Campsites reopen as millions of lockdown-weary Britons plan summer ‘staycation’ breaks

Campsites across the UK have reopened as lockdown-weary Britons begin planning their summer staycation breaks.   On the day which saw the country covered in flurries of snow as temperatures plummeted below freezing, camping holidays may be the only option for those keen to get away.  England has finally eased its lockdown restrictions and given Brits a taste … Read more

Plan to give cashback without you having to buy

People could get cashback from local retailers without first having to buy something under new proposal An amendment to Financial Services Bill is to be debated in the House of Lords  If accepted, cashback without purchase could be available as early as May By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:32 BST, 10 April … Read more

Tory and Labour peers put forward plan to fix Child Trust Fund lockout

An industry-devised workaround to allow the parents of disabled children access to otherwise-locked Child Trust Fund and Junior Isa savings without having to go to court could be given legal backing under proposals put forward by peers. Former Tory cabinet minister Lord Young and Labour’s Lord Blunkett have proposed an amendment to the Financial Services … Read more

Tui’s shares tumble after it announces debt plan

Tui’s shares tumble after it announces plans to raise up to £350m of emergency debt to help it survive pandemic By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 9 April 2021 | Updated: 22:50 BST, 9 April 2021 Tui’s shares tumbled after it announced plans to raise up to £350m of emergency debt … Read more

Railway bosses plan to lay on 1,000 extra trains EVERY DAY

Railway bosses plan to lay on 1,000 extra trains EVERY DAY from next week to help cope with predicted ‘staycation’ boom Demand for domestic getaways soared ahead of easing of lockdown restrictions  Rail bosses are expecting a passenger surge fuelled by reopening of hospitality  Services will hit almost 18,000 a day from Monday, up from … Read more

Sandbanks residents at war over £250m plan to build ‘soulless’ block of 119 flats on Victorian hotel

Millionaire residents of Sandbanks are battling developers over plans to build a ‘soulless’ block of flats on the site of an historic hotel where inventor of the radio Guglielmo Marconi established the world’s first wireless communications.  Almost 5,000 letters of objection have been lodged against the £250million development, which if approved by planning officers, would … Read more

Sandbanks residents at war over £250m plan to build ‘soulless’ block of 119 flats on Victorian hotel

Millionaire residents of Sandbanks are battling developers over plans to replace a historic hotel, where inventor of the radio Guglielmo Marconi lived, with a ‘soulless block of flats’.  Almost 5,000 letters of objection have been lodged against the £250million development, which if approved by planning officers, would see the Haven Hotel at Poole Harbour, Dorset, bulldozed … Read more

Boris Johnson’s vaccine passports plan in jeopardy

Boris Johnson‘s plans for domestic vaccine passports are in jeopardy after it was claimed Sir Keir Starmer and Labour will oppose the rollout of the documents.   Some 40 Tory MPs have already made clear they are against ‘Covid Status Certification’, warning that introducing the checks in everyday life would create a ‘two tier’ nation.  The … Read more

Health minister defends use of controversial lateral flow tests in No10’s new twice-a-week plan

Officials today defended the accuracy of controversial lateral flow tests as the Government announced everyone in England will be tested twice a week as part of a bold scheme to ease lockdown. Health Minister Edward Argar said the cheap devices – which offer results in as little as 15 minutes – could play a ‘key part’ … Read more

Bronte fans furious at housing estate plan for Wuthering Heights moors

Fans of the Bronte sisters have been left furious by plans to build a sprawling council estate over the wild and windswept moors that inspired Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. The rolling hills just outside Bradford, West Yorkshire, have been unchanged for centuries and have been protected Green Belt land under modern planning rules. But … Read more