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The Foreign Office warns against travelling to Gambia at present
 

Tourists flown out of Gambia due to 'state of emergency'

19 January 2017 08:57

Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.

Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox attend A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's gala to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Waldorf Astoria on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Possible breakthrough in Parkinson's treatment

Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.

 
David O'Brien, Ryanair's chief commercial officer

Stansted aims to become the UK's next long-haul hub

Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.

 
Rome's Colosseum is most popular landmark on travellers' wish lists

1 in 3 Brits make New Year resolution to travel more

Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.

The Met Office describe the weather as a "real taste of winter"

Heathrow cancels at least 80 flights as blizzard conditions batter UK

Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.

Stress could be as big a risk to heart conditions as smoking

Scientists discover how stress triggers heart attacks and strokes

Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.

Planned strikes by BA cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest

British Airways cabin crew strikes suspended

Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.

Type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people in the UK

Study into childhood infections prompts hope for diabetes sufferers

A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.

There are 1.2 million "chronically lonely" older people in the UK, according to Age UK

Scheme tackles chronic loneliness in older people

A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.

A Med diet might help older adults maintain bigger brains, research suggests

Med diet 'could boost brain health of older adults'

People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.

Many Britons are looking to make savings in 2017

Many Brits 'hoping to trim holiday costs' in 2017

Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.

The timing of the spring bank holidays should boost travel fans

Bank holiday boost for travel fans

Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.

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