Tourist’s shock at ‘crack den’ guest house in toughest part of America

Ziad Chaudry, 35, stayed in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in the US A British tourist has hit out at Booking.com after staying in a ‘crack den’ in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Chicago. Ziad Chaudry, 35, paid for eight nights in a guest house in Englewood, a South Side suburb notorious for gangs, drugs and violence. To put this in perspective, in just one weekend in June, 52 people were shot and 10 killed across Chicago. The city’s murder rate is 16 times higher than London…

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Boy, 12, sneaks through Heathrow security and boards flight to LA without ticket

Authorities are trying to find out how the boy slipped through the net (Picture: Getty Rex)An 12-year-old boy somehow managed to get through Heathrow Airport security to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles with no boarding pass or travel documents. The unaccompanied child chatted with passengers getting on the plane and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass to show him his seat. Authorities are left scratching their heads as to how the boy, who is thought to be Dutch, managed to get…

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Edinburgh can ‘no longer cope with its own popularity’

Edinburgh is listed ahead of Rome, Barcelona and Queenstown, New Zealand, as one of the world’s most overcrowded tourist hotspots (Picture: Getty Images) Edinburgh has been listed alongside Amsterdam, Rome and Venice as one of the world’s worst hotspots for ‘overtourism’. Drawing visitors from all over the globe, the city’s popularity has come at a cost, leaving it struggling with ‘overtourism’, it has been claimed. A CNN travel report says the city ‘can no longer cope with its own popularity’. It warns that Edinburgh faces a backlash from residents who…

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