LATEST: Hollywood couple Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes' plans to renovate their 18th English country home have been scuppered by planning officials.

The blonde TITANIC beauty and her American Beauty lover were keen to make extensive renovations to their $5.5 million (GBP3.3 million) mansion but have been let down by the planning permission department.

Officials say the renovations would spoil the ancient building in Church Westcote, Gloucestershire.

08/06/2003 10:40