THE May Bank holiday is coming up soon. Here is your guide to all the Bank holidays left in 2019 so you can plan ahead. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz/Published 29th April 2019 The Easter holidays have come and gone, and many are wondering when the next bank holidays are coming.The good news is Brits can still look forward to another bank holiday soon.Many Brits can enjoy several days off over the Spring in the form of Bank holidays.Bank holidays are named so because banks, government offices and most businesses are closed on these days.This means most people can enjoy extra long weekends filled with BBQs and hopefully sunny days.And it won’t be long until the next bank holiday in 2019.Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming bank holidays. Bank Holidays 2019: When is the next bank holiday in the UK? When is the May bank holiday? (Pic: GETTY) When is the next Bank holiday in 2019?The next bank holiday will take place on Monday, May 6.That means Brits will have a … [Read more...] about Bank Holidays 2019: When is the next bank holiday in the UK? When is the May bank holiday?
More people in UK are opting for destinations outside the European Union (EU) for their holidays compared to previous years in the face of a Brexit impasse, according to travel company Thomas Cook. It said nearly half (48%) of the holidays it sold before the end of February in 2019 were to non-EU destinations — an increase of 10% on 2018. Repeated delays to Brexit discouraged travellers from booking early and prompted them to look further afield, the travel firm said in a report. Adding, it was “clear that the prolonged uncertainty around the manner and timing of Britain’s exit from the European Union has led many to delay their decision on when and where they book for their summer holidays.” However, Spain remained the most popular destination of choice for the 19 million people who book holidays with Thomas Cook every year. Turkey and Tunisia were among those due to gain the most from the non-EU trend, seeing demand increasing again after security concerns … [Read more...] about Many Brits shun holidays in EU amid Brexit uncertainty: travel firm
THE world’s biggest knickers are being made in Britain — and business is blooming. Size 50 pants almost 6ft on the waist and 7ft on the hip are being snapped up. And the market is growing fast as more women face problems with weight gain. The undies are designed by The Size Experts based in Penryn, Cornwall, and made by a textile firm in Leicester. Laura Murray launched the online firm last year. She had started selling super-size undies from a market stall in 2016 but decided to go it alone as knickers she ordered from the net were usually not big enough. She said: “All these retailers were saying they did really big-size knickers but, when I bought them, they were much smaller than the size advertised. Often they were entirely the wrong shape so in the end we decided to manufacture them.” Laura, who has sold more than 1,000 pairs of size 50s, said she wanted to focus solely on bigger undies so sizes start at 18. She added: “I wanted to offer … [Read more...] about World’s biggest size 50 knickers are made in Britain and they’ve sold 1,000 pairs
On a tight budget? Family to feed? Unexpected guests drop by? Stumped for meal ideas? A North East company had the answer - Tyne Brand tinned herrings in tomato sauce. The Tyne Brand factory at the foot of Brewhouse Bank on North Shields Fish Quay employed a workforce – mostly women – of up to 750 and canned like crazy. Tomorrow an exhibition on the history of the company, which eventually became the largest manufacturer of canned meat products in Britain, opens at the Old Low Light heritage centre, a stone’s throw from the now derelict factory site where many employees spent their entire working life. People with links to the company have contributed memories and items, including Tyne brand recipe books which, to today’s tastes, feature bizarre ways of serving tinned herring and meat. One of the herring books from the 1930s advises: “Bones can be left as they are emulsified by the Tyne Brand cooking process and they are a valuable food, supplying lime and … [Read more...] about The lost Tyneside factory which was once the biggest of its type in Britain
You’re sitting in a boardroom overseas, with money to deploy and jobs to create. The chair opens a discussion on where to invest it. I want to hear your ideas, she says. Once upon a time, were someone to have piped up with “what about Britain?” it might have enjoyed a relatively smooth passage onto the shortlist. Now? The suggestion would likely provoke a ripple of laughter, a moment of light relief ahead of the chair moving the discussion onto more sensible candidates. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now The British Chambers of Commerce recently warned that investment by British companies was going to fall at the fastest pace for 10 years. In 2018, business investment fell in each of the four calendar quarters, representing the longest sustained run since the financial crisis. That matters. Ask yourselves what the world’s most … [Read more...] about Would you invest in Britain right now? How Brexit delays will make the UK a pariah for global investors