(BPT) - It’s the night before that long-awaited vacation you’ve been planning. You’ve tripled-checked your suitcase, checked into your flight and have notified the bank of your travel plans. Everything is ready to go, but even the most experienced travelers can’t predict the unexpected health hiccups that might arise along the way.Before heading off, keep in mind these minor, but common, health concerns and be sure to pack the right items to help protect yourself and stay comfortable once you arrive.Motion sicknessWhether traveling by plane, train, car or boat, sometimes just the slightest bit of constant movement can trigger motion sickness, suddenly making you feel queasy, dizzy and nauseous. Typically, motion sickness occurs when your senses receive confusing signals from your environment. The first thing to do is stay calm, relax and try to focus on something else, such as counting backward from 100. Natural remedies to provide relief include raw ginger and … [Read more...] about How to protect yourself from 4 health concerns during travel
Two cases of extreme turbulence hit the headlines last week. Injuries and vomiting were reported on an Emirates flight from New Zealand to Dubai on July 10 after a bout of “sudden and severe” turbulence rocked the aircraft three hours before landing. Cabins were trashed, trolleys overturned – and an “exit” sign fell from the wall. A couple of days previously, an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered “unforecasted and sudden turbulence” that injured 37 of those on board. “The plane just dropped,” said one passenger, Stephanie Beam. “There were literally bodies on the ceiling." Turbulence is, without a doubt, what nervous fliers (around one in 10 of us) fear most when they board... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Is severe turbulence becoming more common?
A section of the A1075 Norwich Road, in Thetford, is set to be closed for weekend at the end of the month.The road works from 7pm on Friday, July 26, to 6am on Monday, July 29, are being carried out by Norfolk County Council on behalf of Hopkins Homes' Kingsfleet housing development.Work including the installation of footways, traffic signals and the surfacing of the road means the section of the A1075 between the A11 and Kilverstone Road will be completely closed.There has also been a provisional date booked between 7pm on Friday, August 2, to 6am on Monday, August 5, for another road closure if works over run.A signed diversion route will be put in place during the closure, the current one-way system already in place will return after the works are finished and will remain there until later in the year. … [Read more...] about Thetford road to close for weekend work
With the European heatwave now over it's back to balmy-but-bearable temperatures for our neighbours across the Channel - which means it's time to book your last-minute August escape. Below are our top 10 places to travel this August to enjoy the heat while (for the most part) avoiding the height of summer crowds. At this time of year, there's nowhere better to be than Europe, but we've thrown in one more far-flung destination for those after a taste of the truly exotic. 1. Sintra, Portugal A short train ride from Lisbon you’ll find the magical town of Sintra. Pena Palace is the standout star of this town with its elaborate tilework, but our favourite spot has to be Quinta da Regaleira for the abundant greenery and Instagram-worthy Initiation Well. 2. Naples, Italy It will probably be overrun with tourists (as the majority of Europe is during the summer months), but Naples is home to some of the best pizzerias in the world and is your gateway to the ancient town … [Read more...] about 10 of the best travel destinations for August
A 35-year-old pedestrian, who died after a collision in Great Barton, has been named as Egidijus Linauskas.He was involved in the fatal incident on the A143 on just after 11am on Monday, July 1.Mr Linauskas, who had no fixed abode, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital after the incident with life threatening injuries.He stayed there for several days and died on July 11.A 35-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of dangerous driving has been released under investigation.Witnesses to the collision are asked to click here or alternatively, call the Roads and Armed Policing Team on 101. … [Read more...] about Man, 35, who died in Great Barton collision is named