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Yours for £5... how you could own this 5 bedroom mansion

A 500 year old mansion boasting five bedrooms and more than an acre of grounds could be yours for just £5.

Burton Hall near Chester was the location for ITV's Forsyth Saga and has starred in numerous adverts.

The owners put it on the market for £1.85 million four years ago but have had no takers. Now, they've decided to raffle it off.

We sent Matt O Donoghue to take a look around:

IoM horse trams season kicks-off with new recruits

Oscar and Ethan will join the Douglas Bay Horse Trams service Credit: IOM Gov

The start of the seasonal Isle of Man horse trams will begin again tomorrow.

Douglas Bay Horse Trams resumes on Thursday, with the first service departing from Derby Castle at 8.40am.

Joining the team are Oscar and Ethan. Both horses are three years old and updates will be provided as their training progresses.

The horse trams are an integral part of our heritage transport network. Where else in the world could you travel 34.5 miles under horse power, steam and electricity on transport with an average age of 137 years?

– Minister for Transport Services Jason Moorhouse MHK


Beatles signed visitors book goes under auction

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A hotel directory signed by all four of The Beatles is estimated to sell for £10,000 at auction.

The 1962 document from The Bull Hotel in Peterborough was filled in by the Fab Four ahead of a gig in the town with John Lennon and Paul McCartney perhaps expecting to bring some friends back to the room.

Credit: Omega Auctions

The gig in Peterborough came shortly after the release of Love Me Do.

It is a unique piece of early memorabilia and will have huge appeal with collectors worldwide."

"The directory will go under the hammer in Merseyside.

– Paul Fairweather, Auctioneer


Roman barracks dug up in Chester

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Experts believe this is the remains of barracks for roman soldiers Credit: Chester Chronicle

Archaeologists have found a wall from a Roman soldiers' barracks while digging the foundations for a new shopping centre in Chester. The multi million pound Northgate development –– will cover a site once occupied by a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago. Experts are probing underground remains before construction starts by digging a series of trial holes. They believe they have already found the remains of a Roman wall in Hamilton Place, at the rear of The Forum shopping centre, which would have formed part of the soldiers’ barracks.

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