That spelled bad news for almost 300 small investors who put £2.4m into a mini-bond scheme offered by HAB Land in 2017. They had been offered a return of 7% to 9% over five years, plus all their capital back in early 2022, but ended up nursing big losses. … [Read more...] about Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud’s housing firm at risk of insolvency
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But he was forced to put his vacation on hold after the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, called on residents not to leave the capital during the O-bon holiday, when people traditionally return to their home towns to visit family and pay their respects to their ancestors. … [Read more...] about Second time unlucky: Covid restrictions derail Japan PM’s holiday – again
While the prospect of being replaced by younger versions of himself might stick in Ford’s craw, Pratt promises to deliver an Indiana Jones that might put a grudging grin on the face of his occasionally curmudgeonly predecessor. The former Parks and Recreation star proved with Guardians that he has added brawn and charisma to his previously identified comic gifts. … [Read more...] about Could Chris Pratt be the man for another Indiana Jones crusade?
“I’m surprised at Nuzman’s links to everything that’s going on in Brazil,” he added, “My wife and I took him and his wife out to dinner in Singapore but that is it. I was never approached with any inducements and to my knowledge neither were Seb or Keith. I’m as close to certain as possible that London was a clean bid.” … [Read more...] about London 2012 team insist bid for right to host Olympics was clean
Pointing to slices of sauted meat, from the belly of a short-finned pilot whale, that he has brought from home, Kobata adds: “In the days when there was no refrigeration, people preserved meat like this in salt. Of course, there are lots of other sources of protein around these days, but people of my generation and older still have the right to eat whale if we want to.” … [Read more...] about ‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove