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]]> Russia-Ukraine live updates: Putin defends war in VE Day speech Mon, 09 May 2022 20:36:56 +0000 She carried a simple bouquet of white lilacs as explosions echoed through the bright spring air. Tears streaked her weathered face, which was framed by a blue scarf.

Nina Mikhailovna came on Monday, as she does every year on May 9, to the eternal flame in a city park that commemorates the Allied victory in World War II. She came to honor the memory of her father, who was killed in 1943, and to remember those who died liberating her native Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine, from the Nazis, whom she remembers forcing her into the fields as a child to cut and harvest wheat.

At nearly 89, Ms Mikhailovna thought she would never witness something as serious as this war with the Germans. But the current war with the Russians is worse, she says.

At least the Germans were enemies.

“These are our people,” she said of the Russian forces, citing the intertwined history and family ties that unite Russia and Ukraine. As she spoke, Russian rockets landed close enough to rumble the ground where she stood.

“My niece lives in Moscow but was born in Sloviansk,” she said, referring to a Ukrainian town a few miles from Kramatorsk. “And now they are sending her husband to fight. What’s he supposed to do, kill his stepmother?

“That’s what’s so hard to bear,” she says.

Credit…Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

For decades, Ukrainians and Russians have been linked by their shared experience of World War II. Together they died by the millions under German fire and together they drove the Nazis from their lands. And every year on May 9, when the Soviet Union marked Victory Day, they marched in parades and laid flowers on monuments, always together.

But this year, as Russian President Vladimir V. Putin used the holiday to defend his invasion, praising Russian troops for their “fight for the fatherland”, Ukrainians hid in bomb shelters and fought in trenches and died in air raids, like their grandparents. so many years have passed.

The eastern region of Donbass, which the Kremlin is trying to capture in this war, traditionally sees Moscow as a political and cultural center of gravity, and many residents have close family ties to Russia. The war complicated this relationship. After Mr Putin annexed the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine and started a separatist war in the Donbass in 2014, the government in kyiv removed Soviet symbolism of Victory Day. Ukraine celebrates it simply as a victory over fascism, which some Ukrainians now also associate with Mr Putin’s government.

“We have defeated fascism and we will defeat Ruscism,” said Pavel Kirilenko, the governor of the Donetsk region, who arrived with heavily armed guards to lay flowers in front of the monument.

Mr Kirilenko spoke Ukrainian, but most of those arriving at the monument spoke Russian and expressed unease at the changes Ukrainians had made to what they called “our holiday”, even as they criticized the war and hoped for its end.

“Would you deny the memory of your grandfather? said Sergei Porokhnya, 60, when asked why he had come to the monument to mark the holiday. “Why should I deny the memory of my grandfather, who died after disappearing?”

Throughout Monday morning in Kramatorsk, sirens wailed and the thud of bombs and rockets rocked the city as Russian forces closed in from the north and east. They are not moving as fast as Mr Putin would have liked, but they are now close enough to Kramatorsk, a major industrial center in the Donetsk region, to keep all but the most intrepid, like Mrs Mikhailovna, away from the park which holds the WWII monument.

Credit…Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

At a hospital on Monday, ambulances arrived carrying civilians and soldiers injured by the day’s shelling. A 28-year-old soldier named Andriy, pale and shivering in a hospital bed, described a hellish bombardment that morning, which culminated for him when shrapnel split his thigh open and shattered his femur.

“It was obvious that it would happen on May 9,” said Andriy, who worked on a dairy farm in Denmark when the war broke out and returned home to fight. “We were ready for this.”

Another soldier in the hospital, a staff sergeant named Alekandr, showed video on his phone of intense fighting in the town of Rubizhne, about 80 km away. In one, he throws a rocket-propelled grenade at a Russian armored vehicle, which ignites. Like Andriy, he was comfortable providing only his first name, for security reasons.

He said he and his comrades were nearly overrun as they fired grenades and machine guns through the windows of a building. He escaped with a contusion and is ready to return to action as soon as the doctors sign off.

“We are no longer brothers,” he said of both sides. “It sure is painful. Why did my grandfather fight?

While some soldiers have insisted that the rift between Russia and Ukraine is now final, there is ambivalence about the war among residents of this part of Ukraine that can be difficult for strangers.

In Barvinkove, west of Kramatorsk, rockets rained down day and night, destroying homes and forcing all but the most loyal or stubborn to flee. But some people there are less enthusiastic about the ubiquitous Ukrainian troops defending their city against Russian forces coming from the north, said 20-year-old volunteer soldier Bohdan Krynychnyi.

Credit…Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

“Here we have problems with the locals,” Krynychnyi said as he took a break from the fighting to buy groceries at the city’s only active market. His call sign is Monk as he abandoned his training at a Ukrainian monastery to join the war. “They are waiting for the Russians here,” he added.

He described entering a house that morning that had been shelled by Russian forces. Inside, he said, he found a Soviet flag and an orange and black St. currently fighting against Ukraine.

Outside the city, the soldiers of the Ukrainian 93rd Mechanized Brigade celebrated their own victory. They had recently acquired an almost new self-propelled artillery piece with modern Russian firing and targeting technology and were learning to use it. The large armored vehicle, which can fire shells with high accuracy up to 20 kilometers away, had been abandoned by its Russian crew during a Ukrainian attack, said Major Serhii Krutikov, the deputy commander.

“We are using their weapons against them,” Major Krutikov said. “We don’t have this type of equipment in Ukraine.”

For Maria Mefodyevna, a 93-year-old Barvinkove resident who also remembers the arrival of the Nazis during World War II, all that matters is that the shooting stops. His house on a residential street is riddled with shrapnel. Her husband and sons are dead and she is alone.

“I just want the war to end,” she said, standing uncomfortably in her living room, wearing a blue floral dress and a headscarf. “I only have a short time to live, and of course I want to see who wins.”

Wakefield’s struggling family are devastated after cruel thieves stole a van they lovingly converted for a cheap holiday Sun, 08 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000

A dad says he feels empty after thieves stole his family motorhome he had invested thousands of pounds in – just months after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Sam Grint, 33, HGV driver from Lupset, near Wakefieldwas awakened by her neighbor at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday April 27 after seeing two individuals steal the van. Sam originally bought the van in February 2021 to use to take his family on vacation, six months before he was diagnosed with cancer.

“I bought [the van] to build an RV to take my kids on vacation, we are a low income family and we can’t afford to go overseas for a fancy vacation,” Sam said. money every week to refurbish the van and spent the weekends working on it with his family.

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Sam’s eldest daughter, eight-year-old Emily Rose, helped him with the job and the whole family was looking forward to going on vacation in the van. He said: “My eldest daughter helped paint, sand, seal etc. daddy’s girl time. My kids are devastated, still a week later asking when the naughty gentleman is going to bring our motorhome back .

“We were planning to try driving in France and Spain later this year as none of my family has ever been out of the country. My kids and I are mortified. It wasn’t just a van , it was our inexpensive family van for weekend adventures.”

Sam’s daughters Emily Rose, 8, Skyler Grace, 4, and Alicia Mai, 3, have fun in their family’s motorhome

And Sam is also in dire financial straits, as his insurance payment will be less than he expected. He said: “My insurance will pay the bare minimum of around £3,000 but I probably spent £10,000 on this van. I don’t have that kind of money, I built it using this that I was able to spare each week.”

Sam has since created a GoFundMe page to help him get another van and fulfill his promise to drive his family to Spain. He said: “I don’t want to be a charity but in the end they stole my children’s holiday and we are all devastated.

Sam Grint's black van was stolen outside his home in Wakefield
Sam Grint’s black van was stolen outside his home in Wakefield

“I’m campaigning to cover personal effects that were in the van. My insurance won’t cover (things) like laptops, tablets, clothes, shoes, coats for the kids that were in the van because it was ready to go for the bank holiday weekend.All that’s left will be taking my kids on vacation and starting a new van build.

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]]> The cheapest flights from Glasgow airport for last minute holidays abroad Fri, 06 May 2022 13:06:17 +0000

Traveling is something on many people’s minds right now with covid restrictions easing around the world.

Before the lockdown, airports were thriving, however, during this time and with international travel coming to a halt, it was getting a bit too quiet.

Fortunately, things are looking up now and families are once again packing their bags to go abroad – often for the first time in over two years.

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And now, with the end of travel restrictions in many popular tourist destinations – including the UK – people have turned to sites such as Skyscanner to find the best deals for last-minute trips.

For this reason we went online to see where we could fly from Glasgow and to our surprise there are some great deals.

So if you are looking for a bargain and need a break from the not so sunny weather here in Scotland you can now book a flight to Poland from Glasgow Airport and it will be yours cheaper than booking a train to Edinburgh.

According to Skyscanner, which finds the best deals in the market, a flight from the city costs just £27 when flying with Ryanair.

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If interested, holidaymakers can travel on a 2.5-hour flight from Glasgow International Airport to Warsaw Modlin Airport – however, there is a stop in Dublin en route.

This compares to a return trip from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverly for £36.40.

Other cheap flights perfect for a last-minute getaway, according to Kayak, are a flight from Glasgow to Malaga for just £15 with Ryanair as well as a flight to Dublin for just £21.

Other popular tourist destinations this year appear to be Italy and Spain – all of which are cheap and in addition to these bargains, Skyscanner has found a flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Faro in Portugal for just £41.

To add a few to the list, a flight with Jet2 and Ryanair will cost passengers just £63 each way to sunny Palma, while direct flights to Barcelona currently cost just £39.

So rather than staying at home, why not venture somewhere new – we know where we’d rather be!

Did you find cheap flights? Let us know in the comments!

]]> Cheap last minute trips to Turkey Wed, 04 May 2022 15:07:00 +0000

IF you’re looking for a last-minute vacation in the sun, these deals are for you – but you’ll have to be quick.

We’ve found deals on holidays to Turkey from just £196 pp for 7 night stays – down to £14 pp per night.


We’ve found deals on holidays to Turkey from just £196 pp for 7 night stays – down to £14 pp per nightCredit: Getty

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Turkey is the perfect destination that won’t break the bank, with its world famous sandy beaches and cheap food and drink.

Included deals offer departures in the next few days and weeks, so you’ll need to be quick to take advantage of the cheap prices.

All featured hotels have received a rating of five on TripAdvisor.

TUI, Thomas Cook and On the Beach have some of the best holiday deals in Turkey in May.

One of the biggest deals we’ve found is seven nights at Club Aida Apartments in Marmaris, departing from Gatwick on May 17. The offer is available from £196 pp with TUI, on a self-catering basis.

Premier Inn sale - rooms from £9.25 pp plus 20% off meals AND kids eat free
The cheapest all-inclusive holidays in Turkey - from £33 pp per night at 5* resorts

For an all-inclusive option, week-long stays at the Big Blue Sky Hotel in Alanya cost from £269 per person. Departure on May 7 from Stansted with On the Beach.

Here are the best deals we found:

  • Seven nights all-inclusive at the Big Blue Sky Hotel, Alanya, departing May 7 from Stansted, from £269 per person with On the beach
  • Seven nights self catering at the Marbella Hotel, Dalaman, departing May 8 from Gatwick, from £257 per person with Thomas Cook
  • Seven nights bed and breakfast at Dalyan Live Spa Resort Hotel, Turkey, departing May 8 from Gatwick, from £257 per person with Thomas Cook
  • Seven nights self-catering accommodation at Sahin Palace Apartments, Icmeler, departing 7 May from Gatwick, from £220 per person with On the beach
  • Seven nights in bed and breakfast at the Sertil Royal Forest Hotel, Olu Deniz, departing 10 May from Manchester, from £342 per person with On the beach
  • Seven nights at Time to Smile Mavi, Gumbet, departing May 9 from Gatwick, from £276 per person with TUI
  • Seven nights at Doruk Hotel and Suites, Icmeler, departing 12 May from Stansted, from £347 per person with Jet2 Holidays (use code Sale50)
  • Seven nights at Agar Apartments, Gumbet, departing 11 May from Leeds Bradford, from £306 per person with Jet2 Holidays (use code Sale50)

All prices are based on two adults traveling together and sharing accommodation for seven nights.

If you are looking for a family vacation in Turkey, there are plenty of hotels with on-site water parks.

Spring is a great time for a beach holiday in Turkey, as it will be warm enough but not too many tourists.

The average temperature can reach highs of 30°C, so visitors can visit tourist attractions, spend days at the beach or poolside, and shop without worrying about the weather.

We’ve rounded up the cheapest holidays to Greece in May and June and the Canary Islands from £132 pp.

We’ve also found cheap holidays to top resorts from £96 pp, including Ibiza, Kavos and Benidorm.

And we’ve also scoured the web for the cheapest breaks in Benidorm with holiday deals from £168 pp.

Turkey is the perfect destination that won't break the bank, with its world famous sandy beaches and cheap food and drink


Turkey is the perfect destination that won’t break the bank, with its world famous sandy beaches and cheap food and drinkCredit: Getty
Great Walks: Rush of bookings for Milford Track Mon, 02 May 2022 21:55:00 +0000

Trampers rushed to take advantage of the release of slots on the first Grand Marche of the 2022/23 season.

Within the first 15 minutes of going on sale at 9.30am, virtually every hut on the Department of Conservation booking site for the Milford Track had been filled.

DOC reservations manager Ross Shearer said the request was anticipated. Last year the Kiwis clinched places on the Milford Track in “record time”.

“Early observations show a high level of demand for Milford Track bookings this morning as expected,” Shearer said.

Trampers have lunch with a view of the Milford Track at the end of March.

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Trampers have lunch with a view of the Milford Track at the end of March.

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“The track was nearly full, apart from a few cancellations and changes to ongoing bookings, well within the first 30 minutes of opening. DOC’s booking service handled the high volume of bookings well in a short period of time.

The Milford Track is the first of the Great Walks to open to reservations. On Wednesday, the Lake Waikaremoana track, the Heaphy track and the Routeburn track become available. On Thursday, Whanganui Journey, Abel Tasman Coast Track and Rakiura Track are online, while Tongariro Northern Circuit, Paparoa Track and Kepler Track are ready for booking on Friday.

This season is a special anniversary as it announces the 30th anniversary of the Grandes Marches.

Created in 1992, the idea was to manage iconic tracks that became overwhelmed with walkers camping anywhere near the track.

Last summer, more than 40,000 Kiwi hikers took part in the Great Walks, up from 48,000 the previous year due to Omicron restrictions. The good news is that this year’s numbers are still up 53% on 2019/20.

At its inception, the Great Walks network included seven of New Zealand’s most popular multi-day walks: Tongariro Northern Circuit, Lake Waikaremoana, Abel Tasman, Heaphy, Routeburn, Milford, Kepler and the new Rakiura Track.

Several years later, the multi-day canoe adventure Whanganui Journey joined the network, followed by Paparoa Track in 2019.

New Zealand’s next Great Walk will be the Hump Ridge Track in Southland, with work to make it more accessible to more people expected to be completed in time for the 2023/24 walking season.

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]]> Irish tourists to Spain hit by draconian new alcohol law that will surprise many Sun, 01 May 2022 08:26:12 +0000

Irish tourists who have booked all-inclusive holidays to Spain’s top resorts this summer will be hit with a draconian ‘six drinks a day’ law.

Visitors to island resorts such as Mallorca and Ibiza, as well as some hotels in the Balearic Islands, will only be allowed three drinks with their meals.

And there is no way Irish visitors are allowed to drink all six glasses in one sitting.

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They will also have to pay the going rate for beer, wine and spirits if they want more than their meager three drinks at their meal allowance.

Local authorities tired of Spanish resorts have taken drastic action in a bid to curb drunken holidaymakers, mostly from the UK, causing chaos on the islands.

Leading Irish travel writer Eoghan Corry told the Irish Sunday Mirror that resorts had no alternative due to growing drink-fueled disorder.

He said: “This has been an uncontrollable problem at all-inclusive resorts for many years. What happened was that a small number came to try to get drunk.

“It’s usually not the cost they look at, it’s the mess that can result.”

Spanish authorities first announced the new law in January, but it has come as a surprise to Irish holidaymakers who are now arriving.

Spanish local authorities introduced the alcohol ban earlier this year, which affects some resort areas in the Balearic Islands, including Palma, Ibiza and Magaluf.

The new law – which states that ‘alcoholic beverages will be limited to six a day’ – is part of a package of measures aimed at cracking down on anti-social behaviour.

These are also believed to include bans on pub crawls, happy hours and two-for-one drink deals, all of which are enforced by hefty fines. It is also understood that shops in these stations will not be allowed to sell alcohol after 9.30pm during the holiday season.

Eoghan Corry said some Irish holidaymakers might be surprised by the rule, adding that all-inclusive deals could soon be a thing of the past.

He added: ‘This should have been better flagged, but you have to remember that it’s at the cheaper end of the all-inclusive business that you find this. It’s not really high end. All-inclusive is controversial anyway because the tourist boards don’t like it as it keeps people in resort and doesn’t take them to local hotels and bars.

“Certainly in Europe, all-inclusive is becoming less and less of a thing.”

Calls have been made for tour operators to give holidaymakers more information about how their trips could be affected by the draconian laws.

Those booking all-inclusives are recommended to examine the fine print and see what is actually included and not.

A Twitter user claimed inclusive holidays with alcohol limits should be marketed as ‘half board’ – and called for hotel contracts where this was not clearly stated to be torn up.

Tour operator Thomas Cook recently alerted customers to the free booze crackdown via email.

They said: “Please note that a decree has been issued by the Balearic government on a new restriction for all-inclusive meal options.

“There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will only be provided during lunch and dinner.

“Please note that Magaluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is a new restriction on all inclusive.”

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]]> Eid Al Fitr holiday: Filipinos in Dubai spend hours queuing for travel document – News Fri, 29 Apr 2022 17:04:19 +0000

Some camp outside the Philippine labor office overnight to get slots for the next day

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By Nasreen Abdulla

Published: Fri 29 April 2022, 20:08

Last update: Fri, April 29, 2022, 8:38 PM

Dozens of Filipino expats in the United Arab Emirates, seeking to return home during the Eid Al Fitr break, are spending several hours queuing trying to secure travel arrangements at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo ) to Dubai, Khaleej times has learned.

Some camped outside the office overnight, just to get a slot and complete the process the next day. A number of photos and posts about the plight of the kabayans have been circulating online.

“I’ve been here 10 p.m. last night,” said Ronnie, who was still standing in line when Khaleej times met him around 8:30 a.m. Friday. He was part of a group of at least 12 people.

“We slept here last night because we wanted to make sure we got the OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate),” the expat said.

An OEC is a document that certifies the regularity of employment of Filipino expatriates. Although it is not mandatory to travel to the Philippines, expatriates will need to present the document in order to re-enter the UAE.

Previously, appointments were required to apply for a CAB, but some expats say they can’t get a slot online and walk-in visits have been allowed. others said kt that the appointment system had been “suspended”.

“Due to the long holidays and since appointments have been suspended, the queue is huge,” Ronnie said.

Khaleej times contacted the Philippine mission to confirm the reason for the backlog. A response is awaited.

Some of those queuing had traveled to Dubai from the Northern Emirates. The police patrolled the area to maintain order.

In its official statement, Polo Dubai admitted that with the relaxation of travel protocols, Filipinos have recently flocked to its office for OEC requirements.

However, not all expats can get their OEC at Polo Dubai. Those registering their employment for the first time will need to apply for the paper at home – however, they still need to have their employment contract verified at the Dubai office.

“It’s my first time back home, so I can only get my OEC in the Philippines,” said Nicole, who works at a private company in Dubai. “However, I need to have my employment contract checked. I think the wait will be long. »

Expats like Nicole make up a significant portion of the queues at Polo Dubai.

“A daily average of 700 OFWs, mostly entering the UAE on tourist/visitor visas or through third-country recruitment, request contract verification, and issuance of CEOs has was recorded from March to April. Most of them returned home during Ramadan due to cheaper air fares compared to December 2021 to January 2022 fares. Some of those who returned home were emergency cases,” the official said. office.

The statement, however, did not clarify the alleged “suspension” of the appointment system, which helps prevent queues from building up.

“The last time I got the OEC, it was much easier,” Mutya said. “I could book my appointment online and I just had to show up then. This time I had to come in and it looks like total chaos here. I’ve been in line for 4 hours Luckily I work in Dubai so it wasn’t too inconvenient for me to come.

Certificate of work abroad

An Overseas Work Certificate (OEC) is a document required of all Filipinos leaving the Philippines for overseas employment, whether as a new hire or a returning worker. same employer abroad.

It serves as an exit permit and exempts the worker from paying travel tax and airport fees.

The CAB is only valid for 60 days from issuance.


]]> How to get cheap tickets to Chicago – and seven other Manchester shows in June Wed, 27 Apr 2022 16:20:16 +0000

May is set to be a busy month for Manchester Opera, with eight live performances throughout the month. And one of the most popular would have to be the touring production of Chicago .

Opening night will take place Monday, May 23, through Saturday, May 28, and will feature some big names in showbiz.

The Manchester leg of the tour will see ex-Corrie actress Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart, with Djalenga Scott as murderous Velma Kelly.

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Best known for being a singer with The Three Degrees, Sheila Ferguson, 74, will join the cast as Matron ‘mama’ Morton.

Set amid the glare of the 1920s, Chicago follows housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart, who murders her lover in the side after he threatens to leave her.

The description reads: “Desperate to avoid a conviction, she tricks the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, into hiring Chicago’s most skilled criminal attorney to turn her malicious crime into a deluge of sensational headlines, some of which could just as easily be squeezed out of today’s tabloids.

Faye Brookes (right) as Roxie Hart, alongside West End favorite Djalenga Scott as Velma Kelly.

Tickets for the two and a half hour show cost up to £45.50 – but there are cheaper tickets available.

the cheapest tickets are £13 but are extremely limited, only available for shows on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

the ATG Tickets uses a traffic light system to indicate ticket availability, and there are only a low or medium number of tickets available for each of the days. Other tickets are priced at £22 and £32.50, depending on where you want to sit.

Also at the Opera in May is Seven Drunken Nights – The History of Dubliners on May 1 for their fifth anniversary tour, celebrating the iconic Irish band. Tickets for the one-night show are priced at £23, with some costing £28, but availability is limited.

Another one night show comes from the drag queen Trixie Mattel with their Grown Up Tour. It comes after a successful 2018 tour for the Ru Paul All Stars winner, and she’s back with a four-piece band. The show starts at 8pm with tickets from £34, although it’s very close to selling out so you’ll need to be quick.

Trixie Mattel comes to Glasgow

From Tuesday May 5 to Saturday May 7, British sensations Got Talent Diversity will entertain audiences with two hours of their energetic and daring dance routines. Tickets for their Connected Tour 2022 costs over £33.90 up to £131.40 for front row views.

Since winning the third round of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Diversity has so far sold nine UK and Irish tours, sold over 600,000 tickets, with countless live and TV performances. And they promise this tour will be bigger and better than ever.

The following week, from Monday May 9 to Saturday May 14, Sing in the rain will cause a sensation at the Opera. Starring Adam Cooper, who was in the Billy Elliott film, tickets for the show start at £13 and go up to £62, with £20, £32, £42, £52 and £57 tickets also available.

the Barricade Boys – Bring It Home will take place on Sunday, May 15 for one night, featuring former artists from Les Misérables. The tour will feature music from some of the West End’s and Broadway’s most beloved shows, including Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Jersey Boys and, of course, Les Miserables, as well as pop hits. and rock. the biggest names in music, including Queen, Elton John, the Beatles, Ed Sheeran and Adele.

Limit tickets are available, ranging from £24.40 to £36.90.

Like Chicago, The Cher Show offers cheap tickets at £13 at their Manchester leg, which runs from Tuesday May 17 to Saturday May 21. From the author of Jersey Boys, the musical documents the pop icon’s rise to fame, with a score of all his hits from If I Could Turn Back Time to believe.

Plus, it was choreographed by my two-time Strictly Come Dancing winner, Oti Mabuse. There is good availability for £13 tickets throughout the week, with the most expensive tickets costing £60.

Finally, taking theatergoers in June is The game gone wrong with opening night falling on May 30. The comedy show sees the Cornley Drama Society putting together a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, anything that can go wrong…does.

Until Saturday, June 4, tickets are from £13, with plenty of availability throughout the week.

Meanwhile at the Palace Theatre, The beauty and the Beast continues to dazzle audiences through June 4. You can read our review here.

]]> Where to find the cheapest pint at Newcastle Airport before you fly Sun, 24 Apr 2022 05:00:00 +0000

For some people, having a pre-flight pint at the airport is as much a part of vacation as going to the beach or sampling the local cuisine.

However, getting a drink at the airport will probably cost you a bit more than at your local one – it’s not like you have nowhere to go! There are four airside bars at Newcastle International – Quaystone Bar and Kitchen, The Beer House, Bar 11 and Cabin Bar.

There’s also the Aspire Lounge, which serves complementary food and drink — but you have to pay a fee to enter. There’s a bit of variation in what’s on offer at each bar and in individual prices, so here’s a quick guide to your airport pint.

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Cheapest pint at Newcastle airport

Quaystone Bar and Kitchen has the cheapest pints at Newcastle Airport, from £5.45

You’ll find the cheapest pint at Newcastle Airport at the Quaystone Bar and Kitchen. A pint of Amstel will set you back £5.45 with a half at £2.99, while a Heineken is £5.99 or £3.55 for a half.

For those who prefer cider, it’s £6.39 for a pint of Orchard Thieves and £3.40 for a half. There’s also a range of bottled ales, including Budweiser, Peroni, Desperados and Newcastle Brown Ale, from £5.49.

Largest beer selection at Newcastle Airport

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While you’ll find the cheapest beer at the Quaystone Bar and Kitchen, there’s more choice at the bar next door – The Beer House (as you’d probably expect from its name). It’s a bit more expensive than Quaystone, again with the cheapest pint Amstel again being 4p more expensive, while Heineken and Orchard Thieves cost the same.

Those heading to Milan or Rome might want to start their holiday with a Moretti, which costs £3.99 for a half or £7.29 for a pint, and those heading to the Balearic or Canary Islands might opt ​​for a slightly cheaper San Miguel at £6.99 a pint (£3.99 half). There’s a premium lager – Camden Hells – also available at £6.99.

Non-lager drinkers can also get Guinness (£3.75 half, £6.29 a pint), Doom Bar Ale (£3.39 half, £5.99 a pint) Maltsmiths IPA ( £3.99 half, £7.29 a pint) or Strongbow Dark Fruit (£3.89 half, £6.99 a pint). If you prefer a bottled beer, there’s Corona, Desperados, Budweiser, Doom Bar, Newcastle Brown Ale and Peroni – with Corona and Budweiser from £5.79.

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Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle International Airport

If you don’t want to drink on an empty stomach, go to Bar 11 which offers a well-stocked menu in addition to its range of beers. There are burgers, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, small plates and sharing dishes as well as traditional dishes that will fill your stomach before your flight.

Beer prices are similar to the other two bars, again with the cheapest beer Amstel (£2.99 half, £5.59 a pint), followed by Heineken (£3.69 half, £5.99 a pint). Unlike Quaystone and Beer House, Bar 11 has Stella Artois (£3.69 half, £6.29 a pint).

Other beers on offer include Birra Moretti (£3.70 half, £6.99 a pint), Maltsmiths American IPA (£3.79 half, £6.99 a pint) and San Miguel (3.69 £ half, £6.99 a pint). There is also a selection of bottled beers from £5.79, with many of the same beers as Beer House plus Singapore Tiger lager.

And if you don’t want to miss a pre-flight beer tradition but can’t stand having a beer at 5am (like me), you can always order a bottle of Heineken Zero for the lower price of 4 £.49.

All bars at Newcastle Airport have a QR code ordering system. Prices are correct as of Saturday, April 16, 2022.

The bar in the cabin is not included as it was not open at the time of our visit – between 4am and 5:30am.