Voices

An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards

Two charged over housing estate murder

Two people will appear in court today charged over the murder of a teenager shot dead in the stairwell of a housing estate.

Great Works: The Crusader 2010 (5.4 x 3.8metres), Gerry Judah

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

High-rise fire victims mourned

Tens of thousands of people swarmed to the site of a Shanghai high-rise fire that killed 58 recently to mourn and quietly criticise a system that allowed illegal contracting and unsafe materials in the country's most modern city.

Dream Home (18)

Starring: Josie Ho, Eason Chan, Paw Hee-Ching

Album: Tinchy Stryder, Third Strike (Island)

The cover shot, of tiny Tinchy's image expanded to the size of a tower block, surely reflects the rapper's ambition, which is substantial: "Me, I'm having meetings with the President," he claims unfeasibly in "Gangsta".

Anti-fees violence blamed on protesters

The police response to violent protests during the anti-fees march "clearly did not go to plan" but the blame lies squarely with those who carried it out, Policing Minister Nick Herbert said today.

30 years on: Franco Rosso on why Babylon's burning

30 years ago this month the cult movie Babylon was released - giving a brutal insight into south London's West Indian community in the late 70s. Ahead of a planned sequel, <b>Miguel Cullen</b> speaks to director Franco Rosso to see how the city has changed in the subsequent years.

Selfridges unveils Christmas windows

Selfridges unveiled its Christmas windows today with a series of festive family settings ranging from a dolls' house to an urban tower block.

Circus Bulgaria, By Deyan Enev

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The Horde (18)

A group of vigilante cops raid a Parisian tower-block eyrie to avenge a colleague slain by a drugs gang.

For first time in decades, Chicago faces life without a Daley in charge

Richard Daley's decision to quit after 21 years as Mayor marks the end of an extraordinary political dynasty

Alice-Azania Jarvis: 'A taste for renovating is making me feel old'

All this wedding chat (for those who didn't read last week, a quick disclaimer: Not mine. I repeat, not mine) is having a strange effect on me. It's making me feel old. Well, older, by which I mean approaching adulthood. Adulthood, you see, has always appeared an abstract, almost futuristic concept. Something which had yet to seem relevant to my life. Well, until now.

The gangs of Peckham &ndash; as told by the girls who know them

A group of young, predominantly black young people are sitting in a semi-circle debating the strengths and weaknesses of a film script about a fictional girl gang, set amid the seedy tower blocks of East London's under-class.

Woman held over tower block blaze

A woman was being questioned by police today over a fire which devastated a 15-storey tower block.

Nothing Is Forever, South London Gallery, London

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