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Philippines government proposal could force MPs to use public transport

Philippines government proposal could force MPs to use public transport

August 18, 2017 10:37 am

An MP in the Philippines has introduced a bill which could see government officials forced to use public transport. But lawmakers won’t have to mothball their limos just yet as the requirement to join commuters and tourists will only be […]

UK statistics office says fortnight summer holidays are dead and buried

UK statistics office says fortnight summer holidays are dead and buried

August 9, 2017 11:27 am

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) says Brits are changing their holiday habits. Statistics for 2016 show Britons going abroad are taking shorter holidays, but more frequently. The 2016 figures show a huge decline in the number of the […]

London City Airport travellers love Marmite

London City Airport travellers love Marmite

August 1, 2017 11:31 am

In a study just released by London City Airport, Marmite tops the list of brand name food items seized at security checkpoints. Data released after the study shows security officers take away an average of four containers of the savoury […]

Network Rail boss tells Waterloo commuters to stay home in August

Network Rail boss tells Waterloo commuters to stay home in August

July 24, 2017 9:47 am

The boss of Network Rail says major upgrades and engineering work will seriously impact train services from  London Waterloo Station next month. Mark Carne told media sources that commuters using South West services would face major delays and would be […]

Thomas Cook awarded damages in bogus holiday illness claim by Brit couple

Thomas Cook awarded damages in bogus holiday illness claim by Brit couple

July 14, 2017 11:16 am

A British couple who tried to scam holiday giant Thomas Cook for £10,000 have been ordered to pay almost £4,000 themselves. The presiding judge at Liverpool Court ordered Michael McIntyre and Julie Lavelle to pay court costs for their attempt […]

VivaColombia proposes standing room only in economy class

VivaColombia proposes standing room only in economy class

July 5, 2017 9:08 am

A South American airline has tabled a proposal which could see passengers offered standing room only on its flights. The CEO of VivaColombia says ripping out seats in aircraft cabins would create more space and allow the airline to cram […]

Airlines place orders for unbuilt Boom daughter of Concorde

Airlines place orders for unbuilt Boom daughter of Concorde

June 27, 2017 11:39 am

A US company says it has already received firm orders for its first batches of 21st century Concordes even before they have been built. Boom Technology’s Blake Scholl told media sources at the just concluded Paris Air Show that air […]

US considers ban on visits to North Korea

US considers ban on visits to North Korea

June 19, 2017 10:31 am

The US Secretary of State says it might prohibit all American citizens from travelling to North Korea. Speaking to the Foreign Affairs Committee last week, Rex Tillerson said his team had been weighing up the pros and cons of a […]

Impasse over Qatar Airways flights continues

Impasse over Qatar Airways flights continues

June 9, 2017 3:48 pm

Moves to restore diplomatic ties between Qatar and other Middle Eastern nations have failed. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt all severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday. The spat has resulted in the suspension of all […]

Debut Vladivostok to North Korea ferry services inaugurated

Debut Vladivostok to North Korea ferry services inaugurated

May 23, 2017 10:40 am

Last week saw the inauguration of a pioneering ferry service between Eastern Russia and North Korea. The Man Gyong Bong set sail from the pariah state’s Rason Port on Wednesday and arrived in the Russian port of Vladivostok the following […]

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