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Strong winds have brought travel disruption to western Britain and Ireland, with dozens of ferries and flights cancelled. The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, saying: “A spell of heavy rain will affect southwestern parts of Wales during this afternoon and evening, bringing a further 20-40 mm of rain.
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A cynic takes apart the Heathrow Airport Christmas ad at their peril. This is the third winter in which Europe’s busiest airport has sought to counter the darkening skies with a heartwarming message involving animatronic bears that share transportational DNA with Paddington.  In 2016, the message across the ursine universe was: “Coming home – the
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Elegantly wrapped around its spectacular harbour and posing against the backdrop of over 100 secluded beaches, Sydney is undoubtedly Australia’s most photogenic city. With buzzing markets, scenic coastal walks and world-class museums, it’s no wonder that newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to jet off to New South Wales’ sunny capital earlier this year. 
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Separately, Heathrow Express and Transport for London trains between the airport and London Paddington are heavily disrupted because of Network Rail carrying out “urgent repairs to the track between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington”. It appears that there is a broken rail between Ealing Broadway and West Ealing, and while engineers are working to repair
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Spain’s tourism minister has met with UK tour operators to discuss contingency plans to ensure millions of British tourists can still visit her country in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Reyes Maroto is holding talks this week with the heads of some of Britain’s biggest travel companies, including Thomas Cook, to draw up proposals in case the UK crashes
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Next week staff on the Piccadilly, Central and Waterloo & City lines will stage a coordinated strike, disrupting hundreds of thousands of commuter journeys across the capital. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has said workers are walking out following a breakdown in industrial relations. Here’s everything you need to know.
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