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M5 traffic HELL: Queues for miles as lorry overturns causing rush hour chaos for drivers

MOTORISTS are facing tailbacks on the M5 near Birmingham during rush hour after a lorry overturned. Source link

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Passport travel chaos: How to beat passport queues as tourists face 10 week wait

Premium slots are only available to Britons who need to renew a passport that was issued after 2001. It will cost tourists £177 but applicants will get their passport on the same day at the end of their half an hour slot. Fast track appointments are also hard to get but will see a Briton’s […]

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M25 CLOSED: Delays of over one hour and four-mile queues after lorry flips

The vehicle flipped shortly before 11:40am on Tuesday (June 28), initially blocking all four lanes of the motorway at J8 A217 near Reigate and causing delays of over two hours on the M25 clockwise.  The hard shoulder and one regular lane are open while two other lanes remain closed.  A report from traffic service Inrix […]

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M25 latest: Overturned car sparks chaos as queues for FIVE MILES leave motorway gridlocked

There are queues for 5 miles due to an overturned car at J24 Potters Bar on the anti-clockwise stretch of the motorway. Delays vary between 30 minutes to nearly an hour with congestion stretching back to junction 26. On their traffic information map, National Highways said a lane is closed at the M25 anticlockwise at […]

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Airport chaos: All countries reporting major delays and queues as problems sweep Europe

Europe-wide disruption has left passengers unable to fly out or return from their holiday as staff shortages continue to wreak havoc on the travel industry. Major UK airports including Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick have reported long delays and queues, while hubs and carriers across Europe experience similar problems. These are all the countries reporting disruption […]

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Simon Calder gives update on airport chaos – ‘Very long queues’ at Heathrow

Some British Airways staff at Heathrow have voted to take strike action this summer over a pay dispute. The workers concerned had their pay docked by 10 percent during the pandemic and would now like that money reinstated. BA has offered workers a one off 10 percent bonus but the workers would like the amount […]

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M25 traffic latest: Huge crash near Dartford Crossing causes STANDSTILL – Miles of queues

Traffic is being held after a crash involving two vehicles on the M25 clockwise between Junction 3 M20 (Swanley interchange) and Junction 2 A2 (Darenth interchange). Congestion on the motorway continues as far back as the Dartford Tunnel.  Traffic has been stopped for the crash in lane four of the four lanes. Traffic England said […]

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Flight attendant shares best way to ‘speed up’ check in and beat queues – ‘wave you over’

BRITISH tourists are facing a summer of travel chaos with long queues and delays at airports. But a former flight attendant has shared her best tips to beat the queues with Express.co.uk. Source link

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Holidaymakers face huge queues at UK airports again amid staff shortages

Huge check-in lines stretched back “three lengths of the airport” at Birmingham and travellers are steeling themselves for more disruption after British Airways workers voted to strike this summer. Heathrow check-in staff will walk out in a dispute over pay. And union Unite says 16,000 BA employees, from cabin crew to engineers, could join them. […]

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Cost of living crisis: Supermarket giving away free food sparking ‘queues down the street’

On Tuesday, inflation hit a 40 year high reaching 9.1 percent which has caused the pound to fall. A senior economist at the Resolution Foundation think tank said the economic forecast is unclear and “no one knows how high inflation could go, and how long it will continue for”. Nikki Barrett runs Affordable Food Stoke, […]