The best commuter villages where workers leaving London can snap up homes for less than £500,000

The best commuter villages where workers moving out of London can snap-up homes for less than £500,000 have been revealed. With Covid having a huge and potentially lasting impact on the working habits of millions of office workers – many of whom are now working from home – properties in the capital’s commuter belt are … Read more

Britain’s ten hotspot villages where house prices have soared

Britain’s property hotspot villages have been revealed and top-of-the-pile Malborough, near Salcombe in Devon, has seen prices almost double. Lockdown has seen a surprise property boom – marked by deep-pocketed buyers escaping to the country – driving prices in some popular villages up substantially. The top 10 villages listed by estate agent Savills have all … Read more

Inside Vejer de la Frontera – one of Spain’s most beautiful villages (officially)

Every April (and let’s hope it happens this year), people from the mayor’s office in the southern Spanish hill town of Vejer de la Frontera tramp its streets in search of residents who have let the facades of their homes get a bit, well, grubby. Those inhabitants whose walls fail to come up to snuff … Read more

The villages with links to slavery: Historic England lists places that have ties to slave trade

Villages, halls, churches and pubs have all been listed as beneficiaries of the ‘transatlantic slavery economy’ by Historic England. A sweeping audit of pre-existing work linked rural communities to ‘money made in transatlantic slavery’ which ‘permeated English society for centuries’. Historic England, an arm of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which is … Read more

The villages with links to slavery: Historic England lists places that have ties to slave trade

Villages, halls, churches and pubs have all been listed as beneficiaries of the ‘transatlantic slavery economy’ by Historic England. A sweeping audit of pre-existing work linked rural communities to ‘money made in transatlantic slavery’ which ‘permeated English society for centuries’. Historic England, an arm of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which is … Read more

The best audio tours to try during lockdown that conjure up cities, castles and country villages

Hotspots that now sound even better: How audio tours can conjure up cities, castles and country villages and bring them to life wherever you are Sir Ian McKellen shares personal stories in the Theatreland Tour of London BBC newsreader Huw Edwards can be your lockdown guide to Cardiff CastleThe official Quayside Adventure audio tour digs into … Read more

Skilled hauliers negotiate huge 220ft rotor blades through tiny villages and narrow roads 

Mirror, signal and one heck of a manoeuvre: Skilled hauliers negotiate huge 220ft rotor blades through tiny villages and narrow roads Haulier company  P. Adams Schwertentransporte shared the astonishing imagesThe Luxembourg transporters carried the 25-tonne blade through country lanesThe blades are attached to a platform which can pivot according to the roads  By Jack Newman … Read more

Skilled hauliers negotiate huge 220ft rotor blades through tiny villages and narrow roads 

Mirror, signal and one heck of a manoeuvre: Skilled hauliers negotiate huge 220ft rotor blades through tiny villages and narrow roads Haulier company  P. Adams Schwertentransporte shared the astonishing imagesThe Luxembourg transporters carried the 25-tonne blade through country lanesThe blades are attached to a platform which can pivot according to the roads  By Jack Newman … Read more

Prince Charles praises Surrey retirement village’s ‘indomitable community spirit’

Prince Charles  today met with hospital workers after appearing in a video to praise a Surrey retirement village for its ‘indomitable community spirit and resilience’ during the coronavirus pandemic. The Prince of Wales, 72, met with members of staff during a visit to the Tetbury hospital to thank them for their work during the pandemic.  It comes … Read more

Prince Charles praises Surrey retirement village’s ‘indomitable community spirit’

Prince Charles has praised a Surrey retirement village for its ‘indomitable community spirit and resilience’ during the coronavirus pandemic. The Prince of Wales, 72,  said staff, volunteers and residents at Whiteley Homes Trust, in Walton on Thames, should be ‘truly proud’ of their efforts throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Speaking via video from Clarence House, Charles, who … Read more