Since Thursday November 10th 2016 many people need an eTA before flying to Canada. eTA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization and its purpose is to pre-screen visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to (or through) Canada by air. It’s caught a lot … Continue reading If you’re going to Canada there’s a new document you must have..
A new display at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery opens on November 22nd with the aim of exploring the birth of UK punk through 40 photographs by Kevin Cummins (NME) and Ian Dickson (Sounds). Exhibiting together for the first time, … Continue reading Punk is 40 years old and Brighton Museum is celebrating
I was intrigued by the “red plate study” carried out at Boston University in 2004 and I thought anyone whose life is affected by Alzheimer’s might also be interested. Alzheimer’s patients often have a poor appetite. Depression has been blamed and … Continue reading Red plates can help Alzheimer’s patients
Ever wanted to try something completely new? Leave your usual routine? This rather unusual job in Finland might appeal….(translation by Google Translate) Arctic Snow Hotel Lilla leaves 9. winter season and once again we miss the team gain Energize customer … Continue reading Wanted: Northern Lights monitor in the Arctic Circle
This sounds like a good idea… From this week until the end of the year Italian teenagers will get a €500 ‘culture bonus’ on their 18th birthday. The bonus has to be spent on the good things of life: books; concert, … Continue reading Italy’s birthday present to 18 year olds…and what would you give if you had the chance and who would get it?
I love reading fiction about places I know, have visited or plan to visit and TRIPFICTION is a one stop shop to find out what’s available. You can search for books by location, by author, by genre – and cross … Continue reading How to find novels set in your holiday destination
German airline Condor have got together with the German Booksellers Association to promote reading over the summer in a very practical way. Until August 31st, local booksellers are handing out stickers to their customers that say “Buch an Board!” (Book … Continue reading Books on Board – there’s an extra baggage allowance for that
This weekend is purple harvest time in a southern surburb of London – Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st 10am to 4pm. Three acres of lavender are ready to pick in Carshalton Beeches. Back in Victorian days this part … Continue reading Pick your own lavender on the outskirts of London
for migrant workers, once this is imposed, presumably British citizens may face similar restrictions, or at least more bureaucratic obstacles when we we want to work in the EU.
9. What will happen to beach pollution?
A big EU success has been the requirement for ever higher standards of bathing water quality, and the shaming countries which were not meeting them. Over the last 25 years, Britain in particular has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of beaches polluted by raw sewage. Much of the good work has been done, but there are still areas where improvement is needed. Is that more or less likely to happen now there will no longer be pressure and publicity from the EU? Your guess is as good as mine.
10. Back to duty free?
We lost the right to buy duty free when travelling to or from another EU country back in 1999. But we gained the right to bring home virtually unlimited amounts of duty paid goods from EU countries. Those who like to stock up with wine when returning from France, for example, have profited handsomely – duty on wine in France is 23p per 750ml, compared with £2.08 in the UK.
Now that we are leaving the EU, presumably we will revert to the same arrangements which apply to all other countries. We will have a duty free allowance of 200 cigarettes, 16 litres of beer and four litres of wine, and above that we will have to pay £2 for each bottle we bring home.
This is the stuff of Richard Branston-sized dreams. Savilles in Glasgow currently have an unmodernised three bedroomed cottage on their books, but buy the house and you also get a one bedroomed guest house and your very own nine acre … Continue reading For sale: Three bedroom house comes with its own island…