Shopkeeper Alain Berlinblau, however, is adamant that pedestrianising the boulevard has deterred potential customers, preventing them from accessing car parks. He complains of poor security during the evenings in the car-free zone; many homeless people live in that area, and some residents feel unsafe walking through it at night. He also insists that traffic has merely been displaced, with residents on neighbouring roads complaining of increased congestion and pollution. President of the central Brussels traders group, Berlinblau has mounted a legal challenge, appealing against the city government’s urban development permit. … [Read more...] about Car-free Belgium: why can’t Brussels match Ghent’s pedestrianised vision?
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Speaking after Saturday's incident, vice president Mike Pence said the Trump administration remained "absolutely determined" to work with leaders in both parties in Congress to take action to "address and confront this scourge of mass atrocities in our country". … [Read more...] about Donald Trump on gun control: We’re looking at a lot of different things
All too often he would grill me about what I, or another member of the media, had written about him. His honesty was welcome and refreshing, interlaced with snippets of intelligence about his family, girlfriends, love for the military — and everything in between. But he would also talk about the supermarket magazines he picked up, voraciously devouring every article about his love life, riddled as they were with falsehoods. … [Read more...] about Harry often told me he just wanted to walk away from it all: REBECCA ENGLISH has accompanied the Prince around the world for 15 years. Now she gives an insight into his generosity, warmth… and the day she saw his personality change
On the field, Gleason is best known for his electrifying blocked punt during the Saints' first game in the rebuilt Superdome after 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The city was still rebuilding from the devastating hurricane when Gleason dove to block a punt in the opening minutes of the game against rival Atlanta Falcons. The play was such an important part of the team's history and the city's recovery that it was immortalized in a 9-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) bronze statue outside the stadium called 'Rebirth' … [Read more...] about ‘A true American hero’: Former New Orleans Saints star Stephen Geason, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease nine years ago, becomes first NFL player to receive the Congressional Gold Medal
I didn’t feel sad, but triumphant. I piled into action, gathering information about the best treatment, the best surgeon and the best neuroendocrine tumour specialists, all of which could be found at King’s College Hospital in South London, just a 45-minute Tube journey from my home. … [Read more...] about Minutes after I was told I had cancer, I was on set for a close-up: Sixth Sense star Olivia Williams spent four years telling doctors something was wrong. As she reveals in this touching and shatteringly honest testimony, facing the truth was her toughest