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London’s Lumiere Light Show in Pictures

‘Check your privilege’ used to annoy me. Now I get it | Gaby Hinsliff

No one likes to believe they’ve been given a leg up in life. But in truth, whether it’s by being white, or straight, or even just able to read, most of us have<p>There are worse character traits, I know, than sanctimony. After all, it’s really just good liberal instincts taken to overly pious …

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Tuscany Cities Map and Tourism Guide

Tuscany, Italy's largest region, contains a population just short of 4 million. It's the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Art is everywhere; …

The best Christmas days out 2017

<b>LONDON</b><p><b>Skate at Somerset House</b><p>A visit to the ice rink in Somerset House’s grand courtyard is a classic winter day out in the capital. There is also a skate late event, with musical takeovers from the likes of Peckham’s Balamii radio and Field Day festival founder and promoter Eat Your Own Ears.<br>• <i>To</i> …

England

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

The top 10 photography exhibitions of 2017

<b>10. Natalia LL</b><p>Roman Road Gallery at Photo London<p>This small show of the work of Natalia LL, a neglected early-1970s Polish-born pioneer of feminist avant garde image making, was an unexpected surprise. Text and image combine in works like TAK, an assemblage of images of female lips mouthing the …

Tate Modern unveils artworks tackling migration and sexual brutality

Tate Modern has unveiled two immersive and highly political artworks about forced migration and sexual brutality in its subterranean Tanks space.<p>The large installations by the Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh and India’s Amar Kanwar were opened to the public on Monday and both will enter Tate’s …

Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Lekhfa review – remarkable Egyptian indie collaboration is a triumph

It’s not easy being an experimental indie musician in Egypt. There are very few venues, no state funding, and censors to worry about. All of which makes this compelling, brooding collaboration so remarkable. Each of these three musicians has an impressive history, but their debut album together is …

5 Charming Tuscan Towns You Can't Miss

Ah, Italy! The whole country is a fabulous melange of world-class food, wine, art, and architecture, but no other region embodies what Italy is all …

The £12 micro-adventure from London

Just 40 minutes after leaving work in central London and boarding a train, I was walking down a country lane and about to enter a green world. Before me was a small wood, through which I could just see a meadow and a couple of tents; apart from birdsong, the only sound was someone chopping wood and …

Italian 'ghost town' for sale: Entire village available for less than price of a small London flat

The only moment of glory the mountaintop fortress Rocca Calascio has had in centuries of oblivion came in 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke. It then went back to being a sleepy ghost town, isolated among the peaks of central Italy's rugged Apennine hills in the Abruzzi …

The best websites to bag a UK cottage right on the beach

Looking for a cottage with a coastal view and easy access to the seashore? These websites have just the place<p>Most big holiday cottage companies have a selection of coastal properties, but there are also websites devoted entirely to seaside stays. <b>Beachlets</b> only lists properties on or near the …

South West England

The best secret beaches, pubs and places to stay in the UK

<b>BEACHES</b><p><b>Killard Point</b><b>, Ballyhornan, County Down</b><p>Walk out through orchid-studded meadows to reach this remote headland with sandy bays and skylarks. Swim in crystal waters with starfish and seals. You are on the Lecale Way, a little-known coastal route that traces the remote western shore of County …

Scotland

Hut stuff: Bournemouth’s new beach lodges

When it comes to tourism initiatives, you can’t knock Bournemouth council for ambition. A decade ago, it had the seemingly brilliant idea of creating an artificial surf reef off Boscombe beach aimed at attracting surfers from far and wide, and also help renew the immediate area, one of the most …

A London Kitchen Turning Out Israeli Street Food

Before he became a global brand, Yotam Ottolenghi introduced Londoners to modern Israeli food — a minor trend that has become a phenomenon. His culinary disciples have carried the flag with smart Middle Eastern restaurants like Honey & Co., Jago and Berber & Q.<p>Bala Baya, a restaurant, bakery and …

Best beaches in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Your favourite European (non-UK) beaches include a Dutch island and the Faroes, as well as plenty of azure seas and glorious sunshine in the Med<p>• <b>Enter this week’s readers’ tips for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher</b><p><b>Texel</b> – an island in North Holland province – amazed us with its varied, …

Beaches

Islington Residence

London, England, United Kingdom<p>The opportunity to build a 900-square-foot home on a constrained lot in London was a creative challenge for London architect Charles Thomson and designer Kate Blee.<p>While it may appear an afterthought compared to its larger neighbors, this home in London’s Islington …

Architecture

Use gender-sensitive language or lose marks, university students told

Hull University accused of ‘linguistic policing’ after issuing advice to undergraduates studying religious activism<p>Students at Hull University face losing marks on essays unless they employ “gender-sensitive” language.<p>Documents obtained under freedom of information legislation show undergraduates …

What’s New & Great in London

Photo courtesy of the Ned Hotel<p>London reinvents itself at such a fast clip that by the time you finish reading this guide, we’ll probably be updating …

Social workers’ call to boot out austerity | Letters

Zoe Williams is right, we should be doing a lot more marching (Brexit is Theresa May’s Falklands war: a weapon of mass distraction, 6 March). We need to draw attention to the ravaging impact of this government’s continuing and demonstrably failed austerity programme. That is why this coming April, …

Broadchurch recap: series three, episode two – come on down, Suspect No 587

Catch up on the episode one recap here<p>“It was that morning. It was a stranger I met online.” Oh dear. This is going to be a right old mess. “See now I’m thinking, what else isn’t Trish telling us?” You and the rest of us, Hardy. Where is this going? Who can tell. But it’s bloody good.<p>This was a …

Taboo recap: season one, episode five – Tom Hardy and the mini-scythes of torture

After this week’s gunpowder plot, grisly deaths, brutal beatings and exorcisms, things are about to get very dirty indeed<p>The year’s most batshit (and batshit-obsessed) new drama shows no signs of slowing down. While this episode was slightly less jam-packed than last week’s, it still squeezed in a …

Daniel Avery: DJ-Kicks review – master technoist at work

DJ mixes often get short shrift compared to studio albums: they’re not entirely new creations and anyway, with streaming sites curating intuitive playlists for your every mood, surely the skill for selecting music is becoming extinct? Not so the esteemed DJ-Kicks series on !K7 Records that, along …

London's best summer pop-ups

1. A seaside affair in Bloomsbury<p>In Bloomsbury, The Montague on the Gardens' newly launched Beach Bar will offer coconut and pineapple cocktails, palm trees, barbecued snacks and ice creams in a seaside-style setting complete with sand, thatched roof and jet ski. Open from 3pm to 10pm until July …