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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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The Blackpool Tower Circus

Travel: Blackpool’s hard to beat for British seaside fun

When I mentioned that we were off to Blackpool with the grandchildren, I didn’t get the same positive reaction as with some of the more exotic trips that I’m lucky enough to make when I wear my travel writer’s hat.

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Stockywards Championships

Travel: Cowboys and culture in Texas

On a recent tour of Texas, I visited Fort Worth, the Wildcatter Ranch in Graham and the city of Dallas where she visits the best of both worlds on an action-packed road trip.

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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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Woburn Forest will be lit up with over 70,000 fairy lights.

TRAVEL: Tonnes of artificial snow and 70,000 fairy lights set to turn Woburn Forest into Winter Wonderland

Between November 7 and December 19 Center Parcs will transform all five of its villages into spectacular Winter Wonderlands.

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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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Harry Carter who won the Super Sibling Award in 2015 with his brother Finlay

Center Parcs backs Tommy’s Super Sibling Award 2017

Center Parcs has announced it is sponsoring the Super Sibling Award in the Tommy’s Awards 2017 for a fourth year, helping to recognise children who have shown courage during the early arrival of their new baby brother or sister.

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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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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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The vineyards along the Douro River, Portugal.

Travel: Europe’s grape escapes

Sarah Marshall from the Press Association stomps to her heart’s content at Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal

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Ruth on her New York pizza tour!

Travel: Points make prizes at these New York hotels

New York, New York so good they named it twice, as goes the song. And it truly is a fantastic, exciting and vibrant destination as Ruth Brindle discovers while travelling the world for less.

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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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Rescued hedgehogs are returned to the wild at official hedgehog release site, Center Parcs Woburn Forest, after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.  This Photo: A young hoglet has one final weigh-in to check he�"s healthy before being released to in to the wild.

PICTURES: Young hedgehogs released into the wild at Center Parcs

Five young hedgehogs have ventured into the wild at Center Parcs Woburn Forest after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.

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Did you visit one of Luton Airport’s top six summer destinations?

City breaks to European capitals have proved just as popular as the traditional summer sun spots, according to the latest data from Luton Airport.

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Travel: Holiday company backs charity walk

Welwyn-based charitable holiday company Ramblers Worldwide Holidays are the proud sponsors of the New Bridges of London Charity Walking Event in conjunction with Isabel Hospice their local Hertfordshire based charity.

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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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Chris and Carole Wiltshire enjoy a canoe ride on Derwentwater as part of a half-day session with the Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft company.

Travel: Pirates of the Lakes

Call it divine intervention but I’m sure Saint Herbert is watching over me as I pass my first bushcraft test at one of Britain’s most heavenly destinations.

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Viking Embla

Travel: Danube, Dumplings and Dracula

It’s after dark, it’s a crisp, clear and slightly nippy night and I’m on the top deck of a Viking river cruise longship clicking madly.

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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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