Stonehenge pulls in £30m

Stonehenge has taken more than £30m in tourism income in the past five years.

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Simon Calder travels down Britain's best bank-holiday B-roads

Johnson warns England to beware Irish backlash

Hosts are dangerous after injustice of Wales loss, says England manager as his side chase Grand Slam in Dublin

Matthew Norman: Implanting a black face in Midsomer would be tokenism

The fact is that between town and country there is a colossal disconnect - two Englands unbridged by suburbia and divided by a common language

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: The winter solstice, festival of rebirth

Let us celebrate the day then, the long-awaited day, the great midwinter feast, and let us give thanks for what it represents, most of all, its restoration of hope. I'm not referring to tomorrow, though, I'm not referring to Christmas. I'm referring to last Tuesday: the winter solstice.

Hundreds expected at Stonehenge for Winter Solstice

Hundreds of people are expected at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to see the sun rise on the winter solstice.

Ball bearings 'used at Stonehenge'

Neolithic engineers may have used ball bearings in the construction of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, claim experts from the University of Exeter.

Sid Rawle: Social activist known as King of the Hippies

Sid Rawle was known as King of the Hippies, a title bestowed on him decades ago by a tabloid newspaper, probably with heavy irony.

Michael McCarthy: We can't live with them, can't live without them

Local campaigners slowing down windfarm applications: selfish obstructionism or democracy in action? For the question of building Britain's wind energy infrastructure, at least the onshore part of it, presents us with a dilemma.

From smash hits to stone circles, Julian Cope's life to be filmed

He's the cult rock icon who swapped LSD-dosed appearances on Top of the Pops to become a leading authority on Neolithic stone monuments.

This is no bog-standard mountain hike

Walk Of The Month: The Sperrins - It's a rugged place of ancient stone circles and battlefields. And there's gold in them there hills. Mark Rowe steps out

Stonehenge a monumental attraction since prehistory

Stonehenge may have been a top international tourist attraction in prehistoric times – just as it is today.

A guide to A-road Britain: A3400

If you are heading northwards into Shakespeare country, choose the route the Bard himself would have travelled. Emily Dugan saunters to Stratford-upon-Avon from Chipping Norton through chocolate box Olde England

Letters: Clean council is doing good job

As a resident of Sandwell, I take exception to your article condemning the council for its stance on littering (17 August).

Letters: No profit in house prices

As a "baby boomer" who bought his first house in 1971, it has been obvious to me throughout this period that rising property prices have not, on the whole, done property-owners any real favours, however pleasant the resultant "feelgood" factor.

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