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East London’s top five green spaces

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Springfield Park, Hackney, and Walthamstow MarshesTwo miles north-west of the Olympic Park, tranquil Springfield Park (hackney.gov.uk/springfield-park.htm) runs up the steep bank from the River Lee, affording expansive views over Walthamstow Marshes to the Lee Valley. Its 16 hectares (40 acres) ...Read More »

Hostex Cape features full line-up of events and exhibitors

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Hostex Cape promises a busy line-up of events and over 220 exhibitors in one hall at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Its popular regular offerings include the South African Chefs Association's (SACA) Chefs Village and the HomeGrown/SME Village. New features ...Read More »

With the kids: My perfect London day out by the author of London by Bus

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Every time I help Martha, my three-year-old daughter, put on her coat, she asks the same question: "Daddy, are we going to the fairy tree?" I took her and Seth, my 18-month-old son, to Kensington Gardens a couple of months ...Read More »

Hilton Worldwide further strengthens its position in Egypt with launch of 17th property

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Shortly after the announcement of the new Hilton Heliopolis 485-room and 150-apartment hotel to open in Cairo in 2014, Hilton Worldwide has announced that the 164-room Hilton Zamalek Residence Cairo hotel is due to open much sooner, in July 2010. North ...Read More »

Young chefs demonstrate their skills in fine-dining cuisine

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The Chane des Rtisseurs held its annual Jeunes Commis mystery basket cooking competition in all of its regions in South Africa simultaneously on 15 March. The young chefs competed to enter the national finals in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of ...Read More »

BA and Iberia to merge

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British Airways, one of the biggest carriers of business and leisure travellers to Southern Africa, and Iberia, a Spanish airline, have signed a deal to merge and create one of the world's biggest airline groups. The BBC reported today that the ...Read More »

A painting holiday in Cornwall

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The blue sea of Lamorna bay sparkles in the mid-morning sun as we jump out of the van, tuck our boards under our arms and stroll towards the beach. I've come to this beautiful fishing cove on the Penwith peninsula ...Read More »

New airport hotel to open at OR Tambo

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Johannesburg will have another new airport hotel in time for the FIFA World Cup 2010 when the Premier Hotel OR Tambo International opens in March. Only 500 metres from the Gautrain Station, 1.2km from the terminals and served by a free ...Read More »

National Trust holiday cottages: sleeping with the past

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We're all aware of the term "busman's holiday". But how many of us have actually been on one? (I discount those with the surname Bussman.) Well I can now say that I have. I'm a radio presenter, and recently went ...Read More »

New Paternoster guesthouse woos domestic tourism market

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Abalone House is a new five-star boutique guesthouse that opened in Paternoster along the Atlantic coast earlier this week. The property features 10 suites designed around a central courtyard. Eight of the rooms have sea views and some feature private outdoor ...Read More »

Durban’s Royal Grill gets a makeover

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The 70-year-old Royal Grill Restaurant, located in the Royal Hotel in Durban's historic city centre, has been transformed to expose opulent textures, luxurious finishes and lavish decor. All of which will be revealed to guests this month presenting diners with ...Read More »

Alaskan Splendor

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You'll be hard-pressed to find an area in Alaska that isn't scenic. Spectacular mountain ranges, sweeping marine panoramas, and mile upon mile of open tundra are possible backdrops. ·  Scenic Drives Alaska's long stretches of highway make for one amazing road trip. ·  ...Read More »