How coronavirus has decimated global aviation

How coronavirus has decimated global aviation

New figures have laid bare the unprecedented collapse of global aviation, with air capacity down by almost 60 per cent in Western Europe and more than 40 per cent in most other regions.  The travel analyst OAG tracks the number of available seats for every country and airline on the planet. Globally, capacity has been […]
My memories of Europe’s last cholera pandemic, just 47 years ago

My memories of Europe’s last cholera pandemic, just 47 years ago

On the list of places in Europe you don’t want to be when a pandemic surges, Naples would rank pretty high. The city has its charms, but not that many, and hygiene, sanitation and discipline generally aren’t among them. That’s today. Now wind back 47 years, to when...
How the remote edge of Britain is bracing itself for the storm

How the remote edge of Britain is bracing itself for the storm

‘This is the time of year when things usually pick up,’ says Sara MacLean, the manager of Buth Bharraigh, a community shop in Castlebay on Barra in the Outer Hebrides. ‘We would typically have 100 people in every day but now it’s maybe 20. We still have a handful of...