Westbury Castle bought at auction for £1.5 million | Property | Life & Style

The glamorous Westbury Castle had its price tag slashed from £5m after its owners failed to shift the 200-year-old property. The Grade II listed building in Flintshire, North Wales, was snapped up by a mystery businessman who plans to rent it out as luxury residential apartments. The property failed to sell five years ago when it was valued at £5 million and included a three bedroomed lodge and eight acres of land on its estate. Three parties bid for it at the auction on Thursday at The Intercontinental Hotel in…

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Britain’s Cheapest Street reveals house transformation after being bought for £1 | Property | Life & Style

In 2013, Liverpool City Council offered up properties for just £1 in Wavertree, in a bid to get first time buyers on the ladder and bring up the local area. Two miles south of Liverpool, the street was known for being run down and not without crime, with shootings and stabbings also occurring reguarly. In 2003, the council planned to destroy the area and build new houses, yet in 2010 the government funding was withdrawn, leaving 115 houses empty. Yet with the new plan by mayor Joe Anderson, the rules…

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