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Thursday 23 February 2012
NOKIA TO UNVEIL CHEAPER LUMIA
Wednesday 22 February 2012
SEGRO, the industrial property developer, said that it was hit by a 9.6 per cent decline in its net asset value (NAV) last year after bigger-than-forecast write-downs on its portfolio.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
BNP PARIBAS Real Estate enjoyed a strong performance in 2011 despite tougher market conditions, posting an 11 per cent rise in operating profits to €156m (£130.8m).
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Porsche’s new Panamera shows that two more seats can still be sporty
Wednesday 22 February 2012
FORD’S FIESTA-SIZED B-MAX
Tuesday 21 February 2012
There were 64,000 UK property sales in January, up 23 per cent compared the same month last year, according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Tuesday 21 February 2012
THE RESTRICTED supply of property in the most popular areas in London has led to buyers paying premiums of up to £100,000 above the asking price, according to a report published yesterday by estate agents Cluttons.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
BRITISH house-buyers looking to invest abroad are increasingly willing to move outside of Europe, according to research from PrimeLocation.com.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
UK MORTGAGE lending rose in January, compared with the same month of 2011 – the sixth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, according to data out yesterday from the Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Tuesday 21 February 2012
BRITISH landlord Segro said yesterday it has sold a portfolio of five non-core industrial estates to funds owned by Ignis Asset Management for £80.2m.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
TESCO, the world’s third-largest retailer, launched the initial public offering of its Thailand property fund yesterday, aiming to raise up to £369m to finance future expansion.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Two days without February’s usual inclement weather should have been enough to rouse from hibernation the part of your brain that craves exercise.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
FIT IN THE CITY
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PW Tel: 020 7434 3611, thewrightbrothers.co.uk FOOD **** SERVICE **** ATMOSPHERE **** Cost per person without wine: £40
Monday 20 February 2012
Gross mortgage lending hit £10.5bn in January, up 10 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Monday 20 February 2012
AS the plane rumbles along from Manila to Busuanga in the Palawan peninsula in the Philippines, the smiling stewardess at the front starts playing a game of “Show and Tell” to an enraptured audience, in the absence of TVs to divert us.
Monday 20 February 2012
Graydon Carter’s Monkey Bar
Friday 17 February 2012
Q. How much can I expect to earn from letting out my property for the Olympics?
Friday 17 February 2012
“We are now receiving enquiries in their droves about lettings over the Olympic period. Interestingly, 90 per cent of these enquiries are coming from landlords, which tells a story in itself.
Friday 17 February 2012
HEAD OF RENTALS AT AYLESFORD INTERNATIONAL
Friday 17 February 2012
SCOTLAND: land of hunting, shooting, fishing…and fortified castles set amid hundreds of acres selling for less than £3m, the cost of a mere flat in certain parts of London.
Friday 17 February 2012
Roehampton Lane Price: £2.5m
Friday 17 February 2012
There’s little doubt the market has potential with the highest number of buyers registering for 12 months. It seems the domestic market is picking up quickest with lower/middle level flats selling at last.
Friday 17 February 2012
Film EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE Cert: 12A ** by Steve Dinneen
Thursday 16 February 2012
If I had a pound for every year I’d been told 3D was going to hit the mainstream, I’d have £3. And that’s not to be sniffed at in these troubled times.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Pinterest is the geek-fix de jour. What was a promising picture-based social network last year (TechCrunch rated it as the best startup and Time listed it in its top 50 websites) has entered the mainstream.
Thursday 16 February 2012
NIGHT OUT CONCIERGE SERVICE
Thursday 16 February 2012
WAITING FOR SUNRISE BY WILLIAM BOYD Bloomsbury, £18.99 ****
Wednesday 15 February 2012
SHECHTER DOUBLE BILL IN PARIS
Wednesday 15 February 2012
AUSTRALIAN developer Westfield hailed the “exceptional” performance of its Stratford shopping centre last night as it outlined plans to invest in new malls this year and in 2013.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
WESTMINSTER City Council is close to agreeing the lease of Old Marylebone Town Hall, the heritage building where former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both married, to London Business School.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Historically, automakers partnering with fashion labels to design “cool” cars have had mixed results. Take this Smart limited edition Fortwo micro car, for example. It’s been given a makeover by British streetwear label Boxfresh.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
MEET THE FIAT 500’S BIG BROTHER
Tuesday 14 February 2012
HELICAL BAR, the listed property developer, said it has made acquisitions totalling £90m since 30 September 2011 against a backdrop of “severely constrained” lending.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
For centuries fragrances have beguiled us. Ancient civilisations experimented with perfumes and by the 11th century, European scent-masters were plying their olfactory trade.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Valentine SOS: Foxy fitness for the 14th Too late to pump it up to impress your Valentine date? No way – this lunchtime you can get buff, glowing and well in the mood for your dinner date.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Baku 164-165 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QB FOOD ** SERVICE **** ATMOSPHERE ** Cost per person without wine: £50
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Staying In & Going Out
Monday 13 February 2012
The number of first-time buyers purchasing property increased by seven per cent at the end of 2011, fuelled by the impending increase in stamp duty.
Monday 13 February 2012
THE slump in the City job market is dragging down the cost of renting prime residential property in London.
Monday 13 February 2012
A LONG, long time ago, in a life far, far away, there was a young couple. Blissful, carefree, and most importantly childfree, they went on a romantic city break to Rome.
Monday 13 February 2012
Boston: the genteel city of academia, tea parties, clam chowder, Matt Damon, and for me at least, electric eels. I had come to Boston on a long weekend – a bit of sales shopping, sight-seeing and relaxing in this history-steeped city.
Monday 13 February 2012
Shoes matter. You can have the best suit in the world but if it is paired with scuffed, mismatched leather on your feet it will undo all of the good work.
Monday 13 February 2012
NEW YORK TRAILS AUTUMN 2012 STYLES
Friday 10 February 2012
BRITISH LAND has seen growth of its net asset value stall in the third quarter as the ongoing consumer downturn led to a slight dip in value across its retail portfolio.
Friday 10 February 2012
HOUSE PRICES are set to fall in 2012 as unemployment rises and household income stays depressed, according to yesterday’s forecasts from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) and today’s LSL house price index and e.surv mortgage monitor.
Friday 10 February 2012
PINK HEART PAPER DOILIES £3.95www.dotcomgiftshop.com
Friday 10 February 2012
WOODHALL Price: £7m A six bedroom fully restored period house with extra staff accommodation. The reception hall is finished with marble flooring and features an original oak staircase.
Friday 10 February 2012
REPOSSESSIONS TO RISE
Friday 10 February 2012
Anyone living in the capital with a car knows central London is a parking nightmare. Resident parking hardly alleviates the problem because many boroughs, like Westminster, offer limited spacing.

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