The British Airways i360: World’s Thinnest Tall Tower Opens

Panoramic views: The i360 is the thinnest ‘tall tower’ in the world.
Panoramic views: The i360 is the thinnest ‘tall tower’ in the world.

‘London Eye on Sea’, the 138m “vertical pier” on Brighton’s seafront opens to the public on Thursday, August 4, 2016, after 12 years after in development.

Officially called ‘The British Airways i360′, the tower cost £46m to build and will be the highest viewing platform in Britain outside of London.

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Photos Of Glorious Spring In England

People enoy the sunny weather in the gardens at Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire (Rex Features)
People enjoy the sunny weather in the gardens at Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire (Rex Features)

Please enjoy these beautiful photos of a glorious spring in England.

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Tate Collectives: A Modern Twist To 19th Century Paintings

Blink and you'll miss it: Mattias Brown has brought the "Portrait of Sidney Wells' into the 21st century.(Mattias Brown/ Tate Collective)
Blink and you’ll miss it: Mattias Brown has brought the “Portrait of Sidney Wells’ into the 21st century.(Mattias Brown/ Tate Collective)

A group of talented film makers and artists from Tate Collective used GIFS to give a modern twist to paintings dated from the 1840s to the 1890s which were housed in Tate Britain.

Tate Collective artists organise events and create their own work for the events at the world-famous gallery.

Italian experimental artist and animator Rino Stefano Tagliafierro also use GIFS to bring paintings to life.

What's that on your nose? 'Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander', painted in 1872-4 by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, is transformed with a swarm of butterflies - although Miss Cicely herself does not look too happy about how things have turned out. (Nicolas Monterrat/ Tate Collectives)
What’s that on your nose? ‘Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander’, painted in 1872-4 by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, is transformed with a swarm of butterflies – although Miss Cicely herself does not look too happy about how things have turned out. (Nicolas Monterrat/ Tate Collectives)
It's party time! Film makers and artists have been inspired to find fresh ways of reinventing works from the 19th century. (Tate Collective)
It’s party time! Film makers and artists have been inspired to find fresh ways of reinventing works from the 19th century. (Tate Collective)

Major Atlantic Storm Killed 11 In Northern Europe

Large waves break against the dyke Monday at the port of Boulogne, France.
Large waves break against the dyke Monday at the port of Boulogne, France.

The death toll from the major Atlantic storm rises to at least eleven across northern Europe on Monday.

Four people were killed in Britain, three in Germany, two in Netherlands, one in France and one in Denmark.

According to Britain’s Met Office national weather centre, winds reached 99 miles (159 kilometres) per hour on the Isle of Wight off the southern English coast.

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Freezing Europe – In Photos

Heavy snow in spring?

Many Europeans are facing winter’s icy grip on lands that should be thawing in springtime temperatures by now, with Britain on track for the coldest March since 1962.

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Big Freeze, Britain’s Coldest Winter For The Century

Thousands who are affected by the flood are still sweeping the water out of their homes in Britain.

But now, Britain is facing another disaster, great blizzards and super cold winter.

Forecasters warn temperatures are about to plunge to the lowest in 100 years, with snow storms or blizzards and ice expected to cause travel chaos and deadly road conditions when temperatures in some areas could fall to minus 6°c and as low as minus 20°c (4°f) through December and January due to clear sky and strong northerly winds.

Tonight’s cold snap is expected to last until the end of the week and temperatures could fall to as low as minus 3°c (27°f) in some places, with snow already falling in the Pennines.

In Saltburn, North Yorkshire, northerly winds have become so strong that they are pushing water back up a cliff.

A.dramatic scenes of the water falling over the cliffs. Water pouring over the edge of Huntcliff in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, was pushed back over the edge by strong northerly winds. (MailOnline/DailyMail)

Mirror News reported that Weather Channel meteorologist Leon Brown said bitter northerly winds would move south today leading to a widespread frost across much of the country.

He said that, “The east will be seeing some of the lowest temperatures of minus 4°c to minus 6°c. During Friday, showers over the north will move south across Scotland with sleet and snow. These showers will continue south on Friday evening giving a covering of snow to the Pennines and possibly the north Midlands and even East Anglia. It will be very icy by Saturday morning.”

MailOnline reported that the cold, drier spell that starts tonight could be only a brief respite from the rain and more heavy showers are expected to return early next week, causing more misery to those trying to combat flood damage.

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  1. Photos: Bad Floods In Britain

Photos: Bad Floods In Britain

Reuters/Reuters – Holiday caravans lie in floodwater in St Asaph, north Wales, November 28, 2012. Dozens of properties were flooded in St Asaph after the River Elwy burst its banks yesterday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Britain starts to clean-up after heavy rains and high winds caused bad flooding in the midlands, west and north of Britain.

At least 3 people were killed in the flood.

The flood is disrupting parts of the road and rail network, and damaging buildings as heavy rain falls on north-east England and north Wales.

Heavy rain caused a landslide in Whitby, North Yorks that damaged some houses and five houses will be demolished within two days.

Five of the houses of the 150-year-old row of terraced houses in Whitby, North Yorkshire, will have to be torn down after their gardens became saturated by rainfall and slipped away last night. Another two at the end of the property also faced demolition but it is thought they will now be allowed to stay. (MailOnline/DailyMail)

One places that was worst-hit by the flood is the small city of St Asaph, North Wales.

Experts warned there could be more downpours in certain areas early next week and 140 flood warnings are still in place across England and Wales.

The South East may be facing further flooding as river levels continued to rise.

The River Thames at Oxford had reached its maximum and downstream towns such as Reading, Berks, and Sunbury in Surrey were on flood alert.

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Before And After Photos: London Riots-BBC News

On Saturday, 6th August, 2011, there was a riot in Tottenham, London.

The riot then spread to other parts of Britain.

The riots are bad because people use violence, they steal other people’s things, they burn and damage buildings and cars.

Rioters should stop rioting and using violence to get what they want, damaging buildings, stealing and hurting other people.

This disaster has to be stopped.

We should all work hard to heal the world and stop destroying our planet.

 

 

Carpetright building, High Road, Tottenham:

The Google Streetview shows how the building looked before the riots, (GOOGLE).
The landmark Carpetright building in Tottenham High Road was set ablaze on Saturday night, (PA).
Fire crews were still working at the scene on Sunday morning morning, when all that remained was a shell,(REUTERS).

Jewellery store, High Road, Tottenham:

The High Road shop was on the corner with Dowsett Road, (GOOGLE).
A jewellery shop and the flats behind it were gutted after being set alight, (PA).

Solicitors’ offices, High Road, Tottenham:

A beautiful row of building before the riot, (GOOGLE).
A solicitor's office further along the High Road was also targeted and set ablaze, (PA).

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