An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards
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Tuesday 03 July 2012
Surface-to-air defence systems will be deployed at six sites in and around London during the 2012 Olympic Games, the Government confirmed today.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
For many watching – or at least those on Twitter whinging – the highlight of Sunday's Jubilee gig was the visuals projected onto the Palace as Madness played "Our House".
Tuesday 01 May 2012
A woman has been convicted of two counts of manslaughter after she started a fire at a block of flats which killed two women, police said today.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
A string of bomb blasts ripped through Syria yesterday, including three powerful explosions in the north-western city of Idlib – killing nine people – highlighting the momentous challenge facing the UN monitoring mission as it attempts to shore up a threadbare ceasefire.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
An 18-year-old woman plunged 18 floors to her death today in an apparent bid to escape police.
Friday 23 March 2012
You probably know the place, at least on screen. If you have seen either Chariots of Fire or Escape to Victory, you will have seen the centrepiece of those sporting thrillers: a stadium in the north-western reaches of Paris. Or, rather, you will not have seen it. Because the Stade du Matin is represented in the former feature by Bebington Oval in the Wirral, and in the latter by a stadium in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. Yet by some miracle of neglect, the venue for the most celebrated 400m race in Olympic history – not to mention the 1938 World Cup Final – is still there, buried in the banlieue, and all yours to race around.
Monday 12 March 2012
Les Bleus were caught short by an impressive England and paid the price for some conservative tactics, writes Hugh Godwin
Friday 09 March 2012
Those of us who imagined that the perfect lives in The Truman Show constituted a glimpse of the future could have no better reality check than The Near and the Elsewhere, a potent exhibition of visual artworks at the PM Gallery at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, London. These unsettling freeze-frames – by turns surreal, mysterious, or coruscatingly depressing – are like slides from some urban-cum-architectural pathology lab.
Saturday 18 February 2012
If you have visited the cinema recently, you will be familiar with the scenario of Carnage, even if you have not actually seen the film; the promotional clips have been aired endlessly.
Monday 06 February 2012
Residents of an infamous council estate that became a favourite location for film and television directors portraying urban decay have banned it from appearing on screen again unless it is depicted in a positive light.
Sunday 05 February 2012
On the way to a meeting in South Kensington recently, I passed a basement flat, and my heart sank. The huge, two-bedroom flat with a fabulous skylight and courtyard was mine about 25 years ago. I sold it for under £50,000 – it must now be worth £2m.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
A fire at a 16-storey tower block has been brought under control, the fire brigade said tonight.
Sunday 11 December 2011
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's western Guerrero state today, shaking buildings and causing panic just over 100 miles away in the nation's capital.
Tuesday 01 November 2011
When I say that Ronan Bennett's Top Boy is half the drama The Wire was, it's meant as a descriptive remark not a critical one. On the evidence of its excellent first episode, Top Boy more than justifies Channel 4's decision to rearrange its schedules and run it through the week.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Two people have died after falling from a tower block.
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