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SPECIAL REPORT: Will the county council plans to get people into its £53m HQ work?

More than 2,000 Northamptonshire County Council staff are set to move into a £53 million new office in the centre of town - but with only 65 parking spaces for car sharers and a park and ride scheme on offer, there are fears it just won’t work.

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Indoor target practice with the Mounties.

Travel: Training with the Mounties and discovering a gangsters hideout

In his second features about one of Canada's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding spends time with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at their headquarters in Regina and discovers the hiding place of one of America's most notorious criminals.
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Riding the range: Alan Wooding lived out a boyhood dream on a Canadian ranch.

Travel: Living out a Wild West dream

Mention Canada and most people immediately think of a trip through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver – but In the first of two features about one of the Commonwealth country's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding enjoys all that the prairie state of Saskatchewan has to offer.

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Weedon’s historic Depot wins Lottery support

Weedon’s historic Depot wins Lottery support

Weedon’s historic depot looks set to get a permanent visitor centre thanks to a Lottery grant.

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Parma Cathedral with the Baptistery's leaning tower.

Travel: Hamming it up in Italy

There is no such thing as spaghetti Bolognese.

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Martime Museum

Travel: Hull of a culture shock

Hull? Why the heck are you off to Hull?"

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Solny Square in Wroclaw, Poland.

Travel: Moving into Pole position

It's a tricky city to pronounce, presuming you've even heard of it, but once you've nailed its name, Wroclaw (pronounced Vrots-Vaaff) in southwest Poland, is easy enough to visit, especially for a short break.

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Dam Square in Amsterdam was awash with spring colour on National Tulip Day.

Travel: Free tulips in Amsterdam

The new season for cut tulips began in Holland last Saturday (21 January) and it attracted attention from around the world as the Dutch tulip growers (TPN) organised their sixth annual National Tulip Day.

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Svalbard

Travel: Enjoying an arctic expedition

With flying times from the UK to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard less than six hours away, and no long sea journeys involved, it is possible to experience the true majesty of the Arctic, just 500 miles from the North Pole, without having to travel to Canada, Alaska, Greenland or Russia.

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Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Some of the latecomers arrive back in Leeuwarden after dark.

Travel: A unique Dutch winter challenge

With a cold snap currently sweeping across Europe, more than 15,000 Dutch ice-skaters and more than two million winter sports fans have been waiting patiently since 1997 for a proper big freeze in the hope that 2017 will be the year in which the Elfstedentocht is permitted to go ahead.

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Travel writer Ella Walker outside Jane Austen's house.

Travel: Book a novel weekend break

Trudging through the misty graveyard of St Nicholas Church in Steventon, Hampshire on a chilly Saturday morning, I could really do with some of the ringed patterns Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra strapped to their boots to keep off the sodden, muddy ground.

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Helsinki's Tuomiokirkko Cathedral in Finland

Travel: Where to go in 2017

Sarah Marshall checks out five different destinations for you to consider this year.

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Northampton hotel offering free Christmas Eve stay to Mary and Joseph

Northampton hotel offering free Christmas Eve stay to Mary and Joseph

A Northampton hotel is offering married couples called Mary and Joseph a free night’s stay on Christmas Eve.

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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FEATURE: Full steam ahead on ‘magnificent’ locomotive

FEATURE: Full steam ahead on ‘magnificent’ locomotive

Hannah Richardson takes a trip back in time to the days of luxury steam train travel

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St Mary's Inn in Stannington

TRAVEL REVIEW: St Mary's Inn & Jesmond Dene House

They say the North East is famous for its warm welcomes.
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Construction on £9.1m lodge scheme for Center Parcs Woburn Forest begins

Construction on £9.1m lodge scheme for Center Parcs Woburn Forest begins

Construction specialist Stepnell has started work on a £9.1 million project to build 57 single-storey timber frame lodges at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire.

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TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

Urged on by a series grunts and whistles, Joseph’s two long-haired dachshunds raced into the sun-dappled Istrian forest and within minutes had helped unearth a small black truffle.

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So haunted that a priest was called in to perform an exorcism: Borthwick Castle near Edinburgh (Photo: TSPL)

Hallowe’en mini break: haunted places in the UK to stay overnight

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe’en – or any time of year.

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