Fugitive Cambridgeshire estate agent arrested in Portsmouth

first_imgAn estate agent who fled the UK for Spain 13 years ago leaving behind landlords and tenants who were owed £12,000 in deposits and rent has been arrested in Portsmouth.Paul Kerbey had run March, Cambridgeshire high street firm Property Express but in 2007 he disappeared, also taking with him the £25,000 an associate had paid to join his business.Reports in local media suggest his escape to Spain was planned. Kerbey owned a house in March until 2006 but sold up and moved to a rented property before closing his estate agent firm and fleeing.Former estate agent Kerbey set up Property Express in 2002 and employed three staff and offered both sales and lettings services.EsteponaHe was found living in Estepona on the Costa del Sol where he later set up a removals and freights business called Driva Provida that specialised in ferrying clients items to and from the UK. It appeared to flourish with glowing recommendations from clients.His Facebook page is full of pictures showing Kerbey and his team moving a wide range of items including luxury cars, motorbikes, artwork, household items and even diggers from the UK to Spain and back again.But he has now been arrested in Portsmouth and charged with importing 84.8 kilogrammes of cannabis with a street value of £500,000.He has appeared in front of magistrates in the city and has been remanded in custody for trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.Paul Kerbey Property Exrepsss March Portsmouth June 18, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 18th June 2020 at 8:59 amGood news story that the long ( and patient ) arm of the law has caught up with him, albeit for a Criminal matter.You have to wonder if there wasn’t the drugs issue, what motivation would the law have to bring him to justice, as Fraud seems to be out-sourced from (Criminal ) justice [sic]Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Fugitive Cambridgeshire estate agent arrested in Portsmouth previous nextAgencies & PeopleFugitive Cambridgeshire estate agent arrested in PortsmouthPaul Kerbey disappeared seven years ago owing thousands to clients but has now been arrested and charged with conspiring to import cannabis worth £500,000.Nigel Lewis18th June 20201 Comment2,070 Viewslast_img read more

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2021-05-07

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Coffee shop culture boom

first_imgRich Products (Kidderminster, Worcs) has launched a quality cup cake range under its David Powell brand. Developed to reflect the growth of the current US-style coffee shop culture, the new cup cake range aims to be positioned in the premium category.Featuring soft butter icing, the range is available in a number of varieties including chocolate, caramel, maple and pecan, as well as a range of children’s varieties. Available in seasonal variations, the cup cakes can be custom-made to suit individual customer requirements. In effect, the range can be tailored to reflect the retailer’s customer profile and complement existing offers, says Rich. Modified packaging ensures the cup cakes reach customers in a quality condition.last_img read more

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2021-04-21

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Next issue 17 October

first_img== l Interior Motives ==A Michelin-starred restaurateur moves into bakery cafés with a lavish new opening in London== l Meet the Buyer ==Andy Clegg, bakery director at supermarket Morrisons, tells us why the business has a lot to shout about== l Interview ==Sylvia Macdonald heads to Warburtons’ HQ, to get the lowdown from Britain’s biggest plant bakerlast_img

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2021-04-21

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Starbucks announces UK expansion plans

first_imgStarbucks has announced plans to open 30 new stores in the UK by September 2010, following an “exceptionally busy Christmas period”.The new stores, which will be a mixture of company-owned and licensed outlets, are planned to open by the end of Starbucks’ fiscal year in September. The chain has also opened four concessions in New Look clothing stores, with a fifth planned to open in February, following the closure of its 36 Starbucks concessions in Borders – which went into administration before Christmas. A spokesperson for Starbucks told British Baker that Starbucks had been looking at which businesses took over the lease from Borders, to see if Starbucks’ concessions could re-open within them – “and New Look was one of them”.Christmas sales helped the coffee chain record its sixth straight month of like-for-like growth in the UK. Comparative store sales rose by 3.9% in the first quarter to 27 December 2009, with sales in December alone up 6%.Starbucks UK reported strong sales for its Christmas drinks, with 20% more Gingerbread and Toffee Nut Lattes sold than in 2008. The coffee chain noted that average customer spend was also on the increase. Starbucks Corporation’s total net revenue was up 4% to $2.7bn.last_img read more

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2021-04-21

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Press release: New housing Director General appointed by department

first_img Email [email protected] Contact form https://forms.communit… 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Office address and general enquiries General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Social media – MHCLG Jeremy Pocklington has been Director General, Energy and Security at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy – previously the Department of Energy and Climate Change – since February 2015. Media enquiries A new Director General for housing will be appointed to oversee important work to help deliver the homes our country needs, the Ministry of Housing confirmed today (7 June 2018).Jeremy Pocklington, currently Director General, Energy and Security in the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has accepted a new position in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.He will take over in September and will replace Helen MacNamara who has been appointed to the role of Director General of Propriety and Ethics in the Cabinet Office.Jeremy Pocklington said: If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. I am delighted to take up this exciting challenge as the government builds the homes our country needs, ensuring safe and decent homes in a market that’s fit for the future. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more

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2021-04-20

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Feeling more anxious and stressed? You’re not alone

first_img Related Jeffrey Frankel cites domino effect of problems in China, huge U.S. deficit, likely decline in jobs and spending The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. On top of everything else, the novel coronavirus has interrupted our traditions of mourning This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.Since mid-March, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has hosted a weekly online forum on mental health topics. At first, audiences were modest, but as the COVID crisis has grown, attendance has swelled, with the April 8 bereavement session drawing 700 people.Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the Chan School, said she’s heard similar reports from colleagues around the country.“People are really reaching out for information about mental health,” she said.The toll on Americans is becoming both palpable and quantifiable. Koenan, who spoke on a media conference call Thursday, cited a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey in which 19 percent of respondents said the current crisis has had a “major impact” on their mental health. That finding was backed up, she said, by similar survey data from China and reinforced by historic statistics from the SARS pandemic, which saw suicide rates among Hong Kong’s isolated elderly climb, and from the West Africa Ebola epidemic, which even a year later was responsible for elevated rates of anxiety and depression.“I think we are likely seeing some emergence of [mental health impacts] locally, in the U.S. and Boston, but we’re likely to see it globally as well,” Koenan said.Though the mental health implications of social distancing’s physical isolation have already grabbed our attention, Koenan pointed out that the pandemic has also ignited mounting fears over the potential for illness, death, job loss, bankruptcy.Because of that, Koenen said she’s most concerned about rising rates of the mental illnesses most closely linked to those types of personal catastrophes: depression and anxiety.“These mental health consequences don’t occur in isolation,” Koenen said. “I would be most concerned about the range of depression and anxiety. … We know that job loss and foreclosure are associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety, and we know depression occurs after bereavement.” Why odds of a coronavirus recession have risen Relearning ways to grieve Specialist at Chan School forum says problem is becoming more common, and offers tips for falling, staying asleep center_img Harvard’s Lipsitch urges public to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests Keeping ethics alive during the pandemic Center for Ethics launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Initiative ‘Worry about 4 weeks from now,’ epidemiologist warns Other concerns involve the trauma that can come of experiences of stigma and discrimination. Koenen said bias against those who are ill and bigotry such as that reported against Asian Americans are known to have negative physical health impacts. National and local leadership is important in fighting stigma, she said, as is the flow of reliable information about the illness. Social pressure, such as that exerted in youth anti-bullying campaigns, can also be an effective weapon.Parents should also be aware that children are likely processing the crisis differently than adults, Koenen said. Younger students initially may have been concerned about immediate impact on their lives — schoolwork and homework — but have shifted to worries about their own health and that of their family.Koenen suggested keeping routines as regular as possible, answering questions that arise honestly, and limiting exposure to the 24/7 coronavirus media frenzy, which can overwhelm children who haven’t developed the filters and perspective of adult viewers. And, she said, it’s important for parents to manage their own stress.“Kids take their lead from their parents,” Koenen said. “By managing your stress, you’re helping your kids manage their stress.”Other things to watch, she said, include pressure and burnout felt by health care workers, particularly as the weeks wear on. Overall, she said, good leadership is important in reducing uncertainty, and concrete steps can lessen anxiety. The recent federal stimulus legislation, for example, provided cash to individuals and the promise of at least some stability through enhanced unemployment insurance for those who have lost jobs.If there is a positive to emerge from the epidemic, Koenen said, it is that telemedicine has become much more widely accepted by patients and insurers than before the pandemic.“We’ve also seen a transformation in mental health care incredibly rapidly, related to the pandemic,” Koenen said of the sudden acceptance of telehealth. “It’s going to be hard to go back to the office. For some people, this has made mental health care more accessible.”For upcoming forums, visit the website. Insomnia in a pandemiclast_img read more

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2021-03-01

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Utah Congressman Withdraws Public Land Selloff Bill

first_imgAmidst tremendous pressure from the outdoor community, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz has pledged to withdraw a bill he proposed last Tuesday that sought to sell off more 3.3 million acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the United State Forest Service.HR 621 quickly unified thousands within the outdoor community who viewed the proposal as a direct assault on their access to public lands across the West. The public outcry was swift online but also included raucous, well-attended rallies in state houses across the West.Chaffetz announced his plans to kill the bill in an Instagram post this morning, but he left out any mention of another bill, HR 622, that he proposed in conjunction with the bill he now plans to kill. HR 622 aims to “terminate the law enforcement functions of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and to provide block grants to States for the enforcement of Federal law on Federal land under the jurisdiction of these agencies, and for other purposes.”Public land advocates argue that removing law enforcement agencies from the already underfunded BLM and USFS would leave the lands severely unmanaged, opening them up to poaching and other forms of unauthorized use.“Mr. Chaffetz took the first step. Now he needs to kill H.R. 622, the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, which would eliminate hundreds of critical law enforcement jobs with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management,” said Backcountry Hunters and Anglers CEO Land Tawney. “Our law enforcement officers are on the front lines of conservation and already do more with less. Let’s give them the resources they need to do their jobs.”last_img read more

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2020-12-30

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Renewal of business permits until Jan. 20 only

first_img“Upon release sang business permit, i-releaseman ining other permits and licensesunlike before when ang releasing sang sanitary and tourism permit after na sang pag-release sang business permit. After nilakuha business permit, makadto pa silasa tourism office to apply for atourism license, same man sa CityHealth for sanitary permit,” Tabud said. “If he (Tabud) cannot do it, he can resign,”said Treñas./PN * Jan. 18 – Saturday According to Business Permits andLicensing Office (BPLO) head Norman Tabud, the “one-stop shop” for businesspermit renewal is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. on weekends. “Nag-createna ko gani task force para mabuligan sya,” stressed the mayor. “For mobile canteen/food truckbusiness, kinahanglan naton sangordinance para ma-regulate sila,” said Tabud. This year, it projects to release anadditional 2,000 permits. * Jan. 11 – Saturday * Jan. 4 – Saturday “One of the challenges is locatingwhere they are,” said Tabud. * Jan. 19 – Sunday City hall will be open on weekends –Saturday and Sunday – to accommodate applicants. * Jan. 12 – Sunday It recently came to Treñas’ attention that aseptic tank desludging company has long been operating without a businesspermit. He also acknowledged the existence ofonline businesses. But while some apply for business permit, others do not, helamented. The most prevalent type of businesses in thecity were in wholesale trade and merchandising, followed by the food andbeverage and hospitality sectors, with real estate and leasing coming infourth. These weekends are the following: ILOILO City – The renewal of businesspermits will be until Jan. 20 only. Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CIRDERO/PN Tabud was recently criticized by MayorJerry Treñas for complaining that the BPLO did not have enough logistics tocheck if some businesses were operating without permits. BPLO’s 2018 data showed that the businesssector here was predominantly made up of microenterprises – around 90 percentof which had asset size of not more than P3 million. The BPLO has improved its processes,said Tabud. The business permit together with fire safety inspectioncertificate, sanitary permit and tourism permit are issued all at once. Last year, the BPLO issued permits toa total of 16,391 businesses. Tabud said most of the businesses hereare in retail and wholesale and tourism-related such as food and accommodation. * Jan. 5 – Sundaylast_img read more

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2020-09-25

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ORVC Weekly Report (February 23-28)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report.February 23-28.Players of the Week.Boys Basketball:  Cory Walker-South Ripley.ORVC Report (February 23-28)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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2020-09-24

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‘20% Wi-Fi hot-spots in World Cup host cities potentially unsafe’

first_imgMoscow, June 12: If you are visiting Russia for the World Cup matches starting from Thursday, think twice before using open Wi-Fi networks.A new research from Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday warned that more than 20 per cent of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the host cities do not use traffic encryption, making them potentially unsafe for use by football fans visiting the cities.The results suggest that football fans should take care of their personal data, especially while using open Wi-Fi connections around the FIFA World Cup games.”The lack of traffic encryption, coupled with large-scale events — like the FIFA World Cup — make wireless Wi-Fi networks a target for criminals who want easy access to user data,” Denis Legezo, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said in a statement.Global events always result in a concentration of people connecting to networks to upload posts, stay in touch with loved ones, and share the fun with others.However, at the same time, these networks can be used to transfer financial and other valuable information across the Internet. IANSlast_img read more

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2020-09-20

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