Cycle, climb, run and relax … at Sheffield’s festival of outdoor activities

A celebration of all things active, the Outdoor City Weekender highlights the Steel City’s appeal to sport fans and its potential as a gateway...

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Bright sparks: why Jersey’s dazzling glowworms are a secret worth searching out

Jersey’s beaches can be lit by the amazing bioluminescence of glowworms, though their beauty remains a secret to many tourists, and locals. A walking...

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Walking with dinosaurs: fossil hunting on the North Yorkshire coast

This dramatic coastline is fertile ground for fossil hunters, with 160-million-year-old ammonites (and dinosaur footprints) common on the seashore. Kevin Rushby takes a tour...

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Ian Kelly on Venice: ‘Casanova’s story takes you to the city’s best views’

The Casanova biographer, whose work has inspired a new ballet, finds plenty of traces of the 18th-century lothario amid the city’s canals, bars and...

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How paella got punked – and the Valencian chefs trying to save it

Paella is the history of Spain on a plate, so why did aficionados have to start Wikipaella to protect it? In this extract from...

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The Other Naughty Piglet, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

When Andrew Lloyd Webber chooses a restaurant for his new theatre, it’s going to be good. Weirdly, the wine isn’t, says Jay Rayner The...

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‘My favourite place in New Orleans’ – a top 10 guide by locals

Nola becomes more accessible to Brits today with the start of the first direct flight from Europe – with British Airways from London –...

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Japan’s standing-room-only steak houses

At Ikinari restaurants, in Tokyo and several other cities, low cost but high-quality cuts of beef – including prized wagyu – are eaten at...

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Wilsons, Bristol: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Good ingredients, cooked well and served in an unshowy room… Wilsons shows the joy of keeping things simple Wilsons, 24 Chandos Road, Bristol BS6...

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