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Last September, the Borders Railway reopened, 46 years after it closed, with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon making the one-hour journey by steam train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, a suburb of Galashiels.
Another chance for Chancery Lane as local freeholders push for improvements to the area’s public realm
Chancery Lane is a nationally known address and one of the oldest streets in London, but for years it had declined to the point that it seemed little more than a taxi rat run from Fleet Street to High Holborn.
Of all the overseas investors who have piled into the UK property market over the past 10 years, the clear winners have been private equity players from North America.
There are one or two subtleties to managing a £1bn Middle Eastern fund driving property investment into the British regions.
It’s the kind of issue that will either have people belting out Trelawney, The Song of the Western Men - better known as Cornwall’s ‘national anthem’ - or furiously humming the overture of The Pirates of Penzance.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Ireland - scenery, culture, the craic - but what drew Matthew Weiner, of Development Securities, in 2010 was the prospect of picking up bargain land from NAMA: the government agency selling off distressed Irish assets.
D-day is fast approaching for Birmingham council’s ambitious housing growth plans.
The country’s love affair with the bicycle shows no sign of slowing down.
As Turkey reels from a series of terrorism attacks along the Syrian border and within its commercial capital Istanbul, questions are inevitably being asked whether this will drive down international investment to the country.