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In 2018, ‘single-use’ was named the word of the year by Collins Dictionary. ‘Plogging’ – jogging while picking up litter – also made it into the dictionary. (As did an updated description for ‘flossing’, but we’re studiously choosing to ignore that one!). This evolution in language is indicative of just how far the dialogue on
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English country cottages offer unrivalled charm and a chance to revel in nature. Cornwall, in particular, evokes classic bucket-and-spade holidays that are the stuff of British childhoods. With 300 miles of dunes and cliffs, medieval harbours and oak-forested creeks, there is endless scope for adventure. However, attempting to find a cottage among the thousands of
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I finally left Seville, from where I sent my last postcard, as Spain entered what the government are calling the new normal. However, passing through Ronda I saw that the people do not necessarily agree. The term ghost town has, by necessity, been vastly overused in these pages, but what else can one say? The lovely old
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With UK weather set to creep up to 24 degrees next week, many will be cheering the news that outdoor swimming pools will be allowed to reopen in England from Saturday, July 11.  The country, and wider United Kingdom, is filled with open-air lidos and traditional pools, despite the islands’ propensity for rain. A golden
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Please note our writers visited these destinations prior to the coronavirus pandemic England! That green and pleasant land. An inspiration to poets and painters, writers and filmmakers, from Cornwall’s rugged cliffs and golden beaches to the gentle rolling hills and honey-stone dwellings of the Cotswolds, and then again the granite fells and glassy meres of the Lake
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Postcards podcast – always pulls through latest episode In the latest episode of ‘Postcards’, former Paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan discusses his travel highs and lows, including a hairy moment in Mexico In each episode of ‘Postcards’, host Greg Dickinson talks to globe-trotting guests about three photographs from their travel. These snapshots, of precarious
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It’s a novel feeling this – wobbling along a perilously narrow plank, suspended 40ft above the ground, yet feeling safer than those clambering about at ground level in the playground far beneath me. Then again, four months into the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve all acclimatised to a topsy-turvy world.  This, however, is a big day. July
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