Travel & leisure

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Return train tickets expected to be scrapped in UK rail shake-up
The often discounted rate is to be replaced with two singles costing the same as the present return fare

Sarah Butler

05, Feb, 2023 @7:12 PM

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British Airways and Virgin to fly daily from UK to China again
Services to Shanghai to restart after Covid quarantine restrictions lifted, with BA also resuming Beijing route

Julia Kollewe

02, Feb, 2023 @5:24 PM

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Heathrow airport boss quits after turbulent year
CEO John Holland-Kaye to resign after nine years at helm amid public souring of ties with airlines

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Australia’s airlines and airports urged to improve treatment of travellers with disabilities
Disability royal commissioner writes to company bosses after hearing of people dropped on the floor and discrimination against assistance dogs

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Bikini and balaclava’: Northern Ireland spa resort apologises over ‘depraved’ ad
Promotion for County Antrim hot tub, massage and shooting offer described as ‘truly appalling’

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @1:50 PM

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Why we strike – eight workers on their reasons for joining the picket line in Britain’s new winter of discontent
A teacher, a nurse, a barrister, a doctor, a postie, an academic, a paramedic and a rail worker explain why they have had no choice but to walk out

Elle Hunt

21, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Game over: UK arcades face closure threat as energy bills soar by 1,000%
Some operators weigh up weekend-only opening as soaring energy prices remain stubbornly high

Joe Middleton

13, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Sunshine Saturday’: UK travel firms gear up for busiest bookings day in years
Bumper time for early bookings predicted as industry holds out for post-Covid return of foreign trips

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Rail strikes: train drivers’ union Aslef dismisses reported 3% pay offer
Union leader Mick Whelan brands reported £2,000 rise just before latest 24-hour strike as ‘tokenism’

Gwyn Topham and Jessica Elgot

04, Jan, 2023 @3:11 PM

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UK pubs and restaurants cut winter hours to weather ‘perfect storm’ in 2023
Some firms cut capacity by 20% to match supply and demand as custom fades, bills rise and government support dwindles

Joe Middleton and Joanna Partridge

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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From must-see gigs to VIP tickets: how live events are on course to defy UK cost of living crisis
Strong year predicted for industry amid premium seating boom and despite rise in prices

Mark Sweney

02, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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UK strikes: travellers face disruption as rail and Border Force staff take action
Post-Christmas passengers affected, while driving examiners at 71 test centres begin five-day strike

Kalyeena Makortoff

28, Dec, 2022 @9:26 AM

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