TheGlasgowStory: 1950s to The Present Day: Buildings and Cityscape: Tenement Life. My Glasgow in the 1950s was a warm bustling sort of "Dirty Old Town" where everybody, it seemed, stayed up a "close". Tenements still dominated the urban landscape, whether in the working-class districts of Anderston to the north of the River Clyde, or Gorbals to the south. West-end Hyndland and east-end Dennistoun were among the more douce residential areas where quality building prevailed. Whatever the community's profile, there were shared features of tenement life. From the tram stop at the closemouth the tram rattled all the way into town along streets lined with shops at pavement level and three or four storeys of houses above. There were usually pubs and dairies at the street corners, with libraries, churches, schools, picture houses - you name it - in between. Yet while the tightly packed population encouraged a vigorous sense of community, tenements were also synonymous with Glasgow's slums.
Why the battle for breakfast is hotting up. It's 8.20 on a Wednesday morning, and Chris is about to tuck into a chocolate twist pastry and an orange juice, with a coffee (Guatemalan beans) on its way. He doesn't have to be in the office until later but will use his time in this South London coffee shop to catch up on his emails in peace. He does this about once a week, he says. Shortly afterwards, Australian Briony pops in for her caffeine fix on her way to work.
In London she says she tends to eat breakfast out only at the weekends, but when she lived in Melbourne, it would be more like three or four times a week. She says there's more of a breakfast culture there, with places opening as early as 6am. Well Briony may not have noticed it, but the trend is coming to the UK. Research from the market information group NPD suggests Brits are increasingly grabbing their first meal of the day out of the house.
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The Brexit referendum was dominated by concerns over immigration, the rise of Donald Trump has brought back the rhetoric of protectionismin the US and there have been mass protests in Europe over prospective international trade deals. What is behind this backlash and what can be done to address this crisis of globalisation? 'Free trade is stupid trade' Getty Images. Is government spending on roads and railways a good idea? Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years. Image copyright Reuters The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260km/h (160mph), strong enough to wreck houses. Weather forecasters have upgraded Hurricane Matthew to category five, the highest on the scale of intensity. Jamaican PM Andrew Holness has called an urgent meeting of parliament to discuss hurricane preparedness. The storm is expected to make landfall by Monday. Jamaica's palm-lined southern coast is expected to be hit first.
Image copyright EPA Officials have warned the high winds could also batter the island's main tourist areas including Montego Bay in the north. "The government is on high alert," Mr Holness' director of communications, Robert Morgan, was quoted by Reuters as saying. "We hope that the hurricane does not hit us, but if it does hit us, we are trying our very best to ensure that we are in the best possible place.
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