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Row breaks out over 100ml U-turn as passengers told to arrive an hour early for flights

Row breaks out over 100ml U-turn as passengers told to arrive an hour early for flights

[ad_1] Airport passengers have been told arrive three hours early to clear security queues amid a row over the Government’s U-turn on 100ml limits for liquids in hand luggage. EasyJet is advising its passengers to turn up an extra hour early for flights from Birmingham Airport after growing security queues left passengers lining up outside the building. Travellers should arrive an hour earlier than if they were flying from another British airport, the airline said. The advice comes as the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) hit out at the Government for its surprise U-turn, in a highly unusual move for the travel industry, which normally shies away from being seen to criticise officials. Rules were expected to change at the start of June, letting passengers carry bottles of up to two litres, but last Friday the Government announced that the 100ml limit would remain in force, saying that new security scanners were not ready. Countries across Europe have successfully eased the 100ml rule, with several using scanners made by the same firms approved by the Department …

‘Just when humans couldn’t let her down any more…it breaks your heart’

‘Just when humans couldn’t let her down any more…it breaks your heart’

[ad_1] A severely underweight dog was found abandoned in a Wigan park in the ‘worst case of neglect’ rescuers say they have ever seen. Luna the pooch had overgrown nails and was covered in fleas when she was discovered tied to park railings on June 5. The pup was found by a ‘kind’ passer-by who immediately contacted Eccles-based free-roaming animal sanctuary Dogs 4 Rescue, which cares for its dogs on a kennel-free retreat. READ MORE: ‘I could own the oldest cat in the WORLD at 29 – this is the secret to her long life’ It’s thought Luna was once very loved but was rehomed when her owner passed away. It’s believed she has been passed around ever since. Described as a ‘gentle and beautiful soul’, the pooch is now being cared for by the charity and is being nursed back to good health. “In all our years, this is the worst case of neglect we have ever seen,” Dogs 4 Rescue said in a statement. Luna -Credit:Dogs 4 Rescue “Usually only seen on cruelty …

What are Labour’s plans for ending tax breaks for private schools? | Labour

What are Labour’s plans for ending tax breaks for private schools? | Labour

[ad_1] One of Labour’s headline policies in the run-up to the general election is its promise to end tax breaks for private schools in the UK. The policy is not new – it was adopted under Jeremy Corbyn and has featured in previous Labour election manifestos. But with Keir Starmer’s party leading in the polls and apparently on course for victory on 4 July, it is coming under renewed scrutiny, prompting front page headlines, claims and counter-claims. With polling day little more than five weeks away, here is a breakdown of Labour’s plans and what they could mean. What is Labour proposing? Labour has said that if it wins the general election it plans to remove tax exemptions that private schools enjoy. The most significant of these in terms of revenue is VAT, which Starmer has pledged to add to private school fees at the standard rate of 20%. What happens at the moment? Under existing arrangements, independent schools do not have to charge VAT on their fees, thanks to an exemption for the supply …

‘It breaks an employer’s control’: the tragic disappearance of the American lunch hour | Life and style

‘It breaks an employer’s control’: the tragic disappearance of the American lunch hour | Life and style

[ad_1] “The lunch rush is dead,” an NBC News headline announced this week. Blame it on working from home, tighter budgets, inflation or all of the above: transaction data pulled by the digital-payments app Square found that midday food spending was down 3.3% nationwide last year compared with 2019. The decrease was steeper in some cities, including Boston, Atlanta and Dallas. While a full obit for the humble lunch break might be premature, a recent report from the University of Toronto backed up the hypothesis that Americans want to spend more on weekend luxuries than a lunch bill. The study found that foot traffic in major US cities remains low on workdays, but higher during the weekend. “That’s been the largest transformation in the last four or five years – the consumer habits of office workers,” Ara Kharazian, research lead at Square, told NBC News. “But that money has gone somewhere else. We’re seeing consumers instead spend money on the weekends.” A perfect storm of rising meal expenses and shrinking break times is interfering with …

Eamonn Holmes Breaks Silence On Ruth Langsford Split

Eamonn Holmes Breaks Silence On Ruth Langsford Split

[ad_1] During Tuesday morning’s edition of his GB News breakfast show, Eamonn shared a brief message addressing the split, while thanking his fans “for your support for Ruth and I over the last few days as to the news of our separation”. “Your support for both of us is very much appreciated,” he added. A representative for the former This Morning hosts said on Sunday: “Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.” Eamonn and Ruth began their relationship in 1997, and eventually tied the knot in 2010. Together, they were best known for serving as This Morning’s Friday presenters for more than a decade, until ITV announced in 2020 that this slot was being given to new presenting duo Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond, with Eamonn and Ruth being moved to school holiday cover. Following this, Eamonn left ITV altogether to present GB News’ breakfast show. Meanwhile, Ruth has hosted This Morning on a handful of occasions with Rylan Clark, and continues to …

Billionaire non-dom quit UK on day Hunt scrapped tax breaks, says adviser | The super-rich

Billionaire non-dom quit UK on day Hunt scrapped tax breaks, says adviser | The super-rich

[ad_1] A London-based billionaire non-dom left the UK for good on the day that the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced the scrapping of the 225-year-old tax scheme in the spring budget, his tax adviser has revealed. “We did have one billionaire client who literally on the day of the budget, 6 March, got on his private jet with his wife, with his children, with the private tutor, and flew to one of his other 17 houses in the world – and said ‘I’m not coming back’,” said John Barnett, a partner at the law firm Burges Salmon, which specialises in advising the super-rich on how to legally reduce their tax bills. Barnett and other tax advisers to the very wealthy, say dozens of their non-domicile clients have already left the country to avoid being subjected to UK taxes on their overseas income, after Hunt announced the abolition of the regime from April 2025. They expect hundreds more to leave for other countries such as Italy, Spain, France and Malta that have special tax incentives designed to …

Prince William’s 10-word response as he breaks royal protocol to sign a boy’s cast | Royal | News

Prince William’s 10-word response as he breaks royal protocol to sign a boy’s cast | Royal | News

[ad_1] The face of a boy wearing a plaster cast lit up as Prince William bent down and penned his autograph on it today during a royal visit. The prince stepped onto the beach at Newquay as part of a two-day set of engagements in the Duchy of Cornwall. The Prince of Wales arrived in the south-west today (May 9) where he spent some time before his onward travels to the Isle of Scilly tomorrow. The two-day stint, away from Princess Kate who is recovering privately from cancer treatment, has been viewed as a positive move. Royal fans believe his time away from his family, especially an overnight stay away from home, can only mean Kate is in good hands and is making progress in her treatment. But despite the Waleses’ personal troubles, William made the day of a boy on the beach when he secretly took out a pen and began signing a plaster cast in Newquay. The cast, on what appears to the the child’s right hand, covered his hand. The prince quickly …

Brawl breaks out on EVA Air flight, forcing flight attendants to step in

Brawl breaks out on EVA Air flight, forcing flight attendants to step in

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Several EVA Air stewardesses had to intervene after a fight broke out between two passengers on flight BR08 from Taipei to San Francisco on Tuesday (May 7).  The Taiwanese airline told local media outlets TVBS and SET News that the incident occurred about three hours into the long-haul flight. According to EVA Air, one of the men decided to switch seats as another passenger seated nearby was coughing.  However, another man objected as that seat was not empty, leading to punches being thrown. In a minute-long video posted on X, screams to “stop”, “move” and “don’t hold me” can be heard amid the scuffle as other passengers got up from their seats. Both men eventually calmed down and they were moved to different seats away from each other.  The captain assessed that there was no immediate danger and the flight continued to San Francisco without further incident. Both men were handed over to US police upon landing and investigations are ongoing, according to EVA Air. The airline later told Taiwanese media that it …

Woman Breaks Up With Her Boyfriend After He Asked Her To Become A Tradwife

Woman Breaks Up With Her Boyfriend After He Asked Her To Become A Tradwife

[ad_1] After a couple agreed to focus on their relationship and individual careers before having kids, it came as a big surprise when the woman’s boyfriend revealed a sudden change of heart and suggested his girlfriend give up her career and become a tradwife. Some women would love the opportunity to be stay-at-home moms and embrace “traditional” roles. However, this woman isn’t one of them. She found it particularly insolent that her so-called partner didn’t even consider her opinion on the matter. The woman broke up with her boyfriend on the spot and wished him luck in finding his tradwife. She later took to Reddit’s r/AmIOverreacting forum to explain the context and ask if her reaction was too harsh. She stated that she and her boyfriend are both 26, college-educated, goal-oriented, and career-focused. They had been dating for three years and mutually agreed to wait until their 30s — when they would ideally be married and in a more stable position — to have their first child. All in all, this was a wise plan, …

Where can I find a great spa day for less than £150? | Spa breaks

Where can I find a great spa day for less than £150? | Spa breaks

[ad_1] I often joke that I could live in a spa, but if I did, it would cost me a small fortune – and in my experience it’s hard to find affordable options that deliver to the level they should. It’s worth signing up to the newsletters of any spas you’d like to visit; they’ll let you know about special offers, discounts and cheap off-peak slots. Deal websites such as Groupon and Wowcher often have cheap spa day deals, but check the places on Tripadvisor before you buy – in my experience the most disappointing spas are those attached to a health club, golf hotel or airport hotel. I am wary of huge spas that offer lots of deals. I once visited a spa where I ended up queueing for all the facilities, and it was so busy it felt like a nightclub. Smaller hammams and spas might be more relaxing. Of the mid-range spas, Champneys Springs in Leicester has spa days from £110, plus fitness classes, plenty of relaxation spaces and acres of open …