In the papers today: 20.02.08. Can you afford to live here?
The newspapers are flush with money today as the Evening Standard reports on a house for sale in London's most expensive street (Courtenay Avenue in Hampstead), the Telegraph writes about what has to be Britain's most expensive shed (a snip at £150,000 as long as you don't want a view) and the Evening Standard comes up trumps with the what could potentially be Britain's most expensive shool.
The latter is the proposed Holland Park School in Kensington, which has been dubbed 'the Eton of comprehensives' due to ite extensive facilities. It's green and sustainable credentials have been undermined however by the furore over Kensington and Chelsea Council's plans to sell part of the grounds for development into expensive flats - the original paln to include some 'affordable' housing for council tenants and key workers has been scrapped.
If those huge numbers make you feel dizzy then you should have a glass of tap water - that's Ken Livingston's advice in Evening Standard. The Mayor of London is encouraging people not to be embarrassed and ask for tap water in restaurants to both save money and the planet.
However, if you are based in Cuba, water might be off the menu and replaced with Coca-Cola as the Independent reports that coffee chains, fizzy drink and fast food giants are already scouting out the best locations in Cuba after Fidel Castro's resignation. Currently US citizens are banned from taking holidays in Cuba, but if Washington relaxes its economic boycott, the country looks set to become the next tourist hot-spot.
Fingers crossed that Cuba has an advertising plan devised to promote itself, as it is facing stiff compettition from Fiji Visitor's Bureau, which has projected an image of Prime Minister Gordon Brown with a flower tucked firmly behind his ear on to the British parliament building, reports the Independent. The advert is based on the theme 'get me out of here' - perhaps the Prime Minister might bow to pressure and soon become a 'non-dom' himself?