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Monday 13 April 2009
A fire in a hostel in northwest Poland killed 18 people and injured 20 and firemen are still looking for more victims, the state news agency PAP reported on Monday.
Saturday 07 March 2009
Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular journey. Today: a week's holiday in Scotland, departing on Saturday 1 August, based on two adults travelling together.
Saturday 17 January 2009
I regret going to the Jumbo Hostel alone. Not because travelling solo detracts in any way from the glorious absurdity of sleeping in a jumbo jet parked on the end of a runway at Stockholm's busiest airport. Not because of loneliness: the staff, in their retro airline outfits, couldn't be friendlier. And certainly not because of any desire to get married out on the wing, although that option is available to guests who are so inclined. No, my regret lies in wasting the opportunity to cosy up in the romantic penthouse cockpit, thereby missing out not only on the private bathroom, but on an all-too-rare opportunity to get a pilot's-eye view of the world (alright, an airport) from the front of an aeroplane.
Friday 17 October 2008
TV presenter Kay Burley has gone to police with concerns about the self-confessed stalker Barry George, sources said today.
Friday 15 August 2008
Although I still have that first copy of the book, I can't tell whether I brought it out from Ireland or if I picked it up somewhere along the way. What I do know is that I first read John McGahern's The Barracks as a student in the early 1980s, when I was travelling through Europe for the summer.
Sunday 03 August 2008
Saturday 02 August 2008
Between school and university, aged 18, I spent six weeks working at the Butlins holiday camp in Clacton, sweeping up and clearing tables. The place was a "camp" in more senses that one. We were there all day, and in the evening were bussed to a hostel called Ambleside, where there were uniformed security men at the door. There was no escape from it, even at weekends, when there was as much work to do as in the weekdays.
Tuesday 29 July 2008
A homeless woman was arrested today on suspicion of starting a fire which engulfed a church, sources said.
Monday 28 July 2008
The jury in the trial of three men accused of helping the 7 July suicide bombers plan their attack by carrying out a two-day reconnaissance mission in London was today told majority verdicts could be returned.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Sunday 29 June 2008
Wednesday 21 May 2008
Colm Hanratty, 30, is editor of the backpacker travel site Hostelworld.com. His job has seen him travel through 29 countries and stay in over 50 youth hostels. Hanratty has a degree in journalism and media communications from Griffith College, Dublin.
Sunday 11 May 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
A serial paedophile arrived in the UK today after being deported from Australia following a 12-year jail sentence.
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