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Glacier Cardigan Purl Alpaca Designs

Forget man-made fibres, if you want to look cool this winter, while staying really, really warm, then wool is where it’s at… Ultra-warm wool has become cool for the Twitter generation. Forget the prickly monstrosities you find mothballed in granny’s cupboard, new era knitwear really rocks. As Cara Delevingne stepped off the runway in a...

SCIENCE OF THE EARWORM

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I just met you… this is crazy… here’s my number… call me maybe?” These words have been repeating in my head for several hours now. They say nothing to me about my life (I haven’t just met anyone, and the last time I gave someone my number I was bombarded with PPI calls), but they are becoming a repetitive mantra due to the...

WALRUS ISSUE GLOBAL WARNING

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This is the incredible moment that an Alaskan beach became swamped under a seething mass of 35,000 Pacific walrus, mostly females and their pups, tightly packed tusk to tail on the sand with barely a whisker between them. The super-social mammals love to gather together for security, but until recently they have not been seen on land in such...

BLUE IS THE COLOUR

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The catwalks were awash with cobalt blue during London, Paris and New York fashion weeks, and now the shops are too. Add a splash of colour to your outfit, office or home with our pick of the best items in this bright hue, from fine china to fabulous handbags.

BIG CHINA… SMALL WORLD

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Mega structures are taking over our city skylines as never before, with more cloud scraping high-rises being built every year. Each new build is higher and more magnificent than the last. And nowhere is this pace of change more obvious than China. Nadav Kander documents the country’s constantly changing landscape and the impact of its colossal...

PARTY ON THE SLOPES

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The ski season is on us again, so stock up on snazzy new gear and dream of the perfect resort for posing on the slopes. But before you book, take a look at our guide to the World’s Best Après Ski Bars… A good day’s skiing should begin by risking life and limb on the slopes and end doing the exact same while dancing on tables with a cold...

GATWICK: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

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Gatwick today is the world’s busiest single runway airport. The site takes its name from the Old English for “goat farm” and dates back to the 13th century. Since then it became a top Victorian racecourse, even hosting the Grand National during World War I, until in the 1920s it first opened as an aerodrome. British Airways began life at...

HERGÉ’S ANNIVERSARY OF TINTIN

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Blistering barnacles, Belgium’s quiff-toting adventurer Tintin has just turned 85 years old. Yet the iconic cartoon character’s lifetime of controversy is showing no sign of letting up. Calls for the books to be banned are as vocal as ever, despite (or maybe even because of) more than 2million new copies being sold each year. And the legend...

JAMIE’S SWEDISH MEATBALLS

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Jamie enthuses: “Stockholm is the Venice of the North. It’s the perfect city…in the middle of the city you get dudes, restaurateurs, chefs, fishing for wild salmon that they are serving for dinner that night.” Here is his twist on THE defining Swedish classic… Even people who don’t know much about Swedish food will probably at...