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Surge in holiday bookings following road map to end lockdown

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Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand following Boris Johnson’s road map for how coronavirus restrictions will be eased. The Prime Minister said on Monday that a Government taskforce will produce a report by April 12 recommending how international trips can resume for people in England. Foreign holidays could be permitted from …

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Don’t book flights until travel picture becomes clear, Which? warns

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Consumer watchdog Which? has warned travellers not to book flights until clarity emerges over international travel after revealing more than two million passengers lost money during Covid. The warning came amid research which found people were left out of pocket after missing flights that continued to operate during the pandemic. The watchdog said local Covid …

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Travel from the UK to Spain Update

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Spain has announced that the current travel restrictions on passenger travel by air and sea from the UK will be extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 March 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on …

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Grant Shapps deals MASSIVE double blow to travel

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urged radio listeners this morning not to book summer holidays, adding that they were ‘illegal’. Speaking on BBC Radio 4, he said: “Please don’t go ahead and book a holiday for something which at this stage is illegal.” Some listeners might have been confused by what he said and misled into …

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UK rules on pre-departure Covid tests delayed until Monday

New rules requiring international travellers to take a pre-departure Covid test before arriving in England will be delayed until the early hours of Monday. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said last night the delay will give passengers more time to prepare. The rules were originally due to be introduced at 4am tomorrow. “To give international arrivals more …

BANNED FROM EU: APPLES, BEEF, CHEESE AND OTHER ITEMS YOU CANNOT...

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union means travellers face bans on a wide range of goods. As a Dutch television report showed, border officials have been confiscating sandwiches from motorists arriving in the Netherlands from the UK – with one frontier guard telling a driver: “Welcome to the Brexit, sir.” Many items are now prohibited from …

Pre-departure Covid tests to be mandatory in England from Friday

Mandatory Covid testing will be introduced for everyone arriving in England from 4am on Friday, the Government has confirmed today. All visitors and all residents travelling back to England will need proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before departure. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the test must be …

Ryanair and British Airways continue to refuse refunds for customers who...

National lockdowns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make it illegal for anybody to undertake non-essential travel. Yet, British Airways and Ryanair continue to refuse to offer refunds for passengers who would have to break the law to take their flight. When asked the UK’s five biggest airlines if passengers in England, Scotland, Wales …

Arrivals to England – including Brits – will need to show...

Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up …

Ryanair warns it may axe all UK flights from the end...

Ryanair may cut all flights from the UK and Ireland from the end of January as it blasted governments in both countries for their ‘draconian’ approach to Covid. The drastic warning came as the budget carrier said the new lockdowns will see January traffic fall to under 1.25 million passengers, and plummet further to 500,000 …

Jobs could be saved amid COVID-19 spikes

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By Andrew Atkinson John and Irene Hays, owners of Hays travel, said some of the 878 jobs at risk at the company could be saved...

England in third position after series win

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England are in third place in the ICC World Test Championship points table after their victory over the West Indies in the third Test...

Summer holidays in turmoil as UK isolation leads to Jet2 u-turn...

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Quote: 'We urge the government to provide the industry with more clarity, so that we can keep our all-important customers up-to-date and informed'...

Updated information on UK decision to reintroduce quarantine for travellers from...

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Despite the fact that Britain continues to record a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths than Spain, fierce criticism of the British government’s...

Fireball engulfs Blackpool’s 1868 Victorian Central Pier

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60 firefighters and 10 firengines save historic site By Andrew Atkinson Blackpool's Victorian Central Pier has suffered no structural damage after a fireball engulfed the...

Sports’ huge boost amid COVID-19 with go-ahead for spectators return

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Quote: 'For months millions of us have felt the void of being unable to go to the match to support our team or...

FLIGHTS TO ALICANTE-ELCHE AIRPORT INCREASE

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Leaked UK government league table flags up highest rates of COVID-19 By Andrew Atkinson As flights from Britain to Spain begin to increase - including...

Airport Coronavirus safety checks a ‘farce’

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Quote: 'There were no checks whatsoever in UK. The airport was not open and I was put in a tent, taken to security...

Thirsty work as Montesinos Nigel builds own bar!

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By Andrew Atkinson Nigel Johnson and wife Sally who have a property in Los Montesinos are spending time back home - drinking in their home...

What Is a Good CBD Bath Bomb Recipe?

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CBD Bath Bombs are one of the most innovative and exciting CBD products. As the name suggests, it’s a bath bomb that is infused...

7 Best CBD Products 2020

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The CBD industry has absolutely exploded in popularity over the last few years, with many new brands and ways to enjoy CBD entering the...

UK Drivers Granted 7-Month Photocard Licence Extension

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If you are a habitual resident in Spain, you should have already exchanged your driving licence for the Spanish equivalent. However, holders of a UK driving licence have been granted an extension by the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, DVLA. According to the DVLA, in order to make it easier for drivers who need …

EFL clubs to vote on proposals to end season

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By Andrew Atkinson English Football League (EFL) clubs are reportedly to vote on proposals to end the season on June 9, after latest discussions left...

OH, I DO LIKE TO BE BY THE SEASIDE!

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Blackpool rocks - when it comes to flocking to the UK's top seaside resort - amid COVID-19 easing restrictions By Andrew Atkinson Blackpool rocks -...

The Leader Newspaper Edition 814

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Once again the headline story reports on coronavirus but in Monday’s case the start of de-escalation with municipalities within the Vega Baja region moving...

UK Parliament to resume its sessions virtually next week

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The UK Parliament will resume its activity on April 21, following the Easter recess, with "technological solutions" that allow it’s remote operation. The Leader of...

Tim Brooke-Taylor dies from Coronavirus

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According to his agent, Tim Brooke-Taylor has died this morning from Coronavirus. The former ‘Goodies’ star and a regular on Radio Four programme ‘Sorry...

Coronovirus: Football – Premier League players can ‘walk away’

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FA chairman warns clubs - and leagues - could be lost By Andrew Atkinson Chief sports editor FIFA's recommendations of player’s contract extensions cannot be...

CORONAVIRUS ALERT – Three people test positive for coronavirus after flight from...

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By Andrew Atkinson A coronavirus alert has been made after three people tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 who boarded a flight from Alicante-Elche airport...

CORONAVIRUS HITS CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL STAFF AND RACEGOERS

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Cheltenham Festival organisers release statement after news staff and racegoers develop symptoms of Covid-19 Breaking news THE organisers of Cheltenham Festival have released a statement...