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How to buy a private island for the price of a London flat

The coronavirus lockdown has left many homeowners longing for a change of scenery - but some buyers are thinking bigger than others for their next move.According to agents, demand for private islands is booming as increasing numbers of Britons seek solitude and safety during the pandemic. Farhad Vladi, founder of Vladi Private Islands,…
bubmag
July 16, 2020
Scotland

Family of missing woman send DNA samples from Australia

GEORGE TOWN: The family of Annapuranee Jenkins (pix), who went missing in Penang three years ago, have sent their DNA samples to the police after some of the Aussie woman’s personal belongings and skeletal remains were found here earlier this year. Her son Steven confirmed that the DNA sampling was…
bubmag
July 6, 2020
Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland begins roll out of Tyl payment terminals

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the launch of a new, innovative payments service in Scotland. ‘Tyl’ is designed to make it easier for small business customers across the country to receive payments and manage cash flow during COVID-19 and beyond. Tyl is a point-of-sale card payments solution that enables…
bubmag
June 30, 2020
Scotland

How To Be A Fake Heiress

Izabella Scott June 16, 2020 Olga Deterding was so rich that when her red Bentley broke down on the London Road, she left it on the shoulder for anyone to claim. Then she tipped off a gossip columnist, as was her habit, explaining exactly where to find the car, and even…
bubmag
June 16, 2020
Scotland

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/15/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, as usual I collected too much political material over the weekend. I’ll beef up that section in a bit. –lambert UPDATE All done! #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart. The data is the John Hopkins CSSE data. Here is the…
bubmag
June 15, 2020
Scotland

Declining invasive grey squirrel populations may persist in refugia as native predator recovery reverses squirrel species replacement

1 INTRODUCTION Introductions and expansions of alien invasive species are globally common and considered to be major sources of anthropogenic environmental change (Vitousek, D'Antonio, Loope, Rejmanek, & Westbrooks, 1997). The far‐reaching, negative consequences of invasive species on native species through predation, competition, habitat alteration and disease transmission are well documented (Pimental,…
bubmag
June 14, 2020
Scotland

This woman has made 200 people millionaires

Holly in her southwest London home-office: ‘I’ve turned it into my creative centre’Holly Tucker, the creative mastermind behind the juggernaut website Not On The High Street, tells Julia Llewellyn Smith how overcoming her own tough times has turned her into a guru for small businesses – and a much-needed lifeline…
bubmag
June 14, 2020