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Sunday 08 August 2010
Cheap and healthy in the Alps
Esprit Holidays is offering a week's full board in the French or Swiss Alps for £599 for a family of three this summer, excluding travel.
Go to espritfamilyadventures.com
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Two British climbers died after falling in the French Alps, it was confirmed today.
Sunday 14 March 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
Join with us," The Feeling command on one of their less forgettable numbers, a request tricky to perform when they are ensconced halfway up the French Alps. For that is where you will find them next week as the good-time band get to curate their own festival, Little World.
Friday 05 March 2010
Pretty much everything is astonishing about ants. Though they prefer a bit of heat, they are also found in Finland and the Alps. They are more of them than any other animal.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
A controversial council-run internet TV service is to be scrapped to save money.
Thursday 21 January 2010
It's 12.30am at Dover ferry port. Covered in face paint, a student from Manchester University is being held with his arms behind his back, as another tries to pull his trousers down. Two policemen appear. Seeing the police, one lets go, while the other continues to pull at his friend's pants. A policeman coughs. The trouser-puller turns, sees them and makes a swift exit. Welcome to the world of university ski trips.
Saturday 02 January 2010
Monday 28 December 2009
A British skier who went missing in the Alps on Christmas Day has died after being caught in an avalanche, French police said today.
Sunday 20 December 2009
This time last winter the ski industry was in meltdown. After a decade of growth, the economic downturn, coupled with the collapse of the pound, left tour operators with serious over-capacity. But we're told there'll be no repeat of the resulting mega-deals this winter, which included the first Bogof (buy one get one free) ski holidays. Companies have cut back on availability and, anyway, most have been offering discounts since last spring.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Sunday 25 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Independent News and Media (NI), publishers of the Belfast Telegraph, and factual TV production company Ten Alps PLC has announced it is in discussion about bidding for any local Independently Funded News Consortium (IFNC) pilot contracts tendered for regional news services for Northern Ireland.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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