Sold! For £370,000 to the man in the trilby hat and sheepskin coat standing at the back. And may I say, sir, you've got a bargain. The deeds will be with you as soon as your brown envelope is deposited behind the the third cistern from the left at Ramsgate station.
Thanks to everyone who bid in my online auction of Albion House. We can all take comfort, I think, in the knowledge that the money will be going towards helping the isle's disabled lead more active and fulfilling lives, once a small, er, commission has been taken to carpet my office and double glaze the old cliff top mansion.
Thanks, too, for the hundreds of emails I've received following yesterday's item about the swinging member of Thanet Council. One particular name keeps cropping up, but as I've said before, unless they've hopped it to Panama or killed a kitten, what our elected officials get up to, perfectly legally, in their private lives really doesn't concern me.