It's like living in a tanning salon! Family's agony over neighbour's solar panels that reflects sunlight directly into their home Trevor Chase, 81, fitted the panels on top of his bungalow in Devon His next door neighbour Robert Phipps says his home is now lit up His family have to retreat behind thick curtains to hide from the glare Torridge District Council said planning permission was not required By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 13:33 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sitting in your conservatory is supposed to be a relaxing way of spending a sunny afternoon. But for the Phipps family the sunshine means they are forced to retreat behind blackout curtains after their neighbour installed solar panels
Quail's egg croustades for baby's 1st birthday How perfectly Pippa Pippa has given her tips for organising a fun celebration in The Party TimesRecipe for the fiddly finger-food also appears in her book Celebrate By David Wilkes PUBLISHED: 02:06 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:52 GMT, 5 March 2013 Hosting a first birthday party You might expect a fair bit of the food to end up smeared over the guests’ faces – or your floor. But that’s no reason to leave quail’s egg croustades off the menu, according to Pippa Middleton.
We'll drink to that! Pub regulars celebrate fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their localThe retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, NorthumberlandBut planners and villagers waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pubThere have been with more than 200 conversions of pubs to supermarket chains in Britain since 2010 By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:19 GMT, 22 February 2013 Pub regulars have celebrated saving their beloved local from being turned into a Tesco after a 16 month campaign. The retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. But the scheme was rebuffed by planners and villagers, who waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pub.
Millionaire businessman ordered to remove Islamic saying from side of his luxury home because council claim it's 'advertising'Message reads: 'There is no god, but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger'Planners claim the 2ft-high lettering is like McDonald's advertising hoardingMahmood Ali, 54, now faces a legal battle after appealing planning decisionHe said: 'The message is simply there to bless the house.
Betjeman girl drops a bomb on Boles… By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 21 December 2012 Minister with plans: Nick Boles wants to make building easier for developers Planning minister Nick Boles has been given a right kick up Santa’s chimney by the daughter of Sir John Betjeman
Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPsThree-year relaxation of rules is designed to boost construction industryMPs called for Government to 'go back to the drawing board'Warned greater size of extensions will risk creating unsightly buildings | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 20 December 2012 David Cameron’s plans to allow large extensions in back gardens could set neighbour against neighbour and blight entire districts, MPs said last night. The controversial proposals, announced in September, would allow 26-foot extensions to be built without planning permission.
Pickles retreats over controversial plans for three year free-for-all on home extensions Plans for a relaxation on extensions 26ft or smaller had been the centrepiece of a package launched by David Cameron to boost the construction industryMr Pickles MP said that the size of extensions allowed could now be 'considerably less' | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Retreat: MP Eric Pickles says that plans to allow homeowners to build home extensions without planning permission could be watered down Controversial plans to allow homeowners to build giant extensions without permission could be watered down following a council backlash, Eric Pickles suggested last night. The Communities Secretary said the size of extensions allowed without planning permission could be ‘considerably less’ than the 26ft originally proposed
We HAVE to build on the countryside to solve Britain's 'massive' housing crisis, says CameronDavid Cameron made clear that greenfield sites would have to disappear for new homes to be builtAnd he said the Government would continue to push for the planning system to be speeded up to allow new development | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 12 December 2012 Controversial: Large areas of the countryside will have to be built on to solve Britain's 'massive' housing crisis, David Cameron said yesterday Large areas of the countryside will have to be built on to solve Britain’s ‘massive’ housing crisis, David Cameron said yesterday. The Prime Minister backed planning minister Nick Boles, who caused fury last month by saying the Government needs to concrete over an area of greenfield land twice the size of Greater London. Mr Cameron said it was not a target to build on 3 per cent more of Britain’s land – the figure outlined by Mr Boles – but he made clear that greenfield sites would have to disappear for new homes to be built.
Two men who masterminded 3m deception of elderly and vulnerable people become first in Britain to be jailed for land banking fraud Omar Eshpari and Stefan Mitchell set up a string of fraudulent companiesThey conned people into buying land that was worthless or over-pricedThey were jailed for seven and six years respectively todayCommander Steve Head said it was a 'landmark moment' for combating and preventing fraud | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 6 December 2012 Two men have become the first in Britain to be jailed for land banking fraud today after conning elderly and vulnerable people out of 3million. Omar Eshpari, 33, and Stefan Mitchell, 42, masterminded the deception, conning people into buying plots of land that were either worthless or massively over-priced
Glamorous businesswoman, 28, from Kenya, killed herself because she was lonely living in Britain Manchester sales boss Sharon Bukokhe worked for family planning charityNottingham Trent University graduate's husband was South Africa studentHer closest relative lived 250 miles away and others lived in US and CanadaShe applied full make up and painted nails then suffocated herself at home | UPDATED: 15:08 GMT, 5 December 2012 A glamorous 28-year-old businesswoman killed herself because she struggled to cope with living alone in Britain with her family dispersed across the world, an inquest heard yesterday. Sales manager Sharon Bukokhe, of Levenshulme, Manchester, was a high achiever working for a family planning charity but felt lonely because relatives including her husband lived abroad