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Take your pick in Courchevel, Chamonix, Sainte-Foy, Megève, and Val Thorens

Win a luxury two-night spa break in York

Including two return East Coast train tickets to York and free entry to 30 top attractions

Sun salutation: yoga at the Anantara Layan Resort

5 ways to... take a spa break

From the great outdoors to Alpine resorts and Himalayan healing

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Style File: Let’s face it, you need pampering

At this time of cold winds, truncated hours of sunlight and seriously scary weather, a bit of self-indulgence is one way to ease the post-holiday pain

High life: The Valley bar has estate views

Room Service: Hilton Shillim, India

A hilltop escape with that healing feeling

The Big Six: Mexican hideaways

Windswept beaches, chocolate-based spa treaments, rustic rooms, art hotels, edible blooms, and old colonial buildings

Postcard from... Malmo

Attitudes to nudity are somewhat more relaxed in Sweden than here at home – as I found out earlier this week in Malmo.

Like the library, the public pool is an endangered species

In Hull, Newcastle and around the country these community assets face closure

I'm A Celebrity 2013: Strictly's Vincent Simone and model Annabel Giles enter the jungle

I'm A Celebrity 2013: Strictly's Vincent Simone and model Annabel Giles join the jungle

Camp life for the celebrities will be shaken up by two new arrivals tonight

A Christmas present to remember

Forget spray-tanned mini Kardashians, the idea behind the treatments at the spa I took my sister to is to teach teenagers about their skin, and how to be comfortable in it

The 10 Best British spas

Pamper yourself into blissful oblivion before the festive season arrives in this selection of the finest spas in the country

The Big Six: Beach retreats in Vietnam

Private pools, pampering spas, and isolated villas

Game-changer: The Grove near Watford, a favourite with the England football team

Mark Jones: Forget pies on the terraces – it's tapas on the verandas now

One of the more eye-catching deals signed before the new football season involved Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

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F1: Kimi Raikkonen eager to put Spa behind him during Italian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel now enjoys a healthy lead in the drivers' standings

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