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Final death toll from London's Grenfell Tower fire is 71: police

LONDON (Reuters) - The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations.

Paris battles to cash in from Brexit: 'I think we can gain 10,000 jobs'

In the first in a series on European cities seeking to profit from the UK’s exit from the EU, we hear how the French capital is tempting firms from London Amid the gleaming glass towers of Paris’s La Défense business district, cranes dot the skyline as drills clatter away on the building sites of future skyscrapers and acres of new office space. Show More Summary

UNStudios sculptural Canaletto Tower is a neighborhood in the sky

UNStudio just completed construction on London's Canaletto Tower, which functions as a cluster of vertical communities. In designing the structure, the architects applied an approach typically used for smaller private houses - and they incorporated materials that distinguish the tower from buildings in the nearby financial district.[...]

Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green & Shazad Latif Attend 'Star Trek: Discovery' Fan Screening!

The cast of Star Trek: Discovery is beaming down to Earth to watch the show alongside fans! Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green and Shazad Latif hit the red carpet at a fan screening in London at the Millibank Tower London on Sunday (November 5) in London, England. The co-stars were also joined by showrunner Aaron Harberts [...]

Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just $5 million: Reuters analysis

LONDON (Reuters) - The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in England.

Could you die in a Grenfell-esque inferno in Toronto?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto Fire Services promises to tell you—soon As an inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 80 people gets underway, the long-standing concerns of its residents are now coming to light. Residents of the London apartment had noticed the building was missing fire alarms, sprinklers, and a fire escape. Show More Summary

London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON (Reuters) - An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in June.

Traitors' Gate in London, England

For centuries, British prisoners accused of treason had a special, particularly horrifying route by which they were taken into the Tower of London. Traitors’ Gate was originally called Water Gate, because that is what it was, a means for King Edward I and other royals to get into St. Show More Summary

New Sights to Delight Your Eyes - 1st October 2017

This week's selection of the best videos to make their way to Devil towers, including one from a London duo who could spearhead the renaissance of rock, is so good your eyes will go awol to spend more time with them...Sons of Raphael - Eating PeopleBe patient the first minute and a half is not representative of the rest of the video. Show More Summary

Costs soar for renovating London's Big Ben

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The cost of renovating the British parliament's clock tower, which houses Big Ben, has more than doubled to £61 million (69 million euros, $82 million), authorities said Friday. Works on the Elizabeth Tower, one of the world's most famous...Show More Summary

Old Flo has left Yorkshire and is on her way back to East End

Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture Draped Seated Woman - known in the East End as "Old Flo" - has been lifted from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is on her way back to the London Borough of Tower... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Theft at burned London tower adds to police's grueling work

LONDON (Reuters) - Already facing the grim task of sifting through debris to find human remains at Grenfell Tower, the London social housing block where a fire killed about 80 people, police are now also having to investigate suspected thefts from survivors' apartments.

Manslaughter charges possible in London tower block fire disaster: police

LONDON (Reuters) - The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in London in June could result in manslaughter charges, but any prosecutions could be months away due to the complexity of the forensic work, police said.

London fire probe chief: Survivors feel 'anger and betrayal'

A government-ordered inquiry into the London tower fire that killed at least 80 people opened Thursday with a minute of silence for the victims — and with its leader acknowledging … Click to Continue »

London fire inquiry starts amid anger, despair of survivors

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 80 people at London's Grenfell Tower will get to the truth about the tragedy, its chairman pledged on Thursday, but critics said survivors of the blaze were still being failed.

Inquiry promises to uncover truth about London fire that killed 80

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 80 people in June held its first session on Thursday with its chairman promising to explain the causes of what he called "a tragedy unprecedented in modern times".

Antennas Made 100 Times Smaller to Hook Up Tiny Wearables and Implants

On a gray, drizzling winter day in 1896, within the vine-carpeted walls of Toynbee Hall, the London press witnessed what seemed like an acoustic miracle. Spread out on a table was a curious modular device. It had a towering antenna powered by an induction coil and a telegraph key to switch it on and off. […]

Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Marcus Mumford, & More Play Charity Soccer To Benefit Grenfell Tower Fire Survivors

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Musicians including Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, and Marcus Mumford joined athletes and firefighters at London's Loftus Road Stadium yesterday to play a game of soccer for charity. Around 200 free tickets for Game4Grenfell, organized in part by former Premier League player Les Ferdinand to raise money for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that claimed…

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