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Top tips to keep up your fitness regime

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, gives his advice on how to keep focussed on the keep-fit New Year's resolutions...


Heady new challenge is fab fun for youngsters

Youngsters are being encouraged to scale new heights in a bid to be crowned champion of a new climbing tournament.

Fancy a pint of Harlequin?

Bright start to the year for ale fans

Wigan’s Prospect Brewery has produced a new beer for Tryanuary, the annual industry campaign encouraging drinkers to support the beer sector during one of its leanest months.

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.

Ryanair customers will still be free to bring two free carry-on bags

Larger hand luggage heads for Ryanair hold - unless you've got priority boarding

Ryanair is introducing new baggage rules from Monday.

The green bridge over the A556 in Cheshire

Plan to use striking views by major roads to stimulate tired drivers

Major roads will be designed to offer drivers panoramic views to reduce the number of crashes caused by fatigue, Highways England has said.

Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Nearly one in six people in the UK have a fear of flying

Airline offers fare refund if it fails to help passengers afraid of flying

An airline has pledged to cure passengers who are afraid of flying or refund their air fare.

It said there has been a six-fold rise in the number of claims made

Warning as research shows 19% approached about making holiday sickness claim

One in five Britons (19%) has been approached about making a compensation claim for holiday sickness, according to new research.
1st Lancashire Fusiliers waiting in sunken road in middle of no man's land for July 1, 1916 attack at the Somme

Horrors of Lancashire officer at the Somme

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the torments of an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the first days of the Battle of the Somme

Running with a friend can help spur you on to reach new goals

Keep fit with friends to keep motivated

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, gives his advice on keeping fit in the year ahead...
The Aquila lodge at Eagle Brae, in Struy, Scotland

The splendour of a Highlands hideaway

There’s no chance of cabin fever during an idyllic retreat that takes self-catering to a new level.

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.

Tango dancers in Buenos Aires

These 7 holiday destinations should be on your wishlist for 2018

A new year promises fresh horizons, so start planning your travel calendar now, says Sarah Marshall.


Band of brothers - This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived

This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived.

UK tourists will have 14% more travel cash in the Dominican Republic

Cheap sunshine deals available after recovery in Sterling

Holidaymakers booking a new year winter sun trip could grab a bargain due to the strengthening of the pound, according to new research.

The New Year's eve firework celebrations in central London

Girl power to rock the show at London's New Year's Eve firework display

London's New Year's Eve firework display will feature a soundtrack dominated by female artists to mark the centenary of women being granted the vote.

Venice, Santorini, Barcelona and Palma are suffering from 'over tourism'

Blue Planet II prompting travellers to explore alternative holidays

TV show Blue Planet II is expected to lead to a spike in demand for sustainable and alternative holidays in 2018, the boss of travel trade organisation Abta has said.

Stagecoach will up its prices in the New Year

New Year bus fares rise confirmed by operator

One of Wigan’s main bus operators says fares will be rising from January 2.

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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