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- Monday, 24 September 2012
They’ve carried millions of us around the UK since 1972 and 40 years on National Express is still going strong – so what are your memories of the iconic coach service?
Many of us have fond memories of taking a National Express coach as an excited child on a trip to the seaside, a student to our first day at Uni, as proud grandparents to visit our grandchildren for the first time, or an overnighter to meet the love of our life, some of us even met the love of our life while sitting next to them on a long coach trip!
Celebs and authors join campaign to host children's literary wonderland to highlight lack of books for blind people
- Tuesday, 18 September 2012
A three day literary wonderland will descend on the banks of the River Thames from 18 October, where some of the nation's best-loved authors will transport families to a magical world of stories to mark Read for RNIB Day.
New research found that only seven per cent of books are accessible to almost 2 million blind and partially sighted people in the UK. This is something RNIB is set on changing. To highlight the importance of reading, RNIB will host a literary wonderland packed with things for children to see, touch, smell and hear, bringing the magic of reading to life.
- Thursday, 13 September 2012
Barbara Giles finds history, stunning views and attention to detail in Lichfield, the heart of England.
“Remember, we’re only a small bed and breakfast,” Roy Lawrence told me as I took in the sumptuous four poster bed, glass chandelier and hot tub.
Grade II listed Colton House, situated in the pretty village of Colton, may be a humble guesthouse but the service and setting is anything but.
- Wednesday, 12 September 2012
It’s not just parents who may be breathing a sigh of relief this week as kids go back to school - children have revealed what they hate most about going on holiday with the family – the lack of downtime.
Research carried out by Owners Direct has revealed what kids hated doing most whilst on a family trip, ahead of the October half term.
- Tuesday, 04 September 2012
The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP) welcomes the news that concessionary bus pass holders will be able to travel by train at a reduced cost without having to pay out for a Senior Railcard.
Launched on Sunday 31st August by the Department for Transport (DfT), the twelve month trial will mean that older and disabled people who hold a bus-pass can buy train tickets at a thirty-four per cent discount on standard class tickets at off-peak times on two test routes. In order to get reduced ticket prices, bus pass holders normally have to buy an annual Senior Railcard, currently costing nearly thirty pounds.