Kristy Gray

How to get the best sleep on hot summer nights

Summer has officially arrived in the capital – and so far, it’s a scorcher. As temperatures continue to soar, keeping your cool at night can make or break a good night’s sleep.

Shaking it up: inside Taylor Swift's new £930-a-day rental home

Taylor Swift is moving on in more ways than one. After splitting up with her DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris, she is now reportedly dating The Night Manager star, Tom Hiddleston. The pop star is also changing it up at home, by moving into a new luxury pad with a private rooftop lounge and indoor pool while she renovates her luxury Tribeca penthouse.

Surge in number of homes for sale gives buyers more choice

The new year property market is giving the capital's home buyers the biggest choice of listings in over 12 months, but with the stamp duty increase looming, first-time buyers will be competing with investors in the rush to beat the April 1 deadline.

Grand Designs House of the Year: shortlist heats up

The hunt for the UK's best home is set to conclude this evening, as Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud is set to announce the winner of this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year award.
During this month's special four-part TV series on Channel 4, McCloud has visited some of the UK's most spectacular homes and creative conversions.

Highlights from the six-strong shortlist so far include a flint-clad house resembling an Aztec temple; a property tucked behind a 19th-century stable wall in Kew, south-west London; and a family house built on the walled site of a former taxi garage that has six roofs joined to form vaults.
A final shortlisted building will be revealed during the final programme tonight, along with the winning project.

Visit for more details and read Philippa Stockley's full report here.