Willie Walsh Retires As Chief Executive Of International Airlines Group

Willie Walsh will step down as Chief Executive of International Airlines Group on Tuesday 8 September.

Source: Willie Walsh Retires As Chief Executive Of International Airlines Group

Interesting read on the impact of one man on British Airways over the last two decades.

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Best Beach in Britain? Runswick Bay in Yorkshire Tops 2020 List

Save us a spot on the sand.

If there’s one thing our island nation has a lot of, it’s world-class beaches. The UK is edged with sand dunes, soft stretches crying out for buckets and spades, secluded coves only accessible by foot, rugged, rocky havens and pebbled beaches dotted with fishing boats.

There are iconic ones, often complete with arcades, piers and ice-cream vans, incredibly popular ones (anyone heard of Bournemouth beach? No?) and secret ones that locals proudly keep to themselves. But the best? That’s a hard thing to settle on.

Source: Best Beach in Britain? Runswick Bay in Yorkshire Tops 2020 List

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Here’s When All Of London’s Art Galleries Are Planning To Reopen – Secret London

Many London art galleries are reopening in the coming weeks, and we’ve rounded up the major returners in one place for your convenience.

Source: Here’s When All Of London’s Art Galleries Are Planning To Reopen – Secret London

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London’s museums and galleries reopening following the Covid lockdown – ianVisits – London news and events

Slowly life returns to London’s cultural landscape as museums and galleries wake from their virus imposed slumber and prepare to welcome visitors again.

Source: London’s museums and galleries reopening following the Covid lockdown – ianVisits – London news and events

This is a fantastic resource.

I should also add that if you’re outside the UK, you should not travel there unless you’re prepared – and can afford – to be quarantined for 14 days.

https://isbritainstillundertravelquarantine.com/

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Covent Garden Is Reopening On June 15, With A Few Changes In Place – Secret London

The grand Covent Garden reopening takes place on Monday, with shops returning and some new social distancing measures in place.

Source: Covent Garden Is Reopening On June 15, With A Few Changes In Place – Secret London

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Tate Modern and Tate Britain are ‘planning reopening for early August’, according to Maria Balshaw | London Evening Standard

 

Tate Modern and Tate Britain are planning to reopen to the public in August, according to director Maria Balshaw. In an interview with The Art Newspaper, Balshaw said that London museums and

Source: Tate Modern and Tate Britain are ‘planning reopening for early August’, according to Maria Balshaw | London Evening Standard

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JetBlue Still Plans To Launch Transatlantic Flights In Late 2021 – London Air Travel

JetBlue has maintained plans to launch transatlantic flights from London from late 2021, in spite of COVID-19.

Source: JetBlue Plans To Launch Transatlantic Flights In Late 2021 – London Air Travel

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This is Important: Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled – BBC News

From 8 June, people arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days – but some workers will be exempt.

Source: Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled – BBC News

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The National Trust to reopen UK sites with a pre-booking policy

It’s been seven long weeks since the National Trust closed its properties, parks and gardens to the public. But, for anyone missing their fix of picturesque greenery and opulent stately homes there’s some good news on the horizon. From today (Wednesday May 13), the National Trust says it will be ‘working on plans to reopen’.

Following the prime minister’s announcement on Sunday that people could now take unlimited exercise outdoors and drive to other destinations, the National Trust has said it will ‘start opening some car parks in England, in line with government advice, so that people can access fresh air, open space and nature.’

While its pay-for-entry sites, including houses and gardens, remain closed at the moment, the trust says that when government guidance allows for its sites to reopen it will ‘introduce a pre-booking system’ in order to maintain social distancing.

Source: The National Trust to reopen UK sites with a pre-booking policy

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