British Airways cancelled flights: Heathrow Airport passengers face technical problems | Travel News | Travel

British Airways passengers are facing huge delays and cancelled flights due to a system failure at Heathrow Airport. The airline tweeted: “We are experiencing disruption to our flights as a result of an issue with some of our IT systems. “We are working hard to urgently resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption to some customers’ travel plans.” Passengers are being advised to book overnight accommodation as Heathrow Terminal Five was affected due to the computer failure. Four long-haul flights have been cancelled so far. Many were complaining…

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Terror attacks: British holidaymakers warned to be alert while abroad | Travel News | Travel

Police and ministers called on people to familiarise themselves with the steps to follow in the event of a security alert while they are away by watching a four-minute safety video. The film, first launched last year, adapts the “Run, Hide, Tell” message for a holiday setting, depicting a firearms attack unfolding at a hotel. It was created in the wake of the Sousse attack in Tunisia in 2015, in which 30 Britons were among 38 victims killed when a gunman opened fire at a beach resort. Since the atrocity,…

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Famous British landmarks: Survey reveals half of Britons can’t identify UK’s top monuments | Travel News | Travel

Famous British landmarks should be easy to recognise – after all they draw international tourists from all over the world – but a new study has shown that many Britons fail to identity even the most iconic buildings. A survey of 2,000 people in the UK was conducted by antique fireplace dealers Westland London to find out exactly how much they know about Britain’s famous monuments and landmarks.  The well-known sights included The Angel of the North, Westminster Abbey and Blackpool Tower. A surprising 55.5 per cent couldn’t identify famous national…

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House market: Modular homes could be the future of the British construction industry | Property | Life & Style

It also wants councils to set their own design quality standards and use virtual reality technology to win round communities and end “not in my backyard” attitudes. It certainly looks like factory-built modular homes could be the future for the British construction industry, which is experiencing a slow but steady growth in the number of companies delivering pre-built modular housing. Newly launched ILKE Homes aims to deliver 2,000 precision-engineered modular houses and low-rise flats to the UK market every year after recently setting up a factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Its…

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