PUBLISHED: 06:28 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 06:47 09 October 2018 Mould in the corridor by the front door of Abigail Nicholson and Daniel Moxon's flat in St Faith's Lane where water has been pouring down the walls. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Dozens of tenants will have to move out of a scandal-hit city apartment block for their own safety in an unprecedented move by the council. Wales Square flats. Photo: Densie BradleyThe flats at 60 St Faith’s Lane, off Prince of Wales Road, have fallen into such disrepair that Norwich City Council said it had no option but to get the tenants out so renovation could take place.The council put a prohibition order on the building yesterday meaning tenants, including young families, in the 25 flats have 28 days to leave.It has never used the order on such a large block of flats before.Council staff will help the tenants find new homes and they will also be paid around £50,000 in total compensation by the council.The council has … [Read more...] about Tenants ordered to leave city horror flats
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opinion Kate Abbey-Lambertz Published 10:46 p.m. UTC Jul 12, 2018 Dear Mr. Elon Musk: We get it — if you’re attempting to send mini-submarines into underwater caves and launch yourself into space, fixing America’s crumbling urban infrastructure probably sounds like the kind of project you could tackle on a lazy Sunday afternoon. With your full portfolio of projects and ... prolific Twitter use, it might be entirely normal for you to start a project as complex as restoring clean water to Flint, seemingly just at the request of a few followers. Well, not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but we’ve got a friendly suggestion! Instead of personally solving Flint’s water crisis — by telling people that the water is fine now (not quite), asking residents to tweet or email their tap water test results (probably not the most effective system) and planning one weekend to install filters and fully eradicate resident worries (free filters have … [Read more...] about Opinion: Elon Musk says he can fix Flint’s water. Here’s what he should do instead.
By Melissa Preddy Special to The Detroit News Published 4:32 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 The 6 a.m. cannon fire, quickly followed by Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" blasting at about a zillion decibels, shattered the early dawn peace on a late May morning. But no one minded. Many were already out and dressed, tending to the first tasks of what promised to be a long, hot and arduous day. Others, like me, welcomed the wake-up boom and propped up on an elbow, gazing across asphalt and gravel expanses to the still-spotlit control tower. It was a surreal sight, and hard to believe that I was simultaneously lying in bed and looking at one of motorsports’ most hallowed and imposing landmarks. Welcome to "Glamptown" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, about six hours before the start of the 500. The speedway has rented out tents in the pastoral area of the infield for a few years now, near a pond and stately trees. This year, track officials upped the game with a "tiny house … [Read more...] about Roughing it in little house on the Speedway
The Future In Front of Me, The Past Behind Me is a gasoline-fueled narrative by automotive journalist Tony Borroz. It details the joys, thrills, and even the uncertainties of the car-obsessed lifestyle. In advance of the book’s release, we are previewing the first few chapters. Below is the first half of chapter 4, Leaving Palm Springs. We will announce the book’s release later this year on our Twitter page. I fill my tank with gas at the unattended station. The cool morning desert air is still and the sun is somewhere over there, on the other side of a ridge of rocks that could be from a movie set. Late January in the desert southwest is pleasant in the extreme. It’s cold now, of course. Sand and dirt and what passes for plants out here hold as much heat as a sieve, but by midday, it’ll be warmer than 90 percent of the country. Driving here, now, at this time of day gives the whole place an odd ghost town feeling. By the time I am out of Palm Springs, … [Read more...] about Chapter 4: Leaving Palm Springs
Hispanic business owners in Fells Point are accusing city officials and police of a pattern of discrimination, saying their establishments are being targeted unfairly and often shut down over what they believe are minor code violations.The owner of La Rumba, a bar and restaurant at East Pratt Street and South Broadway, said more than a dozen police officers appeared on each of three nights last month at the peak of business with no warning, shutting the bar down each time and ordering patrons to leave, for infractions such as failing to pay a "minor fine," a broken hot water heater and lack of toilet paper."We are concerned about raids by police," said Gilberto de Jesus, an attorney representing the Hispanic Business Association of Maryland. "We're not criminals. We have established businesses."During a news conference Monday at the now-closed La Rumba, de Jesus was joined by owner Nicolas Ramos and other business owners who called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to stop what they … [Read more...] about Hispanic business owners complain of unfair treatment