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Stay Travel Savvy this Sunshine Saturday

Authored by Sarah Parker

With many travel operators like First Choice and easyJet holidays offering low-cost deals to fill the gap left after Thomas Cook’s collapse in 2019, this year’s Sunshine Saturday could be the biggest and busiest ever.

Consumer awareness champion travelinsuranceexplained.co.uk is urging consumers to make sure their travel insurance is not just an afterthought when booking their...

New permanent traveller site approved

Authored by Mary

A new dedicated transit site for Gypsies and Travellers has been approved.

The 16 pitch site at Broadley Park, which is being funded with a £790,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, has been approved by Plymouth’s City Council’s Investment Board and signed off on Friday 27 November.

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This is fantastic...

Travellers' health at risk due to lack of knowledge about areas rife with disease

Authored by Mary

Experts are today warning of the negative implications that can come from using insect repellents that do not contain at least 20% DEET, and are fearful that young travellers are not fully aware of the potential diseases rife in popular travel destinations.

A new survey has found that 78% of people do not research current diseases that they are at risk of catching in areas they are...

Efford Gypsy and Traveller site plans scrapped

Authored by News Desk

Councillors at Plymouth City Council have decided to scrap plans to develop a Gypsy and Traveller site at Military Road in Efford.

Part funding and planning permission had been secured for a 10 pitch site but now councillors believe a historic commitment not to develop the site for this purpose should be honoured. Instead, it is intended to protect the land from development by creating...

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