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Travel: Austrian hills are alive with sound of great adventure...

There are two things that have made me fall in love with Austria over the years – the jaw-dropping scenery and the friendly people.
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Burano.

Travel: So much to see and do during whistle-stop tour of Italy...

We sat on the steps of Rome's Trevi Fountain - the newly groomed marble horses glistening in spring sunshine - and clutched coins in our left hands to throw over our right shoulders.
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Up to 50 flights a day are now officially cancelled

The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you're affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.
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The contract is worth an estimated 195,000 over two years

Blackpool Tower maintenance contract awarded

Engineering specialist Ove Arup & Partners Ltd have been appointed by Blackpool Council to carry out maintenance on the Tower.

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Crowds flock to the Promenade for the Blackpool Air Show

Delight over ‘cracking’ tourist season last year

A leading hotelier has hailed one of Blackpool’s ‘best seasons’ after new tourism figures showed more than 18m people visited the resort last year.

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Azura docked in picturesque Geiranger.

Travel: All aboard Azura to enjoy the fairytale fjords...

Glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and majestic snow-capped mountains – the best way to breathe in the fairytale beauty of the Norwegian Fjords is up close and personal, sailing through the very heart of them.
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Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Valhalla is world's best water ride - for third year running

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla ride has been named the world’s best water ride for the third year running at the Golden Ticket Awards.

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The baby gorilla was born on Tuesday. Its species is critically endangered.

Baby gorilla joy at Blackpool Zoo

The world’s dwindling population of western lowland gorillas was given an adorable boost this week with the birth of a baby – right here on the Fylde coast.

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The heavy rains and wind of hurricane Irma as it crossed through the northeastern part of the island in Fajardo, Puerto Rico onWednesday

Disney theme park could be forced to close due to extreme weather hitting Florida

Disney World in Orlando could be forced to close its doors to visitors as Hurricane Irma looms ever closer to the Florida coast.
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The magical Diagon Alley in Universals Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Travel: A spellbinding journey into a world of thrills and adventure at Universal Resort in Florida

Snow-covered roofs and bustling streets greeted us as we stepped down from the train, across the platform and into the village of Hogsmead.

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CGI of Club Car in the new Caledonian Sleeper

Travel review: Caledonian Sleeper from Preston to Inverness

There have been many memorable train journeys for me over the years. But perhaps the most beautiful and exciting was aboard the Caledonian Sleeper from Preston to Inverness.

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"It's always been a cool destination and it's now getting more exclusive.

Ibiza risks losing party capital tag as visitors getting older

Ibiza's reputation as Europe's top destination for the UK's young revellers is at risk as visitors are getting older, new figures show.
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Edinburgh Castle and the city skyline

69% of Britons 'would explore UK if they had more free time'

Almost seven out of 10 Britons (69%) would explore the country if they had more spare time, new research shows.

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The current pricing structure of long-haul holidays is usually based on two adults sharing one room

Virgin Holidays become first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.

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Train.

Rail strikes are set as row over driver-only trains rages

Further England-wide rail strikes have been set for next month in the row over driver-only-operated trains.

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The Stove exterior

REVIEW: Langdale Hotel and Spa, Lake District

With hundreds of hotels peppered throughout the Lake District, it can take something a little bit special for one to truly stand out.

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The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry will be coming to Slimefest in Blackpool

More stars on Slimefest line-up

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is the latest act to be added to the line-up for Slimefest this October.
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Breakfast on the terrace at Hotel Madrid.

Travel: Like drinking a fine wine, there’s much to savour in the Eternal City

Rome wasn’t built in a day ... and you shouldn’t even think of seeing it in a day.
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Relaxing was the order of the day in the Chambers Club.

Travel: First-class stay amid five-star luxury that’s had a Renaissance...

We’re in a cathedral, surely – surrounded by soaring arches, stained-glass windows, carved stone and intricate mosaic floors.

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One of the luxury lodges.

Travel: No complaints to lodge after great Lakes break that ticks all the boxes

Coastal location and country life combine in sophisticated shape of luxury lodges at this superior staycation accommodation.

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