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BBC criticised for 'alarmist' weather reporting

Jun 22 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

Holiday park owners have criticised BBC weather forecasters for ‘alarmist’ reporting this week, saying it’s keeping people away and affecting bookings in the caravan industry.

One park owner in Devon said meteorologists are ‘trying to cover all bases’ to avoid another Michael Fish incident, when the weather forecaster notoriously ...


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Ricky Tomlinson caravan stolen

Jun 21 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

(First posted 21 June 2012, updated 25 June)

Not a good week for actor Ricky Tomlinson, who’s had his riverside caravan worth £13,000 stolen.

Ricky, who’s best known for playing Jim Royle in the BBC’s The Royle Family, bought the six berth Hobby 635 a couple ...


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Glamping at the Y

Jun 19 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

Good news for those who like their camping to be wood rather than canvas based - the YHA has added camping pods to a second UK site. 

It started with camping pods at Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel in the Yorkshire Dales, and has now rolled the pods out to include Hawkshead ...


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Classic Caravans in the New Forest

Jun 19 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

Geeky about caravans? Us too. So we’ll be heading to Hampshire soon to the Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the New Forest, which now has a permanent exhibition on the history of caravanning. There are caravans on display to walk inside, as well as film footage, photos and other ...


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Two Wheels Good

Jun 13 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

If you're planning to go off cycling and camping this week, you could join in with the Samsung Bike Week starting on Saturday 16th and be in with the chance to win tickets to the Olympics. 

The Bike Week aims to be a national celebration of cycling, aimed at ...


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