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Wild about wellness? So is Mauritius

Wild about wellness? So is Mauritius

By Rosie Benson No longer just for the super-rich, Mauritius is reinventing itself as a wellness mecca – at least, that’s the idea at Heritage Le Telfair where wealth and health are rapidly becoming one and the same. Located in Domaine de Bel Ombre, a village on the southern coast...

Island-hopping around Cape Verde

By Tom Bevan With tropical palm-laden beaches, stunning mountain trekking and a vibrant cultural scene it is no surprise to see Cape Verde leaping forward in the list of winter sun hotspots. Sprawled off the west coast of Africa and a relatively short flight time from the UK, the nine islands with a...

Man chased by zombie knife-wielding pair before being stabbed to death as bystanders filmed

Stick approach will not end youth knife crime

With knife crime on the rise, Dr Tim Bateman, Reader in Youth Justice at the University of Bedfordshire, comments on why a more nuanced approach that focuses on improving young people’s environments is needed: Tragic events such as the fatal stabbing of two teenagers in London last weekend rightly create...

Stuart Phillips – Salon Review

Stuart Phillips – Salon Review

With the long hot summer now a distant memory (blub) my once sharp balayge was outgrown, faded and looking decidedly flat, add major split ends and sun damaged lengths and I was not hair happy! So, in need of a complete overhaul, I knew I wanted a top coiffeur and...

Two Dolphin’s Murder Mystery

Two Dolphin’s Murder Mystery

Blaenavon’s Mining Gala was a dramatised and glamorised throw back to a by-gone era of preserving miner’s rights, with a bloody murder thrown in. The team that organised the event, Two Dolphins, ran a super slick evening, which included a poisoned capitalist, Indiana Jones and a paternity reveal. The plot,...

German Christmas markets

The 8 best German Christmas markets

by Aoife Meagher, travel writer There are few places in the world where Christmas feels more alive than in Germany. The Christmas Markets of Germany, spread throughout the country from big city extravaganzas to tiny village traditions, are focal points for the visitor seeking a truly festive experience. If the...

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