An author from Heckmondwike is writing a time-travelling mystery series for children. Nikki Young, has taken inspiration from the town for her story, as well as the Grammar School where she was a pupil.Time School: We Will Remember Them is the first book in a series of tales that centres on four children, a school, events that have occurred during its 100-year history, and how the lives of the people who have studied there connect the present with the past.In this story, the second novel written by Nikki, a run of mini disasters means friends Jess, Nadia, Tomma and Ash barely make it to the station to catch their train to school. What they find is a far cry from the usual packed commuter train they’re expecting.When they arrive at Hickley School, the children are surprised to find some of the buildings missing and they don’t recognise any of the other pupils, who are all dressed in a different style of uniform.Nikki said: “I’ve always been fascinated by … [Read more...] about Writer pens kids time travel book
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‘The one thing I can’t travel without is my pillow’ Where was your first family holiday?My first holiday was when I was five and we were in a caravan at Cranfield. We stayed one night or maybe I fell asleep during the afternoon and we didn’t stay at all. My aunt Susan and uncle Jimmy lived next to the caravans in a bungalow on the coast and to me it seemed like the Costa Del Sol. My second time on holiday was my honeymoon and thankfully there wasn’t a caravan in sight.What was your best holiday?The best holiday I’ve ever had was in San Francisco. We drove from LA to the top city I’ve ever been in. It’s the only place I’ve been that I would consider living in.And your worst?My worst holiday was in Bulgaria. I was in a queue for a pizza at lunchtime when the staff announced they were closing for lunch. They were all communists then so maybe now they would stay open when they’re busy.How many countries have you visited?To be … [Read more...] about Frank Mitchell tells us about his travels
Summer holiday season is here! If you haven't booked your break yet - but sun, sea and sand is all you can think about - then we're here to help. Travel experts at Revolut have de-bunked the top eight travel myths, so you can get the cheapest flight tickets. The tips are separated into 'true' and 'false' sections, to dispel the common misconceptions holidaygoers grapple with each year. So grab your sun hat, and stick on some SPF, because your summer holiday starts here! True Flying to and from smaller airports is cheaper Larger airports are often more desirable due to speedy transport connections and close proximity, but that usually comes at a price. Smaller airports are usually home to budget airlines that can save you up to a £100 on flight costs. Try booking from Luton or Stansted instead of Heathrow or Gatwick. Clearing browser cache and cookies saves money Ever wondered why prices on comparison sites and marketplaces can suddenly surge when you click to the checkout? … [Read more...] about Booking holiday flights? Travel experts reveal how to get cheap tickets
I want to tell you about this underrated gem, perched on the pebbly shore of the West Sussex coast. Granted, it’s not five-star, but the staff are delightful and every room has bunks and toys for the kids. On the doorstep there’s a fish-and-chip restaurant in Farrow-&-Ball-ish shades with vintage posters on the walls and a children’s menu that folds into an origami fish. Or you could stroll to the Fifties diner, all chrome and pink and jukeboxed, then on to the charming fairground where the carousel and helter-skelter are painted cheery shades and you can giggle and gurn in the retro hall of mirrors. I wanted to tell you, because it is all true. But I am obliged to add a caveat. Readers of aesthetic sensitivity should forebear at all costs from stepping inside the giant, white tent. For this is Butlins, where bookings are up 7.5 per cent as an uncertain world propels us into a summer of staycations. Which is why we spent a weekend in the Bognor Regis … [Read more...] about Back to Butlins: a jolly exercise in time travel, or the holiday from hell?
James Comey's explosive book is not even available to the public yet. But the president is already raging about its contents. The Independent, which live blogged the experience of reading the book, got early access to it ahead of its release this week. And it is precisely as strange, as shocking and as significant as the news about it shows – as you can see from the extracts collected below. It is a wide-ranging book that concentrates on everything from Mr Comey's childhood to his spectacular firing – and, potentially, beyond. But much of the focus has been on what he says about Donald Trump, and the insights he gives into the man at his most tense and shocked. Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far... 17 show all Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far... 1/17 Donald Trump appeared to equate US foreign actions to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so … [Read more...] about James Comey book: The five strangest things we learnt from reading the explosive new book about Donald Trump