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Friday, January 13, 2017

The core of the Parkhotel regime is the seven day programme, with three medical assessments, daily treatments, a diet plan, use of swimming pool, sauna and panoramic gym

With signings, workshops and live drawing sessions, the festival on December 17 sees appearances from publishers, authors and illustrators.

Pop Up Screens’ The Cinema in the Snow is bringing all of your favourites to Hackney Showroom

Expert Parkour traceur speaks about the benefits of an all year round activity that trains the mind as much as the body

Where will you spend Halloween weekend? Here are a few options in case you’re stuck

This is a contentious statement when CS11 has everyone spitting feathers, but I think bicycles belong on roads.

Whether it’s to give your dinner parties the edge or just to add pleasure to a simple supper, new tableware is a relatively cheap update for your home. Here are five of our favourite places to buy plates, bowls and serveware.

Le Mas Candille on the French Riviera offers a five star experience with ultra-relaxing massages and refreshing pilates.

If it’s good enough for Justin Bieber, it’s good enough for Zoe Paskett, who finds a Parenie treatement and honey and salt body scrub invigorating

Get back to school (or your desk) in style with the best in covetable office ware from these north London outlets. Whether a brand new notebook, resplendent with possibility, or a set of freshly sharpened pencils arranged just so, there’s something super satisfying about new stationery.

The delights of Mottram Hall’s luxury hotel and spa are just a two hour train ride away from London.

Disney’s theme park in Paris is in a league of its own, taking less than three hours to reach from London.

With Faro just over two hours away by plane, the Algarve’s Vila Vita Parc is the perfect ‘heat retreat’ away from London where you can discover contemporary Portuguese hospitality.

Imogen Blake travelled to a blissful five-star Staffordshire spa retreat, where she discovered that chocolate can actually be good for you...

Hundreds of spectators are expected for Sunday’s free grand festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Regent’s Canal, with narrowboats running trips by east London’s Victoria Park.

Bridget Galton and family were enthralled by an overnight experience at London Zoo’s latest attraction the Gir Lion Lodges

A new food market for Barnsbury begins next weekend, encouraging residents to buy from local traders.

Graduating psychotherapists who use art as therapy are to put on a show of their own work at a Hackney gallery.

Jenny Woolf and her son get slightly too close to nature in Orlando.

Valerie Browne speaks to Jessica Hepburn, a writer who has founded the UK’s first fertility arts festival after her own gruelling struggle to conceive.

Jenny Woolf braved winter storms and sub-zero temperatures to take in dramatic views and swim in the world famous Blue Lagoon.

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

Too posh to cycle? Think again, because the annual Tweed Run is back for an eighth year on May 14.

Post-apocalyptic zombie thriller 28 Days Later is the latest movie to be staged by Secret Cinema, in its first foray into the horror genre.

“Albestre,” says Roberta Giaccherini, naming one of the wines produced on her Tuscan estate of vineyards and villas. She breaks into a wide smile. “It means ‘crazy women’.”

Nikki Spencer, 55, is the founder of Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (HSDY), a club night playing ‘70s and ‘80s soul, disco and funk aimed at people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who still want to go out dancing to their favourite music but somewhere where they won’t be judged.

Gustavo Pinto Basto had just been singing about how much he missed his horse - the most beautiful to ever live.

Sid hadn’t been back to York for half a lifetime. Actually, that’s just seven years, because he’s only 14 now. But he’d loved everything in 2008 so much that we wondered if he would still like it now.

Cycling down the car-free paths at Center Parcs you can’t help but be struck by the idyllic setting.

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith is chatting happily on her mobile to me about her experimental performance piece.

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