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Monday 20th of March 2017 11:39:42 AM
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....What are the new rules?. Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent, told the BBC the ban would particularly affect passengers who booked cheaper, hand luggage-only tickets, but would now have to pay to check a bag in. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
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....Fares start from 99 euros/$149 each way. Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder said the new airline was good news for travellers as more competition would put pressure on fares. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 10:56:07 AM
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. The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:39:43 AM
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.... . Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
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.... The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England plummeted by more than 85% in the first six months, according to the government. Before Easyjet and Ryanair rewrote the rules on short-haul air travel, passengers could take their free drink and snack for granted. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
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.... Meanwhile, the international community is effectively stuck in a holding pattern, delivering aid while hoping the war in Syria will come to an end. It is hardly surprising that many young Syrians in the country see their only remaining routes to change as travelling onward to Europe or returning to Syria to fight. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:00:27 AM
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....While this may be where the garment was finally sewn together, it has already been to several other countries. In fact, it's quite possible this piece of clothing is better travelled than you. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:18 AM
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...."We only want to see aggregated patterns," he said. He has been working on a project that can classify travellers, spotting commuters, visitors and even students by their travel patterns. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
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.... And that’s exactly what they might do to the UK if it became a tax haven. We might get all the downsides and none of the supposed gains if that’s the route we’re going to travel post-Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:42 PM
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.... The city-state has long been the most expensive place in the world to buy and run a car, but the EIU said it is also the second-priciest destination in which to buy clothes. Australia and New Zealand are also pricing themselves out of the price bracket of budget-conscious travellers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
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....Marion Andron is co-owner of French jewellers Nodova, which sold more than 300,000 euros ($320,000; £256,000) of tagua jewellery last year. Ms Andron, 27, travels to Ecuador twice a year to oversee the production of the tagua that is done by seven local women at a cooperative. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:22:41 AM
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....Salary isn’t a concern, title isn’t a concern, temporary/permanent/freelance/full-time or part-time isn’t a concern. I don’t want: to do another degree or get a new qualification; to leave London (but travel for work is fine); a high-stress environment, ie based on a sales target; to set up my own business (except to the extent of establishing myself as a freelancer if required). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
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.... . China's National Tourism Administration ordered local travel agencies to stop selling tour packages to South Korea starting 15 March, according to Korea's Tourism Organisation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
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....Fast Track to confusion as Argos fails to right a wrong address. Get great value annual travel cover with Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:44:06 PM
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....In September, Oliver scrapped his network of YouTube channels, which had grown to 17 with various food stars including DJ BBQ and Cupcake Gemma, to focus on the core three he is directly involved with – Food Tube, Drinks Tube and Family Food. The overhaul includes a rethink of his monthly food travel and lifestyle magazine, Jamie, which in December revealed year-on-year sales down by 10% to 47,445. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
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.... . However, by choosing the right location and planning your travel cash, you could still cut the cost of your summer escape. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
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....A stony-faced inspector approaches, and passengers fumble in panic for their train tickets. It’s an everyday experience on Britain’s trains, but one disabled traveller’s battle over an extraordinary £400 “penalty” after failing to show his railcard has played its part in forcing overzealous inspectors to backtrack. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Opodo charges for its own mistakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
. Opodo, the online travel agency, is a familiar name in my inbox, but the complaints this past month are striking in their similarity. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
...."We only want to see aggregated patterns," he said. He has been working on a project that can classify travellers, spotting commuters, visitors and even students by their travel patterns. ...
‘Vegetable ivory’ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:22:41 AM
....Marion Andron is co-owner of French jewellers Nodova, which sold more than 300,000 euros ($320,000; £256,000) of tagua jewellery last year. Ms Andron, 27, travels to Ecuador twice a year to oversee the production of the tagua that is done by seven local women at a cooperative. ...
Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:42 PM
.... And that’s exactly what they might do to the UK if it became a tax haven. We might get all the downsides and none of the supposed gains if that’s the route we’re going to travel post-Brexit. ...
Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:13:36 PM
....A stony-faced inspector approaches, and passengers fumble in panic for their train tickets. It’s an everyday experience on Britain’s trains, but one disabled traveller’s battle over an extraordinary £400 “penalty” after failing to show his railcard has played its part in forcing overzealous inspectors to backtrack. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
.... . Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. ...
How many countries? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:18 AM
....While this may be where the garment was finally sewn together, it has already been to several other countries. In fact, it's quite possible this piece of clothing is better travelled than you. ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
.... . However, by choosing the right location and planning your travel cash, you could still cut the cost of your summer escape. ...
UK flight ban on electronic devices announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
....What are the new rules?. Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent, told the BBC the ban would particularly affect passengers who booked cheaper, hand luggage-only tickets, but would now have to pay to check a bag in. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
.... The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England plummeted by more than 85% in the first six months, according to the government. Before Easyjet and Ryanair rewrote the rules on short-haul air travel, passengers could take their free drink and snack for granted. ...
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... The city-state has long been the most expensive place in the world to buy and run a car, but the EIU said it is also the second-priciest destination in which to buy clothes. Australia and New Zealand are also pricing themselves out of the price bracket of budget-conscious travellers. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
....In September, Oliver scrapped his network of YouTube channels, which had grown to 17 with various food stars including DJ BBQ and Cupcake Gemma, to focus on the core three he is directly involved with – Food Tube, Drinks Tube and Family Food. The overhaul includes a rethink of his monthly food travel and lifestyle magazine, Jamie, which in December revealed year-on-year sales down by 10% to 47,445. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
.... . China's National Tourism Administration ordered local travel agencies to stop selling tour packages to South Korea starting 15 March, according to Korea's Tourism Organisation. ...
How can I leave my job in ad-land and use my skills to do good? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....Salary isn’t a concern, title isn’t a concern, temporary/permanent/freelance/full-time or part-time isn’t a concern. I don’t want: to do another degree or get a new qualification; to leave London (but travel for work is fine); a high-stress environment, ie based on a sales target; to set up my own business (except to the extent of establishing myself as a freelancer if required). ...
Torrey Canyon disaster – the UK's worst-ever oil spill 50 years on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 08:00:33 AM
....Lambert also credits the incident with sparking the first big rush of environmental volunteering. People travelled from Bristol and further afield in an attempt to clean birds, in sinks at hairdressers, at dedicated animal rescue centres and reportedly even in prisons. ...
BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:56:07 AM
....Fares start from 99 euros/$149 each way. Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder said the new airline was good news for travellers as more competition would put pressure on fares. ...
How Britons spend their money, plus MPs turn the heat on energy firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:44:06 PM
....Fast Track to confusion as Argos fails to right a wrong address. Get great value annual travel cover with Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:39:43 AM
. The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. ...
'No sex, no politics' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:47 AM
.... Under such circumstances he says that a "turn-taking arrangement can often be struck". Ms Nuttall adds that she often thinks that if one of the parties has travelled a long distance, they should be treated to lunch. ...
Southern reaches new agreement with train drivers' union Aslef image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:57:48 PM
....Aslef leaders said they would recommend their members accept the new agreement following weeks of talks over a row about driver-only trains. Mick Whelan, the union’s general secretary, said: “This agreement has the full support of the negotiating team and the executive committee, and offers solutions to our concerns, as well as restoring the confidence of all parties and the travelling public. ...
Cathay Pacific sees first annual loss in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:47:20 AM
....Cathay Pacific is facing fierce rivalry from mainland Chinese and Middle Eastern airlines that are expanding rapidly in the region. Carriers such as Air China and China Eastern are offering more direct services from the mainland, making it less attractive for passengers to travel via Hong Kong. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....However, the Lords Science and Technology Committee noted that some technology could reduce accidents caused by human error. The Department for Transport said driverless cars "have the potential to transform the way we travel. ...
Nick Candy denies claim he is jointly in charge of brother's CPC empire image
.... Holyoake is seeking £132m from the brothers in lost profits, loan overpayments, legal costs and aggravated damages. Candy denied making physical threats against people, including a travel agent he hired to book flights for family members to attend their wedding in Los Angeles. ...
‘To fly, to starve’ – BA cabin crew deserve better | Letter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:38:47 PM
....Fast forward to 2017 and this “mixed fleet”, numbering over 4,000, is now in dispute (Report, 15 February), seeking more than the paltry increase (calculated at 6p an hour on trips) offered by BA on basic pay of £12,192 or £16,000 with allowances. In an amplified reprise of the events of 2009-11, BA is refusing to negotiate through Acas, in this case with Unite (the union for “mixed fleet”), having threatened to remove bonuses for 2016 and 2017 and banned staff travel concessions, while the crew have been compelled to take strike action, amounting to as many as 26 days. ...
Anglo American caps bonus payouts after shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:16:47 PM
....The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association said the proposed change did not go far enough. “While Anglo American’s direction of travel is to be welcomed, an annual bonus potentially worth 300% of a salary, on top of fixed pay approaching £2m, still seems far too generous,” Luke Hildyard, a policy lead at the PLSA, told Reuters. ...
Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:55:36 AM
....Up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but only limited disruption was reported. Northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans". ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Britain is a nation of vodka drinkers who wear Nike, prefer to gamble at Ladbrokes and don’t realise Brexit will make life more expensive, according to a consumer survey by HSBC. Its report, Anatomy of the Consumer, analysed spending habits in travel, leisure, food and retail, based on a survey of 2,000 people. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....“We believe delivery drones and droids could replace drivers for takeaway delivery,” says Bob Liao, an analyst at Macquarie. He points out that Just Eat has partnered with Starship Technologies, started by two of Skype’s co-founders, which already has “six-wheeled robots that navigate using cameras and ultrasonic sensors” that travel at 4mph and hold 10kg of cargo. ...
Citywing 'virtual airline' goes out of business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:53:12 PM
.... "It could put the brakes on a lot of things". Mr Cummins and his fiance are also affected personally, as they are due to get married in Northern Ireland in November with many family members and friends set to travel over with them. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
.... These colleagues don’t all have the same level of experience as me but were slotted into these posts. I do look for other jobs, but it would mean travelling and would add to my time at work. ...
Kong star Brie Larson calls for more women behind the camera image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:07:08 AM
.... . As the fearless Mason, she gets up close and personal with Kong and is the first to recognise he is not the monster the soldiers she is travelling with fear him to be. ...
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Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
....In a wide-ranging testimony, Smith told of his close relationship with RISC chief executive Keith Hunter. The detective had travelled to France and arranged protection for Smith and his family after a violent robbery. ...
What the 2017 budget means for you, plus rents 'out of step' with incomes image
....Lost for words when unwanted satnav doubled our Hertz car hire bill. Get great value annual travel cover with Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
'This is grossly unfair': self-employed readers react to NICs increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:21:03 PM
.... Last year the NHS quite rightly audited the cost of temporary workers and made significant reductions in the hourly rate offered. In itself, this move did not affect earnings to the point where it became uneconomical but it did restrict how far we could travel due to fuel and accommodation costs eating into gross pay. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
.... Why would they jeopardise that?. Now, Brexit is a huge preoccupation for airlines operating in and out of the UK – and airports, whose health is largely contingent on the success of short-haul European travel. ...
Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:16:48 PM
. Farmers who travelled to Athens from Crete have clashed with riot police in the latest unrest on the streets of the Greek capital, prompted by the government’s austerity policies. ...
How to save WH Smith from its 'godawful uniformity' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:52:17 PM
....Around 700 WH Smith stores are in railway stations, airports and service stations, and around 600 are on the high street. Consistency is fine for the travel outlets, where speed is key but, on the high street, stores need to be more interesting, says Cate Trotter, head of trends at Insider Trends, a retail futures consultancy. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:18:39 PM
....A BA spokesperson said the move would help to keep fares low. Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent, told the BBC the increase would bring the number of seats on BA planes to 180. ...
In the Vauxhall towns, workers view PSA takeover with unease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 06:59:58 PM
....The Vauxhall Motors factory in Ellesmere Port opened in 1962, bringing workers to newly built housing estates in the town. At its peak in 1974, the plant employed 12,000 people and employees travelled in by train from Liverpool and north Wales. ...
British Airways to cut legroom on some planes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 06:25:56 PM
....British Airways plans to reduce the legroom on their planes to the same amount as Easyjet. Simon Calder, the Independent's travel editor, tells BBC Radio 4's PM that many airlines are adding more rows of seats on their planes. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
....Patients will be looked after by Ceracarers under the London scheme, which uses a smartphone app to coordinate care, book drivers, and keep relatives informed. Dr Ben Maruthappu, a former doctor and Cera’s co-founder, said the move would “radically integrate care and transport through technology”, adding: “Older people and those with disabilities will now have access to the highest-quality drivers, while carers will be able to efficiently travel to ensure they can provide services in the right place at the right time. ...
Is China retaliating against Lotte missile deal? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:08:11 AM
....There are reports of a broader backlash against South Korean products and industries from China. China's national tourism administration has told travel agencies to stop selling group packages in South Korea, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
.... Its bookings started rising straight after the referendum, says group commercial director Hasnain Alloo. “There is no doubt that the fall in value of the pound has made the city appealing to foreign travellers, particularly those from the US, Middle East and China,” said Alloo. ...
How to retire successfully: 'You need to ask what you want out of life' image
.... Three days just for me. ” There are two addenda: “Don’t be afraid to say no,” and “Don’t travel anywhere before 10am. ...
Should I fight for the promotion I passed up when my children were younger? image
.... Also my confidence has been dented as I am left feeling that maybe I am not able to work at the higher band. I do look for other jobs but they would mean travelling, and that would add to my time at work. ...
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BA’s answer to passengers stranded in a corridor for seven hours? Ignore them image
.... He did and even though my economy ticket was non-refundable, he promised a full refund on sight of the death certificate. When this was done he rang again to confirm the refund, saving me the time, trouble and excess charge involved in making a claim on my travel insurance. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
....”. Rocky Moretti, the policy director of Trip, a transportation research organization headquartered in Washington DC, said that post-recession economic recovery has brought increased vehicle travel, placing additional strain on roads – urban ones in particular. ...
Should I buy travel insurance for European weekend breaks? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:01:08 AM
....This week’s question:. Ryanair keeps emailing me about its annual travel insurance for £35 per person. ...
A Mini part's incredible journey shows how Brexit will hit the UK car industry image
....If the car is to be sold on the continent then the crankshaft, inside the finished motor, will cross the Channel for a fourth time. Another well-travelled car part is the Bentley bumper. ...
More than half of new-build homes 'have major faults', plus the best city cycle schemes image
....Jessops leaves me out of the picture over movie camera repairs. Make sure you’re covered with great value Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....Trump will also have to deal with courts, which already ruled against his early executive order to bar entry to the US by anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries. But his rebuke of the courts and judges who struck down his travel ban paled in comparison to Obama’s attack on the supreme court during his 2010 state of the union address. ...
London to remain a 'magnet for global superrich despite Brexit' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:46:10 PM
....”. Knight Frank said global political uncertainty had caused a spike in private jet travel, with the number increasing from 14,500 to 21,000 over the past decade. ...
Ford forecasts 1,160 Bridgend job cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:37:23 AM
....The Welsh Government promised £15m state aid on the condition 500 jobs would be secured. Opposition AMs from Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Conservatives have called for First Minister Carwyn Jones, who is in the United States, to travel to Detroit so he can speak to Ford executives. ...
Brexit means taxpayers need to support supply chain, says Nissan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:56:52 PM
....“From Nissan alone, we would like to spend something like £2bn or more per year on parts from the UK, assembled in the UK,” he said. Nissan is looking to increase content from British suppliers because of the threat of tariffs on components, which can travel several times between the UK and other EU countries during the construction of a vehicle. ...
US tourism experiences a 'Trump slump' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:09:45 PM
. Interest in travel to the US has “fallen off a cliff” since Donald Trump’s election, according to travel companies who have reported a significant drop in flight searches and bookings since his inauguration and controversial travel ban. ...
Go-Ahead profits hit by Southern strikes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:17:23 AM
....Group chief executive David Brown said: "We have faced lengthy and significant industrial relations issues related to the modernisation of working practices. "Our customers have suffered months of disrupted travel, impacting work and family lives and we are sorry that such inconvenience and hardship has been caused. ...
SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:48:09 PM
....Mr Musk said the co-operation of America's Nasa space agency had made the plan possible. He said the two passengers "will travel faster and further into the solar system than any before them". ...
Cereal lovers could shell out more for muesli as cost of brazil nuts soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:19:10 PM
....”. He said it was possible that more stock may become available later as locals traditionally travel further into the forest to gather nuts if they could get a good price for them. ...
PwC issues apology after Oscars best picture envelope mistake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:26:00 AM
.... She and Cullinan personally put the results into the envelopes, checked and sealed them, and then memorised the results in case anything happened to the envelopes. The envelopes were locked in a safe until the day of the ceremony, when the accountants travelled separately to the theatre under security protection, each with a complete set of results. ...
Middle-aged dog walkers to lead Mountain Warehouse across US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:35:52 AM
.... Neale says that in encounters with North Face executives the company has appeared unmoved about his North American plans. But maybe the trendy US brand should be keeping an eye out for Mountain Warehouse anoraks on their travels. ...
Going nowhere as French train tickets are a no-show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:03 AM
....In August, I ordered – by phone – rail tickets for use in France in September and was instantly invoiced as I paid by credit card. It was within the recommended period for them to be posted before travel. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
....Significant numbers of low-paid workers were confused about when they should be receiving pay and what deductions could be legally made by their employer, according to research among 1,4000 workers who earned less than £15,000 a year. The survey for the government found that fewer than a third of workers knew they should be paid for travel time between appointments, while only 42% knew that staff had to be paid for time spent undergoing security checks. ...
Welfare funds must serve 'really disabled' people, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 06:35:35 PM
....MPs will now be asked to legislate to neutralise a tribunal ruling on eligibility for disability support, which would have meant an extra 160,000 people wereeligible for some personal independence payments, including sufferers of dementia and agoraphobia. The tribunal ruling said claimants whose psychological problems, like agoraphobia, prevented them fromtheir travelling, should get similar levels of assistance to those who are blind. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
...."First, it will bring back the independence that we've been longing for. I would like to travel and walk around. ...
How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 10:46:23 AM
. A semi-submersible ship carrying an oil platform is travelling from China's Zhejiang Province to the UK's Western Isles Development Project, in Block 210/24a, in the North Sea. ...
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On your bike: the best and the worst of city cycle schemes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... It also encouraged more people to buy bikes. The survey also found that 47% of the trips taken by bikes were previously done on foot, 22% on buses, and 22% of the users were formerly travelling by car. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The big difference between the Gatwick departures and the upcoming “£69” hops from Scotland and Ireland is where passengers land in the US. In a move reminiscent of Ryanair’s notorious Frankfurt (Hahn) gambit – which involved the airline flying to an old military base 75 miles from the German hub – Norwegian will be offloading its New York passengers at Stewart international, an airport that has not hitherto troubled many international travellers. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
.... Always check the provenance of the vehicle thoroughly and make sure it has been fully checked and serviced, although every dealer selling a car of this age should be doing these things as a matter of course. Remember to factor in travelling costs too, as a car that is £100 cheaper but 150 miles away will probably not be worth the travel time and hassle to go and see it, buy it, and then go back to collect it. ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
....Cancellation of his and his wife’s flights cost £1,800. But when the couple claimed on their Advantage travel policy, part of their NatWest Gold current account package, it was rejected. ...
East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:40:58 PM
. East African customs authorities have adopted an electronic system to track lorries travelling between Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to speed up journeys. ...
Marmalade in decline as Paddington struggles to lift sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 04:37:20 PM
....Britain’s love of marmalade began with the Victorians who saw it as a status symbol. Through colonial administrators, who packed it in their travel trunks, it reached all corners of the British empire. ...
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Blair is right on Brexit: parliament must have a democratic debate | Anatole Kaletsky image
....As in wartime, every criticism shades into treason. That is why the Labour party has collaborated in defeating all parliamentary efforts to moderate May’s hardline Brexit plans, even on such relatively uncontentious issues as visa-free travel, pharmaceutical testing or science funding. ...
Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 10:21:26 AM
....”. Sectors where Nest/UBS will be investing less than they would otherwise include mining, oil and gas, beverages, aerospace and defence, travel and leisure, and food production. ...
Barclays: triple the profits, but still a work in progress | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:09:13 AM
....5p of dividends on the way. It remains to be seen how much further RSA can travel as it attempts to switch gears from recovery mode to what Hester calls “best in class” levels. ...
A London penthouse for £60,000 per week, plus the Isa offering 12% returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:20:00 PM
....Domestic & General caught me in a spin cycle over warranty. Get a 10% discount on Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager, until 28 February. ...

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