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Day: January 18, 2016

25 secrets estate agents won’t tell you when you buy or sell property
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

25 secrets estate agents won’t tell you when you buy or sell property

    The things your estate agent won’t tell you Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one? Read these insider tips and tricks from the world of estate agents first. They overprice your property The average sale price ends up being 12-15% less than the initial asking price. There are many potential reasons for this, but it’s largely due to the fact that estate agents give you a higher valuation than is realistic so that you’ll go with them. They make personal use of your property More often than you’d like to think, estate agents use the properties they’re selling for their own personal use. For example, one anonymous agent confessed that it’s common to have naps in uninhabited houses they’re showing. They will cut their fees Did you know you can actually negotiate the...
Cabbie’s Wife Tries To Put Brakes On Uber
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cabbie’s Wife Tries To Put Brakes On Uber

    An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign A campaign group set up by the wife of a taxi driver will this week mount a bid to force Transport for London (TfL) to put the brakes on Uber, the app which has recruited thousands of drivers and attracted a multibillion pound valuation. Sky News can reveal that Artemis Mercer, who started a Facebook group last year in support of London's taxi trade, will launch a crowdfunding drive to raise £600,000 to fund the initial phase of a judicial review against TfL. The move will come amid a fierce debate about the breakneck growth of taxi and other ride-sharing apps in London and elsewhere, with Uber facing an array of regulatory measures to ...
Experts on course to unravel secrets of Egypt pyramids
Arab world, ENGLISH

Experts on course to unravel secrets of Egypt pyramids

    Egyptian minister of antiques Mamdouh Damati (L) and Mahdi Tiopi, director of Heritage Preservation and Innovation Center in Paris, speak during a press conference in the Grand Egyptian Museum near the pyramids in Cairo… Experts revealed Sunday new findings at two of Egypt's famed pyramids, boosting efforts to unravel whether the ancient world's iconic monuments contain secret chambers. For the past three months a team of researchers from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan have been scanning four pyramids with thermal cameras to see if they contain unknown structures or cavities. Operation ScanPyramids began on October 25 to search for hidden rooms inside Khufu -- also known as the Great Pyramid -- and Khafre in Giza and the Bent and Red pyramids in Dahshur, all south of Cair...
Hatton Garden burglar found evidence of Tory minister abusing children in previous robbery
ENGLISH, London

Hatton Garden burglar found evidence of Tory minister abusing children in previous robbery

    One of the Hatton Garden burglary gang discovered photographs of a Conservative Cabinet Minister abusing children during a previous break-in, a friend has reportedly claimed. Brian Reader, 76, known as "The Guv’nor", has been convicted of planning the £14m raid, which saw thieves tunnel in to a room containing safety deposit boxes. During a similar burglary in 1971, Reader allegedly found photographs of the “famous politician” abusing children after tunnelling into a Lloyds Bank in Baker Street, London, the friend told the Daily Mirror. “It was a shock for them when they found photographs of a famous politician abusing children,” he said. “The gang were disgusted and left them lying on the floor of the vault for the police to find but nothing was ever done.” Reader and his...
Daud Merchant to be extradited to India: Home Minister
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Daud Merchant to be extradited to India: Home Minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said Abdur Rauf Daud Merchant, an associate of mafia don Daud Ibrahim, who has been in Bangladeshi jail since his arrest in 2009, will be sent back to his country. “A process is on to send back Daud Merchant following the expiry of his jail term,” said the minister while talking to reporters at the Secretariat. The government has taken an initiative to send back foreign criminals, including Daud Merchant, he said. In 2009, Bangladesh police arrested Daud Merchant, a resident of Sharifa Road in Mumbai, India for intruding into Bangladesh without valid documents. He is in jail since then. Later, in 2012, he secured bail from the court. Meanwhile, a DB team rearrested Daud Merchant from the city's Khilgaon intersection on December 2, 2...