Businessman who transformed his modest bungalow into a £2million three-storey mansion is ordered to demolish it and return it to its original size

Syed Raza Shah who turned bungalow into £2m mansion told to demolish it

When Syed Raza Shah (inset) spent most of his life savings making over his 1960s bungalow, he was over the moon with the result. The businessman ended up with a lavish seven-bedroom home (left and top right) - complete with two extra storeys and sweeping balconies - which was valued at nearly triple the original price. But Mr Shah has now been ordered to raze his £2m bolthole to the ground - because his extension is up to four times bigger than it should've been. Mr Shah had been granted planning permission to add a new roof and to increase the floor space of the old house in Barton-Le-Clay in Bedfordshire by around 45 per cent. But Central Bedfordshire Council hit him with an enforcement notice, claiming the three-story mansion had been extended by up to 200 per cent. Now, after a two-year legal battle, a planning inspector has upheld the council's decision, ruling that the property 'harms the character' of the area and should be returned to its original size (bottom right).

Why the odds are the police won't investigate your burglary: Force says it will only attend break-ins at EVEN numbered houses

Leicestershire Police refuse to attend burglaries at ODD-NUMBERED houses

Leicestershire Police trialled the scheme to assess the effectiveness of sending forensic officers to a crime scene and found it had no impact on the number of incidents or public satisfaction. It comes just a week after the head of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Sara Thornton, said that burglary victims should no longer expect the police to come to the homes due to budget cuts. The latest initiative tested by the Leicestershire force could now be rolled out in at least four more counties, including Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. But it has been blasted by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Clive Loader, who says he wasn't informed of the trial.

Death doesn't exist and the world's biggest problem isn't Ebola or Aids... it's ELECTROSMOG, claims Noel Edmonds

The veteran TV presenter, 66, who presents Deal or No Deal, warned that the most pressing global issue is not Ebola or Aids but the 'mist, fog and smog' emitted from wi-fi and mobile phones.

Pair of Muslim converts at Broadmoor Hospital leave two staff with 'horrendous' facial injuries after slashing them with broken DVDs after 'row over prayers' 

Police are investigating the incident at the high-security psychiatric site in West Berkshire. It is said to have been sparked after the Muslim patients were told they could not pray in the day and dining rooms.

Why smartwatches are a flop, according to Star says no one's sure why we need them - but he's launching one soon

EXCLUSIVE: told MailOnline in Madrid that he plans to launch a new smartwatch in the UK, but it's not yet known whether it will resemble his prototype 'Puls' watch.

Osborne's multi-billion pound clearance sale: Chancellor to flog more state assets in 12 months than in the last TWENTY years

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With plans to also sell stakes in Royal Mail, Northern Rock and Lloyds Bank, Mr Osborne will rake in almost £31.8billion in the next 12 months, more than the £31.7billion raked in since 1993.


Burnham vows to kick private firms off the railways and force train firms to offer passengers the cheapest tickets

LEEDS, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham poses for a photograph prior to delivering a State Of The Leadership Race speech at the Royal Armouries Museum on July 28, 2015 in Leeds, England. Burnham is one of four candidates battling to become the new leader of the Labour Party. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

The shadow health secretary is to hit back at the surprise rise of leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn in the race to be Labour leader with promising to take the railways back into public ownership.

The heart-stopping moment a cyclist swerves to avoid a car door opened in front of him and is hit by a passing taxi

In the nail-biting episode, the biker comes within millimetres of going under the vehicle after being unexpectedly forced into its path as he cycled along Mile End Road, east London.

Crisis-stricken Kids Company 'to close down today': Government fights to get back £3m it gave 'sex-abuse scandal' charity just last week which was used to pay off staff

Government sources last night said the closure of Kids Company, led by Camila Batmanghelidjh, was triggered after the Cabinet Office demanded the return of a £3million grant it gave last week.

Former glamour model Samantha Fox 'devastated' after the death of her long-term girlfriend and manager from cancer 

Samantha Fox 'devastated' after the death of long-term girlfriend Myra Stratton

Myra Stratton, who started dating Samantha Fox (right) in 2003, died last weekend at the age of 60 after a two-year battle against cancer. Miss Fox, 49, shared the news of the death of her 'soulmate' in an announcement (inset) on Twitter and Facebook. The pair (pictured together left) became romantically involved 12 years ago but Miss Stratton had also worked as the model's manager for the previous four years.

Teenage girl, 13, whose excruciating headaches were blamed on PMS actually 'suffered a stroke and a build-up of fluid on the brain'

Georgia Smith, 13, from Sheffield, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid on the brain - and doctors warned she had likely suffered a stroke after enduring painful migraines for months.

Postcards, Punch and Judy shows and buying sticks of rock: The British holiday rituals that could soon be lost to history

A survey of 2,000 British adults by examined how holidaying - both at home and abroad - has evolved over the last generation, revealing that Brits have all but abandoned holiday customs of yesteryear.

Female revellers' fury after bouncers turn them away from cocktail bar for wearing flat shoes instead of high heels 

Charmaine Straiton, left, and Lucy Hill, right, took to Facebook to express their anger at being refused entry because of their footwear. The Libertine, inset, has apologised after the complaints.

Prince William pays tribute to hero wildlife ranger who risks his life to protect rhinos, elephants and lions from armed poachers

The prince paid tribute to Edward Ndiritu, 42, after the Kenyan became the first winner of the Tusk Trust's Wildlife Ranger Award. Mr Ndiritu works on the Lewa Conservancy in northern Kenya.

BBC News presenter is caught live on air combing her hair with her handbag on the desk but manages to keep her head 

The cameras flicked to veteran BBC presenter Carole Walker four minutes early ahead of yesterday's 9am bulletin on the news channel, but she kept her cool and carried on.

Food prices soar for first time this year but shoppers benefit from 27th month of deflation

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Shop prices fell by 1.4 per cent last month compared to June, with the sharpest falls recorded among clothing and furniture retailers, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen shop price index.

Say that you are gay to get to the UK: Posters tell migrants they can lie about their sexuality to claim asylum

The Jungle in Calais, France, where migrants have a camp. Many hope to reach the U.K.
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Posters, written in both English and Arabic, have been put up at the makeshift 'Jungle' camp in Calais, France, suggesting migrants could consider lying about their sexuality to claim asylum in Britain.

Britain's economy will keep booming for the rest of the decade - but brace yourself for interest rate rises in February

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In a boost for George Osborne, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research forecasts that the economy will grow by around 2.5 per cent every year until 2020.

Revealed: Hauliers and lorry drivers owe £4MILLION in fines for allowing migrants on their vehicles

More than 3,300 fines - which can be up to £2,000 per migrant and are imposed on drivers and their firms - were issued by UK Border Force staff in 2014/15, a 52 per cent rise from 2,177 in 2013/14.

Keeping up with the Indiana Joneses: More Brits than ever before embarking on risky pursuits while on holiday (and the over-65s are getting in on the action too)

Millions of travel insurance policies have had to be updated to keep up with the growing travel trend, and now include activities such as 'cave tubing' and husky sledge driving, according to Virgin Money.

Binge-drinkers ignore 'unrealistic' alcohol guidelines: 30-year-old official limits are deemed 'irrelevant' by Britons who drink to excess at weekends

Many Britons work hard all week and then drink to excess at the weekend, making the 30-year-old 'unit' limits for safe levels of 'regular drinking' irrelevant, a landmark study claims.

Are these the worst e-fits ever? Police admit they've helped catch just ONE criminal in three years - and when they look like this it's hardly surprising

Are these the worst e-fits ever?

Police have defended the use of e-fits despite the technology helping them to catch just one criminal in three years when shown to the public. Figures from Suffolk Police found only one arrest came from 31 e-fits put into the public domain since January 2013. Despite that, police insisted they were 'very supportive' of e-fits and said it was a 'legitimate and important' way to catch criminals.

Union chiefs bask in sun as rail strike misery hits today: Outrage as two militants put two fingers up to commuters 

John Leach (pictured), the RMT union's chief negotiator is currently on holiday in the US while his counterpart at the train drivers' union Aslef, Finn Brennan, is set to fly out to Spain today.

Rogue trader Nick Leeson says 14-year prison sentence for trader who rigged Libor rate is 'a bit heavy'

Nick Leeson, whose unauthorised deals in Singapore brought down centuries-old Barings Bank 20 years ago, has said that the jail term for trader Tom Hayes is a 'bit heavy'.

Libor fixer Tom Hayes' father says his son is a 'scapegoat' who has been 'hung out to dry' by banking bosses 

Tom Hayes, of Fleet, Hampshire, became the first man jailed over the banking scandal this week after he was found guilty of conspiring to fix bank lending rates for profit

Give me a date for Iraq report, Cameron tells Chilcot after learning how desperate families are for answers

David Cameron has told Sir John Chilcot to name the date he will deliver his long-delayed report for the sake of the families of those who died in Iraq.

Veteran yachtsman, 68, attempting his 17th transatlantic crossing dies just a mile from Cornish coast after being knocked overboard while adjusting his sails 

The alarm was raised for Philip Walwyn, 68, after his 50ft boat was found drifting unmanned in the harbour at Coverack Cove in Cornwall. He was pulled from the water three hours later but died in hospital.

Shops, an electronics hub and a makeshift mosque marked out by water bottles: Inside The Calais Jungle where 3,000 migrants laying seige to Britain are turning a temporary home into a town

Migrants over-run French help centre in protest at living conditions

The controversial makeshift camp in Calais where thousands of migrants have set up home now boasts its own mosque made from water bottles (inset) and includes prayer mats made from flattened cardboard boxes. Known as 'The Jungle', the site currently houses more than 3,000 migrants and boasts an abundance of amenities after enterprising residents used discarded wood, plastic sheeting and tents to build makeshift facilities. As well as the mosque, there is also a school, several shops (main image) - selling everything from dried food, tinned goods, razors, bottled soft drinks and SIM cards - and a telecoms hub where mobile phones can be charged on multi-socket adaptors rigged up to a generator. The sprawling camp is the base from which the migrants - who are forced to wash their clothes in buckets of water - depart every night in an attempt to storm the Channel Tunnel and cross into Britain - something which around 600 successfully managed last night.

End of cheap homes loans: Days of low mortgages numbered after High Street lenders increase rates in 36 deals over the past month 

The average two-year and five-year fixed rates for those with a 40 per cent deposit have been nudged up for the first time in a year, leaving homeowners facing higher repayments.

Gamekeeper at one of England's finest estates 'called lover a city girl for watching EastEnders then threatened her with a pistol after drinking heavily'

Ralph Sturgess, 38, a former gamekeeper for Lord Hotham's Dalton estate in Yorkshire, fell out with his lover and accused her of being a townie for watching EastEnders, Hull Crown Court was told.

I would drive 500 miles! Scotland's stunning answer to America's Route 66 named in the top six coastal road trips in the world - just two months after it was launched

North Coast 500 - to be known as NC500 - was only launched two months ago, but has struck a chord with travellers due to its stunning scenery and fairy tale castles that can be seen along the route.

Food queues that show ministers STILL haven't got a grip: Patiently lining up in their hundreds, migrants are waiting for hours in Calais to be given a food bank meal

Migrants line up as the wait for a food ration distributed by the Banque Alimentaire of Calais at a camp in northern France, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The European Union is offering funds and aid to help France cope with growing numbers of migrants near the northern city of Calais. It comes as thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the Channel Tunnel linking the two countries and boarding freight trains or trucks destined for Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The queue of migrants stretches into the distance as they patiently wait for a food bank meal of millet and prunes at the makeshift camp in Calais, which is known as the 'Jungle'.

It's longer Sunday trading... but only on the High Street: Out-of-town superstores could be excluded 

Plans published today will give local councils the power to extend opening hours on a Sunday, which could see High Street stores benefit from the move but supermarkets excluded.

Sales of tea and biscuits crumble: Amount sold of all types of brew falls by 22% in just five years while biscuits are down by 8% 

Brits may have lost their love for the traditional cuppa with sales of tea tumbling 22 per cent over the last five years. Research shows we are instead turning to trendy alternatives like fruit tea.

Exposed: Jack Straw's bid for public cash to hush up his role in Jeremy Thorpe scandal

The former Foreign Secretary wanted the Government to fund a legal action against journalists who exposed his role in the Jeremy Thorpe sex scandal.

ANNE McELVOY: Corbyn's crazy, but Blair's heirs are a bunch of cowards

Swathes of moderate Labour are aghast at the 1980s throw-back. But this is not Mr Corbyn's fault. He has exploited a vacuum left by the failure of Ed Miliband, writes ANNE McELVOY.

Hillary's embarrassing private emails revealed: British Prime Minister David Cameron was described as 'unsure, inexperienced and oblique' on the world stage

Prime Minister David Cameron talks with Hillary Clinton during a conference in London

A series of emails sent by Sidney Blumenthal, an adviser in Bill Clinton's White House, painted a bleak assessment of Mr Cameron's positioning on the world stage before he became Prime Minister.

The wheelchair that's built like a TANK: Son makes his war hero father a motorised vehicle with caterpillar tracks just like the real thing

Ellesmere man makes war hero father a motorised vehicle with caterpillar tracks

Peter Shaw (left), of Ellesmere, Shropshire, invented the contraption for Second World War veteran Eddie (centre), after finding it hard to push his more traditional wheelchair around on rough ground. The device is made from an old motorised wheelbarrow, has an LDV van seat, caterpillar tracks and is powered by a 4.5 bhp Honda engine. Far from an expensive venture, the custom built mobility scooter only cost £500 to make after their local community clubbed together to donate materials. Eddie Shaw is pictured in Boufarik, Algeria in 1943.

'Rogue Trader' Nick Leeson has described 14 year prison sentence for trader who rigged Libor rate is 'a bit heavy' 

Nick Leeson, whose unauthorised deals in Singapore brought down centuries-old Barings Bank 20 years ago, has said that the jail term for trader Tom Hayes is a 'bit heavy'.

Oxford University research team studying Cecil the lion was funded by pro-hunting groups

Oxford University researchers studying Cecil the lion before he was shot illegally were being funded by pro-hunting companies, it emerged yesterday.

Supercharged Skoda zooms past one million in sales for the first time after number of cars sold across the globe goes up by almost 13% in two years

The latest trading figures show just how far the Czech car-maker's fortunes have changed since its 1991 takeover by Volkswagen - as it prepares to launch 'the best Skoda ever'.

Disabled husband 'left helpless' after his wife was killed in Bulgaria: Police took him to hospital to tell him the news of her death because they feared for his health

Police were so worried about telling Nick Bennett about the brutal nature of his wife Janet's (pictured) final moments that they first took him to hospital in case he suffered a relapse of his illness.

Are Champagne toasts losing their fizz? Couples swap expensive traditional bubbly for Prosecco and English sparkling wines to cut costs at their weddings

According to new research by British wine merchants Laithewaites, two thirds of newlyweds serve sparkling wines like Asti and Cava at their weddings rather than pricier Champagne.

Third of us are banking on an inheritance for future financial stability... but plans may be scuppered as a quarter of retired people plan to leave little cash to their families 

More than one in three working people are relying on inheritance for their future financial stability. One in five say they won't be able to comfortably retire without such help, claim new research.

Crisis-stricken Kids Company 'to close down': Charity could cease all activities by tonight following claims of financial impropriety and sexual abuse

Government sources last night said the closure of Kids Company, led by Camila Batmanghelidjh, was triggered after the Cabinet Office demanded the return of a £3million grant it gave last week.

Men travel 900 miles to avoid asking the way: Just 6% would check a map or ask for directions to avoid driving further after realising they are lost 

Wrong turns and a lack of common sense means that the average British man will needlessly travel and extra 1.5 miles per month before correcting his mistake clocking-up an extra 18 miles per year.

Brothel madam who threatened to expose Ted Heath as a paedophile is unmasked - as FIVE police forces reveal they are now probing PM sex claims 

Madam Myra Ling Ling Forde threatened to expose Sir Edward Heath as paedophile

Myra Ling Ling Forde, 67, bottom right, operated a brothel out of her terraced home in Salisbury, Wiltshire, just one mile from where the former prime minister lived after leaving office. The pensioner, known as 'Madam Ling Ling', appears to holds the key to the Sir Edward Heath child sex abuse scandal. It is alleged that in the early 1990s a prosecution against Forde, who is said to have known 'many politicians and celebrities', was dropped after she threatened to expose Sir Edward, left with Cyril Smith in 1975, as a paedophile. At least five police forces are now investigating child sex allegations involving the former prime minister, who died in 2005.

Now FIVE police forces reveal they are investigating abuse claims against former Prime Minister Edward Heath as it emerges more alleged victims have come forward

EXCLUSIVE: Kent and Hampshire Police are the latest forces to reveal they are probing Sir Edward after an alleged victim came forward to claim the politician had assaulted them in the 1960s.

Corbyn suggests Blair should face trial for war crimes over Iraq: Comments set to fuel more tensions in leadership battle as hundreds flock to rally in South London 

Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister and Special Envoy to the Middle East leaving his house, heading towards the Royal Courts of Justice to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry in London, Britain. 

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Veteran left winger Jeremy Corbyn said on BBC2's Newsnight that the conflict was an 'illegal war' and that the individuals who 'made the decisions that went with it' should face justice.

Cameron cutie and her 'exaggerated' Google CV: Baroness put in charge of online safety was actually a middle manager at the search giant rather than managing director 

Baroness Joanna Shields says she served as managing director for Google Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa when in fact she was one of a number of middle-managers.

Lib Dems demand ten more peers in the Lords as a reward for propping up the Tories in the coalition government 

Liberal Democrats are demanding ten more seats in the House of Lords - more than the number of MPs they got elected.There are only eight Lib Dem MPs, yet the party will have 111 peers.

Osborne under fire for RBS 'fire sale' as he starts offloading shares... and immediately loses £1BILLION

The first tranche of taxpayer-owned shares in the troubled bank sold for a third less than the Labour government bought them in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis.

Cilla Black left £11m in property: How singer rose from humble beginnings living above a barber's shop in Liverpool to owning portfolio of luxury homes from the Caribbean to the Costa Del Sol 

Cilla Black left £11m of property including homes in Caribbean and Costa Del Sol

Clilla Black came from modest beginnings, growing up in a cramped flat above a barber's shop on Liverpool's 'Scottie Road' which did not have an indoor toilet. But by the time of her death, the singer and TV presenter was worth £18 million and owned a portfolio of luxurious properties around the world - including her ten-bedroom family home in Buckinghamshire (left), a beachfront property in Barbados (bottom right) and the Spanish villa where she died (top right).

Revealed: How a can of DIET Coke makes your body store fat, rots teeth and affects you in the same way as cocaine within ONE HOUR 

The latest graphic about the effects of the soda has been compiled by The Renegade Pharmacist, a blog run by a former UK pharmacist Niraj Naik and includes the four main effects after drinking it.

The spicy food that can keep you alive: People who eat fiery items each day reduce chance of an early death from cancer or heart disease 

Scientists suspect that capsaicin - a chemical contained in chili peppers - has anti-obesity, antioxidant, anti-inflammation and cancer fighting properties.

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Father 'hacks his six children aged between one and seven to pieces with an axe and also murders their pregnant mother' after he was accused of adultery in Russia 

Father kills his wife and 6 children with an axe after adultery accusation in Russia

Russian police discovered the dismembered remains of six children killed with an axe after the alarm was raised when the youngsters failed to appear at kindergarten. Officers broke in to the family flat through a window to find the dead youngsters - aged between one and seven - and the body of their pregnant mother in Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow. All had been hacked to pieces with an axe and bundled into plastic bags, said police.

The most powerful storm in the world heads towards Japan: 220mph Super Typhoon leaves islands battered by 30ft waves and flips cars along streets 

Super Typhoon Soudelor ripped the roofs off homes and flipped cars over on the tiny Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and is now on a collision course with Japan, China and Taiwan.

Looking very sheepish! Police reveal mugshots of 'Mafia crooks who used secret code based on sheep to pass messages to henchmen' 

Police have released mug shots of the suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993.

Bosses ordered to pay mechanic £245 in Germany after he takes them to court demanding they pay him for the ten minutes it took him to get changed for work over the last seven months 

The mechanic from Oberhausen wanted back payments for both the time it took him to shower and get his clothes on but the court would only grant him the money for the time it took him to change cloths.

Keep your eyes on the road! This year's Miss Bum Bum hopefuls kick off the competition with a stroll through the streets of Sao Paulo stopping traffic on their way 

Striding down the streets of Sao Paulo in their bikinis and high heels, these glamorous models have been stopping the traffic as they promote the much anticipated Miss Bum Bum Brazil competition.

'Do you want to be hit on the feet or buttocks?' Shocking video of playboy son of former dictator Colonel Gaddafi 'being tortured in a Libyan prison'

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - It is believed the footage shows the tyrant's third son, Saadi Gaddafi, being hit in the face and on the soles of his feet while blindfolded in a prison in Tripoli, Libya.

Dead dogs pile up in the streets of Bali after desperate officials poison stray dogs to prevent outbreak of rabies

Dead dogs are being euthanised and left on the streets of Bali to die in graphic scenes revealing a dark underbelly to the island's famously idyllic holiday image.



DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Labour's depressing battle of the pygmies

Such is the momentum behind Jeremy Corbyn's (pictured) campaign that he addressed cheering supporters in the street because there was no room in the hall he had booked.

SARAH VINE: Relaxing summer hols? Oh, give me a break!

Forget second marriages: there's no better example of the triumph of hope over experience than a family summer holiday. A quarter of us admitscoming home feeling more stressed than we were before our break.