Southampton woman died after she inhaled too much laughing gas which she used to manage chronic pain
‘Guest houses’ provided by Home Office contractor unfit for habitation, say lawyers
Hundreds of asylum seekers have been crammed into a network of “guest houses” provided by a Home Office contractor overrun by cockroaches, rats and mice, the Guardian has learned.
Lawyers shown footage recorded by the Guardian – which reveals that families of four are sharing small double beds and are being crammed into spaces so small that they are barely able to walk around their rooms – said that the conditions could constitute statutory overcrowding and an environment unfit for human habitation.Continue reading...
With exhibition space squeezed, artists are turning to their own domestic spaces to put on shows between the pots and pans in the kitchen, their bedrooms – and even the smallest room
Two months after Isobel Atacus moved into her new home in Walthamstow, London, she made an unusual decision: she would turn her living space into an art gallery. Since then, exhibitions have happened in every room, even the loo.
“Last year we exhibited a work that was a kind of ecosystem, stretched out over the floor of our living room,” she says. “There was was a block of ice melting through an unfired clay disc into a bowl below and the sediment water was pumped into a tank. It was a beautiful piece to live with for a few days.”Continue reading...
Two-year-old girl in serious condition at Alder Hey children’s hospital
A toddler has sustained multiple fractures after falling from the second floor of a hotel in Blackpool.
Emergency services were called to the Rooms Inn hotel, in the town centre, shortly before 9am on Tuesday to reports of a baby having fallen from a window.Continue reading...