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Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on booze-fuelled tourists

MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Spain’s Balearic Islands banned pub crawl tours and happy hours in three holiday hotspots on Friday in a string of new measures to crack down on binge-drinking tourists. Booze vending machines, party boats, free bars and adverts for alcoholic drinks were also forbidden in Mallorca’s Playa de Palma and Magaluf, […]

Spain's Balearic Islands begin crackdown on British tourists

Spain‘s Balearic Islands are banning happy hours, limiting alcohol sales and outlawing ‘balconing’ in a crackdown on British tourists. The regulations were passed on Friday in an attempt to tackle binge-drinking in the holiday hot spots.   Pub crawl tours, alcoholic vending machines, party boats, free bars and adverts for alcoholic drinks have all been banned […]

MIDAS UPDATE: Student digs tip Watkin Jones has really made the grade 

Student digs used to be associated with grotty rooms, rising damp and unreliable heating. Today’s purpose-built accommodation can be very different, with ensuite bathrooms, attractive fixtures and fittings and wi-fi throughout. is one of the leading providers of this new brand of digs, building and managing sites across the UK, with a focus on the […]

Best blenders of 2020: Ninja, NutriBullet and more

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> A kitchen staple for decades, blenders top the lists for housewarming, wedding and graduation gifts. They’re your best bet if you want a tasty smoothie or a frozen beverage. You can even use them to chop, grind and mix dry ingredients. Blenders aren’t necessarily a luxury item, but start your search and […]

TIMELINE-Luckin Coffee's journey from hot startup to $5bln share…

By Julie Zhu HONG KONG, April 3 (Reuters) – Here is a timeline of the Nasdaq-listed Luckin Coffee Inc’s journey from a hot Chinese start-up to U.S. IPO and now an investigation for alleged fraud. January 2018 – Luckin Coffee, co-founded by CEO Qian Zhiya, the former chief operating officer of car rental firm Car […]

Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on booze-fuelled tourists

MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Spain’s Balearic Islands banned pub crawl tours and happy hours in three holiday hotspots on Friday in a string of new measures to crack down on binge-drinking tourists. Booze vending machines, party boats, free bars and adverts for alcoholic drinks were also forbidden in Mallorca’s Playa de Palma and Magaluf, […]

No ware to sell: Beijing's street vendors back on the run

By Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – Clad in black, Beijing’s city inspectors descended on street vendors this week and ordered them to clear out, just days after the Chinese premier had sparked a rush to set up curbside stalls by praising them as a creator of jobs in the coronavirus-hit […]

Couple with Down's Syndrome to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

A duo believed to be the world’s longest married couple with Down’s syndrome are planning to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.  Maryanne, 48, and Tommy Pilling, 62, from Essex, are planning to celebrate their wedding anniversary in July with a ‘huge party’ at their home with friends and family.  Tommy first popped the question after […]

No ware to sell: Beijing's street vendors back on the run

By Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – Clad in black, Beijing’s city inspectors descended on street vendors this week and ordered them to clear out, just days after the Chinese premier had sparked a rush to set up curbside stalls by praising them as a creator of jobs in the coronavirus-hit […]

Le Creuset, All-Clad, Nespresso and more 4th of July kitchen and home deals

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> The Fourth of July likely means you’ll be trucking out the grill for burgers and dogs and watching fireworks burst into the sky, but Independence Day isn’t complete without tons of sales. Kitchen appliances, grilling essentials, cutlery and outdoor dinnerware are all on sale through the long weekend at brands like Macy’s, […]

Best blenders of 2020: Ninja, NutriBullet and more

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> A kitchen staple for decades, blenders top the lists for housewarming, wedding and graduation gifts. They’re your best bet if you want a tasty smoothie or a frozen beverage. You can even use them to chop, grind and mix dry ingredients. Blenders aren’t necessarily a luxury item, but start your search and […]