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The Mail checks in to Glasgow’s poshest hotel, which boasts alabyrinthine luxury spa, gloriously stately rooms and ‘staff that actually care about the guests… ‘ [Video]

Even in February, Glasgow has a whip-fast vibe and the city moves at pace. Maybe it’s the wind blasting up the Clyde that gives an energy, but it’s more likely the posters on buses and hoardings have the answer: People make Glasgow.

So upbeat and easy to engage with are they, that my nine-year-old daughter and I agree that what makes the difference between a good and a great trip to Glasgow is indeed the people of Glasgow.

It’s taken me years to check out this city with edge – the street-wise younger sibling to the slightly twee, traditional Edinburgh. It was worth the wait.

And if I’d waited this long then we’d bypass the centre’s budget hotels (Travelodge and Novotel) and unpack in Glasgow’s finest.

Edinburgh boasts swish hotels such as Gleneagles Townhouse, and my favourite, the high-gloss Virgin hotel, plus plenty of robust offerings such as The Balmoral and The Scotsman. In …

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Houston roads submerged by floodwater as Hurricane Beryl hits Texas | News [Video]

Drone footage captured on Monday 8 July shows water flooding the city of Houston after the deadly Hurricane Beryl ripped through southeast Texas. At least three people were killed after the storm brought howling winds and torrential rain to the state. Beryl also inundated highways, closed oil ports, halted over 1,300 flights and knocked out power for more than 2.7 million homes and businesses. The seasons earliest Category 5 hurricane on record weakened after pounding the coastal Texas town of Matagorda with dangerous storm surges and heavy rain before moving across Houston, the US National Hurricane Center said.