By Chewing Grass
Interesting little piece, which raises the question is London becoming too dangerous a place for its itinerant celebrities.
The 21-year-old nephew of actress Elizabeth Hurley was stabbed multiple times in a “brutal attack” in Ascalon Street, Battersea, London.
Liz Hurley tweeted “My 21-year-old nephew was repeatedly stabbed in a brutal attack in London on Thursday'
"They are believed to have been attacked by a group of males who got out of a vehicle and assaulted them before fleeing the scene."
No arrests have been made.
By Frank Hovis
This is a good match for Jamie's Pukka restaurant collapse thread but deserves its own.
I very much enjoyed Channel 4's The Hotel (some episodes still available on Youtube) as it followed the chaotic Mismanagement of Mark Jenkins of his Grosevnor Hotel in Torquay, his generally useless staff who spent most of their time playing up to the camera rather than working (Christian being the prime example). This wasn't schadenfreude, for all the faults it genuinely seemed a nice place to be.
Anyway, encouraged by the camera Mark and co. had one whacky idea after another to "save the Grosevnor" until eventually time ran out and he had to concede defeat and sell it to someone who gave the impression of being a hard headed financial expert - own helicopter, accountant, specialised in buying hotels cheap.
But TV turned his head; having been presented as a financial success he thought he couldn't lose and, disliking the low rent image of the Grosvenor, proceeded to throw vast amounts of money at it to turn it into a luxury venue, hooked up with a celebrity chef (that's always a good idea...) and actually renamed it after him: the John Burton-Race https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burton-Race
(JBR himself having gone bankrupt in 2009)
Spin forward a few years and:
His hotel group is in administration and his hotels up for sale because, as he says himself, he spent too much money on The Grosvenor.
Looks like that brief TV appearance at the end of Series 3 turned his head.
Several very good hotels up for sale as a consequence:
Well-known Cornwall hotels in Falmouth, Padstow and Fowey are put up for sale after owner goes into administration
Company behind Falmouth Hotel, Fowey Hotel and Metropole Hotel at Padstow has gone into administration
By One percent
Stumbled across this and thought that a thread with all the terrorist arrests would be a good idea. They seem to crop up with increasing frequency to then disappear, rather like certain RTAs. So, I thought it time to capture.
An army bomb disposal team is at a house in Chesterfield after police arrested four men in terror raids across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
A cordon has been set up and nearby homes are being evacuated at the site in central Chesterfield, police said.
A 31-year-old man who lives at the address has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences.
Three other men aged 22, 36 and 41 were arrested in the Burngreave, Meersbrook and Stocksbridge areas of Sheffield.
Bloody Yorkshire people. who would have thought they would resort to terrorism to get their own way for independence. I'm assuming my analysis is correct here...
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