The sunny outlook comes a month after hundreds of Britons flocked to the country's beauty spots to enjoy rising mercury levels as an 'African heat flare' brought with it 'very hot conditions' in southeastern areas and a ten-day heatwave from the beginning to the middle of August. … [Read more...] about Are we heading for an Indian Summer? Britain will enjoy 75F temperatures this week as hot air plume from continent sends mercury soaring… and it could get even hotter
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"That air drifting in from the southwest, that's going to make things feel quite warmer through the day if not quite humid. … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast – Hot air plume from the Azores to bring two-day 24C mini-heatwave
When Rama, an artist and former basketball star, took office, he found the city’s treasury empty, depleted by years of citizens refusing to pay their municipal taxes. He used money set aside by the EU for historic preservation to fund the painted buildings, using designs he sketched himself. Many residents were outraged to find their shops or apartments painted in gaudy hues without their knowledge or consent. But soon new shops began to open, and the ones that were already there began to take the heavy metal grates off their storefront windows. They claimed the streets felt safer, even though there had been no increase in the police force. The number of businesses tripled, and the tax revenues increased by a factor of six. This revenue enabled Rama to refurbish green spaces, plant trees and restore public services. By the end of Rama’s time in office, Tirana had become not just a viable place to live, but an international tourist destination. … [Read more...] about Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows
Cenas Pasionarias It may sound a bit pretentious – a secret restaurant in an antique shop in trendy “Palermo Soho” that serves sushi and hosts live Gypsy jazz – but Cenas Pasionarias gets the cool, romantic speakeasy vibe spot on. The magazine-shoot setting helps: by day, it’s an antique shop (run by the restaurant owner’s father) in a cavernous former railway depot, full of mannequins, retro posters and sculptures. The store’s beautiful furniture and hundreds of lamps come in handy when it morphs into a restaurant at night. The jazz and cocktails were excellent, and though I didn’t go to Argentina to eat sushi and ceviche, both were deliciously fresh and well done here – and made a nice change from all the steak and malbec I was necking elsewhere. It’s not cheap but feels very special.• Godoy Cruz 1669, on Facebook. Check for opening times … [Read more...] about Tasting Buenos Aires: food tours, street art and tango – a local’s guide to the city
Spike in mystery coronavirus infections hits Sydney as New South Wales records another 12 cases – and the worrying CBD cluster grows yet again New South Wales has recorded another 12 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,902. … [Read more...] about Urgent alert for MILLIONS of Australians in new hot spot suburbs to get tested for coronavirus NOW – even if they have a runny nose – so is your area on the list?