HOLIDAYMAKERS can now knock up to 20 per cent off flights by booking at the right time, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Fare prices are notorious for changing by the hour depending on demand, leading many to fret over whether they are getting a good deal. Which? Travel mag has crunched two years of data from comparison site Skyscanner to work out when it is cheapest to book flights for key periods. The lowest prices tend to be around three months ahead of the journey — unless you are planning a peak season summer escape, which you will need to arrange even further in advance. The cheapest day found to fly on was April 27. Anyone who beat the January blues by booking a flight for that date last year enjoyed a 19 per cent saving on average flight costs. For those who bought an Easter break just before Christmas, the saving was 16 per cent. Which? Travel editor Rory Boland says: “The difference between booking your holiday at the right time and getting it wrong could cost you … [Read more...] about How to knock up to 20 per cent off flights by booking on the right day
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A multi-million pound investment would be needed to fund the repairs to the Gamble Building, the leader of St Helens Council has said. Previously St Helens Council said the estimated cost of refurbishing the building, in relation to the library, was £427,895.However, a building survey report acquired via a freedom of information request estimated that it would cost £2.16m to make the repairs needed throughout the building, as well as replacing building services such as plumbing and electrics.The building survey report, which was carried out by property and construction consultants, Gleed, highlighted a series of health and safety issues throughout the building.These include a number of debonding ceilings, which have prevented further use of various floors and rooms and is what led to the closure of the library.Coun Derek Long, leader of the council, said bringing the Gamble back into a long-term, fully-functional use is a “very complicated project” because of the … [Read more...] about Gamble Building repairs a multi-million pound project says St Helens Council leader
Thousands in Northern Ireland may lose out as free TV licence for over-75s is under threat BelfastTelegraph.co.uk If we're being honest, January isn't many people's favourite time of year. It's a lean month for most people. It can also be a lonely month. Christmas and New Year are over and lots of us are left with decorations to take down, waistlines to reduce and of course the bills to pay. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/thousands-in-northern-ireland-may-lose-out-as-free-tv-licence-for-over75s-is-under-threat-37750316.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37750315.ece/655b7/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-26_new_47511074_I1.JPG Email If we're being honest, January isn't many people's favourite time of year. It's a lean month for most people. It can also be a lonely month. Christmas and New Year are over and lots of us are left with decorations to take down, waistlines to reduce and of course the bills to pay. The sad fact is next January could be … [Read more...] about Thousands in Northern Ireland may lose out as free TV licence for over-75s is under threat
A forty year old Eastbourne man who stole everything from champagne to electric toothbrushes has been given a suspended jail sentence. Clinton Goodfellow 40, of Langney Road, Eastbourne, indicated guilty pleas to a number of charges of thefts from local shops when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on December 21. Goodfellow indicated a plea of guilty to stealing clothing worth £139.93 from TJ Hughes at Eastbourne on July 7 last year. He also indicated pleas of guilty to stealing an electric shaver, worth £300, from Boots at Eastbourne, on September 16 and to stealing alcohol, worth £147.50, from Waitrose, in Eastbourne on September 15, an electric toothbrush, worth £300, from Boots on September 17 and meat worth £145.76, from Marks and Spencers, in Terminus Road, Eastbourne, on August 8. He admitted stealing champagne worth £117.50, from Co-op in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, on August 13 and to stealing cheese, worth £46.20, from Tesco … [Read more...] about Prolific Eastbourne shoplifter avoids jail after stealing more than a thousand pounds worth of goods.
A selfless mum organised a Christmas dinner for more than 100 isolated and lonely people. Mo Fayose, 44, and a group of 20 volunteers have cooked up a feast at a sheltered housing complex today. They served turkey, chicken, fish, cauliflower soup, butternut squash and swede soup, salmon canapés, garlic and herb canapés - and of course Brussels sprouts. Mo, who has been holding similar events for several years, spent over £1000 of her own money paying for the food. The mum-of-two said: “This is for people who are isolated - who can’t get out of the house, elderly people, people with children. “The oldest person who has attended has been 88. “When people start seeing Christmas stuff on the shelves and the lights go up, it sends people into depression. “But if they know there is a group of them in the community, it makes them happy. “I use a mobile cooker in the garden of the building with a marquee. “I have volunteers, and we … [Read more...] about Mum spends a thousand pounds to put on a Christmas dinner for lonely people