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'Britain's Got Talent' auditions - Manchester

Cowell £1m Gem Burglary: We left Safe Open as Lauren Wanted to Leave Quietly

A serial burglar was able to help himself to almost £1m-worth of jewellery at Simon Cowell’s Holland Park home in west London as the safe was left unlocked to allow his American partner Lauren Silverman retrieve her gems quietly before she left for the US.   Darren February, 33, of no fixed address, had denied the break-in while the X Factor and music impresario and his family slept. He scooped a handful of jewellery including a ring valued at £500,000, earrings, watches and a diamond bracelet alongside two passports (perhaps as mementoes) from an unlocked safe while a security guard was in the loo in December 2015, Isleworth Crown Court heard. February who coincidentally got his comeuppance on 27 February had previously been convicted of 37 burglaries, the prosecution said. He was first convicted aged 12 and has committed a further 58 offences spanning two decades pushing him firmly into the ‘serial category’. The jury were very speedy with him finding him guilty in under one hour after a four-day trial. Sloppy Getaway The court heard February’s …

Eaton Square is UK’s Most Expensive Street with £17m Homes

  Eaton Square, in the heart of London’s wealthy Belgravia district, has been crowned the most expensive street in England and Wales, with an average house price of £16,944,000, according to the latest research from Lloyds Bank. One of three garden squares built by the Grosvenor family in the 19th century, Eaton Square includes a mix of grand houses and apartments behind Grade II listed white stucco facades overlooking 2.5 hectares of private garden squares, making it one of the most desirable addresses in the capital. With upmarket and fashionable areas close by, including Knightsbridge, Sloane Street and Chelsea, Eaton Square has attracted many famous residents over the years, including former Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin and Margaret Thatcher, and former James Bond stars Sean Connery and Roger Moore. Such is the pull of Eaton Square that the average house price is over three times more than the costliest street in the South East; Camp End Road in Weybridge, which has an average price of £5,164,000. Prime prices for prime locations Central London boroughs …