A CHARMING four-bedroom property in Edinburgh has hit the market - and it comes with a unique history. The stunning home, located in the Cammo area of the city, is now on sale for offers over £795,000. The quirky home is a detached property and is just five miles from Edinburgh's city centre. And if that wasn't enough, the lucky owner will enjoy a very spacious living space as the property used to be a schoolhouse. Formerly known as Old Lennie School House, it has since been turned into a huge, charming home. Plus it even comes with a unique feature - a huge added home office space. It is listed on estate agent site Ellisons and has also been shared on Rightmove. The home itself has a spacious living room area which could be used as a dining room. There is also a huge second family room that could also be used as an office for a family. It also has a neutral and brown-coloured open-plan kitchen area that leads to a small utility room. Most read in … [Read more...] about Inside old Scots schoolhouse transformed into quirky four-bed home – with VERY unique feature
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Home Sec Suella Braverman calls for top Labour MPs to apologise after they campaigned to keep foreign thugs in Britain
SUELLA Braverman today called on Sir Keir Starmer and his top team to apologise after they campaigned to keep foreign thugs in Britain. The Home Secretary said Labour MPs should "hang their heads in shame" after criminals they argued against deporting went on to commit MORE heinous crimes. A furious Ms Braverman told the Commons: "The Labour Party are much more interested in writing letter campaigns to stop the Home Office from deporting serious foreign national offenders. "They’re much more interested in the rights of criminals rather than the rights and entitlements of the law abiding majority. "I agree, they really should be apologising for the devastating action." Last week, after delivering a speech on crime, the Labour Leader refused to apologise for signing a letter calling for 50 dangerous offenders not to be deported on a flight to Jamaica . Instead, a remorseless Sir Keir boasted: "I stand proudly by my record." READ MORE POLITICS … [Read more...] about Home Sec Suella Braverman calls for top Labour MPs to apologise after they campaigned to keep foreign thugs in Britain
Work from home has downtowns empty. A solution? Live in a former office.
SAN FRANCISCO - 100 Van Ness is a little different from your average luxury apartment here. Greeted by an automatic revolving door, residents of this downtown residential building lounge or work in communal spaces with coffee machines, meeting rooms and conference spaces. With its glass cubicles, snack station and desks, there's something vaguely office-like about it. That's probably because it used to be an office building. No downtown in America lost more in the pandemic workplace revolution than San Francisco's. And none has more to gain from a new vision for how to recover: Transforming unused office space into housing. It's been done before, but it's not easy. Turning an office building into apartments can be costlier and more difficult than standing up a whole new residential building from scratch, according to architects and developers. Of dozens of empty or underutilized office buildings out there - and in San Francisco there are plenty - only a fraction are actually … [Read more...] about Work from home has downtowns empty. A solution? Live in a former office.
Sheriff: Man who fled traffic stop shoots officer in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man who sped away from a traffic stop in Florida last week shot and critically wounded a sheriff's officer before killing himself following a standoff at his home, officials said. The shooting early Sunday morning left Officer Malik Daricaud, 25, in “tenuous condition” and “fighting for his life,” Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters said during a news conference. When no one answered the door at Tyliko Maduro's home, the officers contacted the 32-year-old man's mother, Waters said, describing the body cam footage. She agreed to come over, and approached the front door with one officer, while another was stationed around the corner of the house and Daricaud stayed a few feet back. She knocked a couple of times and yelled, “hello,” before unlocking and pushing open the door. A dog came out the door and a volley of shots rang out. Daricaud fell backwards and collapsed onto the ground, Waters said. The other officers and Maduro's mother were not injured, … [Read more...] about Sheriff: Man who fled traffic stop shoots officer in Florida
S.F. office vacancy rises to 29.4%, a record high. Why haven’t rents gone down much?
San Francisco’s office vacancy rate shot up to a record high of 29.4% in the first quarter, nearly eight times the pre-pandemic level. The city saw the biggest jump in vacancy among any U.S. city in the past three years, and leasing activity remained minimal at the start of 2023, according to preliminary data from real estate brokerage CBRE. The vacancy rate, a measure of space available for lease and sublease, rose from 27.6% at the end of 2022 and 19.7% from the first quarter of 2022. Another 1.7 million square feet of vacant offices was added to the market in the past three months. Tech giants were the big winners during the early pandemic and continued record hiring and signed huge office leases even as workers stayed home. That has dramatically changed, with cost-cutting adding to San Francisco’s pain on top of remote work. The city’s biggest companies continue to downsize amid massive tech layoffs , with Meta listing all 435,000 square feet of office space at … [Read more...] about S.F. office vacancy rises to 29.4%, a record high. Why haven’t rents gone down much?
NYC man sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal Long Island home invasion
close Video Suffolk County district attorney calls for fentanyl dealers to be held accountable for overdose deaths Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney shares why he supports the 'Death by Dealer' law and why he wants to end bail reform legislation that puts drug dealers back on the street on 'Fox News Live.' A Long Island, New York, judge sentenced a man to 25 years to life on Monday after a jury found him guilty of murdering a man during a home invasion in November 2018. Ade N’Gaii, 39, was convicted by a jury for his part in the murder of Kristopher Appel, 30, of Patchogue, during a home invasion . Ade N’Gaii, 39, was convicted by a jury for his part in the murder of Kristopher Appel, 30, of Patchogue, during a home invasion (Suffolk County District Attorneys Office) During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that placed N’Gaii at the crime scene on Nov. 2, 2018, and that he and his accomplices … [Read more...] about NYC man sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal Long Island home invasion
‘I’m first black woman to visit every country – my scariest moment was right at home’
A record breaking global traveller who has visited every country in the world had her hairiest moment in her home nation. Jessica Nabongo made history when she became the first black woman to travel to every country in the world (although that title is in slight contention thanks to fellow adventurer Woni Spotts' claim ). The Ugandan American arrived in the Seychelles flanked by dozens of her friends and family to make it all 195 United Nations recognised countries visited in 2019. Four years on and the Detroit native has turned her talents to hosting season one of WhatsApp’s Crossing Cultures, a series that explores how diasporic communities around the world create a home away from home while maintaining connections to their culture. In the show she goes off the beaten track in a number of countries in a bid to find less often visited communities and explore how they've built a new home. Jessica met people from the Nigerian community in Peckham ( Image: Supplied) … [Read more...] about ‘I’m first black woman to visit every country – my scariest moment was right at home’
Multi-millionaire tech investor, 61, ‘pushed his groin up against a woman as she loaded a dishwater’ in office kitchen, court hears
A millionaire tech investor allegedly pushed his groin up against a woman as she loaded a dishwasher in an office kitchen, a court heard. Stefan Glaenzer, 61, is accused of pressing his private parts against the woman as she loaded her dirty dishes into the machine at offices in Notting Hill, west London , on June 9, 2021. The German-born entrepreneur, who has a home in Kensington Park Gardens, denies sexual assault at Isleworth Crown Court. Prosecutor Jose Olivares-Chandler told jurors after finishing her lunch the woman walked into the office kitchen. 'The victim opened the dishwasher and bent forward at the hips in order to put her dishes inside. Tech investor Stefan Glaenzer, pictured, denies sexually assaulting the woman on June 9, 2021 He is alleged to have pushed his groin against a woman as she loaded a dishwasher in offices in Notting Hill (pictured) 'When she was putting her dishes into the dishwasher, she felt a presence behind her 'A male … [Read more...] about Multi-millionaire tech investor, 61, ‘pushed his groin up against a woman as she loaded a dishwater’ in office kitchen, court hears
Heart stopping moment brave ‘sister’ saves girl from pack of ferocious ‘pitbulls’ outside neighbour’s home
THE heart-stopping moment a heroic woman pulls a schoolgirl away from a pack of "pitbull" dogs has been caught on camera. The woman, believed to be the girl's sister, grabbed the dogs after she was swarmed by the animals in Carrington, Greater Manchester , on Sunday afternoon. In footage The Sun Online has seen but decided not to show a woman is on her hands and knees wrestling with the dogs to save the child, who is thought to be six years old. The girl was rushed to hospital around 2.40pm, but is now in a stable condition, cops confirmed. Four "pitbulls" charged as the girl played with her pals, according to a neighbour. However, it is not clear whether the dogs were actually pitbulls. READ MORE ON UK NEWS JAILHOUSE ROMPS I worked in UK’s toughest jail – here is why officers romp with lags DAY IN COURT Harry jets into London for surprise court appearance as Elton John joins him The little girl was … [Read more...] about Heart stopping moment brave ‘sister’ saves girl from pack of ferocious ‘pitbulls’ outside neighbour’s home
Nearly two-thirds of UK workers would prefer a four-day week from the office, survey of 12,000 UK staff reveals
Almost two-thirds of workers would prefer working a four-day week, a recent poll has found. A survey of 12,000 people, carried out by employment firm Hays found that nearly two in three workers would favour the switch to an office-based four-day week. One in three employers said they would be more likely to accommodate the switch if staff spent all four days on-site. Just under two in three workers said they would consider switching jobs if another company offered a shorter working week. This has increased from a little over 50% compared to a similar poll that was recorded last year. Almost two-thirds of workers would prefer working a four-day week, according to the study The findings follow a recent trial where 61 UK companies reduced their employees' working hours by 20 per cent , with no changes made to their salary. This trial saw around 2,900 employees work a four-day week for six months from June 2022. Surveys found that 39 per cent of staff felt less … [Read more...] about Nearly two-thirds of UK workers would prefer a four-day week from the office, survey of 12,000 UK staff reveals