Friday, 05 October 2012
The Daily: October 5
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By Alice Sutherland-HawesScottish estates same price as Chelsea houses
What appeals more? A large estate in Scotland complete with hunting rights and a view to die for, or a house in the centre of London? If it’s the former you’re in luck as Scottish country estates are on the market for the same as a house in Chelsea. With considerably more room, peace and so much land you won’t know what to do with it, these estates are something of a bargain. For £4.5 million you can get a five bedroom terraced house in Chelsea or an estate with over a thousand acres, eight separate cottages and a lengthy history. So if you’re stuck in London and desperate for a move to some of the loveliest parts of the country, fear not. Your bank account won’t have to suffer too much.
Valuable mare starts feud between two families
Three generations of women from one family have been assaulted in their own stables after an argument between two families over a valuable pure-bred mare escalated. When the mare was moved from the owner’s stables to another local stable, it was claimed that the owner had agreed to let the horse be moved, but this claim was later denied by the owner. When a close friend of the Beavis family, John Thompson, broke into the Rugg-Easey [the owners of the mare] stables, he beat three generations of the Rugg-Easey family with horsewhips, including 71-year-old Dorothy. Thompson avoided jail after admitting to the assault and the case will continue as the families battle it out over the £50,000 mare.
Andy Murray through to semi final of Japan Open
After his triumph at the Olympics and the US Open, Andy Murray has turned into an unstoppable force after beating Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 3-6 6-2 in two hours and one minute to reach the semi-final. Speaking after the match he said, “It was a difficult match. I managed to get the break in the third but there are no easy games against Stan.” He will now face Milos Raonic whom he beat on his way to victory at the US Open this year. On top of his singles success, he has reached the quarter finals in the doubles with his brother Jamie winning with 5-7 6-3 10-4.
Barbour family nets £10 million as demand for colourful jackets soars
They are best known for their green wax jackets, but a recent collection aimed at younger generations has seen Barbour profits leap up by 51% this year, earning the family £10 million. The line, which sees the standard green swapped for a more colourful approach, has not only brought in huge profits for the company, but started collaborations with Alice Temperley and Paul Smith. Steve Buck, the managing director, said, “It is a testimony to the owners and all of the staff that our workmanship and enduring quality are recognised by our customers.” Having seen a surge in demand for their jackets, particularly the quilted range, the company continues to go from strength to strength.
Exhibition proves rain doesn’t have to soak
An exhibition at the Barbican Centre has baffled and delighted visitors as they enter the “Rain Room”. Described by the creators as a “social experiment”, the room looks as though it is pouring with rain but when you step inside, you remain dry. Visitors are invited to control the rain as they are recognised by 3D sensory cameras on the ceiling. As you move around the room, the rain in your area stops above you, however if you run you’ll get wet because “gravity limits the speed of the drops falling from the ceiling.” The exhibition runs in The Curve until March next year.
Daily tip from the lady archive
“PEOPLE cannot help being influenced by their surroundings and their environment; therefore how all important it is that both of these should be healthy and cheery, for health and happiness both go hand-in-hand.”The Lady. The Blessing of Old Health, 18th November 1920
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Q: The Queen has received a £5m boost in the funds she receives from the taxpayer to carry out her official duties. Do you approve?
Yes - the Queen does a great job and is well worth it - 59.5%
No - the UK economy is struggling and this is unfair - 40.5%