CHARLIE Mullins set up Pimlico Plumbers almost 40 years ago and has fixed the dodgy loos and leaky pipes of London's most rich and famous residents.But despite being now worth a reported £70million, Mullins began life in a council flat in Camden, leaving school with no qualifications to follow his dream of becoming a plumber. Here's the lowdown on a colourful figure...With his Rod Stewart-style blonde barnet, Pimlico Plumbers' owner Mullins is instantly recognisable.Inspired by Thatcher's industrial revolution and the mantra of the self-made man, Mullins started his business in a basement and now has an empire serving the whole capital.The charismatic businessman says he dreamt of becoming a plumber from the age of nine, and bunked off school to earn "two bob a day" working with the local plumber in Camden, London.Growing up in a council flat with his factory-worker dad and cleaner mum, Mullins says he was inspired because the tradesman was well-respected, had a great … [Read more...] about Who is Charlie Mullins? Pimlico Plumbers founder and self-made millionaire featured on How’d You Get So Rich?
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Every Saturday, The Consumer Crew are here to solve your problems.Mel Hunter will take on readers’ consumer issues, Amanda Cable will give you the best advice for buying your dream home, Maddy Tooke rounds up the best coupons to save you money and Judge Rinder will tackle your legal woes. AS I boarded the train for my long commute to TV court the other day, I realised I had left my book at home so I picked up a discarded copy of The Guardian.Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.The headline which drew my immediate attention read as follows: “Woman ‘trapped in loveless marriage’ after judges refuse divorce.”To say I was cross about this would be an understatement.Anybody simply scanning the page (which I suspect a good deal of broadsheet readers do) might have been left with the wholly-misleading impression that the reason this woman is “trapped” in her marriage is somehow the judges’ fault.Nothing could be … [Read more...] about From knowing your rights on divorce to Easter egg deals, our experts share advice and deals
BBC bosses are adamant filming for Death In Paradise will continue – despite hurricane Irma wreaking havoc around Guadeloupe.Insiders confirmed to The Sun Online the cast and crew of the hit TV series, including funnyman Ardal O’Hanlon, have not left the South Caribbean island and are waiting for the category five storm to pass.Earlier this morning Guadeloupe was put on red alert and homes close to the coast were evacuated, with many encouraged to use government shelters.With winds reaching speeds of 150mph and hundreds fearing they may lose their homes, it’s a worrying time for those on the island.It’s reported 8,000 homes in Guadeloupe are now without electricity while government officials closed schools and offices.A family on the island, who had gone to a shelter, told The Guardian: “We came here to protect our little two-year-old boy.“We hadn't prepared for this disaster scenario.” Richard Branson has also stayed put on Necker … [Read more...] about BBC bosses refuse to call off filming for Death In Paradise cast because of hurricane Irma – despite 150mph winds!
POLICE Interceptors continues on Channel 5 - as the Cheshire police carry on their crime-fighting exploits.But what is the show about, when's it on and what happens on it? Here's all you need to know...The seventh episode of series 10 airs tonight (June 26) on Channel 5 at 8pm.It will be repeated an hour later on 5 +1, and will eventually move onto their online demand service.If you miss any episodes of this series you can catch up on 5 On Demand.Tonight's show clashes with EastEnders on BBC One, Great British Menu on BBC Two and Amazing Animal Births on ITV.In tonight's episode Liam and his dog Vader are forced to take down a fleeing suspect while two other officers rush to the aid of a man who became trapped in his car after a serious crash.Police Interceptors follows the life of a police unit and what they have to face on their day-to-day jobs.Previous seasons have starred Essex, Yorkshire, Derby, Cumbria, Lincoln and Durham and Cleveland - and now it's Cheshire's … [Read more...] about When is Police Interceptors on Channel 5 tonight, what does the Cheshire Police Roads Policing Unit do and what’s the show about?