A fire in a first-floor apartment of a prestigious canal-side development in London’s Islington was discovered one lunchtime by residents.The fire itself was contained by the closed kitchen door, but a thick blanket of smoke spread through the apartment and into communal areas and a number of the apartments above.
Hanging in the ballroom at Margam Castle is a large oil painting, ‘Abraham & Isaac’, painted by the American-Born artist Benjamin West. Following a spate of vandalism in the park grounds, it was brought to the estate administration’s notice that some damage had occurred to the painting.
Support worker slips in woodland whilst assisting resident
A support worker employed by a registered charity providing residential care, claimed her foot went down a rabbit hole whilst assisting a resident through an area of woodland. This resulted in a fall that caused injuries to her back and ankle and a claim was initially submitted for damages and various other costs totalling £34,000.
Brooklands, based in Weybridge is the birthplace of British sport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements. As a result of unprecedented rainfall on Christmas Day 2013 the River Wey burst its banks on Boxing Day and flooded a number of museum buildings, including some crucial to its central operation.