Homeless men freeze to death on streets of Paris

The deaths of two homeless men in the Paris area have reignited controversy over the number of people sleeping rough in France this winter. A man, believed to be in his sixties, was found dead on a wooden pallet in the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris. Another man, 62, was found dead in his car in Vanves, just west of the capital.

Glorious! Duchess Theatre, London

Tilting at windmills in the land of the high plains drifter

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A knight in very flashy armour

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Warm wit and thrills aplenty

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Whistling now compulsory in the Canaries

THE ISLAND of Gomera in the Canaries is riven not only by steep canyons and ridges but also over whether to keep its unique whistling language, evolved centuries ago, to communicate across the inhospitable terrain.
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