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Major UK airport issues urgent travel warning as motorway set to close

Major UK airport issues urgent travel warning as motorway set to close

A major UK airport has warned passengers to leave plenty of time before travelling as a nearby motorway prepares to close for works. Parts of the M56 near Manchester Airport will close next month for several days for “important wear and tear work”. The work, which includes resurfacing some slip roads, will take place between...

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UK rail reform makes ‘little progress’ in six years

UK rail reform makes ‘little progress’ in six years

The UK government has been criticised for making “little progress” in transforming the country’s rail network over the past six years, according to a House of Commons committee. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has examined the government’s response to the “significant disruption” caused in May 2018 by the failed introduction of a new rail timetable...

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Eurostar and Dover prepare for new EU fingerprint travel rules

Eurostar and Dover prepare for new EU fingerprint travel rules

10 hours ago Katy Austin,Transport correspondent, @KatyAustinNews Reuters Passengers queue at the Eurostar departure gates at St Pancras in London last December Preparations are under way at major Channel crossing points for a new automated European Union (EU) border IT system due to start this October, despite fears of queue chaos for holidaymakers. Under the...

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Bank Holiday travel chaos paralyses the UK as rail network is crippled by cancelled trains, three million drivers hit the roads and families face two-hour ferry queues at the Port of Dover

Bank Holiday travel chaos paralyses the UK as rail network is crippled by cancelled trains, three million drivers hit the roads and families face two-hour ferry queues at the Port of Dover

British families faced Bank Holiday travel chaos today as trains were suspended, ferry passengers faced two-hour waits and more than three million drivers hit the roads. Avanti West Coast advised customers not to travel to or from London Euston station after a major signal failure blocked all lines between the capital and Milton Keynes. The...

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Inside the pretty little seaside town that’s the least visited in the UK

Inside the pretty little seaside town that’s the least visited in the UK

A little seaside town is one of the UK’s least visited, despite boasting a host of stunning views and an award-winning beach. Sometimes known as the “gem of Cardigan Bay”, Aberaeron is a picturesque community in Ceredigion, Wales. The town is home to just 1,274 people, many of whom reside in brightly coloured properties that...

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Busiest day for UK flights since 2019, with two taking off every minute

Busiest day for UK flights since 2019, with two taking off every minute

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email UK flight departures have hit their highest level since October 2019, with flights taking off at an average of more than two per hour around the clock. According to the aviation analytics firm Cirium, over 3,150...

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The 20 best grand British seaside hotels

The 20 best grand British seaside hotels

Once upon a time, there was nowhere so redolent with glamour as a Great British seaside hotel in the summer season and – for a while – the Grand Hotel in Scarborough led the pack. The Grand opened in 1867 and was reputedly Europe’s largest hotel. Yet recently, one mayoral candidate branded it “the shame...

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Jet2 issues holiday warning over flight delays

Jet2 issues holiday warning over flight delays

Jet2 has warned British tourists that they could face flight delays due to strike action in France which includes air traffic control workers. The holiday company said: “We wanted to let you know about strike action, supported by French Air Traffic Control on May 24 to May 30 2024, which may cause delays to flights...

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Travel chaos as UK gears up for busiest late May Bank Holiday since Covid – with trains disrupted, long queues at Dover, airports packed with travellers and 20million journeys set to clog up Britain’s roads

Travel chaos as UK gears up for busiest late May Bank Holiday since Covid – with trains disrupted, long queues at Dover, airports packed with travellers and 20million journeys set to clog up Britain’s roads

Britons were warned to prepare for congestion on what is set to be the busiest late May bank holiday weekend on the roads since the start of the pandemic. More than 20million leisure trips by car are expected to be made between today and Monday, which would be the most for the late May bank...

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Britain’s ‘best’ seaside town for beating the crowds

Britain’s ‘best’ seaside town for beating the crowds

On the coast of Suffolk just north of the River Alde is the seaside town of Aldeburgh, which has been named one of the “best seaside towns” to beat the crowds in Which?’s 2024 survey. The survey took responses from thousands of Which? members, who highlighted Aldeburgh as a quiet coastal day out. One of...

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‘Do not travel’ and flood warnings in North West as rain continues

‘Do not travel’ and flood warnings in North West as rain continues

Rail operators are urging people not to travel on services between the north west of England and Scotland due to flooding on the railway line. It comes after heavy rainfall on Wednesday, with a 24-hour amber weather warning remaining in place across north-west England until 12:00 BST. TransPennine Express and Avanti West Coast said services...