Posts Tagged ‘ The Guardian ’

Avoid all but essential travel to the USA

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

This is the advice, according to The Guardian, that has been given by Susan Hall, head of technology and intellectual property team partner at law firm Clarke Willmott.

Letter from London: East London’s boutique beds

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

This month, Jane Egginton visits an old post office, an unloved Victorian residence and a disused Edwardian town hall in London’s east end. All have been brought back to life, reinvented as some of the capital’s most exciting places to stay

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel brings sunshine to the cinema

Mar 19th, 2012 | By

Yesterday – being Mother’s Day and all – I took the old dear to the cinema to see The Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Loosely adapted from Deborah Moggach’s novel, These Foolish Things, John Madden’s film sees a group of pensioners (including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson) move to India for a magnitude of reasons

Ryanair rapped over provocative ad

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

Ryanair – the airline that everyone loves to hate – has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Agency over its latest newspaper campaign.

Remembering Pompeii

Oct 24th, 2011 | By

You probably remember from lessons at school, Lord Lytton’s novel “The Last Days of Pompeii”or even the Frankie Howerd film, “Up Pompeii” the story of the city that was mostly covered in volcanic ash. Now the site is one of the great tourist “must-do’s.” But the way things are going it might be a “must don’t.”

The British Airways Strike

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 18th March. BA has announced that there will be extra flights as more volunteers have come forward than they expected so do check on the link below to see if things have altered since the original flightplan was drawn up.

BA has announced the standby measures it has put in place to get passengers away during the 3 day strike planned from March20th-22nd. You can see the details and how you might be affected at
Only about 850 flights out of the 1,950 scheduled to fly will be cancelled. From Gatwick all long haul and about half of the short haul flights will fly. From Heathrow about 60% of long haul will fly but only about 30% of short haul. All affected passengers will be contacted by BA.

Air Passenger Security

Dec 30th, 2009 | By

Over the last decade, anyone travelling by plane will have had almost a different life compared to the decade before that. And not for the better either.
Terrorism is at the heart of the changes that have occurred. Governments around the world have responded by tightening security and, by and large, the public has gone along with whatever has been suggested on the basis that they will welcome almost anything if it makes them feel safer. It has made flying more of a chore than the enjoyment it once was.

The Hay-on-Wye Festival

May 26th, 2009 | By

It’s that time of the year when a small town of about 1800 attracts the book readers of the world to itself. As Saturday’s “Western Mail” put it “It is now almost inconceivable that a leading world writer would not have heard of the book festival which annually transforms this Welsh town”Attendance is already up 15% on this time last year and the festival has still a week to run. Literary figures like Clive James, Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Waters, Kate Summerscale and the new poet
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A New Home for the Maldives?

Nov 11th, 2008 | By

The Guardian ran a story yesterday that was widely picked up by press around the world.Although there seems no confirmation on the website of the new president, Mohammed Nasheen, The Guardian says that because of climate change, the islanders will start looking for land elsewhere that they can move to if climate change causes their islands to be flooded.Most of the 1200 plus islands ( about 570 miles south of India) that make up the Maldives are only about 4 and a half feet (1.5
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