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British tourist gives birth in back of police car during Menorca hospital dash; Both mother and daughter are said to be doing well with hospital authorities describing the newborn's condition as 'stable.'. Sep 8, 2021 224
Aldi unveils new wine range with tipples from as far afield as Lebanon and Canada; To help describe the host of new varieties on sale, the retailer has produced an easy-to-follow guide for shoppers. Sep 8, 2021 435
Covid travel rules to change amid hints traffic light system could be scrapped; New rules could focus on the vaccination status of travellers rather than the Covid rating of the country they are visiting. Sep 8, 2021 411
Axe Covid tests for double-jabbed passengers to end airport delays, bosses demand; Weary holidaymakers have been left stranded in long queues for hours in recent days with 'horrific' delays to get through passport control. Sep 7, 2021 485
Green list holiday nations where the pound goes furthest against local currencies; FairFX analysed the strength of Sterling against the local currency of green list destinations to see they rate compared to the start of lockdown. Sep 7, 2021 381
Covid rule changes announced for Portugal and Croatia -latest travel updates; Non-vaccinated arrivals with a valid negative test result will be allowed to enter Portugal but restrictions remain in Madeira and Azores. Sep 2, 2021 469
Open windows to reduce Covid spread in schools, SAGE expert says; Professor Tim Sharpe said good ventilation is a way of 'helping to get fresh air in to get rid of the virus where it may occur'. Sep 1, 2021 530
Geronimo is taken away by police and vets -despite large protests outside farm; Alpaca has twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis and a destruction warrant has been ordered for the animal. Aug 31, 2021 260
DVLA warn driving licence renewals could be delayed amid paperwork backlog; Combination of industrial action and social distancing requirements has led to 'continuing delays with paper applications'. Aug 19, 2021 354
Higher temperatures predicted to bake Bank Holiday -- this is the Met Office view; Showers and below-average temperatures have put a dampener on summer but there is a suggestion that change is on the way. Aug 18, 2021 388
Priti Patel wants to 'name and shame' middle-class cocaine users; Home Secretary wants police chiefs to target business owners and wealthy users to change perception Class A drugs can be taken without consequence. Aug 17, 2021 249
Mars in a jar is new way to enjoy chocolate favourite -and it's on sale at Aldi; The spread can be enjoyed in many ways -- on top of toast, slathered on strawberries, piled on top of crumpets, or simply straight off the spoon. Aug 17, 2021 175
Spain to gain brief respite from oven-like heat before temperatures soar again; There is some hope that a north-westerly breeze will begin to cool things down slightly from Tuesday. Aug 16, 2021 285
UK remains one of most expensive nations for PCR test -- despite price-cut promise; USA is the most expensive country with the average costs for a PCR test at £119, with the UK in second place at £92. Aug 16, 2021 582
Sparkling deals to mark National Prosecco Day with offers from Aldi and Morrisons; The Italian sparkling wine had become one of the nation's top tipples and is a favourite drink for a celebration. Aug 13, 2021 357
Fashion retailer boohoo to create 5,000 jobs in £500m expansion plan; Investment will help the company continue the growth it has experienced since launching 15 years ago. Aug 12, 2021 302
TUI boss in scathing blast at 'unpredictable' UK Government over travel rules; Friedrich Joussen said that UK travellers had been put off by changing policies from the Government. Aug 12, 2021 241
Late summer heatwave forecast as temperatures rise in time for August Bank Holiday; Forecasters predict values rising into the high 20s by the end of next week with the balmy blast remaining until early September. Aug 11, 2021 491
PCR tests for fully-jabbed holidaymakers 'should be paid by government or abolished'; Data from tests is harvested by government to identify variants, however travel group challenges why consumers should have to pay for this process. Aug 10, 2021 554
easyJet unveils new cabin crew and pilot uniforms; The roll-out is estimated to prevent around half a million plastic bottles from ending up as plastic waste each year. Aug 9, 2021 387
Lidl's new vegan range puts meat-free feast on the menu for shoppers; Highlights include Vegan Fish Fingers, moreish Carrot & Parsnip Fries, and the succulent Vegan Burger. Aug 8, 2021 182
Morrisons helps shoppers join Olympic action with range of Japan-inspired products; From meal bundles, to snacks to enjoy in front of the TV and even tipples to celebrate, customers can get into the Olympic spirit at home. Aug 8, 2021 273
More downpours ahead as temperatures forecast to hit high 20s in new hot spell; A warm tropical air mass from the Azores and Mediterranean is expected to push up temperatures later this month and warm spell will last for days. Aug 6, 2021 513
Ibiza recruiting undercover revellers to help crackdown on illegal raves; It is part of a drive to help stop illegal raves on the party island with the undercover team required to pose as tourists. Aug 5, 2021 293
British Airways group reports massive drop in passengers amid ongoing uncertainty; International Consolidated Airlines Group said its passenger capacity in the past three months was at 21.9 per cent of the levels it saw in 2019. Jul 30, 2021 265
Exasperated mum wants to change daughter's name -because she's called Alexa; Parent claims choice of name has given her sleepless nights because of fear child may be bullied because of smart speaker link. Jul 25, 2021 555
Lidl brings flavours of Spain to UK stores with sangria ice lollies and churros; Products are part of its popular Sol Y Mar range, which brings the taste of Spain to supermarket shelves. Jul 25, 2021 212
Police arrest seven UK fugitives in three-week Costa del Crime swoop; Men wanted in UK for various unrelated offences including supplying drugs, supplying firearms, causing wounding with intent and conspiracy to rob. Jul 21, 2021 361
No respite from heat but thunderstorm and flood threat for some areas of England; The hot conditions come as England reached its highest temperature of the year on Tuesday -- 32.2C (89.96F) recorded at Heathrow Airport. Jul 21, 2021 196
Heatwave continuing in much of UK -but how hot is it further afield? Extreme European heat is being caused by a wedge of high pressure pushing cooler, wetter weather eastwards; Extreme European heat is being caused by a wedge of high pressure pushing cooler, wetter weather eastwards. Jul 21, 2021 348
Heatwave coming to an end -but more hot weather could soon be on the way; The Met Office long-range forecast is predicting another bout of warmer-than-average temperatures and dry conditions during early August. Jul 20, 2021 435
Stay cool working from home as temperatures soar during hottest spell of the year; Taking a cold shower or jumping in the pool can cool you down, but it's not exactly something you can do at the desk. Jul 19, 2021 604
How to help a distressed dog locked inside hot car during heatwave; In hot stuffy cars dogs can't cool down and leaving a window open or a sunshield on windscreens often does not keep a car cool enough. Jul 19, 2021 510
Majorca and Ibiza are 'safe for destinations UK visitors' despite red list fear; One travel expert has claimed Covid cases in the Balearic islands of Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera are now worse than some countries currently on the red list. Jul 16, 2021 338
Cyprus hoping for green list upgrade after change in Foreign Office travel advice; The island is hoping to be upgraded to green status in the UK traffic light system in this week's review because of its successful vaccination roll-out. Jul 14, 2021 288
Baking Britain to bathe in 30C heat -plus weekend forecast where you live; The mini-heatwave is tipped to peak on Sunday when highs of 29C or even 30C are predicted in some parts of the country. Jul 14, 2021 637
E-scooter scheme to be trialled in three more London boroughs; The latest areas are City of London, Southwark and some parts of Lambeth and e-scooters will be available to rent from today. Jul 5, 2021 350
Morrisons serves up tennis treat with smash-hit Wimbledon special box; Online customers can purchase The Tennis Treats Box which contains everything they need to serve up an ace Wimbledon party. Jun 29, 2021 227
Boots expands online doctor services with advice on host of everyday conditions; It comes as patients become more accustomed to remote services and increasingly look online first for their healthcare needs. Jun 29, 2021 346
Magnum-size Prosecco back on shelves in Lidl in bumper treat for fizz fans; The double-sized bottle, costing just £12.99, holds a litre and a half of the Italian bubbly and will be on sale from Thursday. Jun 23, 2021 215
No-frills cremations gaining popularity ahead of full funeral services -study; A direct cremation means no service or ceremony and no mourners are present, with family and friends honouring deceased at another time. Obituary Jun 21, 2021 323
St John Ambulance to expand vital nightlife service to treat sick and injured; The charity is aiming to introduce another 40 locations across the UK where patients are treated on the spot by the end of 2021. Jun 21, 2021 401
Lib Dems' by-election triumph is humiliating defeat for shell-shocked Tories; Lib Dem Sarah Green is new MP after winning the formerly rock-solid Tory seat, which had been a Conservative stronghold since 1974. Jun 18, 2021 424
Lidl drinks collection provides wide choice of Father's Day gifts; Supermarket chain's selection of delicious craft beers and award-winning spirits can inspire any last-minute gifts. Jun 18, 2021 283
Ryanair to lead legal fight against UK Government travel traffic light system; Airline has joined Manchester Airport Group -which also operates East Midlands and London Stansted -to call for more detail about travel list. Jun 17, 2021 367
Peperami announces new meat-free chicken flavour bites -with less than 134 calories; Made with pea protein, Chick'nless Bites can be eaten as an on-the-go snack or simply incorporated into salads or wraps. Jun 17, 2021 193
Aldi party specials range lets fans mark Euros' football festival in style; The grocery chain has announced a hat-trick of deals on entertainment, food and drink to celebrate the summer football festival. Jun 16, 2021 295
Aldi searching for 450 sites across UK -- the locations of the planned new stores; The supermarket is now looking for more than 400 sites in England, 30 in Wales and 20 in Scotland. Jun 16, 2021 337
UK facing scorching heatwave with 'Spanish plume' bringing temperatures in the mid-30s; Forecasters predict much of the country will be baking come the end of the month thanks to Mediterranean air. Jun 15, 2021 517
Twitchers elated after Sulphur-bellied Warbler flies 4,000 miles from Tibet home; Bird normally found in Asian mountains has it travelled across the world to Lundy island off the North Devon coast. Jun 14, 2021 217
Severe thunderstorm alert for large swathes of UK this week; Outbreaks of heavy, thundery rain likely to move across parts of country from late Wednesday evening. Jun 14, 2021 380
Day of action planned in bid to force relaxation of foreign travel restrictions; Protest -on June 23 -will be calling on the UK government to allow international travel to return safely and in a risk managed way. Jun 14, 2021 397
Expedia unveils biggest sale with savings on 30,000 hotels during five days of deals; Expedia Travel Week runs from June 8-12 and travellers will find up to 40% savings on thousands of hotels for trips until January 31, 2022. Jun 4, 2021 386
Temperatures as high as 29c forecast but thunderstorms may bring disruption in some areas; Mix of lightning, hail and heavy rain is possible across parts of south-west England and south-west Wales with yellow warning in place. Jun 2, 2021 308
Travel red list 'to be expanded' with at least four more nations added within days; Expert predicts Bahrain, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Kuwait will be added to the red list. Jun 1, 2021 275
Aldi's fakeaway pastries to challenge Greggs in battle of the bakes; Both the Sausage & Bean Melt and Cheese & Onion Bake are in stores now as part of the budget supermarket's fakeaway selection. May 26, 2021 171
Royal Mint launches The Who commemorative coin to mark band's legacy; The Who collectable coin is the fourth in the 'Music Legends' series, and follows versions honouring Queen, Elton John and David Bowie. May 24, 2021 430
Property owners have delayed urgent home improvements during pandemic, study reveals; Findings from Checkatrade found redecorating a living room, bedroom or bathroom, was the most popular future plan. May 21, 2021 344
Small businesses upgrade tech operations ahead of anticipated £62bn spending boom; Since the pandemic began nearly half of the country has made a conscious effort to shop local and over four in 10 have dined out locally. May 20, 2021 666
easyJet losses increase with just 15 per cent of pre-lockdown flights operating; Airline added that while capacity will still be only around 15 per cent of 2019 levels, it expects to increase its programme from June onwards. May 20, 2021 277
Forecasts claim warm winds could turn up the heat for UK -what the Met Office says; Brighter spells will lift the gloom with Mediterranean warmth replacing blustery showers that swept across the nation, it is claimed. May 14, 2021 470
Royal Mail issues set of stamps in memory of Duke of Edinburgh; Black and white images show Prince Philip, who died last month at the age of 99, at different stages of his life. May 13, 2021 228
Young British mother tortured and killed in 'barbaric' attack at home near Athens; Greek authorities have taken the rare step of offering a £260,000 reward for information leading to arrests of those responsible. May 12, 2021 270
Airport plea for 'significant' green list expansion ahead of summer holidays; Heathrow Airport accused the UK Government of being "over-cautious" for the lifting of ban on international travel on May 17. May 11, 2021 339
Covid tests will add more than £1,000 to foreign holiday cost for a family-of-four; International Air Transport Association called on governments to tackle expensive test prices and make them more widely available. May 5, 2021 379
Gibraltar allows UK holidaymakers to enter without taking costly Covid test; The territory's chief minister Fabian Picardo said the Rock offers a "great British staycation in the Mediterranean". May 5, 2021 485
Travel boss blasts 'out of touch' MPs over demand to continue Covid curbs; Report called for current strict rules to continue after May 17 to reduce the risk of a "deadly third wave" and further lockdowns. May 4, 2021 314
Foreign Offices updates travel advice for Portugal, Canaries and Greek Islands; Tourists visiting a number of popular summer hotspots do not face a level of risk that is "unacceptably high", according to latest updates. May 4, 2021 298
Travel quarantine and testing rules for foreign holidays under traffic light system; Vaccination rates, number of Covid cases, prevalence of "variants of concern" and quality of testing data will be used to categorise countries. May 4, 2021 571
Aldi's rum deal and Mexican street food option will spice up holiday weekend; Supermarket has also dropped the price of its award-winning Costellore Prosecco Spumante DOC. Apr 30, 2021 411
Follow these trade secrets to save more than £1,700 each year on motoring costs; Motor dealership chain Peter Vardy has listed a set of changes which could save drivers a packet. Apr 29, 2021 436
Portugal confirms curbs on UK holidaymakers will be relaxed by 'middle of May'; Tourism minister Manuel Lobo Antunes said he was hoping regular travel between the two countries could be established within weeks. Apr 28, 2021 337
Covid travel tests -what to expect from PCR, lateral flow and Lamp versions; Many countries demand negative result from incoming travellers with each nation setting its own rules on the sort of check it will accept. Apr 28, 2021 425
Travel firm unveils alternative 'green list' of destinations open for UK visitors; Holiday Extras has analysed criteria set by the UK government, alongside statements by government officials and tourism boards. Apr 27, 2021 523
Jet2 anxious over UK Government foreign travel plan despite bookings uplift; Firm cites a lack of clarity for international travel restarting this summer ahead of taskforce announcement. Apr 27, 2021 325
Latest Covid travel and holiday updates for Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy and more; UK Government's Global Travel Taskforce is categorising countries depending on four key criteria. Apr 27, 2021 1068
Family's emotional tribute to 'hero' who died in River Thames rescue bid; Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole entered the water at around midnight on Saturday after spotting a woman fall from London Bridge. Apr 26, 2021 313
Foreign holidays down by half with some vowing never to travel overseas again; There are signs that appetite for UK holidays is increasing ahead of demand for trips abroad, according to study by insurance giant. Apr 26, 2021 495
Ex-pat mum facing hefty fine for Facebook jibe about Cyprus politician; Kaela Charalampous, 35, was arrested by cops for comment in which she said Kypros Michaelides had "no chance" of re-election. Apr 23, 2021 444
India reports grim global record for Covid infections with 314,000 new cases; A large number of hospitals across the country have complained of an acute shortage of beds, medicines and oxygen. Apr 22, 2021 243
E.on to pay compensation for Christmas bill mix-up that left thousands struggling; Around 1.6 million customers were scheduled to pay bills at beginning of January this year, but were instead charged on Christmas Eve. Apr 22, 2021 221
Warning over holiday health card scams -all you need to know for a carefree trip; Fraudsters are trying to charge holidaymakers for new Global Health Insurance Card, which gives access to emergency care in the EU. Apr 21, 2021 763
Major UK airport sees just 71 passengers in March compared to 256,000 in 2019; East Midlands Airport saw passenger numbers plunge by more than 99 per cent last month. Apr 21, 2021 602
Boris Johnson pledges to show "ludicrous" Super League plan "a straight red card"; The Duke of Cambridge -- who is the president of the Football Association -- was among those who voiced his dismay at the plan would. Apr 20, 2021 511
Covid details could be linked to passports in bid to cut lengthy airport delays; Border officials are working to allow automatic e-passport gates at airports to be reopened, instead of checking papers manually. Apr 20, 2021 388
Tunisia is latest holiday destination to ease rules for UK visitors; Country insists tourists must provide proof they have booked a flight, transfer and tourist accommodation as part of organised trip. Apr 20, 2021 219
Asda brothers purchase fast food chain Leon in surprise £100m deal; Petrol forecourt business EG Group -owned by Blackburn-born Mohsin and Zuber Issa -has secured more than 70 restaurants across Europe. Apr 19, 2021 344
Two reported dead after 'driverless' Tesla crashes into tree; Officials said the car was traveling fast and failed to navigate a turn before running off the road and bursting into flames. Apr 19, 2021 243
UK Government urged to abolish PCR tests for travel to safe destinations; Study reveals 61 per cent of Britons believe Green tier destinations should be free from restrictions under the planned traffic light system. Apr 19, 2021 502
Tui boss confident Covid vaccine can rescue summer holiday programme; Britons will be allowed to travel abroad for foreign holidays from May 17 under UK Government road map to easing restrictions. Apr 16, 2021 273
NHS England to set up review group probing use of puberty blockers for under 16s; Move follows court ruling which allows parents of transgender children to consent to treatment on their child's behalf. Apr 16, 2021 431
Study reveals the cheapest small car to insure for young drivers who just passed test; Research checked average insurance quotes to discover best value vehicle for motorists who have recently thrown away the L plates. Apr 16, 2021 420
Leaving middle seats empty cuts Covid risk on airlines by half, study finds; Researchers said chance of being exposed to virus from an infected person could be reduced by 23 per cent to 57 per cent. Apr 15, 2021 271
Best and worst used vehicle brands for MOT passes disclosed in new study; What Car? analysed 750,000 Department for Transport records to find models that had the best rate of passing the MOT test first time. Apr 15, 2021 302
Mobile banking apps can help customers save average of £173 a month, study claims; Some 65 per cent of those surveyed are now using banking apps to manage their money, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. Apr 14, 2021 489
Foreign travel plan leaves airport chiefs 'hugely disappointed' despite jab rollout; Manchester Airports Group said proposed Government framework includes no provision for a return to restriction-free travel. Apr 7, 2021 378
Aldi donating tonnes of surplus food to make 400,00 meals for families in need; Donation is part of commitment to donate 10 million meals across the country in 2021, in partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly. Apr 7, 2021 222
Ryanair Covid-linked losses lower than anticipated despite planes being grounded; Bosses said Easter travel restrictions and slow rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines in Europe saw a delay in passenger numbers recovering. Apr 7, 2021 341
Cyprus will allow vaccinated UK tourists to visit island within weeks; Travel restrictions in Cyprus will be lifted from later this week, but curbs on British travellers will remain until coronavirus curbs are eased. Mar 30, 2021 242
New £150m project will use latest technology to combat flooding in England; UK Government's new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will develop new approaches to tackling coastal erosion and flooding. Mar 29, 2021 378

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