Ballet Icons Gala: a magical evening

Ballet Icons Gala presented an awe-inspiring programme of 26 world-famous dancers, 13 ballets, 2 world premieres creating a sensational evening of classical and modern works. With dancers from the Bolshoi, New York City Ballet, Mariinsky, The Royal Ballet, Berlin State Ballet, English National Ballet, Mikhailovsky, Paris Opera Ballet and more expectations were high, and the ballet stars didn’t disappoint their adoring (and glamorously dressed) fans that filled the decadent London Coliseum. The wonderfully curated programme opened with Ekaterina Kondaurova and Timur Askerov performing a glorious Grand Pas Classic, followed by Diamonds danced by Alyona Kovalyova and Xander Parish with as much sparkle as the jewel itself. Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding’s moving duet Finding Light choreographed by Edwaard Liang, drew …

New Updates: 1 Series, 2 Series models, X1, X5, X6, X7 and i3

The series of extensive Summer 2020 updates continues with the BMW F45/F46 2 Series, i3, X1 and range-topping X models set to receive new features and equipment. BMW launches an upgraded Business Package for the 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Gran Tourer models, which, from July 2020, includes a standard Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) for the navigation system. The F45/F46 2 Series variants will also comprise new exterior colors, such as Cashmere Silver metallic, also available for the X1 compact SAV. Furthermore, the color palette for the 2 Series Gran Tourer will also be extended the new shades of Phytonic Blue metallic and Misano Blue metallic. New colors are also scheduled for the 1 Series and 2 …

Summer 2020: New colors and equipment for the BMW 7 Series, 8 Series and M8

The high-end BMW 7 Series, 8 Series and M8 luxury flagships are also set for visual and technical upgrades in the summer of 2020. The 7 Series and 8 Series family models can now be equipped with a further optimized Integral Active Steering chassis. The enhanced suspension system combines a variable rack and pinion ratio on the front axle with selective co-steering of the rear-axle wheels. Thus, maneuverability of the 7 Series and 8 Series fitted with the Integral Active Steering is radically improved at low speeds, under 3 km/h, with rear axle wheels being effectively counter-steered. This is of particular usefulness when moving slowly in and out of tight parking spaces or passing through narrow gaps.   From July …

Travel Trolley demanded a £75 admin fee for a refund

My flight was cancelled by the airline but the agent still insisted on a credit note I booked flights through Skyscanner.net. The issuing agent was Travel Trolley. Like thousands of others, we have been impacted by the coronavirus travel ban when my flights were cancelled. Travel Trolley has offered a credit note for the full amount and when I requested a refund it demanded a £75 admin fee to pass on the money already repaid by the airline! It can’t be legal to hold me to ransom like this.SB, LondonOther readers have written in with the same complaint. Travel Trolley, owned by multi-millionaire tycoon Kuljinder Bahia has insisted all passengers pay £75 if they want a cash refund rather than …