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Did England simply switch off in Scotland...or does their defeat point towards a more troubling problem?

And then there was one: one side who can still win the Six Nations Grand Slam. Yet on the evidence of Saturday’s events at Murrayfield, Ireland will …

101 things to do in London

The best things to do in London<p>1<p>RBG Kew<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Wander around Temperate House in Kew Gardens<p>Kew<p>The return of the newly restored …

England

GCHQ says UK has cyberweapons that can cripple hostile states

Theresa May visits Warsaw to discuss countering Russian disinformation.<p>Britain has developed a "full spectrum" of cyberweapons that can counter …

Meta’s New AR Glasses Let You Touch The Virtual World

The $949 headset, which is shipping now, lets you interact with digital objects without the need for physical controllers.<p>It takes automakers many years to go from design concept to showroom-ready cars, and by the time designers see their new vehicles in the flesh, it’s often too late to make any …

Open Britain MPs condemn attempts to silence pro-EU voices

Nick Clegg and Chuka Umunna say Tony Blair is entitled to speak up and Brexiters are trying to muzzle debate<p>Leading remain campaigners have said Tony Blair must be allowed a voice in the Brexit debate, with Labour’s Chuka Umunna, the former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and the Conservative MP Anna …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

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Romantic London: where to take your date at any time of day

Paris might hold the crown of most romantic city in the popular imagination, but London isn't short of sensational spots for a smooch at any time of the day.<p>Hellbent on a romance during your time in London? This advice will help you forgo a predictable date night in favour of a more amorous …

Wild camping on Dartmoor

High Willhays, the highest point in southern England, is wrapped in heavy grey cloud. Dartmoor is not mountainous – Willhays is only 621m (2,040ft) above sea level – but it seems to have its own special weather system: one that mixes bursts of sunshine with eerie mists, violent wind and rain. A …

Stockholm's top 10 good value restaurants

Gro<p>Just over a year ago, chefs and former colleagues Henrik Norén and Magnus Villnow realised their dream of opening a small restaurant serving simple, honest, almost exclusively local food where <i>grönsaker</i> (vegetables; literally "green things") are the stars. A dish of cauliflower, bacon and cress, …

45th Anniversary of First Men on the Moon: Spot Apollo Landing Sites

Wildlife<p>Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin poses with lunar experiments during the Apollo 11 mission. Credit: NASA<p><b>On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission delivered astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon. This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the first time people</b> …

Travel tips: marvel at Poland's Masurian Lakes, and the week's deals | Joanne O'Connor

Revel in watersports at the Masurian Lakes in Poland, marvel at Margate's regeneration, and get a taste of Turkey at tester rates<p><b>Why go?</b><br>If you have ever fancied climbing into a canoe and paddling off into the wilderness, Masuria in the northeast of Poland is the place to do it. With more than 2,000 …

Top Night Sky Photo Winners for 2014

Human Journey<p>Courtesy of Luc Perrot<p>Ghostly green auroras blanketing mountain ranges and rivers of stars flowing onto brightly lit towns are among some contest-winning portraits of the starry heavens. The best snapshots of the 2014 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest were announced this …

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Travel

The 20 secrets to saving money on your hire car – and avoiding the rip-offs

To help avoid the car hire pitfalls, Gill Charlton, Telegraph Travel's consumer advice expert, has compiled an essential guide to every aspect of hiring a vehicle, from keeping costs down, to which insurance policy to buy and what to check before you drive away.<p><b>How not to get ripped off by a car</b> …

Travel tips: relax along Sweden's idyllic Bohuslän coast, plus the week's deals

<b>Take me there: Bohuslän coast, Sweden</b><p><b>Why go?</b><br>Fans of Nordic-noir thrillers could be forgiven for thinking the Scandinavians live in a land of half-light and endless rain. Visit the west coast of Sweden in summer and another picture reveals itself. Stretching north from Gothenburg to the Norwegian …

Review: This travel water filter means an end to bottled water

I nearly died once in India after drinking contaminated water. A messy, unpleasant experience I have no intention of ever repeating, especially if all I have to do is invest in a filter or purifier.<p>As I write this I'm sat in a hotel room in Bogatá, Colombia. There are five different brands of …

Top 17 experiences in Norway

Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the essence of its appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. From wildlife watching to dog-sledding, from Oslo to Svalbard, here are the essential things to see and do.<p>1. Geirangerfjord<p>The 20km chug along …

Top 10 extraordinary places to stay in 2014

Think back to where you stayed on your last trip. Was it simply a place to rest your head, or did it immerse you in local colour, surround you by wildlife and fire your imagination? We asked Lonely Planet’s authors and editors to nominate the most extraordinary hotels and hostels around the world. …

5 Stargazing Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away

There's nothing like looking up at a clear night sky and getting lost in the stars.<p>Whether or not you can name the constellations, stargazing is an activity that anyone can enjoy. Certain spots, however, are superior stargazing locations. The sky is darker, the stars are clearer and the experience …

Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

Northern Lights: a how-to guide

There are few phenomena that capture the imagination like the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights appear only at high latitudes on dark nights from September to March, and lucky star-gazers can witness anything from an ethereal green glow on the horizon to pulsating scarlet streaks across the sky. …

Northern Lights

Kosovo: what to see in Europe's newest country

Perched in the foothills of the Sharr Mountains, the Kosovan village of Runjeve is so sleepy that the arrival of our car merits an audience. Farmers down their wooden tools and children interrupt their games in the primary school yard to stare as our low-slung saloon grumbles up the poorly surfaced …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

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