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Huge star atop Sagrada Família rekindles residents’ complaints

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A gigantic 12-pointed star was installed on Monday on one of the main towers of the basilica of the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece that has been a work in progress since 1882. But the star is unlikely to ...

Residents brace for torrential rains in already flooded western Canada

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Communities in western Canada are bracing for more damage as torrential rain is forecasted next week in areas already devastated by heavy flooding. Hundreds of troops have been deployed to Canada’s westernmost provinc...

Pacific north-west floods latest: one dead amid warnings of catastrophic flooding; Abbotsford residents told to evacuate

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At least one dead as heavy rainfall hits western seaboard of Canada and US

NSW floods: Forbes residents ordered to evacuate before water closes roads

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People in low-lying parts of the New South Wales central western town of Forbes have been ordered to evacuate ahead of major flooding that was predicted to inundate the district within hours. The evacuation order was ...

Madrid residents hopping mad over rabbit plague

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The people of Carabanchel Alto haven’t always hated the interlopers. Once upon a time, they welcomed them, thrilling to their wildness and exoticism. Five years on, however, curiosity has given way to exasperation and...

‘Nervous giddy excitement’: relieved Melbourne residents enjoy weekend out of lockdown

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From St Kilda to Coburg the traffic is heavy in Melbourne for the first time in months. The bars are filling up and friends are having long hugs as the world’s lockdown capital sheds its Covid restrictions and opens u...

David Amess killing shocks and upsets Leigh-on-Sea residents

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Children were among those laying flowers on Friday night at the church where David Amess had been holding a constituency surgery, as residents and colleagues in Leigh-on-Sea struggled to come to terms with the killing...

Worst care homes more likely to have poorest residents, official data shows

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The worst care homes are more likely to house the poorest residents, according to official data released for the first time revealing the impact of England’s two-tier social care system. Sixty-nine per cent of people ...

How UK housing segregates residents

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New residential developments in the UK are often segregating people based on those who own their homes and those that live in social housing. Inequality is designed into the buildings themselves with poorer people hav...

La Palma residents warned of ‘evolution of volcanic emergency’

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People evacuated from three more towns on the Spanish island of La Palma have been told they will not be able to return to their homes to retrieve their belongings because of the “evolution of the volcanic emergency”....

Taste of freedom: Auckland residents rush to fast-food joints as Covid restrictions ease

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Thousands of Aucklanders who had been deprived of greasy fries, burgers and spicy chicken for more than a month have flocked to their local fast-food joints to celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions. Queues beg...

‘Ida is not the end’: Indigenous residents face the future on Louisiana’s coast – photo essay

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Out on the frontiers of the Louisiana coastline, amid winding bayous, battered island roads and sinking land, a swath of fresh devastation for this region’s overlooked Indigenous tribal communities. Amid the rapid dep...

Housing association L&Q is still failing residents years after exposé

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Social housing tenants claim their health is being affected by damp, mould and vermin because their complaints have been ignored by one of Britain’s largest housing associations. Two years after an independent review,...

London’s cafe culture has left a sour taste for stressed residents

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Continental Europe has come to the UK – at least when the sun shines. In towns and cities all over the country, alfresco dining has exploded, with thousands of extra outdoor seats being licensed. Many in the hospitali...

‘I can’t do it’: Portland residents battle grueling heat in unprecedented summer

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“No, no, no,” Linda Longoria cried as she heard the weather forecast for Portland, Oregon on Friday: 100F (38C). “I can’t do it. Even in the shade it’s so humid.” Longoria, 65, and her son are homeless and stay in hot...

Bat on a non-slip roof: National Trust adapts manor for nocturnal residents

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Bats have probably been in the attics of Oxburgh Hall for centuries. But how can they return for a good day’s sleep when the National Trust puts new and unfamiliar tiles on the roof? The trust on Thursday revealed th...

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