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Does your hotel clean the sheets?

Investigation reveals the New York establishments that don’t wash their bedding …

A shocking investigation has revealed how some hotels do not clean their sheets between guests.

Inside Edition1 stayed in nine upmarket hotels in New York and allegedly found three hadn’t changed or washed their bedding before new customers arrived. At a Marriott Residence Inn in Manhattan, they sprayed a message using invisible paint, that easily comes off in the laundry, on the bottom sheet of the bed. The words which can only be seen under a UV light read: ‘I slept here.’

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^ Inside Edition (www.insideedition.com)

American man jumps off hotel roof into pool several stories below in LiveLeak video

An American daredevil decided to take a plunge into a pool but took an unconventional route – jumping off the roof of a hotel. In a video posted to LiveLeaks a man can be seen climbing stairs to the roof of a neighboring hotel. He pants as he walks up several flights of stairs before getting to the top.

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

This is the heart-stopping moment a man jumped off a hotel roof and into a pool several stories below

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

In a video posted to LiveLeaks a man can be seen climbing stairs to the roof of a neighboring hotel

Once he reaches to roof, he pauses and takes a towel that appears to be wrapped around his head off. Then the man climbs over the railing and looks down at a blue rectangular pool below. One person appears to swim in the clear waters far below the man.

He takes a breath and then leaps. As he jumps it almost appears he’s not going to make it to the water and will hit the pavement.

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

As he jumps it almost appears he’s not going to make it to the water and will hit the pavement

At the last second he makes it into the water and plunges into the deep end. With his GoPro in tact on the top of his head, the man swims out of the water and runs up a set of stairs, trying to exit the pool area.

The gate is locked, to the man climbs over the fence and makes a clean getaway.

The video has been viewed almost 35,000 times since it was posted on Monday.

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

With his GoPro in tact on the top of his head, the man swims out of the water seemingly unharmed

You might need a £50 visa for holidays in Europe after Brexit – Liverpool Echo

Holidaymakers may have to fork out 50 to go away in Europe after Brexit.

European Union1 countries could force Brits to apply for visas if the government clamps down on immigration to the UK, a minister has admitted. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Britain was engaged in a two-way negotiation with the EU – and could not guarantee visa-free travel abroad would be protected. People from many non-EU countries currently have to apply in advance for a 50 visa for a short trip to the continent.

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There are now fears that similar rules could hit British tourists when the UK leaves the EU. Liverpool-born Andy Burnham2, Labour shadow home secretary, said the move would make it harder for cash-strapped families to go on Discount Holidays © holiday abroad.

You Might Need A £50 Visa For Holidays In Europe After Brexit - Liverpool Echo Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport.

He said: This is yet another example of the drift and confusion as a result of the Government s failure to plan for Brexit. Ministers should not just accept there s a cost of 50 for the average family to go on holiday.

The Home Secretary s words will not have reassured ordinary families about the cost of Brexit. She seems to be sympathetic to an idea that will put a flat 50 tax on the average family Discount Holidays © holiday in Europe.

Tory ministers might think nothing of that, but it would make it even harder for ordinary families to afford a holiday.

Norway doesn t have the charge, so why should we? I challenge the Home Secretary to rule it out.

Post-Brexit fall-out

But Ms Rudd told the BBC: I think they (British citizens) would be surprised.

I don t think it s particularly desirable but we don t rule it out because we have to be allowed a free hand to give the best negotiation.

Once we leave the European Union we will have complete control over who comes into the UK from the EU and who doesn t, with one or two provisos of course.

First of all, it s going to be reciprocal, we are going to have to work out what s in the UK s interests as well going to the European Union and what works for our economy and making sure that we get the right balance.

Looking across the whole spectrum is what s going to be the guiding principle.

Whether we look at a work permit system or another system is something that my department is looking at closely at the moment,

References

  1. ^ European Union (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  2. ^ Andy Burnham (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)