Now... Depart any day this month for a walking holiday of the Cinque Terre – an idyllic string of five fishing villages on Italy's Ligurian coast. The self-guided trip with UTracks costs £490pp, with six nights' accommodation and train tickets. utracks.com
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Friday 30 January 2009
Saturday 24 January 2009
Friday 16 January 2009
St Lucia's tourism chief is praising Amy Winehouse for bringing publicity to the Caribbean island.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Sunday 16 November 2008
Thursday 09 October 2008
A final resolution to the sponsorship row that had threatened the multi-million pound Stanford Twenty20 match looks to be only hours away.
Saturday 13 September 2008
One of the biggest emergency airlifts of modern history was under way yesterday as the Civil Aviation Authority sought to help 85,000 holidaymakers stranded at resorts across the world by the collapse of XL Leisure.
Saturday 23 August 2008
Sunday 03 August 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
The murder rate for British tourists abroad runs at about one a week, making it one of the most significant causes of death – though well behind road accidents and drownings. Many of the victims of homicide abroad are longer-term residents or on visits to relatives. The statistics show that only a handful of tourists are killed by criminals (or, more rarely, terrorists) in the average year.
Sunday 17 February 2008
I'm in St Lucia on a half-term getaway with the family. We don't normally do this kind of break, but we were suffering from a peculiar new breed of pressure – from the classroom. For the past year or so, we've had subtle hints from Parker about the quality of her half-terms, which normally involve a trip to the local swimming pool and an evening at Pizza Express in Cirencester. This, apparently, will no longer do.
Wednesday 16 February 2005
Thursday 09 September 2004
Hurricane Ivan has brought widespread devastation to the Caribbean "spice isle" island of Grenada, damaging 90 per cent of homes and destroying a 17th century stone prison that left criminals on the loose as looting erupted.
Sunday 11 July 2004
Saturday 01 May 2004
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train