Gang jailed for running £5.2 million cannabis farm from Grade-II listed …

Six members of a drug gang - including four men from London and Banstead, Surrey - have been jailed after police uncovered a £5.2 million cannabis farm at a Grade II-listed stately home in a quiet Cumbrian village. At least 10 rooms in Flass House, on the outskirts of Maulds Meaburn, were being used to grow the drug in what was described as “a professional set-up”. The six men, including the owner of the mansion Paul Davies, were sentenced to a total of almost 40 years for their roles Read more [...]

Iconic Grade I listed property on sale for £1.15m

One of Beverley’s most historically significant properties is still on the market, but has attracted plenty of interest recently. The Bar House, which is on sale for £1.15million, is part of the town’s medieval North Bar. It is believed to be the only Grade I listed private residence in the historic market town.The Bar House, in the heart of the Georgian quarter, is detailed by Nikolaus Pevsner in his book York and the East Riding and was built in the late 17th and early 18th Read more [...]

Events to celebrate 130th anniversary of Darlington’s Crown Street Library

A HOST of events are planned to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Darlington’s iconic Crown Street Library this October. Highlights include the sold-out ‘An Evening with Gervase Phinn’ on October 19, and the ever-popular History Wardrobes presenting ‘A Very Victorian Lady’ to kick off the birthday celebrations in the Crown Street Gallery on October 18. These will be complemented by a series of workshops and special events designed to mark the importance of the Read more [...]

Events to celebrate 130th anniversary of Darlington’s Crown Street Library

The Grade II listed building, designed by G G Hoskins, first opened its doors on October 23, 1885 following years of campaigning by notable Darlingtonians including Edward Pease. There were already two existing libraries in the town in the 1860s, one at the Mechanics Institute and the other the Darlington Subscription Library, but neither was free. Edward Pease left £10,000 in his will when he died in 1880 for the building of a library or for other educational purposes and five years Read more [...]

Grade II-listed building could make way for apartments

PART of a Grade II-listed building in Clitheroe could be demolished and apartments built on the site if a planning application is approved. Ribble Valley Council has received an application for the former factory, based in the Primrose Works, to demolish two mill buildings and convert a third workshop into 14 apartments. MORE TOP STORIES: UPDATE: Armed police swoop after woman, 26, stabbed in Oswaldtwistle Read more [...]

Milton Keynes listed as seventh most expensive new town in the UK

Following the Second World War, it was agreed that the one thing the country needed was new towns – to construct whole new conurbations where previously there had been none. Over the last 25 years, 32 new towns were built across the country - including Milton Keynes. According to estate agent Savills, out of the 32 towns, Milton Keynes is the seventh most expensive location behind the likes of Welwyn, Hemel Hampstead and Crawley - where the average house price is £224,245.   With Milton Read more [...]

Copper Thieves Target 23 Berkley Homes Listed For Sale

BERKLEY (WWJ/AP) – Police say copper piping has been stolen from 23 vacant homes in the Detroit suburb of Berkley in recent weeks. Berkley police Detective Sgt. Andrew Hadfield said the break-ins at homes advertised for sale have taken place since August. “In each of these someone has broken into the houses, gone down into the basement and removed exposed copper pipe from the ceilings,” Hadfield told the Detroit News. “We can’t be certain it is the same person or persons but the Read more [...]

Frontline Ltd. announces delisting from London Stock Exchange

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sep 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Frontline Ltd. (the "Company" or "Frontline") announces today that it has requested the UK Listing Authority (the "UKLA") to cancel the listing of all of its ordinary shares of USD$1.00 each (FRO) ("Ordinary Shares") listed on the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UKLA ()Official List") and admitted to trading on London Stock Exchange plc's main market for listed securities ()Main Read more [...]