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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

6 October 2022

Flying taxi completes its first piloted flight

Over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, Vertical Aerospace saw its VX4 eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft take off from the […]
5 October 2022

What is the problem with the UK’s HS2?

1. What is HS2? HS2 is a high-speed, government-funded railway planned to connect major cities across the UK, and close the gap between the north and south […]
4 October 2022

30% reduction in Eurostar service because of Brexit

Last week, the Eurostar CEO Jacques Damas indicated that the border checks required after Brexit have led to a 30% decrease in the trains’ service capabilities. […]
3 October 2022

What the pound crashing means for travel

New fiscal policies introduced by the UK’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss and her Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng have seen the pound plummet against the dollar. What […]
29 September 2022

What foreign languages does the Royal Family speak?

Being part of the Royal Family comes with many responsibilities. Among those, speaking at least one other language besides English is mandatory, from the late Queen […]
21 September 2022

English tourist in Portugal captures image of Elizabeth II in a cloud and it goes viral

On Sunday September 18th, an English tourist on vacation in Portugal captured a picture of a cloud that, according to what he said, formed the profile […]
20 September 2022

5 million people followed Queen Elizabeth II’s final flight

The whole world paused on 8 September when Bucking Palace confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II died. Her Majesty is mourned by people around the world. She […]
19 September 2022

London’s Heathrow Airport cancels flights for Queen’s funeral

Today’s flights to and from London’s Heathrow Airport are canceled or re-timed “as a mark of respect” to Queen Elizabeth. On Thursday, the airport released a […]
13 September 2022

20 unusual facts you never knew about the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch who broke all records. She was the longest on the British throne, but she also enjoyed unusual privileges. She did […]
23 August 2022

British Airways cancels 10,000 more flights to and from Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will eliminate 10,000 flights to and from Heathrow between late October and the end of March. The airline said the […]
23 August 2022

68% of Brits plan to travel despite inflation and rising fuel costs, study shows

A new study conducted by Tripadvisor reveals that three in five Britons believe inflation will impact the way they travel. On August 16th, the travel company […]
23 August 2022

Suffolk makes for great getaway for summer

Mention the word “Belgium” to many and they will still immediately think of two things: frites and beer. Well, two of the country’s most iconic symbols […]
18 August 2022

Drought unveils Ancient Welsh village from the XIX century

The water level in the village’s reservoir is so low that old Llanwddyn has reemerged, revealing the foundations of lost buildings, a bridge and dry-stone walls. […]
17 August 2022

London Heathrow extends cap of 100,000 passengers until 29 October

Heathrow has confirmed it will extend the existing limits on the airport’s capacity through to 29 October, the end of the summer season. This will provide […]
17 August 2022

British Airways staff obtain 13% pay rise to help combat spike in cost of living

British Airways staff will receive a pay rise worth as much as 13% after significant job cuts brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. The deal was […]
15 August 2022

Heathrow reports lower flight disruption after implementing daily passenger cap

Heathrow reports that improvements to passenger experience have been noticed as a consequence of the cap on departing passenger numbers. According to Heathrow’s management, there have been […]
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