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The saints go marching on: taking a pilgrim’s trek across north-east England

The morning sun shines through the tall windows of Hexham Abbey. It brightens the rich blue and green of Saint Cuthbert’s robes and the...

Warriors, cathedrals and carnivals: Spain’s best smaller cities, chosen by readers

Winning tip: Seductive SalamancaI stopped in Salamanca for lunch when driving from Madrid to Lisbon and ended up staying there for a week, caught...

Eccentric poets, exotic flora and wild seas: a car-free break on the Llŷn peninsula

Llywelyn the Great built the huge gatehouse of Criccieth Castle on the coast of north-west Wales in the 13th century. Owain Glyndŵr burned it...

Watercress and Welsh lamb breed added to UK protected foods list

The UK has added a breed of Welsh lamb and watercress to its new protected food category scheme, set up to protect regional British...

Dead tasty: English history festival revives tradition of graveside picnics

Lavish picnics and family feasts might not be the first things that come to mind when you think “cemetery”, but from Pagans holding silent...

County Down, and around: a car-free trip to Bangor, Northern Ireland

The board wobbles again. I drop back into a kneeling position and shake my head ruefully at Adam, the instructor. Even standing up from...
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The deal allowing Meng Wanzhou to return home to China nearly three years after her arrest will come as a relief to all the...

How one family turned a derelict garage into a home

Melanie Schubert and partner Paolo Vimercati didn’t set out to buy a derelict double garage when they were looking for a new home. In...

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Philip on TomWhat were you hoping for? A date story I could tell my friends that didn’t end in complete disaster or me finding...