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Tourism pressures: Five places tackling too many visitors

<b>In recent weeks, authorities in Thailand and the Philippines have called time on tourism in two of their most popular tourist destinations.</b><p>First, Thai officials said Maya Bay needed an enforced break from the daytrippers who have flocked there since it was featured in 2000 film The Beach.<p>Then …

Are tourists ruining Edinburgh? Residents fear Scottish capital is turning into a theme park

It’s hardly breaking news that Edinburgh receives droves of tourists during festival season. Anyone who has visited the Scottish capital during the Fringe or Hogmanay will have witnessed the Royal Mile in all its bagpipe-blaring, fire-juggling, pedestrian-clogged splendour.<p>But a new dossier …

Ofsted chief warns of rising number of 'highly conservative' faith schools - as inspectors find books promoting domestic abuse and pupils reading solely religious texts

• <b>Ofsted head Amanda Spielman sent out a warning in her first annual report</b>• <b><br>She said some faith schools were actively avoiding teaching British</b> …

Chart: Germany's Demographic Cliff

Germany’s Demographic Cliff [Chart]<p>Why Europe’s largest economy could be destined to be the next Japan<p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual</i> …

Japan's Ageing Population

Japan's population is becoming older and older. Last year alone, Japanese population <b>dropped</b> by almost 300,000 to 127 million. Almost a quarter of the …

The World's Ageing Population

<b>According to</b> the United Nations, every fifth person in the world will soon be over the age of sixty. The world's largest international organisation …

Two solutions to the challenges of population aging

Population aging—the increase of the share of older individuals in a society due to fertility declines and rising life expectancy—is an irreversible …

Kenya | Factsheets

Definition of Youth<p>The national youth policy (2006) of Kenya defines youth as between 15-30 years.<p>KEN<p>Situation of Young People<p>Youth Development …

Japan's population to shrink by a third by 2065

Japan’s population is expected to shrink by nearly a third within 50 years, according to new figures highlighting the nation’s demographic crisis.<p>The number of people is predicted to tumble from just over 127 million in 2015 to 88 million in 2065, dropping further to 51 million by 2115.<p>The new …

How terrorist attacks affect tourism

<b>There's been an exodus of tourists from Tunisia after an Islamist gunman killed 38 - 30 of them thought to be British - in a single attack. Does that mean nobody will choose to go on holiday there for the foreseeable future?</b><p>Terrorism always aims to inspire the kind of fear that will get people to …

National Parks Struggle With a Mounting Crisis: Too Many Visitors

The rocky shorelines, shifting deserts and winding canyons of the country’s 59 national parks have been hallmarks of American vacations for generations.<p>But the number of park visitors has reached an unprecedented level, leaving many tourists frustrated and many environmentalists concerned about the …

While We Celebrate Diversity Our Country Is Becoming Ever More Segregated

By 2035, almost 50% of Britons will be children or pensioners; by 2050, almost 40% of us will be Black, Asian or of mixed heritage.<p>Our diversity is …

University of Oxford

Immigration nation: where are Britain's migrants coming from, and why?

As Gillian Duffy once asked, where are they flocking from? Our map shows the top countries of origin<p>"If you have uncontrolled immigration," David Cameron warned on Thursday, "you have uncontrolled pressure on public services". Last year, 641,000 people came to Britain, 318,000 more than the number …

What is an Annexation of a Country? - Definition & Examples

Annexation<p>If you've ever looked at maps throughout history, you may have noticed that the borders on them tend to change. This isn't just because …

Russia

Britain’s unparalleled diversity is here to stay

LIBERAL internationalists in Britain have plenty of reasons to despair over the vote to leave the European Union. The economy will surely weaken, …

Great Britain

Migrants change UK forever: White Britons 'will be in minority by 2066'

It lays bare the effect of decades of immigration and claims that white Britons will be in a minority by 2066.<p>A mass influx of migrants has given the …

European Union

BBC News | Race

The early story of the British Isles is one of colonisation. Firstly, celtic and pict tribes arrived and formed the first communities in the British Isles.<p>Then came the Romans. In 250AD, Rome sent a contingent of black legionnaires, drawn from the African part of the empire, to stand guard on …

Migrants in the UK: An Overview

The stock of the migrant population more than doubled from 1993 to 2015<p>The size of the foreign-born population in the UK increased from about 3.8 …

Explainer: what makes people migrate?

Why do people migrate? At first glance it seems reasonable to assume that most people move hoping to find better conditions or opportunities …

Election 2015 Briefing - Why do International Migrants Come to the UK?

From September 2010 to September 2014, an estimated annual average of 478,000 non-British citizens moved to the UK intending to stay at least 12 …

Record tourism year ahead All of Mallorca | Mallorca Spotlight

Mallorca is about to have a bumper year for tourism. The airport authorities have just made public the number of confirmed flights to the island from …

Two activists ruined a wedding when their group stormed a town hall and hurled eggs in a protest against gentrification - in an area where they didn’t even live

• <b>Freelance journalist Sapphire McIntosh, 27, threw eggs while restaurant worker Joshua Virasami, 26, pushed police during protest in Brixton,</b> …

County set to begin beach renourishment

Advertisement<p>Written by Camila Cepero on April 5, 2016<p>County officials are just about ready to begin this summer’s beach nourishment in an ongoing …

Top 10 Controversial Territorial Disputes

The world is divided in countless ways, by seas, cultures, languages, religions and wealth. But the most contentious divide is that of the political …

Northern Ireland's national park back in the wilderness

From the desolate snowy peaks and ancient forest of the Cairngorms in Scotland to the bleak, wild open spaces of Dartmoor in Devon, for the past 60 …

Farmers up in arms over Mournes National Park plan

Farmers opposed to the designation of the Mournes as a National Park have voiced concerns that it would be a “nightmare” move.<p>Landowners strongly …

Mournes national park won't be imposed: Alex Attwood

<b>Environment Minister Alex Attwood has said he will not impose a National Park in County Down's Mourne Mountains.</b><p>In a statement to the BBC, he said "the voice of opposition in the Mournes is greater than the voice of support".<p>He said he was continuing to take stock on the full range of views but "a …