Gibraltar for Spain

If you are thinking of a holiday in Gibraltar next summer, or in the Spanish Province of Cadiz, there is good news.  As part of the Brexit agreement on border controls, the restrictions between Gibraltar and Spain for the most parted will be lifted, not only as a boom for the British Overseas Territory but also the adjoining town of La Línea.

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Driving in the EU

The Department of Transport (DfT) has issued a clarification update.

If you have a British driving licence you do not need an international driving permit (IDP) to visit and drive in the EU. 

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The Aspire Road Test

The Fiat 500X is a fraud.

There have been several great cars in history whose heritage is outstanding and have been reincarnated as an entirely new product.  The Fiat 500 and Fiat 500X is but one example, and you have the mini v MINI, but Fiat wins as the original car is still with us, in much reinvigorated form.

The Fiat 500X is not going to win as a status symbol but if you are looking for a steady thoroughly practical family 4/5-seater it might just fit the bill. It is not a Fiat 500 but just as much fun.

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UKís new Global Health Insurance Card

A new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will gradually replace existing European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) the Government has announced.

Under Britain’s new agreement with the EU, UK residents’ rights to emergency and medically necessary healthcare will continue when travelling in the EU. This includes medically necessary treatment for a pre-existing or chronic condition.

Current EHIC’s are valid as long as they are in date and people can continue to use these when travelling to the EU.

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Cornwall - Donít go!

Fancy Cornwall for a holiday.  Don’t go in the first three weeks of June.  The world is coming!

The Carbis Bay (eco) Hotel, near St Ives has been chosen as the venue for the G7 Summit 11-13 June.

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Traffic info upgrade

Highways England is upgrading the National Traffic Information Service to provide round-the-clock real-time traffic information about England’s busiest roads.

The system works on the roads as you drive and is also linked to the website which is live and gives details of every notification.  

For your latest visual update and information go to www.trafficengland.com 

(But not when driving!)

Heathrow Express upgrade

The lack of passengers due to the pandemic has been seized upon by the airport-owned Heathrow Express for a fleet upgrading.

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Jeff Mills joins Travel News Update

One of Britain's foremost travel writers, Jeff Mills, former editor of Travel Weekly and a regular correspondent for the Mail on Sunday, has joined TNU as roving editor.  With the new Berlin Airport now open he reviews Germany's capital on page 1.

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