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Air passengers face a summer of confusion over the 100ml liquids rule

Air passengers face a summer of confusion over the 100ml liquids rule

Compounding any possible confusion, the majority of the airports that have not yet rolled out the new tech do, in fact, have one or more of the new scanners in operation. This means there is a chance that you will travel through Gatwick or Heathrow this summer with a see-through bag full of 100ml liquids,...

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Biden bows to international pressure to allow Ukraine to use US weapons on Russia

Biden bows to international pressure to allow Ukraine to use US weapons on Russia

The opinion of Nato allies is shifting towards allowing Ukraine to use Western weapons to strike military targets on Russian soil, the Czech foreign minister said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Jan Lipavsky said there was a growing belief that it was better to allow Kyiv to destroy Russian aircraft before they can take-off armed...

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Broken Britain: How the wage squeeze left us being treated as a developing country

Broken Britain: How the wage squeeze left us being treated as a developing country

“It seems that the recent increase in wages is a cyclical phenomenon driven by labour shortages as a result of Brexit, people dropping out of the workforce following the pandemic and a rebound in growth,” says the economist Julian Jessop. “We will not get a structural, long-term increase in wages until there is sustained productivity...

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Israel-Hamas war latest: Rafah camp fire was caused by ‘secondary explosion’, says IDF

Israel-Hamas war latest: Rafah camp fire was caused by ‘secondary explosion’, says IDF

Footage from the scene showed Palestinians frantically attending to the victims. The attacks on Rafah have reignited criticism of Israel’s military offensive in the southern city, where more than one million Palestinians had been taking shelter. On Tuesday, Israeli tanks reportedly rolled into the centre of the city, with eyewitnesses telling local media several were...

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Israeli bombing of Rafah triggers pro-Palestine protests across UK

Israeli bombing of Rafah triggers pro-Palestine protests across UK

A crowd carrying Palestine flags with some wearing the green bibs of the Friends of Al-Aqsa human rights movement were seen marching through the town.  Friends of Al-Aqsa called for an emergency demonstration outside Downing Street in London Posting on social media, it said: “Let’s mobilise for an emergency rally for Rafah. We have all...

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Is Britain the world’s biggest holiday rip-off?

Is Britain the world’s biggest holiday rip-off?

Getting around The high cost of train travel within the UK is another thorny issue. Say you want to reach your Cornish holiday apartment by train, taking a leaf out of Greta Thunberg’s book and doing your bit for the planet. The cheapest off-peak return from London to Penzance on Aug 5 currently costs £143...

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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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British children among world’s worst for exercise and healthy eating

British children among world’s worst for exercise and healthy eating

Children in England and Wales are among the most inactive in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. In a study covering 44 countries, England, Wales and Scotland perform poorly on markers such as brisk walking, while some pupils miss breakfast, as experts warned day-to-day exercise was “largely disappearing from young people’s lives”. While...

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Tiny British territory refuses to release US tourists carrying ammunition

Tiny British territory refuses to release US tourists carrying ammunition

‌Markwayne Mullin, the Republican senator from Oklahoma who led the delegation, said he hoped to find “common ground” with Ms Daniel-Selvaratnam but was “not able to find a path forward”. ‌“At this point, well-intentioned American citizens are facing a dozen years in prison all for unknowingly having one or two bullets in their luggage,” he...

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Sunak condemns ICC arrest warrants against Netanyahu

Sunak condemns ICC arrest warrants against Netanyahu

“Earlier in the day, Mr Gallant described the request for an arrest warrant against him as “despicable and disgusting”. The reaction from Israel’s allies in the West has been mixed, with some saying that any ruling made by the ICC should be respected, while others have expressed dismay at the fact that Israeli officials were...