News Mourners visit the home of Margaret Thatcher in April 2013; her Belgravia house will go on sale after major refurbishment

A development company has bought the property and is getting it ready to sell on

Music: Let the song of praise be sung

JESSYE NORMAN SINGS DUKE ELLINGTON BARBICAN LONDON

Design: Set in Stone

THE FLOOR-covering starring in the hottest hotel bars this season is the Vinyl Pebbles floor tile (30.5 x 30.5cm), pounds 84 for nine, from Natalie Woolf Surface Design (01705 466996). Its convincing pebble pattern is similar to Ella Duran's Silence table mats, six for pounds 42 from 0171-375 1466.

Middle England mourns one of its own

JILL DANDO's family had wanted her funeral to be private, limited to those who knew her personally. But that could never be the case. She was too public a face for that.

Shopping: You need a good pasting

Home decorating is about to get complicated again. A lick of white paint on your walls is no longer enough. By Dominic Lutyens

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Irvine's wallpaper firm in trouble

IT COSTS pounds 300 a roll, features hand-printed green pineapples and has already landed the Lord Chancellor in hot water.

Music Lyric Sheets: And so the God of Easy Listening Said...

The veteran singer Andy Williams, currently enjoying a renaissance with his retrospective collection, `In the Lounge with Andy Williams', has just entered the singles chart at No 9 with `Music to Watch Girls By'.

Irvine's postage invites criticism

TO A MAN who spent pounds 650,000 of public money on wallpapering his lavatory, the sum of pounds 9.80 must seem like a piddling amount.

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Magazines chase global elite

AS THE UK consumer magazine market approaches saturation point, publishers are targeting an emerging global elite of urban professionals as a lucrative new market. The result could be the launch of a range of internationally orientated titles at the very top end of the magazine market in 1999.

`Sun' takes a shine to the top legal toff

DERRY IRVINE, the Lord Chancellor, has long been in need of an image makeover. Yesterday he emerged transformed as the People's Hero: a Hello!-style interview appeared on the day of the publication of the White Paper on legal reform.

Wallis springs shock pounds 283m Marley bid

JOHN MANSFIELD GROUP, a timber merchant worth just pounds 16.7m and chaired by former Fisons chief executive Stuart Wallis, yesterday launched a surprise pounds 283m break-up bid for Marley, the struggling building materials group.

Wallpaper poisons Mozart experts

ONE OF the world's most famous music schools, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, has been closed after three music professors and a fourth member of staff contracted leukaemia.

Protest at cost of oak panels in MPs' offices

IT WILL cost more than Derry Irvine's wallpaper and is likely to cause a similar political row.

Interiors: Choose a house, choose to decorate, choose wallpaper

`Trainspotting' set designer Kave Quinn has turned her back on minimalism and transformed her London terrace into a riot of classic hand- printed wallpaper. Nonie Niesewand is dazzled
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