Lifestyle

Nights Out

more stories

Dining Out

more stories

Gadgets

more stories

Interiors

more stories

Join the clan

P-985b0b02-c4ba-4575-b062-5d2ba30a0261

Scotland has been making its mark in the headlines lately - and there's a tartan army on the march in our homes, too.

Seasonal touches

P-1af3ab8d-1886-48cc-bdfb-29ac4056473b

Lament the summer's passing if you must, but autumn always brings a harvest of new looks to delight decor divas.

Fashion

more stories

Get your coat...

P-dfb9586c-bf86-4cb4-be68-cbee2d73ce5f

Wave goodbye to the Indian summer. Instead, shift your focus to the serious business of buying a winter coat.

Beauty

more stories

DIY

more stories

Make your money count

a couple doing home improvements, See PA Feature HOMES Homes Column, Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Thinkstock

You, naturally, make improvements to your home to ensure it's more suited to your lifestyle and taste, but unless it's your forever house, you may also be interested in what would make it more valuable when you come to sell.

Playing by the rules

P-1b9cd442-5d29-42be-a5f3-5952bbfc6797

Last week, I explained the nightmare I've been having getting permission to alter my leasehold flat, despite owning half the freehold to the building, thanks to nasty neighbours. Owning a flat has other disadvantages because flats (and maisonettes), unlike most houses, don't have permitted development (PD) rights. PD means you can do certain work, such as extensions and loft conversions, without planning permission, as long as the work complies with the PD rules.

Food

more stories