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On easyJet, when entering your personal details for a flight booking, you can choose from four titles: Mr, Ms, Mrs or Miss. BA has always targeted aristocrats and chased the niche markets for Captains, Professors and Reverends, etc. But as the airline has become more proletarian, mimicking the short-haul practices of easyJet, unhappy passengers and striking cabin crew have been lining up to give the airline a kicking. On Monday he flew from Munich to Heathrow.
The medal-deserving, endlessly enthusiastic staff at this award-winning kids’ club caters for children aged 18 months to 17 years, who can join in with or without their parents. The 10,000-square-metre “Fantasy Village” play area is just one of the standout features, with a pool, Indian reservation and cowboy fort amid sand dunes, while Duneland is an enchanted castle for kids with creative workshops, a play area, cinema, nap room and Peter Pan restaurant. Who says teenagers are too old for kids’ clubs?
“The aim is to create more of a deterrent to people who think they can come to the city of venice and do what they want, not respecting the city, urban decorum, and public safety,” he told The Independent in a statement. Now, €450 is the upper limit, and is reserved for people caught swimming in the canals and the waters around Piazza San Marco.
From high protein yogurts like Arla and Skyr, protein energy balls and bars like Cliff and Bounce, and ready to slurp protein drinks like Weetabix On The Go and The Collective, if you need a post-gym fix, you never have to go far. Current government recommendations for adult men are 55.5g a day for men and 45g for women - the average protein shake contains 20-40g of protein per serving. “Protein is essential for growth and repair, and if you’re working out then your protein needs will be increased,” nutritionist Nichola Whitehead explained to The Independent.
It’s never been easier to keep up with what’s going on in the world. The news is everywhere – in our Facebook feeds, on the morning commute, during that lazy half hour before you switch off the TV and go to bed. But the tide of global affairs is often more upsetting than uplifting and it can be tempting to bury our heads in the sand. As the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words, so to offer a different perspective we've rounded up some of the most memorable images of the week's events, captured by the best photojournalists on the planet.
Depression appears to double the chance of dying in any given year for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a new study. The researchers said such mental distress was a “stronger risk factor” than age, having had a heart attack, or diabetes. Nearly 25,000 people with coronary artery disease were tracked over an average of 10 years and about 15 per cent of them ended up being diagnosed with depression, according to a paper published in the European Heart Journal.
There were a few things all the Love Island contestants had in common this year: alongside a unique vernacular and desire to find love (or fame), they all had incredibly toned physiques. In fact, this has helped fuel a fourfold increase in steroid use last year, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics. The number of 16 to 24-year-old men using anabolic steroids rose from 0.1 to 0.4 per cent between 2015-16 and 2016-17.
If you've grown bored of treadmills or standard laps-of-the-local-common, perhaps it's time to mix up your run routine. To help you out, we enlisted the assistance of adidas Runners London captains James Poole and Claudi Schroegel, who used their insider knowledge of where the best places to run in London are to create some excellent new running routes.
Lost pilots, the stubborn French and £80k salaries: what you didn't know about air traffic control
On the 57th day of industrial action so far this year by some British Airways cabin crew, the airline’s parent company reported strong half-year figures. The group also includes Aer Lingus, Iberia, Vueling and Level – the new low-cost, long-haul venture that began flying in June from Barcelona to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The improvement was driven by a 4.6 per cent increase in passenger numbers and a “load factor” improvement from 80 to 81 per cent.
A BBC Panorama episode aired this week that explored the potential link between certain antidepressants and violence. The episode heavily focused on one case: James Holmes, who killed 12 and injured 70 more at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012.