Travel in the news – Thursday, October 25


The Daily Telegraph

Gordon Brown is under pressure to suspend rises in fuel duty after it emerged the treasure is to pick up an unexpected windfall of £3 billion from the soaring price of oil.

A million people are estimated to have fled their homes as wildfires continue to rage across California.

Workers at a leading chain of budget hotels are being given advice on how to deal with naked sleepwalkers after an increase in the number of guests found wandering around in the night with no clothes on.

The body of the mother who vanished after her seven-year-old daughter fell from a hotel balcony in Majorca has been found at sea.


The Times

The scene from the air above San Diego was yesterday described as looking “like an atom bomb going off”, as the number of people displaced by California’s out-of-control wildfires reached one million – the largest evacuation in the state’s history.

Companies that fail to make sure that their employees drive safely face prosecution under a new campaign by police to reduce the 1,000 fatal crashes a year involving work vehicles

Police in Majorca believe that they have found the body of Sara Cooper, the mother of four who vanished on Monday after her daughter fell from the balcony of their hotel room.


The Daily Mirror

The body of the missing mum whose daughter mysteriously plunged from a hotel balcony in Majorca was yesterday found floating in an underwater cave nearby.


The Daily Mail

The body of missing mother Sara Cooper has been found after police in Majorca said she may have thrown her daughter from a hotel balcony.

The world’s largest passenger plane, the giant Airbus A380 superjumbo, has finally completed its first commercial flight.


The Guardian

Gentler winds and lower temperatures were today expected to give firefighters in California a chance to control the biggest fires in the state’s history, which have forced 750,000 people from their homes.

The world’s biggest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 superjumbo, completed its first commercial flight today.


The Financial Times

Boeing has had to cut its sales forecast for next year by $3.5bn, or 5 per cent, as a result of the recently announced delays to deliveries of the new 787 Dreamliner.

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