The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ‘liveability index’ has been released, ranking cities on stability, healthcare, culture and education.What's the top UK city to live in? »
There’s nothing more quintessentially English than afternoon tea, and what better way to honour this tradition than by creating your own spread. Founded almost 100 years ago, Bettys in Yorkshire know a thing or two about teatime indulgence. Among its generous Tea & Scones selection, you’ll find the popular tea bags used in Bettys Café Tea Rooms, Strawberry Preserve to spread on a selection of four scones and a Yorkshire Tea Loaf to ensure there’s plenty to go around.
The father of the woman who was killed during protests in Charlottesville over the weekend says that he forgives his daughter’s killer. It was something that she wanted to share with everyone,” Mark Heyer told the Asburg Park Press of his 32-year-old daughter Heather Heyer. Ms Heyer was killed when a grey Dodge Charger plowed through a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville who had assembled to demonstrate against a gathering of White Supremacists in that Virginia city.
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A six-month old baby is fighting for her life in Kenya after police beat her with a baton as she slept in her mother's arms. Samantha Pendo is in a coma after police raided her home in the port city of Kisumu. Officers refused to let the parents take the child to hospital and by the time she was checked in, she had already fallen into a coma.
Charlie Alliston, 20, was allegedly riding a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes when he collided with Kim Briggs in London's Old Street in February 2016. A statement from David Callan, who witnessed the incident, was read out by prosecutor Duncan Penny QC at the Old Bailey. Mr Callan had said: "I had my head down looking at something on my mobile phone when I heard a shout.
US President Donald Trump has again waded into the row over the race-fuelled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, insisting there was "blame on both sides". As protesters greeted Mr Trump's return to New York on Monday, the president spoke out about the weekend clashes saying the groups protesting against white supremacists - who he called "alt-left" - were "also very violent".
Words: Thomas Godfrey The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ‘liveability index’ has been released, revealing the best cities in the world to live in. Globally living standards in cities have generally increased – despite the terror attacks and threats seen in Europe this year. The increase marks the first overall improvement to the score, which ranks 140 cities, in 10 years. Melbourne took the top spot for the seventh time, with the State government of Victoria commenting that they are ‘continuously investing in Melbourne’s Infrastructure’ to keep it at No1. Austrian capital Vienna missed out on top spot by just 0.01 point, with a score of 97.4/100, while Canada’s Vancouver scored 97.3, putting the top three cities within 0.02 points of each other. Cyclist who hit pedestrian ‘shouted at her as she lay on the ground dying’ Kim Jong Un backs down as US warns: ‘This could escalate into war very quickly’ Manchester bombing ‘homeless hero’ Chris Parker charged with stealing bank card on night of attack Donald Trump on ‘wrong side’ in fight against Nazis The cities are scored for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The UK’s highest ranked city was Manchester, which came in in 51st place, a decline of eight places, which has been put down to the recent terror attack in the city. London was ranked 53rd with an unchanged score of 87.2/100 – despite the London Bridge and Westminster attacks earlier this year. Europe’s highest ranked city was Helsinki in 9th, whereas its lowest was Kiev, which scored a measly 47.8. The Syrian capital Damascus finished last out of the cities in the rankings, in 140th position. Germany’s first and only entry in the top 10 was Hamburg. A city with a population of 1.75 Million, it scored 95 points, putting it just inside the top 10. (Rex features) Finland’s Capital Helsinki ranks 9th in the list, and is Europe’s second highest entry. It scored 95.6, including perfect scores for stability and healthcare. (Rex features) New Zealand’s first and only entry on the list is Auckland, which scored 95.7 points. The former capital has a population of 1.37 million and scored perfectly for education. (Rex features) Perth ranked 7th, the first of three entried in Australia. The city scored 95.9, including perfect 100s in Healthcare and Education. (Rex features) Canada’s third largest city was one of three entries for the country. It scored 96.5 points including perfect scores for in stability, healthcare and education. (Rex features)
Controlling cop who banned girlfriends from talking to men and wearing nail polish kicked off force
Pool slides may have been one of those trends that we initially rolled our eyes at, but fast forward a few months along with countless designer and high street offerings and suddenly we’re sitting up and taking notice.
Deep within the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, in a small farming village hidden away from the fast-paced city life, the family of a fallen Japanese soldier eagerly waited for the return of a precious heirloom. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran carried the flag with him decades after his time serving as a scout sniper with 6th Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division. As a young corporal, Strombo looked up from his position on the battlefield, he noticed he became separated from his squad behind enemy lines.
Ian Lavery has been criticising Theresa May for being on holiday for an extended period and contrasted it with Jeremy Corbyn, who has been campaigning for the next election. It seems to me that there is little to choose between them in terms of contributing to the government of the country. Come to think about it, neither May nor Corbyn ever made much of a contribution.
A City worker has died after plunging from an upper floor balcony of the London Stock Exchange (Other OTC: LDNXF - news) . A City of London Police spokesman said officers were alerted to the fall at about 10am. "The City of London Police is currently investigating the circumstances around the death and the incident is being treated as non-suspicious," said the spokesman.
The Turkish government on Tuesday extended upcoming public holidays to 10 days in the hope of boosting the tourism sector which has been hit by a slump in foreign visitors.
Campaigners who object to the £775 million Paddington Cube development have won permission to fight a fresh battle over the controversial scheme. The decision, which was made in the High Court despite the project being given the official go-ahead, is likely to dismay the developers. A senior judge ruled that Save Britain’s Heritage has arguable grounds for seeking a judicial review, after communities secretary refused to call in the project for a public inquiry.