News in brief:
Edinburgh gains a new Hilton
The Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, previously a Barcelo, reopened as the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton hotel last week after a £17 million renovation. It becomes the 16th Hilton Group property in Scotland.
The hotel has 211 rooms and there is an Executive Lounge. This may make it an attractive option for anyone who took advantage of the recent Diamond status match as you would be guaranteed access.
The restaurant has been handed over to Marco Pierre White for a branch of his Steakhouse and Grill.
You can find out more on the Hilton website here.
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The Night Tube launches this Friday
This Friday sees the partial launch of the long-delayed Night Tube project in London.
Trains will run all night on the entire length of the Victoria Line and on the Ealing Broadway to Loughton / Hainault section of the Central Line.
There will be a service every 10 minutes on both lines. Day travel cards will continue to be valid until 04.29am.
Services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will start later in the year.
HFP back on Apple News
The Head for Points channel on Apple News was offline for a week for reasons I never understood. I have now received an apology, amazingly, from Apple:
We apologize for the miscommunication and thank you for your patience. This action was taken against your channel by mistake. We have resolved this issue and have re-enabled your channel, Head For Points.
and we are available again via this link. We should be switching across to News Publisher formatting within the next few days.