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Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

12 Of the most unusual holidays in the world - Part 1

Yes, we all know Christmas, New Year and Easter aside, but are you aware of the weird and wonderful holidays that take place around the world each year? The majority of us celebrate the holidays above, which came about to celebrate a person or a significant time in history, but there are loads more... Read more

20 facts about the Rugby World Cup countries that will blow your mind

The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us (it kicks off on the 18th), and until the end of October, the UK will be, quite frankly, rugby-mad. There are 20 teams taking place in the tournament, and in the name of being a supportive host and maybe assuaging any homesickness, we've come up with 20 facts a... Read more

12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World-Pt 2

Having delved into the murky world of peculiar food events from across the globe, we found there were more odd eating activities going on than we expected, so we are back with another six very strange food festivals, holidays and events. So, without further ado, here are more of the culinary odditi... Read more

Five tips for keeping the kids calm on holiday

"Are we there yet?" "But I don't want to go!" "I feel sick..."Ah, the joys of taking the little ones on holiday, eh? You've saved up all year for this holiday, paying the hiked up out-of-term-time fares through gritted teeth, yet the kids are not sharing your enthusiasm.We asked the nation's parents... Read more

Why choose a golf holiday?

For many, holidays are a time for doing things they don't typically have the chance to do. Whether it's taking in different cultures, experiencing exciting new cities, visiting world-famous wonders or just having the chance to relax in the sun - holidays offer the chance for something out of the ord... Read more

Chemmy and The Alpine 4 Ski Round Canary Wharf

If you walked through Canary Wharf’s shopping centre on Monday or Tuesday, you may have seen a bunch of athletes working out on strange-looking cross trainers while shouting about breaking a world record. If so, you’ll have witnessed the efforts of Olympian skier Chemmy Alcott and hardcore athletes... Read more

First moves to make in a zombie apocalypse

It's not every day that you should have to think about what your plan would be should it turn all Walking Dead on us, but sometimes it is good to have a little idea about how you would survive. There has been a huge amount of zombie-related TV and film which you may want to look back on to assist i... Read more

Weird and Wonderful World Records

World records have been referenced since the inception of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1955, and over the 63 years it’s been published there have been a huge amount of world record attempts, some broken and inevitably, some not. You may have watched Guinness World Records on ITV between 19... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

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