Three people have died in a train derailment in Aberdeenshire and six people are injured, British Transport Police (BTP) have said. The force said those pronounced dead at the scene near Stonehaven include the train's driver. The 6.38am
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Story and video from SWNS A desperate mum says she is at her "wits end" as massive rats "the size of cats" threaten to over-run her home - and seem to be IMMUNE to poison. Faye Joyce, 29, has been left afraid to sit in her
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A pilot has won a case against Jetblue after being chronically exposed to contaminated air while flying an Airbus aircraft.Captain Andrew Myers flew with the US airline for 15 years before becoming ill after an “acute toxic inhalation” event in early 2017.
The economic catastrophe unleashed by lockdown came into sharp focus today as it was revealed that the UK is officially in the largest recession on record. One of the hardest hit sectors is, of course, the tourism industry and many UK attractions are facing an uncertain future after three-month closures were followed by tepid reopenings.
Returning from Spain to the United Kingdom was very strange. Having written in these pages about the idiosyncrasies of the Spanish reaction to the coronavirus, I was reminded that the British are peculiar in their own, distinct way.
I seem to have bypassed the “Greek island” phase of my life. Most people I know went after finishing their A-levels to go and get absolutely bent on Kos or Crete. (Me and four friends were the only students to go to Sousse, Tunisia, for our post-school holiday.) At the age of 32, the nearest I’d got to Greece was Albania in the east and Bulgaria in the west.Turns out, Tinos is a good island to visit as a thirty-something first-timer: mercifully, the adjectives most often attached to it are "laidback", "foodie" and "arty". And after a couple of days bouncing around zippy capital Athens, eating crispy souvlaki and downing freddo cappuccinos in party district Monasteraki before half-heartedly clambering up to the Acropolis in the still-hot September sun, an island on rewind was the pace I needed.
Santa Barbara is a picture-perfect coastal city within easy reach of Los Angeles.Temperatures here rarely dip below the mythical Southern Californian “70 degrees” (21 Celsius). The downtown area is small, and easily walkable – which is rare in these parts – and there’s a host of enviable attractions, including surfing, kayaking, wine tasting and whale-watching.
With international travel feasible again as of 10 July, when certain countries were made exempt from mandatory quarantine for travellers entering the UK, it may not be too long before we’re airborne.But, for the foreseeable future, catching a flight is likely to be a very different experience compared to pre-Covid times.
All travellers from Spain to the UK must self-isolate at home for two weeks, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.In addition, the Foreign Office says Spain poses “an unacceptably high risk for British travellers,” and now advises against all non-essential travel to the whole country, including the Balearic and Canary Islands.
One of the key determinants of whether Brits can travel abroad this summer following the global coronavirus pandemic is the Foreign Office travel advice.The FCO keeps individual country pages on its website regularly updated, with all the latest information and warnings about potential risks, such as political unrest, natural disasters and terror attacks.
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Normally, August on a popular Devonshire beach would be my idea of hell – shoulder to sunburnt shoulder with loud families, frazzled kids demanding endless Mr Whippys and overcooked Nanas complaining about the heat – but this year, like for many for British seaside resorts, it’s a whole different kettle of fish. Last weekend, I swapped the pebbled beaches of my hometown of Brighton for the sandy shores of Torquay on the English Riviera.
UK holidaymakers in France, and travellers planning to go there, are waiting anxiously to hear if they will need to quarantine when they return.Overnight, a key measure used to make this decision has seen a 3 per cent rise in new infections
Somewhere along the line, “out of season” came to be seen as a negative notion. It is a phrase loaded with imagery – of empty hotels; chairs stacked on restaurant tables; a sleepiness that has gone beyond snoozing in the sun, to a state bordering on the comatose.
While the travel industry is doing its level best to restart in earnest, there are still several big hurdles that could put the kibosh on your summer holiday plans for 2020.One is the Foreign Office travel advice, and the other is the dreaded Q-word: quarantine.