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How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

Plunge in apprentice numbers highlights fears over quality of training

A fresh plunge in the number of people starting apprenticeships and growing concerns about the quality of training have sparked further criticism of a shake-up of the system.<p>New figures from the Department for Education revealed a 25pc plunge in the number of people starting apprenticeships.<p>Just …

Employment

Five of the best scenic bike rides in the West Country

These cycle routes, taking in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, come from a new book, Lost Lanes West, which reveals some of England’s less-well-known, but no-less-exciting, byways<p>Around the Purbecks<p><b>Dorset</b><b><br>Type of ride</b> Cliffs, coast roads, wild swims and a lost village<b><br>Start/finish</b> Wareham<b><br>Distance</b> 45</b> …

Scotland

8 bold and quirky downstairs toilet design ideas, as seen at Grand Designs Live

Including a design inspired by the upcoming royal wedding!<p><b>Cloakroom, downstairs toilet, lavatory... whatever you call it, this room in the home is often the least thought about when it comes to decorating, but isn't it about time that changed?</b><p>The Lavatory Project by Anna-Maria Casas at this year's …

Interior Design

Every Eurovision Song Contest winner since 1956

The countdown is on! There's just hours left until the 2018 <i>Eurovision Song Contest</i> winner is crowned.<p>Whoever is this year's champion will be …

Eurovision Song Contest

More Brits than ever are choosing staycations over holidays abroad – and these are the 2 best places

According to a new travel study…<p>Which would you pick? An exotic beach holiday in a faraway land or a staycation in your home country with a gamble on …

Travel

Cracks in nuclear reactor will hit EDF Energy with £120m bill

Problems at Hunterston B in Scotland trigger doubts over six other 1970s and 80s plants<p>The six month closure of one of Britain’s oldest nuclear reactors will burn a £120m hole in the revenues of owner EDF Energy and has raised questions over the reliability of the country’s ageing nuclear fleet.<p>EDF …

Nuclear Energy

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls en famille. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

10 European flight routes that are actually quicker by train or bus

Staying on the ground is also kinder to the environment<p>Most of us would assume that flying is always the fastest form of transport, zipping us from …

Trains

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

English households face biggest council tax rises in 14 years

Average 5.1% increase on band D properties comes despite local authorities cutting services<p>Households will be hit with the steepest council tax rise in 14 years from April, with the average household in England paying £81 more at a time when most local authorities are driving though big cuts to …

United Kingdom

Classic Menswear Essentials That’ll Never Go Out of Style

<b>If you’re looking to update your wardrobe,</b> you might want to consider investing in some classic fashion essentials. Though fashion trends change each …

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.<p>The results of the study were presented Sunday at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The …

Biomedicine

8 Signs Your Partner Is Tolerating You Rather Than Accepting You

There's nothing worse than feeling like you're with someone who just "tolerates" you, rather than fully loves you for who you are. Everyone deserves …

18 reasons why Finland is the greatest country on Earth

Finland has now enjoyed 100 years of independence.<p>And we thought a hundredth birthday was more than enough excuse to run through why the Scandinavian nation might just be one of the greatest countries on the planet. Here are 18 reasons why.<p>1. It's the safest country on Earth<p>According to the 2018 …

The 60 greatest female singer-songwriters of all time

Best UK staycations: The Bazaar guide

Where to go for a decadent break without having to board a flight

The alternative bucket list: 17 world wonders you've never heard of

Northern Lights

Brexit impact studies leak reveals which regions will be hit hardest

Theresa May's Brexit "war cabinet" will meet again on Thursday against a backdrop of official forecasts showing the regions and sectors of the economy which face being hardest-hit by withdrawing from the European Union.<p>Impact studies released to MPs by the Government reveal the North East of …

United Kingdom

8 cool European cities to visit in 2018 before the hipsters arrive

From Belgrade to Hamburg, where to go for an alternative city break not overrun with tourists...<p>Belgrade, Serbia<p>Neighbouring music festival Exit has …

European Travel

Britain's favourite walks: The top 10

1. Helvellyn, Lake District - 16.3km (10.1 miles)<p>This four-hour walk through England's third highest peak requires a decent level of fitness and is …

Hiking

25 invigorating fitness holidays to transform your 2018

February is upon us. Oh dear. It’s said 80 per cent of New Year’s resolutions fail before the middle of this month. You might have really, really meant to get fit in 2018, but if you haven’t addressed your ability to maintain that early January motivation, you probably won’t succeed. Which is where …

The travel tips that will seriously boost your holiday game in 2018

Prepare that out of office, guys<p>It's the new year, and, sure, that means resolutions and possibly even (um) dry January. But it also means... brand new holiday allowance at work, baby!<p>But before you hastily blow all your annual leave on next year's girls trip to Ibiza or Mykonos, read our handy …

The world’s best detox spa retreats for 2018

Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand<p>This is the clever option for those that want to get properly visible results, but in a holistic setting, with a blast of …

The 18 hottest hotel openings for 2018

Lutetia, Paris<p>Paris’s hotel scene has never been shinier, smarter or more exciting than it is right now. Two of its grand dames, The Ritz Paris and …

Transformational travel: wellness retreats to change your life in 2018

It's inevitable: the dawn of a new year means people everywhere are making fresh commitments to <i>finally</i> get back into shape or to improve their health. Challenging though it can be, the process is made significantly easier when expert guidance is readily available and your exertions are undertaken …

Roger Moore: A Life in Pictures

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

The discovery of two neutron stars violently colliding has been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2017 by the journal Science.<p>Scientists from …

Albert Einstein

Best movies on TV over Christmas 2017

With all the family round, deciding what movies to watch over the festive season is one of the toughest Christmas choices you'll make, especially if …

Entertainment