Q I love my holidays but I wonder in what way Brexit will alter travel – by which I mean airport processes, customs, passports and costs? I spoke to a travel agent and they think there is nothing to worry about, and a frequent traveller acquaintance agrees. Yet I see occasional remarks within Facebook conversations saying “we’d best get a holiday in before Brexit”. I’m concerned. Is it unfounded? Joanna S A Almost 30 months after the referendum in which the UK voted to leave the European Union, anyone who says that there is no need to fret about post-Brexit travel is, frankly, deluded. I have closely followed everything that has been said on both sides – the EU and the UK – and can say that we have a few certainties, some very strong likelihoods and many unknowns. We know that every current British passport, and all those issued up to the day the UK leaves, will remain valid as British travel documents until their expiry date. Travel to … [Read more...] about Travel Question: How will Brexit affect travel?
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A mum who was jailed in Dubai with her 'sobbing' four-year-old daughter has revealed how she feared news she could finally go home was a trap. Dr Ellie Holman, who lives in Kent, was detained with her little girl, Bibi, after drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London. The pair were allegedly held in a filthy "cell" together for three days before Bibi was able to return home with her dad, who is a British citizen. Dr Holman, a Swedish national, was bailed, but faced being detained in the United Arab Emirates for up to a year while awaiting a court hearing. However, it today emerged she is free to go home - with human rights group Detained in Dubai confirming the charges have been dropped. Speaking after being given the all-clear to return to the UK, the dental surgeon said she was pleased her "nightmare is coming to an end". But the 44-year-old also revealed how she initially thought the news - which she received in a morning phone call - might be a trap. "I am … [Read more...] about Dr Ellie Holman jailed in Dubai reveals fears news she was finally free was trap
We have collected a list of all the top tips from Money Saving Expert website founder Martin Lewis so you can see them all in one place. These expert pieces of advice come from the man himself, as Lewis has his own show in ITV offering advice to shrewd savers. This man is the king of savvy, from eBay selling to making money from home, from passport mistakes to haggling for deals, he can save you hundreds of pounds, often with minimal effort, as reported in Chronicle Live. How to save money without leaving the house Martin Lewis, moneysavingexpert, 45, appeared on This Morning to talk about how you can make money from your living room. The financial expert, currently with his own show on ITV on Monday nights, had a very handy tip for us all. He says, through doing a “personal stock take”, you can shift unwanted items and make money, on sites such as eBay. “Finally, now’s the perfect time to do an annual personal stock clearance, and make some extra cash for … [Read more...] about Every tip from MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis so far in 2018
Black market British passports are being sold openly on social media. Genuine and fake versions can be bought for as little as £800, a Daily Mail investigation shows. One page on Facebook has been used to trade illegal British passports for at least three years. On sale: A picture on social media advertising British passports to customers for as little as £800 We also found that passports cloned with details taken from real passports were being touted for a few hundred pounds on other easily-accessible websites. The revelations follow yesterday’s Mail investigation into how stolen British passports are spirited to Turkey to be sold by people smugglers. David Ibsen, a security expert who advised the US government, said it was no surprise Facebook was being used to hawk passports that could fall into the hands of terrorists. ‘It is well known that extremists use Facebook as a tool to achieve their goals,’ he said. ‘The Mail is to be congratulated for … [Read more...] about Passports for sale on Facebook: Criminals sell ID for just £800
Martin Lewis the Money Saving Expert is a one-man cult. The financial guru's missives are almost always guaranteed to put a bulge in your wallet, with top tips to save money and make money too. And he's been busy already this year issuing an abundance of amazing advice. So we've now had them all rounded up in one place, thanks to Birmingham Live. Hopefully something here will end up boosting your budget. Cheaper prescriptions More than 800,000 people across England could have saved money on prescriptions last year , says Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis. Analysis carried out by the financial guru's MoneySavingExpert.com site says hundreds of thousands of people would have been better off if they had purchased a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC). The scheme sees patients making a one-off payment and then get as many prescriptions as they need for the period covered - currently £104 for 12 months, or £29.10 for three months. Martin Lewis says in the 2016/17 financial … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis: Every Money Saving Expert tip from 2018 to date