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.

19 September 2023

Aruba unveils stress-free travel with successful implementation of digital passports

As Europe prepares to implement a digital registration and entry system for visitors to the block, with several delays and problems, the Dutch Caribbean destination of […]
19 September 2023

Japan’s Mount Fuji is “screaming” with overtourism, say officials

Mount Fuji, Japan is the latest destination facing the effects of overtourism, according to Euronews and statements from local authorities. The sacred mountain overlooking the Pacific […]
18 September 2023

Californians might soon be able to enjoy cannabis the Amsterdam-way

Cannabis has been legal in California for a while now, though some might argue that the circumstances in which one can enjoy the relaxing herb might […]
18 September 2023

Virgin Galactic’s 4th commercial space trip launches on October 5

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic is preparing for its fourth commercial spaceflight, set to launch on October 5, from Spaceport America, New Mexico. 1. Fourth commercial […]
18 September 2023

Portuguese airports register record 7 million passengers this year

Airports in Portugal have continued to register a record number of passengers this year, with July’s figures showing a year-on-year increase of 12.5% — roughly seven […]
18 September 2023

Venice excluded from UNESCO list of endangered world heritage

In am unexpected decision, Venice and its famous lagoon have been excluded from UNESCO’s World Heritage in Danger list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is currently […]
18 September 2023

Puncture-resistant space-age tires developed by NASA now for sale on Earth

Unpressurised “airless” bike tires that use NASA technology developed for space rovers, are now going on sale to the public. Pre-orders for the product went live on […]
18 September 2023

UNESCO lists two Ukrainian cities as “historic sites in danger”

Kyiv and L’viv have been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of historic sites in danger due to the threat posed by Russia’s invasion and ongoing war in […]
18 September 2023

Suriname to pioneer the sale of Paris Agreement carbon credits

Suriname plans to become the first country to sell carbon credits under a system set up by the 2015 UN Paris Agreement to help mitigate climate […]
18 September 2023

42.5% of EU’s energy to be renewable by 2030

The European Parliament has voted to boost the deployment of renewable energy in the EU, in line with the Green Deal and the REPowerEU plans. The […]
17 September 2023

Over €200 million needed to rebuild Ukrainian airports

Ukrainian airports will need €200 million to rebuild from the destruction caused by the war, besides additional yearly operational costs. To address the challenges faced by […]
15 September 2023

Singapore Airlines launches direct flights to Brussels from 2024

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced it will be launching direct flights between Singapore and Brussels from 5 April 2024. Currently, the two destinations are connected by […]
15 September 2023

Sex in space – and conception – could happen within “next ten years”

Space babies. Whether we like it or not, the reality of babies conceived “off-Earth” is probably coming, perhaps faster than we think. But with earthlings sometimes […]
15 September 2023

Luxury cruise ship freed after being stranded in Greenland for several days

Aurora Expeditions’ luxury cruise ship Ocean Explorer has finally been freed after running aground in a Greenland fjord on Monday, 11 September. Thursday morning, fishing research […]
14 September 2023

If your baby is born on a flight, what nationality will it be given?

It’s rare that babies are born on planes due to rules about pregnant women flying in their third trimester. These rules are hard to navigate because […]
14 September 2023

Brussels Stock Exchange damaged by drunk tourist one day after re-opening

Just one day after the grand unveiling of Brussels’ newly-restored Stock Exchange building or Bourse, a statue has been damaged. Lions and torchbearers At the entrance […]