Charity takes your unwanted hotel toiletries to give to the homeless

Charity takes your unwanted hotel toiletries to give to the homeless

Posted June 25, 2017 10:52:32 Photo: Homeless man Frank receives a personal hygiene kit put together by charity Every Little Bit Helps. (ABC News: Jackson Vernon) We’ve all been guilty of it: taking home the hotel toiletries or inflight sleep kits and putting them in the cupboard. But one Sydney woman has found good use for them at homeless shelters. Through the charity Every Little Bit Helps, items such as shampoos, toothbrushes and combs are donated by the public and companies and put together into kits in red bags. HR…

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Saving Australia's largest bird of prey from becoming a road kill victim

Saving Australia's largest bird of prey from becoming a road kill victim

Posted June 25, 2017 07:54:00 Photo: The eagle was bleeding from the mouth and suffered a concussion. (ABC News: Mitch Woolnough) Related Story: Wedge-tailed eagles shot dead in state forest Related Story: Wedge-tailed eagle takes down drone over WA wheat farm In a dusty car park in Darwin’s rural area, a handover is about to take place. “Got a wedge-tailed eagle come in last night from Corroborree,” wildlife carer Warren Taylor tells Nelson Tinoco, a young ranger from the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation. “Been hit by a vehicle. The car…

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Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK

Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK

Worst affected are those who lost loved ones, homes and possessions in the June 14 blaze. Traumatized survivors now wait in temporary housing to find out where they can rebuild their shattered lives. But thousands more are living with fear and uncertainty amid concern that other high-rise buildings may be at risk of a deadly fire. Haunted by the specter of the tower in flames, authorities and businesses up and down the country have been checking the cladding on their tall buildings amid speculation that the insulation and cladding fitted…

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Cladding on 27 UK apartment blocks fails fire safety tests

Cladding on 27 UK apartment blocks fails fire safety tests

Updated June 24, 2017 23:35:08 Photo: At least 79 people were killed in the blaze at London’s Grenfell Tower. (Reuters: Toby Melville) Twenty-seven high-rise apartment blocks have failed fire cladding safety tests carried out in the wake of a deadly inferno at a west London tower, the British Government says. Specifics on where the buildings were located were not given, but officials said they were in 15 council areas. Officials had said earlier that samples of cladding panels from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth had been found to…

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Canberra's Constitution Avenue wins top architecture prize

Canberra's Constitution Avenue wins top architecture prize

Posted June 24, 2017 22:00:28 Photo: The NCA’s upgraded Constitution Avenue has improved traffic access and opened up pedestrian paths. (Supplied: Martin Ollman) The ACT’s highest architecture honour, the Canberra Medallion, has been awarded to the capital’s upgraded Constitution Avenue. The completed reimagined boulevard links City Hill to Russell. More than a decade in the making, the project was a collaboration involving the National Capital Authority, JILA, Hills Thalis, SMEC and AECOM. Juror Philip Leeson said the refurbished road cleverly eased traffic congestion for buses, cars and cyclists and created…

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