Posts for Travel

National Geographic Photography Competition

We have some amazing photographers in and around Bude, so why not check this out? Seeking to highlight the best in travel photography, this prestigious annual competition, celebrating its 10th year and sponsored by Nikon, is open to entrants from across the UK and Ireland. Photographers of all levels are […]

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Tough new enforcement measures for travellers

From the Government: Tough new enforcement measures – from fixed penalty notices to imprisonment – have been introduced, as the Health and Social Care Secretary set out details of the government’s new quarantine measures. Under the changes announced, from 15 February all arrivals at English ports will be required to undertake […]

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Hotel quarantine begins on 15th February

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that from 15 February anyone travelling to the UK from a country on the UK’s travel ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved facility for a period of 10 days. This comes as the Prime Minister appoints […]

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RAC warns low car use may lead to flat batteries

From RAC: The RAC is reminding drivers to take steps over Christmas to reduce the chances of starting 2021 with a flat battery breakdown, something it is warning is more likely than ever as a result of changing car use caused by the pandemic. The first working day of January […]

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Potholes are the most widespread motoring concern

Must admit, having once had to reverse on a single track road, I hit a deep pothole filled with water. The resulting damage cost me over £400. It made me pretty wary. Despite a dramatic fall in car use seen during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, the poor […]

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Christmas travel update

The government has today (3 December 2020) outlined a series of measures focused on minimising disruption and helping people travel safely over the Christmas period, while urging passengers to plan their journeys carefully, consider quieter routes and where possible book ahead. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a  plan for […]

More info ordered to refund cancelled package holidays

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating after receiving hundreds of complaints that people were not receiving refunds for package holidays cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More than 9,000 customers whose holidays were cancelled by are currently awaiting refunds, amounting to over £7 million. […]

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Change of journey fees waived for students coming home

Students who had already booked train tickets to travel home for Christmas before the announcement of the student travel window can now rebook their tickets to travel between 3 to 9 December (2020) without paying additional fees. Students who bought an Advance ticket before 11 November (2020) for a date […]

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The dangers of inattention around roadworks

Highways England is urging motorists to drive carefully through roadworks as it reveals new research and shocking footage that show the dangers of not paying attention. Latest data shows road workers have reported around 6,500 incidents over three years of drivers going through cones and into roadworks sites – an […]

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A car is a bonus in a pandemic

From the RAC:   More than half of UK drivers (57%) say having access to a car is more important than it was before the coronavirus pandemic, with reluctance to use public transport in the future at its highest level in 18 years, research for the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring […]

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