In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress
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Sunday 13 February 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
The cramped crane cabin that Andy Bowden spends 12 hours working inside every day is much the same as any other. There is his leather swivel seat armed with two small levers to control the hoist, a heater to keep both him and his flasks of soup warm, and a roll of loo roll that he insists is purely for his runny nose.
Thursday 13 January 2011
The Shard skyscraper now being constructed looms over St Paul's Cathedral, seemingly dwarfing the traditional view of London's skyline that St Paul's has dominated since it was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1710.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Friday 26 November 2010
Unspeakable, more like. Tony Scott, having directed some of my least favourite movies of all time (Man on Fire, Domino), adds to his charge-sheet with another bumptious slam-bang thriller.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
Britain has a new tallest building after the Shard, currently under construction near London Bridge, yesterday outgrew the previous holder, Canary Wharf Tower in Docklands, which stands at 235m (771ft).
Tuesday 31 August 2010
A French daredevil climber who has scaled skyscrapers around the world was arrested in Sydney yesterday after climbing a 57-storey building and into the arms of waiting police.
Friday 13 August 2010
It was the cutting-edge, eco-friendly building that would soar above one of London's most maligned areas as a shining symbol of its long-awaited redevelopment.
Thursday 17 June 2010
A building in Leeds less than 70m tall and made of deliberately rusted steel has just been bracketed with three megastructures as one of the four best towers erected in 2010 in the world.
Thursday 17 June 2010
The British do love their skyscrapers. And to hate them. Give them a peculiar shape and allow them to dub it with a nickname, and the residents of this fair isle embrace them. Think the "Gherkin," and the "Cheese-grater" and the "Shard". If we can name them, we can tame them. Make them too high, and too pure, on the other hand, and we'll oppose them in every planning inquiry. Not for us clean lines and modernism. Twisted shapes and bulbous bits protruding is what we want.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
A TV daredevil who tried to parachute off New York's Empire State Building can not set foot in the landmark again, a court ruled.
Sunday 02 May 2010
British Land, the Ftse100 property group, and Blackstone, the private equity giant, are preparing a massive refurbishment of Broadgate, the 32-acre estate they co-own in the heart of the City.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more