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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer's still got his eye on 'the last big one'

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has made a career out of living dangerously. He tells Alison Jones about the challenges he has faced and why his sweet tooth might be one of the toughest to overcome.

Picture postcard seaside resort

Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, Cornwall
The popular Cornish holiday resort of St Ives is a haven for artists and art lovers and famous for its beaches. Stacey Barnfield reports.

Travel: Lanzarote - a downhill struggle?

Belambra holiday club in Praz sur Arly, France
A nervous Jane Haase embarks on her first family ski holiday in the French Alps

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer's still got his eye on 'the last big one'

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has made a career out of living dangerously. He tells Alison Jones about the challenges he has faced and why his sweet tooth might be one of the toughest to overcome.

Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, Cornwall

Picture postcard seaside resort

The popular Cornish holiday resort of St Ives is a haven for artists and art lovers and famous for its beaches. Stacey Barnfield reports.

Belambra holiday club in Praz sur Arly, France

Travel: Lanzarote - a downhill struggle?

A nervous Jane Haase embarks on her first family ski holiday in the French Alps

Airbnb apartment in Berlin

Travel: Bargain in Berlin

A friendly apartment is the top choice for a weekend break with mates to Berlin, says Sarah Marshall

Cruising on South Walsham Broad

Travel: River cruise has Broads appeal...

Nigel Thompson cruises along the Norfolk Broads and finds big skies, wildlife... and a water-borne bishop

TRAVEL Austria Monastery

Enjoy an oasis of charm and calm in Austria

If you want a relaxing break, book in at a monastery says Ann Stenhouse

A wave crashes on to Avon Beach near to Hoburne Park, in Dorset.

Hoburne Holiday Park went down a storm

Graham Young enjoys the comforts of one of Britain's original holiday parks, now in its centenary year.

London Transport Museum is perfect for any wannabe drivers or conductors

We travelled back in time for a weekend of unashamed tourist treats

Stacey Barnfield delves into the capital's history at a couple of family attractions.

The boat ride along the gorgeous coast of Amalfi.

Driven round the bend in Sorrento

Nigel Thompson heads to spectacular Sorrento in Italy to confront one of the world’s most twisting roads... and an awful lot of steps

Peckforton Castle

Royal weekend away in the glorious Cheshire countryside

With its turrets sticking out above the trees, Peckforton Castle looks other-worldly, and as far away from the chaos of the city as its possible to get

The American Bar at The Stafford London by Kempinski

Falling in love over afternoon tea at a top London hotel

Mike Lockley spends an elegant afternoon at The Stafford, quintessential London hotel that borders the capital’s royal landmarks

The sunset from Pinchos restaurant

An undiscovered Caribbean gem you won’t be able to help falling in love with

Aruba remains undiscovered by British tourists. Mary Griffin takes a trip to the Caribbean to see what we’re missing

Rio de Janeiro

World Cup 2014: A football fan's guide to the Brazilian host cities

There's something to suit every possible taste in Brazil, Jack Lang reports, as he offers this guide for fans planning their summer jaunt

A holiday lodge at Sandy Balls

Having a ball exploring the New Forest national park

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of Sandy Balls. Adrian Caffrey dodges the double entendres while enjoying the outdoor life...

Princes Street Gardens looking up towards Edinburgh Castle

Mixing history with luxury on a city break in the Scottish capital

Julia McWatt pays a visit to Edinburgh, where she falls in love with the historic city - and the luxury apartment she temporarily calls home...

Bournemouth, Dorset

Britain's best beaches: Seven golden shores you can't afford to miss

Winter is here – so start planning a Great British beach break. Here are seven of the very best.

Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Bustling Kathmandu works its magic on adventurous visitors

Most visitors to Nepal pass through Kathmandu on their way to Mount Everest. But stop and spend time in this vibrant city,  urges Fiona Woottom

Experience [REC] at Portaventura

Halloween horror trips that are terrifyingly good...

If your idea of a good time is being scared silly this round up of horrifying Halloween trips is your one-way ticket to terror...

St Anton offers superb ski runs to suit all abilities

Keep the drinks on ice and hit the slopes in glorious St Anton

It may boast some of  the very best après ski around, but Gill Martin still finds time to hit the superb slopes of St Anton

York Minster is just one of many attractions in the historic city

Shopping, history and romance on a long weekend in York

There's plenty to explore in historic York, as Cheryl Mullin discovered in a visit to one of Britain's most romantic hotels...

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The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the week: £2,300,000 The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston

High House in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £525k High House in Inkberrow, Worcestershire

Mickledale in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.

Home of the day: £2,950,000 Mickledale in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire

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