Posts Tagged ‘ BBC ’

Quarantine-free or not?

May 16th, 2020 | By
iamge of case and perplexed

Last weekend we were told that the French and Irish would not have to undergo quarantine restrictions when they entered the UK. This weekend – who knows!

Gender balance in art exhibitions

Apr 11th, 2019 | By

The question is whether there many women artists of stature to attract huge crowds?

Finding a toilet

Aug 16th, 2018 | By

BBC research that was released earlier this week, suggests that there are a greater number of closures than many might have believed.

Taking children out of school post Platt

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

The BBC has announced the results of an investigation it has made into the number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term time.

What’s hot: November 2017

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world

Heathrow expansion and the environment

Oct 6th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

As the end nears for a decision on whether expansion will be at Heathrow or Gatwick – or even both – some research has boosted the possiblity that Heathrow might get the nod.

Saturday snippets:16th of July 2016

Jul 16th, 2016 | By

Adrian summarises the stories you might have missed in a week that saw yet another tragic attack that will reduce the number of tourists visiting France but, hopefully, not for long.

Postcard from Argentina: part seven

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef

I love London, so why did I leave?

Mar 16th, 2013 | By

As regular CD-Traveller readers will know, Kaye loves London so why did she leave?

Young travel writer competition

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

Al Fresco holidays teams up with Jeremy Strong to find Britain’s best young travel writers

BBC tours to open Broadcasting House to the public

Feb 8th, 2013 | By

BBC Tours are now taking bookings for April 2013 for those who wish to visit the BBC’s state of the art media facility, Broadcasting House

What’s hot: December 2012

Dec 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Skegness is making waves, but could the era of the stay-cation be over?

The golden Games

Aug 13th, 2012 | By

Every magazine, newspaper and website today will no doubt be devoting countless column inches to London 2012 and, as the saying goes, if you can’t beat’em, join em!

London’s calling

Jun 11th, 2012 | By

I am going to come out and say it: London is the coolest capital in the world!

Caryn Franklin’s tips for getting the most out of your fashion break

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re planning on holidaying at home or abroad this summer, follow in the footsteps of the Queen and Kate Middleton and look your best! Fashion guru, Caryn Franklin, shares five fab-u-lous tips for a fashionable break

Working from home: heaven or hell?

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

Civil servants will be allowed to work from home for seven weeks this summer in order to ease pressure on the public transport system during the London 2012 Olympics

Walking for Japan

Mar 7th, 2012 | By

This Sunday, March 11 sees the anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Just one year ago at about breakfast time the news came through of the catastrophe. And a year on, Japan is using the opportunity to thank individuals and the 163 countries that helped out during the emergency.

Charlie Boorman and Ben Fogle confirmed for The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show

Jan 25th, 2012 | By

Television presenter Ben Fogle (whose adventures include crossing Antarctica in a footrace to the South Pole and racing 160 miles across the Sahara desert) and adventurer, motorbike enthusiast and TV personality, Charley Boorman, are just two of the celebrities who will be talking about their travel experiences at The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show.

Flying gets its glamour back

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

Most people associate the word, air travel, with long queues, the ridiculous removal of shoes and belts, dehydration, seats that don’t recline and cantankerous cabin crew.

Donkeys at Colwyn Bay

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

Last year, severe weather took its toll on the coastal area around Colwyn Bay in North Wales. This popular holiday seaside destination needs to shore up its coastal protection so it has announced a £8 million improvement project to safeguard homes and the prom. New defences will also provide a breakwater and a new beach for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Apparently, the old coastal defences are over 100 years old so some improvements are justified. This week, the plans will be available for the public to see, consider and comment on.

Are some security checks unnecessary?

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Yesterday the Financial Times reported on the meeting of the Airports Operators Association (AOA) at which the chairman of British Airways, Martin Broughton, said that some of the security checks we have to endure at airports were a waste of time. We had them because the Americans insisted yet they were not carried out on domestic flights within the US. Forgive me if you tired of this story already. The BBC, then ITN and Sky made it their lead story for most of yesterday and by 7am today there are 866 articles on the web about it. Broughton has obviously struck a chord.
But which checks are unnecessary?

Noise Makes Food Taste Differently?

Oct 17th, 2010 | By

Jason Palmer of the BBC broke a story this week from the journal, Food Quality and Preference, about research done by 9 academics which has been available since July. We all missed it, probably due to the fact that this magazine isn’t usual bed time reading. The research claims that background noise affects the taste of some foods. Could it be then, that the engine noise that we all experience when flying affects us so that we think that the food we eat tastes differently?
No. My research shows otherwise.

By Train to Cardiff Airport

Apr 13th, 2010 | By

Nearly five years ago a railway station opened linking Cardiff with the airport. A 2 mile ride on a courtesy bus then takes passengers from the station to the terminal. The link was designed, quite obviously, to provide a public transport alternative to taking your own car to the airport. As well, there is a bus link generally running about every hour.
Now the BBC is reporting that the courtesy bus system may be withdrawn because it is costing £100,000 per year to keep open. But although it is called a courtesy bus service, train passengers probably pay for it in their ticket. According to the First Great Western website, the bus part of the ticket is valued at £3.70. Arriva who operate the train quote a fare of £3.30 from Cardiff Central to the airport station which includes the complementary bus service. Both can’t be right.

Ryanair and the BBC

Oct 13th, 2009 | By

Even before the programme Panorama was aired last night, both Ryanair and the BBC were jostling for the high ground. Ryanair claimed the programme was doing a hatchet job on them. The BBC said that Ryanair wanted editorial control over the programme content. The BBC, Ryanair said, that Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary wouldn’t give an interview although he talked to the presenter, Vivian White and dominated the short interview. In fact White look ruffled as O’Leary dominated the questions.

“Too Much Information” at the BBC

Oct 5th, 2009 | By

Starting on radio 4 at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 6th October is a new radio comedy about a tourist information centre. Called “Too Much Information” it tells the continuing story of this town called Waft, somewhere in the North of England. The problem with Waft is there seems to be no reason why any tourist should want to go there. As the BBC blurb says “It’s twinned with a town near Chernobyl and is the perfect place to stop off on the way to Alton Towers to ask the way to Alton Towers – or just to use the toilet.”