Month: July 2018

The summer of travel strikes continues with industrial action affecting South Western Railway (SWR) routes beginning today and running for 8 days until the beginning of September.  Action will apply across the network and impact journeys into London terminating at Waterloo, Victoria, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond stations. When are the strikes taking place? Strike action
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Editor’s Note — This article was originally published in 2013. (CNN) — At about 3,350 meters (almost 11,000 feet), Mount Etna is not only the highest and most active volcano in Italy but in all of Europe. Etna’s eruptions are relatively frequent. The result: a landscape that constantly changes as lava hardens, craters collapse and,
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(CNN) — Beach holidays complete with sun loungers, sun cream and cold beers in the shade are probably not the first thing travelers associate with Germany. But the country of beer, bread and trains running (mostly) on time has an impressive 2,000 kilometers of coastline along the North and Baltic seas as well as over
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(CNN) — In the summer of ’69, 20-year-old Larry Syverson and his girlfriend Judy, 19, spent the day at Disneyland in California. Larry snapped a series of photos of Judy riding the roller coasters and exploring the park. She wore a pink shift dress and carried a white beaded bag, the epitome of ’60s chic.
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On the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, we highlight the celebrations taking place on the ‘Wuthering Heights’ author’s home turf. 1. Lily Cole and Maxine Peake celebrate Brontë  Brontë 200 is tied to the Brontë Parsonage Museum (bronte.org.uk) in Haworth, West Yorks, where the sisters lived – and where Wuthering Heights was written. The centrepiece
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Volunteers clearing plastic from a beach in Mumbai, India. Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/Hindustan Times Plastic has been much demonised recently, thanks to its impact on wildlife and the environment, which is starkly illustrated by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and pictures of seahorses clutching Q-tips or dead albatrosses with stomachs full of plastic. Despite the
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