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.

28 November 2023

Over 70,000 Europeans killed by heatwaves in 2022, according to new study

The summer of 2022 and its extreme heatwaves may have caused over 70,000 premature excess deaths across Europe, researchers say. More deaths than previously thought The […]
28 November 2023

Bristol Airport roundly mocked for multi-faith “bus shelter”

A new structure at Bristol Airport, intended as a multi-faith space of prayer and reflection, has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The small […]
27 November 2023

300 Belgian tourists returning home after being stranded in the Caribbean since Thursday

Some 300 Belgian tourists who have been stranded in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica since Thursday are finally on their way home. A malfunction to the […]
27 November 2023

Russia “taken by surprise” by loss of 76 planes due to Western sanctions

It’s been almost two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a war that no one thought would last this long. Sanctions aimed at crippling Russia’s economy […]
27 November 2023

Brussels Airlines cabin crew halts December strike

Cabin crew at Brussels Airlines submitted an “indefinite period” strike notice on 16 November, indicating they would potentially strike over the Christmas and New Year period. […]
27 November 2023

Paris reveals plan to permanently pedestrianise city centre

As Paris continues to grapple with pollution, its Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has announced controversial plans to pedestrianise parts of the city centre. The plans involve turning […]
27 November 2023

New flights to support deeper alliance between North Korea and Russia?

Increased flights between Russia and North Korea may be on the cards, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. Low demand? Commercial passengers only have limited options […]
27 November 2023

China grants visa-free access to five EU countries

Citizens of five European countries and Malaysia have been granted visa-free entry to China. From 1 December 2023 Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish citizens, as […]
24 November 2023

Foundation Conservation Carpathia to create Europe’s largest wilderness reserve in Romania

Romania is often overlooked on the European tourism radar and, when it pops up, Dracula overshadows most of its other attractions. Yes, Bram Stocker’s novel has […]
24 November 2023

Despite perceived high impact of financial pressures, people keep travelling

Post-Covid has given way to a wave of revenge travel, as people sought to make out for missed holiday time during the pandemic. However, as the […]
24 November 2023

World’s most and least dangerous countries revealed in Global Peace Index

Researchers have revealed where and where not to visit if safety and peace are your top priorities, with this year’s publication of the Global Peace Index […]
23 November 2023

Thanksgiving travel in USA with fewer problems than expected this year

Despite a car crash and explosion near Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York, 59 flight cancellations and over 3,000 delays on Wednesday 22 November 2023, […]
23 November 2023

Bargain alert as Eurostar discounts tens of thousands of tickets for 2024

Eurostar has announced thousands of discounted tickets in a flash sale with 75,200 discounted tickets available for travel into 2024. But those planning a European city […]
23 November 2023

Brussels Airlines pilots to join cabin crew for December strike

Brussels Airlines pilots have announced they will be joining cabin crew for striking in December. Cabin crew’s “indefinite period” strike starts today while pilots are planning […]
23 November 2023

Magnetic levitation train to make comeback in Berlin

Berlin is set to rekindle old tech with a “magnetic levitation train”. Announced by Dirk Stettner of the CDU parliamentary group, which shares power in Berlin […]
22 November 2023

The impact of EES and ETIAS on the European travel and tourism ecosystem

As the European Union prepares to implement the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), Europe’s international travel landscape is on […]