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Helsinki: a weekender's guide - Time Out Travel

<b>By Yolanda Zappaterra</b><p>In Helsinki, people don’t cross the roads when the little man’s on red, even when there’s not a car, tram or bike in sight. …

It's this year's World Design Capital, and few cities can match the Finnish metropolis for the craftsmanship of its buildings. <b>Justin McGuirk</b> sets out on foot<p>Earlier this month I paid my second visit to Helsinki. The first time I went it was winter and all I remember is dark, sludgy streets and …

The budget this week saw Philip Hammond dwell on the UK’s blight of low productivity. But a new factory at Orgreave gives reason for hope<p>Britain isn’t yet an industrial wasteland. The traveller on the train from St Pancras to Yorkshire can certainly see evidence of abandoned production: the …

Manufacturing

10 cheap gifts for cyclists

Need a bike-themed gift for your favourite cyclists but have a limited budget? This is the guide for you. We've rounded up ten extremely affordable …

Shopping

Stocking stuffers for cyclists

Cycling can be an expensive hobby, but thankfully, not everything that goes along with it has to cost a fortune. If you're in search of small but …

Shopping

What can the world learn from Växjö, Europe's self-styled greenest city?

Within minutes of meeting the mayor of Europe’s self-proclaimed greenest city, it is clear where he draws much of his inspiration from.<p>It’s not just the fact that 61-year-old Bo Frank is wearing a black Beatles T-shirt and has a Beatles badge pinned to the lapel of his jacket. When he shows me into …

Fossil Fuels

Amazon Should Just Build HQ2 In My Apartment

Since no city submitted the perfect bid for the company’s second world headquarters, I put together my own.<p>Amazon<p>Dear Amazon:<p>Thank you in advance for considering my application to serve as host for Amazon’s second world headquarters. In this age of economic transformation, it is truly exciting to …

DIY Guide : How To Build A City From Scratch

How to build a city – a 20-step guide. Illustrations by Sam Chelton<p>From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, …

What would the perfect cycling city look like?

Velotopia is as circular as the topography has allowed, for the usual reason that citizens are always clamouring to live near the civic centre.<p>Development has been restricted to level ground and city limits have been restricted to a diameter of 15km. That ensures average commuting distances of less …

Urban Design

​The One Thing You Need to Do Protect Yourself From Ticks

Destroy these disease-carrying parasites before they have a chance to make you sick by using this post-workout tick checklist<p>As wonderful summer weather becons us outside, keep in mind that venturing into warmer woods means more exposure to ticks in most parts of the country—and ticks can create …

Journey to digital government

<b>The digital revolution is here</b><p>Watch now<p>Journey to Digital Government<p>The digital revolution is here and governments have no choice but to embrace it …

Smart Cities

Adorable sea otters are making a comeback in California’s Morro Bay

While many people can only experience the cuteness of sea otters by watching YouTube videos, visitors in Morro Bay, California have a chance to see the expanding population of the adorable critters as they slowly recover from near-extinction.<p>The California bay has seen an increase in sea otters, …

The angler who lost all his fish to otters – only to fall in love with them

Looking back, all the signs that Simon Cooper was sharing his home with one of Britain’s most secretive mammals were right in front of him: the paw prints down by the river bank, the half-eaten rainbow trout, the brown patches of grass.<p>But the professional fly fisherman supposed a cat was …

Fly Fishing

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

4 Simple and Effective Strategies to Handle Difficult People at Work | Inc.com

Lets get right down to it. You want to handle those difficult personalities like a boss? Well, as you read further, you'll notice a theme. It's more about you than that difficult person driving you nuts.<p>I say this because when we're dealing with a difficult person, the only thing we have control …

Self-help

Rail industry Capability Delivery Plan

It is four years since the rail industry signed up to a vision of the future, set out in a document called the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) 2012. …

Replacing paper tickets with mobile is 'only the start'

UK: Rambus Ecebs announced at the Smart Ticketing Global conference held in London last month that its Nevis Technologies joint venture with …

The future of planning: lean, digital and democratic

Everyone hates the planning system. In fact, when it comes to the issue of housing and development, that may be the only thing that everyone <i>does</i> …

India Now Has The World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The Kamuthi Solar Power Project, in Tamil Nadu, covers almost four square miles and can produce 648MW of power. That’s quite a leap over the previous world champion, the Topaz Solar Farm in California, with a capacity 550 MW.<p>India’s solar push contradicts the idea that developing countries will …

Helsinki: A Very Smart City

It's not every day one sees a fully-functional smart city, given crumbling urban infrastructure in many countries, so a visit to a metropolitan area that runs well and serves its residents efficiently is a delightful sight for sore eyes.<p>The Finnish capital of Helsinki is such a model, notably its …

BikeRadar Bargains: 4 of the best GoPro deals

While the action camera market is considerably more saturated than it was way back in 2006 when GoPro launched its first Hero, GoPro remains class …

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe’s largest port–threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry–has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Leavers won't be bullied out of a Brexit by Remainers or Eurocrats

Two thirds of the officials and MEPs I talk to in Brussels believe that the decision will somehow be reversed.<p>Britain voted Leave because the EU …

Video: The Narrow Summit Approach on Manaslu

Last week I posted a story about controversy on Manaslu involving climbers receiving summit certificates even though they hadn't reached the true …

Stopping Bike Squeaks

Besides the annoyance, squeaks are a warning sign – a plaintive cry for help as it were. A persistent squeak, creek or click can be a torturous …

Book excerpt: 'Greg LeMond: Yellow jersey racer'

<i>Used from “Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer” by Guy Andrews, with permission of VeloPress.</i><p>American Flyers<p>In 1978, Jeff Bradley was one of a new breed …

Cycling

The Digital Hospital: 80+ Companies Reinventing Medicine In One Infographic

From messaging apps for hospital workers to surgeons training with VR, startups are working to transform patient care in the hospital. |From …

Telegraph logo

Hold the front page (as we no longer say) – opposing camps during referendum campaigns disagree with each other.<p>This seems to be the conclusion of the well meaning and ever-so-worthy Electoral Reform Society (ERS) which has spent all morning metaphorically wringing its hands at politicians’ …

Elections

What's that creak? How to identify and fix annoying creaks coming from your bike

<b>Let's paint a picture: you’re out on a ride, wind rushing through your helmet, quiet rural roads all round, with nothing to disturb the peace. You’ve</b> …

How to Lead Innovation and Still Keep the Newsroom Working

Ville Seuri, an assistant chief subeditor for the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, has re-visited the thorny challenge for newsroom managers of ‘<i>How to</i> …

Innovation