A home owner is demanding compensation after she discovered her timber framed property is missing vital fire safety barriers.Last week KentOnline reported that residents living at Timperley Place in Deal had received a letter from Persimmon Homes warning that some timber framed properties there have not had cavity barriers correctly installed at roof level.Now it has emerged that homes at Aylesham Village - also built by Persimmon - are missing the same fire safety measures.Michelle Pegley, 40, has lived in her home in Dorman Avenue North in Aylesham since July 2017 and claimed she had to contact the housebuilding giant herself after reading the news on social media.An inspection was carried out last Thursday and her home failed to meet the required standard in safety tests.She said: “It’s a bit too late to be sending the letters out. They should have got the letters out as soon as they found out. Lives could be at risk.“I feel unsafe in my own home.“We’ve … [Read more...] about Fire safety concerns leave woman feeling ‘unsafe in home’
Rick Moore says he’s delighted his hen-pecking has paid off as he prepares to welcome Ollie Law back in to the Cheshire fold. Hard-hitting batsman Law hit the headlines in 2015 when he and Warren Goodwin smashed tons in an unbroken stand of 240 against Oxfordshire in the T20 final. That set Cheshire on their way to lifting the Twenty20 Cup, but hopes of a repeat this year are minimal after losing three of their first four Group One games. But Moore is still delighted to see Chester Boughton Hall team-mate Law don the county colours once again for tomorrow’s double header against Northumberland at Jesmond. “It’s been unfortunate for us that Ollie hasn’t been around for the last few games,” said Moore. “He’s got a new career and family, but I’m always trying to bend his ear to play and we’ve managed to get him. “Ollie is a Twenty20 specialist. Will Evans is missing this weekend because of family commitments, so it is great … [Read more...] about Captain lays down the Law as Ollie makes Cheshire comeback
Police are appealing for help to trace a teenager missing from Trafford . Nicholas Hopkins, 14, was last seen on Shaftesbury Avenue in Timperley at around 2.40pm this afternoon (Friday). GMP say they are becoming 'increasingly concerned' for the boy. They say he may find it difficult to communicate and appear confused. Nicholas has no access to money and no mobile phone. He's described as white, around 5ft 2in tall, with brown hair and of medium build. He was last seen wearing navy blue parka coat, grey shorts and black trainers. Anyone with information about Nicholas Hopkins' whereabouts is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7873. Follow us on Twitter @MENnewsdesk . You can also get the latest stories on our Facebook page . And don't forget you can also keep up to date with the latest via the free MEN app. Download it for Apple or Android device at www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/apps . … [Read more...] about This 14-year-old boy from Trafford is missing
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 19:03 27 May 2019 Steve Russell The Ancient House in September, 1912 Picture: DAVID KINDRED Dave Kindred Did rich Robert really sell a swanky home to spite his stepmother? PLUS: The real reason for all that fancy Ancient House plasterwork The extent of the pargetting on the Ancient House in Ipswich is clear in this photograph Picture: David VincentIt's almost impossible to gaze at the Ancient House in Ipswich (once a beloved bookshop, now homeware store Lakeland) and not adopt a (rubbish) Loyd Grossman drawl. "Who lived in a house like this?" Especially once you learn the man responsible for its Look-at-Me! façade was, probably, not normally a bloke who did bling.For this is a story about a family that favoured the losing side in the English civil war and had to back-track rather desperately to avoid falling foul of a revitalised monarchy.There was also a bit of friction between the man who commissioned the pargetting … [Read more...] about Have you heard these tales about the Ancient House in Ipswich?
People across Trafford have gone to the ballot box again - this time to vote in their Members of European Parliament. A total of eight seats in the European Parliament are up for grabs in the North West Area which covers Greater Manchester as well as Cheshire, Cumbria Lancashire and Merseyside. Here is a breakdown of how people voted in the EU elections in Trafford which includes areas such as Altrincham , Ashton-upon-Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Brooklands, Bucklow-St Martins, Clifford, Davyhulme East and West, Flixton, Gorse Hill, Hale Barns, Hale Central, Longford, Priory, Sale Moor , St Mary's, Stretford, Timperley, Urmston and Village. Polls closed at 10pm on Thursday May 23 with the count taking place on Sunday May 26. Results should be announced sometime overnight. You can see the election breakdown for the Trafford borough in the table below. AWAITING RESULTS European election 2019 results Here are all the European election … [Read more...] about What are the Trafford European elections 2019 results?