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Telegraph Travel Awards 2014: win a luxury Verbier chalet stay

<b>Bramble Ski, Verbier</b><p><b>Value: £14,000</b><p>A week-long stay for eight people at Victoria 111 in Verbier with Bramble Ski (brambleski.com) including return transfers, champagne reception, concierge, two day’s ski instruction, breakfast, tea and five course evening meal.<p><b>Victoria 111</b><p>This modern, stylishly …

Dining Rooms

The fight to save the elephants has new urgency

A new report estimates that poachers killed 20,000 African elephants in 2013. The world is now losing more elephants than the population can reproduce.<p>The report was issued by The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).<p>Leigh Henry, senior policy advisor of wildlife …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Decorations

Joe McNally Shares Some Incredibly Useful Lighting & Basic Photography Tips

Joe McNally knows a good bit more about lighting than many photographers out there, and in this short video he shares a great deal of information …

Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

Grand Tours

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

Homemade Veggie Dogs

Af few weeks ago, my family had a craving for hot dogs, and having heard so much about Field Roast Frankfurters*, I decided to give them a try. When …

Pineapple Coconut Water

Once or twice a year, I buy a pineapple. It feels like a strange thing to purchase in San Francisco. Pineapples = hot tropics, beaches, bare feet, …

Vegan Brunch Ideas

A vegan brunch can be delicious, filling, and inviting. Here are tips for switching out the animal products to create an impressive vegan …

Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant review – when David Bowie ruled the world

How the fallout from a tragic event at a university in Yorkshire affects a group of friends who met there in the 1970s<p>This is the story of friendships that cohere at a northern university in the 70s. The narrator, Adele, was born and brought up in a Jewish family in Liverpool: "I grew up to be the …

Arrowhead by Ruth Eastham review – Vikings, magic and murder mystery

Fans of Alan Garner will find themselves on familiar territory with Eastham's powerful new thriller<p>Two-thirds of the way through Ruth Eastham's powerful new thriller the story's hero, 13-year-old Jack, enters a museum and stands before the dragon prow of a restored Viking ship, gripped by its …

The Saturday Poem: Extremophile

by Sheenagh Pugh<p>Two miles below the light, bacteria<br>live without sun, thrive on sulphur<br>in a cave of radioactive rock,<br>and, blind in the night of the ocean floor,<br>molluscs that feed only on wood<br>wait for wrecks. White tubeworms heap<br>in snowdrifts around hydrothermal vents,<br>at home in scalding heat. …

Shadows of summer

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Tour de France 2014, stage 1 and 2 in Yorkshire: where to watch it

Normally, high up in the Yorkshire countryside, birdsong and the wind are all that assail your ears. You can walk for miles, see nobody and hear nothing. But that was before the Tour de France came along.<p>In July, the world’s largest annual sporting event pitches up in God’s Own County, which hosts …