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England

Ribbleshead Station, North Yorkshire, England.

England

England rail routes: Ride the never say die line

Anthony Dennis If you snooze you lose, Anthony Dennis finds on one of England's most treasured rail routes.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks… Are city passes good value?

People queue outside the Louvre' pyramid in Paris, during the first

Michael Gebicki One persuasive argument in favour of city passes is that they allow you to bypass ticket queues.

The Backpacker

Welcome to the world's worst road trip

Bus tours can be fantastic, life-changing adventures ... but sometimes they go wrong.

The Backpacker Buses don't have to reverse, if your driver knows where he's going.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Cycling the Danube

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

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Photo galleries

Photos

British hit the beach as temperatures soar

Two girls take a photograph of themselves on their mobile phone as they relax in the warm weather in Hyde Park on July 18, 2014 in London, England. The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert as temperatures soar to their highest of the year.

Britons were sent scampering for shade and water as the temperature soared to 29.1C, the highest level of the year so far, during a forecast heatwave.

Photos

So bad it's good: when tourist attractions go wrong

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain.

From world-famous landmarks originally dismissed as monstrosities to bungled construction projects and half-baked theme parks, sometimes getting it wrong makes a site far more attractive.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Tourists beware: thievery hotspots around the world

London may not have the reputation for crime that some other cities do, but it's actually one of Europe's worst cities for thieves.

Mark Juddery When a bag containing my laptop and smartphone was stolen in London, it was a shock to me - but not to the locals.

Europe

Budget best: cheapest ways to do Europe's greatest cities

Eiffel Tower Paris Heat

Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Travel News

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

Passengers are seen near a flight information board in the departures hall at Helsink-Vantaa airport in Helsinki, Finland.

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

Paris tourist spot overrun by 'dirty' rats

10:13am | Hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden at Louvre, but there is just one drawback - 'dirty' rats.

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