Cities may market themselves on being “24 hour” hubs, providing activities for their citizens around the clock – but is this what we want? What are the benefits and problems of a 24-hour city? How does the night-time economy impact the city and the wellbeing of its residents? Next year, for example, London will see the introduction of the “night tube” lines: how will this change the city? On Friday 24 October, we held a live discussion exploring the experience and impact of 24-hour cities. We assembled a panel of experts to answer your questions, including: Oliver Smith, lecturer at Plymouth University and author of Contemporary Adulthood and the Night-Time Economy Keith Foley, head of Night Tube Programme at London Underground William Straw, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and founder of The Urban Night project Andreina Seijas, Consultant for the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) at the Inter-American … [Read more...] about Q&A: Are 24-hour cities good for you?
KEYPORT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey man has been arrested after being directly connected to the two shooters who killed a police officer and three civilians in Jersey City. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced late Saturday night that Ahmed A-Hady has been taken into custody on felony weapons charges. The 35-year-old was linked to David Anderson and Francine Graham after police found “a handwritten note that contained a telephone number” in Anderson’s pocket after the suspects were killed in the gun battle. That number – and a Keyport, New Jersey address written on the note – were both traced back to A-Hady’s New Jersey pawn shop. Investigators say A-Hady is a convicted felon and, by law, not permitted to own firearms. While searching the man’s shop, police uncovered an arsenal of weapons. “During the search of the pawnshop, law enforcement recovered six rifles (including three AR-15-style assault rifles), three handguns, … [Read more...] about Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Directly Tied To Shooters Arrested, Discovered By Police With Illegal Arsenal
Google has announced the results of its 2019 Year in Search, offering an insight into the topics, people and events which captured the world's attention. As part of the results, the search engine uncovered the city breaks which have proven the most popular with Brits in the last 12 months, offering up a serious dose of wanderlust in the process. Top of the British nation's wishlist? Venice, in Italy, renowned for its picturesque canals, iconic landmarks and seriously delicious cuisine. There's heaps to see and do in the city, from the iconic St Mark's Square and its Basilica to the eye-catching Rialto Bridge. Then of course a gondola ride along the canals is a must, while that world-famous Italian cuisine lives up to its reputation in the cosy bars and restaurants to be found. Closely following Venice on Brits' travel bucket lists was Krakow, which was the second most searched for city break. The Polish city is renowned for being pretty budget-friendly, often featuring on lists of … [Read more...] about Google Year in Search unveils most popular city breaks for Brits in 2019
London doesn't exactly have a reputation for being budget-friendly, but the good news is that there are ways to visit if you're on a budget. In fact, there are some great cheap hotels across the city that are near some of its biggest attractions and museums and those that aren't offer easy access to transport links so you can get there quickly. To give you a helping hand, we've picked out some of the cheap hotels that are worth being on your radar. We've opted for a range of budgets so if you do want something a little more luxurious too, there are a couple of options that still offer budget rates. Check out our top 10 below... Oh, and we've also got a guide on cheap days out in London if you are looking for fun things to do while you're there! 1. Park International Hotel You wouldn't expect a luxury hotel in London to be budget-friendly but this 4-star property does offer up cheap stays. It's a short walk from the likes of the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and V&A museum, … [Read more...] about Cheap hotels in London near some of the city’s top attractions and museums
City are 17 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool heading into Sunday's trip to Arsenal, with any realistic hopes of a third straight title already extinguished. As a result, an increasing focus has been placed upon their manager's future over recent weeks. Guardiola is in his fourth season at the Etihad Stadium, meaning he is set to equal his joint-longest tenure at a club, having led Barcelona from 2008-09 until the end of 2011-12. The former Bayern Munich boss denied reports this week that his contract at City, which expires in 2021, has a break clause at the end of this term and has spoken of potentially staying beyond his current deal. Nevertheless, he does not think trying to re-establish dominance in England, where City have won five of the past six major trophies and back-to-back Community Shields, would be as big a challenge as implementing his famed style of quick-passing positional play successfully at the Etihad Stadium. "The challenge is done for me … [Read more...] about My challenge at Manchester City is done, says Guardiola