Travel reviews

A person has been hit by a train.

Travel: Rail services in Diss, Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester cancelled after person hit by train in Ilford

Rail services may be cancelled, delayed or revised at short notice after a person was hit by a train earlier today.

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Mountaineer and adventurer Simon Yates is coming to Ipswich

Ipswich: Touching the Void mountaineer comes to Cotswold Outdoor store

Acclaimed adventurer Simon Yates have faced more than his fair share of close shaves and life or death decisions during the last 30 years. You can ask him all about them when he visits Ipswich on Tuesday.

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Andy Kershaw was in town as part of Literary Ipswich

Review: The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, Literary Ipswich, Ipswich Town Hall, October 5

Squeezing decades of a life lived at full-throttle into a mere hour-and-a-half was always going to be tough for the maverick broadcaster, pioneering DJ and fearless foreign correspondent. Little wonder his show, part of Literary Ipswich, ran over.

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Poets House, Ely

Review: The Poet’s House, Ely - a treasure reluctantly shared

In less than a week we went from the rawness of festival camping to a weekend of calm, understated indulgence.

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A tidal pool on Holkham Beach

Review/gallery: Get away from it all on Holkham’s golden sands

Holkham Hall to the left of you, its world famous beach to the right - and you’ll be happy stuck in the middle at The Victoria. BRAD JONES visits a gem on the North Norfolk coast

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The balancing barn in Thorington

Review/gallery: Hanging out on holiday

Andy Russell discovers an unusual house – half on the ground, half hanging over a hill

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View from the top of the Victoria Tower, the lesser known of the two towers of the Houses of Parliament, towards Big Ben, the River Thames and the London Eye

Review: A weekend of self-indulgence in London

WHEN a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

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Fellsman steam train on the Settle to Carlisle line

Review/gallery: Full steam ahead through God’s own county

David Green enjoys a walking holiday in North Yorkshire

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Woolacombe beach

Review/Gallery: A pleasant family holiday with young children doesn’t have to be fantasy - as the Gaw family discovered in Woolacombe

The phrase “family holiday” has always seemed like a contradiction in terms. With children aged two and four, the idea that any departure from home and its inbuilt arsenal of coping mechanisms could lead to leisure and relaxation, smacked of fantasy.

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By the lake at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel

Review: Tranquility reigns at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in Thorpe-le-Soken

As I lay there, eyes closed, with the sound of dew-drops dripping through the layers of undergrowth in the rainforest and the tension in my neck being eased by the expert hands of the therapist, I felt a million miles from home.

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AFTER DARK: The Black Swan at Helmsley

Review: A little gem on the edge of the moors

Carl Marston travels north and discovers an area worth exploring

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The beach in Cannes

Review: There’s nowhere quite like the Cote D’Azur

Say the words Cote D’Azur and you think of sparkling seas, brilliant sunshine, glamour and luxury. James Marston visits Nice and Cannes

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Kate Dodd and her family travelled to Norfolk for a weekend in a camper van.

Review: Life on the open road as the Dodd family travel through Suffolk and Norfolk in their motorhome

THE art of conversation has sadly been hiding under the stairs gathering dust for the past few years.

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Pen-y-Ghent, Yorkshire Dales

Review: Walking in Yorkshire, God’s own county

GIVEN my general state of fitness, my choice of a walk of average difficulty through the Yorkshire Dales was perhaps a mite ambitious.

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