Wokingham named healthiest place in England. – what’s its secret?

A cursory glance at the map shows Wokingham marooned between sprawling Reading and the ‘new town’ of Bracknell, which, to outsiders, is a maze of mini-roundabouts and modern office blocks of the kind that has Prince Charles spluttering over his organic muesli. What’s more, spaghetti junction number 10 of the M4 is practically in shouting … Read more

‘Selfish and vindictive’ property developer, 37, burned down couple’s new £325,000 dream home

‘Selfish and vindictive’ property developer, 37, burned down couple’s new £325,000 dream home after failing to buy it from under them because they had pulled out of deals to buy two houses from him Matthew Green set fire to property in Swaffham, Norfolk in a revenge attack  Couple who purchased home had twice pulled out … Read more

‘Selfish and vindictive’ property developer, 37, burned down couple’s new £325,000 dream home

‘Selfish and vindictive’ property developer, 37, burned down couple’s new £325,000 dream home after failing to buy it from under them because they had pulled out of deals to buy two houses from him Matthew Green set fire to property in Swaffham, Norfolk in a revenge attack  Couple who purchased home had twice pulled out … Read more

An extra 300,000 house sales could beat the new June stamp duty holiday deadline

An extra 300,000 house sales could beat the new June stamp duty holiday deadline – we talk to a buyer set to save £13,750 Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends the stamp duty holiday in his latest Budget It applies to the first £500,000 of a home’s purchase price until the end of June  An extra 300,000 … Read more

Property developer accused of murdering heiress wife joined ‘Tinder for widows’

Donald McPherson is accused of staging the death of his wife Paula Leeson (pictured) ‘to look like an accident’ in a bid to get his hands on her £3.5million life insurance A property developer accused of murdering his wealthy wife joined a group he dubbed ‘Tinder for widows’ days after killing her, a court heard … Read more

Property developer, 47, ‘murdered heiress wife to cash in on £3.5million in life insurance’ 

Donald McPherson, 47, killed Paula Leeson in June 2017 , it was claimed A property developer murdered his wealthy heiress wife by drowning her in the pool of their holiday cottage in Denmark to get his hands on £3.5 million in life insurance, a court has heard. Donald McPherson, 47, killed Paula Leeson in June … Read more

Property developer, 47, ‘murdered heiress wife to cash in on £3.5million in life insurance’ 

Donald McPherson, 47, killed Paula Leeson in June 2017 , it was claimed A property developer murdered his wealthy heiress wife by drowning her in the pool of their holiday cottage in Denmark to get his hands on £3.5 million in life insurance, a court has heard. Donald McPherson, 47, killed Paula Leeson in June … Read more

Invest in a UK country home for sale with a holiday business attached

Being the owner of a holiday letting business or guest house in Britain has been a financially depressing state of affairs during the past year. Repeated lockdowns mean that bookings have had to be postponed or cancelled while people stay at home, barring a surge when the economy was opened up last summer. But has … Read more