News / World by Press Association 11/05/2019, 5:31 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Three insurgents armed with rifles and grenades have attacked a luxury hotel in Pakistan, triggering a shootout in which a security guard was killed. A military spokesman said the gunmen attacked the Pearl Continental hotel in Baluchistan but all the guests were safely evacuated. A Baluch separatist group, the Baluch Liberation Army, claimed responsibility. The hotel is located near the port at Gwadar, which was built by Pakistan with China’s help in recent years. Gwadar lies about 435 miles south west of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. The region has been the scene of a low-level insurgency by separatists who demand a greater share of the province’s natural gas and mineral resources. … [Read more...] about Three gunmen attack luxury hotel in Pakistan
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PUBLISHED: 15:51 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:51 03 April 2019 St Giles House Hotel has gone into liquidation. Picture: Archant Archant St Giles House Hotel has gone into liquidation after failing to pay staff and suppliers for “some time”. St Giles House has failed to pay staff for "some time". Picture: James BassRoland Duce, the landlord at St Giles House Hotel, said: “St Giles House Hotel has failed to pay both staff and other creditors for some time.“They have now gone into liquidation as of Monday 1st April and have appointed insolvency practioners F.A. Simms and partners.”MORE: Norwich steakhouse owner to open new restaurantThe landlord has now taken control of the hotel in St Giles Street from previous operators Ensco 1035. The landlord has said weddings and other event bookings will be honoured. Picture: Andy Davison PhotographyMr Duce added he had “retained the services of key personnel to ensure a continuity of provision, and is keen … [Read more...] about St Giles House Hotel in liquidation after failing to pay staff for “some time”
PUBLISHED: 06:45 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 08:08 12 February 2019 Roxley House on Yarmouth Road. Photo: Luke Powell Archant People living near a proposed hotel in an affluent part of Thorpe St Andrew have raised concern about the type of guest it might attract. Godfrey Morgan is seeking permission to turn Roxley House at 68 Yarmouth Road into a 17-bed hotel with two security flats.But on Monday night more than 40 residents attended a Thorpe St Andrew Town Council meeting to object to the plans.Nigel Hurrell, on behalf of the applicant, insisted the hotel would be used for people who work at Broadland Business Park.But many residents who spoke at the council meeting on Monday night feared the property would become a hostel.One resident, who did not give his full name, said: “You seriously think business people from the business park, who are earning several hundred pounds per day, are going to stay in a place with no ensuites?“It could be any number of EU workers who … [Read more...] about Concerns raised about new hotel in Thorpe St Andrew
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gorsuch was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump and took his seat in April 2017. He previously served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and at the U.S. Department of Justice as principal deputy associate attorney general. Colonial Williamsburg is the world's largest living history museum. In a statement released by the foundation, Gorsuch said Colonial Williamsburg is a place where people can reconnect with our nation's founding principles "on the very ground where they were forged." Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is also a trustee of the foundation. … [Read more...] about Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Patricia Sul and livan, The Washington Post Published 11:46 am PST, Friday, December 21, 2018 Justin Wilson, the incoming Democratic mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, inside the City Council chamber at Alexandria City Hall on Dec. 11,2018. Justin Wilson, the incoming Democratic mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, inside the City Council chamber at Alexandria City Hall on Dec. 11,2018. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Astrid Riecken Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Astrid Riecken Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Justin Wilson, the incoming Democratic mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, inside the City Council chamber at Alexandria City Hall on Dec. 11,2018. Justin Wilson, the incoming Democratic mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, inside the City Council chamber at … [Read more...] about As mayor, Justin Wilson wants to quicken how government works in historic Alexandria, Va.