Historic Grade-II listed building is put on ‘at risk’ list

Comments (0) AN IMPORTANT 18th century grand hall has been deemed 'at risk' by a preservation group because of water damage and neglect. Hales Hall was built in 1712 in honour of Matthew Hale, a barrister and judge during the reign of Charles II. But now national heritage body Historic England claims the Grade II-listed building in Oakamoor Road is at the mercy of vandals. And shocked historians are calling for action to be taken to help save the building, which Read more [...]

Spotting danger ahead

Investing is, in the words of investment manager and author Richard Oldfield: “Simple but not easy.” But, while the basic principles are quite straightforward, time and time again we all fall into the same old traps – I’ve fallen into them many times myself. Of course, reading the annual report is always important, but there are a lot of other things to look at as well. This article will flag up you a few of the warning signs to look for, and will help you follow Warren Buffett’s Read more [...]

Grassington Festival invites applications for Fringe events

WITH Grassington Festival's headline acts announced for next year, organisers are now turning their attention to the fringe events. It is inviting applications from performers, community groups and venues in the area, who want to stage their own event as part of the Fringe. It will run alongside the main festival from Saturday, June 18, to Saturday, July 2. Grassington Festival - which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year - is expected Read more [...]

Communities rally together as Calder Valley hit by worst floods in a generation

Households and businesses have been left counting the cost of some of Calderdale’s worst floods in living memory. Elland, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Sowerby Bridge woke up on Boxing Day to flood waters of up to 6ft, with homes and businesses devastated and communities cut off.But an army of volunteers is now heading a huge clean-up campaign to make these areas fit to live in once more. One area which had more than its fair share of flooding Read more [...]

Five momentous economic events for 2015 in China

Editor's Note: As 2015 draws to a close, reporters of China Daily look back to pick key developments that left a deep impression on the year. An investor at a brokerage firm in Hefei, Anhui province on Jan 19, 2015. Both Shenzhen and Shanghai stock indexes crashed on that day.[Photo/Xinhua] Summer that scorched stock markets in China The A-share market suffered a free fall in the summer (June-August) of 2015 when the market regulator tightened leverage norms. Funds panicked, a selloff ensued, Read more [...]

Bestway boss Zameer Choudrey and Lynton Crosby listed in New Year Honours

Zameer Choudrey, chief executive of Bestway, is made a CBE in the New Year HonoursThe boss of a cash-and-carry firm which donated nearly half a million pounds to the Conservative Party is to be made a CBE in the New Year Honours.Zameer Choudrey is chief executive of Bestway, the country's second largest cash-and-carry group and has an estimated personal fortune of £975million.The 57-year-old was given the honour for 'services to the UK wholesale industry and charity in the UK and abroad'. But Read more [...]

MARKET REPORT: Vodafone said to planning possible £140bn merger with US-listed …

Mobile phone giant Vodafone, 1.25p easier at 217.5p, has been involved in a couple of the biggest deals in corporate history, including its £116billion purchase of Germany’s Mannesmann in 1999 and the £88billion sale of its stake in Verizon to Verizon Wireless in 2014.According to the powers that be, it is set, early in 2016, to feature in a mouth-watering deal to create a global telecoms powerhouse.Apparently corporate financiers have been working long hours over the festive period on a possible Read more [...]

Things To Do New Year’s Eve Paris 2015: Events, Celebrations At The Eiffel …

Despite a year of deadly terrorist attacks, Paris remains one of the most popular destinations in Europe for New Year’s Eve or “la Saint-Sylvestre.” Authorities have canceled the planned fireworks show as security continues to be a top priority, but other stunning spectacles and celebrations will take place Thursday night at the Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower and other places listed below. So if you’re lucky enough to ring in 2016 in the City of Light, be sure to wish your Read more [...]

Kate Chopin short story: A timely tale for the sales… from 120 years ago

Little Mrs Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of $15. It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years. The question of investment was one that occupied her greatly. For a day or two she walked about apparently in a dreamy state, but really absorbed in speculation and calculation. She did not wish to act hastily, to do anything she Read more [...]

Newly listed commercial property company buys sites in Leeds and Beverley

REGIONAL Reit, the recently listed regional commercial property company, has bought a £37.5m portfolio, including properties in Yorkshire. The company has exchanged contracts to purchase five
regional assets from a retained client of La Salle Investment
Management in an off market deal. In a statement, Regional REIT said: “This is expected to provide a net income of £3.38m per annum which equates to a yield of 8.25 per cent, and is to be funded from the company’s Read more [...]