Category - holidays

  • 30 Jul 2015

    New figures published by the Trades Union Congress indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.

  • 28 Jul 2015

    The great holiday get-away weekend has come and gone. Two million holidaymakers thronged the roads and airports. Gridlock was predicted on many major roads, Heathrow expected the busiest day in its history and the travel association ABTA (Association of British travel Agents) warned people to leave “a lot of extra time” to complete their journeys.

  • 2 Jul 2015

    The TUC has reminded parents of school age children that they now have access to unpaid parental leave that could help them secure time off work during school holidays.

  • 25 Oct 2014

    Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley will be appearing on Sunday Morning Live television programme, with Clive Anderson, at 10am on BBC1 Sunday 26th October 2014.

  • 26 Aug 2013

    Sniping at the holiday choices of politicians is a fixture of the Silly Season. Whatever they do, they lose. They are either self-indulgent and free-loading (Tony Blair) or grimly and self-consciously puritanical (Gordon Brown).

  • 29 Jul 2012

    This morning I took part in Meeting for Worship in the small 18th century Friends Meeting House at Calf Cop in North Yorkshire. Situated in that area known to Quakers as '1652 country' where the borders of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria come within a few miles of each other, the Meeting House stands in a quiet burial ground bordered by pine trees and looks across an open landscape to the massive flat-topped mountain of Ingleborough.

  • 29 Jun 2008

    As the summer holiday season draws near for many, the Vatican has issued a set of guidelines offering advice on how to make vacations more environmentally responsible and friendly.