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Merkel heads to London ahead of critical UK election
According to a chancellery statement, Merkel's objectives in London won't focus specifically on Prime Minister David Cameron's warnings. But it would be naive to assume the two won't broach the prospect of what's become known as a "Brexit," or the …
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Emyr Thomas :Top New London Restaurants for 2015
The London restaurant scene is on fire at the moment, and without doubt one of the best places in the world for the quality of its restaurants. 2015 looks set to continue this trend if these restaurants are anything to go by. Read on for my top picks …
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Wales 'lost out' to London and south east England under Labour, says Crabb
Wales lost out as London and the south east of England "sucked in talent and investment" in the early 2000s, the Welsh Secretary is expected to say. Stephen Crabb will contrast UK ministers' support for Welsh rail and M4 improvements with the previous …
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Victoria Sadler :Top 10 London Art Exhibitions to See in 2015
It was a great year for art shows in the capital but, frustratingly, the big exhibitions were dominated by white male artists. So it is with great delight that the calendar for 2015 sees this challenged in a big way. Here is my list of those art …
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London's first Russian bath house: full steam ahead at Banya No 1
The assignment was to discover the ultimate truth about hangover cures. Who does one ask about such things? I tried Andrei Fomin. After all, I reasoned, Andrei used to run nightclubs all over London – Propaganda in Wardour Street, that was him – plus …
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The London area could get hit with a mixed bag of winter weather over the weekend, says Environment Canada. The agency issued a special weather statement for all of southern Ontario, including London, on Friday. Forecasters are calling for snow …
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James May picks 13 most significant cars ever for London Classic Car Show

James May picks 13 most significant cars ever for London Classic Car Show
The London Classic Car Show runs at the ExCeL in London's Docklands from January 8-11, 2015. In addition to May's exhibit and the other vehicles there, Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey is also curating a display from his own collection. May is hoping to …
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Architects' vision of London takes inspiration from 19th-century Paris
Working from offices wallpapered with copies of the Times from 1957 in the picturesque historic town of Dedham, they are the antithesis of their modernist rivals in central London studios. But their latest scheme confirms them as a spearhead of a …
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OBE for Network Rail manager after Christmas chaos in London
Ward is responsible for services running into and out of London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Charing Cross and Victoria which saw some disruption over Christmas, but not the worst which affected the King's Cross lines. Days before Christmas Ward …
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mayor's New Year's honours list
From arts to safety,sports to heritage, this year's mayor's list honours an eclectic mix of London community activists. The city Thursday released the Mayor of London's annual honour's list, and it is a who's who of those who give back to the city …
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Jeremy Hunt: Ebola patient to fly to London

Jeremy Hunt: Ebola patient to fly to London
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that the woman would be flown to a specialist unit in London. After chairing a meeting of the Whitehall Cobra contingencies committee in London, Mr Hunt said there would be a review of the "procedures and …
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Ticket scalpers may be the ones getting scalped at next week's Bill Cosby show at London's Budweiser Gardens. In the wake of rape and sexual assault allegations by more than two dozen women against Cosby, some people are trying to unload tickets at …
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Woman dies in fire at south London block of flats
She was treated for shock at the scene by the London Ambulance Service. Around 21 firefighters brought the fire under control by 11.22am. An LAS spokesman said: “We sent an ambulance crew, a duty officer and our Hazardous Area Response team to the …
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Micro-houses for micro-wages: How much room does London have for low

Micro-houses for micro-wages: How much room does London have for low
Struggling young workers, priced out of the UK's inflated property market and devoid of resources to rent increasingly expensive shared accommodation, may still have the chance to live in London. Enter the rise of hostel accommodation and microhouses.
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Ebola Patient in Britain Transferred to London
A health care worker stricken with the Ebola virus has been transferred from Scotland to London for specialist treatment. The woman arrived at the isolation unit of the Royal Free Hospital in north London Tuesday. She was transferred from Glasgow via a …
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Train Chaos: Major London Station Shut Tomorrow

Train Chaos: Major London Station Shut Tomorrow
The company said customers would need to start or finish their journey at Finsbury Park in north London, with at least one change of train. A reduced service to and from the station will go ahead as planned on Sunday, with trains leaving up to 20 …
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Londoners miss out as homes built as 'safe deposit boxes' for foreign buyers
The control of plans for tens of thousands of new homes in London is now in the hands of foreign investors who are increasing their grip on the capital's prime property assets, figures obtained by the Guardian have revealed. Sites for close to 30,000 …
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Etihad Airways launches Airbus A380 service to London
The event, which took place before Flight EY11 took off for London Heathrow at 2.35am, was attended on behalf of Etihad Airways by Richard Hill, Chief Operations Officer, Chris Youlten, Senior Vice President Network Operations, Jeff Wilkinson, Senior …

London Fire Brigade warns Christmas clutter can risk lives
Discarded Christmas trees, wrapping paper and other festive cast-offs could put Londoners' lives at risk, fire chiefs have warned. London Fire Brigade (LFB) already tackles a blaze a day in the communal areas of the capital's tower blocks. Clutter can …
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The 30 most stunning pictures of London from above taken by the Met Police
The pictures capture unrivalled views of some of the biggest stories and events of the year. For instance, the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red World War One tribute at the Tower of London was perhaps even more powerful when seen from high above.
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London Welsh could be the worst team of all time but players still have the
No amount of left-over wrapping can paper over the cracks at London Welsh. Sitting bottom of the Aviva Premiership, the Exiles are in desperate need of some comfort and joy. The statistics are damning. The Oxford club have suffered 10 defeats in 10 …
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London May Host Major Auto Show in 2016
While automakers are slowly drifting away from the idea of motor shows, with Volvo being one of the first to announce it wants to opt out, we learn the UK may get a new one as of 2016. Set to be held in London, the venue wouldn’t be part of the world …
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General Items Not Allowed in Aircraft

Aviation authorities prohibit various items to be carried in the aircraft for the safety and security of fliers. These vary with carriers as

well as airports; hence going through them after deciding on a destination is the first step. However, there are certain common things,

which are not allowed in the flight, be it Air India, Etihad or Kuwait Airways online booking.
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bag in order to save time during the security check. Sharp objects, guns, explosives and flammable materials are subject to scrutiny as they

can be used against fellow passengers. Carrying such items can lead to legal action as well in many countries. Other than this, carriers

also ban carriage of sporting goods like baseball bats, pool cues, hockey sticks and spear guns. Travellers can carry self-defence sprays

like pepper or mace in their checked-in baggage, but it should not weigh more than 100 grams.

Seat Selection While Making Reservation

Travellers can deal with any seat assigned to them in case of short-haul journeys as it matter of just three to four hours. However, in case

of long-haul or transcontinental flights, seating plays an important role. It is the primary criterion that decides the overall comfort

during the journey. The definition of perfect seat differs from person to person. Some may find the window seat most comfortable while

others may like the middle seating best suited for them. In general, it is advised that people opt for aisle seats, so that they do not have

to walk over someone every time they have to use lavatories. Also, in such flights,
Finding the Best Deals Online it is suggested that passengers take a walk every other hour or do

basic exercises. Hence, sitting in the side of aisle allows them to leave their seat as and when they wish to. Many people prefer a window

seat, hence it is not available easily. In such cases, fliers can use their miles to reserve one of these. In addition to this, many

airlines provide it under special schemes, such as Choice Seat – it features only window and aisle seats at a slightly higher cost.


International business class facilities are provided in Envoy seating. People who opt for this category of seating while US Airways online

booking enjoy priority check-in as well as security clearance. Baggage handling is also done quickly that allows such passengers to board

flights before others.
booking flight at the best price They can demand for complimentary meals, entertainment devices or

beverages on board. Seats in such classes usually recline at 180 degrees making it a flat bed. In addition to this, they get access to Envoy

Lounge or partnered lounges at airports.


Like Envoy, fliers get to enjoy priority check-in, baggage handling, security clearance and boarding in the First Class also. However, it is

not available only on specific routes, and the carrier is adding this option to most of its Express fleet. Passengers can ask for

complimentary meals or access to audio and video services on demand on flights with a journey time of more than three and a half hours.
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Coach Class

This seating is available in the entire fleet of the carrier and is the most economical one. People, who have to cover a comparatively

shorter journey, can book these economical tickets. They can get Choice Seats by paying a nominal amount in addition to the general ticket

Flying the irish way These seats have similar legroom, but mostly feature aisle and window seats.

Passengers can ask crew members for meals or beverages and entertainment devices. They have to pay pre-defined charge for them. However,

these options are available while making the reservations also, and bundled services are usually cheaper.

The airways deregulation in 1990s in Europe has paved way for many no-frills airlines to chip into the market share of the airline industry

in Europe. Ticket prices of budget airlines within Europe start as cheap as 50 US dollars.
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The low cost airline market has witnessed outstanding growth in the European market. The passenger capacity has increased over 14 percent in

the last decade. Several bigger giants have also tried to explore this segment by introducing sister airlines that cater to the budget

travellers. Of all the European countries, France has by far had the maximum market penetration.


The easyJet is a British based airline that serves over 35 countries across the globe. Since its inception in 1995, the airline has

witnessed tremendous growth and has grown into the largest in the United Kingdom. The airline is headquartered at Luton airport in

Bedfordshire. The airline’s earlier tagline “making flying as affordable as a pair of jeans” gained very high popularity among Europeans.

Currently the marketing of the airline goes by the slogan “This is Generation easyJet”.
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Air travel has become popular all across the globe, but there are still thousands of people who board international flights for the first

time each day to visit new destinations, and many of whom are doing it alone. There comes a sense of freedom when travelling alone for the

first time and an experience that remains with all, forever.

Travelling Solo
Spending the whole day with a book in the hotel room of any place with a backdrop of mountain peaks can be equally fun experience as going

outside and trekking them. Travelling alone has its perks like travellers can decide when and where to go. However, it has its own cons as

well, as it can be chaotic looking for new attractions to visit and explore. Tourists planning for a fun-filled vacation can go through

these suggestions to make it simpler for them.

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Cost of seat reservation with carriers often depends on the destination to be visited. Hence, travellers can juggle between a few

destinations and select the ones, which is economical for them. This option is not available for people, who have to travel for business

purposes. They can go through costs charged by different airlines as many a time it differs drastically. Apart from this, they can shuffle

between the seating classes also. In case of short-haul journeys,
allegiant airlines official site the cheap one can be preferred, but in case of a 20-30 hour

flight they have to evaluate each aspect, in which comfort should be the top priority. The pricing strategy of different airlines may vary.

For instance, Lufthansa ticket booking for many destinations may be cheaper as compared to other airlines.

Make Payments Smartly

Banks also have association with different airlines. Hence, making payment with the right card may save a great deal of money for

travellers. People having good credit score can get a huge discount on airline tickets. Larger the spending, higher the credit card score;

hence, experts advise on making payment with one card, unless any huge discounts is not offered on a different card.
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which gives access to exclusive services at the airport as well as in the flight. Hence, travellers should not forget to stretch their

membership card after making the payment to credit it with earned points.
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include bookings on weekdays as most of the people have to attend their business in these days. Hence, the flight occupancy is low and

carriers usually offer discount to fill their aircraft.

Airfare Alerts

Students can subscribe themselves for SMS or email alerts by one simple step of registration to get the latest news regarding US Airways,

Air India, Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines ticket booking.
As per industry experts, discounts are rolled out by airlines for a limited period and on

a limited stock, given on the first come and first serve basis. Students usually have hundreds of tasks to do every day, and ticket

reservation may skip out of mind. In such cases, these alerts prove to be quite handy.

Shopping Early
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The holidays are usually pre-defined; hence they can plan their travel months in advance. This is the luxury that every traveller does not

get, and students can make the most of it by making reservations in advance. Frequent fliers insist on making reservation around three

months before this journey date, when the fares are usually cheapest. Advance booking also allows them to re-plan their entire trip

according to fares as significant variation in fares has been observed in the difference of just one or two days.

Bed & Breakfast
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A bed & breakfast (B&Bs) establishment is able to give guests a hotel-style room with quite basic features and amenities. B&Bs are

significantly cheaper and often give an atmosphere that is quite homelike. This informal type of accommodation makes it possible for guests

to meet and interact with others at the same residence.


Hostels are self-catering establishments and common in any highly travelled destination. They offer a low-cost and fun type of

accommodation. This is a simple type of residence to stay and comes at the more cost-effective price. Hostels are great for those traveling

in large groups to those on their own.
Youth hostels are extremely travel-friendly and low-cost for the short-term stay. They are mostly found in the large and popular cities that

attract the tourists, but can also be found in rural areas. Hostels can offer shared or private rooms for the groups, couples, or

individuals. Certain hostels offer extra services like refreshments and hot meals.

Self-catering accommodation
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A vacation rental is perfect for those travelers that want to enjoy most of the home comforts while away in a holiday environment. This type

of self-catering lodging is perfect for those planning to visit an area for longer stays with friends or family members. Any dedicated

vacation rental is likely to include televisions, books, children’s toys and games, and outside spaces.
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Most of the self-catering properties will come complete with the essential household supplies, such as crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils,

pans, pots, etc. Extra charges may apply to the amount of electricity or gas used during the stay.
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Self-catering properties can range from those situated in major cities to those in the countryside. A countryside based property can offer a

variety of activities to enjoy, such as fishing, horse riding, hill walking, etc.

For extra comfort and convenience, a serviced apartment can offer most of the appealing qualities that relate to the self-catering

accommodation, but also include a cleaning or maid service.

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Keep in mind that you are mostly paying for location in Paris (the time of year when you visit can be a factor as well but 90% of the price

is based on location of the apartment) so an apartment with serious flaws in the 1st arrondissement will still be a lot more expensive than

a perfect apartment in 20th arrondissement.

How to rent an apartment?

The positive aspect of a large apartment market in Paris is the fact that there are several websites you can use to get in touch with

landlords directly without paying agency fees or signing agency contracts. Those websites will allow you to email the landlord directly and

set up a meeting where you can see the apartment and the landlord can meet you in order to discuss the terms of renting directly.

If you feel unsafe or unskilled doing this process all by yourself, fell free to contact an agency that will help you by offering exactly

what you are looking for, however the will charge you a fee for this service as well. hotels
3. Pick a few properties to follow up on. When you have narrowed it down to approximately 3-5 properties you are interested in get into

contact with the owners or the real estate agent in charge of managing the property. Start dialoguing with them and before you know it you

might have your vacation rental!

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4. Research. Before you commit to anything be sure to confirm the information the owner or property manager has given you. Look up the

address on Google to make sure the location is in the right neighborhood and is as close to the things the property manager/owner says it

is. Do your research on this property a little bit like a great house detective- it is up to you to uncover the truth!

5. Confirm a contract. If you have decided to move forward with a certain property be sure to go over the contract (which should be written

out) with the property manager or owner and confirm all the details on security deposits, pet policies, and cleaning fees.

Known as ‘floating hotels’, these wonderful vessels are the comparable to a stay in a luxury hotel, but with all the adventure of a holiday

on water – without ever losing sight of land! More than the star treatment, privacy (a typical French barge cruise only has six to ten

passengers) and leisurely pace, however, a French barge cruise offers a travel experience unlike any other – bringing even the most

experienced traveller a new perspective of beloved sights and locations.
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For example, imagine drifting along the Seine, one of the world’s most beautiful rivers, as you enjoy iconic sights such as the Eiffel

Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Bastille, and the La Defense business district, among others, and then enjoying a scrumptious dinner on- coupons for flights The City of Lights? Just wait till you’re on the water

reflecting those millions of lights – you’ll feel as if you are surrounded by stars! After dinner you can go ashore for a bit of after-dark

sightseeing or experience the nightlife. Next day, you can sleep in and have a lazy breakfast in bed or enjoy it on the deck. Then it’s off

to the next destination and your next adventure!

Due to the country’s intricate network of rivers and canals, you’ll be spoiled for choice as to the length and breadth of your explorations.

The Loire Valley, with its imposing castles and châteaux dotting the landscape is another great option for your French barge cruise,

guaranteed to take your breath away – even without you stepping ashore.
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Thirdly, certain travel agencies are specialists in cruise bookings and often times have access to exclusive rates that other agencies do

not have access to. These rate are either negotiated directly with Cruise line and are offered exclusively, or depending on your employment,

you can have access to rates that are not offered to the general public.

Lastly, you may have read that booking last minute is the best way to go. Yes and no. Fall is low season for these cruise lines, so waiting

last minute for a cruise during the fall may be a good idea. Late January and early February is typically pretty slow, as well as the month

of May.
compare hundreds of travel sites What I tell all my clients is that if you are flexible and can

cruise at any time then waiting last minute may be a good strategy. Best case is that you get a great deal, worst case is that you don’t

book that specific cruise but you can move on to other options. Now Carnival does have a promotion called the Early Saver promotion. The

Early Saver promotion allows you to adjust your rates up until 2 days before your sail date. So if there is a cruise that you are really

interested in, but are concerned about rates dropping, then booking under the Early Saver promotion (if it is available) is the best option.

There are some strings attached with the Early Saver such as a non-refundable deposit and no name changes, to name a few. But generally it

is a good way to go.

Brum on over: the London exodus to UK's second city

Brum on over: the London exodus to UK's second city
London-born Martina Reitbauer moved from Queen's Park in the north-west of the capital to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, where she has a home and premises for her interior design business. Part of her work is renovating furniture, lights and artefacts.
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10 times London was awesome in 2014
London ranked top in this city power index based on "magnetism". OK, it's not quite the personality, it's the ability to attract the best and brightest from all over the world and secure economic, social and environmental development, but that's the …
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