The cladding on the blocks was installed in 1992 and 1993. The two 14-storey blocks were built in 1958 and contain 156 one- and two-bedroom flats. The removal of the cladding is so urgent that the council has waived tendering requirements and awarded a contract worth more than £500,000 to D&B Facades UK. … [Read more...] about Tower recladding work to leave London residents in the cold
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Share your experiences We’d like you to help us build a picture of how people and communities are being affected. We want to hear about the impact of localised flooding near you. What financial costs are you facing. Have you had any issues insuring your home? What are the hidden impacts? … [Read more...] about Tell us: is your home built in a high flood risk area?
He described the events of last autumn, which saw him spend a month out of the side, as “not about a player … more about a human” and suggested the distance between players and supporters in the Premier League does not help the relationship – contrasting it with the dialogue that can be opened in Germany, where he previously played with Borussia Mönchengladbach. … [Read more...] about ‘I am not a guy who runs away’: Xhaka proud of restoring Arsenal reputation
In January, the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, said the government would start naming and shaming those responsible for buildings where works to fix tower blocks wrapped ACM cladding have not yet begun. He said they would only be removed from public lists when works began, and more public funds could be released to help. … [Read more...] about Half a million people in UK live in flats with unsafe cladding – report
Three years ago, I felt stuck. Life was a monotonous routine dominated by work and fitting in the odd bit of fun around it – my job was no longer fun. I was in my 10th year at the same retail company, having switched from working in shops to a communications role at head office. It was my job to inform people about the business for the staff magazine, and although my title was reporter, I felt more like a PR person promoting the company to its own employees. It was good experience but work felt corporate and stuffy. I had been there too long and worried that I would never leave, although that I was dissatisfied. … [Read more...] about I quit my boring job for university at 30. The expense was daunting, but my self-worth soared