Meet the stars of Channel 5’s “Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun”

UK reality tv Costa del Sol

Any British citizen who has upped sticks for sunny Spain knows that there is a mixed bunch of expats living on the Costa del Sol who are never short of a tale or two. Some of those wonderful personalities have been opening up to Channel 5’s Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun. First up were pensioners Jo and Jan who …

Best short-haul airline for flights from the UK

Travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine Skyscanner has done their research and come up with what they think is the best short-haul airline flying out of the UK based on price, baggage charges, seat reservations and onboard catering.   Skyscanner’s John Ritchie said, “When booking flights travellers can often be confused by what is deemed to be a …

Cameron criticised

The International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has criticised UK Prime Minister David Cameron for not attending the Winter Olympics, reportedly describing it as a ‘missed opportunity’.

What a waste of time and money

Nearly fell off my perch when I read the headline: Woman sues her solicitors because they ‘did not explain to her that finalising her divorce would mean her marriage was terminated’. Fortunately the case was rejected by Lord Justice Briggs, but it went all the way to the Court of Appeal. A sensible judicial decision for a change.

EU wants Cameron and Rajoy to engage in dialogue to resolve dispute

The president of the European Commission, José Manuel Durao Barroso, has called upon the Prime Ministers of the YK and Spain to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute over Gibraltar and has apparently informed Prime Minister Rajoy that any toll introduced for people entering or leaving the Rock would be illegal.

Disappointed customer

A man in the UK has been warned for wasting police time after he dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute’s looks after meeting her. The caller said he wanted to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act, complaining that the woman was not as attractive as she had claimed beforehand.

Give ’em a uniform

Around forty mourners watched in disbelief as a traffic warden issued a ticket to a funeral limousine when it stopped to let grieving relatives enter a church in Lewisham, England. When challenged by mourners, parishioners and even a passing bus driver, the traffic warden responded, ‘I am doing my job’.

Chasing the cheese

An estimated 3,000 people, some coming from the USA, gathered in Gloucestershire for the traditional cheese-rolling races on Cooper’s Hill. The unofficial event took place despite warnings from police that organisers could be liable for legal action in the event of an incident.

Yarn bombing in Leicestershire

Leicestersire Police have been out ‘yarn bombing’, putting hundreds of pom-poms and other knitted items onto trees and lampposts to help reduce the fear of crime in Bede Park and Great Central Way.