A bin storage room with chipboard fittings and no windows was advertised on property websites as a studio flat available to rent for £600 a month.
The advert for the “newly refurbished” lodgings north of Manchester’s city centre was quickly removed from Rightmove and OpenRent after it was widely mocked on social media.
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Winds of 80mph expected as Storm Malik hits UK
The UK will be “dealt a glancing blow” by a storm this weekend, bringing gusts of up to 80mph and the threat of widespread disruption. Storm Malik is set to strike parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.
Will May vs Johnson turn into another political feud?
There is nothing as “ex” as an ex-prime minister. Deprived of offie and power, ridiculed loudly by the opposition, and more quietly by their successor, looking to save their reputation with a memoir or two, and generally a bit lost with no staff or much of a platform, they sometimes strike an embittered, shrunken, lonely figure.
The ‘greased piglet' slips away to fight another day
The moment Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, announced that her force was investigating “events” in Downing Street and Whitehall that may have broken lockdown laws, it seemed that Sue Gray’s internal report couldn’t be published. Oh yes it can, government and police sources assured journalists, rather uncertainly. Just one or two details to be sorted out.
New Omicron sub-variant ‘can spread more rapidly'
A sub-lineage of the Omicron variant of coronavirus is able to spread faster than the original, analysis by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has found.
Patel approves extradition of tech entrepreneur to US
Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of a British technology tycoon to the United States to answer criminal fraud charges.
Nadal's date with history
Perhaps the best way to make tennis history is by doing it when no one is expecting it at all.
Musk offers teen $5,000 to delete bot tracking his jet
Elon Musk offered $5,000 to a 19-year-old if he took down a Twitter bot that tracked the movements of his private jet, a report has claimed.
Johnson hates U-turns – but now he could well make one
Boris Johnson normally hates headlines including the word “Uturn”; his aides spend many hours denying a decision is a volteface even when it patently is. However, there is one U-turn the prime minister is very tempted to make and celebrate: halting the 1.25 per cent increase in national insurance contributions due in April.
Johnson to press Putin to ‘step back' from invasion
PM is expected to make trip to the region next week
British Sign Language Bill backed by ‘Strictly' star clears Commons hurdle
A proposal to give British Sign Language (BSL) legal recognition and enhance its use in public services has been backed in the Commons.
'Sunshine vibes SET THE TONE'
After a stop-start year, Kate Spiers transformed her flat from an empty shell into an airy home inspired by the building itself
‘100,000 house buyers will miss stamp duty holiday'
AROUND one in five home buyers who agreed a deal last July when a stamp duty holiday was announced have not completed their purchase.