Amendment Aims at Saving Chilmark’s Historic Homes – The Vineyard Gazette

A proposed bylaw amendment aimed at preserving pre-Civil War houses in Chilmark had its first public hearing on Monday, drawing general support. The amendment relates to the residential building size bylaw, which sought to limit the size of new houses by requiring a special permit for houses over 3,500 square feet and by not allowing any houses to be built over 6,000 square feet. The minimum lot size throughout most of Chilmark is three acres. The big house bylaw, as it became Read more [...]

Plans to save historic pele tower

Plans are being drawn up to restore a centuries-old historic building in the heart of a Northumberland seaside village. An open day is being held tomorrow to explain the proposals for 600-year-old Cresswell pele tower to local people.The tower was built by the Cresswell family in the 15th century as a defence against the Border Reivers moving south into England from the Scottish Borders. At the time it would have been one of around 100 such fortified houses built in Northumberland Read more [...]

Banbury-built car named as one that changed Britain

When Colin McRae won his first World Rally Championship in 1995 he became the first British driver to do so. Former BBC Top Gear presenter, James May has named the Prodrive-built Subaru Impreza World Rally Car as one of the ten cars that changed Britain. Engineers at Prodrive work on the first Subaru Impreza car in August 1993. NNL-151023-121608001 He listed the Banbury-built car alongside such classics as the E Type Jaguar, the Land Rover, Range Rover and Rolls Royce Read more [...]

Ex-Pink Floyd guitarist to rescue derelict listed building

The former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and his wife, the author Polly Samson, are set to give a derelict historic building a new lease of life by converting it into a luxury home. The couple were given the building for free by a local developer who was frustrated in his attempts to gain permission to knock it down and build a block of flats. Related: David Gilmour: behind the scenes with a guitar legend – in pictures The 120-year-old three-storey building, called Medina House, is believed Read more [...]

Six things you never knew about Holloway

Plenty of Londoners can look a little blank if you casually mention that you live in Holloway. Some may even ask if it's anywhere near the prison (erm, the clue is in the name?). Located between Angel's Upper Street, Finsbury Park and Kentish Town, Holloway (or Upper Holloway, depending on the side of the street you're on) is a slightly hidden, historic Islington neighbourhood with a high street you've probably driven along even if you've never walked down it. Here are a few facts about the area: amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img Read more [...]

Kyle Navin and Jennifer Valiante charged over double murder of his parents

Kyle Navin, 27, and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Jennifer Valiante were arrested Friday night, state police saidNavin, who already was in federal custody on a weapon charge, was charged with two counts of murder and murder with special circumstancesValiante was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and hindering prosecution Navin's parents Jeffrey, 56, and Jeanette, 55, have been missing since August from their Connecticut homePolice found two bags of remains at a vacant home in Weston Read more [...]

Northampton Cenotaph upgraded to Grade I Listed monument by culture secretary

A Northampton landmark that honours those who made the ultimate sacrifice has been awarded Grade I listing to recognise its importance locally and to the nation. The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport upgraded the status of the Northampton Cenotaph to become a Grade One Listed monument on the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The announcement is being made ahead of the town coming together at the Cenotaph in Wood Hill to mark Remembrance Read more [...]

Missing Connecticut couple Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin’s son Kyle is a suspect

Jeffrey Navin, 56, and wife Jeanette, 55, have been missing for more than a month from Connecticut home State Police found two bags of remains at a vacant home in Weston ThursdayMedical examiner determined by Friday afternoon the remains were human Cops were tipped off by owner of the property who came upon evidence during a clean-up The owner, Thomas Kerrigan, is reportedly a friend of the Navins' son, Kyle, who is a person of interest in the case  Kyle Navin, 27, was named a suspect Read more [...]

The Bank restaurant and bar in Low Fell, Gateshead, relaunches under new (old …

The Bank Restaurant and Bar in Low Fell, Gateshead, has relaunched under new management. Local businessman and Low Fell resident Kevin Brown is back at the helm of the eatery and cocktail bar which he first opened in 2013. Kevin, who also owns the Grade II listed building on Durham Road, sold the venture in 2014 and was deeply disappointed to see it cease trading by the end of the year. Shortly after the closure, the original management team approached Kevin, and together, they’ve brought The Read more [...]