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It was revealed on Sunday that Jamie Redknapp, 47, is expecting a baby with girlfriend Frida Andersson, 37.

And the proud parents-to-be are preparing to welcome their new arrival at Jamie’s former bachelor pad, where he lives with his girlfriend, pet Shar Peis and sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12, who he shares with ex-wife Louise.   

The Sky Sports pundit moved into the sleek and spacious Surrey property following his divorce in 2017,  but has since made it family friendly.     

Sleek: It was revealed on Sunday that Jamie Redknapp is expecting a baby with girlfriend Frida Andersson. And the proud parents-to-be are preparing to welcome their new arrival at Jamie's former bachelor pad in Surrey

Sleek: It was revealed on Sunday that Jamie Redknapp is expecting a baby with girlfriend Frida Andersson. And the proud parents-to-be are preparing to welcome their new arrival at Jamie’s former bachelor pad in Surrey 

'They're absolutely delighted': A source said Jamie, 47, is 'excited' to have another child his first with Frida, 37 - and it is believed that the baby is due in November (pictured together on Monday)

‘They’re absolutely delighted’: A source said Jamie, 47, is ‘excited’ to have another child his first with Frida, 37 – and it is believed that the baby is due in November (pictured together on Monday)

Following the separation, Jamie made the house a fun welcoming space for his sons Charley and Beau by adding a ping pong table and cinema room, which he showed off in an episode of Houseguest With Patrice Evra. 

Jamie regularly shares snaps of his impressive home cinema room, which has a huge projector on the wall and a large grey velvet L-shaped sofa and a row of bar stools for additional spectators.

The former footballer even used the room to watch his father Harry be crowned the winner of I’m A Celebrity in 2018 and was watching plenty of sports documentaries on the device during lockdown.  

Opting for a monochrome decor, Jamie’s lavish abode boasts high ceilings and a chandelier in the minimalist lounge, with the a modern theme extending to stunning lampshades, grey sofas and a black dining table with matching chairs.

Modern: Classy: The Sky Sports pundit moved into his sleek and spacious Surrey property following his divorce from Louise Redknapp in 2017, but has since made it family friendly for their sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12

Modern: Classy: The Sky Sports pundit moved into his sleek and spacious Surrey property following his divorce from Louise Redknapp in 2017, but has since made it family friendly for their sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12

Muted: Opting for a monochrome decor, Jamie's lavish abode boasts high ceilings and a chandelier in the minimalist lounge, with the a modern theme extending to stunning lampshades, grey sofas and a black dining table

Muted: Opting for a monochrome decor, Jamie’s lavish abode boasts high ceilings and a chandelier in the minimalist lounge, with the a modern theme extending to stunning lampshades, grey sofas and a black dining table

Always prepared for a formal occasion, one room is entirely filled with Jamie’s suits, many of which he wore when travelling with the England team. 

Keeping things classy, Jamie completed the minimalist design of the property with chic black marble floors and white walls, which are decorated with large statement pieces of art. 

The pundit also has a lush sprawling garden, which is big enough for two goals whenever they fancy a family game of football.  He also has a relaxing patio space with grey rattan furniture to chill out on.

As well as playing football in the garden, Jamie has set up a basketball hoop in his home for Charles and Beau to enjoy.

Amazing! The former footballer has plenty of luxuries and space to enjoy during self-isolation as his lavish abode boasts its own cinema room with a projector (the room pictured when his father Harry won I'm A Celeb in 2018)

Amazing! The former footballer has plenty of luxuries and space to enjoy during self-isolation as his lavish abode boasts its own cinema room with a projector (the room pictured when his father Harry won I’m A Celeb in 2018) 

Nice one: Jamie regularly shares snaps of his impressive home cinema room which has a huge projector on the wall and a large grey velvet L-shaped sofa

Nice one: Jamie regularly shares snaps of his impressive home cinema room which has a huge projector on the wall and a large grey velvet L-shaped sofa

As they prepare to welcome their first child together, Frida has moved into Jamie’s comfortable home to live alongside him and his brown Shar Pei dog.  

While they are yet to publicly announce the pregnancy, Frida responded to a series of congratulatory messages on Sunday evening after sharing a picture of one of her sons, confirming the news. 

After one posted  ‘Lovely news on your new baby. Congratulations to both,’ the model promptly replied with a thank-you emoji. 

She repeated the gesture with as second post, which read: ‘Congratulations on your new baby.’   

Ideal: The sports star also has a sprawling garden to enjoy with his two sons and pet dogs, he also has a relaxing patio space with grey rattan furniture to chill out on

Ideal: The sports star also has a sprawling garden to enjoy with his two sons and pet dogs, he also has a relaxing patio space with grey rattan furniture to chill out on

Cute: The star moved into the property after divorcing ex-wife Louise in January 2018, they split in 2017. He lives at the property with his pet Shar Peis and sons Charles and Beau, who split their time between the two parents

Cute: The star moved into the property after divorcing ex-wife Louise in January 2018, they split in 2017. He lives at the property with his pet Shar Peis and sons Charles and Beau, who split their time between the two parents

Game on: The pundit also has a lush sprawling garden, which is big enough for two goals whenever they fancy a family game of football. He also has a relaxing patio space with grey rattan furniture to chill out on

Game on: The pundit also has a lush sprawling garden, which is big enough for two goals whenever they fancy a family game of football. He also has a relaxing patio space with grey rattan furniture to chill out on

Good times: Jamie has set up football nets and a pitch in his garden for his sons to enjoy

Awesome: Jamie has also set up a basketball hoop in his home for Charles and Beau to enjoy

Fun for all the family: As well as playing football in the garden, Jamie has set up a basketball hoop in his home for Charley and Beau to enjoy when they stay over 

The couple, who have been linked since August, are said to be ecstatic and the baby is reportedly due in November.

A source told The Sun: ‘Jamie and Frida are absolutely delighted. They’ve been virtually inseparable in lockdown, and their relationship has gone from strength to strength.  

‘Jamie’s been telling pals he’s really excited to be a dad again — less excited about the sleepless nights, and ­nappy-changing.’

They added that the couple have started telling their ‘nearest and dearest’ about their reported news in recent days.

MailOnline has contacted Jamie’s representative for further comment.

Spotless: Jamie has given fans a peek into his former bachelor pad which has been transformed into a cosy family home

Spotless: Jamie has given fans a peek into his former bachelor pad which has been transformed into a cosy family home 

It is thought that Jamie’s dad Harry and mum Sandra, both 74, know about the news, however it is not known if Jamie’s ex-wife Louise has been told. 

Frida is currently signed to Mrs Robinson Management, an agency for older models, and has previously appeared in content for designer brands such as Escada. 

The blonde is a familiar face at high society parties and lives with her four children in a lavish mansion in west London. 

Sweet: Jamie and Frida were seen on Monday for the first time since the news of their little arrival. As Jamie already has two children and Frida has four, the tot will be  the seventh addition to their joint brood

Sweet: Jamie and Frida were seen on Monday for the first time since the news of their little arrival. As Jamie already has two children and Frida has four, the tot will be  the seventh addition to their joint brood

Jamie split from Eternal singer Louise in 2017 after 19 years of marriage and recently praised his ex-wife for doing a ‘great job’ with co-parenting their two sons.

The former footballer admitted they still ensure they’re ‘pulling the right way’ when it comes to looking after their sons Charley and Beau.

Speaking to HELLO!  last month, Jamie said: ‘I’m very fortunate I’ve got two great boys. When you co-parent, it’s something you have to do together and make sure you’re both pulling the right way.’

He added: ‘Louise does a great job with the boys. We do the best we can and try to be tough but fair.’ 

Congratulations comments: Frida confirmed their pregnancy on Sunday and has moved into Jamie's comfortable home to live alongside him and his brown Shar Pei dog

Congratulations comments: Frida confirmed their pregnancy on Sunday and has moved into Jamie’s comfortable home to live alongside him and his brown Shar Pei dog

Thank you: Frida responded to a series of congratulatory messages on Sunday evening after sharing a picture of one of her sons, appearing to confirm the news

Reply: Frida responded with a thank you emoji after one follower  congratulated her 'on the new baby'

Thank you: Frida responded to a series of congratulatory messages on Sunday evening after sharing a picture of one of her sons, appearing to confirm the news

Louise has often been candid about their split and revealed her regret over taking part in the 2016 edition of Strictly Come Dancing because it led to the end of her marriage in her book You’ve Got This.

The singer suggested she looks back on the experience with remorse as it ultimately ended her marriage to former soccer star Jamie.

She wrote: ‘If I’d done the show four years earlier, this wouldn’t have happened. I wouldn’t have walked away from my marriage.’ 

Louise, who was partnered with Kevin Clifton, said that taking part in the show ‘simply wasn’t worth putting anyone I loved or love through the heartache’.

Family: It is thought that Jamie's dad Harry and mum Sandra, both 74, know about the news, however it is not known if Jamie's ex-wife Louise has been told (pictured with their sons)

Family: It is thought that Jamie’s dad Harry and mum Sandra, both 74, know about the news, however it is not known if Jamie’s ex-wife Louise has been told (pictured with their sons)

The mum of two continued that she thinks she would have been ‘too scared’ to leave Jamie if she hadn’t taken part in the show.

And in April, Louise stated that a new romance isn’t her priority after her split from Jamie.

Speaking on BBC Morning Live, she said: ‘It has obviously been a long time since I was single, do you know what I find, it’s on everybody’s tongue: “Are you with anybody, have you met anybody?”

‘I feel until I’m actually with somebody and say: “Yep, present him, this is him” I feel like everyone is going to think: “Oh, is she okay? Is she not okay?”‘

Regrets? Louise has often been candid about their split and revealed her regret over taking part in the 2016 edition of Strictly Come Dancing because it led to the end of her marriage (pictured in 2016)

Regrets? Louise has often been candid about their split and revealed her regret over taking part in the 2016 edition of Strictly Come Dancing because it led to the end of her marriage (pictured in 2016)

Lost love: Frida was also married before and has four children from her former marriage to multi-millionaire American hedge fund tycoon Jonathan Lourie (pictured in 2013)

Lost love: Frida was also married before and has four children from her former marriage to multi-millionaire American hedge fund tycoon Jonathan Lourie (pictured in 2013)

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Inside the tiny ‘smart home’ that will be sold in London for less than £300k

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Making homes affordable for first-time buyers is a problem that does not have one easy solution.  

With house prices having risen rapidly since the start of the pandemic, many are finding themselves priced out – especially in inner cities. 

But major housebuilder Barratt Homes thinks it has found a way for young people to climb on to the housing ladder without breaking the bank. 

The living area in Barratt's 'SMRT' home. The apartment comes in at just 37 square metres

The living area in Barratt’s ‘SMRT’ home. The apartment comes in at just 37 square metres

At its Eastman Village development in Harrow, North London,  it has built a tiny home measuring just 37 square metres or 400 sq ft. 

It may have the smallest floor plan that can be built under the Government’s minimum space standards, but Barratt describes the flat as ‘a forward-thinking luxury product that is perfectly proportioned’. 

Although the apartments might charitably be described as ‘cosy,’ the price is right, with homes starting at £290,000. This is £40,000 cheaper than the standard Barratt home in London. 

It says the tiny homes are designed to ‘help ease the squeeze experienced by London’s “generation rent”, who face ever-rising property prices and rental costs’. 

According to Halifax’s latest house price index, the average house price in London is currently £508,000; a figure which has increased by around £25,000 since the start of the pandemic. 

Barratt is calling the new design a ‘SMRT’ home, and launched off-plan sales at the development in Harrow at the weekend. 

If it is successful, it could roll out the pocket-sized apartments across the country – and prices outside of London would likely be even lower.  

This is Money went on a tour of the show apartment, and spoke to Barratt’s senior sales manager Joseph Antoniazzi about whether this is really what first-time buyers want. 

The flats have been designed by Barratt’s in-house design team, BD Living, and Blocc Interiors.  

They have aimed to make the most of what little space is available, for example by adding a built-in storage unit with shelves and cupboards around the bed, and a kitchen storage cupboard that houses the washer dryer but also has room for other bulky items such as a hoover or ironing board. 

According to Barratt, small is beautiful. Its marketing material for the apartments says: 

‘While the square footage may be smaller on paper, the illusion of space created by wide balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and clever interior layouts, means the apartments feel open, optimised, and modern. 

‘Storage in every nook and cranny means there is no need for clunky furniture like wardrobes, sideboards, and drawers.’ 

The bedroom in the SMRT home has storage for clothes built all the way around it

The bedroom in the SMRT home has storage for clothes built all the way around it 

The kitchen cupboards have pull-out shelves to store canned food and spices, and the worktops are slimmer than average to maximise the floor space, as is the dishwasher. 

‘We have maximised every inch and made sure the space is really functional,’ said Antoniazzi. 

There is space for a small dining table in between the kitchen area and living room. Antoniazzi says they initially installed a table that folded out from the wall, but that potential buyers did not respond well to it so it was changed.  

For those working from home, there is the option to have an ‘office niche’ which consists of a desk and storage in the living room, side-by-side with the television. 

The 'office niche' in the living area provides a small space in which to work from home

The ‘office niche’ in the living area provides a small space in which to work from home

Although this may work for a single person, it could present a challenge for a couple that were both working at home.

There is also the option to have a small dressing table in the bedroom, though this would need to sit behind the door. 

In the bathroom, there is a well-sized shower cubicle, which Antoniazzi said buyers preferred to a bath.  

The outdoor terrace is small, with room for two chairs and a small table, but it backs on to a larger shared garden which gives the illusion of space. 

The apartment comes with a small terrace which backs on to a larger shared garden

The apartment comes with a small terrace which backs on to a larger shared garden

For flats on upper floors, there would instead be a balcony.

Antoniazzi said the homes were designed for first-time buyers, key workers and students, and acknowledged that they would not be suitable for a family. 

‘It is very much first-time buyer driven,’ he said, adding that lifestyle changes during the pandemic had seen families move out of locations like Harrow to the countryside, and be replaced by renters from central London – as people from across the spectrum sought to move up a level in terms of space. 

‘Post-lockdown, we saw a change in the type of buyer that was coming to view our apartments in Harrow. 

‘Whereas previously it was couples and young families, we saw the profile change towards people who had previously been renting in central London and didn’t want to waste money on rent any more.’

The storage cupboard in the kitchen provides some space for household essentials

The storage cupboard in the kitchen provides some space for household essentials

He said the idea for the micro-apartments came from the fact that many of these potential buyers had saved up during the pandemic and were keen to get on the housing ladder, but needed something more affordable than the market average. 

Antoniazzi also said the small homes could become a more popular way of getting on the housing ladder when the Government’s Help to Buy scheme ends in 2023.  

Barratt has said that, if buyers respond well to these micro-apartments, they could build more in cities across the country. 

The apartments could work well for single occupiers, who often struggle to get a large enough mortgage because of salary requirements. 

Living there as a couple could be a squeeze – but the success of the SMRT homes will reveal whether first-time buyers think that is a price worth paying to get on the ladder.

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The family of a Covid-19 patient who last week left Letterkenny University Hospital after being encouraged by anti-vaccine campaigners has criticised those involved and encouraged people to follow “proper” medical advice.

Joe McCarron, from Dungloe, was the subject of a viral video in which a group of people insisted that he be released from the hospital, despite medical staff stating this would worsen his condition.

He left on Tuesday but returned to the hospital on Thursday in an ambulance. A spokesperson for his family on Sunday said Mr McCarron was on a ventilator in the intensive care unit but was showing signs of recovering despite Covid-19 having caused him “serious lung damage”.

They said Mr McCarron’s wife, Una, “would like to thank the staff and apologise for the actions of Joe’s so-called reckless friends earlier in the week.

“They did not help Joe’s recovery in any way. We would encourage everyone to follow proper medical advice.”

The family offered its thanks to those who had sent messages of support.

In the video, one activist said he was “rescuing” Mr McCarron and falsely claimed that treatment in the hospital would “kill” him.

One staff member told the man that leaving the hospital would risk “endangering” his life, but the activist said it would be better if he were to “die in the house than he dies here”.

Mr McCarron, who appeared to be struggling to breathe in the footage, then agreed to return home and was later shown in a video posted on social media saying that he felt much better and accusing the hospital of mistreating him.

In a statement last week, a spokeswoman for Saolta Hospital Group (SHG) which oversees Letterkenny Hospital, said it could not comment on individual cases, citing its legal and ethical obligations regarding patient confidentiality.

The group has previously said it is “gravely concerned” by a number of recent incidents in which groups of activists have attempted to spread disinformation about Covid-19 at hospitals.

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Could YOU save £140 on energy bills with the Warm Home Discount? Some suppliers have opened applications… but you should act quickly

  • Thousands could save £140 on their energy bills through a Government scheme 
  • We reveal whether you could be eligible for the Warm Home Discount 
  • We also asked suppliers whether their applications are open yet  
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Thousands of households are eligible to receive £140 off their energy bill this winter through the Warm Home Discount.

Low income homes and those receiving their pension could see a significant chunk taken off their bills if they sign up to the scheme in the next few weeks.

This will be particularly important as the new energy price cap level is set to kick in at the beginning of October, rising bills for millions of customers.

Customers are encouraged to apply as soon as their supplier opens applications as there is a limited number of discounts to go around. 

Thousands are eligible to receive £140 off their energy bill through the Warm Home Discount

Thousands are eligible to receive £140 off their energy bill through the Warm Home Discount

Several providers have said they will offer the discounts on a first come, first served basis meaning eligible households should act fast.  

This is Money has detailed exactly what the Warm Home Discount is, how you can apply and which energy suppliers have started taking applications for the scheme.

What is the scheme?

Eligible households could get £140 off their electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme which officially opens on 18 October 2021.

The money is not paid directly to customers but instead is a one-off discount on a home’s electricity bill between October and March.

Customers may be able to get the discount on their gas bill instead if their supplier provides them with both gas and electricity and should contact their provider to find out.

Am I eligible?

You could be eligible if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit – known as the ‘core group’.

If you are in this category, you will receive a letter between October and December 2021 telling you how to get the discount if you qualify.

Your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill by 31 March 2022.

If you have not received a letter and think you are eligible, contact your energy provider.  

Customers could also be eligible if they are on a low income and meet their energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme – known as the ‘broader group’.

If in this category, you will have to apply for the discount through your provider which will decide who is eligible or not.

As the number of discounts is limited, customers are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure they can take advantage of the scheme.

Households can still qualify for the discount if they use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.

Suppliers will tell you how you will get the discount if you’re eligible, for example a voucher you can use to top up your meter.

A number of providers have already opened their applications for the discount scheme

A number of providers have already opened their applications for the discount scheme

Which energy suppliers have opened applications?

Ovo, which also looks after SSE, said it doesn’t yet have a firm scheme opening date but it’s likely to be later this month.

It added its advice to customers at the moment would be to register their interest online and it will be sure to contact them with more information as soon as the scheme is open. 

British Gas said its scheme for 2021/22 is now open and customers can apply. 

EDF added its scheme is also now open and customers can apply on their website. 

The supplier said it encourages customers to apply as soon as possible as the scheme will be closed once it hits its maximum number of applications. 

It added it anticipates applying the rebate to eligible customers accounts by the end of February 2022. 

Octopus Energy said it has already opened its applications now. 

There is no specific deadline for applications but it will be mentioning the scheme to customers who might be able to benefit from being in the broader group. 

Bulb said customers in the broader group for the Warm Home Discount can now register their interest on its website and it will email them when applications open later this month.

It added it processes applications on a first come, first served basis so it encourages members to register their interest as soon as they can. 

Eon is now taking applications and is encouraging customers to apply as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Eon Next’s scheme will open in the coming weeks, but customers can register interest on the website now and it will contact them when it opens. 

Scottish Power added its applications had been open since 10 August.  

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