Holiday prices to popular destinations including Italy soar in new cost of living blow, Which? finds

Prices for package holidays and flights to popular destinations have soared compared to last year, according to new Which? research, potentially making a getaway impossible for families that are contending with the cost of living crisis.  Which? found that those booking a summer 2023 package holiday between November 1, 2022, and January 3 of this … Read more

The pandemic changed holiday habits: Spain top spot for Brits in 2019 but Cuba No.1 in 2022

The pandemic has had an enormous effect on tourism, including a dramatic change to Britons’ bucket lists, as new research reveals. The study analysed the top 20 foreign destinations for Britons in 2019 versus 2022, with the pre-lockdown era dominated by Spain and the post-lockdown era seeing a strong showing by Greece, but with the … Read more

Young travel blogger shows what Oia, Santorini, is really like in the summer

Heading to Europe this summer? Traveller shows what one of Greece’s most famous clifftop views is REALLY like when you try to snap a picture: ‘It attracts so many people’ Travel blogger Lucy Tranos has showcased a behind-the-scenes of her photos Youthful traveller snapped a lovely shot in Oia, Santorini, surrounded by houses But there … Read more

Spain is rated by Britons as the best-value holiday destination in the world, followed by Greece

Revealed: Spain is rated by Britons as the best-value holiday destination in the world, followed by Greece, Portugal and Turkey (with Dubai and Scandinavia bottom of the ranking) Bulgaria, long regarded as a bargain spot, does not make the best-value top 10  Mexico is rated top among long-haul destinations by those that have visited Dubai … Read more

Elgin Marbles were not ‘hacked’ from the Parthenon but were rescued from rubble, British Museum says

Elgin Marbles were not ‘hacked’ from the Parthenon but were rescued from rubble, British Museum claims amid row over repatriation Row deepens over returning the Elgin Marbles from British Museum to Greece The sculptures are said to have been ruthlessly seized from Parthenon in 1801 The British Museum rejects this and insists they were ‘rescued’ … Read more

How to bring Bridgerton style into your home

The Regency era romps back onto our screens tonight with the new series of Bridgerton on Netflix and Sanditon on Britbox. The lives and loves of the characters will once more fascinate their millions of fans. But another key attraction is the elegant and colourful style of the period’s decor. Influenced by Classical Greece and … Read more

Flipping the bird! ‘Rude’ pelican appears to swear by giving the V-sign with it wings

Flipping the bird! ‘Rude’ pelican appears to swear by giving the V-sign with it wings Austin Thomas, 55, captured hilarious shot of a pelican throwing its wings out ‘It looks like the feathers at the end of its wings were giving a fingered salute of some description my way’ ‘When it was landing its feet, … Read more

Climate change: Last seven years the hottest on record ‘by a clear margin’, EU scientists warn

The last seven years have been the hottest on record ‘by a clear margin’, new data shows, with levels of the climate-heating gases carbon dioxide and methane continuing to rise in 2021.  Analysis from the EU’s satellite system found that 2021 — which included record-breaking weather events such as the hottest summer ever in Europe, extreme … Read more

TOWIE’s Chloe Brockett sends well-wishes to Jack Grealish and his girlfriend

Chloe Brockett has sent a message to Jack Grealish and his girlfriend Sasha Attwood after claiming he invited her to a late night party last summer. On Sunday, the TOWIE star, 21, detailed meeting the Manchester City footballer, 26, while partying with pals at a beach club in Mykonos, Greece with the pair hitting it off after he had … Read more