See photos of Reading’s Olympia Ballroom throughout the ages

Incredible photos of one of Reading's oldest buildings throughout the ages have been released by the Reading Fringe Festival team. Shehnai at The Olympia Ballroom will be used as a venue for a series of comedy, music and theatre acts during Fringe week. Built in the 1700s by one of King George's physicians, the historic listed building in London Street is one of the largest indoor venue hire locations in Berkshire. Built in the 1700s by one of King George's physicians, The Olympia Ballroom in London Read more [...]

It will be an ‘absolute outrage’ if the Six Nations is only on pay-per-view …

The BBC should do all it can to keep the Six Nations free to air in English and Welsh, former Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Wigley has urged. The peer stressed the national importance of the tournament in a letter to BBC director-general Tony Hall. He wants the Six Nations added to a list of protected events which would guarantee its free-to-air status. 'The most important fixtures in our collective national calendar' Lord Wigley said: “When I first wrote to Lord Hall regarding this matter back in Read more [...]

Kengo Kuma replaces the walls of a Beijing tea house with a grid of …

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has arranged translucent plastic blocks in a brick-like formation to create new walls for a Beijing tea house overlooking the Forbidden City (+ slideshow). Kengo Kuma and Associates used polyethylene plastic batons to create an elaborate grid across the ceiling and walls of each room of the private member's club, which is simply named Beijing Tea House. The white latticework is interlaced with translucent blue polycarbonate panels – offering Read more [...]

Dudley BS to lend on listed buildings

The Dudley Building Society has announced a new range of discounted rate mortgage products aimed at providing funding for buyers and owners of listed buildings. Having moved its mortgage distribution exclusively through the intermediary channel, The Dudley is now developing new niches to meet the needs of its broker clients. The listed building product range will cater for Grade 1, Grade 2* and Grade 2 property and the rate discount lasts for the lifetime of the loan. Borrowers can Read more [...]

European banks, diversified financials and insurers most correlated to …

UBS said in an equity strategy note on Tuesday that it expects continued volatility ahead of the Greek referendum this weekend, with polls and political comments by Greek and Eurozone leaders driving markets. The biggest exposure to Greece at a country level is in Spain, Portugal and Italy, said the bank, adding that the UK and Switzerland are the relative safe havens outside the Eurozone. In terms of sectors, banks, insurers and diversified financials are the most correlated to Read more [...]

iBall Andi4 B20 With 3G Support, 4-Inch Display Listed on Company Site

iBall has introduced a new Andi-series smartphone, the Andi4 B20, which is now listed on the company's site. There is no official word on the availability and pricing details of the iBall Andi4 B20 smartphone; however, we expect the company will start the sale of the smartphone in the coming days.The Andi4 B20 smartphone is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It comes with a 4-inch (480x800 pixels) WVGA display. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz single-core Read more [...]

Luxury flats plan for listed mill in Bradford

A PROPERTY development company has pledged to transform a crumbling listed warehouse in the city centre into plush student flats by next summer. MKD has been granted planning permission to convert 149-151 Sunbridge Road, a grade two listed, seven storey building dating back to 1905, into 74 ensuite student flats. And the company has told the TA that the £3.2 million scheme will be inspired by boutique hotels, with large rooms fitted with plasma screen TVs dashing the Read more [...]

BBC ‘may lose right to cover the Olympics’

Clare Balding is a BBC Olympic stalwart but for how long? Picture: Contributed The BBC is facing the prospect of losing some or all of its coverage of the Olympics from 2022 after broadcaster Eurosport and parent company Discovery secured a €1.3 billion (£920 million) rights deal. The BBC had 2,500 hours of live coverage from the London 2012 Games and 650 hours from the Sochi Winter Olympics last year, but the Read more [...]

Thomas Dux food chain listed for sale by Woolworths

Unit 5E, 2-22 Knox St, Double Bay NSW With its flawless layout, state-of-the-art finishes and seamless in/outdoor transitions, this north-east facing residence has been architecturally designed to provide the ultimate sanctuary for luxurious living with 200sq m of internal living space. The home's elegant interiors are enhanced by a sequence of doors allowing easy transition onto a full width 37sq m granite terrace. Click here to find our more style="float:left;" Read more [...]

Tax talk: Can loss from sale of listed shares be set off against any other income?

If you buy shares of a company listed on a recognised stock exchange and sell such an investment after a year, any gains derived from them are not subject to income tax, provided STT on such a sale has been paid. The same rule applies to units of an equity-oriented mutual fund. This is because the sale of such an investment after a year qualifies as a long-term capital gain, which is exempt under Section 10(38) of the Income-Tax Act, 1961. But what if after a year, the sale of such a listed Read more [...]