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Saturday 16 November 2013
Alf Alderson advises you to rise with the lark if you want to enjoy the best skiing
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Now... From now until 23 December, The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate in St Austell is offering two-night breaks for £179 per couple. The package includes B&B accommodation, one dinner and complimentary use of the gym, pool and hotel spa. Bookings via 01726 874051. thecornwall.co.uk
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Pariah state calls Swiss blocking of imports 'an intolerable mockery’
Monday 07 October 2013
The pressure is on for builders in North Korea to complete the construction of a lavish ski resort by the end of this week.
Friday 04 October 2013
He looks tough.
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Where is Harry Hole? Readers of Police will be asking that question for many worrying pages. To say that Jo Nesbo takes some audacious risks with our patience somewhat understates things. It's getting on for halfway through the book before the troubled alcoholic Norwegian copper appears, and we might be forgiven for thinking that he really did die at the end of Phantom.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Richard Sarafian, who died on 18 September at the age of 83 following a fall, was a film director whose 1971 countercultural thriller Vanishing Point brought him a decades-long cult following. A dark story of a drug-fuelled car chase through the Nevada desert brought on by a bet between a Vietnam veteran and his drug dealer. The veteran Kowalski, played by Barry Newman, drives a Dodge Challenger muscle car across the desert with the police in hot pursuit. "It was about speed" in both the drug and automotive senses, his son Deran Serafian said. "About what it really meant."
Saturday 28 September 2013
From holiday snaps apps and photography workshops to watching wolves in Ethiopia
Sunday 08 September 2013
France’s Alexandre Geniez arrived in his homeland to a winner’s reception after clinching victory on stage 15 of the Vuelta a España, while Vincenzo Nibali maintained his overall lead.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
What the new wording of our Promise does is help us be fully inclusive in a way we haven’t been before
Friday 30 August 2013
A summer-camp alliance sets the course for lives that intersect across decades of change
Friday 30 August 2013
From camping in Tanzania to ski lessons in the French Pyrenees
Sunday 25 August 2013
I've been hiking around my Cotswold valley, getting to know my new surroundings. My goal was to find a Roman villa that lies in the middle of some woods relatively undiscovered (in the sense that nobody has thrown up a fence and started charging exorbitant entry fees to look at some rubbish illustrations). I suppose that I should have bought an Ordnance Survey map immediately, as this would have greatly improved my chances of discovering the ruin. Unfortunately, I have always equated people with Ordnance Survey maps with the sort of types I wouldn't leave alone with my children.
Friday 23 August 2013
North and South Korea agreed yesterday to allow reunions next month of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the first such meetings in three years and the latest conciliatory gesture from the North after a spring that saw it threaten Seoul with missile strikes and nuclear war.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Now... Classic Cottages still has some availability for the bank holiday weekend. Examples include Apple Cottage, a well-presented barn conversion in Somerset, which sleeps two. Arriving 23 August, a three-night stay is £336. Classic.co.uk
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