Adjust your body clock and explore an exciting city en route, says Simon Calder
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Wednesday 18 November 2009
Late November into early December is traditionally the quietest period in the travelling calendar, which is why tour operators, hotels and transport providers often release some of their best deals around about now.
Monday 26 October 2009
A Muslim man accused of plotting with the ringleader of a conspiracy to launch suicide attacks upon transatlantic passenger aircraft told a court today he wrote a school essay on joining al-Qa'ida because he "liked to push the boundaries".
Saturday 24 October 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
In his foreword to this new edition (published on the back of Carwardine's TV series with Stephen Fry), Richard Dawkins observes perceptively that Douglas Adams' comic style is similar and not inferior to that of PG Wodehouse – evidenced by such similes as "When the rhino moved a leg, just slightly, huge muscles moved easily under its heavy skin, like Volkswagens parking." But Adams could write seriously, too (it seems he did most of the actual writing, with Carwardine supplying zoological expertise): the chapter on the komodo dragon is as good a piece of reportage as George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant".
Sunday 13 September 2009
Sunday 06 September 2009
A new show of Renoir's later works opens in Paris on 23 September at the Grand Palais. VFB are offering two nights in the French capital from £174 including travel, accommodation, and entry to the exhibition. Go to vfbholidays.co.uk
Tuesday 25 August 2009
New 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya received a rousing welcome after touching down in Johannesburg with her South African team-mates today.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
With Harry Driver, Vince Powell formed one of British television's most prolific and successful sitcom writing partnerships.
Friday 03 July 2009
Monday 01 June 2009
Thursday 14 May 2009
It was only discovered in 2005 – and now it has been added to the list of the world's most endangered birds.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Bali Nine executions live: Indonesian firing squad shoots dead eight drug offenders despite outcry around world, but a ninth is spared
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
- 1 Avengers: Age of Ultron: Nearly 700 German cinemas refuse to show movie
- 2 Man cooked alive with 12,000 pounds of tuna
- 3 X Factor in crisis as numbers of people auditioning plummets
- 4 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
- 5 Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV