Latest Urban decay Stories

2009-01-22 17:55:34

A pair of seven-story mansions on London's posh Park Lane have been taken over by a group of about 20 squatters and their three large dogs. The squatters, ranging in age from 21 to 45, said they moved into the mansions, which together are worth about $41.6 million, about two months ago, The Sun reported Thursday. There's quite a large squatters community in London and we always pass on information, said one squatter, 27-year-old Martin of Cape Town, South Africa.

2008-12-22 12:48:00

Defines Proper Conduct for Mortgage Lenders, Brokers HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Banking Steve Kaplan today announced that new rules for the mortgage industry will help to ensure that Pennsylvania borrowers receive affordable loans with clear, up-front terms.

2008-11-20 15:35:00

Dutch researchers said that visuals such as graffiti, trash in the street, and bicycles chained to a fence all resulted in a decline in how people behaved during a series of experiments.

2008-11-03 12:00:26

Egyptian health officials say a rock slide in early September that killed more than 100 residents of a Cairo slum is now threatening the lives of the survivors.

2008-11-03 12:00:12


2008-09-28 00:00:17

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents of an East Hills housing project who have been fighting for two years to keep the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from holding a foreclosure sale.

2008-08-11 06:00:25

Text of report by Ben Agina and Isaac Ongiri entitled: "Squatters invade airport land, endanger flights" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 11 August Squatters have invaded corridors that aircraft use to approach the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By Fraser Sherman, Destin Log, Fla. Jul. 30--Despite dwindling property values, Destin's Community Redevelopment Agency has enough property-tax revenue to begin its Mountain Drive and Destin harbor plans on schedule, city officials say.

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By Matt Katz, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 25--Camden officials sent a letter this week to 1,300 property owners in a new redevelopment zone, saying they had to keep pace with the latest court ruling on the controversial practice of eminent domain.

Word of the Day
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)