East Coast Mainline: as another franchise hits the rocks, is rail doomed to fail?

Pity the baffled passenger from Edinburgh, Newcastle or Leeds as the train painters get to work on yet another rebrand on the East Coast main line. After GNER midnight blue, National Express red-white-and-blue, East Coast grey/mauve and Virgin Trains red, who knows what livery...

State lawmaker says naked passenger on Alaska Airlines flight 'ran from front of plane to back'

An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely in Anchorage after a passenger stripped down and had to be detained.  (Reuters) Former Alaska Sen. Johnny Ellis was on board Alaska Airlines flight 107 on May 14 when an unidentified man stripped naked and ran before being tackled to...

Former senator says naked passenger on Alaska Airlines flight 'ran from front of plane to back'

An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely in Anchorage after a passenger stripped down and had to be detained.  (Reuters) Former Alaska Sen. Johnny Ellis was on board Alaska Airlines flight 107 on May 14 when an unidentified man stripped naked and ran before being tackled to...

Former senator speaks out on Alaska Airlines' naked, disruptive passenger

An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely in Anchorage after a passenger stripped down and had to be detained.  (Reuters) Former Alaska Sen. Johnny Ellis was on board Alaska Airlines flight 107 on May 14 when an unidentified man stripped naked and ran before being tackled to...

Hawaii's volcano eruption: is it safe to visit the island?

There is no reason for holidaymakers to cancel their trips to the paradise isle of Hawaii. That is the message from the Pacific island’s tourist board as plumes of steam and ash continue to bellow from the summit of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanos....

East Coast Mainline renationalised by government after Virgin Trains deal terminated

The East Coast Mainline rail service will be brought back under public control after the troubled franchise agreement with Virgin Trains was terminated, it has been announced. In a stock market statement – ahead of an announcement by transport secretary Chris Grayling...

How to do a child-free cruise in the Caribbean

Much as we love our children – and even tolerate other people’s – it’s good to explore the islands of the Caribbean in grown-up company. Some of the following cruises are adults-only and others tend to be child-free because of the type of ship, length of...

Delta passenger gets 2 years in prison over wine-bottle brawl

This Friday, July 7, 2017 photo taken the FBI and released via the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle shows the aftermath of a cabin on Delta Flight 129 from Seattle to Beijing.  (FBI via U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle via AP) A Florida man who wielded a wine...

All aboard the slow boat to one of Yorkshire's most overlooked towns

When a town is known as “the gateway to” somewhere, it seems to acknowledge that it has little to offer in itself. The Yorkshire market town of Pocklington is frequently called “The Gateway to the Wolds”. From 600ft up, flying silently in the skies above...

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