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How to find the perfect house and pet sitter

February 19th, 2018

Going on holiday can be a complicated and time consuming business. Especially nowadays with the amount of choice we have online. You can research and compare flights, hotels, car hire, airport parking and even pet sitters or just house sitters. For those people who don’t want to use a kennel or cattery, you would need […]

London City Airport closed due to unexploded bomb

February 12th, 2018

London City Airport will be closed all day today after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the Thames. The bomb was discovered at George V docks on Sunday during planned works and the airport was closed at 22:00. Metropolitan police and the navy are working to remove the […]

Parking Cowboys to be stopped by law

January 31st, 2018

The UK government has said it will support a change in legislation to raise standards among parking companies and to prevent motorists from unreasonably large charges. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government say that motorists are complaining about a range of issues with private parking companies, such as… Poor signage Intimidating payment letters […]

Carlisle Airport Passenger Flights

January 23rd, 2018

Visiting the Lake District has just become a lot easier thanks to the decision by Carlisle Airport to start passenger flights from London, Belfast and Dublin. The Stobart Group who run Carlisle Airport have been granted a £5 million stimulus to upgrade its terminal and runway. The money has come from Cumbria’s Local Enterprise Partnership […]

Drone travel to Heathrow Airport

January 20th, 2018

We’ve written a lot about driverless cars and how they might change the way we travel and commute. Now we consider another revolutionary form of travel and that is passenger drones. A British entrepreneur, Martin Warner, is developing a battery powered autonomous passenger drone (APD), that will be tested with people on board before the […]

English councils make money from parking charges

December 8th, 2017

According to a study from the RAC Foundation, English councils have seen an increase of 10 percent in the revenue they gain from car parking charges bringing the total to approximately £819 million. This represents a 10% increase from last year and 40% increase from the income between 2012-13 when £594 profit was generated from […]

Driverless technology gets a £500 million boost

November 25th, 2017
Waymo driverless vehicle Firefly 1

In this week’s budget, Philip Hammond, UK Chancellor has announced a £500 boost for electric and driverless cars and plans to slash red tape for tech firms testing driverless vehicles on UK roads by 2021. More than a million people will need to be retrained due to the advent of driverless cars, said the Chancellor. […]

Purple Parking calls in administrators

November 4th, 2017
purple parking celebratin 25 years

Purple Parking, the longest running and largest off-airport car parking company at Heathrow has sadly had to call in the administrators after amassing debts of £2 million. The company was setup 25 years ago and since expanded its operation from the Heathrow base to 26 airports across the UK. Travellers returning to the UK faced […]

Ryanair flight cancellations – Any compensation?

September 19th, 2017

If you are one of Ryanair’s customers with a cancelled flight you might be wondering  what rights you have and entitlements to compensation. Firstly, you need to know whether or not you have been affected by the unprecedented level of flight cancellations. Ryanair have published a list of all flights to be cancelled up to […]

Virgin Atlantic to install WIFI on all planes

September 6th, 2017

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline in Europe to install wifi across all its 39 aircraft plus those operated by its partner Delta. The service isn’t free wifi. There are a number of options of which the most popular is bound to be the £2.99 messaging service on board Virgin’s A330, A340 and 747 […]