What bank holidays do Scotland and Northern Ireland have that England or Wales don’t?

BANK holidays were introduced as an act of parliament by Sir John Lubbock back in 1871. However, each of the nations in the union has different dates of special significance to them. Here's how the Scottish and Northern Irish ones differ from the English and Welsh… When are the English bank holidays? There are eight of them in England and Wales,

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Plane passengers could be stacked on top of each other in ‘future of flying’

A double-decker plane design offers a glimpse into the potential future of flying — and it looks like a tight squeeze. The pioneering concept would cram in more passengers while doing away with hand luggage compartments and does in fact feature more legroom. It features a dual-level seat cabin, with each row alternating between on-floor seating, and seats elevated a

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Portugal-bound holidaymakers face being turned back when their planes land

Thousands of holiday-seeking Brits who rushed to book breaks in Portugal could face being banned from entering the country. The Mediterranean sun spot is just one of 12 countries the UK government says people can travel to from May 17, without having to quarantine on their return. However, the EU lists seven countries which people are allowed to visit from

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Foreign holidays 'are unlikely to be legal until AUGUST'

Foreign holidays ‘are unlikely to be legal until AUGUST’ amid warnings people booking trips for June and July are ‘very optimistic’ Boris Johnson’s roadmap has May 17 as earliest for foreign holidays to return Scientists have been warning keeping borders tight could be price for unlocking Sources say international travel looks ‘unlikely’ before August amid pandemic  Foreign holidays are unlikely

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Sunseeking Brits warned summer holidays in Spain and tourist hotspots ‘at risk’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Brits hoping for summer holidays in Spain this year have been dealt a fresh blow after warnings were raised they are "at risk". Sunseekers hoping to visit other top destinations such as Greece, Portugal and Italy are also set to be disappointed,

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Foreign holidays could soar in price, sources warn

Foreign holidays could soar in price to give UK flights a lift with higher taxes after lockdown ends, sources warn Boris Johnson unveiled plans to slash duty on international flights last week Sources claim it’s likely to be paid for by increasing charges on foreign flights Consultation to look into ‘increasing the number of international distance bands’ Travellers face higher

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