Thousands of passengers have been told that bookings they made on British Airways will not be honoured. On 11 and 12 June BA flights to Tel Aviv and Dubai were put on sale through online travel agents at extremely low fares: around £200 return to Tel Aviv, and typically £220 return to Dubai. Similar fares were offered with “add-on” domestic flights from other UK airports.
A list of the top rated things to do in every country, according to TripAdvisor, has been released. The list includes natural, historical, religious and tourist attractions and was collated by VoucherCloud. Testament to the enduring success of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding franchise, the Harry Potter Studio Tour is ranked as the most popular attraction the UK, beating Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge.
The decade-long study by Mathias Bartl, a professor at Germany's Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, found that there is an "overwhelming dominance of very few channels over the rest of content on YouTube". This has created a massive discrepancy between the very small number of YouTube channels earning sizeable sums from advertising revenue, and the very large number of YouTube channels earning very little. According to the study, 97% of YouTube's most-viewed channels bring in less than £12,800 a year in advertising revenue.
Trigger warning: During the McCarthy era of the 1950s, prom — yes, the night of spiked punch and making out under the bleachers — served as a part of curriculum meant to “keep youth sexually straight." The ritual was an agent for the then-nationwide campaign to fight homosexuality by projecting an excruciatingly heteronormative dress code and gendered roles (see: “prom king” and “prom queen”) onto high schoolers. While the internet has tended to favour those more viral and harmless moments, like duct tape as a textile (which has spurred its own scholarship fund) or recreating Beyoncé’s latest nude dress, the reality of prom is that it highlights just how far educational institutions must go in the advancement and protection of LGBTQ+ students. Nowadays, bogus dress code violations and students who are deemed too gay to even go rule headlines.
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have finally made their Royal Ascot debut. Earlier this afternoon, the newlyweds travelled to the prestigious racecourse in the third carriage alongside the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
While urban environments are sometimes associated with greater levels of stress and anxiety, keeping yourself occupied on a daily basis has also been linked to greater levels of life satisfaction, as chartered mediator Dr Jeanette Bicknell explained. “Among individuals in a society, busyness - or the feeling of busyness - seems to be an important factor in wellbeing,” she wrote in a blog post on Nautil. Dr Bicknell cited a study undertaken by Robert Levine from California State University Fresno and a team of researchers that investigated the pace of large cities from 31 different countries.
A baby born on a Paris train on 18 June was awarded free rail travel on the network until he turns 25. The mother went into labour at around 11am on the busy RER A line that runs from east to west Paris. After stopping at the Auber station in central Paris, the train was evacuated and further trains were halted in both directions on an especially busy section of the commuter line for 45 minutes as a consequence of the new arrival.
Children growing up in today’s digital age have grown accustomed to being surrounded by all sorts of digital devices on a daily basis. With one in four children under the age of six owning a smartphone, it’s easier said than done for parents to monitor the amount of time their children spend glued to a screen. Elizabeth Denham, information commissioner, is going to be overseeing the introduction of a new code that could force social media platforms to alter their settings for their younger users.
Among ITV2’s late night viewing audience, as among the contemporaries of Aristotle, there must presumably be some who prefer their narratives with certain dramatic unities forced upon them. Some must feel the dramatic purpose of the characters to be heightened by formulae that must be followed, and tantalised by the prospect of their being broken. On Love Island, two unshakeable rules have been established thus far, the Mallorcan Unities, if you will, and they are a) that new female arrivals must first take pity on fully automated crimson sympathy generator Alex before b) ultimately fancying Adam.
The Duchess of Sussex has flown the sartorial flag for the great British high street on several royal engagements and here's where you can shop her most regal looks.