New Jersey school district removes holiday names from calendar after backlash over name changes

Even Thanksgiving is canceled! New Jersey school district yanks ALL holiday names off the calendar to avoid ‘hurt feelings’ as students can now get ready to gather with the family to celebrate … ‘Day Off’ At a Randolph Board of Education meeting on Thursday, board members voted to remove all holiday names off of the … Read more

Take the plunge at Britain’s best lidos, from Plymouth to the Peak District 

Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the leg-work so you don’t have to. This week: Britain’s best outdoor pools. The turnstiles at England’s outdoor swimming pools will – hopefully – spin again from March 29 as lockdown rules ease. Pools in the rest … Read more

Heavy downpours and strong winds are set to hit parts of UK with snow returning to the Peak District

Britons are bracing for a washout weekend as heavy downpours and strong winds are set to hit parts of the UK and snow returns to the Peak District.  The latest battering of wet conditions comes as experts predict this month could be the UK’s wettest March on record.  The UK is set for a chilly start … Read more

Staycations: The places that Britons want to visit this summer, from Cornwall to the Lake District

Cornwall – brace yourself. The places Britons are most desperate to visit once No10 lifts the lockdown have been revealed, and Cornwall is top of the pile. The ranking has been compiled by Big 7 Travel, which took suggestions from its team of travel experts and its 409,000 Instagram followers on the best destinations for … Read more

Pictured: Mountain rescue volunteer injured after plunging 500ft while rescuing Lake District walker

Pictured: Mountain rescue volunteer, 60, who suffered a damaged spinal cord after plunging 500ft while trying to rescue walker in the Lake District who was breaching lockdown rules Chris Lewis, 60, fell 500ft down a steep slope on Saturday’s rescue call-out  Mr Lewis suffered facial fractures and damaged his spinal cord in the steep fall … Read more

Welcome to the flake district! Snow brings chaos to northern England as experts warn more is on way

Nearly six inches of snow brought chaos to many parts of northern England yesterday. Motorways ground to a halt and hundreds of schools, already teaching vastly reduced numbers, were shut. Overnight blizzards closed roads across the Pennines, including the M62, where a lorry jack-knifed. There was a threat from flooding along the entire stretch of … Read more

Fulton County district attorney considering inquiry into alleged Trump election interference

Donald Trump may be facing an inquiry in Fulton County for his alleged attempt to interfere with the election there. A criminal investigation is being considered by top prosecutors over whether or not Trump violated state law by attempting to overturn the election results. Fani Willis, just elected to be the district attorney in Fulton … Read more

Timothee Chalamet catches up on phone calls during a coffee break in NYC’s Meatpacking District

Timothee Chalamet catches up on phone calls during a coffee break in NYC’s Meatpacking District By Kelby Vera For Published: 21:34 BST, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 21:35 BST, 22 October 2020 Timothee Chalamet had a busy Thursday in NYC. The Dune actor, 24, was sporty as he stepped out to fetch a cup … Read more

Taylor Swift has been seduced by the Lake District and our man on the ground is also impressed

We’ve come on holiday by mistake, said Richard E. Grant in the cult movie classic Withnail And I, where two unemployed actors in late 1960s London head to Penrith for some rest and recuperation in a semi-derelict cottage. Half a century on from the film’s grim depiction of this corner of Cumbria, the only mistake … Read more

Rangers at Queen’s Balmoral estate shame wild campers and Lake District is buried under rubbish

Staycationers have been blasted for littering the UK’s beauty spots with rangers at the Queen’s Balmoral estate shaming wild campers for abandoning tents as the Lake District is buried under mounds of ‘heartbreaking’ rubbish.  The estate’s rangers posted a picture of an array of abandoned tents left on Saturday.  It echoes a catalogue of other … Read more