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Select Committee investigates healthier options for parents and carers on their commute to school

A call to strengthen efforts to change the way children travel to and from school has come from County Councillors on Buckinghamshire's Transport, Environment and Communities Select Committee today (Tuesday March 21).

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Indoor target practice with the Mounties.

Travel: Training with the Mounties and discovering a gangsters hideout

In his second features about one of Canada's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding spends time with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at their headquarters in Regina and discovers the hiding place of one of America's most notorious criminals.
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James Redden will be attempting a record breaking solo trek to the South Pole

James Redden plans record breaking solo trek to the South Pole

Intrepid fundraiser, James Redden will be journeying to one of the most inhospitable and least visited places on the planet to raise funds and awareness for the music and learning disabilities charity, Soundabout.

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Riding the range: Alan Wooding lived out a boyhood dream on a Canadian ranch.

Travel: Living out a Wild West dream

Mention Canada and most people immediately think of a trip through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver – but In the first of two features about one of the Commonwealth country's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding enjoys all that the prairie state of Saskatchewan has to offer.

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STORM DORIS: London Midland advising people not to travel

Due to Storm Doris London Midland is advising rail users not to travel today.

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Parma Cathedral with the Baptistery's leaning tower.

Travel: Hamming it up in Italy

There is no such thing as spaghetti Bolognese.

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Martime Museum

Travel: Hull of a culture shock

Hull? Why the heck are you off to Hull?"

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Solny Square in Wroclaw, Poland.

Travel: Moving into Pole position

It's a tricky city to pronounce, presuming you've even heard of it, but once you've nailed its name, Wroclaw (pronounced Vrots-Vaaff) in southwest Poland, is easy enough to visit, especially for a short break.

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Dam Square in Amsterdam was awash with spring colour on National Tulip Day.

Travel: Free tulips in Amsterdam

The new season for cut tulips began in Holland last Saturday (21 January) and it attracted attention from around the world as the Dutch tulip growers (TPN) organised their sixth annual National Tulip Day.

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Svalbard

Travel: Enjoying an arctic expedition

With flying times from the UK to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard less than six hours away, and no long sea journeys involved, it is possible to experience the true majesty of the Arctic, just 500 miles from the North Pole, without having to travel to Canada, Alaska, Greenland or Russia.

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Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Some of the latecomers arrive back in Leeuwarden after dark.

Travel: A unique Dutch winter challenge

With a cold snap currently sweeping across Europe, more than 15,000 Dutch ice-skaters and more than two million winter sports fans have been waiting patiently since 1997 for a proper big freeze in the hope that 2017 will be the year in which the Elfstedentocht is permitted to go ahead.

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Florence Nightingale fundraiser

Adventurous trekkers raise £4k for Florence Nightingale charity

A trio of intrepid trekkers have raised over £4,000 for Florence Nightingale Hospice, by completing the Charity’s first ever Trek Peru challenge.

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Travel writer Ella Walker outside Jane Austen's house.

Travel: Book a novel weekend break

Trudging through the misty graveyard of St Nicholas Church in Steventon, Hampshire on a chilly Saturday morning, I could really do with some of the ringed patterns Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra strapped to their boots to keep off the sodden, muddy ground.

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The Met Office have issued a yellow warning across the south of England

Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for Friday

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind and snow across Buckinghamshire, set to arrive on Friday.

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Helsinki's Tuomiokirkko Cathedral in Finland

Travel: Where to go in 2017

Sarah Marshall checks out five different destinations for you to consider this year.

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Near Miss at Griffin Lane Level Crossing

Near miss at Griffin Lane level crossing prompts stark warning

Network Rail has urged vigilance after harrowing film footage emerged of a cyclist narrowly cheating death.

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

Urged on by a series grunts and whistles, Joseph’s two long-haired dachshunds raced into the sun-dappled Istrian forest and within minutes had helped unearth a small black truffle.

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Woburn Forest will be lit up with over 70,000 fairy lights.

TRAVEL: Tonnes of artificial snow and 70,000 fairy lights set to turn Woburn Forest into Winter Wonderland

Between November 7 and December 19 Center Parcs will transform all five of its villages into spectacular Winter Wonderlands.

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