"Perhaps they went to find an employed role if they could get one, or went onto Universal Credit. If they were supported inside one of these generous schemes they'd probably say I'm just waiting for things to get better, I'm still self-employed and the government is supporting my income." … [Read more...] about ‘It will break my heart to have to walk away’
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From the petrol and particulates that spew from jetskis to pesticides drenching the putting green, the holidaymaker’s every innocent pleasure seems like another blow to the poor old planet. Then there is the food left in the fridge and the chemicals used to launder the sheets after each single-night occupancy in one of Airbnb’s 7 million rental properties, and the carcinogenic fuel that is burned by cruise ships. And then there are the carbon emissions. “Tourism is significantly more carbon-intensive than other potential areas of economic development,” reported a recent study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Between 2009 and 2013, the industry’s global carbon footprint grew to about 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the majority generated by air travel. “The rapid increase in tourism demand,” the study went on, “is effectively outstripping the decarbonisation of tourism-related technology”. … [Read more...] about The end of tourism?
Explaining how he got Eccleston to return, Big Finish’s Chairman, Jason Haigh-Ellery said: “I first talked to Christopher about returning to the role of the Doctor at a fan convention in February this year. Christopher said he was enjoying meeting the fans and was pleased that his Doctor was remembered so fondly. I am so pleased that Christopher has decided to return to the role with us – and I'm excited to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we discover the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.” … [Read more...] about Christopher Eccleston returning to Doctor Who in huge U-turn after criticising show
I signed up in 1999 to research Ethiopia and – as with millions of other travellers – subsequent Lonely Planet trips provided foundational life experiences. I healed a broken heart researching the desert landscapes of Namibia. Years in Italy taught me to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. When my mother died, my grieving father joined me in Sicily. A working-class man who never travelled for pleasure, he was consoled by the cavalcade of treasures we saw. Last week, a friend phoned from Benghazi, Libya, to enquire about my health and safety – a poignant irony given that he now lives in a city run by militias. … [Read more...] about Where now for travel? Lonely Planet closures point to an uncertain future
Stephen Lindsay, head of Savills St John's Wood, commented: 'Nothing on this scale in such a prime London location has ever come up for sale. It is an opportunity to create a special and extensive private estate within the tranquil surrounds of Regent's Park, moments away from Marylebone High Street and the West End.' … [Read more...] about Billionaire wanted: Britain’s second most expensive home hits market for £185m and the seller wants single buyer for entire John Nash-designed 1822 Regent’s Park terrace