Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 700 flats in tower blocks on an estate in the Swiss Cottage area of north-west London have been evacuated because of fire safety concerns. Camden Council said people in four towers on the Chalcots estate were moved for “urgent fire safety works”. The council added it was booking hotels but around 100 residents have spent the night on air beds in a leisure centre. The estate’s…

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London fire: Kensington council chief quits over Grenfell tragedy

London fire: Kensington council chief quits over Grenfell tragedy

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned amid criticism over the borough’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Nicholas Holgate said Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid asked for him to go – this is denied by the government. Mr Holgate said last week’s fire in North Kensington, in which at least 79 people died, was “heart-breaking” but his presence would be a “distraction”. Residents had condemned the initial relief effort as “absolute…

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Cuthbert try helps Wales to comfortable win over Tonga

Cuthbert try helps Wales to comfortable win over Tonga

Tonga v Wales Tonga (3) 6 Pens: Takulua 2 Wales (8) 24 Tries: Cuthbert, Penalty try Pens: S Davies 4 Wales won for the first time at Eden Park as they eased past Tonga in the first Test of their summer tour. Wing Alex Cuthbert went over early, gathering his own kick to score after Gareth Anscombe’s initial break, while the Wales pack earned a penalty try. Sam Davies added four penalties but the fly-half…

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Worries over care home fees and funding

Worries over care home fees and funding

Care homes may be charging families for extended periods after a resident has died as well as large upfront fees, a competition inquiry has revealed. The concerns emerged from the initial findings of a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which began in December. The CMA has now opened owing to fears that there could be breaches in consumer law. There are more than 400,000 people in care and nursing homes in the…

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Which celebrities earned the most over the past year?

Which celebrities earned the most over the past year?

It’s that time of year again – Forbes has released its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers and Sean “Diddy” Combs is top of the tree. His earnings of $ 130m (£102m) pushed him up from last year’s 22nd spot. His success is down to his recent US tour, a marketing deal with a vodka company and selling one third of his Sean John clothing line. Beyonce and JK Rowling took second and third…

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Mars recalls chocolates over salmonella fear

Mars recalls chocolates over salmonella fear

Chocolate maker Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the “potential presence of salmonella”. Mars said the products, for sale in the UK and Ireland, should not be eaten. The recall began after tests showed salmonella may be in ingredients. “We are working closely with the relevant food safety authorities and our customers to ensure that the affected products are no longer available for purchase,” Mars said….

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Southampton to report Liverpool over alleged illegal Van Dijk approach

Southampton to report Liverpool over alleged illegal Van Dijk approach

Southampton will report Liverpool to the Premier League over an alleged illegal approach for centre-back Virgil van Dijk, reports BBC Radio Solent. The 25-year-old wants to move to Anfield if he leaves St Mary’s. The £50m-rated Netherlands defender signed a new six-year contract last year, having joined Southampton from Celtic for £13m in September 2015. Liverpool are yet to formally approach Saints to ask for permission to speak to Van Dijk. The Reds refused to…

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Rime Devs, Pirates Spar Over Whether Denuvo DRM Slows Down the Game

Rime Devs, Pirates Spar Over Whether Denuvo DRM Slows Down the Game

There’s always been a tug-of-war between pirates, developers, and the purveyors of various DRM solutions. Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of DRM schemes come and go, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Over the last few years, one system, Denuvo, has developed a reputation for being difficult to crack. At one point pirates thought the system might be uncrackable, and while that’s since proven untrue, Denuvo is still used by some games for at…

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