Hundreds of Liverpool fans are seeking alternative routes to reach Kiev for Saturday’s Champions League Final, after several charter flights from Merseyside to the Ukrainian capital were cancelled. 21 September 2016: Uefa announces that the Olympic Stadium in Kiev will host the 2017-18 Champions League Final. Ukraine’s capital is the first Eastern European city to host the event since the Moscow final between Manchester United and Chelsea in 2008.
A technical problem with a Thomas Cook flight from Gatwick to Dalaman in Turkey due out at 6.10pm on Thursday has delayed the departure until shortly before midnight on Friday. Passengers complained of a shambles on Thursday as the aircraft was first delayed then towed away. John Gregson told The Independent: “Nearly midnight at Gatwick.
A number of beaches were closed this week in the seaside resort of Benidorm, Spain, after a swarm of Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish were spotted off the coast. The creatures carry venomous tentacles which can grow up to 50m, with a sting powerful enough to kill fish and humans, though incidents of the latter are rare. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, an 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being stung at La Marina beach near Elche on the Costa Blanca last weekend.
On the eve of Bank Holiday weekend, Bournemouth and Poole made a bid to lure more summer visitors with a 10-mile “Selfie Wall Trail” of specially commissioned murals. The trail was conceived by Iain Alexander, resident artist for the local gallery Ambassadeur Art, who paints under the tag ALTR-EGO. Last year he helped create a giant Spiderman on a wall near Bournemouth Pier.
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Hundreds of Liverpool fans are seeking alternative routes to reach Kiev for Saturday’s Champions League Final, after several charter flights from Merseyside to the Ukrainian capital were cancelled. Finding airline seats to Kiev has proved extremely difficult even before the cancellations. Real Madrid fans got the pick of the connections because their team qualified 24 hours ahead of Liverpool.
In my uneducated opinion, one of the main challenges when opening a high-end hotel on the outskirts of a city with so much charm, vibrancy, history and culture as Marrakech, is to capture all of that while simultaneously providing the highest degree of modern comfort, style and – ideally – a sprinkling of decadence. The Fairmont Royal Palm, half an hour drive south of the city centre, masters just that with aplomb. Located in the middle of a sprawling, luscious golf course, this four-year-old five-star resort, which was taken over by the Fairmont group in May 2017, offers an authentic Moroccan holiday in the lap of luxury.
“If the mid-19th century was the heyday of railway development, this second decade of the 21st century is a new Golden Age for train travel” – so say Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries in the introduction to their splendid new Great Train Comparison, a Europe-wide report created with the online rail booking service, Loco2. If the same thing happens at the start of the next working week, at least Jon will be able to learn from the Great Train Comparison that there is another way. Inconveniently for those hoping to get from Bedfordshire to Blackfriars, though, the evidence that railways can be well run is mostly located on the continent.
People could fly to New York in the same time they will spend on the road this Bank Holiday, according to new research. With travel disruption predicted, that have concluded that Edinburgh could take up to thirteen hours to reach by road from London. A weekend jaunt to the Lake District from the capital will take almost eight hours, and with flights to New York taking just 7 hours and 45 minutes.
The transport secretary has warned Heathrow that the third runway must provide value for money. Chris Grayling said that while “expansion is long overdue”, it must be cost-efficient. “Heathrow’s customers should not pay for a ‘gold plated’ solution,” he said.