Securicor driver 'Fast' Eddie Maher finally admits stealing 1.2m from his van in Suffolk and going on the run for 19 yearsMaher, 57, made off with Securicor van outside bank in Felixstowe in 1993Loaded 30 sacks of cash into a getaway vehicle before flying to America Lived in U.S.
Keeping up with the Jones! The multimillionaire neighbours who own the world's most expensive apartments in London By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:08 GMT, 3 March 2013 It is a central London apartment block with a price tag that only the world's richest can afford to pay. And the lavish apartments at the Candy & Candy development One Hyde Park has made the apartment block a billionaire-friendly zone. With apartments costing a cool 65m, it is unsurprising that only the wealthiest can afford to snap up the luxurious homes.
Neighbours steamed up over spa under Robert Louis Stevenson's lawn: Anger at plans to build pool under historic garden Debbie Dove is at loggerheads with her neighbours over the plansShe wants to build an underground spa under the famous garden But locals say the development is not in keeping with the local areaDove, who owns millions of pounds of property, says she is being harassed By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 26 February 2013 Robert Louis Stevenson may well have paced up and down the garden, pondering the next twist to one of his adventure novels. And, nearly a century later, stars of the 1960s such as Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Sellers enjoyed summer parties on the same lawn
Husband loses fight to prevent wife divorcing him over a row about her map reading skills on wine tasting trip to FranceMark Howell and his wife argued after getting lost on French country roadsFamily judge admitted he has similar rows with his own wife Appeal court refused Mr Howell permission to appeal divorce By James Rush PUBLISHED: 13:12 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:10 GMT, 25 February 2013 Ruling: Property investor Mark Howell, pictured outside London's Civil Appeal Court, has been refused permission to appeal his divorce A businessman whose wife divorced him after an argument about her holiday map-reading skills has failed in a legal fight to prevent their marriage ending – despite a family judge admitting he has similar rows with his own wife. Property investor, Mark Howell, 60, and his then wife, 51-year old Nalini, argued after getting lost on country road in France while on a wine tasting trip to Burgundy, in August 2011, London's Civil Appeal Court heard
Average London house 'to cost 500,000 by 2020': Welcomed by home owners but 'grim news' for first-time buyers Economic growth is expected to be stronger in the capitalThere is evidence of a growing 'North-South' divide in the housing market outside London By James Salmon PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 11 February 2013 The price of a typical London home will hit half a million pounds by the end of the decade, according to leading economists. The average house in the capital will cost 383,000 this year and then rise more than 30 per cent by 2020, the Centre for Economics and Business Research think-tank said. Experts last night said the figures would be welcomed by home owners in the capital but said it was ‘grim news’ for those already struggling to get a foot on the property ladder.
Wee bit of bother for Balotelli: Moment Man United fan takes leak on Man City striker's 160,000 camouflaged BentleySupporter stumbled across supercar while star was eating out with friendsComes as it emerges 22-year-old hosted 'leaving party' at his 3m mansion'Told his friends they could take anything as a souvenir… except his pants' Fuels speculation controversial player may be leaving Manchester for Italy /12/10/article-2245430-165596CF000005DC-648_634x591.jpg” width=”634″ height=”591″ alt=”Ride and joy: Balotelli posing alongside his camouflaged Bentley and quad bike in a matching jacket” class=”blkBorder” /> Ride and joy: Balotelli posing alongside his camouflaged Bentley and quad bike in a matching jacket Checking out Balotelli could be about to leave Manchester and return to Milan Items he gave away included football boots, City tops, footballs and designer clothes
King of the WAGs puts 15m mansion on the transfer list: Football's favourite developer sells own home with pool, helipad and VERY ostentatious decorMulti-millionaire David Hughes has sold houses to Manchester's football stars and is now selling his ownThe house in Chelford, Cheshire comes with 25 acres of land and a helipad | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 29 December 2012 Ask any football fan or would-be WAG in the North where the top footballers live and you will get a quick answer – within the ‘golden triangle’ that lies between the towns of Alderley Edge, Knutsford and Wilmslow in Cheshire. For 20 years, football’s superstars have flocked to this patchwork of villages, 20 miles from Manchester and 45 miles from Liverpool
Tiny Oxfordshire village of Bampton awaits property boom as Downton Abbey brings it to the world's attention Cottages can still be bought for 300,000 although prices expected to riseProspective homeowners tempted by possibility of mingling with cast | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 24 December 2012 Since the first episode was screened in 2010, Downton Abbey has rapidly become a global televisual phenomenon which has put its filming location, the tiny Oxfordshire village of Bampton, firmly on the map. Surprisingly, house prices have yet to go through the roof and a three-bedroom cottage in the village where residents star as extras in the show and mingle openly with the cast, can still be snapped up for 300,000. Although this is expected to change once the Christmas Special and fourth series get underway
Down comes the house that Sandy built: Cottage that became symbol of hurricane is bulldozed as America moves onPrincess Cottage in New Jersey is razed to the ground in just 15 minutesThe house had remained standing despite being ripped in half by the winds150-year-old waterfront property is one of 50 in the area being demolished | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 24 December 2012 The waterfront house that became the symbol of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has been torn down. Princess Cottage in New Jersey had been ripped in half by the devastating winds that battered the east coast of the United States in October. A bulldozers finished the job on Friday, tearing down the 150-year Front Street house in the seaside town of Union Beach
House prices across the country ‘will rise in 2013 thanks to increased mortgage competition and shortage of homes’Average rise of 2 per cent in asking prices predicted in 2013Rise expected despite biggest fall in ten years this monthBut number of new sellers expected to be same as last three years | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 Increase: The average rise next year is expected due to more competition among lenders and a shortage of homes, although big falls are expected over Christmas The beleaguered housing market is set to bounce back next year across England and Wales, according to research. A report by property search website Rightmove predicts an average rise of 2 per cent in sellers’ asking prices in 2013, thanks to increased competition among mortgage lenders and a continued shortage of homes