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From dramatic oil paintings to a stunning garden, Kate Moss’s Cotswolds mansion is exactly what you would expect from the supermodel.

British-born Kate, 48, today gave bombshell evidence in the Depp v Heard trial from the Grade II listed picturesque property, where she has lived permanently since moving out of London in 2021. 

Testifying from her Gloucestershire home, she told the court that her ex boyfriend Johnny Depp never kicked, pushed or threw her downstairs while they were on a Jamaica trip.

It came after Amber Heard previously told the court that she feared Depp would push her sister down the stairs during a violent argument  after he had allegedly done the same to Moss. 

And while Kate is famously tight-lipped about her private life, she swapped city life for the country last year after selling her London home and moving permanently to her country pile in Little Faringdon.

Kate previously revealed how much she loved life in the countryside, telling The Times: ‘You do things you could never do in the city — sleeping outside, cooking on a fire, all of those things that, growing up in Croydon, I kind of didn’t have, you know? 

‘It’s like having another childhood or being in the Famous Five. It’s those simple things that make your life proper, isn’t it?’

Meanwhile members of her friends and family have shared a host of snaps of the supermodels stunning home – which includes a portrait of the Queen and a living room painted a deep red.  

British-born Kate, 48, today gave bombshell evidence in the Depp v Heard trial from the picturesque home. Testifying from one of the ten bedrooms of her house, she told the court that Johnny never kicked, pushed or threw her downstairs while they were on a Jamaica trip

British-born Kate, 48, today gave bombshell evidence in the Depp v Heard trial from the picturesque home. Testifying from one of the ten bedrooms of her house, she told the court that Johnny never kicked, pushed or threw her downstairs while they were on a Jamaica trip

The supermodel bought her home in the Cotswolds over a decade ago for a cool £2 million, and moved permanently to the property last year

The supermodel bought her home in the Cotswolds over a decade ago for a cool £2 million, and moved permanently to the property last year 

Kate's sister Lottie, who spent lockdown with the supermodel, has shared a host of snaps from inside her mansion, including a photograph from a red painted lounge

Kate’s sister Lottie, who spent lockdown with the supermodel, has shared a host of snaps from inside her mansion, including a photograph from a red painted lounge

Lottie also posed for another picture in a light pink coloured room with a huge photograph of a nude woman above the chaise longue

Lottie also posed for another picture in a light pink coloured room with a huge photograph of a nude woman above the chaise longue 

The supermodel is known to have bought the property over a decade ago for £2 million, although until last year, she split her time between the Cotswolds and her London home. 

The Grade II listed mansion is in the village of Little Faringdon, where Kate married her husband Nikolai von Bismarck, 35.

It was revealed last year Kate had decided to flee London for a quiet life in the country, astonishing her nearest and dearest.

Kate’s decision to abruptly sell her North London mansion even came as a surprise to daughter Lila Grace, who has spent more than half her life living there.

Meanwhile there are also stacks of books piled up on bookcases in the living room of the supermodels' home, where guests can lounge on a red floral sofa

Meanwhile there are also stacks of books piled up on bookcases in the living room of the supermodels’ home, where guests can lounge on a red floral sofa 

Wooden bookshelves line the living room of the country mansion in the Cotswolds where Kate spent lockdown with Lottie and her husband

Wooden bookshelves line the living room of the country mansion in the Cotswolds where Kate spent lockdown with Lottie and her husband

In November 2021, Charlotte Griffiths for the Mail on Sunday penned: ‘My source tells me: ‘Kate wants to permanently move to her house in the Cotswolds, where she spent most of lockdown with her boyfriend Count Nikolai von Bismarck.

‘This really is the end of an era for London’s Britpop scene, now that the Queen of London is moving out.

‘There have been whispers that Nikolai put pressure on Kate to make this stint of sobriety work for the sake of their relationship.’

While Kate is private about her home, younger sister Lottie has shared a number of pictures of the property on her Instagram page.

The model went to stay with her sister during the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 and posted a number of snaps of her Grade-II listed home. 

In one snap, Lottie can be seen sitting in a classic sitting room, complete with deep red walls, a monochrome lamp, wooden shelving and a photograph of a young Queen Elizabeth. 

Meanwhile there is also a large red floral sofa on display, in keeping with the countryside chic aesthetic. 

One of the 10 bedrooms in Kate's home is painted in a deep red colour, though she added lighter accents with a crisp white bed sheets with a Dipitque candle on the dresser

One of the 10 bedrooms in Kate’s home is painted in a deep red colour, though she added lighter accents with a crisp white bed sheets with a Dipitque candle on the dresser 

Other snaps shared by the models sister during lockdown show wood panelled walls painted in neutral tones, stone flooring and huge glass windows

Other snaps shared by the models sister during lockdown show wood panelled walls painted in neutral tones, stone flooring and huge glass windows

Other snaps shared by the models sister during lockdown show wood panelled walls painted in neutral tones, stone flooring and huge glass windows (pictured left and right) 

Elsewhere, the model has distinctive art decorating the walls of the property, including what appears to be an unusual carton-style painting of a tree (pictured)

Elsewhere, the model has distinctive art decorating the walls of the property, including what appears to be an unusual carton-style painting of a tree (pictured) 

The walls also appear to be lined with books, as illustrated in another snap shared by Lottie.  

Kate, who lives at the country pile with partner Nikolai von Bismarck, 35, and her children, also has a large garden with a statue next to a pond which Lottie showcased in another of her snaps. 

Another glamourous photo shows her next to a large window that looks out onto a gravel path and hanging flower displays.

There is also a fringed light blue curtain, completing the pretty countryside scene at the Cotswolds mansion. 

While Lottie stayed at her sister’s house during lockdown, she also posed in one of the 10 bedrooms, which has deep red walls.

Kate, who lives at the country pile with partner Nikolai von Bismarck, 35, and her children, also has a large garden with a statue next to a pond which Lottie showcased in another of her snaps

Kate, who lives at the country pile with partner Nikolai von Bismarck, 35, and her children, also has a large garden with a statue next to a pond which Lottie showcased in another of her snaps

One of Kate Moss's long-time friends also stayed at the home during lockdown in 2020, her hairdresser James Brown.

In another shot, Lottie poses next to a large window that looks out onto a Another glamourous photo shows her next to a large window that looks out onto a gravel path and hanging flower displays. There is also a fringed light blue curtain, completing the pretty countryside scene at the Cotswolds mansion

Other glamorous photos of the house show a stunning exterior with a gravel driveway and leafy plummage outside (left), while inside blue curtains line the double sash windows (right)  

Outside, there appears to be several dining areas, including an under-cover barn conversion in which are there multiple wicker thrones

Outside, there appears to be several dining areas, including an under-cover barn conversion in which are there multiple wicker thrones

However the bedding is white and tones down some of the drama in the room, which is completed by a Diptique candle on the wooden antique dresser. 

Meanwhile, another shot inside the Cotswolds home shows a light pink coloured room with a huge photograph of a nude woman above the chaise longue.

Meanwhile Kate previously revealed how her favourite room in the mansion is her bathroom, telling HomeandGarden.com: ‘My bathroom in the country is my favorite bathroom in the world. ‘It’s my haven.’ 

One of Kate Moss’s long-time friends also stayed at the home during lockdown in 2020, her hairdresser James Brown and showed another elegant side to her house, standing by a classic car next to the gravel path leading up to her home.

There is also a white stable door visible in the shot and shrubbery surrounding it, giving the feel of a classic old cottage. 

Outside, there appears to be several dining areas, including an under-cover barn conversion in which are there multiple wicker thrones. 

And it’s not the only Cotswold party pad Kate has designed in her life – Extraordinary Escapes viewers praised ‘stunning’ five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Cotswolds party house crafted by the model 

In March last year, Sandi Toksvig was joined by her close friend and The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith to explore some of the best staycations in the Cotswolds – including the colourful and chic home designed by Kate Moss. 

A stone’s throw away from a private helipad, the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Barnhouse – part of an exclusive lakeside resort near to Lechlade – boasts silk carpets, luxurious swimming pool and mezzanine master bedroom.

And those who tuned in were left more than impressed by the celebrity bolthole, which went on the market in 2020 for £3.5 million and reportedly is rented out for between £10,000 and £25,000 per week, according to Gloucestershire Live

‘This Kate Moss-decorated one has some lovely early 20th century elements and the pool is a big draw. And the cocktails, naturally,’ wrote one, while a second enthused: ‘This house designed by Kate Moss is stunning! The interior is so nice!’

‘This Kate Moss-decorated one has some lovely early 20th century elements and the pool is a big draw. And the cocktails, naturally,’ wrote one, while a second enthused: ‘This house designed by Kate Moss is stunning! The interior is so nice!’

In a March 2021 episode of Channel 4's Extraordinary Escapes, Sandi Toksvig was joined by Prue Leith to explore a colourful and chic home designed by supermodel Kate Moss at an exclusive lakeside resort near to Lechlade. Pictured, the luxurious living room featuring statement furniture

In a March 2021 episode of Channel 4’s Extraordinary Escapes, Sandi Toksvig was joined by Prue Leith to explore a colourful and chic home designed by supermodel Kate Moss at an exclusive lakeside resort near to Lechlade. Pictured, the luxurious living room featuring statement furniture 

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Barnhouse is a stone's throw away from a private helipad - and boasts its own luxurious swimming pool (pictured)

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Barnhouse is a stone’s throw away from a private helipad – and boasts its own luxurious swimming pool (pictured)

The mezzanine master bedroom features silk carpet, its own record player and a striking mirrored four-poster bed by David Haddock (pictured)

The mezzanine master bedroom features silk carpet, its own record player and a striking mirrored four-poster bed by David Haddock (pictured)

The duo completed their visit to the exclusive property in true Kate Moss style - with a classy cocktail served by a barman (pictured)

The duo completed their visit to the exclusive property in true Kate Moss style – with a classy cocktail served by a barman (pictured)

As they entered the world of glitz and glamour, Sandi and Prue first noted the high ceilings, before Sandi clocked a piece of striking artwork and joked: ‘That’s the best use of a glue gun I’ve ever seen.’

Elsewhere, Prue, who isn’t afraid to make a bold statement with her choice of clothing, praised the statement colours used throughout the house – particularly the living room.

‘What about this for a party room?’ said Prue, to which Sandi replied: ‘That is stunning!’ 

Prue continued: ‘It’s just such a relief because for the last 15 years every smart place I’ve ever been in has been all white or all grey or at the most greige – a little bit of beige. But this is just full of colour. I love colour!

Along with a guitar they found in the living room, the curtains also struck a chord with the duo. 

‘I love these curtains – aren’t they fantastic?’ said Sandi, to which Prue explained: ‘Now that’s called Italian springing because with opera they realised they had to spring the curtains from the back.

The property went on the market last year for £3.5 million and reportedly is rented out for between £10,000 and £25,000 per week, according to Gloucestershire Live. Pictured, the exterior

The property went on the market last year for £3.5 million and reportedly is rented out for between £10,000 and £25,000 per week, according to Gloucestershire Live. Pictured, the exterior

Prue, who isn't afraid to make a bold statement with her choice of clothing, praised the statement colours used throughout the house. Pictured, the fun and frivolous living area

Prue, who isn’t afraid to make a bold statement with her choice of clothing, praised the statement colours used throughout the house. Pictured, the fun and frivolous living area

Sandi and Prue first noted the high ceilings and after quickly discovering the glitz and glamour of the luxurious property, weren't shocked to learn it was a house designed by Kate Moss. Pictured, the hallway

Sandi and Prue first noted the high ceilings and after quickly discovering the glitz and glamour of the luxurious property, weren’t shocked to learn it was a house designed by Kate Moss. Pictured, the hallway

Sandi complimented the curtains which featured Italian springing (pictured) - and joked: 'Outside of the theatre I've never seen such big curtains!'

Sandi complimented the curtains which featured Italian springing (pictured) – and joked: ‘Outside of the theatre I’ve never seen such big curtains!’ 

One viewer praised the 'lovely early 20th century elements' and added the pool is a big draw. Pictured, the glamorous interior design

One viewer praised the ‘lovely early 20th century elements’ and added the pool is a big draw. Pictured, the glamorous interior design

One viewer admitted that while the house 'looks wonderful' they were disappointed to see camera shots of the woodburner (pictured)

One viewer admitted that while the house ‘looks wonderful’ they were disappointed to see camera shots of the woodburner (pictured)

Sandi quipped: ‘Outside of the theatre I’ve never seen such big curtains. Marvellous!’

Exploring the impressive garden, Sandi and Prue were delighted to discover a swimming pool – complete with its own decking and sunbeds.

‘I mean, how glamorous is this?’ said Sandi. ‘You can sit here, a little drink – maybe wave at our friends on the terrace. Oh I love this!’

Next, the pair went on to explore the mezzanine master bedrooms – which featured silk carpet, its own record player and a striking mirrored four-poster bed by David Haddock.

Sandi clocked one of the many pieces of glitzy artwork (pictured) and joked: 'That's the best use of a glue gun I've ever seen'

Sandi clocked one of the many pieces of glitzy artwork (pictured) and joked: ‘That’s the best use of a glue gun I’ve ever seen’

Prue and Leith were blown away by the bold colours used throughout the five-bed property - including the sofa. Pictured, living area

Prue and Leith were blown away by the bold colours used throughout the five-bed property – including the sofa. Pictured, living area

‘This is really a very comfy, sexy room, isn’t it?’ said Prue, to which Sandi joked: ‘I feel like your husband should be here really and I should just go and make you tea.’

Prue quipped: ‘No, we won’t want tea for a while, darling!’   

Taking to Twitter following the grand tour, one viewer penned: ‘The Kate Moss-designed house in the Cotswolds where it has a Crossley turntable in the bedroom. *scratches drawing pin across record.*

A second commented: ‘I wonder how much Kate Moss’s gaff costs.’  

 

 

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Bluewater grows its entertainment offer (GB)

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Landsec has announced the opening of a third ‘UK first’ attraction at Bluewater, Kent as the destination expands its partnership with Hangloose Adventures. Skydive, a free-fall experience not found anywhere else in Europe, and the UK’s only outdoor skydive machine has opened at the centre. It follows on from Europe’s biggest purpose-built giant swing, standing at 46-metre tall, which opened at Bluewater earlier this month.  

 

The announcement builds on a successful first year for Hangloose’s initial attraction Skywire, the longest zip wire in England, which has welcomed 30,000 guests since launching at Bluewater last June. Landsec will continue to work with Hangloose to expand its offering, with up to five more experiences set to open at the centre by 2024: a bungee tower, giant slide, clip and climb, waterdrop boulding wall, and Via Ferrata, a route-marked climb using metal rails and rungs embedded in Bluewater’s cliff walls.

 

Mark Warne, Brand Account Director F&B and Leisure at Landsec commented: “Delivering new experiences which are unique to Bluewater is central to our overall offer for guests. Hangloose’s innovative concept raises the bar when it comes to leisure attractions and draws guests from across the UK to Kent. By partnering with Hangloose to grow their business and create shared value, we’ll be able to give guests even more exciting experiences every time they visit.”

 

Brian Phelps, MD of Hangloose Adventure, said: “Since the beginning, we’ve worked closely with Landsec to grow our leisure concept and drive performance, putting us in a unique position where we’re able to expand our offer after only a year. We’ve enjoyed great success at Bluewater so far and are already thinking about how we can provide even bigger and better experiences in the future.”

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Author with immaculate house offers ten tips for a clean home

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Is this the secret to NEVER having to clean? Houseproud author claims she saves hours by sticking to a ten-step mantra – including banning chairs in bedrooms, wiping as you cook and only ironing shirts and dresses

  • UK writer Natali Juste Simmonds says she’s cracked keeping a home clean, by sticking to a few simple ground rules – and making sure family members comply
  • She shared top ten tips for keeping a home spotless with her 20,000 followers
  • Among them are ditching a toilet brush in the bathroom, not having a chair in the bedroom and cleaning  the kitchen while you cook

A houseproud author has revealed her ten essential tips for keeping a house spotless – saying simple ground rules for family members and cleaning as you go means never wasting time on dull chores. 

Writer Natali Juste Simmonds, who was born in the UK but now lives in the Netherlands, penned her top ways to keep on top of cleaning on Twitter, saying she has time to focus on her writing because she follows her own advice about dodging ‘thankless’ cleaning tasks. 

The author of a series of paranormal romance novels told her 20,000 followers on Twitter: ‘I know so many people who spend hours cleaning up after their family every day, but I refuse to. 

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UK writer Natali Juste Simmonds says she's cracked keeping a home clean, by sticking to a few simple ground rules - and making sure family members comply

UK writer Natali Juste Simmonds says she’s cracked keeping a home clean, by sticking to a few simple ground rules – and making sure family members comply

‘It’s boring and thankless. I prefer to write. Yet my house is spotless. Here are 10 ways to keep on top of s*** so you don’t have to clean for hours.’ 

Sharing her ‘tough love’ mantra, she said that the key to keeping a home clean is making sure every family member is engaged, saying learning how to tidy is a lifeskill that everyone needs – and no-one should get away with not doing it. 

Natali wrote: ‘Train everyone in the house to do the following (cats are the exception). After a while these habits will become routine, but you MUST stick to them and make sure no one is let off the hook.’ 

Among the tips are filling a bag with things that are in the wrong place at the end of every day and placing them back where they belong. 

Tidy home, tidy mind: The Netherlands-based writer shared her top ten tips for keeping a home spotless with her 20,000 followers on Twitter - saying that making sure everyone in the house pulls their weight is key (Pictured: An office area in Simmonds' home)

Tidy home, tidy mind: The Netherlands-based writer shared her top ten tips for keeping a home spotless with her 20,000 followers on Twitter – saying that making sure everyone in the house pulls their weight is key (Pictured: An office area in Simmonds’ home)

The writer also claims having a toilet brush doesn’t help keep a loo clean and dousing it with bleach instead is a more reliable way to ensure it’s sparkling. 

And getting used to wiping down mirrors after using a sink also helps, she claims, writing: ‘Keep a dry cloth next to the bathroom sink. Every time someone uses the taps or brushes their teeth, wipe down the counter and mirror. Takes literally 2 seconds. No cleaning toothpaste stains off counters.’

Teaching kids to pull their weight around the house is key to success, and equality reigns supreme in the Simmonds house. 

Among her top tips are ditching a toilet brush in the bathroom - using just bleach instead; not having a chair in the bedroom - to prevent people leaving clothes on them - and cleaning the kitchen while you cook (Pictured: Simmonds' very tidy office)

Among her top tips are ditching a toilet brush in the bathroom – using just bleach instead; not having a chair in the bedroom – to prevent people leaving clothes on them – and cleaning the kitchen while you cook (Pictured: Simmonds’ very tidy office)

‘If one kid lays the table, the other clears. If one hangs out the washing, the other collects. I don’t say “I need help with dinner” I say “who will chop the veg and who will wash up?” Its called a presumed close. I have no option, why should others in my house?’

The author, who has written books including the Indigo Chronicles trilogy and the Blood Web series, admits that having a cleaner is still useful…because they can help keep on top of areas where grime quickly builds, including fridges and ovens – but she suggests ditching a takeaway a week to cover the cost. 

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DIA Group closes 25 Minipreco stores in Portugal

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DIA Group has closed 25 Minipreco stores in Portugal, resulting in the loss of approximately 159 jobs. The retailer said the closures are the result of ‘the effort to adapt, modernise and balance the operations of DIA Portugal, with the aim of better preparing the company for current and future challenges arising from the current economic situation in the country,’ according to media reports. In the last two years, the multinational company operating in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina, accumulated losses of over €620m.

 

In Portugal, net sales reached €283.1m in the first half, 4.5% below the €296.3m generated in the same period last year, due to the reduction of stores and mobility restrictions. DIA Group confirmed its intention to continue to invest in Portugal. The company hopes to adjust its operation to the current reality in order to ensure the future success of the company.

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