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August 10, 2018 8:06 AM Lombok earthquakes: Travel and safety advice for British tourists

The British Government is sending staff from the consulate in Bali and embassy in capital Jakarta to assist stranded British tourists. A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: "We are working with the Indonesian authorities to provide assistance to British people caught up in the earthquake in Lombok and the Gili islands 8

August 3, 2018 10:23 AM Pair of Bolton MPs call for £100 billion funding to support new high-speed railway plans

It comes as part of a move to begin work on Northern Powerhouse Rail, also known as High Speed 3 or Crossrail North, which would build on connections made by HS2 once the railway line is completed. Bolton MPs Sir David Crausby and Yasmin Qureshi have both put their names to the plans, amid long-term complaints about the government's lack of effort to improve 9

July 28, 2018 11:00 AM Free Costa drinks for Southend airport fliers

Passengers at Southend Airport received free drinks as Costa Coffee geared up for opening its new store. Complimentary drinks were handed out to passengers waiting to board flights on what is traditionally one of the busiest weekends for airports. The Costa Coffee store opening at the airport follows the recent agreement with TRG Concessions to take over catering 10

July 19, 2018 10:59 PM Ryanair flight cancellations to hit UK and Ireland routes

A strike by Ryanair pilots is set to go ahead on Friday resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It is the second of three 24-hour strikes involving Ireland-based pilots directly employed by Ryanair. The pilots' union said that talks on Wednesday between the two sides did not lead to any "material change" 8

July 12, 2018 5:35 PM Leeds school uses spoons to help prevent forced marriage

A school is attempting to tackle forced marriages by handing out spoons to urge students to hide them in underwear to trigger metal detectors at airports. Pupils at the Co-operative Academy in Leeds have been told to hide the cutlery there if they fear they are being taken overseas to be married. It will trigger metal detectors at airports, allowing 7

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Trump visit: Low-flying planes BANNED over parts of UK amid security fears

LOW-FLYING aircraft will be banned from parts of the UK being visited by Donald Trump amid security fears with restrictions across the south of England. Restrictions will affect locations such as central London, Blenheim Palace, Sandhurst, Chequers, Windsor, and Turnberry in Ayrshire, as well as London Stansted and Glasgow Prestwick airports. The Civil 11

July 8, 2018 11:10 AM World Cup 2018: England's victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans

England's decisive World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden was watched by nearly 20 million viewers on BBC One, according to overnight figures. An average of 15.8 million watched the whole match, which saw England secure a place in the semi-final. A peak audience of 19.9 million viewers were watching as the match ended. It was live-streamed online 11

July 4, 2018 5:37 PM Bali volcano eruption update: Where is the danger zone around Mount Agung?

BALI’S Mount Agung unleashed a cloud of ash into the air this morning as volcanic activity continues on the island. Where is the danger zone around Mount Agung? An ash column rose 6,000 feet into the air above Mount Agung following an eruption earlier today. The eruption struck at 12.20pm local time (5.20am BST) and showered ash onto the volcano’s slopes 23

July 2, 2018 4:29 AM United Airlines plane evacuated after smoke in cabin

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says passengers evacuated a plane at Reagan National Airport after smoke was reported in the cabin. MWAA tells news outlets that the Houston-bound flight was taxing for takeoff when emergency crews were called for a report of smoke in the cabin on Sunday around 1:00 p.m. Officials 11

June 26, 2018 8:27 AM Heathrow-owner to move holding company to the Netherlands

Spain's Ferrovial froze investment into the UK as it sought more clarification on the Brexit process. Ferrovial, which currently has its international base in Oxford, said the decision would address the negative effects of Brexit and allow its businesses to be taxed in Spain. The Spanish construction company, which wants to remain under European commercial 14