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  • Ashes: Take out Pom's key cogs and the wheels could fall off

    Posted July 9, 2013 by TNTSport: Mick Gadd

    Warning, this blog comes with a tinge of optimism... Let's face it, England look the goods. They are the rightful favourites in the Ashes series in which the first Duke flies - hopefully for whoever's got it in their mitt not to second slip - tomorrow.  They'll line up with a steady, consis...

  • John Inverdale finally goes full Partridge

    Posted July 8, 2013 by Oliver Jones

      Whilst we're all aware that something miraculous happened at Wimbledon this weekend, it may have escaped your notice that another transformation was finally completed at SW13. BBC presenter John Inverdale, after years of threatening it, finally went full Partridge. The coiffured veteran ...

  • What’s On In London This Week: 8-14 July

    Posted July 8, 2013 by Zoe Craig

    Summer’s hotting up in London this week, with a whole host of fun things to see and do. Here are my top tips for your week ahead:     Proms, Royal Albert Hall, 12 Jul-7 Sep If you’ve never experienced the BBC Proms, put it on your list of things to do this summer. The ori...

  • Day 3687 - Vortex Ball Quest

    Posted July 6, 2013 by Geraldine Williams

    So, some friends of mine decided to have an impromptu day in the sun, spent in Lloyds Park. I decided that no picnic is complete without a Nerf Vortex ball… So I go off at 8:30 this morning after faffing for 20 minutes over which pair of board shorts to wear, on a mission to find said ball&he...

  • Kraków and Poznań: Poland’s very different medieval cities

    Posted July 6, 2013 by Ian Packham

    Kraków, in Poland’s south, is the first experience of Eastern Europe for many tourists. It has been a poster child for Polish tourism since the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 26th December 1991. A visit to Kraków is considered de rigour, and I believe it is also worth planni...

  • Relax for Free

    Posted July 5, 2013 by Elyse Moore

    If you are a budget traveller who never wants to go home I have a chance for you to stretch those pennies. Too cheap to sign up for wwoofing and Help X? Me too. Listen here, I am currently writing to you whilst sunning myself on a balcony overlooking a glorious beach. I am staying in an apartment wi...

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    Posted July 4, 2013 by Helen Elfer

    Ever feel like trying to arrange your holiday is like a long, painful lesson in budget economics?   First the hours spent wondering if a 16-hour stopover in Frankfurt is worth it to save £40 on flights.   Then there’s the row with your travel buddies over whether hostel bre...

  • Walking Regent's Canal

    Posted July 3, 2013 by Mark Hodson

      The Regent's Canal runs a distance of eight miles from Little Venice to Limehouse Basin, and makes for a great day's walking through picturesque North London and the old and new sites of the East.   The canal was built 200 years ago to connect the Grand Union Canal (between London a...

  • Ice cream for breakfast: a new gimmick in Soho

    Posted July 1, 2013 by Laura Chubb

    Cocktail bars inside fridges, after-dinner thumb wars, squid ink cocktails - in the world of London’s food and drink offerings, there is nothing better than a good gimmick. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Soho gelato joint Comboco has started serving ice cream for breakfast, comp...

  • Thank you TNT

    Posted July 1, 2013 by Lynda Hatton

    I want to say a {{{BIG}}} thank you to TNT.  I won 2 tickects to the WWE RAW which is going to be a surprise gift for my sons.  Again.. Thank you thank you thank you  :D

  • Is 'Budget Yoga' Worth Sweating Over?

    Posted June 30, 2013 by Viki Imrie

    ‘You’ll have your forehead on your shins in no time,’ I was assured, as my latest yoga teacher inserted scraps of toilet roll under my hands to stop them from slipping on my sweat-drenched mat. The thing bothering about me the aforementioned sweat-drenched mat was that it wasn&rsqu...

  • Surfing and bodyboarding Croyde Bay

    Posted June 28, 2013 by Alex Townley

    Last Wednesday (June 19th) my friend Tim and I drove down to Croyde Bay, North Devon, for our yearly surfing fix and third trip to the village.  Travelling by train from London to Aylesbury, where my gear was stored, I drove us down on the hottest day of the year so far. We were stuck in a smal...

  • Do you really know all of your Facebook friends?

    Posted June 28, 2013 by Amy Donegan

    Thanks to Facebook, the label "friend" has a whole new meaning.   Let's face it, everyone has these so-called "friends" on Facebook, who, a) they've never met, b) they haven't spoken to since they left school or c) they only have because they're "friends" of "friends".   So why do ...

  • Is Kick-Ass 2 too violent? And who exactly is offended?

    Posted June 27, 2013 by Alasdair Morton

    Jim Carrey spoke out earlier this week saying that Kick-Ass 2 – in which he stars – is too violent. The issue of violence in the movies is a debate that has raged for endless years, but in this instance is again linked to a specific incident, the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. ...

  • Volunteering abroad

    Posted June 26, 2013 by Nicola Dunkinson

    Volunteering abroad comes in all shapes and forms, from working with animals and conservation projects to building projects and teaching.  So if there is something you are particularly passionate about then there are a lot different projects out there for you to find your perfect placement.&nbs...

  • Guaranteed sun: how to get a good last minute deal

    Posted June 25, 2013 by Daisy Parker

    There’s really nothing better than a British summer’s day (particularly when you throw strawberries and Pimms into the mix) but let’s face it, they can be few and far between… and often they happen whilst we’re in the office. A combination of hope for a scorching summe...

  • Too Cool to Cruise?

    Posted June 24, 2013 by Sara Hardman

    So, I’ve been invited on a family holiday. “How does a week away sound?” says my Dad. “Seven nights exploring a few cities in Europe, as much food and drink as you can consume; balcony rooms – all with sea views.” I let this sink in for a minute as the cheer of ...