Coronavirus: Council leader urges residents to think before travelling North

THE leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has said that he believes any new lockdown measure will be “limited” in this area, but warns of the risks of travelling North.

When asked by the Gazette about new lockdown announcements expected from central government later today, Cllr Ken Rhatigan said: “I think, hopefully, the measures we have taken to remain a low Covid case area mean that any restrictions are … Read More

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Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce tough new lockdown measures in England were going down to the wire on Saturday as discussions between No 10 and local leaders continued late into the evening.

Millions of people in the Midlands and the North are facing travel bans and the shutting of pubs, with local communities tasked with enforcing the Test and Trace programme.

People could

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Inside the ‘kitsch and psychedelic’ hotels in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang

An amazing new book opens the doors to some of North Korea’s “frozen in time” hotels – complete with neon karaoke rooms, revolving restaurants and groovy bars.

The publication gives a fascinating and extremely rare glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle some tourists are allowed to enjoy inside Kim Jong-un’s secretive regime.

For author James Scullin, who has visited the rogue state eight times, hotels were always the highlight of his

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How hard have North Iowa hotels been hit this summer? | Business

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an endless array of costs both tangible a…

Along with the potential for jobs to be lost, the lodging industry having problems also has the ability to impact local government in a major way.

One source of revenue that municipalities rely on is the Hotel/Motel Tax. In 2018, the City of Mason City took in $414,629 from the tax while Visit Mason

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Hotels of Pyongyang: New book takes readers inside North Korean capital’s colorful accommodations

Hong Kong (CNN) — For many travelers, spending a lot of time in a hotel means you haven’t properly gone out and enjoyed a destination.

For James Scullin, who has visited the Hermit Kingdom eight times, hotels were the highlight of the trip — and one of the only ways to get to know locals in a social setting.

That’s the premise of his new self-published book “Hotels of Pyongyang,”
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Can I travel to Scotland from England? Latest guidance on holidays and driving north as new restrictions enforced in Scotland

Government guidance advises against travelling to areas with local restrictions in place

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:11 pm

Strict new lockdown restrictions are to come into effect in Scotland from Friday 9 October 2020, with all pubs and restaurants to close across central Scotland.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that many licenced premises in Scotland’s five health board areas with the highest number of cases, including Glasgow and Edinburgh,

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Four North Wales attractions make Lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate Travel List’

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Four North Wales attractions have been included on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List ranking the best 500 experiences in the world.

It includes outdoor adventures on the Welsh Coast Path and Snowdonia to enriching cultural attractions such as Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway and Portmeirion.

The UK has stormed the rankings with 34 entries on the ultimate traveller’s bucket list

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Adventure travel: Three men in a camper van explore Scotland’s north coast

Retired Bootham Park Hospital consultant psychiatrist BOB ADAMS and two friends headed up to Scotland in a camper van to tackle the ‘Scottish 500’

While everywhere south of Inverness basked in early May sunshine we decided to do the Scottish 500 – a 516-mile scenic road route around the north coast of Scotland designated in 2015 as a way of boosting tourism in northern Scotland.

This northern tip of Britain

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Travelling to the Far North was a journey of reckoning for me

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“Don’t be a snow goose,” an honest friend told me once. What he meant was, don’t act like an annoying Southerner who’s just landed in the Far North. He used this metaphor to describe many non-Inuit folks who go North to work or live. Like the snow geese, they arrive in droves, consume everything in sight, make a huge mess, then leave when winter threatens again.

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LOREN SHAUM: A road trip north provides prime color time | News

Another road trip is always in order when fall arrives. This time the quest is the Apostle Islands off the Lake Superior shores in northern Wisconsin. To get there, we had a plan.

LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

I’ve stayed in Geneva, Switzerland, more than once and written about those visits. It has become the namesake for many American cities and towns as Swiss immigrants came into America. Towns such as Geneva,

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Connecticut has issued 42 fines for COVID-19 travel advisory violations, totaling $44,800; North Carolina, Florida top list

Connecticut has imposed 42 fines for violations of the state’s COVID-19 travel advisory totaling $44,800 — with more than half of those travelers coming from North Carolina and Florida — according to data from the office of Gov. Ned Lamont.

Fines for failing to wear masks or observe distancing guidelines are issued at the municipal level, but local leaders say they have been reluctant to begin imposing them.

Under the

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Watch the highlights: Owasso survives road trip to turn back Norman North, 33-22 | OK Preps Extra



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Owasso’s Hakelan Carney scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Norman North on Friday in Norman. Owasso won 33-22 to remain undefeated.




NORMAN — An ugly win on the road is better than a loss, a message Owasso coach Bill Blankenship tried to impart to the Rams on Friday night.

No. 5 Norman North outgained the Rams by 73 yards and had nine more first

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Republica Havas and Grey Argentina FIFA Women’s World Cup Campaign for Telemundo Deportes Wins Bronze at the 2020 Effie North America Awards

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 2, 2020–

Republica Havas and Grey Argentina announced today that their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 campaign for Telemundo Deportes has won an Effie in the category of Multicultural – Services. This category is awarded to brands that demonstrate outstanding communication effectiveness for specific cultural or lifestyle groups.

The Telemundo Deportes Women’s World Cup 2019 campaign set out to prove that, if given an equal spotlight, gender doesn’t

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Nicola Sturgeon condemns SNP MP Margaret Ferrier for travelling to London with Covid-19 as indoor socialising ban rolled out across north England

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Look inside North Korea’s frozen-in-time hotels: photos

James Scullin had worked as a North Korea tour guide for Westerners since 2012, but only ever saw the inside of two hotels. Determined to visit and photograph all 11 of them, he recruited photographer Nicole Reed to join him in 2018. The pair spent 12 months mapping out logistics.

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James Scullin (center left) and Nicole Reed (center right) pictured with their state-sanctioned Korea International Travel Company guides.

Nicole Reed

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Walmart is now delivering groceries via drones in North Carolina

  • Walmart plans to start delivering groceries and household items using drones as part of a test in North Carolina. 
  • Walmart is launching the test through a partnership with Flytrex, a drone company based in Israel.
  • The drones can travel about 6 aerial miles and carry packages weighing up to 6.5 pounds, according to Flytrex’s website.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Walmart plans to start using drones to deliver

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Can tourists travel through north Wales lockdown areas to visit Anglesey or Gwynedd?

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A number of Welsh resorts will now be closed to visitors out of the local authority area as the Welsh Government imposes strict restrictions due to a rise in Covid cases.

The borders of Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy will closed from 6pm on Thursday, with no-one allowed

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Memories of the last fishing trip on the North Santiam River

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Lucy Urness, 5, fishes from a raft on the North Santiam River between Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site and Mehama-Lyons boat ramp on Sept. 5. (Photo: Zach Urness / Statesman Journal)

Three days before one of the worst disasters in Oregon history, I went fishing with my daughter and two friends on the North Santiam River beginning at Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site.

Life reaches perfection when you’re running

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Travel PR News | Hyatt expands Work From Hyatt package to more than 25 hotels across North America and the Caribbean

Hyatt expands Work From Hyatt package to more than 25 hotels across North America and the Caribbean

New extended-stay offer now includes nearly 60 participating locations

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose of care and commitment to listening to guests and members, Hyatt recently launched the Work From Hyatt extended-stay package that gives families, couples and individuals a seamless, much-deserved change of scenery. Given

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Ready for a fall vacation? Check out these Up North rentals

It may not officially be autumn yet, but with our calendars now turned to September, our thoughts are turning toward color tours and cozy getaways to revel in Michigan’s stunning fall scenery.

If, like us, you’ve got fall travel on your mind, now’s the time to make a plan. Vacation rentals are already filling up in hot spots around the state, with those few precious weekends in September and

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