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Monday, 6 January 2014 0:03 | Author: Ian Brodie

EXCLUSIVE: JP Construction losses may top 5 million

MONACO BUSINESS, JP CONSTRUCTION: The scale of losses involved in the collapse of Monaco company JP Construction is becoming clear as new victims come forward. The total sum is now believed to be in excess of five million euros, most of it owing to clients with a significant proportion outstanding to suppliers and sub-contractors...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:43 | Author: Ian Brodie

JP Construction victims meet in Monaco

MONACO BUSINESS, JP CONSTRUCTION: Several victims of Monaco company JP Construction met in Monaco today to consider detailed options following the collapse of the company and the disappearance of its owners. The first step decided at the meeting will be to spread the word in Monaco and across the Riviera in order to find more victims, with a view to appointing a lawyer and seeking legal redress...

Friday, 6 December 2013 10:46 | Author: Ian Brodie

Monaco Government starts JP probe

MONACO NEWS, MONACO BUSINESS: The Monegasque Government is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse of JP Construction, the Monaco-registered company that ceased work on its building sites two weeks ago leaving many clients out of pocket and in difficult circumstances. Inspectors have been instructed to visit the firm's offices to ascertain in the first place that it is no longer doing business, the Government says...

Friday, 29 November 2013 6:45 | Author: Ian Brodie

JP victims organise response

MONACO NEWS, JP CONSTRUCTION: Unhappy clients of JP Construction are directing their complaints to the Monaco Police after the Monaco-registered company ceased trading last week. Several customers of the firm appear to have lost large amounts, with total losses reaching seven figures. Meanwhile, the whereabouts of John Olsen and Peer Pedersen remain unknown. The company's mainly Polish workforce was laid off last week without notice and worksites were abandoned during the day on Thursday…

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:35 | Author: Ian Brodie

Major losses in JP failure

MONACO NEWS, JP CONSTRUCTION: The losses to clients stemming from the collapse of Monaco-registered JP Construction are considerably higher than first feared. Although no total is known at present, one individual client lost a million euros. "I believe they were waiting to cash my cheque," he told Monaco Today

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 19:45 | Author: Ian Brodie

Building firm ceases to trade

MONACO BUSINESS, JP CONSTRUCTION: A building company registered in Monaco has ceased trading, leaving many clients out of pocket and very angry. JP Construction, registered at 20 blvd. Princesse Charlotte, as a Societe a Responsibilite Limitee, has laid off its workforce of about 100, many of them Polish, and no-one is working at the office it shares with another business after the company's secretary left after having to face several angry clients…

ANGLICAN CHURCH PICNIC: More than 50 church worshippers enjoyed a memorable day as Monaco’s St. Paul’s Church held its annual picnic on Sunday, on this occasion at the Sospel home of Brian Fenwick-Smith. PHOTO: Simon Wynne

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Incomparably curvaceous...

Sir John Gaul, a Monaco resident, made a gift of this unique Delahaye classic to Diana Dors when she was just 17. The car has since won several concours competitions in Europe and the US and was sold to a private collector for $3.3 million by RM Auctions in 2010. The young actress’s motoring career continued with a gift of a Rolls-Royce when she was 20, although she didn’t hold a driving licence.

PHOTO: The magnificent 1949 Delahaye Type 175 S Roadster   paulfrasercollectibles.com

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Seeking memories of Diana...

Dear Sir,
 
I am putting together a professional scrap-book of pictures and articles from all my many film mags and books about Diana Dors. Plus a Memories and Tributes section about her in the second half of my book.
 
I wondered if anybody has any memories of Diana Dors coming to Monaco during her life and career, which spanned the late 1940s right up to the early 1980s. She sadly died in 1984, after a brave fight with cancer. Did you meet or see her at a fete or shop opening, perhaps you saw her from a distance in the Principality, or at a show in the area or even met her backstage somewhere? If so, I wondered if anybody would like to share/add any of these memories/anecdotes into my non-commercial professional scrap-book? This book will be donated to various Library Archives around the country, where Diana lived and worked, her birthplace town of Swindon being one of a few.
 
I prefer Diana Dors serious roles in acting and in particular her role as the condemned woman in YIELD TO THE NIGHT [1956] and I have had a contribution from her co-star in that film, Michael Craig. It is true to say that YIELD TO THE NIGHT helped to abolish the death penalty in the UK during the 1960s.
 
There is no doubt in my mind she was one of the most loved and diverse entertainers Britain produced during the 20th century and she certainly earned that status all her life. She was the precursor of the modern day celebrity in every way. She could put her mind to serious and comedic studies on TV, in film and on stage. In 1960 Diana even started a singing career, which eventually produced her SWINGIN’ DORS album, still available on CD I’m told.
 
In essence I am hoping my project will be one of the most comprehensive collection of Memories relating to Diana Dors’ life and career to date. I look forward to any memories your readers may have
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Best wishes, Ian Payne


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(PHOTO: A very young Diana Dors)
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