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Bunk beds in economy class? The in-flight innovation we’ve been waiting for

There are no plans, alas, for a comparable service that links the carrier with UK, after the 2019 scrapping of its iconic NZ1 from London Heathrow to Auckland via Los Angeles (previously the world’s longest direct flight, in that it retained its flight code after a stopover) which served British holidaymakers on their way to …

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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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Six ways to make money while inflation is at 9.1pc

Real estate investment trusts Cautious investors may prefer more defensive investments such as investment trusts that own real estate. These funds are particularly attractive when their rental income is linked to inflation. Analysts at the broker Numis said they favored Supermarket Income Reit and LXi Reit for this reason. Colette Ord from the broker said: …

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Could your flight be cancelled? Check our timeline of summer strikes and disruption

Holidaymakers face a summer of flight chaos, as British Airways has become the latest airline to announce strike action during the peak holiday period. Check-in staff and ground crew for the UK flag carrier today voted to go on strike, with walkouts timed for the start of the summer holidays. This comes as Ryanair and …

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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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Covid being mistaken for hay fever may be contributing to surges in cases

Coronavirus’s three traditional trademark symptoms (sore throat, fever and loss of taste/smell) which were first posited in spring 2020 are increasingly forming a minority of cases as new variants and vaccination morphed Covid into a more “cold-like” disease. Prof Azeem Majeed, the chairman of primary care and public health at Imperial College London, told The …

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Rare bird sightings belie extent of climate change, environmentalists say

Their colorfully exotic plumage may indeed be captivating, but increased sightings on British shores of birds from Africa and southern Europe is no cause for celebration, environmentalists have said. They warn that the sighting of Rainbow-hued bee-eaters breeding on the Norfolk coast and rare black-winged stilts fledglings in Yorkshire, are an “unmissable sign” that the …

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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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