CITY workers don’t have to miss out on the festive fun, thanks to this enormous ice rink right outside their offices.If you work in London’s buzzing financial district, or live in the east end, it’s probably worth checking out this stunning ice rink – which is slap bang in the centre of Canada Square Park. Here’s all the details…This festive attraction has one of the longest running seasons of any London ice rink.It opened on Saturday November 4 and runs for a few months.The attraction will shut on February 24 2018.The ice rink is located in Canada Square Park.Its front entrance is on the park-side of the square, opposite Canteen and Parlour Bar.Canary Wharf tube (Jubilee Line), Canary Wharf DLR and Heron Quays DLR are all just minutes away from the rink.You can also travel on the Thames Clipper boat to Canary Wharf Pier, take the D3, D7, D8, 135 or 277 bus, or drive.On weekends and bank holidays, you can park for three hours for free, by … [Read more...] about Where is the Canary Wharf ice rink, how long is it open, how do I book and how much does it cost?
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CITY workers don’t have to miss out on the festive fun, thanks to this enormous ice rink right outside their offices.If you work in London’s buzzing financial district, or live in the east end, it’s probably worth checking out this stunning ice rink – which is slap bang in the centre of Canada Square Park.This festive attraction has one of the longest running seasons of any London ice rink.It opened on Saturday November 4 and runs for a few months.The attraction will shut on February 24 2018.The ice rink is located in Canada Square Park.Its front entrance is on the park-side of the square, opposite Canteen and Parlour Bar.Canary Wharf tube (Jubilee Line), Canary Wharf DLR and Heron Quays DLR are all just minutes away from the rink.You can also travel on the Thames Clipper boat to Canary Wharf Pier, take the D3, D7, D8, 135 or 277 bus, or drive.On weekends and bank holidays, you can park for three hours for free, by spending just £10 in any of the … [Read more...] about Where is the Canary Wharf ice rink, how long is it open, how much does it cost and how do I book?
BRITS already weary of strikes on Tubes and trains are now facing more travel misery with Thomas Cook pilots walking out for 24 hours - and threatening further industrial action.Here's all the latest info on when the strike is happening, what flights will be affected and what Thomas Cook advises.Pilots working for Thomas Cook will go on strike from 00.01am on Saturday, September 23 until 23.59pm on the same say.A total of 49 flights will be affected by the walk-out - threatening holiday misery for thousands of Brits planning late summer breaks.Talks collapsed over a disputed 1.5 per cent pay offer by the airline. The British Airline Pilot's Association (Balpa) has argued for a pay rise in line with inflation as well as better travel facilities for workers.Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton told the Press Association: "Tortuous negotiations at Acas have failed to resolve the pay dispute between Thomas Cook and Balpa pilots."Whilst both sides have compromised there is still a … [Read more...] about When’s the Thomas Cook strike, which airports are affected and how do I check if my flight has been cancelled?
HORROR stories of Irish holidaymakers being charged hundreds for using their phones are behind us as roaming charges come to an tomorrow.Mobile phone users will no longer be charged extra for making and receiving calls and texts while abroad in the European Union.The new laws mean your phone plan in Ireland will work the same when you are in France, Germany or other EU countries and you can roam like at home.They’re designed to help EU members who holiday or occasionally travel to other countries, with the aim of not leaving them out of pocket – but it can all depend on your bill bundle.And you have to use your phone at home more than abroad to meet the “fair usage” scheme.This means your phone cannot be used for constant roaming, and if your network finds you are using it for that reason, you will be charged.Plus if you have free data at home, you won’t necessarily have it on European trips – so how exactly does it all work?This is everything you … [Read more...] about What are the new EU roaming charges, how do they apply to Irish holidaymakers, what is ‘fair usage’ and do you have free data abroad if you have it at home?
TEENAGERS are arriving this week at university ready for a week of parties before lectures begin.Freshers' week has become a rite of passage for new students, providing an opportunity to make friends, find your way around and let your hair down before the work begins.Freshers' week is held for at least of week, although some universities stretch it to two, before lectures and deadlines begin.The dates of freshers' weeks vary but it's usually at the end of September with many universities freshers week commencing September 19.Freshers' week is a week long event for first-year university students.The name conjures images of drunken students falling out of nightclubs and for some this will be part of the university experience.But, there's more to it than that.It's a chance to adjust to a new city, make friends as well as find out where lectures, supermarkets and other key locations are.Parties. There will be lots of organised events, probably including a freshers' ball, as … [Read more...] about Freshers’ Week 2016: What is it, when is it and how do I survive?
TRAVELLING into space is a dream for a lot of landlubbing humans.But it turns out that becoming an astronaut may not be as far-fetched a career goal as it might appear. The Sun Online has enlisted the help of a former Nasa astronaut who flew into space to help build the International Space Station to explain what traits you need to journey through space. Tony Antonelli was born in Detroit, Michigan, and joined Nasa in 2000 after working as a test pilot in the US Navy. As a schoolboy, he “did well in some things, struggled in others, but certainly wasn’t a star”. Tony insists that as a nine-year-old, "you wouldn’t have picked me out from anybody else in my class”.He strongly believes there could be a nine-year-old somewhere in the UK who might appear equally "average" but will one day step foot on Mars.Space travel has long seemed like it's reserved for young, American ready-made Bruce Willis types - not British school … [Read more...] about How do I become an astronaut? Nasa spaceman reveals how YOU could become a cosmic explorer
ORDINARY Brits can make hundreds of pounds a month by renting out a spare room on Airbnb.But how does the process work, and are what are the risks involved with letting a stranger into your home? Here's what you need to know...To rent out your room on Airbnb, you simply sign up as a host on the website and create a listing.Take a few pictures of your room, flat or house, upload them onto the website, and pick a nightly price.We suggest having a look at some similar places in your area, to get an idea of what's reasonable.You can set the availability and house rules for your listing - as well as telling your future guests any essential information.If a tourist likes the look of your listing, they will ask to reserve your room or property.You can then confirm or deny their request, and message your guest through the Airbnb app or website to set up exchanging keys and other admin.Airbnb is a rating based app, so it's in your interest to make sure your guests have a good time. … [Read more...] about Airbnb advice and tips for hosts – how to rent out your room, house or flat to make money
LAD who has a zero hours contract with a Plymouth security firm has been awarded nearly £600 over unpaid holiday - a right he says many fellow workers ignore they have.Helier Heath, 23, worked as a security guard for Crown Security Solutions for about three months.During his time at the company, the young man did not receive any holiday pay. After doing some digging about his legal rights as a zero hours worker, he took his employer to a small claims court.He told the Sun Online: "I checked my holiday rights because I expected to be paid some holiday when I took leave as it was in the contract, but I'd never been paid it (and there was no way to claim it either) so I looked up what the law said on it."He added that he first tried to raise the issue with his employer by email.Mr Heath said: "Their excuse was that I hadn't given them enough notice - as its a zero-hours contract, my contracted hours were zero."And of course zero hours workers are not required to work any hours that … [Read more...] about How this lad’s zero hours court victory could help you unlock money you’re owed
At just 21, German DJ and producer Felix Jaehn is the first German act in 26 years to land a number one hit in the US. As he told DW in an interview, he didn't grow up in a musical family, but started DJing and then mixing at a young age and posted his first tracks online at 16. During a year abroad in London, he strengthened his skills and dove head first into the deep house trend. DW's Mikko Stübner-Lankuttis caught up with Felix Jaehn in Berlin. DW: Felix, you're working on a new album right now. What's it going to sound like? Felix Jaehn: It will have ties to house. The beat will be like it always is. And it definitely won't be boring. The important thing is that a positive vibe comes across. I can imagine doing a slower number too - something around 100 beats per minute. And maybe something quicker that's good in clubs and focuses more on the bass line than the vocals. And I'd like the album to be listened to as a whole unit. You first worked as a DJ and later started to … [Read more...] about German DJ Felix Jaehn: How not to be a short-lived hype
I first caught the travel bug when I moved to China aged 19. Ever since, I've spent every free moment and every spare penny exploring the world, from backpacking through southeast Asia to studying in Australia, the United States and all over Europe - and then later, visiting the friends I've made along the way. But after almost 200 nations came together last December to finally agree to a climate change plan to limit the rise of the global average temperature to maximum 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), I came to a horrible realization: My travel habit is part of the problem we've agreed to fight. Flying all over the world - to South Africa, the United States, India and Egypt in just the past year - comes with a pretty hefty price tag. And I'm not just talking about my bank balance - I'm talking about the future of our planet. Flying is an environment killer Travel-related activities account for up to 14 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions each year, according … [Read more...] about How to be a travel addict and still spare the environment