The Day a Typhoon hit Bognor Regis

The West Sussex holiday resort of Bognor Regis, noted for sunshine and fun, was once hit by a typhoon, killing two people and destroying two houses. This was no freak weather phenomenon but a Hawker Typhoon aircraft crash in WWII.

Len Martlew, 65, and his 63-year-old wife Annie lived at number 13 Beatty Road Bognor Regis, a home they had lived in for many years, with a small but well-tended garden. It was mid-afternoon on Thursday 22 April 1943 and the morning rain and drizzle had been replaced by slight winds and watery sunshine, when tragically an RAF aircraft crashed

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The grand, vaulted entry and sumptuous interiors of this new hotel recall the romance of a finely appointed ocean liner and a time long past.

Picturesque, unspoiled resort locations have an untapped potential — there’s a chance to design a luxury hotel that maximises the natural indigenous setting, while simultaneously mixing old-style glamour with contemporary architectural practice.

The St Regis Sanya Yalong Bay resort in China brings together all these elements. Designed by architectural firm BBG-BBGM with interior design by DiLeonardo, the hotel epitomises the St Regis brand, says DiLeonardo principal Robert Macaruso.

«The client wanted an elegant, yet relaxed

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