The British student who wants you to study in North Korea

Tea time at the “international friendship” house North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests and threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes. This is precisely why a British student thinks it’s time to try making friends with North Koreans –...
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Roaring Success For Cruz Cymru

Credit: Tia Greenaway Photography On Saturday, 3rd June 2017, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launched a new event at The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. The first ever Cruz Cymru event was a roaring success.   It...
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Hampshire female sailing team cruise to victory in charity sailing event

Lucy Robinson, Charlie Ashman, Amy Beams, Maisie Rudkin, Mary Rook, Jo Chaplin, Katie Loates, Jill Horn, Libby Greenhalgh and Dee Caffari, MBE A team of fire service women made waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing...
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The 26-year-old female firefighter sent to tackle Grenfell Tower fire just five days into the job

April Cachia, 26, who attended Grenfell Tower just five days into the job Just five days into the job, 26-year-old April Cachia arrived for her night shift at Shoreditch fire station. Hours after arriving – and having never before battled...
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Seaford Head search operation launched after large cliff fall

East Sussex fire and rescue service says it has been called to support coastguard, although no one has been reported missing Seven Sisters cliffs at Seaford Head. Photograph: Alamy A search operation has been launched by firefighters and the coastguard...
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‘Massive explosion’ as paraglider crashes into some power cables near Ashford

A paraglider crashed into power cables in Smeeth and caused a fire. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Church Road, in Smeeth near Ashford, at 3.09pm this afternoon. A paraglider had crashed into overhead power cables on take-off...
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Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care

Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug developed on the communist island is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it –...
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The Best Workouts For The New Year

Struggling to muster the enthusiasm to get in shape? Maybe it’s time to try something new… There could hardly be a tougher time to keep fit than midwinter. If the temptations of the festive season weren’t enough to put us off,...
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Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests...
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The British student who wants you to study in North Korea

Tea time at the “international friendship” house North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests and threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes. This is precisely why a British student thinks it’s time to try making friends with North Koreans –...
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14 Major Travel Scams To Avoid

On my first big non-tour trip, I got scammed twice on the same day. My friend Scott and I had just arrived in Thailand. We were in Bangkok trying to find a boat cruise to take us up and down...
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Short breaks in December

My husband and I would like to go on a short break in December, where would you suggest and what can we do while we are away? There are numerous options for short-haul travel in December, in addition to the...
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