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....The 60-year-old company, which faces about $400m of debt repayments in 2018, said it had secured about $3bn of financing from various lenders, including a JP Morgan-led bank syndicate, to keep its stores open as usual as it approaches its key Christmas selling period. Brandon said: “As the holiday season ramps up, our physical and web stores are open for business, and our team members around the world look forward to continuing to put huge smiles on children’s faces. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Ryanair has written to 400,000 passengers to tell them that their flight has been cancelled after it admitted to a “mess-up” on pilot rostering that left 18 million ticket holders wondering if their holiday plans would be ruined. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Last year, Delrio praised Ryanair after it announced plans to invest €883m (£783m) in Italy, creating 2,250 jobs and opening 44 new routes. Following an outcry from stranded passengers, Ryanair admitted on Tuesday that it had “messed up” on the rostering of staff holidays, leading to a shortage of pilots. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:57:42 AM
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....If you have an allowance of 2GB, they will not tell you that you only use 300MB. Much like we used to go to a travel agent to arrange flights and hotel rooms for a holiday, packaging a sim card and a handset was traditional for people buying a mobile from one of the big operators – often at great cost. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 06:00:02 AM
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....There was also always a fear that he would get no shifts next week. “It’s happened to a friend of mine who went on holiday who came back to just one shift a week instead of five,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 04:27:03 AM
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.... But silliness is now Britain’s official position. Those who holidayed in the EU this summer will have met that amazement from taxi drivers, bartenders, students and old-timers alike: they think we are mad. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:00:33 AM
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....The obligation on airlines is to have sufficient slack in the system to cope. It was only when Ryanair marketing officer Kenny Jacobs conceded that “we have messed up in the planning of pilot holidays” that one got close to an admission of fault. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 02:26:16 PM
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.... It even told us that no other underwriters were willing to insure us, which was really scary. Also, on a practical level, we’re going on holiday and have very little time to arrange a replacement policy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 10th of September 2017 05:59:29 AM
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....Lohith Jajee, one of those affected, wrote: “We spent nearly £1,400 on this TV two weeks ago. It’s holiday period in the UK and we thought kids would enjoy watching [a] new TV. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:45:30 AM
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....EU rules state that documentation such as passenger manifests which may be required by the countries an aircraft is flying between should be carried on board, and the Civil Aviation Authority, which regulated flights to and from the UK, says it would expect full lists to accompany all flights. Airlines are free to follow their own procedures but, whereas easyJet – in the parallel case I featured – admitted that cabin crew should hand passports back to the relevant passenger when possible, and awarded them a free holiday as compensation, Ryanair remains intransigent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:00:03 AM
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....8bn. The heroics of summer hit Wonder Woman have failed to shore up a take for the period – the Hollywood summer typically runs from the first Friday in May to the Labor Day holiday in early September – that is $600m lower than last year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 26th of August 2017 03:00:39 PM
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....“The toy market has been under pressure for quite some time,” says Neil Saunders, an analyst at retail consultancy GlobalData. “Profit margins are being squeezed by excessive discounting – especially around holidays. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Ryanair has tried to appease angry customers by publishing lists of all flights to be cancelled until Wednesday, after 82 failed to take off on Sunday, with the airline admitting it had mismanaged the planning of pilot holidays. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“This is a positive start, but is for a few weeks only – and is very unlikely to continue for the rest of the year. Comparisons will become more stretching – and sales, which were very strong in the summer holidays, are likely to return to more modest levels,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 07:00:46 AM
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.... It is a world away from the €1 shops patronised by struggling Greeks on the other side of the southern Aegean island. This year close to 2 million holidaymakers will visit Santorini, lured by the beauty of a place transfigured by a volcano so great when it erupted in 1613BC it is believed to have inspired Plato’s telling of the legend of Atlantis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 03:07:24 PM
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....He also criticised Theresa May on Sky News: “I fail to see what she’s doing in Japan for three days at the moment, why she’s not in Brussels or in Frankfurt or in Paris, which is where these negotiations need to take place. “She’s just come back from three weeks’ holidays in the Swiss Alps. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:30:49 PM
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. Ryanair’s decision to cancel 40-55 flights a day for the next six weeks will leave as many as 400,000 passengers with their holidays and travel plans ruined. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Couriers begin to earn money only once they have delivered their first parcel of the day, and drivers only once a first passenger has been allocated (no mean feat given the trends detailed above), picked up and then dropped off at their destination. ​I am treated as an employee – in fact, worse – but with no holiday or sick pay, no security and no pension. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:05:35 PM
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. The downside to a weak pound is immediately apparent because imports get dearer and foreign holidays get more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:35:52 AM
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.... The pound has fallen to its lowest levels in eight years as the UK economy sputters, but it’s also falling because the euro is gaining ground - part of a broad recovery under way since 2014. British holidaymakers buying currency at some UK airports have been offered as little as €0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:47:00 PM
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.... Every seat is taken, every table filled with booze, and every bartender serves a never-ending stream of punters eager for a teatime pint – or three. But this isn’t your everyday pub: this is Manchester airport’s Terminal 3 in August, the pre-drinking place to be for holidaymakers heading to Alicante, Ibiza, Malaga, Dublin and Faro. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 25th of August 2017 11:22:05 AM
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.... Apple executive Craig Federighi just yesterday revealed some more news about how the device’s Face ID system works, in an email to an Apple developer. The feature uses IR light, which shines through “most sunglasses”, he said, meaning it will still work on your beach holiday (unless you are unlucky); and an emergency lock feature, activated by “gripping the buttons on both sides of the phone”, prevents it being simply stolen and unlocked coercively by a thief. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 12:04:32 PM
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....The pound had slumped to 30-year lows after the referendum – sliding to $1. 20 in January – making US trips more expensive for UK holidaymakers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 09:25:12 AM
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....Whitbourn, a former area manager from Lincolnshire, said there was a lot of competition for the company’s flagship site. To spread the word, Wetherspoon handed out tickets to more than 4,000 people to have a free meal and drinks over the bank holiday weekend before the full opening. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 01:28:10 PM
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.... Top of Soas’s values is “promoting equality and celebrating diversity” – yet members of its own community suffered economic apartheid. Unlike direct employees, the cleaners got no sick pay, hardly any holiday pay and the minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
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.... The underlying disdain for both passengers and employees is genuine, too. Sometimes it spills over into the real world, at the moment in the fiasco over his pilots’ holiday entitlement, which has left 18 million customers in an anxious limbo while they wait to find whether their flights booked over the next eight weeks will be cancelled. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 06:24:15 PM
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...."We have noticed, however, that deals are not being done unless sellers are prepared to be realistic and accept that they may receive only one or very few offers on their properties compared with perhaps several 12 months earlier. "Looking forward we anticipate much the same - no rapid improvement or decline but as our customers return from holiday they will hopefully return to home buying and selling mode sooner rather than later. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:57:00 PM
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....As the French president, Emmanuel Macron, stated in June, in spite of everything, the door to continued EU membership remains open. The ridiculous thing is that there are enough problems in the British economy and British society without the added self-inflicted damage from Brexit – a first taste, of course, being the collapse of the pound, which has hit British holidaymakers forcibly this summer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:00:29 AM
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. Ryanair has offered pilots a one-off bonus of up to £12,000 to forfeit holidays, according to a memo seen by the Guardian, as it battles to prevent further flight cancellations caused by a “mess-up” in its rota system. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Ryanair cancellations raise worries in Italy over Alitalia takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:57:42 AM
....Last year, Delrio praised Ryanair after it announced plans to invest €883m (£783m) in Italy, creating 2,250 jobs and opening 44 new routes. Following an outcry from stranded passengers, Ryanair admitted on Tuesday that it had “messed up” on the rostering of staff holidays, leading to a shortage of pilots. ...
Ryanair offers pilots £12,000 bonus to tackle cancelled flights fiasco image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 01:25:39 PM
. Ryanair has offered pilots a one-off bonus of up to £12,000 to forfeit holidays, according to a memo seen by the Guardian, as it battles to prevent further flight cancellations caused by a “mess-up” in its rota system. ...
Toys R Us files for bankruptcy in US and Canada image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:35:56 AM
....The 60-year-old company, which faces about $400m of debt repayments in 2018, said it had secured about $3bn of financing from various lenders, including a JP Morgan-led bank syndicate, to keep its stores open as usual as it approaches its key Christmas selling period. Brandon said: “As the holiday season ramps up, our physical and web stores are open for business, and our team members around the world look forward to continuing to put huge smiles on children’s faces. ...
Ryanair to tell 400,000 passengers of cancelled flights after roster 'mess-up' image
. Ryanair has written to 400,000 passengers to tell them that their flight has been cancelled after it admitted to a “mess-up” on pilot rostering that left 18 million ticket holders wondering if their holiday plans would be ruined. ...
Editorial | The Guardian view on Ryanair: the low expectations airline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 06:24:15 PM
.... The underlying disdain for both passengers and employees is genuine, too. Sometimes it spills over into the real world, at the moment in the fiasco over his pilots’ holiday entitlement, which has left 18 million customers in an anxious limbo while they wait to find whether their flights booked over the next eight weeks will be cancelled. ...
'They just kept topping it up' – how one credit card user fell £28,000 in debt image
....She went to Citizens Advice in Oldham in 2014, to say she was “in too deep,” while she sold the family home to cut their debts from £73,000 to £43,000. Her husband then unexpectedly left her over a bank holiday weekend last year, leaving her with debts of more than £28,000 on four credit cards and a bank overdraft. ...
Bill trouble after nursing home move  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:45:00 PM
....His understanding from the letter was that a final bill would follow. When he came back from holiday in early July he paid the £14. ...
Ryanair is 'unnecessarily pissing people off' – again | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:26:16 PM
....The obligation on airlines is to have sufficient slack in the system to cope. It was only when Ryanair marketing officer Kenny Jacobs conceded that “we have messed up in the planning of pilot holidays” that one got close to an admission of fault. ...
Ryanair vows to publish details of all flights cancelled in next six weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:23:23 PM
....Ryanair blamed rostering problems for the delays. “We have messed up in the planning of pilot holidays and we’re working hard to fix that,” it said on Facebook. ...
Why is Ryanair cancelling flights and what can you do? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 12:35:49 PM
. Ryanair’s decision to cancel 40-55 flights a day for the next six weeks will leave as many as 400,000 passengers with their holidays and travel plans ruined. ...
Launch of iPhone X is a reminder of the perils of paying monthly for your mobile image
....If you have an allowance of 2GB, they will not tell you that you only use 300MB. Much like we used to go to a travel agent to arrange flights and hotel rooms for a holiday, packaging a sim card and a handset was traditional for people buying a mobile from one of the big operators – often at great cost. ...
Ryanair tries to appease passengers with list of flights cancelled until Thursday image
. Ryanair has tried to appease angry customers by publishing lists of all flights to be cancelled until Wednesday, after 82 failed to take off on Sunday, with the airline admitting it had mismanaged the planning of pilot holidays. ...
Crisis in Toyland: how the shift online places our childhood favourites in peril image
....“The toy market has been under pressure for quite some time,” says Neil Saunders, an analyst at retail consultancy GlobalData. “Profit margins are being squeezed by excessive discounting – especially around holidays. ...
Black Friday 2017 Date: This is when shoppers will get Amazon, Argos, Tesco best deals image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 01:50:00 PM
.... The seven days of Black Friday week of November 2017 is expected to see £7billion spent. Black Friday is always the day after the American bank holiday Thanksgiving and is traditionally when US shoppers start Christmas shopping - with major retailers offering deals. ...
Ryanair cancels 40 to 50 flights a day for staff to go on holiday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 01:26:44 AM
....The budget airline says the measure is designed to improve punctuality, which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September. Some customers have reacted furiously to the cancellations, claiming holiday plans have been ruined by the decision. ...
What's the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 8? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 12:04:32 PM
.... Apple executive Craig Federighi just yesterday revealed some more news about how the device’s Face ID system works, in an email to an Apple developer. The feature uses IR light, which shines through “most sunglasses”, he said, meaning it will still work on your beach holiday (unless you are unlucky); and an emergency lock feature, activated by “gripping the buttons on both sides of the phone”, prevents it being simply stolen and unlocked coercively by a thief. ...
JD Wetherspoon boss: EU leaders should take a 'wise-up pill' on Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 07:00:46 AM
....“This is a positive start, but is for a few weeks only – and is very unlikely to continue for the rest of the year. Comparisons will become more stretching – and sales, which were very strong in the summer holidays, are likely to return to more modest levels,” he said. ...
Held in secure immigration as Ryanair fails to reunite me with ‘lost’ passport image
....EU rules state that documentation such as passenger manifests which may be required by the countries an aircraft is flying between should be carried on board, and the Civil Aviation Authority, which regulated flights to and from the UK, says it would expect full lists to accompany all flights. Airlines are free to follow their own procedures but, whereas easyJet – in the parallel case I featured – admitted that cabin crew should hand passports back to the relevant passenger when possible, and awarded them a free holiday as compensation, Ryanair remains intransigent. ...
Cost of living surges amid warnings the Bank of England could soon hike interest rates image
...."The spike in prices is due to rising prices for clothing and petrol. The holiday season also saw a rise in air fares. ...
‘Special assistance’ was of no assistance with Eurostar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:00:27 AM
....My husband (who is blind) and I wanted to book Eurostar from London to Avignon in August. I am entitled to a discounted blind companion fare, but it can only be booked by phone and at the height of holiday season it was impossible to get through. ...
College cleaners defeated outsourcing. They’ve shown it can be done | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Top of Soas’s values is “promoting equality and celebrating diversity” – yet members of its own community suffered economic apartheid. Unlike direct employees, the cleaners got no sick pay, hardly any holiday pay and the minimum wage. ...
Trauma as travellers face a gender issue going through security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 08:55:25 AM
.... “I was trembling and so distressed by this traumatic experience,” he says. “It kind of ruined my holiday. ...
To understand the UK's low-pay crisis, Mark Carney needs to get out more | Phillip Inman image
....And he held the line with only a few minor concessions. A little extra money was promised to a handful of the very lowest paid, a little extra holiday entitlement was also part of the modest package, and there was a pledge to include the union in future pay talks from the start. ...
There is no Brexit ‘punishment’, apart from the self-inflicted one image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:00:29 AM
....As the French president, Emmanuel Macron, stated in June, in spite of everything, the door to continued EU membership remains open. The ridiculous thing is that there are enough problems in the British economy and British society without the added self-inflicted damage from Brexit – a first taste, of course, being the collapse of the pound, which has hit British holidaymakers forcibly this summer. ...
We got a sinking feeling as Bradford & Bingley cancelled our home insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 05:59:29 AM
.... It even told us that no other underwriters were willing to insure us, which was really scary. Also, on a practical level, we’re going on holiday and have very little time to arrange a replacement policy. ...
Fidget spinners and Fingerlings help toy firm buck downward market trend image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 05:16:14 PM
....”. In the run up to the summer holidays schools started banning fidget spinners as the playground mania spilled over into the classroom. ...
Enterprise won’t refund us over a car crash that wasn’t our fault image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 06:00:31 AM
....In July 2016 my partner and I rented a car from Enterprise in France. During our holiday we were hit from behind and the other driver signed a statement admitting he was responsible for the crash. ...
House prices hit record high as market shakes off Brexit doom-mongers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:54:00 AM
....co. uk, Russell Quirk, added: “Rather than returning from the holiday period sunburnt and bleary-eyed, the UK housing market has defied the usual slower summer trends to show strong price growth on a monthly and annual basis. ...
Need more space? UFO-shaped home goes up for sale in New Zealand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 03:36:13 AM
....”. Clearwater bought her Futuro, which features built-in furniture and a spaceship-style hatch entrance, four years ago as a holiday home in the small coastal village of Warrington in the south island of New Zealand. ...
After BA’s IT meltdown our claim has finally taken off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:00:34 AM
. BA’s well-publicised IT meltdown over the May half term meant we had to abandon our family holiday to Sweden. ...
The Brexit bill is cataclysmic. Only a swerve will save us | Polly Toynbee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:00:33 AM
.... But silliness is now Britain’s official position. Those who holidayed in the EU this summer will have met that amazement from taxi drivers, bartenders, students and old-timers alike: they think we are mad. ...
North Korea tensions ripple through global financial markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 05:50:06 PM
.... Naeem Asla, of Think Markets – a spreadbetting firm, said the troubles in Pyongyang did “not present a stable environment for investing”. The US stock market was closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. ...
McDonald's workers to go on strike in Britain for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 04:27:03 AM
....There was also always a fear that he would get no shifts next week. “It’s happened to a friend of mine who went on holiday who came back to just one shift a week instead of five,” he said. ...
Travel disruption looms as workers at three train operators go on strike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 11:01:03 PM
....Rail workers at three train operators are staging fresh strikes on Monday in disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains. The action will disrupt travel as people return to work after the holidays and schools reopen. ...
As the UK economy sputters, it's all systems go in the eurozone | Richard Partington image
.... The pound has fallen to its lowest levels in eight years as the UK economy sputters, but it’s also falling because the euro is gaining ground - part of a broad recovery under way since 2014. British holidaymakers buying currency at some UK airports have been offered as little as €0. ...
The longer Brexit stays up in the air, the higher the risk flights will be grounded image
.... No industry welcomes the current uncertainty. But while the public may become inured to the gradual shrinking of a chocolate bar, or the trickling away of professionals to the EU, a grounding of holiday flights could provide a vivid demonstration of the troubles ahead. ...
How to make studying for a degree work for you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:00:07 AM
....While Jackson was studying full-time for a degree in dance and performing arts at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, she worked 10-20 hours a week running Living the Dream, a dance company she’d set up at the age of 16. She hired fellow students from her course to perform at corporate and charity dance events and would teach young people to put on performing arts shows in the school holidays, offering disadvantaged children free places by charging wealthier families more. ...
Travel money demand suggests rise in Britons choosing south-east Asia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 11:01:05 PM
. Sterling’s slump since the Brexit vote appears to have led to not just an increase in staycations but a boom in the numbers of UK holidaymakers heading east to destinations such as Thailand, Vietnam and Bali. ...
Ryanair chief: May should be doing Brexit deal, not drinking sake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:30:49 PM
....He also criticised Theresa May on Sky News: “I fail to see what she’s doing in Japan for three days at the moment, why she’s not in Brussels or in Frankfurt or in Paris, which is where these negotiations need to take place. “She’s just come back from three weeks’ holidays in the Swiss Alps. ...
Refund for table shattering and rise in personal borrowing cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:44:19 PM
....Damage limitation as I try to find out why Uber sent me £110 car ‘cleaning bill’. Get peace of mind for your break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Dara Khosrowshahi's Uber in-tray: 20 issues new chief must address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
.... Separately, Transport for London’s statistics show car accidents in the capital are up since the ride-hailing app arrived on the scene. Sticking with drivers, the company is battling a tribunal ruling in the UK that they should be treated as employees, a status conferring rights such as minimum wage and holiday pay. ...
How to avoid inheritance tax: How Grandparents can help first-time buyers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:16:00 PM
.... And up to £3,000 can be given to anyone each year without being liable for inheritance tax - even if it is less than seven years before death. Money from Grandparents has also been put towards education, holidays and driving lessons, according to Saga. ...
House prices to stay strong as cheap mortgage rates help lending hit nine-year high  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:57:00 PM
...."We have noticed, however, that deals are not being done unless sellers are prepared to be realistic and accept that they may receive only one or very few offers on their properties compared with perhaps several 12 months earlier. "Looking forward we anticipate much the same - no rapid improvement or decline but as our customers return from holiday they will hopefully return to home buying and selling mode sooner rather than later. ...
Santorini's popularity soars but locals say it has hit saturation point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 03:07:24 PM
.... It is a world away from the €1 shops patronised by struggling Greeks on the other side of the southern Aegean island. This year close to 2 million holidaymakers will visit Santorini, lured by the beauty of a place transfigured by a volcano so great when it erupted in 1613BC it is believed to have inspired Plato’s telling of the legend of Atlantis. ...
'Shark in minnow pond': Ramsgate locals split on new Wetherspoon pub image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 01:28:10 PM
....Whitbourn, a former area manager from Lincolnshire, said there was a lot of competition for the company’s flagship site. To spread the word, Wetherspoon handed out tickets to more than 4,000 people to have a free meal and drinks over the bank holiday weekend before the full opening. ...
Need help to claim after a flight delay?  As firms cash in, beware the small print image
. When Richard Watson arrived back at Gatwick 13 hours late after a holiday in Dubai he immediately applied for compensation from the airline, browsing the internet for advice to check that he was eligible. ...
Even superheroes may not be able to save Hollywood’s desperate summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 03:00:39 PM
....8bn. The heroics of summer hit Wonder Woman have failed to shore up a take for the period – the Hollywood summer typically runs from the first Friday in May to the Labor Day holiday in early September – that is $600m lower than last year. ...
‘My parked car was hit twice, but the insurers won’t pay’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:00:28 AM
.... By the morning the Mercedes was gone and the family woke to discover they had been victims of a hit and run. As they were due to go on holiday the next day, the family were forced to hire a car. ...
Need a well-paid student job you enjoy? Here are a few off-the-wall ideas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 05:59:28 AM
....”. He started out busking, but soon discovered Scottish and Breton pubs, and certain Parisian restaurants, would hire him on Scottish holidays such as Burns Night. ...
Air passengers react to alcohol crackdown: 'Get as many in as you can' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 11:22:05 AM
.... Every seat is taken, every table filled with booze, and every bartender serves a never-ending stream of punters eager for a teatime pint – or three. But this isn’t your everyday pub: this is Manchester airport’s Terminal 3 in August, the pre-drinking place to be for holidaymakers heading to Alicante, Ibiza, Malaga, Dublin and Faro. ...
Software update leaves Samsung TVs unusable, plus identity theft soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:42:04 PM
....EasyJet left us stranded in Nice with two diabetic children. Our holiday was derailed after InterRail tickets were a no-show. ...
Inside the gig economy: the 'vulnerable human underbelly' of UK's labour market image
....Couriers begin to earn money only once they have delivered their first parcel of the day, and drivers only once a first passenger has been allocated (no mean feat given the trends detailed above), picked up and then dropped off at their destination. ​I am treated as an employee – in fact, worse – but with no holiday or sick pay, no security and no pension. ...
Samsung TV owners furious after software update leaves sets unusable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:45:30 AM
....Lohith Jajee, one of those affected, wrote: “We spent nearly £1,400 on this TV two weeks ago. It’s holiday period in the UK and we thought kids would enjoy watching [a] new TV. ...
Grandparents gift grandchildren over  £37billion for holidays, education and first homes image
....A further third are considering giving a financial gift in the future, while others prefer to lend the money instead, according to new research from Saga. Many say they view the gift as an early inheritance and would rather see their relatives enjoy the money, helping them cover education costs, holidays, driving lessons or even a deposit on a first property. ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
McDonald's workers to coordinate strike with allies around world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 04:06:40 PM
. Workers at two McDonald’s restaurants in the UK will go on strike on 4 September, the US Labor Day holiday, in an attempt to coordinate action against the fast food giant with allies around the world. ...
Is your house in a British boom town? Best price growth revealed as values rocket £85k image
....Despite the booming figures, August has seen a lull in prices, dropping to £313,663 or 0. 9 per cent, caused by factors including summer holidays. ...
Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Its data shows its most expensive recent claim ran to an eye-watering £215,000 with another at £120,000, with the average cost £3,370. By comparison, the highest claim for cancellation cost just £10,000 and £6,000 for someone cutting short their holiday. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
.... Only walk-up fares during peak hours were consistently (and dramatically) higher in the UK. Smith says British trains compare well with their continental counterparts for comfort and punctuality, adding: “Citizens perhaps unfairly compare the regular commuter trains they use every day in their own country with that one swish intercity train they took on their holiday abroad. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... The sleepless nights, the stressful confrontations and the hours spent on phone and email seeking resolutions. In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is more stressful than the office. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
....IAG and easyJet have ascribed recent dents in profits to uncertainty after terrorist attacks last year, with leisure bookings frequently dropping across many destinations in the immediate aftermath. There has been an increase in bookings to European holiday destinations after terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt, with Spain among the biggest beneficiaries. ...
Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:16:40 PM
. Sterling’s plunge after the EU referendum is making Britain more attractive for foreign holidaymakers, resulting in a record number of overseas visitors in June. ...
Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:01:14 AM
....Fifty-five per cent of those polled slept with their windows open at night, 24% left their doors unlocked while at home, and 12% left their garden gates open. A fifth of respondents said they posted photographs online showing they were on holiday, inadvertently drawing attention to their empty house. ...
Slow house price growth and steep rail fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 02:37:41 PM
....Roald Dahl’s former mews house. EasyJet has apologised after a holidaymaker was told to collect their suitcase from 200km away – even though it turned out not to be there. ...
Asda returns to sales growth thanks to price cuts and inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 12:17:23 PM
Family reunion is ruined as easyJet struggles to return my passport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:00:31 AM
....I arranged for my two sisters and me to fly out on a surprise birthday visit to our fourth sister, who lives in Venice. We are all in our 70s and haven’t holidayed together since we were children. ...
From standup comedy classes to free massages – wellness at work goes mainstream image
....”. Making sure work doesn’t encroach into time at home or on holidays requires nothing but a degree of discipline, and of course, backing from the top. ...
Holidaymakers urged to buy euros as pound set for PARITY against single currency image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 03:25:00 PM
.... Alexandra Russell-Oliver, currency markets analyst at Caxton, said: "Sterling’s vulnerability during Brexit negotiations and euro strength on tapering speculation could see the sterling-euro rate fall further, at least testing 2010 lows and bringing into sharper focus the possibility of parity. "But this is a time of heightened uncertainty, so we should brace ourselves for further volatility and take precautions ahead of our holidays. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
.... The board is moved to express its “considerable anger” that this fact was “knowingly withheld”. Somebody cheer ’em up by dispatching a copy of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, with its (almost) perfect lines for the occasion: “The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter/It isn’t just one of your holiday games/You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter/When I tell you, a cat must have three different names. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
....“Despite its claims, Uber remains completely deaf to the most serious issue – excessively long hours, earning on average between £5 and £6 per hour. “If Uber was more concerned about driver welfare than it is with propping up its own dreadful reputation, it would have abided by the tribunal’s decision and guaranteed drivers a minimum wage and holiday pay. ...
The UK debt tide is rising – how can you avoid drowning? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
.... Sara Williams, the author of Debt Camel, a blog advising on money problems, said cheap personal loans – one of the causes of the current debt bubble – would work for improving a house as a new kitchen or similar work is an investment. “If you are borrowing to go on holiday – well you are going to want to go on holiday next year as well, so you need to be able to repay that debt in a year. ...
Tougher laws to protect 10 million Britons who book holidays online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 05:30:34 AM
. Travellers booking package holidays online are to receive greater protection if a holiday company goes bust, under government proposals to strengthen rules. ...

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