WHEN it comes to honeymoon destinations most couples pick some exotic location – but this newly-wed couple picked – Preston. Legend Liang, 33 and his new wife Carmen, travelled 6,000 miles to spend their holiday not on a sandy beach under a palm tree but in the Lancashire city. He whisked Carmen from their home and spent three days in the town - even posing for photographs in their wedding attires at various landmarks. The couple proudly posed outside the city's Fishergate shopping centre, a university campus, outside a bus-stop, the Media factory building and in a park. Journalist Legend choose the former cotton mill town as he had studied there at the University of Central Lancashire campus ten years ago. He was keen to show Carmen some of his old haunts during a two week honeymoon in the UK during which they also visited Brighton and London. Legend, who studied international journalism for a year at the uni in 2008, decided no other place was going to bring the … [Read more...] about Newlywed couple from China travel 6,000 miles to spend their honeymoon in PRESTON
CONCERN has been sparked for the welfare of two Brits who are said to have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The pair were snatched along with their driver by armed men who also shot dead a female park ranger in Virunga National Park, a famous gorilla sanctuary. What we know about the kidnapping A £150,000 demand was made by local bandits, though it's not clear which group they belong to, according to ITV Africa correspondent John Ray. A female park ranger travelling with the pair was killed, according to local media reports. Park spokesman Joel Wengamula said: "We can confirm the attack, but are waiting for more details. He added the attack occurred at around 10am, and "police and soldiers are at the scene". Where is Virunga National Park? Virunga as formerly called the Albert National Park. It covers 7,800 square kilometers - about the size of Devon - which stretch from the Virunga mountains in the south to the Rwenzori mountains in the south. The nearest … [Read more...] about Where is Virunga National Park in the DR Congo and what does the Foreign Office advise about travelling to Goma?
The Ukrainian side is concerned about the mechanism for the preservation of visa-free travel. Photo from UNIAN Head of the Department of Consular and Legal Issues, Deputy Head of Directorate at the Department of Consular Services of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Serhiy Minyailo says the European Union has named main threats to the visa-free regime for Ukraine. Read also Some 490,000 Ukrainians enter EU without visa since June 2017 "The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, earlier this year issued a report for last year. In particular, it specified the main threats for a visa-free regime... First, it is the security of documents. This refers to the passports that some Ukrainian citizens use in a fake form... Secondly, this concerns the possibility of use of weapons that we have in the east [Donbas], that is, there is a danger of their illegal movement to Europe," he said at the roundtable titled "European Choice of Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: … [Read more...] about European Union names main threats to visa-free travel for Ukraine – consular service official
The ScotRail Alliance is advising those heading to the TRNSMT festival this weekend to make their travel plans now. Music fans heading to see the likes of Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro are warned that trains to and from Glasgow will be busier than normal all weekend, and those planning to attend are encouraged to travel early in the day where possible.The ScotRail Alliance will be adding extra carriages to services through Bridgeton, and on key routes to and from Glasgow wherever possible all day on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be extra carriages on late evening services on Friday.The last trains on many routes will depart before, or very shortly after, the event ends each night. Fans are urged to double-check the times of their last trains, and make alternative arrangements to get home if they plan on staying later.With huge numbers expected to attend, queueing systems will be in place at key stations across the network and extra staff will be on hand to help things goes … [Read more...] about ScotRail Alliance reveals top travel tips for fans heading to TRNSMT
A father and son have been jailed for a total of seven-and-a-half years between them over a shooting at a traveller wedding which led to a relative being killed. Scrap dealer and father-of-five Patrick McGinley Senior, 49 and from Ardlougher Road, Irvinestown, was jailed for four years after pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his uncle Barney McGinley, 63, outside a Catholic church in Co Fermanagh over three years ago.Mr Justice Colton told him he will also serve four years on supervised licence.As the sentence was passed, relatives of the dead man left the public gallery, shouting: “You have to come out, you know.” As McGinley was led from the dock, the deceased’s widow Brigid repeatedly banged on the door of the public gallery.Patrick McGinley Senior’s son William McGinley, 29 and of Sallyswood, Irvinestown, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after he admitted wounding Barney McGinley’s son, Bernard Oliver McGinley, with intent to cause GBH.The … [Read more...] about Sentences handed down over fatal shooting at traveller wedding