The province of Lopburi, 150km north-east of Bangkok, is famous for the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that overrun its Old Town – including the 13th-century temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot.
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Thursday 19 July 2012
It may be 200 miles north of the real Olympic village but Bradford has in recent days been enjoying its own mini-version of Pierre de Coubertin's idealistic vision of international sporting community.
Monday 16 July 2012
On move-in Monday she will pick up the key to her little Olympic home by the sea. Only a few people in the world ever do that. Then, 11 days later, she will move up to the capital to carry the flag of the Cook Islands, at the head of an 11-strong team, including three officials, into the world spotlight of the brand new Olympic Stadium in London. Only a few Olympians in the world ever do that.
Sunday 15 July 2012
British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops - one of the largest single investments into genetic modification in the UK.
Saturday 14 July 2012
As holidaymakers know, Donostia is the Basque name for San Sebastian, the lovely, sun-drenched municipality on the north coast of Spain that's capital of the Basque country. Tourists spill into it every year to, um, bask in the Bay of Biscay, to drink txakoli and nibble pungent snacks in the tiny bars of the Parte Vieja (or 'Old Part of Town') or sample the classier cuisine of the Michelin-starred Arzak restaurant.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Herbs and spices could be grown in Kent or Lincolnshire as part of a government plan to meet Britain's insatiable taste for curries, according to a Whitehall report today.
Monday 02 July 2012
The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced around two million to leave their homes.
Friday 29 June 2012
From a chic hangout in a quiet cove to a left-field chill-out bar that aims to channel "the hippy spirit of India in the Eighties"...
Wednesday 27 June 2012
At least 100 people have died and 250,000 left stranded by flash floods and landslides in Bangladesh set off by the heaviest rain in years, police and officials said today.
What To Do, See & Buy: John Lewis fabrics; Brindisa; Another London; The Oak Room; Sushilla; Create 2012 Souvenirs
Saturday 23 June 2012
Sunday 17 June 2012
The team behind The Engineer have moved, but have they taken their cachet with them?
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Notebook: Surely food safety can be distilled into one simple rule... nuke it, and the stuff that might have killed you gets nuked, too
Sunday 10 June 2012
Decades of legal and illegal agricultural exploitation have brought western Europe's most important wetland to crisis point
Sunday 10 June 2012
Leicestershire's struck gold. At least it has in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012. At last month's prize-giving ceremony, Leicester Theatre Trust, the body behind the city's performance space, Curve (0116 242 3595; curveonline.co.uk), picked up a gold Access for All Tourism Award for its commitment to theatregoers with disabilities. You can take a closer look at Curve on one of its fortnightly guided tours (the next one is on 23 June, adults £3, under-18s £2), while, front of house, this month's performances include the family favourite Horrible Histories, performed by the Birmingham Stage Company on 11-13 June (tickets £14).
Saturday 09 June 2012
There is meaning, emotional depth, and tenderness in spray-tan colour charts
Friday 08 June 2012
Ingredients to serve 2 as starter
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 Crash victims in car flattened by shipping container emerge with just minor injuries
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict