo: Supplied The  Melbourne home of pioneer John Pascoe Fawkner has been listed for sale for the first time since 1992.Fawkner established the 3500-square-metre Oak Park estate, in Melbourne's north, in 1840.Fawkner's estate, Belle Vue Park, was largely replaced in 1880 by a two-storey house built Read more [...]

Mike Ashley in secret plan to launch chain of cut-price high street stores …

By Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 07:10 GMT, 31 May 2015 | Updated: 07:38 GMT, 31 May 2015 3 View comments Sportswear billionaire Mike Ashley has launched a new discount store in a bid to take a bigger share of the UK high street.The plan, which has so far been shrouded in secrecy, has been dubbed ‘Son of Woolworths’ and launched just days Read more [...]