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Hero or Villain? John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

You got chills, they're multiplyin'. Course they are. Because you've just heard about the latest plans from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John to release a, ahem, "heartwarming" Christmas album. And it's enough to send a shiver down the spine.

The 10 greenest ski lifts

One of the world's first dedicated ski lifts was a very green machine. It operated in Germany's Black Forest in the early 20th century and was powered by the local water mill. A century later, ski lifts are going back to renewable energy.

Create positive energy

Rising utility prices are the ideal incentive to boost your home's green credentials, says Graham Norwood

The Hebrides: Five go wild on Gigha

With its coves and caves, this beautiful Hebridean island is the stuff of adventure stories – and its recent history has been aptly gripping. Just bring ginger beer, says Frank Partridge

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