Travelodge has revealed plans to open 17 brand new hotels for 2021, as well as two openings which were delayed as a result of the Covid pandemic. The budget hotel chain has 17 new hotels complete with five new locations - Sandwich, Rochdale, Newark-on-Trent, Faringdon (Oxfordshire) and Boston (Lincolnshire). Meanwhile the London Mile End Travelodge PLUS and Portsmouth City Centre Travelodge PLUS will also open their doors a year after their original planned opening. Most of the new hotels will also feature SuperRooms , Travelodge's premium economy style rooms, as well as a Bar Café. - you can check out the full list below. To celebrate, the brand has launched over two million rooms for £29 or less, valid for stays from May 17, 2021, through to March 14, 2022. The easiest way to find the cheapest rates for your chosen destination is to use the Travelodge price finder tool and filter it down by location and dates. You may need to be a little flexible if you want to … [Read more...] about Travelodge opens 17 new hotels for 2021 and celebrates with £29 rooms sale
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Travelodge has announced plans to open 17 new hotels this year in a move that will create 360 new jobs. Bosses at the hotel chain hope the new sites will be open in time for the summer holidays, with overnight stays expected to be allowed from May 17. Brits can currently only book into a hotel stay for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, under the latest lockdown rules. Travelodge says the £175million expansion will increase its number of locations to 597 in the UK, Ireland and Spain. New sites will be developed with cash from third party investors and will also include three more “higher-end” Travelodge PLUS hotels. Travelodge PLUS is described as a posher version of standard Travelodge hotels with a “budget chic” format. Sign up to Mirror Money's newsletter for the latest advice and news From universal credit to furlough, employment rights, travel updates and emergency financial aid - we've got all of the big financial stories you need to know about … [Read more...] about Travelodge to open 17 new hotels this year creating 360 new jobs – see the full list
THE French army is training with robot dogs as a controversial new defence report says soldiers should be allowed to use Terminator-style killer droids. Named Spot, the robotic canine has been used in battle exercises by Frances armed forces after first being deployed by cops in New York City earlier this year. Developed by US firm Boston Dynamics , it is being used by cadets at the Saint-Cyr military college to help during simulated street fighting, reports The Times. According to the company, Spot "is an agile mobile robot that navigates terrain with unprecedented mobility". The so-called "Digi Dog" can open doors, pick up items and allows soldiers to inspect areas without putting themselves in danger. This comes as a defence ministry report, ordered by minister Florence Parly, said French soldiers should be allowed to use “partially autonomous” killing machines while fighting. The Defence Ethics Committee said the Terminator-style systems would help identify … [Read more...] about French forces training with robodogs amid calls for troops to use Terminator-style ‘killer’ droids
A one billion-year-old fossil found in the highlands of Scotland suggests the earliest forms of life on earth may have developed in freshwater lakes instead of the ocean. Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Boston College in the US found a microfossil that contains two distinct cell types. They say the find could be the earliest multicellular animal recorded. The fossil, which has been named Bicellum Brasieri, shows an organism that is between a single cell and multicellular animal. It gives new insight into the transition of single-celled organisms into multicellular animals. Advertisement The fossil was found at Loch Torridon in the northwest Scottish Highlands. Scientists studied the fossil due to its exceptional preservation, allowing them to analyse it at a cellular and subcellular level. More from Science & Tech Wasps 'could be just as valuable as bees if we give them the chance' Michael Collins: Apollo 11 … [Read more...] about Billion-year-old fossil found in Scotland unlocks secrets of earth’s earliest lifeforms
THE American Idol season is coming to an end with only seven contestants remaining - including Grace Kinstler. American Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the final seven contestants on May 2 who are competing to be the next American Idol winner. Who is American Idol's, Grace Kinstler? Among the top 7, this season is Lakewood, Illinois native Kinstler. She is currently a college student at the Berkley College of Music located in Boston, Massachusetts. The 20-year-old singer made judge Luke Bryan cry during her audition back in February, where he compared her to former Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson. Prior to her coming on the show, Kinstler revealed that she lost her father back in 2020. She made it to the top 24 after performing Demi Lovato's song "Father" in honor of her dad. Does Grace Kinstler have a boyfriend? Kinstler has been in a relationship since late 2019. Her boyfriend, and fellow musician, Joseph Wheatley has been … [Read more...] about Who is American Idol’s Grace Kinstler?