Britain

Bank holiday weekend: Last-minute ideas come rain or shine

With more than 14 million drivers expected to take to the road throughout the weekend to enjoy the the bank holiday weekend, it's still not clear whether there will be sunshine or showers. While...

Lands of a Scottish legend

"Wallace made Scotland; he is Scotland: he is the symbol of all that is best  and purest and truest and most heroic in our national life." with these words, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, the...

Time for tea - and cakes, too!

Quite simply, tea is our national drink, classless and timeless, and every day we drink 165 million cups of it. But 'tea' isn't just a drink: even the cricket commentators appreciate a slice of cake with...

Gary Oldman would be 'thrilled' by Oscar nomination

Nominated for eleven BAFTAs, British espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy could also be on course for Oscar glory. Screen stalwart Gary Oldman's quietly compelling performance as spy master...

The world's best toy shops

Hamleys, London Established in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational toys,...

Europe dons white for winter

All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale land of Bavaria,...

Europe dons white for winter

All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale land of Bavaria,...

Muhammad Ali shuns his wheelchair on an emotional visit to Britain

He doesn't speak and the days since he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee are long over. What remains intact is the indomitable will and the sense of devotion to his public. When Muhammad...

Muhammad Ali shuns his wheelchair on an emotional visit to Britain

He doesn't speak and the days since he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee are long over. What remains intact is the indomitable will and the sense of devotion to his public. When Muhammad...



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