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Travel: An enthralling African adventure that will live long in the memory

The first film I saw in cinemascope as a young boy was called Shaka.

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Wilberforce House in Hull was commended for its welcoming atmosphere

Visit England reveals Yorkshire's best attractions

Visit England has announced it is awarded 13 Yorkshire 'attractions accolades' in recognition of the best visitor experiences in the region.

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Art Noveau Stairs in the Stadtpark.

Travel: Vienna - the cool capital suited for all ages, budgets and varied tastes

It is a burgeoning city with sights-a-plenty, slick public transport and a culture and music scene that’s surely among the world’s best.

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Long Ashes Park.

Travel: Enjoy living a life of luxury - just for the weekend - in Yorkshire Dales

The sun rose slowly over the North Yorkshire moors as we looked out of the windows of our luxury lodge.
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The outdoor vitality pool

Travel review: An escape from reality at a snowy Staffordshire spa

There’s something really rather decadent about relaxing in an outdoor pool, warmed to a toasty 30 degrees, sipping a cocktail - and feeling droplets of snow fall on your face.

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Monastir Beach, in the Sahel area.

Travel: Tunisia is back on the tourist map and well worth a visit during 2018

Tunisian tourist chiefs breathed a collective sigh of relief when one of Britain’s favourite holiday resorts was taken off the “Don’t Go” list late last year.

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The stylish Absalon Hotel on Helgolandsgade, Vesterbro.

Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital

A large chunk of our great continent which has eluded me until now is Scandanavia, so when I took the plunge and decided to visit Copenhagen, in a country thought to be one of the happiest in the world, I couldn’t wait to get there.
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Les Charmettes.

Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.

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The infinity hot tub at Coniston's spa

Travel review: Enjoy a proper Yorkshire getaway at Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa

​Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and jump into an entirely different world.
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A BA flight lands at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Leeds Bradford Airport dismay as BA reduces Heathrow flights

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has criticised British Airways (BA) after the airline has decided to reduce the number of weekly flights to Heathrow from 20 to 10 in each direction.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Camel trekking is a feature of Sidi Kaouk beach.

Travel: Sample fine food and architecture in this charming African gateway

It’s not just in the geographical sense that Morocco is the gateway to Africa.

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The Sensimar Arona Gran Hotel and Spa, Tenerife.

Travel: Satisfy your need for some sun with new year break to Tenerife

As the nights darken and the air grows crisp, a yearning for the heat of the sun becomes something of a British past time.

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Christmas at the Gendarmenmarkt.

Travel: A sparkling taste of Christmas in Germany’s capital city of contrasts

As the snow began to fall and the sparkling lights glistened on the wooden roofs it was easy to see why thousands of people visit the continent’s Christmas markets each year to add festive sparkle to the seasonal celebrations.
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Glasgow at Christmas

Travel review: Glasgow - a festive city break

Crisp, cold air, bustling streets filled with festive shoppers and the soft twinkle of golden lights lining the city’s Style Mile. Glasgow, a city transformed, is an ideal spot for a Christmas break.

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Sample the delights of fine food and drink in London.

Travel: Food glorious food and luxury living in the capital

London has been on our ‘to do’ list for a while.

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Lancaster House Hotel

TRAVEL: Rolling out the red carpet for a warm welcome at Lancaster House

The red carpet may have been intended for the arrival of the wedding party, but it had nothing on the real warm welcome that greeted us at our weekend retreat.

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Chirk Aqueduct and railway viaduct.

Travel: Peace and quiet reigns in border country where battles once raged

The first clue that we were going to enjoy our stay in the borderlands of rural Shropshire was the discovery of a farm’s cheese vending machine en-route to our self-catering cottage near Ellesmere.
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Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

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The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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