Restaurateurs say a temporary traffic ban on their street should be made permanent, as councillors put the idea out to consultation. The bulk of traffic was banned from St Benedicts Street in the Norwich Lanes last summer as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded. The move has proved popular with hospitality traders in a time when al fresco eating has become increasingly in demand, with owners saying the seats are often full.
With French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announcing a revamp of France's military deployment in the Sahel, we take a look at this deeply troubled region and its role in world politics. - What is it? - The Sahel, meaning coast or shore in Arabic, is a vast region that stretches along the southern rim of the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Red Sea.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A Las Vegas staple is temporarily closing one of its locations because there are not enough staff. Lotus of Siam is closing its restaurant on Sahara due to employment options in the service industry. Las Vegas area businesses are feeling the employment shortage first hand.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Iconic Las Vegas eatery Lotus of Siam has closed its original location due because of staffing issues. According to a post from the eatery on Facebook, Lotus of Siam's Sahara location in the Commercial Center will be temporarily closed, effective Monday.
Shekau's death could lead to Boko Haram fighters moving over to the ISWAP group. The leader of Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram is dead, according to reports. News agency Reuters said it had heard an audio recording made by Boko Haram's rivals The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), which said Abubakar Shekau died around 18 May.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Daesh West African Province (ISWAP) said in an audio recording obtained by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, was dead. Shekau died around May 18 after detonating an explosive device when he was pursued by ISWAP fighters following a battle, a person purporting to be ISWAP leader Abu Musab Al-Barnawi said on the audio recording.
Julian Sancton's Madhouse at the End of the Earth is a rollicking account of the Belgica expedition – and its ‘less-than-ideal’ crew Antarctica may be “the planet’s icy underworld”, a place where “the water ended and the snow began, as if the ocean had risen halfway up the Himalayas”, in the words of Julian Sancton, but it also stinks, owing to the “mammalian pungency of seal colonies”, the “putrescent breath of whales” and the “rotten seafood reek of penguin rookeries”.
“An image of an African mask first appeared in the central Sahara thousands of years ago. The Stone Age inhabitants left a record of their presence in rock art at Tassili-n-Ajjer, Algeria, where they painted a human figure whose size and features are exaggerated. The figure is interpreted as a masked dancer wearing a knotted costume.
Labyrinths of alleyways, fountained courtyards and riding the thunderous shoreline on horseback: Why writer KIT HESKETH-HARVEY is dreaming of Essaouira in Morocco
The Daily Mail's Kit Hesketh-Harvey longs to return to Essaouira, the 'un-homogenised, unpackaged Morocco' For decades, until the lockdown, he visited twice-yearly, staying in a riad built around a fountained courtyard He recalls riding along the shoreline towards the Sahara, sleeping under the stars and eating raw sea-urchins
While the Sahara is an arid, dusty desert today, it was once a lush green land dotted with lakes and some of the most fearsome predators the planet has ever seen A researcher has identified what he says is "the most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth" after discovering a huge treasure trove of fossils buried in the Sahara.
Over the next five years, there is a 40% chance the annual average global temperature will temporarily rise 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5° Celsius) above the pre-industrial level in at least one of those years, the World Meteorological Organization says. That's the more stringent goal set by the Paris climate agreement to avoid the dangers of climate change, such as rising sea levels, melting sea ice and extreme weather.
Ancient battleground in Sudan thought to be the site of the 'first race war' 13,000 years ago actually hosted a series of violent episodes, analysis of skeletons suggests
Prehistoric violence on the edge of the Sahara was actually a series of conflicts It had initially been thought it was a single armed conflict and the 'first race war' But healed trauma on remains in the Jebel Sahaba cemetery dispute this theory It follows reanalysis of skeletons being preserved at British Museum in London
An incredible picture of the Sahara Desert taken from space looks more like a picture of the surface of Mars. European Space Agency’s (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared the images on Twitter after snapping them from the orbiting International Space Station (ISS). At a height of 250 miles above the surface, the pictures capture the ‘Eye of Sahara’ in western Africa.
Audrey Nuna’s debut EP A Liquid Breakfast is a trap-tinged diary of the rising star’s last 18 months.Written while driving around the suburbs of New Jersey, where Nuna was born and raised, the 10-track project marries rolling 808s and smooth, digitised beats to lyrics that read like journal entries.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military is investigating reports that the leader of militant Islamist group Boko Haram may have been killed or seriously injured following clashes with rival jihadists, an army spokesman said on Friday. Abubakar Shekau has been the figurehead of an Islamist insurgency that has since 2009 killed more than 30,000 people, forced around 2 million people to flee their homes and spawned one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Rock and roll couple swaps the Sahara Desert for Offa's Dyke in cancer charity effort ROCK and roll couple Jules and Mike Peters will travail the Offa’s Dyke Path with fans from as far as San Francisco and Japan to celebrate the benefits of walking. The Alarm duo lead an international trek every year for the Love Hope Strength (LHS) charity and were due to visit the Sahara Desert this summer, however due to travel restrictions they decided there is no better time to see Wales’ natural beauty.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An attic fire at a two-story apartment complex near Valley View Blvd.and Sahara Ave. displaced multiple people Wednesday afternoon.Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze that started at 3:15 p.m. in the 2700 of Valley View Blvd.By 4 p.m., the fire was contained.
By Imane Djamil TARFAYA, Morocco (Reuters) - In a small fishing town in Morocco's south, wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara, a group of idealistic young surfers are teaching local children to brave the crashing waves.A day's drive from the cities of northern Morocco, and on the fringe of the world's greatest desert, the group has set up a beachfront cafe where young people can gather, learn and have fun in the sleepy port of Tarfaya.
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