Jobless mother-of-10 vows to keep having more babies despite cuts to her 30,000-a-year benefits Iona Heaton, 44, wants NHS fertility treatment to conceive 11th child Made decision after family's benefit bill of 30,000 was reduced Family was moved to 180,000 four-bedroom home last year /02/28/article-0-11F44D99000005DC-357_638x515.jpg” width=”638″ height=”515″ alt=”Iona Heaton, pictured with Paul and seven of their children, said 21,000 benefits are not enough to live on ” class=”blkBorder” /> Iona Heaton, pictured with Paul and seven of their children, said 21,000 benefits are not enough to live on The family were moved out of their terraced house into a 180,000 semi-detached after she complained The couple, who own a 12-seater Land Rover, spend upwards of 1,000 every Christmas Last year, while pregnant with her tenth child, Miss Heaton demanded a bigger council house in the countryside after complaining that her terraced house was damp and cold.
Balancing Barn at Suffolk nature reserve appears to teeter on hillside’s edge but really it’s as safe as houses The 100ft-long hotel teeters over the edge of a mound near the Suffolk coast The holiday home is owned by non-profit rental firm Living Architecture By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 18 March 2013 This building may look like a health and safety nightmare, teetering over the edge of a hillside. But the Balancing Barn is safe as houses. The 100ft-long hotel sits atop a mound of earth near a Suffolk nature reserve and even has a swing dangling below its hanging end.
Cull one million deer a year to stop them from devastating woodland, wildflowers and crops, say experts A cull is necessary to keep a population explosion under control Without it, they will continue to devastate woodland, wildflowers and crops By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:55 GMT, 7 March 2013 We should stop seeing wild deer as cuddly ‘Bambis’ and cull half their number to stop further damage to the countryside, experts said yesterday. Shooting almost a million animals every year using trained hunters is necessary to keep a population explosion under control, they warned.
Nick Clegg would face 150,000-a-year bill for his official country retreat under his own mansion tax plan The Deputy Prime Minister is entitled to use Chevening House – worth 15mProperties worth more than 2m would be charged one per cent annual tax By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 3 March 2013 The Deputy Prime Minister shares the use of Chevening House with Foreign Secretary William Hague as a perk of his Cabinet position Nick Clegg's plan to introduce a mansion tax on expensive properties would mean a charge of 150,000 a year on his country retreat Chevening House, it was revealed last night. The Deputy Prime Minister is entitled to use Chevening, which has 115 rooms and is set in 3,500 acres of Kent countryside, as a perk of his Cabinet position.
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Now you can be lord of the manor for just 5,000 a MONTH (which is roughly what you might pay for a two-bedroom flat in London) The house has nine bedrooms, a grand entrance hall, billiard room, outdoor pool, tennis court and stablesFor the same money you could rent a two-bedroom apartment in Kensington or a three-bedroom fourth floor flat in Notting Hill | UPDATED: 18:46 GMT, 28 December 2012 A stately home in the rolling Welsh countryside has been put up for rent for the first time in its 300 year history – at the same price as a two-bed apartment in London. The luxury mansion, which stands in ten acres of land, can be rented for the princely sum of 5,000 a month. For that price tenants of Tythegston Court can enjoy the house's nine bedrooms, a grand entrance hall and staircase, reception rooms, billiard room, outdoor pool, tennis court, stables and landscaped gardens.
Family thought their cats had run away… but neighbour had caught them in tuna-baited traps to stop them fouling his gardenGordon Wilson, 74, baited a home-made trap with tuna to capture petsThe pensioner hated the cats for fouling his immaculate garden One pet returned home only to be run over because it was so disorientatedAnother was found trapped in a cage in a bush by its owner at 1am | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 27 December 2012 When three of their cats vanished without trace, the Wilcocksons thought they had simply run away
We can't win voted to end foxhunting, admit Tories as 250,000 supporters turn out in show of strength for Boxing Day hunts Countryside Alliance claims 250,000 people have turned out across Britain Hunts follow a pre-laid scent trail to avoid cruelty to animals Environment Secretary says no imminent prospect of parliamentary voteBan on hunting with dogs was passed under Labour in 2005Air ambulance rescue after woman is kicked by horse in Lancashire | UPDATED: 07:35 GMT, 27 December 2012 Thousands of supporters braved the wind and rain yesterday to provide a massive show of strength for Boxing Day hunts. More than 250,000 turned out to celebrate one of the highlights of the countryside calendar in the face of growing anger over the hunting ban
Romanian gang who caused travel chaos after stealing FOUR MILES of railway cable worth 500,000 are jailed for 23 years The men, aged between 19 and 36, plundered rural railway tracks Then they sold the metal for scrap replaced it with cheap shop bought wire | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 19 December 2012 Eight Romanian men who stole cable from remote rural railway lines and replaced it with cheap shop bought wire are today beginning combined prison sentences of 23 years. The men, aged between 19 and 36, plundered rural stretches of the railway line between Evesham, Worcestershire, and Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, causing chaos for commuters.
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.