Wildfires like those we're seeing on the Greek islands are not unusual at this time of year, experts say - but there's a warning that the effects of climate change are making them more frequent and ferocious. Professor Stefan Doerr, director of the Centre for Wildfire Research at Swansea University, says places like Rhodes have … Continue reading UK landscapes becoming more flammable, Crete may also be at risk – Report
By now you will have seen the images of airports packed with tourists hoping to return to the UK, safe from the fires burning through Rhodes. Among those lucky enough to have made it home are Damien and Karen Townsend - but not before a call so close they thought they "were dead". The couple, … Continue reading Family escapes from ’12ft’ flames, ‘I thought we were dead’
As repatriation flights begin shuttling stranded tourists home, the anger facing holiday companies is mounting. In one shelter near Rhodes Town, reporters met British holidaymakers who were flown onto the island even as resorts were being evacuated. People like Jason Robinson, whose group spent £6,000 per person for a Greek holiday only to be taken … Continue reading Latest from Rhodes Wildfires: £6,000 to sleep on a school floor, anger mounts at holiday companies
A wildfire that has been raging on the Greek island of Rhodes has entered its sixth day, forcing evacuations and causing concern for holidaymakers. Coastguard vessels and more than 30 private boats have evacuated at least 2,000 people, including tourists, from beaches in the southeastern part of the island. Firefighters have been backed by air … Continue reading What is happening on Rhodes?
Rhodes is a popular holiday destination and its beaches attract thousands of tourists every year. Airlines have continued to fly into Rhodes International Airport despite the fires but say they are keeping an eye on the "fast-moving situation". British Airways says it is "very concerned" about what is happening and has been in contact with … Continue reading Are planes still flying in and out of Rhodes?
Ian Murison, from London, has been speaking to Sky News from his rescue boat after leaving where he and his family were staying in the Kiotari area of Rhodes. "I can only describe it as almost a movie experience where everyone's looking into the sky as it got a very strange orange colour, and everybody … Continue reading Foreign Secretary: Safety of British Nationals is our top priority
Jet2 airline cancels all flights to Rhodes today Budget airline Jet2 has cancelled all flights and holidays that are due to depart to Rhodes today, it has announced. However, it will still fly the planned aircraft out - with no passengers on board - so that it can bring customers back to the UK. It … Continue reading BREAKING: Flights cancelled and tourists evacuated from Rhodes as wildfires rage
Schmidt Futures/Rhodes Trust Rise Challenge 2023 for young people worldwide. (Fully Funded) Application Deadline: 25 January 2023. bit.ly/3tEQ57i Each year, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. Unlike many traditional applications, Rise uses videos, projects, and group interviews so applicants have multiple opportunities to showcase their potential. … Continue reading Schmidt Futures/Rhodes Trust Rise Challenge 2023