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Sunday 19 September 2010
Figures are not yet in on how many couples have survived the long wet summer holidays together, but the latest publication from the Department for Spurious Statistics brings further cause for relief that the circus is over for another year. It will come as no surprise to anyone who drove to Cornwall/Ayrshire/Marrakesh with their (possibly former) beloved this summer, but researchers at Seat, the car manufacturers, have found that couples often argue on long car journeys. One in five has pulled over and told their partner to get out; 3.5 million relationships have ended following an in-car row; and the average driving time before the fireworks start is 22 minutes. It almost makes Ryanair look like the easier option. (I said almost)
Sunday 29 August 2010
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Moroccan magic: Jade Jagger has brought her brand of bohemian style to a luxury Marrakech development
Friday 16 July 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a two-night break for two in Marrakech, Morocco.
Saturday 01 May 2010
Sunday 18 April 2010
Last Night's Television: Jamie Does...Marrakech, Channel 4<br />Human Target, SYFY<br />Desperate Housewives, Channel 4
Thursday 15 April 2010
There was just enough time in the opening minutes of Jamie Does... Marrakech – a lurid, cacophonous whirl of chained monkeys, hawkers, Sufi dancing and charmed snakes – to recall the last time that primetime television sent a wide boy to the Moroccan city. That was two years ago when, how could we forget, Sir Alan dispatched his hapless apprentices to the heart of the souk to test their bartering skills and buy a kosher chicken, whereupon self-proclaimed "good Jewish boy" Michael collared a butcher, made the sign of the cross a few times and asked him to say "Allah!" over the doomed fowl.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Saturday 06 March 2010
Sunday 14 February 2010
Sunday 14 February 2010
We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a weekend break for two in Marrakech, Morocco.
Saturday 06 February 2010
Every great city is entirely itself and nowhere else. At the same time, they're all like ... somewhere. Somewhere that doesn't exist. A Platonic copy, perhaps; an embodiment of the idea of the city, whatever that may be. Morocco has several versions – all different – but in the end Tangier, Rabat and Marrakesh seem to me just rehearsals for the world's great masterpiece, Fez. In particular, the Bali Medina, the walled Old City, of Fez. The traditional Great City – traditional now, in our post-Enlightenment eyes – is a place of visual harmony, of vistas and prospects, squares, spires and domes. Old Fez is the exact opposite. The alleyways of the medina are so sinuous, straitened and overbuilt that there is, quite literally, no view. You never know what is around the next corner as it tilts down towards the river. You barely know where the next corner is. There is no angle that can lead the eye upwards more than 30ft. The rooflines are a mystery. The medina from the air reveals nothing about the medina on the ground. The eye is made useless.
Saturday 06 February 2010
Tuesday 03 November 2009
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, was forced into an awkward diplomatic pirouette yesterday, insisting to Arab foreign ministers that Washington had not capitulated to Israel's continuing hunger for new Jewish settlements even if statements she had made 24 hours earlier seemed to imply exactly that.
Sunday 11 October 2009
Ultimate Family Hideaways is the latest addition to David and Lucy Benton Jones's Ultimate collection. The couple personally select the hotels they recommend and aim to offer a comprehensive bespoke service. Go to ulti matefamilyhideaways.co.uk
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 1 Keira Knightley topless: Conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 2 Argentina may change its capital city from Buenos Aires, says president
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 The 3D-printed key that can unlock anything
- 5 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner