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The Beatles, Get Back and London: on the trail of a timeless story – video

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In early 1969, John, Paul, George and Ringo worked on a project in London that would result in an amazing performance on a West End rooftop, and some of their most-loved songs. The story is captured in the new documen...

Yamas! On the retsina trail on the Greek island of Skopelos

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We’re high in the mountains above Skopelos town and there’s not a single Mamma Mia! fan in sight. A warm breeze stirs the trees, filling the air with the citric scent of pine needles as we follow the Retsina Trail, on...

A global first links 13 of Scotland’s Unesco cities and sites in a digital trail

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Long renowned as the birthplace of literary heroes and authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Muriel Spark, Edinburgh is one of 13 sites in Scotland recognised by Unesco as a place of international importance. Now the...

Native Trail surges to Dewhurst Stakes victory and four races unbeaten

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Native Trail extended his unbeaten record to four races and confirmed his status as the winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas with a convincing success in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, surging into the ...

My Alpine trail running adventure holiday in Switzerland

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‘Freedom. That’s what you’re chasing in the mountains.” I was hurrying along a slope below Mont Fort in Verbier to keep pace with Emily Vaudan, a trail running guide for new activity company Bee Heidi, and I kept stop...

Fossil fever: driving and digging on Australia’s dinosaur trail

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Picturing western Queensland as the floor of an ocean takes imagination – but it doesn’t take long to find evidence of prehistoric plenty. Guardian Australia lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman recommends this story where we...

Hiking trail where California family was found dead closed due to ‘unknown hazards’

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A popular national forest in California has closed trails near where a couple, their baby and the family dog were found dead last month. Pointing to “unknown hazards found in and near the Savage Lundy trail”, official...

Runner dies from injuries after falling in Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc mountain race

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A Czech ultra runner died from his injuries after falling at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc’s TDS mountain race, organisers reported on Wednesday. The incident occurred on the descent of the Passeur de Pralognanwith th...

Investigators seek clues after California family found dead on hiking trail

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Investigators were searching for clues in the unexplained deaths of a California couple, their baby and the family dog in a remote area of the Sierra national forest. John Gerrish, his wife, Ellen Chung, their one-yea...

The Beach of Dreams trail left me dazzled by an Essex I never expected

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I stand aside to let a tractor go past down the lane and only then notice the field of sunflowers. There is a sign out front: Please help yourself. I wander up the side of the plot and stand among thousands of yellow ...

Slovenia’s new Juliana Trail reveals a land of water, rock and forest

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They call the Soča the emerald river. To my eyes it’s turquoise, or sometimes a shocking shade of sapphire. Or like crushed crystal, coaxed into flow. Either way, it’s irresistible. Our trail runs by it and, step afte...

The Cape Wrath trail: walking Scotland’s hidden roads – in pictures

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It’s day three of 17 on the Cape Wrath Trail, and I’m descending to a ruined settlement with Nicky Easton from Ashtead in Surrey. “We wanted to get into the wilderness. For me it’s about the space, the remoteness, get...

‘It’s like being in Jurassic Park’: a trail runner’s guide to Madeira

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That Madeira airport’s runway sits on a purpose-built stilted platform above the ocean tells you a lot about the island. Scarcely an inch of it is flat; rather, it’s a place of plunging, vertiginous extremes. It is, s...

‘Shaking and bleeding’: plea for protection after violence on Batley and Spen campaign trail

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“This is the worst election I have ever seen in my life,” says Dr Abdulrehman Rajpura. The 77-year-old retired GP and former chairman of the local mosque had just hung up the phone to an officer from West Yorkshire po...

Labour activists ‘egged and kicked’ on Batley and Spen campaign trail

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Labour activists in the Batley and Spen byelection have been pelted with eggs and kicked in the head while on the campaign trail, the region’s mayor has said. Tracy Brabin, the newly elected mayor of West Yorkshire, s...

‘He’s not a quitter’: faithful out in force as Trump gets back to the campaign trail

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There were raucous cheers and boos. There were Secret Service agents and metal detectors, food trailers in long grass and loudspeakers booming songs by Elton John and Dolly Parton. There were flags, hats, and T-shirts...

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