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Travel: Living out a Wild West dream

Mention Canada and most people immediately think of a trip through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver – but In the first of two features about one of the Commonwealth country's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding enjoys all that the prairie state of Saskatchewan has to offer.

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Parma Cathedral with the Baptistery's leaning tower.

Travel: Hamming it up in Italy

There is no such thing as spaghetti Bolognese.

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Martime Museum

Travel: Hull of a culture shock

Hull? Why the heck are you off to Hull?"

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Solny Square in Wroclaw, Poland.

Travel: Moving into Pole position

It's a tricky city to pronounce, presuming you've even heard of it, but once you've nailed its name, Wroclaw (pronounced Vrots-Vaaff) in southwest Poland, is easy enough to visit, especially for a short break.

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Dam Square in Amsterdam was awash with spring colour on National Tulip Day.

Travel: Free tulips in Amsterdam

The new season for cut tulips began in Holland last Saturday (21 January) and it attracted attention from around the world as the Dutch tulip growers (TPN) organised their sixth annual National Tulip Day.

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Svalbard

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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Susan Evans, left, with Raymond Evans in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in Mongolia. Copyrigh: Irwin Mitchell

Kenilworth man sues travel company after contracting ‘hideous’ food poisoning while on holiday

A Kenilworth man who suffered severe food poisoning while on a trip of a lifetime in Asia is now suing the travel company for damages.

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Collision in Leamington causing slow traffic

Collision in Leamington causing slow traffic

A collision in Leamington between Old Warwick Road and Tachbrook Road near the train station is causing very slow traffic this evening (Wednesday January 11)

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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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Northampton Train Station

Birmingham and Northampton trains disrupted due to incident

LondonMidland trains have been disrupted due to an incident on the railway.

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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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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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