Of the bigger towns Angers, Le Mans, Bayonne and La Rochelle scored top. … More TRAVEL: THE BEST TOWN EN HAUT SAVOIE
In her ruling, Judge Lucy Wiseman said: “I considered it clear from the claimant’s evidence that he did not want to relinquish involvement with Barrhead Travel. I say this because it was clear that even in relation to the special projects, the claimant wanted to work in and from a Barrhead Travel office and to involve staff and resources as he saw fit, at various stages of those projects.” … More POPULAR TRAVEL BOSS WINS HIS TRIBUNAL CASE
This is Loch Sloy, a magnificent example of Scottish civil engineering, built to capture rain for our domestic water supply. It is also a stunning feat of Irish workmanship. Donegal labourers came to this country around 1943 to replace the Scottish teenagers who had been shipped off in the war. … More LOCH SLOY: MAGNIFICENT FEAT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
Last updated 22 years ago by Kennedy, the redesigned uniform includes a navy trouser option for the first time for the female crew and a dress for only the second time. Green remains a signature colour now in a shade called Kenmare Green, with a lot more navy. The male crew’s former flannel jackets and grey trousers have been replaced by a smart navy suit. … More GUESS WHO’S WEARING THE TROUSERS?
Bilbao – a vicarious visit? For those of you that haven’t been to this very friendly Basque city, a few images. Well worth visiting though. Amazing shapes, beautiful buildings, great food and interesting politics. What more do you need? … More VIVA BILBAO: HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS BASQUE CITY?
MT Rainey is at Santani Wellness Resort. Panwila Town, Sri Lanka I’m now high up in the mountains of Sri Lanka, one and a half hours beyond Kandy, which is four hours out of Colombo which is in turn a thirteen hour direct flight from London. Sixteen if you go through Doha. Still, the world and the … More DEMOCRAT TRAVEL by MT RAINEY
Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has warned that “news of the climate emergency does not seem to have reached Transport Scotland” as he revealed that staff at the organisation have taken almost 1,400 flights in the past five years. … More SNP FLIGHT NUMBERS DOUBLE OVER FIVE YEARS
Addressing the UK’s scheduled exit from the EU in January, the SNP leader sought to reassure EU citizens and said the Scottish government would work towards giving people the opportunity to “determine Scotland’s future”. … More NEW YEAR MESSAGES FROM OUR POLITICAL LEADERS
Anne kicks off with music and chocolate – Scottish band, The Poosies play at a boat regatta and Anne visits chocolatier, Benoit Lorge, a native of Lorraine in France, who discovered great demand for his unique chocolate products and installed a purpose made facility at Connor’s Family Shop and Post Office in Bonane, Co. Kerry. … More WILD WAY TO SEE IRELAND’S WEST COAST
I took this photograph in the TC Palya slum in Bangalore, in India, earlier this year. Rosita Boland, the Irish Times features writer, and I were investigating the origins of a multibillion-euro industry: the collection of human hair for resale as wigs and hair extensions in the salons of the West. These women had been out collecting hair from the brushes and combs of women in ordinary households. Picture by Brenda Fitzsimons. … More IRISH TIMES PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE YEAR