Caravan and camping tips for beginners including best UK spots, gear and advice

Murray points out that today’s camping equipment is high quality and user-friendly, with easy to erect tents and beds. And he says you shouldn’t feel you have to stay somewhere close to home so you can come back if it rains. “Just take wet weather gear and if it’s pouring, go somewhere on a day […]

New car sales rise in UK after coronavirus lockdown restrictions

July was the first full month of trading nationwide after dealerships were allowed to reopen their doors to customers on 1 June in England, 8 June in Northern Ireland, 22 June in Wales and 29 June in Scotland. It followed extensive lobbying from the industry, which feared many thousands of jobs could be lost.

New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

Any action on obesity is very welcome to obesity campaigners, as well as the doctors who try to help people with life-shortening medical conditions as a result of being overweight. But the plans so far look as though they have mostly the middle classes in sight, who may be persuaded to go to Weight Watchers […]

Lack of special border measures before UK coronavirus lockdown was ‘serious mistake’

On 5 May, Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser, told the health and social care committee that ahead of lockdown on 23 March “we saw a big influx of cases, probably from Italy and Spain, looking at the genomics of the virus in early March, seeded right across the country”.

Most popular seaside destinations as 20 million Brits holiday in the UK this summer

Colwyn Bay, Wales – from £80 per night Bridlington, Yorkshire – from £69 per night Minehead, Somerset – from £133 per night Bognor Regis, West Sussex – from £180 per night Morecambe, Lancashire – from £40 per night Lowestoft, Suffolk – from £92 per night Tenby, Wales – from £89 per night Southend-on-Sea, Essex – […]

The UK’s private debt crisis will make this recession so much worse

Calls for wealth taxes and debt write-downs must be seen in this context. They are not about the well-off making sacrifices to help the less well-off. The point is that the least well-off are already making eye-watering sacrifices to maintain income flows to wealthy creditors. If this does not change soon, the UK’s recovery will […]

Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK’s best-rated shops

The hi-fi and TV specialist was founded by influential business guru Julian Richer, who has promised to hand his business to his employees through a trust model similar to that of John Lewis when he dies. It has 53 stores and made an operating profit of £9m on sales of £186m last year. It donates […]

UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance

Experts have been conflicted since the beginning of the outbreak about whether the true number of people who are infected is significantly higher than the official numbers of recorded cases. Some people are expected to have such mild symptoms that they never even realise they are ill unless they’re tested, so only the more serious […]

Coronavirus: Is the UK in a better position than we think?

Why? He said it was showing the country was able to identify where the virus was, and he could see signs that different parts of society were “pulling together and saying ‘we are going to get on top of this’.”

New Mexico Hatch Green Chiles: Now At Gelson’s In Newport Beach

1 3 ½-lb Gelson’s rotisserie chicken, including the neck, giblets removed (any supermarket’s chicken can be substituted)12 medium-size soft corn tortillas2 ½ cups Oaxacan cheese, grated2 cups queso fresco, crumbled4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup cilantro leaves and tender stems, coarsely chopped CremaLettuce, tomato, and radishes (optional garnishes)Directions