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Wolverhampton estate agents raising money for Compton Hospice

Berriman Eaton for the second year running helped out at the prestigious residential home Sunrise, Tettenhall to host their fashion show in aid of Compton Hospice.

Mel, Linda, Lynn, Andrew and Maddy all gave up their Saturday evening to model day and evening wear from Compton Hospice in front of residents and guests.

All clothes modelled were donated by Compton Hospice and could be purchased on the night together with further rails of clothing.

The night was a huge success and raised in excess of £500.00.

We are very much looking forward to next year’s event.

Bridgnorth Office Negotiator In Cliff Rescue

Ben and Rachael brave 300ft drop to reach car plunge victim

A heroic Bridgnorth couple rescued a woman whose car was left teetering on the edge of a Cornish cliff after plunging 200ft towards the sea.

Ben and Rachael Stafford, discovered the injured woman in her car, 300ft down a cliff at St Agnes Head. Lyn Venton, aged 56 had veered off a costal road in heavy mist and had been trapped in her car, bleeding heavily for 20 hours before being found.

The windows of the car had smashed and the roof had caved in as it had flipped down the cliff.

Ben and Rachael who was holidaying in the area, were out jogging with their friend, Lorraine Holland, from Broseley, at 9am on Tuesday when they spotted the car in its precarious position.

Ben said: “At first I thought it was some sort of optical illusion because it didn’t look like the car should have been resting a t he angle it was”.

“I thought it was someone trying to get rid of their car in an insurance job, but we all agreed I should go down just to check there was no-one inside”.

“To my shock and horror when I got down there, I saw what I thought as first was a dead body,. I couldn’t believe it”

After establishing that Mrs Venton was alive and conscious, Ben climbed back up the cliff to raise the alarm.

“Racheal and Lorraine ran off to fetch help, as none of us had our mobile phones with us, and then I climbed back down to wait with her until the coast guards and rescue services arrived” said Ben.

“We just chatted about mundane things to keep her calm. If she had started making sudden movements the car might have gone over”.

“I know the place like the back of my hand as I grew up around here and my parents still live about three or four miles away, so I never thought I was in any danger because I’m quite comfortable on that sort of terrain” said Ben, who moved to Bridgnorth five years ago.

“I didn’t try to get her out of the car or touch it in any way, just in case it plunged into the sea” he added.

“It was fate that her car stopped – it shouldn’t have stopped, but it did.

“Maybe it was fate that we were out jogging too”

Ben, a former Bridgnorth Rugby Club player, said the attention he had received since the rescue had been surprising. (Bridgnorth Journal)

Property Stamp Duty Suggested Reforms

David Wighton in The Times writes the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggests scrapping stamp duty and reforming council tax. Today’s banding system favours the rich – if you live in a house valued at£320,000 in 1991, you’ll pay the same as someone in a £50m house. Under the IFS’s system, payments would be around 0.6% of current values. Sure, cash-poor widows in mansions would suffer. But why shouldn’t people be encouraged to use their assets more efficiently and make better use of Britain’s limited housing stock?

Berriman Eaton Editorial – Wolverhampton West Magazine

Looking through some old sale particulars the other day which dated from the 1890s I realised how much things had changed over the years and thought it might be of interest to trace some of the developments. Continue reading “Berriman Eaton Editorial – Wolverhampton West Magazine”

How Long Before I Can Claim Land As My Own?

Mail On Sunday – By Ross Clark

I have been trying to get adverse possession of a fenced-off piece of land at the bottom of my garden since I bought my house in 1981. The land was owned by a development company that was dissolved in 1991 and the title vested in the Treasurer’s solicitor. Do I have to wait 30 years? Continue reading “How Long Before I Can Claim Land As My Own?”

Dream Homes, But Loan Nightmares

Mail On Sunday – By Neil Simpson

Most lenders have informal lists of property types they reject for mortgages. Banks justify this by saying they fear the properties in question will be hard to sell if they are repossessed. But it’s hard to know which properties are on these lists. If you apply to the wrong bank and get rejected, it can ruin your credit score. Here are the homes to worry about. Continue reading “Dream Homes, But Loan Nightmares”