These are the stunning houses shortlisted for World's Best Home finals, including a romantic Notting Hill townhouse and fairy tale French mansion. The top ten luxury homes, that are all up for sale, have been shortlisted as part of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt in the Global Homes category. Other impressive mansions in the competition final includes a ski resort nestled in the Canadian mountains and an Italian property once owned by Michael Douglas. Paul Boomsma, President of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World , said: "It's always a thrill to see which of the incredible featured properties attract the most attention from HGTV's audience of home enthusiasts. "We are delighted to join forces with HGTV again this year to showcase some of our members' most stunning listings, from the ever-popular Waterfront Homes category to the exciting new collection of Urban Digs." A four-floor mid-terraced home on Lansdowne Road, in Notting Hill, London, worth an impressive £7.25 million … [Read more...] about World’s Best Home competition final shortlist includes London terrace house
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Today the M.E.N reveals the businesses which have made it into the Greater Manchester Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 for 2018, the comprehensive list of the region’s fastest-growing companies. Organised by law firm Ward Hadaway and backed by the Manchester Evening News, the list highlights and celebrates the achievements of the profitable, privately-owned companies in the region which have grown their turnover by the largest amount in recent years. This year’s Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 spans a wide range of sectors from recycling companies and housebuilders to manufacturers and retailers. Paul Johnson, executive partner in the firm’s Manchester office, said: “We are very proud to present the fifth Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 which once again has produced a diverse mix, but with one common thread in that they all have a passion to see the region succeed. “The list demonstrates the sheer variety of companies who are succeeding in … [Read more...] about Who are the fastest 50 growing companies in the North West?
There is much to love about cool, enduring linen. Use of this favourite fabric dates back some 36,000 years, as proved by dyed flax fibres found in a cave in what is now Georgia in Eastern Europe. Ancient Egyptians used linen for clothing and mummification. Today it is a staple for homes, from curtains, bed and table linen and upholstery, to its newest format of sturdy, lightweight, shock-absorbing composites for use with sporting equipment, car parts, stereo speakers and even guitars. The world's oldest fabric, linen is now its most eco-friendly and progressive. Linen never fades from fashion, but is currently being celebrated in the capital in a month-long I Love Linen campaign, in which retailers including Peter Jones, Skandium and Designers Guild highlight the joys of contemporary linen. Read more How London designers are getting creative with plastics It also stars in a new show at the V&A, entitled Fashioned from Nature. Curator Edwina Ehrman says: "During our … [Read more...] about moth-resistant, eco-friendly and hypo-allergenic, the world’s oldest fabric is having a moment
BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural is celebrating ten years at its premises. The family-owned business has been around since 1960, previously residing at a unit on Parsonage Street in Tunstall. Today its headquarters is based at Rosevale Business Park, in Newcastle. Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating ten years at Rosevale Business Park. “Moving to these premises has allowed us to expand our workforce and portfolio of work for various sectors. I’d also like to thank our dedicated workforce for making light work of so many technically challenging projects.” In the ten years since moving to Rosevale Business Park, Bennett Architectural has taken on award-winning projects for the Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the expansion of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium amongst others. Also during this time Bennetts has … [Read more...] about Business round-up: A snapshot of the latest business news
Today is April Fool's Day - the day when practical jokers and hoaxers get to run wild and have some fun. As always, April 1 has been marked by some hilarious tongue-in-cheek news stories, and pranksters across the world will be enjoying themselves over the next few hours. Among the pranks played so far today are fast food giant Burger King claiming to have created a Chocolate Whopper and a report that Prince Harry's stag do will be held in a spiritual yurt retreat in Wales. Here are some of the best April Fool's pranks played today. Do you have a funny April Fool's Day story? Email [email protected] 14:58 Time to get planning next year's pranks In case you missed it earlier, here’s a list of pranks that you can prepare for next year’s April Fool’s Day. It includes evil things you can do with Oreos, or by filling doughnuts with mayonnaise. That’s it for this year, see you next April 1. 12:51 'World's first ever meme' discovered at the Royal … [Read more...] about Round-up of the best April Fool’s Day jokes from around the world