Thomas Cook’s administration puts 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK. Boss Peter Fankhauser said the collapse was a “matter of profound regret”. Thomas Cook, whose roots go back to 1841, went bust after last-ditch talks to raise fresh funding failed///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//
Huge inconvenience for over 150,000 customers currently stranded on holiday abroad
More than 9,000 jobs in UK and 22, 000 worldwide at risk
Blow for travel agency whose roots stretch back as far back as 1841
The New Zealand Ferns beat the Australian Diamonds by 52-51 in a nail-biting final. This was the seventh Netball World Cup final between the two teams, and only the second time that New Zealand have come out on top.
Noeline Taurua is a netballing genius.
How else do you explain her 11-month transformation of the Silver Ferns?
From rock bottom to back where New Zealand netball belongs, sporting resurrections don’t come any more seamless.
No other netball figure could have guided the Ferns to an unlikely World Cup final in Liverpool, from fourth-ranked in the world, not so soon after last year’s Commonwealth Games capitulation where New Zealand lost to Malawi.
Mr Ellwood ducked repeated questions about his future, but attacked the claims that the UK could prosper if it tried to “run away from the EU”.
Speaking on Sky News, he ridiculed the idea that “we are able to land man on the moon 50 years ago but we can’t sort out the Northern Ireland backstop”, insisting: “We can.”
Mr Ellwood added: “If we don’t do that than the Conservative party could be destined to be in opposition for an awfully long time.
“And that is the danger that I hope every one of my colleagues will wake up to – and of course the next prime minister too.”
The attack came as Mr Hammond revealed he would walk out even before Mr Johnson reaches No 10, saying: “I intend to resign after prime minister’s questions, before the prime minister goes to the Palace.”
David Gauke, the justice Secretary – another no-deal opponent – revealed he would also quit on Wednesday if Mr Johnson is the winner of the contest.
Other pro-EU cabinet ministers – such as de-facto deputy prime minister David Lidington and Greg Clark, the business secretary – are also expected to be sacked, or to quit.
Ryanair is set to launch a new airline in Malta, reveals The Irish Times. The carrier is believed to be in advanced talks with the government in Malta over the launch of an airline called Malta Air. The deal, expected to be announced soon, would see Malta Air initially operate with six aircraft before expanding to 12. Ryanair currently operates six aircraft in Malta under its own brand, and was previously said to have shown interest in taking over the national flag carrier, Air Malta||Tomas Chlumecky; International Airline Executive & Advisor (“Aviation Doctor”)
Low-cost travel giant Ryanair is setting up a new airline to be based in Malta, named Malta Air, is this the beginning of the end for Air Malta? Industry sources said the Irish carrier’s holding company is in the process of setting up a new airline that will incorporate the 61 Ryanair routes to and from the island, effectively replacing it.
Brief histroy of Ryanair
Ryanair has also committed, during negotiations with the government, to the generation of several other new routes and will be doubling its fleet in Malta to 10 planes, with plans to grow even further in the near future. These planes, and a number of others in the Ryanair fleet, will be registered on the Maltese aviation register.
The low-cost market leader will also be setting up hangar facilities for repair and maintenance operations in Malta. The contract signing is described as “imminent”. Talks between Ryanair’s David O’Brien and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi have been ongoing for several months. The new headquarters of Malta Air, as the company will be called, will employ about 350 people within the next three years, one senior government official said.