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Max and True reveal the ins and outs of training with a husky

When The Arctic V come across teams of huskies in Greenland, Max Willcocks will be more familiar than most; he already owns his own husky, a 2.5-year-old Siberian husky called TrueDog. Max walks and runs with True every day; each week, he’ll cover up to 60 miles with her, although True ... Read more

Channel Tunnel delays rife as services resume

Rail services through the Channel Tunnel have started again after a safety scare on Saturday - but passengers have been warned delays can be expected. Eleven Eurostar trains were cancelled on Sunday, January 18, as the tunnel was closed due to a fire on a lorry. The incident, which happened in the... Read more

New survey suggests kids and relationships suffer when you work on holiday

A new survey has suggested that just taking a few hours to work on holiday can have a damaging effect on your relationships - and your kids. Parents are being warned to avoid sabotaging their much-needed quality family time by allowing work to 'gatecrash' their family holidays. A recent poll by To... Read more

Ash Cloud worries for Holidaymakers

The aviation industry has today been warned about potential flight disruptions due to powerful seismic activity recorded at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano in the past three days. The Met Office recorded the earthquake as the strongest in the region since 1996 and upgraded the status to orange – the f... Read more

Five cool things to pack this summer

Beyond flip flops and factor 30, take a look at our top five must-have items for your summer holiday this year. If you only pack one thing in your suitcase this summer, make sure it's one of these. And underwear. Please don't forget your underwear. 1) Fisheye smartphone lens Treat yourself to a ge... Read more

Avalanche Dangers

Avalanches are a way of life in the mountains. There are many risk factors but, if you take note of some sensible pointers, you will have minimised any risk as much as you possibly can. Avalanches occur because snow is deposited in successive layers during the winter and then, subsequently, one lay... Read more

Behave yourselves on flights or you could be shamed online

The next time that you're on a flight and you're tempted to kick off your shoes and relax, you'd better think again. Ever since January 2013, former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen has been uploading pictures of outrageous passenger behaviour to her Facebook page, Passenger Shaming. People all ove... Read more

Staying safe in your holiday accommodation

So, you've just arrived at the hotel, and the pool is beckoning. It's time to relax and get stuck into that book you've been attempting to read for the past six months.However, before you charge out to top up your tan, read these hints and tips on keeping your room secure and your belongings safe.• ... Read more

Passports myths debunked: Do I need to renew my passport?

Dear Columbus Direct, My parents live in Spain, and have invited my two grown-up children (18 and 19) and I out to join them in the middle of April, returning at the end of April. My children's passports expire in early May. I think I may have left it a bit late to renew them on their behalf, but d... Read more

Seismic activity increases as Bali prepares for possible volcano eruption

Highest volcano threat level activated as Mount Agung, Bali seismic activity remains high. Mount Agung, situated on the highest point in Bali, last erupted in 1963/64 which was considered one of the largest and most devastating in Indonesia’s history. It first erupted in February, with lava travell... Read more

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