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Heathrow risks killing off the golden age of air travel

Or how about those who were told to find hotels in the middle of the night after they’d been left stranded amid the chaos. Still, one thing is funny: Holland-Kaye’s increasingly pathetic attempts to get passengers to effectively finance a giant pandemic bailout for Heathrow rather than trying to persuade its billionaire owners — sovereign …

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How a leisure charity ‘ripped off’ taxpayers with ‘decaying’ sites likened to Chernobyl

Outside the Fusion Lifestyle pool in Tottenham, north London, locals protested against unclean and sometimes dangerous facilities. The Tottenham Parents Facebook group wanted to send “a clear message” on Saturday that they are “fed up with the mismanagement and neglect of our local pool”. Their outrage is not isolated as residents across the country complain …

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Nervous summer for easyJet as post-pandemic boom fails to take off

Many customers now face a nervous wait to see if their plane will take off — and if alternative proposals fit with their schedules. The current situation stems from the industry’s well-documented travails during the pandemic. But company insiders claim easyJet was hit hardest by the UK’s stringent travel policies. “As the UK’s largest airline …

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Nuclear submarine supplier to be sold to US buyer after diplomatic row

Kwasi Kwarteng is poised to approve the US takeover of one of Britain’s most sensitive defense companies after a transatlantic diplomatic row. The Business Secretary said that he is prepared to agree to the £2.6bn purchase of Ultra Electronics, which makes vital equipment for nuclear submarines, following promises made by its buyer, Boston-based Advent International. …

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Monterrey suffers weeks-long water cutoff amid drought

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The industrial hub of Monterrey has long been one of Mexico’s most prosperous cities, so its almost 5 million residents were shocked when they lost the most basic of services: water. A combination of an intense drought, poor planning and high water use has left residents of Mexico’s industrial powerhouse to …

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What dates in June and July are they and will I be affected?

Entire towns and cities will be cut off from the train network next week as strike action closes half of Britain’s rail lines. Huge swathes of Britain will be without any rail services on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when 40,000 RMT members walk out in a dispute over pay and jobs. Network Rail confirmed on …

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Biggest rise in US interest rates since 1994 turns up heat on Andrew Bailey

Martin Beck, chief adviser to the EY Item Club, said higher US interest rates and the lower pound put more pressure on the Bank of England to accelerate rate rises. He said: “It puts more pressure on them to tighten. But whether they would want to be seen to do that too obviously is another …

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