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Brexit strips UK of 2023 European Capital of Culture

BRUSSELS: Britain can no longer host the European Capital of Culture in 2023 as planned because of Brexit, even though some non-EU countries are eligible, the European Commission said on Thursday. Britain and Hungary had been due to get the honour in six years' time, and five British cities had even reportedly submitted nominations at the invitation of the government. But the European Commission, the executive arm of the soon-to-be 27-nation EU, said it had sent a letter to the British culture ministry on Wednesday…

Incredible pictures surface as ‘Titanic Hotel’ gets ready to open

BELFAST: A new luxury hotel in Belfast is due to open in 10 weeks and it’s in the media spotlight for its splendid features. Titanic Hotel Belfast boasts 119 rooms with views of the city’s historic shipbuilding sites, the Harland & Wolff cranes, Titanic Belfast and the slipways. The £27m hotel has been restored and operated by Harcourt Developments and is bringing over 75 new jobs to the city. Five million pounds of investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund was secured by the Titanic Foundation for work…