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
Family of millionaire travellers jailed for enslaving vulnerable men were handed 500,000 in legal aidTravellers housed vulnerable men in squalid conditions and exploited them They got the taxpayers' cash despite fortune from exploitation John Connors, 31, sentenced to 40 months imprisonment Brother-in-law William Connors, 35, sentenced to 30 months in prison /12/14/article-2248125-1683CA3D000005DC-436_306x706.jpg” width=”306″ height=”706″ alt=”Luxury lifestyle: William and Mary (or Breda) Connors, pictured in Dubai, lived the high life while forcing vulnerable people to obey their every command” class=”blkBorder” /> Luxury lifestyle: William and Mary (or Breda) Connors, pictured in Dubai, lived the high life while forcing vulnerable people to obey their every command A family of millionaire travellers jailed for forcing vulnerable men to work for a pittance have been given nearly 500,000 in legal aid, it emerged today. The Gloucestershire-based Connors family lived the high life at the expense of homeless drug addicts and alcoholics. William Connors, 52, wife Mary, 48, their sons, John, 29, and James, 20, and son-in-law Miles Connors, 24, were jailed in December last year after being convicted of conspiracy to require a person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
The world's best father (…or father-in-law) Generous Chinese businessman gives 100million dowry ahead of daughter's lavish weddingIncludes boxes of gold jewellery, property portfolio and shares in his firmThe groom, a civil servant, has known the bride since kindergarten Expensive dowries have long been a marriage tradition in the region By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:51 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 2 January 2013 New bride: Wu Ruibiao's daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m and an impressive property portfolio A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic 100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding. The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio