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Cross these once-in-a-lifetime trips off your bucket list while the dollar is stronger

Cross these once-in-a-lifetime trips off your bucket list while the dollar is stronger

Finance
The dollar is on a tear, and that means one thing: pack your bags. The DXY U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, surged to year-to-date highs through August. That makes it relatively less expensive to travel to even the most far-flung destinations around the world. At the same time, international airfares have also come down slightly making it even easier to stretch your budget on a vacation abroad. So dust off your passport, here are the top trips to consider, according to the travel pros. ...
Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

Health
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has gone up by 46% over the past five years, according to official figures.NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said the challenge of matching lungs of the right size and a rising number of ageing donors are possible factors.It called on people to talk about organ donation, because lung transplants are the only hope for those on the list.The overall waiting list for organs has come down over the same period.There are now 354 people waiting for a new lung in the UK, compared to 242 in 2012-13 - Laura Beattie from Greater Manchester is one of them.'I get breathless even getting dressed'Laura, 29, from Stretford, has cystic fibrosis and was added to the transplant waiting list just over...
Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri has Inter star Matias Vecino at top of his summer wish list

Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri has Inter star Matias Vecino at top of his summer wish list

Sports
wishing for vecino The incoming Chelsea manager worked with Vecino while the pair were at Empoli in 2014/15 Maurizio Sarri wants to make Matias Vecino one of his first signings as Chelsea manager, according to reports. Sarri is set to be named as Antonio Conte’s replacement in the coming weeks, and he is reportedly already drawing up a list of players he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge this summer. Vecino has starred for Uruguay at the World Cup And, according to Calcio Mercato, Internazionale’s Vecino is at the top of the wish list Sarri will deliver to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Vecino, 26, is currently starring for Uruguay at the World Cup, helping the South Americans into the quarter-finals of the Russia-hosted tourname...
Former Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish given knighthood in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Former Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish given knighthood in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Sports
Dalglish is viewed by many as Liverpool's greatest ever player Friday, June 8, 2018 Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to football as well as his charity work and the support of the Hillsborough families. The Liverpool legend won three European Cups and six league titles in what was a glittering career as a player and a manager for the Reds. He also made 102 appearances for Scotland. But perhaps what has earned him the knighthood is through his charity work for the Marina Dalglish Appeal and the support he offered to the families affected by the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives. He said: "I thought it was a tax bill. For the family, it's a huge...
Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Entertainment
Millie Bobby Brown has been named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress joins Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and rapper Cardi B on the 2018 list.She is the youngest person to be included in Time's top 100, which is published every year.Brown rose to fame with her role as the character Eleven in the hugely popular science fiction TV show. She starred in the first series when she was 12.Other famous figures who made the Time magazine list include singers Rihanna, Kesha and Shawn Mendes as well as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.Tennis player Roger Federer, actress Nicole Kidman and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson also feature among the 100 along with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.Writing an apprec...