Travel & leisure

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EU biometric entry system could multiply delays at Dover
Additional requirements would be time-consuming and threaten capacity, Dover port boss says

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Sep, 2022 @4:56 PM

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‘The inferno was racing towards me’: survivors of the Summerland fire on the day their holiday paradise burned down
When it opened in 1971, the acrylic-clad complex promised balmy conditions year round. But then a blaze ripped through the building in minutes, killing 50. What happened – and why has the disaster been forgotten?

Sally Williams

24, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Strike action to wipe out most train services across Great Britain on 1 October
Network Rail advises passengers not to travel as a third rail union confirmed it would join the strike

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @1:22 PM

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British retailers welcome planned return of VAT-free shopping for tourists
Government to consult on long-called-for scheme which is likely to cost almost £1.3bn

Sarah Butler

23, Sep, 2022 @11:02 AM

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Harris Family Trusts buys Butlin’s for £300m
Deal does not include Butlin’s property assets that were sold earlier this year to a private pension fund

Sarah Butler

20, Sep, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Why can’t I book a train? How Avanti West Coast hit the buffers
A drivers’ strike in October will help mask the service failures of one of Britain’s main train operators

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

19, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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China tells banks to check exposure to debt-laden Fosun conglomerate
Sprawling group owns assets including Thomas Cook, Club Med and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Mark Sweney

13, Sep, 2022 @11:21 AM

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London hotels raise prices as demand soars before Queen’s funeral
The price of some accommodation has apparently increased by more than 300%

Rupert Jones and Jess Clark

12, Sep, 2022 @6:03 PM

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UK cinema chains face long wait for cinemagoers to fall back in love
Delayed releases of blockbusters blamed as Cineworld files for US bankrupcy protection and Vue goes through restructuring

Mark Sweney

10, Sep, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Major UK transport company Go-Ahead battles cyber-attack
Firm says software used to schedule bus services hit but Thameslink rail operations not affected

Julia Kollewe

06, Sep, 2022 @8:20 AM

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Royal Yacht Britannia and Fountains Abbey voted top UK attractions
Ruined monastery in North Yorkshire and decommissioned royal ship in Edinburgh voted joint favourites in Which? poll

Geneva Abdul

02, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Network Rail braces for £1bn energy bill as costs increase by more than 50%
Cost of electricity for running trains alone is expected to increase from £595m to £885m in 2023-24

Alex Hern

01, Sep, 2022 @12:13 PM

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