On the basis of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ Sarao decided to do just that. In a letter to the court, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Britain’s leading authority on autism, says this was ‘wholly consistent with, and a consequence of, his autism’. … [Read more...] about Taming of the Hound of Hounslow: He’s the brilliant ‘savant’ who cheated Wall Street from a bedroom in his parents’ West London home… and made £45m. Now, on the day he’s sentenced, the gripping story of how he exposed rampant financial fraud
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AM Homes Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty: Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited by Phillip Buehler (Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc) is a hauntingly beautiful book about the five years the American folk legend, songwriter and activist spent as a patient at the Greystone Park State Hospital in New Jersey. Guthrie, who had Huntington's disease, lived among the mental patients on ward 40. It was here that he was introduced to the 19-year-old Bob Dylan. Photographer Phillip Buehler, who has made a career of exploring 20th-century ruins, first climbed into Greystone through a window. The beauty of the decaying building, thick curls of paint peeling off the walls, light seeping into long empty narrow patient rooms like cells, spurred his curiosity. He located Guthrie's files and, working with archivists and the Guthrie family, was able to put together a portrait of a man, a place and a point in American history when large state hospitals were all too often warehouses … [Read more...] about Writers and critics on the best books of 2013
How long does the build take? Take, for example, a typical two to four apartment built on a roofspace. The build schedule is relatively short - up to eight weeks for preparation and clearance of the roof and site, a lift period of a few days only (to minimise disruption to residents) and a tail of works of between two and three months leading to occupation. During this phase most works are interior fitting and finishing. Five months would be typical for the total on-site phase, but the planning and preparation will take much longer. Planning can take two years and the preparation phase after planning is around three months before works start on site. … [Read more...] about With space for 41,000 new homes on the ROOFS of existing properties in London alone – is building upwards the answer to Britain’s housing crisis?