Trees protecting their privacy and new rooms for police: Plans unveiled for Kate and William's future Sandringham homeWill have a pergola and shrubbery to shield their homeNorfolk mansion will have extensive changesSprawling property will be used by royal couple and their growing family By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 2 April 2013 As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare for the birth of their first child, the royal couple have made a host of changes to the Norfolk mansion that is expected to be their new home. Royal officials submitted a secret planning application for substantial changes at the Grade II listed Anmer Hall, which the Queen is reportedly planning to gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council have approved plans to transform the home on Her Majesty's private Sandringham Estate
Sleep well, hope the bed bugs don't bite! New 125,000 'Royal' mattress that's fit for a princess goes on sale at Kensington Palace By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 21:30 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 19 March 2013 Blowing this much cash on just part of a bed would leave most people needing a little lie down. And it's no wonder – at $175,000 the new 'Royal' mattress made by British manufacturer Savoir Beds is the height of opulence and definitely fit for a princess. It is a limited edition, of which only 60 will be made, and is set to go on sale at Kensington Palace in London this week
One will not be amused: Heathrow planning 1,700 extra night flights over Windsor CastleRude royal awakening from four o'clock in the morning as 110,000 sleepless residents in west London may see flights diverted over BerkshireWindsor MP urges residents to fight the proposals By Nick Fagge PUBLISHED: 16:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 11 March 2013 As the home of the Royal Family for almost a thousand years Windsor Castle has become a symbol of peace and harmony. But now the tranquility of the Queen's Berkshire home is set to be shattered by sound of an extra 1,700 night flights which will give royal residents a rude awakening from four o'clock in the morning.
Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland setting aside 250m for bonuses… despite facing a 500m fine for rigging Libor rates Bank under pressure to claw back 4m in shares owed to John HouricanHead of the investment bank expected to leave shortly in restructuringRBS 'planning to pay 250m bonuses – 21,000 per employee on average' in the wake of the IT glitch. He could have got 2.4m on top of his 1.2m salary but has now waived his bonus in three of the past four years since taking over at the bank after its 45bn bailout by the taxpayer
Airman who was 'beaten up by RAF colleague after having sex with his wife demanded 50,000 not to press charges' Lisa Jacques, 28, said she had affair with RAF corporal Justin AshtonAshton denied having sex and said they just exchanged naked picturesMr Jacques heard about affair and allegedly beat up Cpl AshtonAirman demanded money from Mrs Jacques to keep quiet about attackWife couldn't afford to pay him so he pressed charges against Cpl JacquesCorporal Dale Jacques yesterday found not guilty of grievous bodily harmAshton 'could face charge of perjury after claiming they didn't have sex' By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 14:20 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 17 January 2013 An airman who was allegedly beaten up by a soldier after he had sex with his wife demanded 50,000 from her not to press charges. RAF corporal Justin Ashton, 37, had an affair with Lisa Jacques, 28, and even paid for her to hire a babysitter so they could have sex, a British military court heard yesterday. After her husband, Corporal Dale Jacques, 26, heard about the affair he confronted the airman, a court martial heard.
Pool without a view: William and Kate to move bathing area out of sight of prying eyes over topless pictures scandalPlans submitted to relocate pool at Anmer Hall which is expected to be gifted to the royal coupleTopless photographs were taken of Kate while she was beside a pool on holiday in France last year By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 14 January 2013 The pool at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new home could be moved to a sunnier and more private site it has today been claimed.
Wanted, a loyal servant to run the Royal household: Kate and Wills advertise for help as they prepare to become parentsJob description includes polishing silverware and glasswareSuccessful candidate must be 'discrete, loyal and reliable'Position is internal job advertisement for housekeeper at Kensington PalaceKate and William expected to move into new flat in late summer or autumn By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 10:00 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 13 January 2013 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have advertised for a servant to attend to the Royal household when the couple become parents this summer.
Body of pub landlord who disappeared with his customers' 30,000 Christmas fund found in sea near Dover after 'jumping from a ferry'Malcolm Levesconte last seen on December 9 at Royal Oak pubSavings club cash vanished with himBody found on Christmas Eve now confirmed to be Mr Levesconte | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 1 January 2013 Dead: The body of Malcolm Levesconte, 59, was found in the sea near Dover A pub landlord who went missing with a 30,000 Christmas fund has been found dead in the sea near Dover. Malcolm Levesconte, 59, was last seen at the Royal Oak pub in Shrewton, Wiltshire, on December 9.
The year Britain lit up the world: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012 | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 December 2012 Resolutely low-key, extraordinary in her ordinariness, the Queen in the 60 years of her reign has shown total dedication to her task and to her country June 4: Fireworks lit the sky, flags lined the Mall, thousands danced before giant screens…
How 2,500 hairy (and lairy) bikers ruined family's 4,000 Caribbean cruise by staging belly-flopping contests and having sex in hot tubsGail Empson and her family were 'disgusted' by antics of gang on cruiseBikers were staging annual 'High Seas Rally' aboard Royal Caribbean shipReports of fighting, wearing sexually explicit clothing and heavy drinkingMrs Empson said family was not warned about the biker event beforehand | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 29 December 2012 A cruise around the Caribbean aboard one of the world’s largest passenger ships carries connotations of glamour, elegance and sophistication. Unfortunately for Gail Empson and her family, the 2,500-strong gang of raucous, heavy-drinking, leather-clad bikers and their partners who were sharing their voyage had rather different ideas. From the moment the bikers stepped on board the Freedom of the Seas ship, which carries 3,600 passengers, the trip to celebrate Mrs Empson’s 50th birthday was a disaster