A FLAT in a Grade II listed building has been put on the market for just £1 - but it needs a lot of work. The price tag on the apartment, based less than half an hour from the Lake District, makes it the cheapest historic property on the market. The home has two-bedrooms and is located in Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria. Prospective buyers have the sights of the national park nearby, as well as Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds just a couple of hours’ drive away. The property has been touted as the ideal home for first-time buyers looking to get on the ladder and move away from the city. But buyers will have to be prepared to roll up their sleeves, as the flat, which is part of a large late Victorian tenement, is a fixer-upper and will require redecorating. While the kitchen is a decent size, equipped with plenty of bench space for whipping up a feast, it’s in need of a lick of paint. FIXER UPPER The bathroom is sparsely decorated, with white walls and black tiled … [Read more...] about Flat in Grade II listed building for sale at £1 – but will need some work
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SAWEETIE and ex-boyfriend Quavo "got into a violent fight in an elevator" before their nasty breakup. The couple confirmed they had split a few weeks ago. Video footage obtained by TMZ showed Quavo , 29, involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend at the time. In the disturbing clip, which was captured by an elevator camera at an apartment complex in North Hollywood, the former couple could be seen standing outside the elevator before Saweetie , 27, threw the first swing. The Migos rapper dodged the hit but not before he dropped an orange case that Saweetie tried to pick up. However, Quavo got to it first and shoved Saweetie, causing her to crash to the elevator floor before picking up the case. The video then showed the Best Friend singer lying on the ground with a possible injury while he stood next to her. The rapper didn't help her up, though he seemingly realized she had gotten hurt and even looked down at her several times. He also … [Read more...] about Saweetie and ex Quavo ‘get into violent fight in an elevator’ before their nasty breakup in disturbing video
As Glencore launches the UK's largest ever IPO today, David Buik of BGC Partners writes for Sky News on why IPOs need to be attractive in order to appeal to savvy investors. In recent years it is probably an understatement in stating that investment banks have come under a wave of severe criticism for the fees they have charged for bringing companies to the sacrificial altar of public ownership. However, few, who were sufficiently well-informed on the complexity and the dexterity required in arranging the Anglo-Swiss commodity trader, Glencore ’s £36bn initial public offering, will deny UBS and Morgan Stanley and their co-leaders their ‘corn.’ On balance their largesse has been deserved, though on reflection a reputed sum of £170m for fees payable to all who provided professional services does seem quite grown up. Not only has this been the UK’s largest ever IPO, staged in conjunction with Hong Kong, just beating Rosneft, the Russian energy titan’s effort in 2004 on the … [Read more...] about Buik: Glencore’s IPO Appeals To Savvy Investors
Unconscious bias training should be scrapped for employees and replaced with more effective practices, urges a landmark review into racial inequality. The Race Commission today recommends organisations and firms pull the plug on such sessions because they do not tackle disparities in the workplace. It said the 'intense soul-searching' of some employers in the wake of last year's Black Lives Matter protests has amounted to 'tick-box exercises' that don't get results. Instead it recommends funding be diverted to developing core skills that could benefit disadvantaged employees. Whitehall departments have already phased out unconscious bias training following research last year that found it did not help stamp out workplace prejudices. But many taxpayer-funded bodies such as the Met Police, the NHS and the BBC are still believed to implement unconscious bias training for staff. Private firms also lay on sessions, and earlier this year the chairman of KPMG resigned after … [Read more...] about ‘Unconscious bias training’ must end to stop organisations ‘alienating’ staff, finds landmark racism report
Good news at last. My second jab has successfully negotiated the speed cameras on the M4 and the lane closures on the Surrey section of the M25. Provided the Dartford Tunnel is behaving itself and there are no emergency roadworks at the M11 interchange, it should arrive in North London next Friday. It’s been a long time coming, via a pharmacy in Reading and a clinic in Raynes Park, but the chequered flag is in sight. Good news at last. My second jab has successfully negotiated the speed cameras on the M4 and the lane closures on the Surrey section of the M25 Britain's level of new Covid infections is down to a level not seen since late August 2020 With the AstraZeneca jab already considered unsuitable for the under-30s, it’s probably only a matter of time before the contagion spreads to older age groups. The next thing you know, no one will want the Oxford vaccine. There’s no logic to any of this. In fact, you might as well ban … [Read more...] about RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Forget the Oxford jab – we might as well ban Lemsip!