Happy holidays: Ryanair to cut flight prices by up to 12%

Popular budget airline Ryanair is set to cut its prices by as much as 12%.

The biggest airline in Europe is knocking even more money off their thrifty price tags to ensure every plane if full this year.

On average they will be slashing 7%, but if you really want to bag a bargain the group will be dropping the prices by up to 12% during winter.

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Ryanair’s Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris had forced airlines to cut fares.

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“We will take whatever price we get as long as we fill our aeroplanes. I think it [business] will be strong in terms of traffic but weak in terms of pricing,” he told Bloomberg TV.

Top competitor easyJet also announced that they will be cutting prices to encourage more tourists to fly with them this year.

But Ryanair’s boss is confident that the company will be able to stand up to price competition.

“If there is a fare war in Europe, then Ryanair will be the winner,” O’Leary said in a video on the airline’s website.

Another sneaky way to save money on your flights is by using a sneaky loophole online.

Pretending to come from the country where you are booking the flights is a great way of saving the pennies.

Bus driver bags £6.1M Lotto jackpot ― and splashes out on Everton season tickets

Kevin, 57, admitted yesterday he could barely concentrate on the road after wife Michele phoned him.

The Everton football fan had just finished the outbound leg of a trip from his home town of Crewe when Michele told him they had won last Wednesday’s National Lottery.

He admitted it was a challenge to “look after all my passengers” on the 15-mile return journey from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.

He then told his boss he had to cut his shift short because something major had happened.

Grandad Kevin said: “My boss was naturally very concerned. I just said to him ‘Don’t worry, it isn’t bad news, it is the most incredible news ever. I have won the Lotto jackpot’.”

The couple’s win comes two years after they were robbed twice in three days while living in Spain, forcing them to return to the UK and Kevin to work 12-hour days to get by.

Would you ride this terrifying glass elevator more than 1,000ft up?

Work began on the lift, which cost 120million yuan (Around £12million) in 1999 and finished in 2002.

The giant lift is surrounded by the awe-inspiring floating mountains from the Avatar movie.

Of course in real life they’re not bobbing about in mid-air, but the scenic pillars are still a sight to behold.

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Thrill-seeking tourists will soon be able to enjoy another knee-knocking attraction as a in the same area.

Brave workers are building the bridge, which is stretched across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon at a dizzying height of 980ft.

Set to open in May 2016, the petrifying walkway will break records as the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.

Would you brave these daring feats?

Granit Xhaka to Arsenal: Gunners officially announce first signing of the summer

The Switzerland midfielder has signed from Borussia Monchengladbach in a £33m deal.

Xhaka has completed his medical and will join up with his new team-mates after Euro 2016.

The midfielder’s contract with Arsenal will start on July 1.

Xhaka is Wenger’s first signing of the summer and the Frenchman was delighted to welcome him to the Emirates.

“Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player, already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience,” the Gunners boss said.

“We have been watching him for a long time now and he is a player who will add quality to our squad.

“We wish Granit a good Euro 2016 with Switzerland and look forward to welcoming him to Arsenal ahead of next season.”

Twitter just announced a massive update and if you tweet you’re going to love it

Twitter users frustrated by the firm’s 140-character limit are getting some good news.

The social network has just announced that it’s giving users more room to brag in tweets.

Although the 140-character count is staying Twitter will no longer count @names, pictures and videos as part of the tweet.

This will increase the amount of space users have to express themselves.

Twitter reckons the simplified Tweet rules will make conversations faster and more intuitive for people who come to Twitter everyday and those who are new to the service.

In addition, any new Tweet beginning with an @name will be now be seen by all followers.

Speaking about the changes Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and cofounder said: “One of the biggest priorities for this year is to refine our product and make it simpler,

“We’re focused on making Twitter a whole lot easier and faster.

“This is what Twitter is great at – what’s happening now, live conversation and the simplicity that we started the service with.”

“We’re not giving up on the idea of Twitter being in the moment. That concept of brevity, speed and live conversation – being able to
think of something and put it out to the world instantly – that’s what’s most important,

“We’re always going to look for opportunities to make Tweets a lot more expressive, and enable people to say what they want to say.

“As long as things are fast, easy, simple and expressive, we’re going to look at what we can do to make Twitter a better experience.”

WhatsApp Gold: Whatever you do don’t upgrade to this ‘advanced’ version of WhatsApp

If you’re invited to join a premier version of WhatsApp DON’T be fooled.

A new scam is attempting to trick users of the popular messaging service into downloading a secret upgrade called WhatsApp Gold.

This update is said to include a host of advanced features such as Video calling, Deleting messages you send by mistake and the ability to send more than 100 pictures at once.

It’s unclear how many users have received the fake message which reads: “Hey Finally Secret Whatsapp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too”


WhatsApp users are then asked to click on a link to download the update which takes them to website thought to be full of malicious software.

If you get any messages claiming to upgrade you to WhatsApp Gold you should delete them immediately.

This latest scam comes just weeks after Apple users were targeted by a similar online threat.

Daily Star Online was made aware of new scam that attempts to trick iPhone users into handing over sensitive and very private date


Rubbish mobile signal? Standing in this field will definitely help

135,000 revellers will descend on a field in Somerset next month and along with some top music acts they should also be treated to some of the fastest mobile speeds in the UK.

EE has just announced that it’s tripling the capacity of UK’s biggest temporary 4G network which is currently being built at Glastonbury.

The UK network is expecting to have to cope with its customers munching through 15 terabytes of data over the course of the five days.

This mind-boggling amount of data is the equivalent of downloading Adele’s hit single Hello three million times.

“2016 has already seen 4G data usage increase by at least 40% at other major events year on year”
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE
To cope with the data demand, EE has added a sixth mobile site this year, and tripled the amount of mobile airwaves for customers to use.

And, for the first time ever, customers will also be able to make calls on the EE 4G network with EE’s launch of ‘4G Calling’.

Speaking about the investment Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: “People in the UK are using their mobiles more than ever before to share cherished experiences.

“2016 has already seen 4G data usage increase by at least 40% at other major events year on year and this trend shows no sign of slowing down.

“Each year social media feeds all over the world are flooded with images and videos of Glastonbury Festival so, in anticipation of the huge demand we expect to see at Worthy Farm this June, we’ve tripled our 4G capacity thanks to a number of new innovative network technologies.”

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