Indonesia to relocate capital from sinking Jakarta Indonesia has announced plans relocate its capital city away from Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities, according to the BBC. Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro announced President Joko Widodo had made the decision to relocate the capital, according to the news outlet. The idea of moving the capital from Jakarta, home to 10 million people, has been discussed since Indonesia achieved independence from the Dutch over seven decades ago, but the pace at which the island is sinking–one of the fastest rates in the world–has reportedly added incentive. Qantas could be set for Sydney-London non-stop by end of year Direct flights between London and Australia’s east coast could be just months away, according to Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce. Mr Joyce said the airline will be ready to fly passengers non-stop from Sydney and Melbourne to Heathrow, as well as Sydney to New York, by the … [Read more...] about Travel News: May 1, 2019
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Dad gave BBC's Stephen Watson a kidney 29 years ago - now he's on dialysis and needs a new one BelfastTelegraph.co.uk To look at TV presenter Stephen Watson, or watch him at work, you wouldn't think he's suffering from a serious illness. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dad-gave-bbcs-stephen-watson-a-kidney-29-years-ago-now-hes-on-dialysis-and-needs-a-new-one-37814711.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37814705.ece/452f1/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-14_new_47970049_I5.JPG Email To look at TV presenter Stephen Watson, or watch him at work, you wouldn't think he's suffering from a serious illness. You still see him fronting sports reports on our screens every night, making television documentaries, or charging around the world after our top golfers, so it's hard to believe that the 47-year-old broadcast journalist is on dialysis a staggering four times a week. He received a kidney from his dad Cecil in a life-saving transplant … [Read more...] about Dad gave BBC’s Stephen Watson a kidney 29 years ago
Discover a world of holiday choicesHoliday World will once again open its doors at Belfast's Titanic Exhibition Centre next weekend, showcasing exhibitors from home and abroad. BBC One's Flog It presenter Paul Martin will open the three-day event. Among the new names checking in for a first visit to Belfast will be China's National Tourist Office, the Great Lakes region of the USA, the Madeira Promotion Bureau and the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. There will also be a 50+ Village, the Caravan and Motorhome Show and the Honeymoon and Weddings Destinations Pavilion. Friday January 18, 1pm-6pm; January 18 and 19, 11am-5.30pm. See Holidayworldshow.comExpansion to Scottish Haven holiday parkA short ferry and car journey away, Haven's Craig Tara holiday park in Ayr is popular with Irish visitors and this summer will see exciting new developments at the park. The multi-million-pound Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village will include interactive climbing walls, play area, crazy golf, aerial … [Read more...] about Travel News: Haven Ayr expansion, free child places and Cork wellbeing weekend
HEAD to the Kulm Hotel St Moritz and you will be met with a winter wonderland. The show is set to feature on the BBC's Amazing Hotels - here's the lowdown... Where is the Kulm Hotel St Moritz? You can find this snow capped hotel in Switzerland. This luxury property is set within an idyllic backdrop of mountains. The hotel's address is Via Veglia 18, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland. Can you stay at the Kulm Hotel St Moritz? Yes you can, but as you can imagine it is pricey. For the more reserved traveller, you can book a standard room from £295 per night in the winter/spring months and £261 per night in the summer/autumn months. But if you want to splash out you could book the presidential suite for £3600 per night in the winter/spring months and £2150 per night in the summer/autumn months. pier delight Get the lowdown on Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty's cafe on Southend Pier CLEAR THE AIR Gatwick Airport news - here's all the latest on your flights and … [Read more...] about Where is the Kulm Hotel St Moritz, can you stay there and when was it on BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels?
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 7:13 am | UPDATED: December 20, 2018 at 7:16 am By GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain’s Gatwick Airport remained closed into a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield. The airport south of London — Britain’s second-busiest by passenger numbers — closed its runway Wednesday evening after two drones were spotted. It reopened briefly at about 3 a.m. Thursday, but shut 45 minutes later after further sightings. The airport said all incoming and outgoing flights were suspended. Passengers were advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport, where many slept on floors or formed long lines at information desks. Police said the drone flights were a “deliberate act to disrupt the airport,” but that there were “absolutely no indications to … [Read more...] about Travelers face chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick airport