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Where do the Italians go on holiday? 10 hidden gems

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From colourful Cinque Terre fishing villages to swanky Portofino, Liguria has long attracted tourists. Yet venture west of Portofino and you find an altogether more authentic fishing village, devoid of designer stores...

Hidden France: why I fell in love with peaceful, scenic Auvergne

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The irony of visiting a 17th-century plague chapel in the midst of a 21st-century pandemic wasn’t lost on me when I donned my mask, sanitised my hands and stepped into the cool of a tiny church. It was built in 1628 s...

The hidden long-term risks of surgery: ‘It gives people’s brains a hard time’

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In 2004, Mario Cibelli was preparing a 75-year-old patient for a big cardiac operation when the patient’s daughter asked for a quick word. “She explained to me how worried she was about the surgery,” says Cibelli, a c...

Sword found hidden in cane during X-ray scan at Logan airport

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A man passing through a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) checkpoint was stopped for having a sword concealed in his cane – and claimed he had no idea the blade was there. Around noon last Tuesday, TSA officers at ...

Hidden camera gets first live UK footage of wild white-tailed eagle hatching

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A hidden camera has captured the first live UK footage of a wild white-tailed eagle hatching. Staff at RSPB Scotland’s Abernethy nature reserve in the Cairngorms, where the eaglet hatched, described it as being “such ...

Hidden Italy: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track

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It’s now more than two years since Italy was the first western country to declare a nationwide lockdown. After travel started again, some Italophiles were surprised to find a country with a very un-British attitude to...

Hidden Greece: where to stay and what to do away from the beaten track

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Gorgeous Greece has always been a classic, go-to summer holiday destination, and the pandemic served as a stark reminder that tourism is the main motor driving the economy. As a result, many new initiatives were rushe...

Hidden Croatia: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track

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Despite all the restrictions and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Croatia’s tourism industry made a decent show of bouncing back last year – to about two-thirds of its 2019 levels. And the perennial hotspots of Dub...

TV tonight: a murky whodunnit in Welsh crime drama Hidden

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This atmospheric Welsh crime drama returns for a third season, and DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) is at a job interview in Liverpool ready to take on urban living and crime. But before making any big moves, she’s...

The hidden lives of New Zealand’s ‘takeout kids’

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“The customers teach me about life. Working teaches me about life. Basically, everything here at the restaurant is life,” says Rama Bani Khalid, a charismatic, curly-haired 12-year-old. Rama is a takeout kid: one of m...

New York girl missing for two years found alive in a hidden staircase room

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Two years after she went missing, a six-year-old girl has been found alive and in good health in a makeshift room underneath a staircase in a house in New York state, according to police who said they suspected she wa...

App reveals hidden stories of black Britons in Trafalgar Square

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Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter has launched an augmented reality project to help people understand more about the stories of black Britons. On the 32nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison, Tukwini Mandela sai...

Hidden depths: why do we know so little about what happens to a lake in winter?

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It is a cold January morning and mist hangs over Windermere like a thick wool blanket. The lake looks to be asleep. The researchers that have gathered on its shores to sample the water peer into the distance and decid...

What are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil supplements? – podcast

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They may be one of the world’s favourite supplements but, according to a recent study, more than one in 10 fish oil capsules are rancid. Most of the oil comes from Peruvian anchovetas, a type of anchovy, which is also...

Hidden cameras found in locker room of top German women’s handball team

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German police are investigating after two hidden cameras were found in the locker room of a leading women’s handball team, the club said on Thursday. TuS Metzingen, who play in the top-tier Bundesliga, said the camera...

Running around Waimapihi Reserve in the dark my headtorch revealed hidden treasures

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I’m scared of getting lost in the bush. This is unusual for an essayist. Most of us like to go for a walk in disorienting landscapes and get completely lost so that we can write about it. Rebecca Solnit wrote that ge...

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