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BM11966 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
Notre Dame looks a lot more damaged than Windsor castle (and the renovations that seem to have caused the fire less extensive so more was lost.). Not sure if it will be restorable.
Markymark6,868 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Windsor Castle must have been the last major UK fire of historical importance? But like Windsor, Notre-Dame will be rebuilt and renovated.

There was the Cutty Sark as well, which of course was rebuilt better than ever.


Not a notable landmark, but obviously Grenfell Tower is the most recent, serious fire in the UK.


You can’t really compare the two. Grenfell was a huge tragedy for loss of life. Hopefully Notre Dame will not result in any loss of life, but rather a huge loss of heritage and history.
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ginnyfan2,663 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
Chris Cuomo now taking over from Brianna Keilar over on CNN - hopefully the standard of coverage keeps up especially as Melissa Bell and Jim Bittermann who are both fantastic journalists are on the scene.


Hopeful thinking, Cuomo is one of those overdramatic ''me me me'' anchors plus loves to preach.

I presume Hala Gorani was off tonight because it would be quite a surprise if CNNI didn't use her, their French expert, for the coverage.
Worzel4,685 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
There was the Cutty Sark as well, which of course was rebuilt better than ever.


Not a notable landmark, but obviously Grenfell Tower is the most recent, serious fire in the UK.


You can’t really compare the two. Grenfell was a huge tragedy for loss of life. Hopefully Notre Dame will not result in any loss of life, but rather a huge loss of heritage and history.


I wasn't comparing the two directly. Just in terms of large and serious fires in the UK, Grenfell is the most recent.
BM11966 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
Katty Kay (I think) sounds like she's choking up about this. I don't blame her.

The latest reports are that even the walls are not safe and may have to be demolished (even through the fire is now out where it started having burnt everything.)
Mouseboy332,645 posts since 10 Feb 2014
I first saw the initial reports on Twitter when it was just smoke and immediately put on BFM PARIS and they were already in rolling coverage. I could be wrong, but they were already covering the story as a major LOCAL story before BFMTV (national) was in rolling coverage and then it quicky became a national and then a global story. I dont much speak French, but the gist of the BFM PARIS coverage was about the fire itself, but it was also about the pompier response, street closures and Metro systems impacts. And they had double headed coverage in place and a live camera on scene. Well done to BFM PARIS.
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BFGArmy334 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Chris Cuomo now taking over from Brianna Keilar over on CNN - hopefully the standard of coverage keeps up especially as Melissa Bell and Jim Bittermann who are both fantastic journalists are on the scene.


Hopeful thinking, Cuomo is one of those overdramatic ''me me me'' anchors plus loves to preach.

I presume Hala Gorani was off tonight because it would be quite a surprise if CNNI didn't use her, their French expert, for the coverage.


Either that or they're getting her on the first train to Paris that they can.
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