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 undeRead More »
For the second time in two months, thousands of passengers hoping to fly to and from Stansted Airport over a bank holiday weekend face having their travel plans wrecked. More than 50 flights due out before 8am were still on the ground at 9am, representing more than 8,000 passengers. The majority are on Ryanair, which its by far the biggest operator at Stansted — its main base.
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The departures board at Liverpool John Lennon Airport took on an exotic air on Saturday morning, with Jordan Aviation, KlasJet of Lithuania, South African Airways, Star East of Romania and Air X of Malta, which calls itself: “The most diversified airline in the world.”
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.
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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.
“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.