In a statement on Saturday, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones said, 'We're proud to be working in collaboration with the city to meet the needs of our homeless population and appreciate the quick response of the participants in standing up the facility so soon' (pictured: homeless people settle in for the evening on Sunday) … [Read more...] about Gambling with their lives: Las Vegas homeless are corralled into an empty parking lot and made to sleep on the bare concrete in boxed-off areas less than six feet apart after shelters were shut down when a resident became infected
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What about accommodation I can’t get to? If you booked a holiday in the UK, and a cottage owner is refusing to give you a refund or move the booking, there is sadly not a great deal you can do. The fact that the cottage exists and is still being offered, means the owner does not have to refund you. Several Scottish firms are refusing to refund bookings, even though ferries are not open to non-residents. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus travel shutdown: what are your rights?
Certainly, the first online gathering of people mourning – and soon vowing to avenge – the death of Tottenham resident Mark Duggan took place on Facebook. Some of those behind the page, which now boasts more than 7,500 fans, launched into action shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday evening – more than five hours after the first public show of protest, outside the police station on Tottenham High Road. … [Read more...] about London riots: how BlackBerry Messenger played a key role
Great Wall of China/Hadrian's Wall SO it’s not quite as long as China’s 13,170 miles, but Hadrian’s Roman soldiers put in a very solid effort in 122 AD to keep the pesky Scots out of England. … [Read more...] about The lookalike UK landmarks that will transport you to another country
From the 1230s to 1666, the Great Conduit channelled free water from the River Tyburn to Cheapside in lead pipes via the Strand and Fleet Street. Illegal siphoning was rife, reducing the water pressure – in Henry VI Part II, Shakespeare describes it as a “pissing-conduit” – and on the occasion of military victories, royal births and coronations, it sometimes ran with wine. As the fire spread, people dug desperately into the earth to puncture the conduit’s water supply, hoping the water might quench the flames – in vain – and the Great Conduit itself was razed to the ground along with Cheapside on Tuesday 4 September. … [Read more...] about Lost in the Great Fire: which London buildings disappeared in the 1666 blaze?