Category Archives: Lifestyle/Celebrity

17th century castle empty for 20 years is going under the hammer

An incredible 17th century abandoned Italian castle is set to go under the hammer in mint condition – despite being left empty for 20 years.
The Castello di Sammezzano in Tuscany, Italy, was built in the early 17th century by Spanish nobles and was even visited by Emperor Charlemagne, before it was turned into a hotel-restaurant.

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Want to be on Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb?

Primetime Channel 4 series ‘Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb’ are currently making an episode in Derby and surrounding areas, and are looking for sellers and properties in the  £180,000 to £240,000 and £280,000 to £330,000 price brackets that could benefit from:

– Expert home design advice from Amanda Lamb
– £1000 budget to do a home makeover (sellers can spend this however they like – on the house!)
– Styling from the design team
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‘Mansion Milliband’ tops political property stakes

According to the latest research by property website Zoopla, Labour leader Ed Miliband is the only main UK political party leader who owns and lives in a ‘mansion’, according to his party’s definition, based on the proposed Mansion Tax for properties valued at over £2m.

Miliband’s North London home is now worth £2.73m, more than three times the average in the area, according to Zoopla. Continue reading

Paul McCartney’s childhood home to go under the hammer

Beatles fans will have the opportunity to purchase a piece of history when Paul McCartney’s former childhood home goes to auction at the renowned Cavern Club in Liverpool at 7:00pm on 26 February 2015.

The humble three-up, two-down terrace home of 72 Western Avenue in, Speke, Liverpool, was where Paul McCartney lived with his parents until the mid 1950’s. Continue reading

Happier families more positive for their financial future

The latest Lloyds Bank Family Finances report reveals feelings towards the economy are growing evermore positive across all household types.

Although people still feel negative overall, the percentage balance of opinion on the country’s financial situation has significantly increased, growing more positive, since the last autumn statement from -54% to -35%. Continue reading

Home is where the business is

More than eight out of 10 (84%) of the UK’s smallest businesses now use their home as a place of work, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Insurance.

The latest Big Issues for Small Businesses report from the insurer found that 53% of all microbusinesses were started from home and half of the top 10 working locations identified are within the home – including the living room, dining room and kitchen. Continue reading