See how the skies above Britain have emptied

See how the skies above Britain have emptied

New images from aviation tracking website FlightRadar24 have illustrated the dramatic collapse of air traffic above the UK.  This week easyJet grounded all its planes in response to falling demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent travel bans and border closures seen around the world.  The image below shows aircraft flying […]
Here in Greece we’ve adopted the Blitz spirit now lacking in Britain

Here in Greece we’ve adopted the Blitz spirit now lacking in Britain

“If you want a Greek to drive at 70km per hour on the motorway, then put a sign up that says ‘No matter what, you must NOT travel at 70km per hour’.”  Normally, this in-joke would be shared with a certain amount of patriotic pride. As a nation, Greeks delight in...
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...
10 amazing holidays in remote corners of Britain

10 amazing holidays in remote corners of Britain

With so many flights grounded and borders locked, plotting an overseas escape is a tall order. But you can still find splendid isolation in Britain – on remote islands, at end-of-the-road campsites or behind the bulwarks of your own private bastion.  1. Walk on the...