A SUPERSONIC jet which could fly from London to New York in just 90 minutes has revealed what passengers could expect from the flight. Inside the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet cabin would be a large seating area, which can be converted to beds or a dining area and flat-screen TVs. The flights, which would have a maximum 18 seats, will have no windows, due to window sections being the weakest part of a plane. They also bring in a lot of noise, making the plane not just stronger and more fuel-efficient but quieter as well. Spike Aerospace founder and CEO Vik Kachoria told the Telegraph : "“The Concorde was ridiculously noisy. "Most conversations between two people are between 65 and 75 decibels and the noise level found within most plane cabins is around 85 decibels. "Our windowless aircraft will be about 60 decibels, so lower than the sound of a conversation." Instead, long computer screens along the wall of the cabin will simulate panoramic views. Images of the … [Read more...] about First look inside new supersonic jet that could fly from London to New York in 90 minutes
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MISSION Impossible’s all about pulling off the unfeasible – but shooting the film during a pandemic is a challenge too far for leading man Tom Cruise and his team. He flew the cast and crew to the Middle East for the latest run of scenes, but has been forced to end filming of the seventh instalment of the franchise after people refused to work any longer. Production staff demanded they were allowed to head back to the UK this weekend before hotel quarantine rules come into effect on Monday. Studio bosses have now had to charter a private jet to bring them home because they were up in arms about not being able to return to their families. A movie insider said: “The whole production has hit yet another issue and there have been revolts among the cast and crew. “For quite a few of them, the prospect of having to quarantine in a hotel back in the UK is a step too far and they’ve demanded to be flown home before the rules change. The studio has had to fund a jet back and the … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible filming scrapped as crew fly home from the Middle East
Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has won Malawi's rerun elections held on Tuesday to become the country's new president. The Malawi Election Commission declared him the victor on Saturday with a dominant 58.57% of the vote ahead of incumbent President Peter Mutharika. Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, won 38% of the vote in last year's discredited elections in which Chakwera garnered 35%. Mutharika was even sworn into power, but evidence of electoral irregularities later led to the courts annulling the results . The scrapping of Mutharika's 2019 victory by the courts was historic as it made Malawi just the second sub-Saharan African country to have presidential poll results set aside, after Kenya in 2017 . Malawians queue for voting. This year's election has passed largely without major incident A rocky road to 2020 elections Both the Constitutional and Supreme Courts were harshly critical of how the Malawi Electoral Commission handled the … [Read more...] about Who is Malawi’s new leader Lazarus Chakwera?
HOLIDAY parks are popular with families wanting an easy holiday, but aren't as tacky as people may think. Many are now offering girly weekend breaks, which include pamper treatments and goodies. UK holiday park owner and operator Bridge Leisure has launched four themed holiday packages specifically designed for people not have been to a UK holiday park before. One package, called the "Recharge Break" is aimed at couples and groups who need some rest and relaxation. Part of the trip includes two bottles of wine, as well as a pamper hamper which includes face masks, foot masks, and eye masks. Dog-lovers also have catered holidays - the "Houndtastic Holidays" deal which lets pups stay for half the price. The lucky animals also get dog treats, toys and "Pupsecco" included. Each stay includes a local guide themed for guests, such as pubs and spas or local dog walks. Other packages include the "Great Outdoors" - with complimentary packed lunches - and "Treat your … [Read more...] about Holiday parks but not as you know them! New girly pamper weekends and off peak toddler breaks from £15pp
THE UK government has announced that holidays in England will go ahead this spring and summer - and there are still cheap deals available. Brit holidaymakers will be able to go on holiday in England from April 12, following a review of the current travel rules, which banned all holidays. From April 12 people from the same household will be able to book self-contained holiday lets such as holiday homes. From May 17, hotels are allowed to reopen and holiday homes can be let to groups of up to six people from different households or groups from two households with no cap on size. From June 21, holiday homes can be let to groups of all sizes. For those who haven't yet booked a staycation, there are great cheap deals for summer. Some of the best deals are: Forest Holidays June breaks - hot-tubs stays available from £530 per stay Shorefield Holidays June three-night breaks from £281 per stay Haven June three-night breaks from £89 per stay Park Holidays … [Read more...] about Cheap short UK breaks in June from £62, including Devon, Kent & Suffolk