Raymond Blanc reveals meticulous plan for reopening £1,100-a-night Le Manoir hotel and restaurant

The country house hotelier and two Michelin starred restaurateur Raymond Blanc is turning his famous attention to detail to ensuring his guests stay safe when he reopens on July 14, Bastille Day. After walking along the lavender lined path to the 16th century Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons visitors to one of Britain’s most luxurious … Read more

Boris Johnson urges Britons to follow his example and have a ‘staycation’

Boris Johnson urged Britons to have a ‘staycation’ this summer – saying he personally plans on taking advantage of the ‘fantastic’ holiday options in the UK. The PM, who has a new baby with fiancee Carrie Symonds, said it is a ‘great year’ to take a break in this country, with the globe still struggling to … Read more

Boozy Britons are already back in Magaluf after coronavirus travel ban was lifted

Expat British business owners have said new travel quarantine rules are a ‘lifeline’ for the tourism industry in Ibiza. Duane Lineker, owner of the O Beach Ibiza club, said the Spanish island has already lost nearly half of its normal five to six-month tourist season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Lineker, nephew of former … Read more

Cruise ship industry blasts ‘vague’ Foreign Office advice telling ALL tourists not to go on cruises

As many as 40,000 cruise ship workers could lose their jobs it is feared as ‘furious’ industry bosses slammed advice telling tourists to avoid holidays at sea. But firms will be given the green light to welcome aboard passengers in October, a minister suggested amid angry demands from travel firms for clarity. Caroline Dinenage said the … Read more

Gatwick is eerily quiet today despite UK ‘air bridges’ coming into force

Britain’s airports remain largely deserted despite Coronavirus ‘air bridges’ finally come into force today as it was revealed that all travellers must fill in UK quarantine forms on arrival despite the policy being eased. Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted were all quiet today despite quarantine-free links with 73 countries starting up from this morning as an exclusive MailOnline … Read more

Octopus perfectly camouflaged as a rock suddenly swims away from diver in a cloud of ink 

Incredible moment an octopus perfectly camouflaged as a rock suddenly swims away from diver in a cloud of ink Footage of the octopus was captured by a diver as he swam in the French Riviera Diver swims through seaweed before focusing camera on ragged mass of rock  Octopus bursts off the rock and swims off into hiding … Read more