PUBLISHED: 16:35 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 16 January 2018 Sarah Chambers Ashley Smith of Larking Gowen's farms and landed estates team. Picture: SYLVAINE POITAU Sylvaine Poitau East Anglian accountants Larking Gowen has made two new appointments at its farms and landed estates team. Manager Ashley Smith has been appointed partner from April 2018, and Bruce Masson has joined the team as director from national firm RSM. Bruce Masson of Larking Gowen's farms and landed estates team. Picture: RSM Ashley, who qualified as a chartered accountant in 2011, joined Larking Gowen as a graduate in 2008, left the firm to work in industry and rejoined in 2012. He specialises in the agriculture sector offering specialist advice to all kinds of farms from small enterprises to large rural estates across East Anglia from North Norfolk to Essex. He has experience in arable, dairy, livestock and many other associated enterprises. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants … [Read more...] about Movers & Shakers: Larking Gowen adds to its farms and landed estates team
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PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 December 2017 Duncan Brodie Toby Kramers of Ellisons Solicitors. Picture: Ellisons Archant Toby Kramers of Ellisons Solicitors is to be based permanently at the firm’s Ipswich office with effect from this month. Mr Kramers, a commercial property specialist and a partner at the firm, has been established in the Ipswich market for many years. On joining Ellisons in 2014 he joined the team at its Colchester office as the firm did not at that time have an Ipswich office. Sine then, however, an Ipswich office has not only been launched but has expanded three times. Mr Kramers said: “I am very pleased to be moving to the Ipswich office this December, an office which is going from strength to strength. The commercial property department is expanding all the while due to client demand and so I am delighted to be joining such a strong team in Ipswich.” Ellisons’ commercial property team now consists of seven Partners and 14 other lawyers, … [Read more...] about Movers & Shakers: Toby Kramers of Ellisons Solicitors returns to Ipswich
PROPERTY sales in the UK slumped last year, slowing down the housing market recovery.According to new analysis, more than four in five towns across England and Wales saw a dip in property sales between 2015 and 2016.And Lloyds Bank data shows that there were 848,857 home sales in England and Wales in 2016, compared to 915,096 in the previous year - a 7 per cent drop.Despite a general downward trend, some areas saw an increase in year-on-year sales last year, making them property "hotspots".Retford in the east midlands saw the biggest rise in home sales, with a 15 per cent year-on-year increase, followed by Cannock in the west midlands, and Nelson in the north west, where house sales in both towns were up by 12 per cent annually.There was somewhat of a north-south divide, with most of the towns seeing the biggest year-on-year increases in home sales based outside the south of England.While Brent in London and Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire recorded the largest drops in home … [Read more...] about Property sales slump across towns in England and Wales – do you still live in a hotspot?
PROPERTY prices near highly-rated farmers markets are worth 26 per cent (£87,000) more than the county average, new data shows.The "farmers market effect" is most prominent in London's Marleybone, in Altrincham in Greater Manchester and in St Albans in Hertfordshire.Property prices in these areas command high premiums thanks to their close proximity to farmers markets, claims online property portal Zoopla.It found that London’s Marylebone tops the table for the biggest price difference, with properties located near Marylebone farmers market valued at an average 201 per cent (£1,319,571) more than the typical Greater London home, which is currently worth £656,223.Houses near Altrincham market in Greater Manchester are 148 per cent (£274,928) higher than in the rest of the county.Living close to a market selling fresh and local produce has also boosted property prices in the Scottish county of Midlothian, which is home to three … [Read more...] about Properties near a popular farmers markets are worth £87,000 more than the county average
CHERYL and LIAM PAYNE divided opinion when they announced they had given their baby boy the unconventional name Bear.And the former ONE DIRECTION star has now admitted even he needed convincing as he favours “more traditional names”.In an exclusive chat in the US, Liam spoke in detail about his new life as a father and heaped praise on his girlfriend of a year and a half, even affectionately calling her “the Mrs”.He said: “I’m into more traditional names, the Mrs . . . she’s more into more unique, original names that people will remember.“It was her choice. I wasn’t going to fight her about it, she’s the one who’s done all the work, isn’t she?“We’re always Facetiming and the other day he smiled at me for the first time, it was so special. I just want to spend every moment with him but she (Cheryl) is so great, she does everything on her own, she’s been amazing.”The … [Read more...] about Liam Payne reveals Cheryl picked unconventional baby son’s name as he prefers more ‘traditional names’
LOCATION, Location, Location is property porn for TV which helps people find their ideal new home within a budget.Presenters Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp — who've hosted it since 2000 — often have their work cut out to convince potential buyers how to negotiate and compromise.The new series of Location, Location, Location airs on Channel 4 TONIGHT at 8pm.In episode one, Phil catches up with two couples who struggled to find their first marital home.One of these couples, Rupreet and Sundeep, had their hearts set on a specific area in Harrow.Phil also revisits Paul and Elly, who searched for a property in Bristol, to see if they found the perfect house.Couples, families and singletons come to the show with an ideal home and location in mind, as well as their budget range.Phil and Kirstie then set about finding a variety of places they think fit the bill, according to specifications given to them, and then show the movers round each one.Eventually the movers … [Read more...] about What time is Location, Location, Location on Channel 4, who are presenters Phil and Kirstie and how does the show work?
AS the 1950s dawned, Bruce had quickly become one of the star performers at the Windmill Theatre, impressing everyone with his energy, enthusiasm and joie de vivre.While no obvious heart-throb, he had charisma in spades and this made him quite a catch to the young beauties parading naked on stage every night.There was one girl who caught everyone’s eye — a delectable young blonde called Penny Calvert.At first, she was an object of desire for Bruce’s actor pal Jimmy Perry — who later co-wrote classic TV sitcoms including Dad’s Army. Bruce even set them up on a date.But Penny had her eye on Bruce right from the start and after going on their own first date they quickly fell in love.She recalled: “Bruce would drive me home to Brixton and we’d spend hours in his car every night. I actually lost my virginity to Bruce on Streatham Common.”Soon both quit their jobs at the Windmill and threw themselves into becoming a double act.They … [Read more...] about Bruce Forsyth had an eye for beauty queens, marrying Wilnelia Merced and having an affair with Ann Sidney
The week-long efforts to clear up the "Jungle" were completed in Calais on Monday, according to the authorities. Only three buildings, two mosques and a church, were left standing out of consideration to some 1,500 unaccompanied minors still living in a container center near camp grounds. In previous days, French officials evacuated some 6,000 people out of the camp and moved them to hundreds of accommodation centers across the country. The sprawling camp at one point held a total of 10,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East. Most of them chose Calais for the chance to stowaway on trucks or trains leading to the UK, and dozens of them reportedly died while trying to sneak through the 50-kilometer (31-mile) underground tunnel. Paris has repeatedly pressured London to take in youths living in the camp. Paris camp next on the agenda Also on Monday, police in riot gear were checking asylum seekers' papers in Paris amid signals that a similar camp in the capital would … [Read more...] about French authorities destroy the last of Calais ‘Jungle’
At stake in Thursday's election is the UK's continued EU membership, threatened by the Tories promise of an in-out referendum; also, the very existence of the union, with Scotland likely to demand an exit from the UK if Britain leaves the EU; and the role and existence of the welfare state and the National Health Service (NHS), if the Tories or their coalition partners, the Lib Dems, return on another austerity ticket. But for just the second time in the post-war era, the British public looks set to reject the legislative proposals made by all of the main parties. What takes their place is undecided, uncertain and essentially unknowable. Every poll suggests no single party will gain the required majority to command the House of Commons. As in 2010, a coalition deal will likely have to be struck, but just five years after that election, the outlook today is much more complex and volatile, thanks to the quirks of the UK's electoral system, shifting political allegiances and Britain's … [Read more...] about Blunt math, sharp politics will decide UK election outcome
Corporate leaders attending the Davos forum have voiced cautious optimism about the global recovery, but the role the G20 will play in making the global financial system crisis-proof is less clear. If discussions among the economic elite are anything to go by, emerging markets need to have a bigger say in the decision-making process. Global glass half full Nouriel Roubini is one of the few economists who predicted the credit crunch and has a reputation for being a critical pessimist. But as he took to the stage at the World Economic Forum, he surprised some delegates by saying the global glass isn't just half-empty – it's also half-full. "There is a global economic recovery, both in advanced economies and emerging markets. It's stronger in emerging markets - that's the first positive - and it's ongoing," Roubini said. The second positive, he said, is that the risk of an outright double-dip recession in advanced economies and the risk of outright deflation are … [Read more...] about Economic elite in Davos advocates bigger role for emerging markets