Tunnel 29 by Helena Merriman review – escape to the west | History books

[ad_1] It was a plan that seemed to defy not just caution but geography: to build a tunnel to help East Germans escape to the west – in cold war Berlin, of all places. To this day the preponderance of Berlin street names ending in “damm” reminds locals that the German capital is mainly built … Read more

‘Fire weather’: dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds | Climate crisis in the American west

[ad_1] The hot, dry and windy weather conditions fueling the huge wildfires that have besieged the western US this summer have increased in frequency over the past 50 years, a new study has found. Since 1973, global heating has desiccated the west, driving increases in “fire weather” days from the Pacific coast to the Great … Read more

Kanye West formally applies to change name to Ye | Kanye West

[ad_1] Kanye West has filed court documents to formally change his name to Ye. In the filing with Los Angeles Superior Court, West aims to distil his full name – Kanye Omari West – to just Ye, with no other first name or surname, citing “personal reasons”. A judge will now need to approve the … Read more

Let’s move to East Grinstead and Forest Row, West Sussex: mystically fruity | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Do you believe in the genius loci, the spirit of the place? Well, there must be a fruity old spirit in East Grinstead and Forest Row. Is there something in the water, in the soil, in the wind? How else do you explain the congregation here of those who, shall … Read more

Let’s move to Linlithgow, West Lothian: Silicon Glen capital with a regal past | Property

[ad_1] What’s going for it? Linlithgow wears its 21st-century role as a commuter town in the sweet spot between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the way a megastar of stage or screen might – someone who, in later life, has had cause to stack shelves in Lidl. Nothing wrong with stacking shelves or, indeed, Lidl. But … Read more

‘He’s a star, Gap is benefiting from that’: will Kanye West save the clothing giant? | Fashion

[ad_1] The Gap has released the second item from its collaboration with Kanye West’s Yeezy label. A black puffer called a “go round” jacket, which the rapper wore at the Balenciaga couture show, follows the electric blue puffer jacket which went on sale in June. Insiders are hoping that the collaboration will reverse the fortunes … Read more

London’s West End is recovering from Covid crisis, says Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury

[ad_1] Shaftesbury, the central London landlord that owns parts of Chinatown, Soho and Covent Garden, has reported that Londoners and domestic tourists are returning in growing numbers, bringing footfall back to about half the level before the pandemic. The cafes, bars and restaurants in the capital’s West End are experiencing a strong recovery as visitors … Read more