Chinese billionaire buys £80m London home and he’ll spend £50m more doing it up

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Taylor Swift shows off new hair cut as she departs London

Taylor Swift has ditched her trademark long blonde hairdo for a chic boho bob. Perhaps inspired by the European leg of her RED world tour, the 24-year-old hacked off her habitual ash locks to undergo the radical transformation. Taylor Swift via Instagram ‘London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short…

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London’s first dog café set to open in Shoreditch

Get ready for the dog café (Picture: Alamy) London’s first dog café is set to open in the spring. The House of Hounds will be located in Shoreditch (where else?) and provide grooming treatments for pets while their owners and other dog lovers relax in the café. At present there are very few details about…

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