Claire Cossey, dubbed Britain's 'singing estate agent', has divided the internet with some cringing at her attempt to sell the home in Leighton Buzzard - while others called her a 'modern day her...
Heather Mottershead has won the Daily Mail First Novel competition. She will receive a £20,000 advance and a publishing deal for her novel, which is set in a Victorian asylum.
In the spring of 2017, Christian Lewis stood on top of Swansea's Rhossili cliffs looking down on the fiercest waves he'd ever seen.
Wherever Jack Reacher goes, trouble is sure to follow. The freelance law-enforcer arrives in the small Colorado town of Gerrardsville, planning to see an American Civil War exhibition.
Rachel Siegfried was determined to offer an alternative to sterile, imported blooms by growing flowers that would 'stop people in their tracks with their vital beauty'.
In a village outside Dublin, Ciara is found dead at the bottom of her stairs. Alive, she was one of a small clique of women who fell in and out of friendship.
Gil is a bitter, disappointed creative writing professor living in Vermont. He is forced to take in his 17-year-old nephew, Matthew, when the boy's parents die in a car crash.
Cumbrian author Arnold won the Northern Book Prize for her debut, Slip Of A Fish, which also made the shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize, an award for stylistically radical fiction.
Novelist J.B. Blackwood is on a cruise with her husband, former university professor, Patrick, to mark their anniversary.
In Nicholas Orme's snapshot of Tudor children in his new book on the subject, we see 1500s illustrations of toddlers in their wheeled walking frames, and they all look like little wizened old men...
Author Natasha Tidd tells us of the medieval chronicler, Gerald of Wales, who claimed he knew a man on whom tiny devils appeared every time he was confronted with lies.
Louise Kennedy would take a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses to a desert island. The author is currently reading Tell Me What I Am, Una Mannion's second novel.
The block of flats was featured on the hit Channel 4 series Peep Show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb living together in one of the apartments, which is now up for grabs for £300,000.
An article published on 3 January about three female prison guards who had been given custodial sentences after having affairs with inmates originally included a photograph purporting to...
Sara Lewis, 55, is carrying out a daily sit-down protest against massive rent hikes - after a London property company snapped up her entire Welsh village of Aberllefenni for £1million.
A stylish four-bedroom riverside duplex, located in the historic Victorian goods warehouse of Butler's Wharf, has gone on the market for £6million. It boasts views overlooking the Shard.
For my birthday recently I was given a sage green tiered metal obelisk from Crocus (from £49.99, crocus.co.uk) which is the perfect support for planting out my sweet pea seedlings.
This has been a long, cold winter and I'm ready for some colour and excitement in the garden.
EXCLUSIVE: Owners of doomed homes in East Yorkshire's erosion hotspots fear they've been abandoned with coastal defences restricted to more populated areas.
EXCLUSIVE: Drone images show a new-build estate in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where the garden of very home is carpeted with 'horrible' fake grass that 'poses risks to pets and children'.
Pregnant Ferne McCann wants to quit her home following her voice-note scandal - and has put it up for rent for £5,000-a-month.
The East London flat is for sale for £350,000 and has views of the entire pitch at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road football ground.
One in ten home sellers is reducing the asking price within 30 days in order to increase the chance of attracting a buyer. We asked the experts for tips on getting a good deal.
The 'slow living' trend embraces simple and understated interiors to help nourish body and soul - perfect for those looking to ease the pace.
Geoff MacCormack met David Jones at primary school in Bromley, Kent, when they were both eight years old.
The unsolved deaths of six sex workers in Chillicothe, Ohio, seven years ago haunts this extraordinary new novel by the Cherokee author Tiffany McDaniel
PATRICK MARMION: At the age of 87, with Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Last Tango In Halifax, a Bafta nomination for her role in the film The Mother, and an MBE behind her.
The home was built in 1901 by London County Council as a coroner's court, where dead bodies were examined and inquests were held to decide how people died during Edwardian times.
A total of 42% of tenants are looking to move out of the city they currently live in, according to Rightmove, as they try to find cheaper properties.
We have long known the medical benefits of learning from other species. Morgan's book examines the different ways treatments for humans have been influenced by animals
Albert Read is reading Michael Frayn's novel Towards The End Of The Morning. He would take Marcel Proust's In Search Of Lost Time to a desert island
Paul Richardson and his partner moved the a rural part of western Spain and transformed the surroundings. At first their new plot was nothing more than a clearing in a forest of brambles
Roma Agrawal is an engineer, who is also an author and TV presenter, and is probably best known in engineering circles for working on the design of The Shard
Noel Coward may well have been the greatest theatrical animal of the 20th century, the author of classic plays. But there is no doubt he was also the most accident-prone.
Originally published in the New Yorker, but recently tweaked by 95-year-old author Segal, the deft, delicious short stories that make up the first part of this collection
Idiosyncratic Sally Diamond has lived a bizarre, isolated life with her 82-year-old psychiatrist father for years - he has protected her from the outside world
Catastrophic drought has forced Aida to return to her family's isolated farm on the Scottish borders. People are fleeing northwards, and when a camper van of strangers appears in the farm yard
Lawyer, poet, lover, adventurer, scholar and priest, John Donne was a man with a bewildering range of alternative identities.
The ultra-luxury flats for sale are in the affluent Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana where Bond's Roger Moore owned a home.
The £2.5 million luxury home in Kent was won in an Omaze prize draw last autumn and is now on the market with an asking price of £2.65million.
Harry Potter franchise, Georgian flat in Claremont Square, London, also an iconic filming location for the Order of the Phoenix goes up for sale for £385,000
The monthly cost of owning a home for first-time buyers is £971 on average, which is 4% or £42 lower than the cost of renting a similar property.
Robert Kay, who left school at 14 with no qualifications, paid £4million for the stunning mansion at the exclusive Sandbanks estate in Poole, Dorset, in 2013.
A couple were left gobsmacked after finding huge six-foot pieces of honeycomb and litres of honey underneath the floorboards at their home in Folkestone, Kent.
Hasan Rezvan, 75, bought his property on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, south London, 53 years ago - for a much smaller price than it would be now.
The neighbours say our window affects their privacy - but it is frosted glass and we only open it for ventilation. What options do we have?
Big and blowsy hydrangea flowers look almost as good dried as fresh. You can remove the blooms as soon as they have gone over but I like to leave them on the plant over winter.
We can seek solace in our gardens, of course. But on a more practical level, we can start growing our own fruit and veg, saving money in the process.
ERBIL GUNASTI: Trump, they say, stands no chance against the reassuringly slick Ron de Santis, governor of Florida and widely thought to be his main rival for the Republican nomination.
EXCLUSIVE: Located in London's exclusive Knightsbridge, the property benefits from underground parking - a major bonus in the capital - as well as a communal garden.
In Why Women Grow, journalist Alice Vincent argues that women's contribution to gardening is still being undervalued.
Writer and journalist Nell Frizzell says she's currently reading a few books, including Lauren Bravo's debut novel Preloved and This Won't Hurt: How Medicine Fails Women by Marieke Bigg.
Most of us are keen to know our neighbours when moving into a new home. But when Charlotte Goldthorpe moved into a cemetery lodge in 2019, it was a slightly different story.
Every home needs a boot room (or a 'mud room' as people across the pond call it) - to take off coats and boots before you step into the main house. Here's how to make yours a stylish space.
This quintessentially English property is in the pretty Buckinghamshire village of Penn and has a thatched roof as well as an established country garden with a tennis court.
Songwriter Morrissey has been in the house too long and looks to sell the Cork home he bought for his mother back in 2002. The 150-year-old build still has many of its original features in place.
Sir Andy Murray, a double Wimbledon champion, bought the 15-room Cromlix House Hotel near his hometown of Dunblane for almost £2 million in 2013.
Kevin Johnson, 34, paid out just £50 to win the latest Omaze Million Pound House Draw - a four-bedroom, Victorian townhouse in highly desirable Islington.
We are drawn into the day-by-day uncertainty and incomprehension as the bewildering nightmare of Nazi bestiality unfolds around him with its total contempt for human life/
A four-bedroom home has become one of the most expensive properties sold on Millionaire's Row after a businessman bought a waterside bungalow sold for a record £13.5million.
All of the properties in our list have thatched roofs and can be rented for between £850 and £2,250 a month.
An article published on 9 March followed up on a piece which appeared in The Sun reporting that The Who's Roger Daltrey was set to perform a one-off show at Fawley Hill's National Transport Trust...
Forty years after its original publication, this blackly comic novel based on Ephron's own experience of infidelity is still a tour de force of rage, revenge and rebuilding.
In To Love And Be Wise, a genteel family is thrown into disarray by the appearance in their midst of a handsome, young society photographer.
This touching, absorbing novel considers World War II from an unusual standpoint: the wives of shattered survivors returning home.
Barry's latest is a deep dive into the murky soul and psyche of a retired copper whose torments make Job's look like a grazed knee.
This beautiful and eclectic collection celebrates all things feline in art, from Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period and the stunning oil paintings of the Dutch masters, to Manet.
At an especially low moment, when she has been rejected for a job on Modern Ferret, Imogen is offered a staff job on a new online magazine, The Know.
This is the author's third book. The first, A Field Guide To The English Clergy, was basically a history of ecclesiastical oddballs and proved a huge success.
The 2,909sq ft bungalow has become one of the most expensive properties sold on 'Millionaire's Row' in Sandbanks, Dorset after a businessman bought it for a record £13.5million.
The Crooked House, in Himley, Dudley, West Midlands, has attracted visitors from across the world. The 'leaning boozer of Himley' was built in 1765 but became a pub in the 1830s.
Rightmove listings have revealed a string of listings in Battersea Power Station (pictured) and Nine Elms have been reduced in price in recent weeks, properties worth millions advertised online s...
In total, 3,825 insurance claims were accepted by Aviva in the five years between 2018 and 2022 by pet owners whose dog had caused significant damage at home.
We take a look inside the top five most viewed properties for sale on Rightmove, including a two-bedroom flat that featured in TV's 'Amanda & Alan's Italian Job'.
Monks Rest is one of the Hungry Monk Cottages which was created after The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex, the home of the banoffee pie, closed down in 2012.
Bontddu Hall, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, is up for sale - and has had its price cut by £200,000 to £750,000.
Arthur miller's Death Of A Salesman, which so precisely conveys the brutality of ageing and the tragedy of lost dreams, is staged somewhere in the world nearly every day of the year.
An article published on 24 February followed up on reports in America that Cosori had recalled a number of their air fryers from the US, Canada, and Mexico. The article suggested that these...
Number 3 Blea Moor Cottages is in one of the most far-out parts of the Yorkshire Dales and prospective buyers must walk for 20 minutes to get there from the parking area.
The unique Grade II-listed, four-bedroom estate in Richmond-upon-Thames has accommodation across five floors, a cinema room, picturesque gardens and a view of Bushy Park.
The six-bedroom property sits in almost an acre of land at the end of Compton Avenue, a private tree-lined road in North London.
We speak to a legal expert about what tenants and landlords must know when it comes to settling arrears.
A Captain Pugwash-themed bungalow that is one of the last undeveloped properties on the Millionaire's Row of Sandbanks has gone up for sale for £5million.
The room in South Kensington, central London, is described as 'a beautiful open plan living space' despite being smaller than a parking space.
Ciar Byrne says that the time to make your garden repairs is now, to get your lawn picnic-ready for the spring and summer. UK-based garden expert advises on what tools you need.
Nesting season is under way and, this month, the charity Songbird Survival is encouraging people to think about Britain's much loved songbirds when gardening (songbird-survival.org.uk).
Rising property prices across London could mean some football fans are soon priced out of their beloved patch.
As always when reading a memoir about the Holocaust, you can hardly take in the level of cruelty and depravity that man can inflict on man, let alone on such a small child.
Glamping is still gaining popularity. According to Canopy And Stars, the UK's top booking platform, revenue doubled between 2019 and 2022.
Creativity, imagination, a dash of escapism, pushing boundaries. These are things we admire in homes - whether they're our own or someone else's.
The property stands alone on a riverbank of the Thames, in South East London's Rotherhithe. It was once surrounded by other properties, some of which were destroyed during the Blitz.
Orchids, which originate in the Philippines, have something of a reputation of being tricky to grow, but give them enough light and they will properly develop, says Monty Don
Magician Uri Geller has dropped the asking price for his luxury River Thames mansion by a mind-bending £7m after disillusioned homebuyers failed to snap it up.
We pick three properties for sale in Chadlington, the Cotswolds village that features prominently in the latest series of Clarkson's Farm.
It is chemistry that brings Elizabeth Zott and Calvin Evans together. They're both chemists at a private research lab in California. Calvin is a genius.
The talented Mark Griffin first introduced criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield in his 2019 debut, which saw him shortlisted in the Daily Mail's First Crime Novel competition in 2017.
This perfect blend of ecological adventure and moving exploration of family and friendship confirms Costa award-winning Farrant's exceptional talent.
Doggy People offers a fascinating portrait of a small corner of 19th-century life. Despite such a niche subject, it uncovers an interesting array of forgotten and colourful characters.
Alice Winn's devastating debut will smash your heart to smithereens. It opens in 1914, on the eve of the Great War, at a public school in the English countryside.
The book I'd take to a desert island would be Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen, because it is one book I never tire of re-reading. Austen has the most incredible eye for human nature.
New Zealand writer Eleanor Catton became the youngest-ever winner of the Booker with her Victorian crime saga The Luminaries in 2013.
A converted station house in Newcastleton, Scotland that comes with its own private working railway track complete with a locomotive (pictured) has hit the market for £500,000.
Perched above the shoreline in Westward Ho! in Devon, this nine feet by eight feet hut boasts uninterrupted sea views, but little else.
I am a retired 72-year old with a £650k mortgage-free home and a pension generating £30k-plus net a year who wants to gift some money to family, is equity release an option?
The 'Woodlands' estate near Ipswich, Suffolk, has been in the hands of the same family since 1845. Agents say the house is ideal for buyers looking for a 'classic country home'.
The Holme, set in four acres of Regent's Park with views over a lake, is expected to fetch £250 million - some £40 million more than the previous record-holder overlooking Hyde Park
The Court, a grade II listed building near Chorleywood Common, Hertfordshire, was commissioned by actor and theatre producer Sir George Alexander and built in 1912.
Data from more than 6,500 estate agents' branches found the price paid for a property decreases with time - potentially dropping thousands if it isn't sold within a month.
The pokey pad is based in Fitzrovia and comes fully furnished with a wardrobe, bookcase, TV, a tiny table and chairs and a coffee table.
The Grade II*-listed Plas Rhiwaedog is nestled in the heart of the picturesque valley to the lower slopes of the Berwyn Mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
The mansion has been described as 'one of the most desirable private homes in London' and as the 'definition of western civilization in a single view'.
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Halifax reveals that average house prices grew by 20.4% between January 2020 and December 2022, fuelled by the pandemic's 'race for space'.
Houses first had thatched roofs in the Stone Age. That's 10,000 years ago, but this craft is in the midst of a 21st-century renaissance, thanks to social media and concern for the planet.
Searches for homes in Sicily are up 255 per cent since the TV show 'Amanda and Alan's Italian Job' began in January, compared with the same period a year ago.
A feature in Thursday's paper on China's support for Russia suggested that former Chancellor Philip Hammond had written an article for China Daily which argued that the UK and China should 'retur...
Pineapple lilies like moistureretentive, well-drained soil, and due to their origins they do best in a sunny spot - if set in shade they will produce a mass of lush leaves at the expense of flowe...
Homeowners have been sharing the amazing renovations they've put their properties through after purchasing through Rightmove - and some of the results are stunning.
An article reported that Christopher Emms is in jail in Moscow. We have since been contacted by Mr Emms who has confirmed that he is not in fact in detention in Moscow.
Every home should be a sanctuary from the gloom and chill of the winter months and nothing feels quite as inviting as a country cottage with a roaring log fire.
Set in 1990s London, this is a contemporary retelling of Thackeray's 1848 masterpiece Vanity Fair, starring a protagonist with the same name - Becky Sharp.
The vast semi-detached home extends across four floors, has five bedrooms and covers a total of 8,075 square feet.
The tall white house stands alone on a section of riverbank on the Thames in South East London's Rotherhithe.
These dated homes can be picked up for bargain prices... but they will need substantial amounts of cash to transform them into modern family homes.
NoViolet Bulawayo is reading Innards by Magogodi oaMphela Makhene, set in South Africa and would take One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to a desert island.
UK-based security expert Jenny Radcliffe tests the security of companies and individuals by breaking into their buildings. She identifies the most careless people and runs rings around them.
This novel is the story of Shubhankar, who is ten when he witnesses an act of appalling violence during a Hindu wedding at a time when Hindu-Muslim relationships in India are at boiling point.
Is life beautiful but sad, or sad but beautiful? Neil, a former actor, is wondering about this question when he signs up for a course in Culture and Civilisation. The teacher, Elizabeth Finch, is...
Rachel, Imogen and Sasha are the three daughters of long-divorced Margo and Richard. Years later, Margo entertains lovers and friends in her cottage on the Isle of Wight.
As her increasing number of dedicated fans will testify, everyone in Candlishland has some sort of secret. Knowing when they should keep or reveal them is Candlish's special gift.
Curated by fashion journalist Marylou Luther and illustrated by artist Ruben Toledo, Be-Spoke is the best companion for lovers of style and design
Professor Tim Luckhurst of Durham University is that increasing rarity among media academics: he actually likes the Press. The Press came to World War II understanding this was a war for survival...
Family loyalty, family secrets and the love and hate felt by those linked by blood... these are so much a part of the human condition, they became a staple of Greek drama 2,500 years ago.
Exclusive: Looking at the Georgian pile nestling into the countryside in a secluded hamlet near Bath, there are no clues to its underworld past. But it once belonged to John 'Goldfinger' Palmer.
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Oldfield, 69, daughter of Broads legend Archie Taylor, has revealed to the MailOnline that she was 'shocked' at the property that was built in place of her childhood home
Substantial house price falls are expected this year, with buyers holding back to see how the market unfolds, according to housing experts.
While a 'luxury X-large room or Studio in Richmond' is centrally located and well decorated, it seems that the landlord will be needing full use of the kitchen.
Woolf - who famously wrote Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own - visited Blo Norton Hall in 1906 when she was 24 and wrote a novella there, using the property as the setting for it.
Sandra, 63, and Stephen West, 62, paid for a new patio area at their home in Benenden, Kent. But they said their house has been left in a worse state than it was when the work started.
The chateau is the largest in the French region of Provence, with 120 rooms - including 25 bedroom suites.
A modern Norfolk property made from wood and glass and finished in black - built on the site of an old thatched cottage - has divided the opinion of locals, being likened to a James Bond villain'...
The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore and Maame by Jessica George are two new releases. Should you get a moment alone, these books about absent parents are good company.
This four-bedroom detached family home on Bucklebury Common is a doer-upper with 'huge potential' and is for sale for £1.15million.
Expert Ciar Byrne advises that between now and April is the time to plant alpine plants in UK gardens.
Ciar Byrne advises how to design your garden how you want it on a budget. Most garden owners in the UK cannot afford a professional landscaper, so she gives her top tips on how to do it yourself.
The four-storey property on the banks of the River Thames, which was once a part of a row of buildings, has a run-down appearance but gathered an auction guide price of £1.5 million.
If America is the land of opportunity, there is no state more firmly held to prove it true than California.
The Old Church School was the home of Rupert Neve, a pioneer of analogue studio mixing consoles. The Cambridge property is now on the market for a whopping £1.35million.
Experts have revealed the tweaks to your house that won't add any value when selling. They include outdoor swimming pools, fancy kitchens and garden offices as well as secret wine cellars.
One lucky person is guaranteed to win a stunning waterfront property in Cornwall worth a staggering £4,500,000 - for as little as a £10 entry.