Southampton Airport Charge to Drop Off

From September 2016 Southampton Airport is to introduce a £1.00 fee to enter their Short Stay Car Park.

They will remove the free 10 mins – allowing the drop off of passengers.

More details can be found here

Southampton Airport adds new routes

Low-cost airline Volotea is set for a May 2016 launch with a route from Southampton to Majorca in its first flights in the UK.

More Deatils here

 

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The £6.6m Ferrari: A 1960 250 GT that’s paid for a state of the art lifeboat

Auctioned alongside a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 on Wednesday, the two cars – owned by the late businessman Richard Colton – raised a huge £8.5m, all of which was donated to the RNLI to raise money for a state of the art waterjet-propelled lifeboat.

Sold with no reserve, the 1960 250 GT SW (standing for short wheelbase) berlinetta might appear as a gleaming museum-ready example, but is in fact a car that’s covered more than 100,000 miles.

Notably the first production-made Ferrari to be fitted with disc brakes as standard, it’s powered by a 252bhp 2,953cc V12 engine and is the second of just nine right-hand-drive versions to ever come to the UK.

It cost the original owner £5,926, two shillings and six pence – that included a 10% discount.

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Wish you were here… so we built you a town!

 

  • Las Vegas, Dubai and Cancun are some of world’s best-loved destinations
  • But each of these cities were little more than sand 100 years ago 
  • 4.5 billion euro (£3billion) ‘tourist city’ in Bosnia is in the pipeline

However perfect a tourist destination might seem, it will always have its glaring faults – in London the attractions are too spread out, in Venice the streets can be too narrow and in Rome the cobbles play havoc on the ankles. 

Which is why some countries decided to design cities and towns from scratch to tempt those looking for a problem-free holiday. 

Last week, it was revealed that a Dubai-based developer signed a 4.5 billion euro (£3billion) contract on Thursday to build a ‘tourist city’ in Bosnia that will include thousands of homes, several hotels, a shopping mall and a hospital in the municipality of Trnovo.

But Bosnia isn’t the only country to plan its own tourist haven from nothing. Places like Cancun in Mexico and Atlantic City in the US have also been created by town planners to either attract tourism to the country or ease the pressure of other busy holiday spots nearby. 

For 2,000 years, enterprising politicians have been building their very own Blackpool, with many of them still functioning as popular tourist destinations today.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3284596/Wish-built-town-fake-cities-world-created-just-attract-tourists.html#ixzz3pl4Mu3Vq

 

Hampshire Police launch speeding crackdown

POLICE across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are supporting an international plan to highlight speed limits.

This week a speed enforcement campaign has been launched to highlight the dangers of speeding in the UK and abroad………………

Full story here

Vehicle Tax Discs – Changes 1st October 2014

From 1st October 2014 the DVLA will no longer issue Tax Discs to dispaly on a vehcile.

Changes to the RFL have been introduced to save costs – and try and cut fruad.  The changes also effect the sale and purchase of a vehcle.

Details of the changes can be found here

Heathrow Airline Terminal Moves – Updated

Airline Date Moving from and to
Air New Zealand 22 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Asiana Airlines 22 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Austrian 1 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Brussels Airlines 15 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Croatia Airlines 15 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Delta (Atlanta flights only) 26 October 2014 from Terminal 4
to Terminal 3
Egyptair 17 September 2014
move complete
from Terminal 3
to Terminal 2
Ethiopian Airlines 17 September 2014
move complete
from Terminal 3
to Terminal 2
Germanwings 8 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
LOT Polish Airlines 15 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Lufthansa 1 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
SAS
Scandinavian Airlines
10 September 2014
move complete
from Terminal 3
to Terminal 2
Singapore Airlines 17 September 2014
move complete
from Terminal 3
to Terminal 2
South African Airways 22 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
SWISS 15 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
TAP Portugal 22 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2
Thai Airways 28 August 2014
move complete
from Terminal 3
to Terminal 2
Transaero 26 October 2014 from Terminal 1
to Terminal 4
Turkish Airlines 28 August 2014
move complete
from Terminal 3
to Terminal 2
Virgin Atlantic Little Red 10 September 2014
move complete
from Terminal 1
to Terminal 2

M25 Dartford Crossing Charges

As of October 2014 payment will no longer be accepted at booths in cash.

New payment methods are similar to those used to collect payment for the London Congestion Charge.

Drivers will no longer pay at the barriers; instead you’ll be able to pay in advance, or before midnight the day after crossing. Drivers who don’t pay will face a penalty charge.

The new scheme is known as Dart Charge and will help to reduce congestion at the crossing.

It will still be free to use the crossing between 10pm and 6am.

 

Further details can be found here

Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines Move to Terminal 2 – Postponed

Thai Airways’ and Turkish Airlines’ planned move into London Heathrow Terminal 2 has been postponed until 28 August.

Until then, both airlines’ flights will depart from Heathrow Terminal 3.

M3 Hampshire – Night Closures – 14th to 17th July 2014

ESSENTIAL road works are to be carried out on the motorway near Winchester.

On Monday and Tuesday the southbound carriageway of the M3 will be closed overnight, between junctions 8 and 9, as will the northbound carriageway on Wednesday and Thursday.

Highways Agency project manager Guy Watts said: “We will be repainting the road markings on the M3 between junctions 8 and 9 to keep journeys safe and reliable.”

The works will be carried out between the hours of 10pm-6am and there will be diversion routes in place via the A34 and A303.