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To fly or not to fly?

To fly or not to fly?

Recent closures to UK airports have once again left thousands of airline passengers stranded. On Tuesday May 18 further changes were made to the rules governing aircraft flying through volcanic ash clouds. (more…)

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Air passengers face disruption to and from Australia as the volcanic ash cloud from Chile’s Puyehue volcano sweeps across the south of the country.

Australia’s two major airports, Sydney and Melbourne, have cancelled all flights for up to 48 hours, while Adelaide and Canberra have also been hit. (more…)

Insider tips: Norman Jays guide to European dance festivals

Insider tips: Norman Jays guide to European dance festivals

Norman Jay MBE is one of the world’s most respected DJs. Born in Notting Hill, London, he was a founding DJ of (the then pirate) radio station Kiss FM in the 1980s, and later launched the Talkin Loud record label in 1989, together with his friend Gilles Peterson. (more…)

Insider guide to Pondicherry

Insider guide to Pondicherry

On India’s east coast in Tamil Nadu, the old streets of Pondicherry – or Pondy, as locals call it – have been in the spotlight recently as a backdrop for Life of Pi. Here, Pondicherry-based author AKASH KAPUR reveals his highlights of his home city. (more…)

Insider tips: Singapore

Insider tips: Singapore

Chef-owner of 2am:dessertbar, Singapore-based Chef Janice Wong is a fast-rising star in both local and international culinary arenas, testament to her imaginative creations and commitment to delivering multi-sensory experiences for all who taste her desserts. (more…)

Your place or mine?

Your place or mine?

A festival in February? On England’s wind-whipped Suffolk coast? Fear not, there will be few scenes of Hunter-wearing crowds knee-deep in primeval ooze at the winter weekend hosted by Aldeburgh Music. (more…)

Country file

Country file

Self-catering isn’t the washing-up-rota drudgery it used to be – some of the world’s most glamorous hotels have been building swish private villas with kitchens in their grounds.

Now lovely Barnsley House in Gloucestershire is offering its own rustic version with Home Farm Cottage, a Cotswold-stone former farm-workers’ dwelling in the heart of the village. (more…)

Could you be an Insider at W London?

Could you be an Insider at W London?

In true W style, the non-conformist brand has announced a reality-style recruitment drive for the W Insider positions at its forthcoming hotel in London’s Leicester Square.

W is inviting applicants to visit their recruitment site where they will be asked a variety of questions relating to fashion, entertainment and design. (more…)

Bed-hopping with Cerys Matthews

Bed-hopping with Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews is a singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster best known for her Sunday morning radio show on BBC 6 Music. Just like her playlist, her favourite hotels are an eclectic mix of different styles, from cosy boutiques to stylish big hitters… (more…)

New safety warning for Commonwealth Games visitors

New safety warning for Commonwealth Games visitors

Travellers visiting India’s troubled Commonwealth Games in New Dehli have been given a new warning about safety from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

The event has been hit by poor publicity over recent weeks, including the collapse of a bridge to the main stadium and pictures showing athletes’ accommodation and venues unclean and unfinished. (more…)

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