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A local’s guide to Glasgow: five great things to do

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Artist Annie Hutchinson has fallen in love with Glasgow since moving there to live and work three years ago. The West End is one of the glitziest bits of the city, and the Finnieston area is nicely crowded with good...

A local’s guide to Perugia, Italy: five great things to do

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A writer and walking guide living in Perugia for 12 years, Gianluigi Bettin is co-author of the Via di Francesco guidebook (Terre di Mezzo, €20). Perugia is a great place to enjoy products and specialities from all o...

Bali is reopening to tourists, but nervous locals wonder what the future will bring

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After being shuttered for 17 months, the upmarket Hujan Locale restaurant in the Balinese town of Ubud is slowly coming back to life. Outside, staff greet a box truck driver who delivers fresh vegetables and stacks of...

A local’s guide to Berlin: five great things to do

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Art entrepreneur Johann König has been living in the German capital for 20 years. In 2002, he set up his influential König Galerie , which today is housed in a brutalist former church in Kreuzberg. For German cuisine...

A local’s guide to Montenegro: sights, beaches, food and places to stay

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From green lakes to the blue Adriatic coast to massive mountains in the north, Montenegro’s has a definite wow factor. People come here looking for untouched nature and to escape the crowds and, apart from certain spo...

A local’s guide to Menton, France: five great things to do

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A specialist in trompe l’oeil art and frescoes ancient and modern, Fabien Gauthier has lived in Menton since 1972 Le Petit Port, on a leafy square next to the harbour, is a great family-run restaurant whose owner, Ga...

‘I feel like I am not safe with anyone’: locals speak out after Sarah Everard revelations

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“It could have been anyone. We would all have done the same thing and got into the car, especially during Covid restrictions,” says Jenny, 33, holding her five-month-old daughter in her arms. On Poynders Road, in Clap...

‘The sharks are hiding’: locals claim deep-sea mining off Papua New Guinea has stirred up trouble

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To catch a shark in the waters off Papua New Guinea, first the men sing. They sing the names of their ancestors and their respects to the shark. They shake a coconut rattle into the sea, luring the animals from the d...

A local’s guide to Málaga: five great things to do

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After moving to the Costa del Sol six years ago, Mark Holness opened Café de Estraperlo, close to the harbour in Málaga, with his associate José Luis Gallardo. A popular meeting point for malagueños and visitors alike...

‘Wine is our livelihood’: locals still recovering from German floods

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Tanja Lingen barely dares to think about the night her two sons went into the family vineyard cellar to salvage what they could of the supplies and equipment as waters from the nearby river Ahr rose to dangerous level...

From masala dosa to smoked lobster: the 10 best eats in Edinburgh – locals’ picks

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From the best street eats to the most innovative delicacies being plated up today, the Scottish capital has never been more of a vibrant foodie destination. Come with hungry hearts and minds and Edinburgh will never c...

‘It’s not freedom day for locals’: tourist hotspots wary of 19 July invasion

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Local residents and business owners in tourist hotspots across England say they are dreading an influx of unmasked, non-socially distanced visitors after the 19 July “freedom day”. The date marks the end of social dis...

A local’s guide to Malta: 10 top tips

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Malta claims to be the first EU country to have achieved herd immunity. Vaccinations recently extended to all over-16s and 58.6% of the population have had two jabs. Since 2020, 420 people have died of the virus, an...

‘Is this about that article?’ Didsbury locals dismiss ‘no-go areas’ claims

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Walking down Burton Road on Monday afternoon, it is hard not to wonder if another Didsbury exists elsewhere after a report at the weekend described “no-go areas” where white people fear the threat of religious violenc...

Eritrean soldiers killed 19 civilians in latest Tigray atrocity, locals claim

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Eritrean soldiers killed 19 civilians in a village at the foot of an internationally celebrated rock-hewn church in Tigray three weeks ago, witnesses, relatives and local residents have claimed, the latest alleged atr...

Porto locals’ anger as Covid rules eased for Champions League final fans

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A last-minute decision to relax Covid-19 safety rules for Saturday’s Champions League final has angered locals as hundreds of English fans not wearing masks packed Porto’s riverside bars on Friday night. European foot...

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