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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Hong Kong buyers to be offered Battersea Power Station flats

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren Consortium will offer Chinese city's buyers the chance to snap up apartments in first phase of Battersea redevelopment in the heart of London U.K. power project eyes HK investors Hong Kong property investors will be offered an opportun ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... overwhelmed by upscale restaurants, bars, hotels and flats in an echo of Rudy Giuliani's celebrated 1990s transformation of Times Square in New York. "When I started 30 years ago, ... flat in Brixton, scene of race riots in the 1980s, can cost £550,000 (HK$7.25 million). The property outfit created by Paul Raymond, the founder of the district's first legal strip club, ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    German with £2 billion stake in London property has murky record

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:19pm by GDN

    ... where at one point in the 1990s he owned up to 2,500 flats, newspapers used to call him "the phantom" because of his apparent lack of interest in looking after his properties. Tenants ... that buildings were neglected. Annette Klovekorn lived in a Conle flat in Duisburg in the 1980s: "The state of the apartment was a catastrophe: about eight wallpapers had been stuck on top of one ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Bank of England opts for cautious approach on housing market

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... to look past eye-catching headlines such as news that a single flat in London sold for a record £140 million (HK$1.83 billion). It is less worried about cash purchases in central London ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners priced out of home market blast foreign buyers

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... a striped shirt and a skull and crossbones neck scarf. "There are thousands of people in the borough who need homes, and instead they're building flats for multimillionaires." ... spread from luxury properties in boroughs such as Knightsbridge and Chelsea to new houses and flats as builders used advance sales, many to buyers from Asia, to finance projects amid tight ...

  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Lloyds banker bearish on London's luxury property market

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by BLOOM

    ... as investors, particularly from overseas, snapped up houses and flats in the capital to shield wealth from political and economic instability. Annual home-price gains in Britain beat increases ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    London attic that Jimi Hendrix called his 'only home' to be a museum

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:47pm by GDN

    ... Hendrix paid £30 a week to share the flat with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. They will hold displays on his life, work and musical legacy. A pair of blue plaques on the outside wall ... surviving home. Although many assumed Hendrix knew nothing of the Handel coincidence, he was fascinated to learn of his distinguished predecessor. [It is the] flat where Jimi Hendrix found ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Alleged captors in London slave case were 'Maoist activists' in 1970s

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:23pm by GDN

    ... are believed to have been living in a flat in Brixton, were brainwashed and had reported being beaten, but did not appear to have been sexually abused. They were occasionally allowed out of the house ... of flats in Brixton's Peckford Place. Specially-trained officers are now working with the women to try to understand what happened to them. All 37 officers in Scotland Yard's Human ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Death toll could rise as helicopter removed from Glasgow pub roof

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 08:33pm by AFP

    ... of the building.” Goodhew said the flat-roofed pub had been “totally devastated”, complicating the rescue workers’ task. “It’s totally unrecognisable in most parts,” he said. “There’s a large amount ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Spy-in-the-bag' Gareth Williams died accidentally, police probe finds

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:32am by AFP

    ... flat in London's upmarket Pimlico district in August 2010. Hewitt refused to speculate if the spy's death was linked to his alleged interest in escapology and bondage. Coroner Fiona ...




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