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Travel: Relaxing vibe and shopping heaven in ‘San Francisco’ of the south coast

Bohemian Brighton has so many things going for it that it’s difficult to know where to start.
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Edinburgh Airport is consulting on a new flight path. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Residents vent anger over new Edinburgh flight path proposal

Nearly two-thirds of Capital residents who took part in a consultation on plans for new flight paths around Edinburgh Airport have criticised the proposals.

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The Silver Spirit.

Travel: Six-star luxury and a butler on the Champions’ League of voyages

When the first glass of champagne was delicately placed into my hand as we were escorted onto the Silver Spirit, I knew we were about to embark on something special.

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The National Trust for Scotland will spend around 18 months creating a comprehensive record of its entire art collection.

National Trust to open up access to its nationwide art collection

It is a vast art collection which is estimated to be worth more than £400 million but is scattered around dozens of sites all over the country.
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Travel: Legoland's amazing Castle Hotel open to adventurers

The Legoland Resort and Theme Park in Windsor has just opened the doors to its brand new Castle Hotel. Stuart Chandler and his family had a look around. . .
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Do you know enough about the UK to pass a citizenship test? Picture: Pixabay/Creative Commons

Quiz: Could you pass a UK citizenship test?

Those who wish to settle in the UK and become British citizens need to go through a rigorous process.

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The characters who bring Peppa Pig World to life.

Travel: Magical family memories made with a visit to see Peppa and friends

Parents  may be sceptical when I recommend they take their little ones to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire.
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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra attracted a full-house to the Usher Hall at the first festival in 1947.

Archive reveals how rations helped make the first Edinburgh Festival happen

A new archive created to mark the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival has revealed how the city’s residents were initially divided about the first event - but ended up ensuring it went ahead by donating rations.
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A new exhibition at the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh celebrates 30 years of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus novels.

Ian Rankin says he knows he may be "outlived" by Inspector Rebus

IAN Rankin says he is prepared for Inspector Rebus to “outlive” him - as he launches the first ever festival inspired by the grizzled detective.
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The picturesque city of Luxembourg.

Travel: Why Luxembourg has much more to offer than its financial empire

It is famous as a tax haven and for its army of investment bankers. But there’s so much more to Luxembourg than its financial empire.

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Irvine Welsh will stage a massive 21st birthday party for the movie version of Trainspotting in the old Leith Theatre.

Trainspotting to get 21st birthday party to help Leith Theatre rebirth

Irvine Welsh is to stage a huge party celebrating the 21st anniversary of Trainspotting hitting cinemas to help efforts to reopen a neglected theatre after nearly 30 years.
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Inverleith House art gallery was closed suddenly at the Royal Botanic Garden just after its 30th anniversary.

Botanic Garden told to rethink after Inverleith House closure

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has been urged by experts to overhaul its entire approach to the arts after the controversial closure of its long-running gallery.

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The finale of the Edinburgh International Festival will be staged in two parts in August - the first without any fireworks.

Shake-up revealed for Edinburgh International Festival fireworks finale

The grand finale of the Edinburgh International Festival is to be extended by around 20 minutes - for a special musical sequence unaccompanied by fireworks.
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The beautiful city of Zagreb.

Travel: Zagreb grabbed hold of my heart in whirlwind visit to a hidden gem

There are some places that are hidden gems and despite being the Croatian capital, Zagreb is often overlooked as a destination in its own right.

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Kids will love the new Ninjago ride.

Travel: Incredible fun to be had for all as Lego resort opens brand new world

Master your destiny, summon the spirit of Wu and become a Lego ninja warrior for a day at Legoland Ninjago World.

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Edinburgh's new 45 million concert hall would be built behind RBS's historic head office on St Andrew Square.

Holyrood told new concert venue is 'critical' for Edinburgh

A new flagship concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town is of “critical” importance, the Scottish Parliament has heard.

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Photographer Frank Hayley seen with an early movie camera beneath the bow of the 'Endurance.'

Images of Shackleton's 'Endurance' expedition revealed in Edinburgh

Dozens of dramatic pictures capturing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed Antarctic exhibition and his crew’s desperate battle for survival have gone on display in Edinburgh.
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The Hogmanay celebrations take place with thousands of people celebrating the New Year

Hogmanay bosses reveal plans for additional events

Early evening fireworks and a family-friendly concert will be staged in Edinburgh for the first time on Hogmanay as part of a major expansion of its winter festivals under new organisers.

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The historic caverns which are now an innovative attraction.

Travel: ‘Hanging tough’ for underground adventures in old slate mining town

It used to be the slate capital of the world, tiling the roofs of customers across the globe thanks to its international reputation for outstanding quality.

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A tunnel under the EICC will be playing host to a new "immersive theatre" production of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting.

The 10 most unusual places to watch an Edinburgh Fringe show

With a record 3398 shows in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme there is no shortage to choose from. But here are 10 of the most unusual places where you can see a show in August.
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