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Travel: Enjoying an arctic expedition

With flying times from the UK to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard less than six hours away, and no long sea journeys involved, it is possible to experience the true majesty of the Arctic, just 500 miles from the North Pole, without having to travel to Canada, Alaska, Greenland or Russia.

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Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Some of the latecomers arrive back in Leeuwarden after dark.

Travel: A unique Dutch winter challenge

With a cold snap currently sweeping across Europe, more than 15,000 Dutch ice-skaters and more than two million winter sports fans have been waiting patiently since 1997 for a proper big freeze in the hope that 2017 will be the year in which the Elfstedentocht is permitted to go ahead.

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Travel writer Ella Walker outside Jane Austen's house.

Travel: Book a novel weekend break

Trudging through the misty graveyard of St Nicholas Church in Steventon, Hampshire on a chilly Saturday morning, I could really do with some of the ringed patterns Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra strapped to their boots to keep off the sodden, muddy ground.

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Helsinki's Tuomiokirkko Cathedral in Finland

Travel: Where to go in 2017

Sarah Marshall checks out five different destinations for you to consider this year.

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

Urged on by a series grunts and whistles, Joseph’s two long-haired dachshunds raced into the sun-dappled Istrian forest and within minutes had helped unearth a small black truffle.

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So haunted that a priest was called in to perform an exorcism: Borthwick Castle near Edinburgh (Photo: TSPL)

Hallowe’en mini break: haunted places in the UK to stay overnight

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe’en – or any time of year.

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How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

The plunging value of the pound can make it disheartening to think about how little bang you may get for your well-earned buck in the aftermath of Brexit.

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Waddesdon Manor at Christmas. Photo: Stuart Bebb

Five things you simply cannot miss at Waddesdon Manor before Christmas

Looking for things to do with the kids in the run up to Christmas, help is at hand.

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Cable repairs onthe railway line between London Marylebone and Birmingham .

Railway between Birmingham and London Marylebone reopens after repairs

The railway between Birmingham and London Marylebone which serves Leamington, Warwick and Banbury, reopened to passengers this morning after extensive repairs following a cable fire.

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Serene and relaxing surroundings at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Tackling the misperceptions of Center Parcs

Center Parcs as a family getaway is pretty much unrivalled but it is also often burdened by unfair misperceptions.

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Aidan Turner in Poldark

Travel: Poldark’s pull to Cornwall

Climbing a cliff-top path weaving through an endless carpet of heather, I look up to see a series of mines on the horizon. ggh

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TRAVEL REVIEW: Exclusive sleepover at one of the country’s biggest historical castles

TRAVEL REVIEW: Exclusive sleepover at one of the country’s biggest historical castles

The chance to stay in one of the country’s biggest castles with the promise of Knight School, Horrible Histories and huge looming turrets to explore was like music to my eight-year-old audience’s ears.

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Autistic travelers ‘not adequately supported’ by UK airports

The vast majority of the UK’s airports are failing to provide adequate support for autistic travelers, according to a recent report.

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Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

More than half of the UK’s grandparents are planning to look after their grandchildren over the next few weeks, according to a recent survey.

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Bicester is the 9th most misspelt place name in the UK

Bicester in top 10 most misspelt locations in the UK

Bicester is the ninth most misspelt location in the UK according to a new study.

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Center Parcs has announced that it is launching a nationwide search for The UKs Top Treehouse, led by wildlife presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall.

Most children would prefer a treehouse over a new game console

Center Parcs has launched a nationwide search for The UK’s Top Treehouse, led by wildlife presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall.

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110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

A cut-price travel firm has gone into administration - putting more than 100,000 holiday bookings with the firm at risk.

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Is the end of the family holiday nigh?

Is the end of the family holiday nigh?

Holidays involving the entire family are fast becoming a thing of the past, according to a new report.

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