9. LAKE DISTRICT EARL TO SELL MOUNTAIN
The Earl of Lonsdale, Hugh Lowther, is trying to sell a Lake District mountain, Blencathra, for £1.75m to cover a tax bill. The aristocrat says the only alternative to selling the 2,850ft hill, also known as Saddleback, would be breaking up the Lonsdale Estate. He faces a £9m tax bill from his father’s inheritance.