Never has there been so much interest in information around exchanging a British driving licence for a French one. That's down to the UK government issuing a warning notice to Brits in France and around Europe about the possibility that their British driving licences will no longer be valid in France, if there is no Brexit agreement between London and the EU. One way around this of course is to simply take the step of exchanging a British licence for a French one, which shouldn't in theory be too much of a problem, although for some there are snags. (Scroll down to read about the problems The Local France's editor had exchanging his licence) The government's warning notice also alerted Brits to the fact that if they want to change their licence then they should really do it right now because after March 2019 they may no longer be able to and may have to undergo a driving test in France in order to get a new licence. All this is if there is no deal of course. But exchanging your … [Read more...] about What you need to know if you exchange your British driving licence for a French one
A holidaymaker has spoken of her 'horrific and traumatic' ordeal after being struck down with salmonella poisoning while staying in the same Egyptian hotel where a British couple later died. Jodie Brown says she was left fearing for her life after falling will during her stay at the Steigenburger Aqua Magic Hotel in June.The 20-year-old, from South Shields, was left with a fever, crippling stomach cramps, sickness and diarrhea and was admitted to hospital when she returned home.Jodie has relived her holiday hell as inquests were due to open into the deaths of British tourists John and Susan Cooper, 69 and 63, from Burnley, who died after falling ill while at the hotel in August.She is launching legal action against package holiday providers Thomas Cook, while her lawyer, travel litigation claims specialist Paul McClorry, of Hudgell Solicitors, says that given the size of the hotel, and the timeframe over which illnesses are being reported, the holiday firm could be facing a … [Read more...] about Holidaymaker feared she might die after being struck down with salmonella poisoning in same Egyptian hotel where tragic British couple stayed
Related: British Airways You may recognise the afternoon tea pictured above which is offered on British Airways European Business Class flights. I quite like sandwiches and British Airways are apparently bringing back the British Airways scones and cream soon so I enjoy thier afternoon tea offering (although admitedly, the sandwich is a relatively meagre bite if you are hungry). Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending The good news is that British Airways have ditched it’s current rather average caterers and are bringing in talented and highly accoladed caterers to replace them. Gate Gourmet and DHL at Heathrow and Alpha at Gatwick are being chucked and DO&CO are being bought in, one of the best airline caterers in the business. They are responsible for catering on Austrian Airlines which offers some of the best long-haul airline food in the sky. That said, our reporters recently flew a flight in First Class on Singapore Airlines in a suite and found the food to be … [Read more...] about British Airways Launching Better Food On Your Next Flight!
Video PUBLISHED: 16:44 15 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 15 September 2018 Taz Ali Volunteers at the Heacham beach clean, as part of the Great British Beach Clean survey by the Marine Conservation Society. Picture: Taz Ali Archant Dozens of villagers in west Norfolk cleared plastic and litter from the beach as part of a national survey. More then 40 people armed with litter picks and bags cleared rubbish off the coast between Heacham South and North Beach. Organised by Erna Gotyar, from King’s Lynn, the beach clean formed part of the The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) 25th annual Great British Beach Clean.Spanning 100 metres, volunteers young and old noted each find for the survey, which included wet wipes, straws, sweet wrappers, plastic bags and even a two-metre metal pipe. Erna Gotyar organised the Heacham beach clean, as part of the Great British Beach Clean survey by the Marine Conservation Society. Picture: Taz … [Read more...] about More than 40 volunteers take part in the Great British Beach Clean in Heacham
HMA Simon Manley wants to reassure British citizens living in Spain. Photo: British Embassy, Madrid. Simon Manley has written an open letter to all British residents in Spain regarding the latest Brexit developments. As many of you are no doubt aware, this autumn will be an important period in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, leading up to the European Council meeting on October 18th. Ahead of that, you might have seen that the Government has published a series of technical notices on a range of areas, to help businesses and citizens prepare in the unlikely event of a no deal Brexit. Firstly, let me reassure you though that the Government does not want, nor does it expect, a no deal outcome in the negotiations. As a result of the significant progress made in negotiations, I remain confident that the UK will agree a positive and ambitious deal with the EU - an outcome that is in the interests of both the UK and the EU, and in the interest of both British and EU … [Read more...] about An open letter from the British ambassador to British citizens living in Spain