Patarei Prison on the outskirts of Tallinn's Old Tow in Estonia was turned into one of the most dangerous and brutal institutions in the Communist world after Soviets took over the country in 1940 - a torture device is seen … [Read more...] about Faded glory: Haunting images of abandoned buildings go on display in a new exhibition – including an eerie Chernobyl ghost town and ruins of the former Soviet Empire
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Coventry has done things the right way around. It saw that its newly thriving university presented the city with an opportunity. Rather than have students based on a campus near the outskirts, it invited expansion on the city’s central square, knocking down its own worn-out buildings to make way for new university towers. Students are a shock to any town not used to them, but they bring employment and spending that generates private-sector investment, including revamped shops – saving council cash. … [Read more...] about A new high street can’t save a town – but jobs and trains will
She had harboured ambitions of becoming an actress but was forced to give up her place at Rada following her father's death. She switched to a graphics and visual display course at Watford School of Art. She didn't like it, but it paid off in terms of a career. Her first job was as a Saturday girl in John Lewis, but by the early 80s she was working as a window dresser at Harrods. Her next berth was at Topshop in Oxford Circus. Her big break would be at Harvey Nichols in the 90s where she is credited with transforming a dowager department store into a fashion destination. … [Read more...] about Mary Portas: can her majesty save the high street?
“We’ve been mining around here for 200 years, we still have quarries. This isn’t going to make a jot of difference. The protesters are behind the times. I like going into the local pub and driving them all nuts by telling them they should be drinking in the dark,” he said, surrounded by thousands of empty champagne bottles in the polo clubhouse. “They say they’ll be disturbed by the noise, but it’s going to be nothing compared to the volume of planes landing and taking off at Robin Hood airport.” … [Read more...] about How a Nottinghamshire hamlet wages quiet battle against fracking
In a separate incident, a homeless man was left with a nasty head injury after he was targeted by a group of thugs in Blackpool town centre in September. … [Read more...] about Homeless man doused in milk and shoes stolen by thugs in cruel Clockwork Orange attack