Round that last band, catch first sight of the water, feel the air on your face, taste the salt on your lips. It's a chemical reaction. It carbonates us. Why? Of course, there's the obvious stuff. The sense of escape, the views, the stolen moments. The fact that good weather is so rare, we know to treasure it. But it goes deeper. The sea stokes childhood memories - of seaside resorts, of racing down to the water only to feel the first freeze hit your toes and racing back out again. Of 99s and the shocking pleasure in a sneaky bag of chips. Of poking jellyfish with sticks, forgetting the Factor 50, and finding sand in places you didn't even know you had. And it goes deeper still. We're an island nation, after all. Nobody lives more than 100km from the coast of Ireland. We've grown up with legends of storms and seal people, stories of Vikings, St Brendan and the Spanish Armada, the legacy of famine ships and emigration over the water, the real lives of fishing communities and seaside … [Read more...] about Seaside Secrets: 50 best things to do along the coast of Ireland
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If you’re planning to visit Europe later this year, the chances are you’ll have wondered how to drive over there, especially if the repercussions of Brexit include changes to the validity of British driving licences. Whether you’re intending to take your own car to France or hire something further afield – Italy, Spain or Greece, perhaps – you’ll probably want to know what you’ll need to get on the road abroad, and what preparations you might need to make before you leave. At the time of writing, we're not sure exactly when – or if – we'll be leaving the European Union, but the advice below is tailored to our best understanding of the political situation. Will my driving licence still be recognised?... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Driving in Europe after Brexit – everything you need to know
Fuerteventura has everything you could want for fun family holidays packed with adventure. There are breathtaking beaches where you can soak up the sunshine or take a dip in the blue waters, rugged coastal spots for leisurely strolls, spectacular landscapes from salt flats to caves, and plenty of charming towns filled with history. No wonder it's a hit with those who want a beach holiday with plenty to see and do. Then there's the fact that there are plenty of cheap Fuerteventura packages to be found for a budget-friendly break. We take a look at the top things to see and do when you're there... You can also find out more about Fuerteventura in our Canary Islands guide. 1. Corralejo Natural Park You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd arrived in the likes of the Caribbean with a trip to this breathtaking natural park, filled with magnificent sand dunes and pristine beaches boasting white sands and turquoise waters. Spend a day on the beach or take a leisurely stroll along the coast … [Read more...] about Top things to do in Fuerteventura whether you’re after lazy days or adventures
JEREMY Clarkson is a household name, best known for presenting Top Gear from 2002 to 2015 and The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime. But he isn't just on the telly - he's a writer too and also pens weekly columns for The Sun and The Sunday Times. Here is the lowdown on him... How old is Jeremy Clarkson? Jeremy was born on April 11, 1960, in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire. That makes him 58. His mum, Shirley, was a teacher and his dad, Edward, was a travelling salesman. Jeremy didn't grow up overly wealthy. Although his parents put their son's name down in advance for private schools, they had no way of actually paying the tuition fees. They managed to raise the funds for Jeremy's schooling by selling Paddington Bear stuffed toys through their tea cosy business. However, Jeremy hated school and has previously said it made him a "suicidal wreck". He says he was expelled for "drinking, smoking and generally making a nuisance of himself". OH TOW! If you passed your test after 1997 you could … [Read more...] about What is Jeremy Clarkson’s net worth, who is he dating and is he hosting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
INSURANCE premiums across the country are being slashed in anticipation of a crackdown on phoney whiplash claims. And changes to the law could mean you'll spend £100 less on your cover. A recent investigation by ComparetheMarket.com revealed insurance premiums have dropped by £100 in the past three months since reforms to stamp out dodgy crash claims were announced last December. The Civil Liability Act - which will come into force in April 2020 - will make it more difficult for drivers to falsify whiplash claims in order to get a payout. Motor insurers fork out around £2billion a year on whiplash claims, with bogus cases making up a hefty portion of that sum. But providers have already started dropping their premiums due to the expected reduction in the number payouts when it's introduced next year. The average car insurance premium in the UK currently sits at £690, according to ComparetheMarket.com, falling from £790 in December last year. Under the reformed … [Read more...] about Your car insurance premium could be slashed by £100 thanks to crackdown on dodgy whiplash claims