PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 May 2018 Laura Brainwood Left to right, Dream-A-Way trustee Bob Spencer, charity ambassadors Nicole and Lauren, chairman Jeff Merrett and trustee and vice chairman Gill Freeman. Picture by David Maxwell. Archant A charity which provides respite breaks for people with disabilities has celebrated the opening of a brand new, fully adapted luxury caravan, at Sandy Bay. Shannon with Emma, from Bourne Leisure. Picture by David Maxwell. Charity Dream-A-Way already owned nine luxury holiday homes at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Sandy Bay, but their newest addition is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Funded by a generous donation from the Clare Milne Trust, this fully adapted unit was officially opened by Dream-A-Way Ambassadors Nicole and Lauren On Saturday, April 21, friends and supporters of Dream-A-Way arrived at Devon Cliffs, to welcome the arrival of the new facility. Charity chairman Jeff Merrett MBE said: “It was a real honour to invite Nicole and … [Read more...] about ‘Beautiful’ new Sandy Bay caravan enables ‘dream’ holiday for wheelchair users
This "ideal starter home" could be yours - and it doesn't cost the earth. It is described at "beautifully presented" with a "modern" fitted dining kitchen in high gloss, a lounge with dual aspect windows and three bedrooms. The terrace property in Hunsley Avenue, west Hull, has been improved and enhanced by the current owners and is up for sale for £115,000. It was purchased by them as a two-bedroom, however, one of the bedrooms has been split to provide three in total. The property is installed with gas fired central heating via radiators and double glazing. Reeds Rains, which is marketing the property, said this would be the "ideal" starter home and also features a welcoming entrance hall, lounge with dual aspect windows and a rear lobby. The first floor landing provides access to all the bedrooms and the house bathroom boasts a white suite and shower over the bath. The rear garden "compliments the property beautifully" with a covered decked area "ideal for alfresco dining". "An … [Read more...] about ‘Beautiful’ house with hidden alfresco area could be yours
London is absolutely glorious in the sun, but the sunshine brings its own problems including smog and incredibly sweaty commutes. Whether you're a Londoner born and bred or you moved here from somewhere a little more quiet, you may find yourself dreaming of somewhere a little more rural. Whether you're after the road less travelled, endless countryside views or the chance to stretch your legs and breath in some fresh air, here is a list of nine villages within easy reach of west London for you to visit. 9. Ripley, Surrey Just beyond the M25, a short way down the A3, is one of Surrey's most stunning villages. Ripley was first settled by Normans and they could not have chosen a better spot. The Talbot Hotel in the village dates back to 1453, meanwhile Drake's restaurant has won a Michelin star and three AA rosettes. Ripley has plenty of great places to eat and drink and plenty of classical village features including a clock tower, wine shops and antique stores. Historians will find … [Read more...] about 9 Beautiful villages to visit to escape London
A man has been charged with a spate of thefts from cars parked in rural beauty spots in Bucks. John Biddle, 29, of Lockerley Road, Havant, Hampshire, was charged in connection with a total of 13 thefts which all occurred on March 4.He is accused of stealing from vehicles in Wendover Woods and three locations in Princes Risborough – Whiteleaf car park, Chinnor Road and Casden Road.He has also been charged with ‘aggravated taking of vehicle’ and vehicle damage in Upper Icknield Way, Princes Risborough and attempting to steal from vehicles in Lower Icknield Way, Princes Risborough and The Lee near Great Missenden.Biddle was also charged over separate incidents in Hungerford, Benson, Wantage and Chesham.He appeared at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on April 11. … [Read more...] about Man charged with spate of beauty spot thefts
MANY dog owners grown at the thought of standard vet bills. But not Kevin Chan, who’s spends £28,000 on pampering his beloved pooch Battle. Kevin’s three-year-old Afghan Hound AJ Nirvana Battle turns heads wherever he goes. With flowing locks and a beauty regime worthy of a model, he’s far from your average pup. Kevin, a marketing director who lives in Beijing, China, has spent 100,000 Chinese Yuan (£11,600) to date on grooming equipment and 4,500 CNY (£525) a month on bathing products to keep Battle’s pristine floor-length mane in keep. The Hong Kong-born 29-year-old claims Battle is the most beautiful animal on the planet. Kevin said: “Since the moment I decided to take Battle home, he was already the most beautiful dog in the world. “He is a family member now, so I don’t mind spending time and money on him. “I need to bathe him regularly every seven to 10 days – it takes six to eight hours to bathe and groom him … [Read more...] about This is the world’s most stylish dog… with a beauty regime costing a whopping £28,000!