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Friday 20 April 2012
This low-budget oddity, which is performed entirely in rhyming couplets, starts with a drenched, stark naked salesman, Victor (Iain Robertson), and a ripe Simon Callow voiceover explaining why this poor unfortunate has ended up in this predicament.
Thursday 22 March 2012
Punters in Savills were cursing George Osborne yesterday. The estate agent, which focuses on the high end section of the market, was one of the stocks worst-hit by the Budget after the Chancellor announced he was upping the amount of tax on homes being sold for more than £2m.
Friday 16 March 2012
Families in London's prosperous boroughs have been postponing moves to bigger pads in the Home Counties while house prices in the capital surge but the trend could be ending, estate agent Savills said yesterday.
Saturday 18 February 2012
Duncan Roy has just spent three months in a tough Los Angeles jail. But the really tough thing, he tells Guy Adams, was having no idea why he was there
Weather in brief: Whiteout for snowdrop fans; Sledgers take a wok in the park; The battle of Brick Lane; Thieves caught leaving tracks
Monday 06 February 2012
Chippenham Park, near Ely, in Cambridgeshire, was closed to all but one hardy busload of snowdrop enthusiasts from Lowestoft yesterday morning. With 4in of snow on the ground they looked in vain for the flowers, which normally bloom on the first weekend in February.
Friday 30 December 2011
House prices are down, supplies of new homes are below target and frustrated first-time buyers are struggling to get mortgages...
Friday 16 December 2011
As long as you're in for the long haul, an unmodernised home is the cheapest way on to the property ladder.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Firms charged with the upkeep of blocks of flats – known as managing agents – could be putting occupants at risk, according to a leading property management company.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Rentokil initial said its first-quarter profits had fallen by 10 per cent and its City Link parcels business was continuing to frustrate its attempts to revive its fortunes.
Sunday 17 April 2011
A new iPhone app has been launched aimed at helping buy-to-let landlords find out if their prospective tenants are on a blacklist for property damage or unpaid rent.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Leaseholders are being systematically overcharged for buildings insurance by managing agents, property industry experts have warned.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Outlook One of the micro-measures the Chancellor should explore next week is a review of the aged laws that govern the relationship between the owners of commercial properties and tenants such as retailers. As Stephen Marks, the boss of French Connection noted yesterday, these laws are now creaking badly – so much so that they are a serious impediment to a recovery on the high street.
Monday 14 March 2011
Debt-laden property management company Peverel has gone into administration in a further blow to the empire of the billionaire Tchenguiz brothers.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition