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This is partly because most European countries have fixed school holidays in the same weeks, which is a problem at February half-term. Next year the Paris school half-term weeks will coincide with the British break. That means serious pressure on …
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Incredible shrinking airline seats have back story
Unlike Europe, where trains often had three or even four classes of seating, the earliest passenger trains in the United States had only one class. At first, this democratic … In the postwar era, though, the democratic impulse conquered air travel …
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Tim Minchin gets a little creative Larrikin time
That may seem some way off but DreamWorks and distributor 21st Century Fox have a few animated franchises to push out before then, including further sequels to Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, How to Train Your Dragon and Alvin and the Chipmunks. And animated …
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A British ex-soldier is trying to walk around the globe
He has 17,000 miles to go before reaching his destination, his mother's modest home on the working-class streets of industrial Hull, England. He believes that this last stretch — through China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and, eventually, Europe — will be …
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