THE boss of a housing firm which lost eight residents in the Grenfell Tower disaster has been slammed for holding a book launch for her new fashion book on the anniversary of the tragedy. Kate Davies, who earns £220,000-a-year in her job at Notting Hill Genesis housing group, invited friends to "celebrate" her new book with wine and music at its offices. MPs have blasted Ms Davies as "tasteless in the extreme" and told her to "show some respect" over the timing of the event at 6pm tonight. Just an hour later, thousands will join a memorial walk near the tower in tribute to the 72 people who died, less than five miles away. Ms Davies announced the launch for the £14.99 Making Life More Beautiful book on her fashion blog, which she runs in her spare time alongside her six-figure job. She wrote: "I know not everyone can come to the launch of my book. "It’s the first anniversary of Grenfell and a number of my friends will be involved in special events in our area." However, … [Read more...] about Grenfell housing boss turned fashion guru to hold book launch party TODAY – on anniversary of deadly disaster
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STORM Hector will bring severe windy weather to the north of the UK today with gusts of up to 70 mph expected to hit. The Met Office warns of cancellations to rail, air and ferry services and damage to property. Here's what we know... Which areas will be worst hit by Storm Hector? Gales and winds of up to 70mph are set to hit UK commuters until 3pm today as Storm Hector makes its way from the Atlantic. Much of Britain is covered by a yellow warning, but the north and west of Northern Ireland is under a more serious amber warning. The Met Office said injuries and a danger to life are now "likely" in coastal areas of many parts of Northern Ireland. They warn of a chance of large waves and potential for beach debris to end up on roads, sea fronts and properties. Those travelling at rush hour have been urged to take care as potential disruption caused by the wet and windy storm is predicted. Weather experts predict winds speed in Northern Ireland to reach 70 mph and in Western … [Read more...] about Wind speed today in the UK – where will the strongest gales strike as Storm Hector hits Britain?
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By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 9:14 am | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 9:25 am Elon Musk has one request about his Boring Company’s flamethrower: In fact, Musk says that because of certain circumstances, the flamethrower needs to be called by a different name altogether. Almost forgot! Due to recent regulatory/customs rules enacted to inhibit transport of anything called a Flamethrower, we have renamed our product: “Not a Flamethrower”. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2018 OK, so calling it a “Not a Flamethrower” may not be the most poetic way to refer to the $500 flame-throwing device — the Boring Co. took 20,000 pre-orders — but Musk isn’t the most conventional of chief executives. Musk handed out the Boring Company’s first Not a Flamethrowers at a company event over the weekend which, according to CNBC, included Not a Flamethrower owners using their Not a … [Read more...] about One hot party: First Boring Co. flamethrowers get picked up
TRAVELLERS wash their horses in a river as Europe’s biggest gypsy gathering gets underway - in a return of the tradition that was banned last year due to bad weather. Organisers of the Appleby Horse Fair put a stop to the practise in the River Eden over concerns for animal safety after heavy rains saw the area flooded. But there are no such worries this year - with clear blue skies allowing members of the travelling community to again take part in the ritual that dates back to the 17th century. It began as a way of washing the horses to make them more attractive to potential purchasers. An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to descend on the small Cumbrian town of over the coming days. They have been travelling from wide and far over recent days - many with traditional brightly-coloured gypsy caravans. The fair officially begins tomorrow before coming to a close on Friday. The annual event is where where members of the travelling community congregate to show off their … [Read more...] about Appleby Horse Fair 2018 starts today with travellers washing horses and preparing wares for largest gypsy gathering in Europe