Travel: An enthralling African adventure that will live long in the memory

The first film I saw in cinemascope as a young boy was called Shaka.

The Old Swan, Harrogate

Win: an overnight break and afternoon tea in Harrogate

Fancy taking afternoon tea for free?

Pancake Day is finally here.

Shrove Tuesday: Everything you need to know

It's finally the time of year again when pancakes aren't just for breakfast. As you prepare for many hungry mouths to feed, empty bags of flour and a couple of failed mixture attempts in the bin, we answer everything you need to know about Shrove Tuesday.

An armed policeman on the beach in Sousse, Tunisia, following the June 2015 terrorist attack at the beach.  Pic: PA.

Thomas Cook resumes flights to Tunisia after Sousse terror attack

The first package holiday to Tunisia sold to UK customers after the Sousse massacre begins today.
Kids get to plant a tree for free at The Alnwick Garden

Kids get to plant a tree for free at The Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden is always an ideal spot for a family day out, but this February half term you’ll be able to claim your own little patch of it

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Easter 2018.

What date is Easter this year? When is Lent? Do you know when Easter is?

One of the happiest holidays of the year is Easter, here's what you need to know about it.
The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal

Win a two night break for two in Northumberland worth £400

The Sunderland Echo is giving you the chance to win a fantastic Northumberland break at The Lindisfarne Inn – the nearest mainland inn to Holy Island.

Art Noveau Stairs in the Stadtpark.

Travel: Vienna - the cool capital suited for all ages, budgets and varied tastes

It is a burgeoning city with sights-a-plenty, slick public transport and a culture and music scene that’s surely among the world’s best.

The Hog's Head Inn in Alnwick, Northumberland

Win a two-night break for two at Hog’s Head Inn, Alnwick, Northumberland

When the temperature dips, it’s time to head to the hottest place to visit in the UK – Northumberland and a cosy inn stay away.

Long Ashes Park.

Travel: Enjoy living a life of luxury - just for the weekend - in Yorkshire Dales

The sun rose slowly over the North Yorkshire moors as we looked out of the windows of our luxury lodge.
You had plenty to say about the passport fees. Picture: PA.

'Get it before the prices go up' - Readers react to passport fees hike

Dozens of you have made moves to renew your passports following the announcement that the prices could change "in weeks".

Make sure you check the small print on your policy.

Why you should check the small print on your travel insurance policy

People booking holidays are being reminded that insurance claims made for mishaps while they are away could be turned down if they have been drinking too much alcohol.

Ye Olde Bell

Review: Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve driven past Blyth services at junction 34 on the A1.
Holidaymakers are being offered the chance to reserve sunbeds without the daily dash to put a towel down. Pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Thomas Cook offers holidaymakers chance to reserve their sunbed

Holidaymakers are being offered the chance to reserve sunbeds without the daily dash to put a towel down.
Monastir Beach, in the Sahel area.

Travel: Tunisia is back on the tourist map and well worth a visit during 2018

Tunisian tourist chiefs breathed a collective sigh of relief when one of Britain’s favourite holiday resorts was taken off the “Don’t Go” list late last year.

Photos by Sean Elliott Photography

North East castle offers Game of Thrones experience for couples

Fancy romancing your partner in Westeros this Valentine’s?

The stylish Absalon Hotel on Helgolandsgade, Vesterbro.

Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital

A large chunk of our great continent which has eluded me until now is Scandanavia, so when I took the plunge and decided to visit Copenhagen, in a country thought to be one of the happiest in the world, I couldn’t wait to get there.
Les Charmettes.

Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.

Making a fraudulent claim is a criminal offence.

Warning over holiday sickness claims as research shows fifth of Britons approached

One in five Britons (19%) has been approached about making a compensation claim for holiday sickness, according to new research.

One of the suites at Ramside Hall  Hotel

Ramside Hall Hotel scoops top accolade from Visit England

A County Durham hotel is now rated among the finest in the country, after picking up a top accolade from Visit England.

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