CityCentre

Inside the £75-a-night Manchester flat where Salman Abedi reportedly built his bomb

Manchester suicide bomber Salmen Abedi is believed to have built the device that killed 22 people in a £75-a-night flat in the centre of Manchester.<p>Police and the SAS found a "huge stock of chemicals and bomb-making components" when they raided Granby House on Wednesday, according to The Sun, while …

Terrorism

It happened here: once again Manchester must define what comes after a devastating attack

Cities get under your skin, imprint an individual and collective civic pride that defines your identity and sense of community. Though I grew up in …

Manchester

Anticipated direct train from London to Amsterdam may not happen until 2018

The long-promised direct trains from London to Amsterdam will start in December this year — but a regular service may not run until Easter.<p>Direct …

Trains

Manchester is wearing its wound with pride: it’s where the light gets in

With countless acts of solidarity, kindness and empathy across racial and religious lines, the city is showing that hate can never defeat compassion<p>I will never forget my first gig. It was back in the late 90s. I was 16 and charged with teenage adrenalin at the thought of seeing Bryan Adams live at …

Manchester United FC

Police release CCTV images in appeal over Glasgow city centre assault

<b>Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with a serious assault.</b><p>A 24-year-old man suffered serious facial injuries in the attack near Glasgow Central station.<p>He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he underwent surgery.<p>Officers also appealed for …

Policing

12 things that make Manchester better than pretty much anywhere

<b>1. It, obviously, has the best bands. Sorry Glasgow and wherever else.</b><p><b>2.</b> Even if sometimes other cities’ bands are better, Manchester’s are harder. …

British Humour

Is Victoria Station open? Manchester road closures and latest travel news

Transport continues to experience disruptions after the terrorist attack that took place at Manchester Arena.<p>Those travelling into and around …

Travel

Bomb unit declares package safe

<b>A possible suspicious package has been declared safe after army bomb disposal experts were called to a street in Hulme, near Manchester city centre.</b><p>The scare followed Monday's bomb attack at Manchester Arena in which 22 people died and 64 were injured.<p>Several roads were closed during the incident. …

News

Surrey mayor outlines wish list for fast-tracking major projects

With an eye on shaping her fast-growing city, Surrey’s mayor plans to handpick a small number of “transformative” projects each year that will be …

Canadian News

Thousands gather in Manchester city centre for terror attack vigil

The city unites to show that love triumphs over hate.<p>Thousands gathered at Albert Square in Manchester city centre last night (May 23) for a vigil in …

Ariana Grande

How ordinary Mancunians showed kindness and bravery in the face of terror

When confronted with the fear and confusion caused by the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena, ordinary people have reacted with kindness and …

Terrorism

Manchester Bombing Attack: Police Release 'Urgent' Appeal For City Centre Dash-Cam Footage

They also want concert-goers' photos and videos of the blast.<p>Police are urging anyone with photos, videos or dash-cam footage of the Manchester Arena explosion to hand them over to authorities “as a matter of urgency”.<p>At least 22 people, including children, were killed and a further 59 were injured …

Terrorism

People in Manchester offer up their homes to strangers who can't get home after the explosion

The city of Manchester has responded to the death and chaos triggered after an Ariana Grande concert, with offers of beds for the stranded, cups of …

UK News

Britain on alert for second attack as Manchester suicide bomber named

British authorities have warned a new terror attack may be "imminent", after identifying the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including …

Terrorism

We tried city's first fully vegan cafe and this is what happened

Anyone who’s ever dined with a vegan will know, it can be hard work and requires a serious level of devotion that doesn't like too much fun to us …

Restaurants

How to cut cars, boost walking

Auckland secured a coup last month when for the first time fewer people drove cars into the city centre during morning rush hour than the number of …

Cities

America's geography of wealth: the shrinking urban middle class visualised

The economic fates of diverse cities such as San Francisco, New York and Detroit would seem to be vastly different – but they share a common thread<p>Over the last half-century, the story of America’s cities is a tale of booms and busts. New York and tech hubs like San Francisco – once cities in …

Cities

Police hunt man dressed as 'giant penis' after vicious attack in Leeds city centre

Police are trying to trace a man dressed as a giant penis after a vicious attack in a city centre.<p>The victim was rushed to hospital and required …

Crime

Here's What £700 A Month In Rent Can Get You In European Cities In 2017

Brb, moving to Reykjavik.<p>Posted on May 16, 2017, 10:28 GMT<p>1. London, UK – £690<p><b>Bedrooms:</b> Studio<p><b>Location:</b> Islington<p>• The rent includes council tax, Wi-Fi, and water.<p>• The kitchen is literally just two hobs and a sink, so not the best for any wannabe chefs.<p>2. Paris, France – £590<p><b>Bedrooms:</b></b> …

Europe

Afghan forces retake district near northern city of Kunduz

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have regained control of a district centre close to the northern city of Kunduz that fell to Taliban insurgents earlier this month, officials said on Tuesday.<p>A statement from the interior ministry said security forces had launched their operation to retake …

Afghanistan

London On A Budget: 13 Travel Bloggers Share Their Money-Saving Tips

PHOTO VIA PIXABAY<p>London is a popular destination among city lovers. It’s easy to fall in love with this bustling, cosmopolitan city. Not only is it …

London

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In

Home > Luxury Lists > Top 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In<p>When you have enough money to go places, living in a boring city where there’s never …

Cities

Rouge on Rose

Cape Town, South Africa<p>Within walking distance of the city centre and the bustling De Waterkant district, the hotel draws a mixed bag really, with guests attracted predominantly by the good-value rate, and delighted by the comfort it buys, as well as the owner’s warm and attentive assistance.

South Africa

Bin man ‘trashed homeless man’s possessions’ after spotting them in doorway

A council bin man was caught on camera allegedly trashing a homeless man’s possessions from a shop doorway.<p>According to an eye-witness, the man had …

Crime

A bloke trolled Manchester Police so they trolled him right back in the most arresting fashion

So it all began when Greater Manchester Police’s Twitter feed warned of the dangers of people enjoying a bit too much booze in the hot weather.<p>Suns …

Policing

The Madrid hotel that's trying hard to stand out from the crowd

Whether you’re enjoying tapas-style king prawns and cured meats at the bustling Mercado de San Miguel or soaking up the art on display at the Prado, …

Hotels

The best cheap hotels in Amsterdam - great if you are on a budget

If you're after a European city break that has everything from cultural landmarks to a thriving nightlife and foodie havens tucked away in quirky …

Europe

Barratt sees profits at top of range

Britain's biggest builder Barratt said on Wednesday it expected 2016/17 pretax profit to reach the top end of market expectations despite building barely any more homes than in the previous financial year.<p>The firm said it anticipated profit would reach up to 733 million pounds in the 12 months to …

Brexit

Drivers could face paying £7.50 to drive in Manchester city centre

<b>Manchester could follow in the footsteps of London by charging drivers of high-polluting vehicles to drive in the city centre in a bid to hit</b> …

Manchester

Concerns over rise of holiday lets in Edinburgh city centre

<b>Concerns have been raised that a sharp rise in holiday lets in Edinburgh city centre is making it more difficult to find somewhere to live in the capital.</b><p>Research by the Scottish Green Party suggests that about half the homes in the EH1 postcode will be holidays lets by 2050.<p>They are calling for …

Housing