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New French film paints Eiffel Tower engineer as hopeless romantic

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Gustave Eiffel, who gave France its famous tower, has long been portrayed as a man of nuts and bolts, a brilliant structural engineer and the architect of iron. A new film that opened in France on Wednesday paints a r...

Fire breaks out at tower block in south-west London

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A fire has broken out at a tower block in south-west London. The London fire brigade said it had sent 70 firefighters to Westbridge Road in Battersea as images online showed flames peeling from the top of the block an...

French highline walker makes 600-metre Seine crossing from Eiffel Tower

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A French highline walker has crossed the River Seine in Paris at a height of 70 metres, in a breathtaking feat watched by cheering crowds on the Eiffel Tower and along the banks. Attached by a strap to a safety lanyar...

Tower Bridge in London flooded after torrential rain – video

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Footage filmed from a car window shows flooding on Tower Bridge in London after torrential flooding in the capital on Tuesday.The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain, warning of travel disruption and p...

One hour to escape: the race to get out of a Gaza tower before an Israeli airstrike

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A warning call told residents of al-Jalaa apartment block that their homes were about to be destroyed. This is the story of the frantic evacuation that followed – told through recordings made by the people who lived t...

TV tonight: the untold story of Grenfell Tower laid bare in a remarkable documentary

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This remarkable documentary tells the story of the Grenfell Tower residents’ battle with their local council and landlord as they scrutinise the consequences of a £10m refurbishment to their block of flats – one that...

Footage of Grenfell Tower meetings before fire to be shown for first time

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Previously unseen footage of Grenfell Tower residents pleading with their MP and landlord to end their mistreatment in the months before the 2017 disaster is to be broadcast for the first time. Recordings of acrimonio...

One hour to escape: the race to get out of a Gaza tower before an Israeli airstrike –podcast

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A warning call told residents of al-Jalaa apartment block that their homes were about to be destroyed. This is the story of the frantic evacuation that followed – told through recordings made by the people who lived t...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block Tower Bridge in London

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Tower Bridge in London with a van and caravan, the Metropolitan police said. The force said on Twitter: “Officers were on scene almost immediately. We are working with City...

Milan mayor likens tower block fire to Grenfell disaster

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The mayor of Milan has compared a fire that ripped through a 20-storey residential building on Sunday to the Grenfell Tower blaze in London that killed 72 people four years ago. The fire, which started on the upper fl...

Flames engulf residential tower block in Milan – video

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Firefighters have battled a high-rise blaze in Milan that spread rapidly through a 20-storey residential building and poured black smoke into the air. Residents were evacuated and the city's mayor, Giuseppe Sala, said...

Fire rips through 20-storey residential tower block in Milan

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Fire has ripped through a 20-storey residential building in Milan, leaving rescue workers scrambling to make sure no one had been caught in the flames and thick smoke. The blaze on Sunday started on the upper floors o...

San Francisco luxury tower still sinking even as engineers work on $100m fix

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San Francisco’s notorious sinking luxury high-rise is still sinking, even amid a $100m project designed to fix the issue. Work to reinforce the foundation of Millennium tower in the city’s downtown came to a halt this...

How to make London greener: stick up a tower block with a roof garden

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The Garden Museum in London is running an architectural competition for the design of a pavilion for St Mary’s Gardens, a leafy enclave next to its premises in a converted church in Lambeth, south London. I am a membe...

Man who filmed Grenfell Tower model on bonfire faces retrial

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A man who filmed a video of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire will face a second trial, the high court has ruled. Paul Bussetti was accused of sending a “grossly offensive” video on WhatsAp...

Countdown to the airstrike: the moment Israeli forces hit al-Jalaa tower, Gaza

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First comes the warning call – then the race to evacuate. Residents of a Gaza apartment block recall the frantic minutes before their homes to were turned to rubbleWarning: this interactive contains audio, photos and ...

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