These maps show how tricky it is to measure inequality in local areas across England

In the UK, people often think about inequality in geographical terms: for example, places such as Kensington in London are considered ‘rich’, while Blackpool in Lancashire is considered ‘poor’. In reality there are rich and poor areas almost everywhere, but they are not distributed evenly across England, write Alasdair Rae and Elvis Nyanzu

Four Seasons to double global resi portfolio

Luxury hospitality operator confirms that more than 80% of all development projects will include a resi component, ‘solidifying market position as the world leader in luxury branded residential offerings’

Thwarting Granny: What the Duchess of Cornwall could do next

Earlier this month, the Duchess of Cornwall lost a long-running planning battle to thwart permission for her next door neighbour’s “granny” flat. Despite repeated objections, Wiltshire Council approved the plans for the addition, which will be 60m from her home, in Reybridge, near Lacock. Here, Russell-Cooke’s Carina Wentzel talks us through the technical issues at play, and considers where the Duchess could go from here…