Salisbury, scene of Novichok poison drama, named Britains superior vicinity to live

FILE PHOTO: Salisbury Cathedral, in the centre of the city in which former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and a woman were found unconscious after they had been exposed to an unknown substance is seen at dawn in Salisbury FILE picture: Salisbury Cathedral, in the centre of the metropolis during which former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and a lady had been found unconscious after they had been exposed to an unknown substance is seen at daybreak in Salisbury, March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
April 14, 2019
LONDON (Reuters) – The English cathedral city of Salisbury, the area of a lethal nerve agent poisoning blamed on Russia, became named as Britain's top-rated region to reside by means of the Sunday instances newspaper.
The award comes a little over a year after a former Russian double agent and his daughter had been discovered slumped on a bench, triggering a sequence of movements which ended with one grownup dead and the West's members of the family with Russia in the diplomatic deep-freeze.
The Sunday times praised the "divinely fascinating" city in southern England, in the past optimal-conventional for its medieval cathedral, citing its pleasant environment, decent rail hyperlinks and the high-speed broadband connections.
"some thing foes this beautiful medieval city has confronted, from the Celts to the Vikings the recent Novichok poisonings, it has emerged effective," the newspaper wrote.
within the weeks and months after Sergei and Yulia Skripal had been found, police uncovered a path of proof that they mentioned lead back to 2 brokers from Russia's GRU defense force intelligence who visited the metropolis to smear 'Novichok' poison on a door handle.
Russia has denied any involvement within the assault, and both guys talked about they were blameless tourists visiting the city's cathedral.
"It's noted no longer most effective in Europe, but within the complete world. It's noted for its 123 metre-spire," probably the most guys informed Russia's state-funded RT tv station.
nonetheless, British best Minister Theresa may additionally blamed Putin for the attack and European countries and the U.S. expelled 100 Russian diplomats over the incident.
huge areas of the metropolis middle, which is barely 90 minutes through coach from London, needed to be cordoned off for decontamination and one girl died after her companion found a body spray bottle which became out to had been used to move the poison.
then again, the Sunday instances spoke of the metropolis had bounced returned, tourists had been returning, and even the Zizzi Italian restaurant visited through the Skripals earlier than the nerve took effect had reopened with a packed crowd.
The paper said it had checked out information like crime, faculties and property prices in attaining its judgment, however that the award had additionally been according to less effortlessly-measured factors like "pleasing surroundings, lifestyle and, peculiarly, group spirit."
(Reporting via William James; Ediitng via Angus MacSwan)