Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

6 December 2023

Alaska Air set to acquire Hawaiian Airlines but both to keep own brand identity

Hawaiian Airlines is being bought up by Alaska Air for $1.9 billion, it was announced on Sunday, if a proposed deal is approved by shareholders. 138 […]
5 December 2023

The world’s first underwater sculpture park has just gotten a lot bigger

Grenada’s underwater sculpture park at Molinere Bay has welcomed new members of its underwater sculpture population. “Wonder of the World” Listed as one of National Geographic’s […]
5 December 2023

Harry Potter train route could be cancelled due to “risk of serious personal injury” to passengers

Since fans caught a glimpse of the train in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, the Jacobite train running from Fort William to Mallaig has […]
5 December 2023

Amsterdam develops software to blur out people in street mapping pictures

On 28 October, the city of Amsterdam started using a new software to netter anonymise people on street scenes even better. While people’s faces were already […]
5 December 2023

ZeroAvia and Ecojet partner to advance hydrogen-electric flights

In a move towards sustainable aviation, ZeroAvia, a US-based manufacturer of hydrogen-electric aircraft engines, has joined forces with Ecojet, a British airline committed to achieving carbon […]
5 December 2023

Belgian chocolatiers turn leftover cacao pods into beer

Beer and chocolate, it doesn’t get more Belgian than that. Add in some fries and waffles and you’ve got a true Belgian cocktail. We wouldn’t recommend […]
5 December 2023

British tourist facing 3 months in Dubai prison after “using very bad language” with airport staff

A British tourist who was fined in February last year after an alleged altercation to staff with Dubai International Airport has just lost the appeal and […]
5 December 2023

Ryanair ramps up vitriol against online travel agents. But why now?

As the European Commission moves to crack down on airlines and hidden luggage charges, one airline has ramped up a propaganda campaign of its own – […]
5 December 2023

EU Commission calls on airlines to agree on standard luggage sizes

Anyone who has booked a flight online will know that being sure you have chosen the right luggage option is often a difficult and stressful process. […]
5 December 2023

New Zealand to fund tax cuts via a U-turn on anti-smoking legislation

New Zealand’s new Conservative coalition government is doing a U-turn on anti-smoking legislation. “World-leading” The legislation, introduced by previous Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern and passed in […]
4 December 2023

“European culture” and “rivers and birds” selected as possible themes for next euro banknotes

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has announced the themes European citizens have selected for future euro banknotes: “European culture” and “rivers and […]
4 December 2023

Lufthansa Group tests green fares on long-haul flights

Since November 30th, Lufthansa Group has extended its Green Fares to a select number of long-haul flights. The Green Fares were already available but initially restrained […]
4 December 2023

Faroe Islands farmers introduce visit fee for nature tourism hotspots

Over the past few years, many destinations have had to find solutions for dealing with a soaring number of tourists. Some have limited the daily number […]
4 December 2023

International tourism to reach almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023

According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourism recovered 87% of pre-pandemic levels in January-September 2023. That puts the sector on […]
4 December 2023

World’s most and least expensive places to live in 2023

The Economist’s Intelligence Unit (EIU) has published this year’s Worldwide Cost of Living Report, revealing which cities around the world are the most expensive to live […]
4 December 2023

How to make the most out of winter in Brussels

As winter has taken over Brussels, it’s becoming harder and harder to find something to do for an entire day. While cozying up under a fluffy […]