Thomas Cook collapsed after 178 years this morning leaving more than 160,000 Britons stranded abroad and a million more customers with cancelled holidays. 21,000 staff face an uncertain future after losing their jobs including 9,000 in the UK as the world's oldest and most famous travel operator officially went bust at 2am. A £100million taxpayer-funded fleet of 40 or more jets are today already heading to Europe, America and Asia to start bringing 160,000 Britons home from more than 50 destinations over the coming fortnight. Britain's biggest peacetime repatriation effort, codenamed Operation Matterhorn, will see around 16,000 people flown back to UK airports every day. Holidaymakers stuck in resorts around the world are today waiting for news about how and when they will get home. Thomas Cook check-in desks at the 20-plus UK airports the business flew from are shut today with all customers with holidays and flights told they are cancelled. Last-minute … [Read more...] about Thomas Cook goes bust: Nearly 200,000 customers face up to a FORTNIGHT wait to be repatriated after travel giant COLLAPSES overnight and ministers line up 40 jumbo jets to fly Britons home
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Google founder Sergey Brin 'tried to steal' former Uber boss Travis Kalanick's girlfriend, hours after announcing he was turning against his business, a new book has revealed. Kalanick was stunned in 2014 when Brin unveiled the first self-driving car for Google, which until then had been an Uber ally, because he felt it threatened his company. New York Times tech journalist Mike Isaac details the rise of the ride-hailing app, and the controversial workplace culture that nearly brought it down, in new book, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, released last month. According to Isaac, Kalanick's humiliation took a far more personal twist that night, with Brin even chatting up the Uber founder's now-ex-girlfriend Gabi Holzwarth, a musician and dancer, during a dinner with Silicon Valley heavyweights. Kalanick told a colleague that Brin, who at the time was going through a messy divorce after having an affair with a younger female employee, had put his hand … [Read more...] about How Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick nearly brought the ride-hailing app down spending millions on employee drug and strip club parties expensed as ‘t*ts on Travis’ and went to war with Google after Sergey Brin ‘tried to steal his girlfriend’
‘How to talk about it? That’s been a struggle from the start.” Jeff Edwards, 58, pauses and shifts his weight in the armchair. We’re sitting in the front room of his house in Aberfan where for the past hour Jeff has been describing for me some of the difficulties experienced by the village in trying to negotiate the ongoing tightrope between memorial and healing, between sharing and silence, in the wake of the disaster that befell them 50 years ago. “Personally I found speaking about it better for me,” he continues, “in terms of my recovery. But other people, well, they just cannot speak about it at all.” It was the last Friday before half term – 21 October 1966 – and, like hundreds of other children across Aberfan, Jeff set off for school that day looking forward to the holiday ahead of him. School would finish early, at midday, after which lay the promise of a whole week of playing with his friends in the orchards and farmed … [Read more...] about Aberfan 50 years on: how best to remember the tragedy?
Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland 24 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48749009 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Edinburgh and Stirling have been hit with flash flooding and thunder with one man stranded … [Read more...] about Heavy rain and flash floods cause travel chaos across Scotland
A grieving loved one of Toyah Cordingley has opened up about the struggle to heal from the 24-year-old's mysterious murder. Family friend Wayne 'Prong' Trimble revealed the stages of 'disbelief', 'horror' and 'anger' he went through after the young woman was murdered on Wangetti Beach. 'Why did it happen? Why did it have to happen? Why is there some maniac like that loose?' he said. 'There's been a lot of murders and a lot of cruel things happen here, but this is top of the shelf.' Mr Trimble and sculptor Cameron Donnachie began constructing Ms Cordingley a permanent memorial at the beach on Sunday. Scroll down for video A grieving loved one of Toyah Cordingley (pictured) has opened up about the struggle to heal from the 24-year-old's mysterious murder The final design of the memorial will be completed in time for an official ceremony on Saturday - two days before the anniversary of her death on October 21, 2018. RELATED … [Read more...] about ‘Why did this happen? Why is there a maniac on the loose?’ Toyah Cordingley’s friends share heart-breaking messages about the family’s struggle to come to terms with the young woman’s mysterious murder