Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
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It takes the 50th anniversary of a very rare sort of bear to shine a spotlight on darkest Peru. But thanks to Paddington's half-century celebrations this year, adventures to his homeland are popping up right now, with lots for families to get their claws into.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
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Thursday 27 March 2008
An Israeli shipping magnate who served in the Royal Navy has given £20 million to the National Maritime Museum, it was announced today.
Wednesday 05 March 2008
As the possessor of one of Europe's most admired medieval centres and a list of inhabitants that stretches from Copernicus to Roman Polanski, Krakow has long prided itself as a bastion of high culture. Now the Polish city, once ravaged by Mongol hordes, is seeking to reassert its status by banning modern barbarians: scantily-clad Britons.
Sunday 10 February 2008
Thursday 07 February 2008
It may be the largest river island in the world but it is steadily shrinking – eroded by the Brahmaputra river in which it is situated. Efforts to preserve the island and halt the erosion, caused by the glacial flood waters of the Himalayas, have been unco-ordinated and – say critics – ineffective.
Saturday 27 May 2006
Desmond Dekker, the orphan who trained as a welder alongside one Robert Marley and led the march of Jamaican music on to the global charts, has died aged 64.
Monday 23 January 2006
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Saturday 12 February 2005
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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