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EML week ending 25th July with Alex Fletcher

Seeing as it's that time of year when we all jet off on our annual holidays, I thought it only wise to take a look at some of the issues facing holiday makers this summer...



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Thanks to Stanstead airport security, we looked at the hand luggage restrictions for all the major airline carriers...

Hand luggage dimensions...

Ryanair: 55cm tall; 40cm wide; 20cm deep; weight 10kg

EasyJet: 55cm; 40cm; 20cm; no weight restriction (within reason)

Thomas Cook Airlines: 43cm; 28cm; 23cm; 5kg

Turkish Airlines: 55cm; 40cm; 23cm; 8kg

  • No sharp items are permitted in hand luggage. This includes knives, scissors and razor blades. They will be confiscated by airport security.
  • Individual containers of liquids, pastes and gels must not exceed 100ml
  • Place all these containers in a re-sealable see-through plastic bag, no bigger than 20cm x 20cm which must be shown to airport security.
  • The only exception to liquids in hand luggage are baby milk, prescribed medication and food supplies needed for the flight.
  • No restrictions applies to liquids in hold luggage and checked in for the flight)


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I've also been learning languages this week, using language tapes where we listen and repeat. Languages learnt (badly) by me so far have been Spanish, Portugese, Czech, Greek, Russian, Italian (which I was pretty good at!!) and finished it all off with Japanese!! Us Brits are the worst at learning languages and we arrogantly believe if we speak loudly and slowly enough people will understand what we're saying!! So thanks to Languages 101, we hopefully have a better grasp of a few key foreign language phrases!


 A change in the law came into force this week concerning illegal downloading of music and films. We spoke to Steve Kuncewicz, a media and intellectual property solicitor from law firm Ralli. He explained that six of the largest internet providers, Virgin, BT, Tiscali, TalkTalk, Carphone Warehouse and Orange, will be monitering all downloads made by customers and targeting them with letters from the government warning them against illegal downloading, with a possibility of "three strikes and you're out" leading to prosecution.


We also spoke to Peter from Big Stinky Dog Promotions who is putting on this Saturday's Thing-A-Ma-Gig at the New White Heart on Billericay Highstreet. A whole host of local talent playing all day from 1pm, just £5 on the door, with all the proceeds going to Essex Air Ambulance and St Luke's Hospice.


See you all next week!!

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