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'Boutique' hotel with sky-high city views
Don't the people on property restoration programmes watch property restoration programmes?
The users of TripAdvisor certainly think so. But have they got it right? Samuel Muston checks in to the Milestone in West London to see why its guests are so impressed
Every winter, the World Economic Forum takes place in Switzerland. Its aim? Solving global problems. That and skiing, schmoozing and star-spotting, says Samuel Muston
'The Cipriani in Venice was immaculate'
The Hedonist: what to see and where to be seen
Meeting him was to connect to the golden line of British scholar-traveller-adventurers from Patrick Leigh Fermor to Gavin Young
Police question group of men after woman was reportedly assaulted
From the great outdoors to Alpine resorts and Himalayan healing
Deals of the week
Under £200... Recuperate on a UK spa break
Secret Escapes offers a range of day spa breaks in the UK. Examples include access to The Malvern Spa in Worcestershire for £65 per guest, with a 30-minute treatment, use of the spa and a light lunch between now and March, when booked by tomorrow. secretescapes.com
Poor old Olivia Colman doesn't have much luck with on-screen husbands, does she? In Peep Show, she was lumbered with drippy Mark, the less said about her Broadchurch spouse the better, and in The 7.39, on BBC1 last night, Colman played the unsuspecting "her indoors" of cheating commuter Carl (David Morrissey).
Henri Rechatin was a celebrated French tightrope walker and chair-balancer who was known professionally as Henry's and was often compared to The Great Blondin. Over a long career he balanced high above the Alps, Niagara Falls and for months over a supermarket in his home town of Saint-Etienne.
A French secret agent planted a “bomb” in the grounds of the residence of Paris’s envoy to London to test British security – provoking fury when it was discovered by Scotland Yard.
An exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief has been found murdered in a Johannesburg hotel room.
Two bombers among dead after police shoot and kill attackers as they try to make their way into the hotel
The history of Afghanistan's last ten years is the history of the West walking away