CityCentre

What happens if you turn off the traffic lights?

When Amsterdam removed signals from a busy junction, it made journeys faster and interactions more pleasant. Now the approach is being copied across the city<p>On a foggy Monday morning in May 2016, 14 Amsterdam officials, engineers and civil servants gathered nervously at Alexanderplein – a busy …

Environment

Randy couple set up £50,000 crowdfunding 'orgy' to finance members-only sex den in busy city centre

Business partners Lee Magnetic and Savannah Taylor claim the exclusive club would also double up as a venue for an X-rated reality show.<p>A kinky …

Reality TV

Police incident near Liverpool One - updates

There is a large police presence near Liverpool One.<p>Readers contacted the ECHO to say there was a number of police and paramedics on Liver Street, …

Policing

Calais: Fight between migrants during a meal distribution | | The Sherbroke Times

A meal distribution in Calais (illustration). — B. Chibane/SIPA<p>On Thursday, Calais, seven migrants were injured, including four with a knife, during …

Calais

Man suffers fractured eye socket in Eazy Street bar attack on birthday night out in Newcastle

Police have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to following an assault that left a man with a suspected fractured eye socket.<p>The …

Stunning sky garden has just been unveiled in the heart of Bristol city centre

In the middle of bustling Bristol city centre, it can be hard to find some peace and quiet.<p>But a stunning sky garden, which was revealed yesterday …

Architecture

Watch: Culture Night Belfast celebrations kick off in city centre

Culture Night Belfast 2017 has kicked off in the city centre despite the weather refusing to recognise the celebratory spirit.<p>Over 300 events will …

News (Ireland)

Shocking footage shows bodies sprawled across city centre street amid Spice warning

Shocking video footage has captured a group of people slumped and passed out on one of Cardiff’s busiest streets in broad daylight.<p>In the footage …

Policing

Winners signing up for new location in New West

An application considered by city council appears to be a sign of things to come at Royal City Centre.<p>Wensley Architecture Ltd. submitted an …

New Westminster

Preview: Sofitel Singapore hotel to open in October

by David Flynn | September 22, 2017<p>Singapore will gain a new luxury landmark when the Sofitel Singapore City Centre hotel open its doors in October …

Hotels

Knuckle-duster found by police during city centre operation

TWO teenage boys have been arrested after the start of a police operation to tackle anti social behaviour in the city centre.<p>A 16 year old and a 17 …

Fire brigade tackle large blaze at former Revenue Commissioner's office in Cork

The alarm was raised shortly before 12 noon when pedestrians noticed smoke billowing from the upper floor of the premises on O'Sullivan's Quay, less …

News (Ireland)

Government told Liverpool MUST be linked to new high-speed rail network

Transport bosses from across the North of England are demanding that the Government get Liverpool linked to the High Speed 2 rail network and to the …

Transportation

TRAFFIC: Live disruptions and travel in Leeds after evacuation due to suspicious package

Leeds city centre has been hit with disruption today after an incident involving a suspicious package.<p>Parts of the city centre was closed off and a …

Leeds

Norwich city centre office could be turned into flats for nearly 615 students

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 16:37 20 September 2017 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 16:37 20 September 2017<p>St Crispins House has been put up for sale. Picture: Mike page<p>Copypright Mike …

Housing

Newcastle Nightlife: 24 glamorous photos from city centre bars & clubs at the weekend

Were you and your friends out on the Toon over the weekend? Did you pose for a snap? Take a look at the gallery below from some of Newcastle's most …

Newcastle Upon Tyne

US-backed Syrian forces seize '90pc' of Raqqa from IS

United States-backed fighters have seized 90 per cent of Raqqa from the militant Islamic State (IS) group, a monitoring said on Wednesday as they …

Syria

Two killed, one injured after truck overturns in Cape Town

Two people were killed and another seriously injured after a truck overturned on the N1 highway coming into the Cape Town city centre at the Koeberg …

News (South Africa)

Air ambulance deployed as woman suffers serious injuries in Bradford city centre

Emergency services are responding to a serious incident in Bradford city centre.<p>A woman has suffered serious injuries in a road traffic collision in …

City centre road closure causes rush hour 'gridlock'

Commuters faced long delays in Bradford city centre on Wednesday evening due to the continued closure of a major road.

Cities

Mystery over naked man lying face down on the cobbles

<b>Locals enjoying a Sunday tipple at a pub were shocked to see a man strip naked and proceed to lie face down on the cobbles outside.</b><p>The man was seen …

Crime

Hotel guests in fire drama after arson attack at Birmingham city centre building

Hotel guests in Birmingham had an early-morning wake up call when a fire broke out in the building next-door to them.<p>The suspected arson attack took …

Birmingham, UK

Watch protesters blockade main road through Bristol city centre in campaign against 'killer' air pollution

This was the scene in the centre of Bristol this afternoon as protesters stopped traffic to highlight the issue of air pollution in the …

Environment

Culture Night Belfast 2017: Everything you need to know

Culture Night Belfast returns for its ninth year this week as thousands are expected to take to the streets for an evening filled with theatre, …

News (Ireland)

Ugandan military deploys around parliament, city centre

The Ugandan military has deployed around parliament and in the city centre on a state of alert, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Tuesday.<p>This …

News (South Africa)

Waverley project is a site for sore eyes

Perth councillors' optimism as building axed to make way for multi-use hall and gymnasium<p>Perth councillors have had their say on the demolition of …

Cities

India-China ties: Beijing opens highway to Nepal through Tibet, ready to use it for military purpose

The move is likely to irritate India, said experts.<p>Beijing has opened a strategic highway that runs from Tibet to the Nepal border, and could be used …

China

Updates: Cyclist injured after collision with lorry near Birmingham city centre

A cyclist has been injured after being knocked over in a collision with a lorry near Birmingham city centre.<p>Paramedics were called to Sherlock …

Birmingham, UK

Bar staff rushed to help victims of "nasty and unprovoked" street attack

Bar staff rushed to help the victims of a Liverpool city centre street attack.<p>Three men in their 20s were taken to hospital and treated for facial …

Birmingham’s new city centre music festival Beyond the Tracks wows the crowds

Crowds are having a blast at Birmingham’s newest music festival Beyond The Tracks .<p>It all kicked off on Friday with live performances from Faithless, …

Festivals