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Live Yorkshire traffic news for M62, M1, A1, A64, M18 including closures, accidents and roadworks

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Ryanair luggage rules: Tips to ‘carry more’ in hand luggage including wrinkle-free ‘folding’ method

Now that most travel restrictions have eased, many Irish people are preparing to jet off on their first summer holiday in over two years.

However, with the cost of living crisis continuing, holidaymakers may be looking to cut costs on their trip wherever possible.

One way to do so is by not paying extra for luggage.

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Airline luggage restrictions can vary. Some carriers like Ryanair only allow passengers to take one piece of carry-on luggage onto the plane free of charge, which must fit under the seat in front of them.

While others like Aer Lingus allow travellers to take a larger 10kg bag onboard as well as a smaller personal item for free.

This means that some tourists may struggle to fit everything they want into their free luggage allowance.

Passengers boarding a Ryanair plane at John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport.
Passengers boarding a Ryanair plane at John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport.

However, one Reddit user has revealed a “folding” method that they claim will enable you to “carry more” and even reduce the likelihood of wrinkled clothes.

Posting under the name MysteryMeat101, the user said they “stopped rolling” their clothes and started “folding” instead, The Express reports.

“I stopped rolling and folding and my clothes are less wrinkled when I arrive and I can carry more in the same space,” they explained.

Not only does the hack fit more clothes into your bag, the user also says it makes the packing process much faster.

“I can pack for a week in just a few minutes. I packed this way for my first trip to Europe and was able to pack five days’ worth of clothing, two pairs of shoes, non-liquid make-up and toiletries (travel size) in an international-sized carry on.

“I thought it sounded idiotic when I read it, but it worked for me,” they said.

Folding instead of rolling is also hailed by television star and lifestyle guru Marie Kondo.

Speaking in her Netflix show, which aired in 2019, she said: “Because I fold my clothing using the KonMari Method, it’s easy for me to pack quickly the day before I travel – which is usually the case since I travel often.

“Not only does this folding technique keep clothing neat and wrinkle-free, it also maximises the space of the suitcase.”

According to the lifestyle guru, packing vertically instead of horizontally saves space. This means she stands her clothes side by side, in soldier style, as opposed to sandwiches alongside each other horizontally.

How to do the folding method

To do the ‘folding’ method, the Reddit user said you must fold your clothes in a sort of “pile”.

They explained: “I lay the first item on the bed or floor. Then I lay the next item rotated 90 degrees on top of that.

“I keep rotating 90 degrees and layering until I have everything in a pile. I finish with my underwear and socks on top in the middle.

“Then I fold all four corners and shove it in my suitcase.”

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Royal Family Including Kate Middleton to Tour During Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend

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When the Platinum Jubilee celebrations take place, in June much of the focus will be on London, with Buckingham Palace providing a backdrop for many of the events. However, it has now been announced that members of the royal family will travel throughout the United Kingdom between June 2 and June 6, attending celebrations across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

“Over the course of the Central Weekend, Members of the Royal Family will visit the Nations of the United Kingdom to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee,” Buckingham Palace said today in a statement. “Members of the Royal Family will attend engagements in each nation, including public events marking the occasion.” Prince William and Kate will travel to Wales, Prince Edward and Sophie will be in Northern Ireland, and Princess Anne will visit Scotland, with further details announced closer to the time.

The Platinum Jubilee weekend begins on Thursday, June 2, with a special Trooping the Colour, and later that day beacons will be lit across the UK and Commonwealth. A Thanksgiving Service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3. On Saturday, June 4, the Queen hopes to attend the Epsom Derby and a concert will be held at the front of Buckingham Palace in the evening. The final day of the celebrations on Sunday, June 5, will see people encouraged to hold their own “Big Jubilee Lunch” picnics or street parties and a pageant will parade through central London up to the Palace.

Buckingham Palace announced last week that, in a change with tradition for Trooping the Colour, only working royals will appear on the Palace balcony after the event. The decision avoids controversy that Prince Andrew’s appearance in such a way would certainly attract, although it is believed that he will attend events throughout the weekend as a family member. The move also means that Prince Harry and Meghan will not make a balcony appearance as the Platinum Jubilee celebrations open, cementing the position they now hold alongside other non working royals. They made their own announcement last week that they will be traveling to the UK with Archie and Lilibet and were “excited and honoured” to join the celebrations. Previously, there had been uncertainty over whether they would make the journey as Prince Harry has taken legal action against the UK’s Home Office over his security arrangements when in the country. Their visit will be the first time Lilibet, who turns one on June 4, will meet the royal family.

While royal sources have said that the 96-year-old Queen is looking forward to the weekend and plans to take part, her attendance at events will only be confirmed closer to the time and possibly on the day itself. She has been forced to pull out several public events in recent months, including Remembrance Sunday and the Commonwealth Service, due to ongoing struggles with mobility.

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Disneyland Announces Major Upgrades, Including A Pixar Hotel

A number of changes are coming to Downtown Disney, including a makeover of the Paradise Pier Hotel to take on a Pixar theme.

The renovations will also include a new back entrance directly from the hotel to Disney California Adventure specifically for hotel guests.

The hotel will not close during the Pixar makeover as most of the changes will be cosmetic, including a giant version of Luxo Jr., Pixar’s iconic lamp, standing on a ball. Luxo Jr. appears at the beginning of every Pixar film and stars in a number of shorts.

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock announced a number of updates last week, noting the resort is moving forward after all of the closures and protocols necessary throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is a really important milestone and another anchor in our continuous momentum, really not just for Disneyland but for Anaheim and Orange County and other related business partners,” Potrock said, according to the Orange County Register.

In addition to Luxo Jr., the hotel makeover will include characters and concepts from Coco, Monsters Inc., Soul, Wall-E, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and more.

Paradise Pier Hotel got its name originally from the Paradise Pier boardwalk area of Downtown Disney, but it was altered to Pixar Pier 4 years ago. The region has sections for fans of Toy Story, Inside Out, and other Pixar films.

The hotel was originally built in 1984, opening as the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Officials expect to rename the hotel once the rebranding is complete, although Potrock did not reveal what the name might be. Unlike other Pixar-themed hotels around the world — such as the new Toy Story hotel at Disneyland Shanghai — the one in Anaheim will not feature just one film.

Potrock said the renovations will be a multi-million dollar project that will impact both the interior and exterior, as well as individual rooms, the lobby, pool, and more.

Dining Options

The Pixar hotel is not the only change Potrock announced for Downtown Disney, including changes in dining options.

The big addition is Din Tai Fung, a high-end Taiwanese chain known for its soup dumplings.

There will also be a new Mexican restaurant guided by Carlos Gaytan, Mexico’s first chef to earn a Michelin star. His new restaurant will take the space that currently houses Catal & Uva.

The Jazz Kitchen will also get a revamp to its menu.

Other Changes

Potrock noted some other changes involving the resort, including the voice assistant “Hey Disney” being added to hotels. With functionality similar to Alexa, visitors will be able to ask the voice assistant for information about the resort and amusement parks.

And speaking of parks, California Adventure’s Avengers Campus will get the addition of Scarlett Witch and America Chavez from the forthcoming Dr. Strange movie.

Potrock also said Disneyland will host the Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween party again this fall.

On the negative side, however, Inside the Magic confirmed that Mickey’s Toontown is closed to guests for a complete refurbishment, and Pirates of the Caribbean is closed indefinitely for updates and changes.

Officials have no date set for either to reopen.

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Live Leeds bank holiday Monday traffic news for M62, M621, M1, and A1 including closures, accidents and roadworks

Welcome to our Leeds traffic news blog with live updates for the M62, M621, M1, and A1 and across the city.

Here you’ll find live updates on traffic accidents and delays on the roads near you, with updates from National Highways, West Yorkshire Police and our traffic partners INRIX. We’re are here for you this bank holiday as many of you might want to head off to enjoy the day off.

Scroll down for the latest traffic news including road works and diversions, road closures and live updates on train services, buses and other public transport in Leeds and across Yorkshire.

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Our reporters will be keeping a close eye on the roads across the morning rush hour, throughout the day, the evening rush hour and into the evening.

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Also, if you are after some days out inspiration this bank holiday Monday you can visit our Best in Leeds homepage. There you will find our guides for great days out around the region.

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Spurs Under-23s v Brighton – travel news, including rail disruption, for Monday’s Premier League 2 match

Fans attending our Under-23s’ home Premier League 2 fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday afternoon (1pm kick-off) should take note of the following travel information.

We recommend supporters familiarise themselves with TfL’s safer travel guidance, which includes a recommendation to wear a face covering while using the network.

The local Tottenham North Controlled Parking Zone in the Stadium vicinity will be operational for this event.

Travel disruption

Extensive track closures are in place between Cheshunt and Stansted Airport at the weekend, affecting Greater Anglia rail services. This includes Hertford East, Broxbourne, Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford stations. Rail replacement bus services will operate from all closed stations to and from Waltham Cross station.

Greater Anglia will operate four trains per hour in both directions between Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, via Tottenham Hale, throughout the day.

On Monday, there will be no services between Stratford and Tottenham Hale/Northumberland Park due to engineering works. Supporters should allow an extra 30 minutes for their journey time via Liverpool Street.

Stations – Tottenham Hale

The new station concourse at Tottenham Hale is now open, providing access to Greater Anglia and London Underground services via a single entrance for which a new queuing process will be in place. Work on the station interchange between the services is ongoing.

Tottenham Hale is now a fully accessible station. Access to the Victoria line, and between London Underground and Greater Anglia services, is now available following the refurbishment of a lift. Greater Anglia platforms are fully accessible from the concourse, which has entry and exit ramps. Supporters using the Victoria line are advised to use Tottenham Hale rather than Seven Sisters as it is a shorter walk to and from the stadium.

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Supporters are advised to check for train cancellations before attempting to travel pre- and post-match.

Four trains per hour will operate in each direction throughout the day, two from and to Cheshunt and two from and to Enfield Town.

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‘I’m a London-based destination wedding planner – here are the money saving tips I wish couples knew including shopping at Tesco’

We’re well in to spring and the end of April is nearing, which means one thing to many soon-to-be brides, grooms and wedding parties: wedding season is officially upon us. But what do you need to do to prepare for those weddings taking place abroad?

Are you scared about getting sweaty as you sit and watch your friend get married on the beach? What are the best shoes to wear to avoid sand-filled toes? And how are the best ways to save money on a destination wedding?

Megan Walsh is a destination wedding planner from East London company, The Wedding Travel Company. She has shared her best tips and tricks with MyLondon for couples and guests heading to weddings abroad this year – she even revealed how you can use your weekly Tesco shop to prepare for the big day.

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Megan Walsh is a professional destination wedding planner

Megan has ten years of experience in the industry and now specialises in planning nuptials and honeymoons in the Caribbean. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to destination weddings and the 29-year-old shared her tips for some of the things couples and guests often forget to plan for when they head abroad.

Of course, saving money is an important factor when it comes to planning a wedding and Megan shared the surprising way you can prepare for this far in advance: “Build up your airline points through food shopping for a year or two before your wedding and then book your flights.

“Supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s have schemes where shoppers are rewarded with miles for spending their cash with them. Get your guests to do the same. It really does make a difference and you can save hundreds of pounds, especially if you’re grocery shopping for more people.”

Another thing to consider abroad is of course, the heat. No one wants to end up sweating their way through a wedding ceremony – it might be bad enough with the nerves anyway. So Megan suggests: “Leave a few days before the wedding, at least, to allow your body time to adjust to the temperature change. Stay hydrated because drinking water can help to cool the body and reduce sweating.”

Will you be attending a destination wedding this year? This ceremony is at The Amavi Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus

When you’re getting married in a hot country another thing you might not have considered is the possibility of getting heat-stroke during the ceremony. So, to save you having guests or even the bride passing out before anyone’s even said ‘I do’, the wedding planner advises booking accordingly. “Most venues offer a range of ceremony times throughout the day.

“To avoid the higher temperatures altogether on the day itself, book a sunset ceremony instead – although people who have a beach wedding often get a little breeze to take the edge off anyway.”

And what about your make-up in all that heat? Weddings can take up your whole day, and if the party’s good enough, all night too. So to help your make-up survive the occasion, Megan recommends: “Look into Airbrush Makeup – it’s silicone-based, which means it lasts longer and is more water resistant than regular makeup. I’ve seen amazing results and it helps to reduce sweating.”

Whilst big, heavy wedding dresses might seem the go-to in the UK, brides need to change up their style for most destination weddings to help keep cool in the hotter weather as Megan says: “Remember, you swell in the heat, so a perfectly altered dress or suit may be a bit snug once you’re there.”

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When saying ‘yes to the dress’ Megan says: “A trick is to go for a lighter flowing skirt over a structured hoop gown, these can be altered to create side splits that can be hidden in the fabric, or that look like part of the design. A floating skirt will create ripples in the breeze and add movement to wedding pictures.

“Or, go for a design with a bare skin element to it – wear a seductive backless dress, or a strapless or thin-strapped dress. For those who want something less traditional, an elegant strapless jumpsuit with bead work will pop against an ocean backdrop.”

A big worry for brides and guests during those picturesque weddings on the beach can actually be the most simple thing of how on earth to walk in heels. But Megan has a hack for this too: “If you want to wear heels, put a long feathered rug down on your aisle to support them, or get a platform put in so you can all walk easily without getting sand in your shoes or falling over.”

Londoners might be heading to multiple weddings both in the UK and abroad this year are postponed ceremonies from covid finally take place. So these tips from Megan might just help make the season go a little more smoothly.

Will you be attending a destination wedding this year?

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