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India Knight: Swiss Alps or sun lounger?

Whether you’re hiking the Alps like Theresa May or sweating in the sun, there’s a simple holiday rule — do as you please What you choose to do with your summer holiday says a lot about you. I am rather taken with Theresa May going walking in the Alps, for instance, possibly

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Pupils face a shorter summer holiday

A council has become the first in England to shorten its school summer break, cutting the long holiday to less than five weeks. Local authority schools in Barnsley, south Yorkshire, will stay open until the end of next month and have a two-week autumn half-term. The change has infuriated some head teachers,

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Briefing: dirty hotels, travel writers shortlisted, and free first-class upgrades

NYC hotels’ dirty secret Some hotels in New York are not changing the sheets after guests check out. Reporters from the American TV show Inside Edition used a washable paint that shows up only in ultraviolet light to spray the message “I slept here” onto sheets in nine hotels, checked out, then

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Five of the best: travel kits

Travel kit, £12.50, Caudalie (caudalie.com) They say Take Caudalie’s iconic face and body care products with you wherever you go with these handy travel sizes. This set is ideal for travelling light and keeping your skin perfect for any occasion. We say Caudalie’s travel set ticks all the boxes that your makeshift

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Travel tips: skate Canada’s Rideau Canal

If you’re after something a little more challenging than the local skating rink, head to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and glide along the frozen 8km Rideau Canal Skateway. The time to go is during the Winterlude Festival, which runs from January 29 to February 15, where you’ll find everything from learn-to-skate clinics to