The Companies Bringing Travel Home To You This Winter

While we are all still grounded, and travel is limited for most of us for the foreseeable future, all we can do is dream about far-flung adventures yet to come. Those working in the hospitality sector have had to think fast on their feet to keep surviving, and we can only applaud the efforts of many brands who have pivoted to offer something new, in order to keep their names fresh in the minds of would-be guests and travellers.

One of the UK’s ultimate wintery destinations – Gleneagles, near Auchterarder, Scotland – may have had to close its doors for a while, but the grand-dame hotel is keeping its ‘spirit’ alive this year by opening its own online shop. On offer is its own range of fine foods, devised by its chefs and local suppliers, and festive

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The Best Home & Kitchen Deals On Vitamix, Instant Pot, Ninja And More

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Amazon’s Black Friday sales have officially started and the deals are coming fast. For those of you looking for the best deals in home and kitchen, we scouted Amazon for discounts on cookware and household appliances that are actually worth it. We’re seeing great deals on Instant Pots, air fryers, blenders and iRobots, with more expected as the holiday shopping weekend unfolds.

Tip: Bookmark this page for easy access to the latest home and kitchen deals on Amazon. We’ll be updating it regularly as new sales drop.

Amazon also continues to run lightning deals that run for six hours only. At the

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Thyme Hill speeds home at Newbury to stake claim for staying hurdlers’ crown

Thyme Hill landed the first blow in what could prove to be a season-long rivalry here on Friday as he held the late charge of Paisley Park, the 2019 Stayers’ Hurdle winner, by one-and-a-half lengths in the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle with McFabulous, the favourite, only third. All three are likely to be aimed at the Stayers’ Hurdle in March, while the Long Walk Hurdle next month and the Cleeve Hurdle in January could also bring two or more of Friday’s protagonists together on the road to the Festival.

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a group of people riding on the back of a horse: Thyme Hill jumps the final flight at Newbury in spectacular style.

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Thyme Hill jumps the final flight at Newbury in spectacular style.

It took some time for the field to even break into a canter, and the race was more a sprint up the straight than a test of stamina. Thyme Hill, though, was a comfortable winner on the day and Philip

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Black public figures urge airlines not to carry out Home Office deportation | Home Office

Eighty-two black public figures have written to airlines who have worked on deportation charter flights urging them not to carry up to 50 Jamaicans the Home Office wants to deport next week.

Signatories include the author Bernardine Evaristo, model Naomi Campbell, historian David Olusoga and actors Naomie Harris and Thandie Newton, as well as lawyers, broadcasters and NGO chiefs. Leading Windrush campaigners including Michael Braithwaite and Elwaldo Romeo have also signed. The letter has been sent to six airlines known to have previously worked with the Home Office on deportation charter flights.

It urges the airline chiefs to refuse to operate the flight on 2 December, the second Jamaica deportation flight this year, if they have been approached by the Home Office to do so, and to pause the operation of deportation flights to Commonwealth countries for the foreseeable future.

They are calling on airlines that have previously operated these

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Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations amid COVID-19

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Published 9:21 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2020 | Updated 9:29 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2020


Here are 6 tips to know before you book your flight during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Despite fewer Thanksgiving travelers than years prior, Wednesday was the busiest flying day since the pandemic started despite COVID-19 case numbers and death tolls rising – and flyer numbers could increase as Thanksgiving festivities finish and travelers head back home, leftovers in tow.

Historically, the days following Thanksgiving can be even busier than the days leading up to the holiday, meaning a rise in travelers is expected in the coming days. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration reported 2.8 million travelers passed through TSA security checkpoints nationwide on Dec. 1, the Sunday following the holiday. It marked the busiest day of the 2019 Thanksgiving season and set a record for the busiest day in

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One college student shares why he trekked home for Thanksgiving, and what he’s doing to stay safe

College sophomore Elliot Boz arrived at his parent’s home in San Mateo, California, over the weekend with his bags in tow.

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Elliot Boz and his family.

Like many colleges across the country, his school — the University of Michigan — rewrote its academic calendar to end the in-person semester at Thanksgiving, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That means Boz will remain home for the remainder of the year.


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But just days before Thanksgiving, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance urging Americans not travel for the holiday.

That left Boz — and hundreds and thousands of other students nationwide — in a predicament: Leave as planned, despite CDC guidance, or stay even though the semester is over? And do the risks of potentially carrying Covid to their parents outweigh the benefits of reuniting with them?

For Boz, making the trek

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Owen Pallett Is A Home-Recording Wizard : World Cafe : NPR

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Owen Pallett is someone whose creativity can seem… sort of unfathomable. The Canadian songwriter and musician has an incredibly impressive resume, which includes a Grammy win for work on the Arcade Fire album The Suburbs, and an Oscar nomination for the score of the film Her. And then there’s Owen’s own award-winning music, which delves into disarmingly personal subject matter as well as fantasy.

Owen’s latest album, Island, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and it returns to a fantasy realm called Spectrum – a place first introduced on Owen’s earlier albums — and re-acquaints us with protagonists Lewis and Owen. In this session, you’ll hear Owen perform music from that new album, as well as songs from

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The Home Office, mired in racism claims, now plans another mass deportation of black people

Take a moment to think of the Home Office. It’s a troubled place. The home secretary, Priti Patel, has been labelled a bully – and the evidence suggests breached the ministerial code, according to the man who investigated her. The department itself has been found to have violated equalities laws by disregarding the warnings about the impact of its hostile environment policy on black people. And the most senior black Home Office employee on the compensation scheme for the resulting Windrush scandal has resigned amid complaints of discrimination, it emerged last week.

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“It’s not just racism,” said Alexandra Ankrah, a former barrister who worked as head of policy on the scheme. Although that strikes me as a fairly fatal error all on its own, for a programme specifically designed to compensate victims of racism. The scheme was so lacking in compassion for

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25 Best Amazon Home Deals During Black Friday 2020

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From coffee machines to bedding to air purifiers, Amazon has so many home deals to choose from, you’ll likely have no trouble finding everything on your wishlist at better-than-ever prices right now. Some items are as much as 75 percent off, like this Staub dutch oven that recently zoomed to the top of Amazon’s best-sellers charts.

Buy It! Staub Cast Iron Round Cocotte, 4 Qt, $99.95 (orig. $407);

One of our top recommendations? Vacuums. Brands like Bissell, Roomba, Dyson, Black+Decker, and Shark are all offering some of their best models for impressive prices. In fact, this highly rated Roomba that features a high-efficiency filter and tangle-resistant brush is at its lowest price ever right now.

Buy It! iRobot Roomba E5 Robot Vacuum, $249 (orig. $379.99);


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Home Fans Won’t Give Tier 2 Premier League Clubs An Unfair Advantage

Fans could be back at Premier League stadiums as early as next weekend. Well, some stadiums, and only 2,000 fans, but it’s better than nothing.

Under the UK government’s new three-tier system, stadiums in tier 2, which includes London and Liverpool, can have 2,000 fans. That means there could be supporters at Stamford Bridge, Anfield, West Ham’s Olympic Stadium, and Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion’s stadiums next weekend.

How long these measures will last is anyone’s guess though, as a spike in COVID-19 cases could see those regions downgraded to tier 3. And from a financial point of view, the cost of stewarding means that clubs will actually lose more money than

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