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Pound to euro exchange rate: New Prime Minister’s Brexit plan could ‘weaken the pound’

Pound to euro exchange rate: New Prime Minister’s Brexit plan could ‘weaken the pound’ The pound is currently trading at 1.1142 against the euro, according to Bloomberg at the time of writing. And low GBP levels could be set to continue as the week begins with political uncertainty. The new Conservative Party leader is set to be announced tomorrow, meaning ...

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Is it safe to travel to Egypt? BA grounds flights to Cairo over ‘heightened risk’

Is it safe to travel to Egypt? BA grounds flights to Cairo over ‘heightened risk’ British Airways have had to cancel flights from London’s Heathrow airport to Cairo, Egypt, due to security concerns. The airline made the decision shortly before the departure of its usual daily flight from Heathrow to the Egyptian Capital on 20 July. The cancelled flights indicate ...

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Sunny Skye’s ahead: Sealife seals deal by raising spirits

Sunny Skye’s ahead: Sealife seals deal by raising spirits The sands of Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides (Image: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam) As we pulled off the single-track country lane, it was quite a sight that greeted us. A deserted mile-wide, white-sand beach was spread out below, split by a blue stream meandering down to ...

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Flights: Passengers should do this one simple thing to improve their holiday – it’s free

Flights: Passengers should do this one simple thing to improve their holiday – it’s free Flights are the gateway to many Britons’ overseas holiday experience – yet some struggle with the journey to their dream destination. Long haul flights in particular can prompt issues with jet lag, travel sickness and general lethargy. Yet travellers can be reassured to know there ...

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Croatia travel: Intoxicated by Zadar’s siren call

Croatia travel: Intoxicated by Zadar’s siren call The Croatian city of Zadar was once a Roman settlement (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) It was golden hour on the Dalmatian coast, and as the sun sank toward the Adriatic, I could hear the sea singing to me. Not as some whimsical fancy of my imagination, you understand. The big blue was literally serenading ...

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Jersey travel: Enjoying simple pleasures on a family trip

Jersey travel: Enjoying simple pleasures on a family trip Having two-year-old twins can be tough. They tend to run off, giggling, at the slightest opportunity – and in opposite directions. That’s not a problem on this beach. We are in St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, where a vast expanse of spotless sand slopes gently to an absurdly turquoise sea. On this sunny ...

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