UK staycations are back on, but booking overseas travel is risky (Picture: Getty)After months of limited travel, many people across the UK are planning holidays to make the most of lockdown restrictions easing.Tentative plans for summer music festivals and large events are back, and as the culture sector reopens, a UK staycation is extremely tempting.
Whether it’s a walking trip to the Lake District or a night out in the capital, getting out of our local areas has never been more appealing
- The fuchsia gall mite, which disfigures the distinctive blooms, is now widespread in the South of England and, amid climate change, is being blown around the country by winds as far north as York.
- Dr Rebecca Heaton sits on the Climate Change Committee (CCC) which this week published a bombshell report warning that the UK is unprepared for the effects of global warming.
- Achraf Hakimi is wanted by PSG and Chelsea (Getty)Chelsea are set to lose out in the race to sign Achraf Hakimi as the Inter defender is prioritising a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.Chelsea have already had a €60 million (£51.5m) offer for the Morocco international rejected by Inter, while PSG have also seen the same bid turned down.Inter are open to selling some of their key players in the current window in order to raise funds and value Hakimi, whose im
- Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to a call about an unresponsive female at a Lyndale Park home on Thursday afternoon and discovered the victim's bodies.
- The Harry Potter publisher informed UK employees vaccines will be compulsory when its offices reopen next month. The move has been compared to 1984.
- Private First Class Christian Alvarado, 21, was found guilty on Friday of sexually assaulting PFC Asia Graham, 19, in December 2019. She died of an accidental drug overdose a year later.
- Governor Gavin Newsom was in Oakland promoting small businesses when an 'aggressive' 54-year-old man approached him and allegedly threw a water bottle.
- Australia is to take action in the World Trade Organisation over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on wine.
- Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock will meet on Tuesday for crunch talks to agree the shape of long-promised reforms in England. The proposals could be published this summer.
- Modelling by government scientists suggesting the UK faces tens of thousands more Covid-19 deaths in a brutal third wave is set to be drastically revised down.
- Victoria has recorded one new local case as the state enjoys its first weekend of travel freedom after25km movement limits were placed on Melbourne.
- The idyllic village church of St James the Less, in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, is under threat from council bureaucrats' plans for double yellow lines outside.
- GUY ADAMS: The advertising boycott ofGB News - when companies such as Ikea and Kopparberg dropped adverts as the channel is 'Right-wing' - created its own headlines this week.
- Andre Silva is on Arsenal’s summer shortlist (AFP via Getty)Arsenal have begun talks over the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva, according to reports.The Gunners are keen to bolster Mikel Arteta’s attacking options this summer and are looking to bring in a new forward.And according to The Transfer Window podcast, Arsenal have expressed their interest in securing a deal for Silva before the window shuts.The report claims that Arsenal have already begun work on the dea
- 'The party suggested I work from home - me meeting voters wasn't working.'
- Education secretary Gavin Williamson wants to appoint Dr Jo Saxton, the former chief executive of Turner Schools Academy Trust in Kent as the new chief regulator at Ofqual.
- The popular contest in UK primary schools across the country looked in danger of being axed this summer term due to Covid (file photo).
- Until now, only teenage 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts - who claimed she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York, something he denies - was known to have complained to the Metropolitan Police.
- Parents at the posh $57K per year Spence School in Manhattan are starting a letter-writing campaign to demand it take a 'step backward' from its woke agenda.
- via mirror.co.ukMelissa Laurie, 28, was left with a punctured lung and other serious injuries. She was attacked by the crocodile in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, before her "hero" sister Georgia stepped in
- Appearing via video link on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on U.S. TV this week, the star shared the screen with Kering - her pet owl.
- The Conservatives suffered a historic by-election defeat yesterday after losing a leafy Buckinghamshire seat for the first time.
- Hundreds of mourners paid their respects for Taranaki Fuimaono, 43, who died in police custody on Saturday in Auckland.
Jorginho and Christian Pulisic praise Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour after Scotland’s draw with England at Euro 2020Jorginho praised Billy Gilmour for his performance in Scotland’s draw with England (Getty)Jorginho and Christian Pulisic have hailed their Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour following his impressive performance in Scotland’s goalless draw with England at Euro 2020 on Friday evening.Gilmour was handed his first senior start for Scotland for their trip to Wembley and the 20-year-old delivered a superb display at the heart of his side’s midfield.The Chelsea midfielder was named man of
- Jorginho praised Billy Gilmour for his performance in Scotland’s draw with England (Getty)Jorginho and Christian Pulisic have hailed their Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour following his impressive performance in Scotland’s goalless draw with England at Euro 2020 on Friday evening.Gilmour was handed his first senior start for Scotland for their trip to Wembley and the 20-year-old delivered a superb display at the heart of his side’s midfield.The Chelsea midfielder was named man of
- BEL MOONEY: After losing her father, Edward, columnist Bel Mooney was clearing her parents' house when she saw Fathers' Day cards from when the family lived in Liverpool.
- via mirror.co.ukBabis Anagnostopoulos, 33, is believed to have suffocated Caroline Crouch then placed their baby next to her dead body to try to make a convincing fake crime scene
Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague fumes over parking fine on £32k Range Rover: ‘What a way to ruin my post class mood’Molly-Mae was given a parking ticket on her Range Rover (Picture: Getty/Instagram)Molly-Mae Hague was unfortunately given a parking fine on her £32,000 Range Rover despite being only five minutes late to attend the vehicle after a gym session.The Love Island star, 22, was clearly left feeling annoyed after she noticed the yellow fine, which had been slapped onto her car’s windscreen wiper.Taking to Instagram Stories, Molly-Mae shared a photo of her car with the parking ticket, writin
- (Picture: GoFundMe)A Labrador retriever saved his owner’s life by taking a bite from a rattlesnake that was poised to attack the human.
Alex Loredo, 18, was at his family’s home in San Diego, California, and walked outside to retrieve laundry after hearing the dryer buzz. Loredo heard rattling under the table that was ‘really loud’ and saw a rattlesnake ready to attack.
That was when Marley, his seven-year-old dog, came to the rescue.
‘Before I could even turn, Marl
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