As yet another book lauds women across the Channel, Gillian Orr looks at the truth behind Madame Parfaite: extreme dieting and fear of a pressured, fattist society
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Wednesday 10 April 2013
Less than £200... Brockencote Hall, a lakeside manor in the Worcestershire village of Chaddesley Corbett, has a two-night escape from now until 31 May for £155pp, based on two sharing for Sunday to Thursday stays. Cream tea is included on arrival, with one three-course dinner and breakfast. Brockencotehall.com
Monday 25 March 2013
Olympic teams plus millions of holidaymakers flocking to London by Eurostar for last summer’s Games saw the Channel Tunnel train service’s operating profit more than double to £52.3 million in 2012.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Wednesday 30 January 2013
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Monday 07 January 2013
Still glowing from their plaudits and New Year's honours, the marketing and communications executives behind the London 2012 Olympics are starting to find new jobs.
Friday 07 December 2012
The man who pays his way
Thursday 29 November 2012
36 lorry drivers on board were evacuated after train was driven out of the tunnel
Friday 09 November 2012
Austria's highest gondola opens
The new highest lift in Austria, which ascends to 3,440m, has just opened at Pitztal (00 43 5414 86999; pitztaler-gletscher.at). The Wildspitze gondola (above) takes skiers and boarders more than two kilometres in under six minutes up to the Hinterer Brunnenkogel, where Austria's highest café is located. From here there are also breathtaking views of the Wildspitze (at 3774m, Austria's second-highest mountain) and more than 50 other 3,000m-plus peaks. Pitztal itself has already been open for nearly two months for autumn glacier skiing, with more than 27km of piste available. Around 60cm of fresh snow arrived at the start of the month.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Horses competing in dressage events at the Olympics plus teams of athletes from Uzbekistan, France and Sweden all travelled to London by Eurotunnel in the third quarter, seeing revenues on the under-the-sea train line rise 13 per cent to €275m (£225m).
Tuesday 14 August 2012
They came, they saw and many of them conquered. But all good things must come to an end. Yesterday Britain began bidding farewell to the 10,000 athletes who had called Stratford their home as organisers began the herculean task of readying the Olympic Park in time for the Paralympics.
Friday 13 July 2012
The French have embraced the London 2012 Olympics by starting their traditional summer closedown early and heading off on holiday, according to Eurostar.
Friday 06 July 2012
Taxpayers could be left with a huge bill for the planned high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham unless lessons are learnt from costly mistakes over the Channel Tunnel link, MPs warned today.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Less than £200... Enjoy Paris with Cresta, which is offering three nights in the City of Light for £185pp. The price includes Eurostar Standard Premier travel, departing London St Pancras on 16 July and B&B at the Montcalm hotel. Crestaholidays.co.uk
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Increased demand from leisure travellers resulted in Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar enjoying a good start to 2012.
Sunday 18 March 2012
There's more to Belgian cuisine than waffles. Lena Corner takes a culinary tour of the capital as it hosts a 12-month food festival
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