Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
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Wednesday 07 July 2010
Areas from Lincoln to the Lake District and sites of beauty and historical interest are among nearly 40 places which will compete to become World Heritage sites, it was announced today.
Friday 02 July 2010
Beloved by the middle classes and owners of farmhouses, the AGA is a totemic symbol of country living. There is usually a wet dog lying in front of it, a pile of laundry steaming gently on it, and preferably the aroma of baking rising from within.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Saturday 22 May 2010
Every week, we invite companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a two-week journey around Peru, leaving in mid June. Prices are per person based on two sharing.
Monday 05 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Plans to use Greenwich Park as an equestrian venue for the London 2012 Olympics were approved by local councillors at a planning meeting yesterday.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
On Saturday over 25,000 people visited Hadrian's Wall, packing every rolling hillside, car park and vantage spot to see in a huge illumination ceremony organised by Hadrian’s Wall Heritage.
Sunday 31 January 2010
The last young backpackers have been airlifted away from Machu Picchu, leaving Peru to grapple with flood damage that will close its top tourist site for weeks, or even months.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Heavy rains and mudslides in Peru blocked the train route to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, keeping nearly 2,000 tourists stranded.
Monday 21 December 2009
Macau celebrated 10 years of Chinese rule yesterday, a frantic decade that has seen the once sleepy Portuguese colony transformed into an Asian gambling hub that makes more money from the tables than Las Vegas.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Tuesday 27 October 2009
The fossilised skull of a giant "sea monster" has been discovered off the UK's Jurassic Coast, a local council announced.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Saturday 12 September 2009
Minor only in size and population, St Kilda, it has to be said, is a beautiful and rather poignant collection of islets in the Western Isles, or Eilean Siar, to give them their Gaelic name.
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