While his counterpart Jurgen Klopp admits to being an infrequent visitor to the busiest city centre spots - his presence inevitably summons a large crowd of admirers - the similarly charismatic Ancelotti says he will take a different approach, despite the inevitable attention. … [Read more...] about Carlo Ancelotti says he wants to ‘live a normal life’ by experiencing all Liverpool city centre has to offer
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In a statement the Jones family has said: “We feel truly amazed and honoured to be chosen to represent what it means to be a family in Birmingham. We feel it highlights that family is an indestructible bond between people that is universal and it doesn’t matter how it is made or what it looks like.” … [Read more...] about Ordinary Birmingham family to be immortalised in city centre statue
Literary city Winchester lies on the western edge of the South Downs National Park. With its historic buildings and tranquil water meadows, the city has always been popular with writers. John Keats stayed in Winchester from August to October 1819 where he wrote Ode to Autumn, and today visitors can follow the poet’s regular walk along the beautiful River Itchen to the nearby Hospital of St Cross, a Norman alms house founded in 1136. Another walk takes you up St Giles Hill with its panoramic views over the city to the Victorian prison where Thomas Hardy’s heroine, Tess, met her terrible fate. … [Read more...] about Winchester in the spotlight: the city where Jane Austen died 200 years ago
But even those not involved in the festivities know all about the company’s presence in the city, says 26-year-old Michael Keeley, sportscaster for the local ice-hockey team the Austin Bruins: “The plant drives 90% of the economy here. You come across five people in Austin, and probably three or four will work at Hormel.” The spirit of Spam is literally in the air: on certain days the smell of the pigs being slaughtered emanates from the plant. … [Read more...] about Austin in the spotlight: Minnesota city celebrates the 80th birthday of Spam
That someone of Bukele’s profile and limited political experience could gain control of a capital city is a sign of how impatient Salvadorans are with the status quo. Though El Salvador is about the size of Wales and comprises less than 14% of the population of Central America, it accounts for more than 35% of the region’s homicides, nearly all of which go unpunished. Disenchantment with the country’s two major parties runs deep. Bukele’s party, the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), began as a group of guerrilla revolutionaries during the country’s civil war, which lasted from 1980 to 1992, but its leaders have lost their populist edge and the party is now widely seen as having sold out. Meanwhile, the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena), which controlled the government of wartime El Salvador, is seen as the corrupt guardian of the elites’ wealth. … [Read more...] about Can a millennial mayor save one of the world’s most violent cities?