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...

JAMIE’S SWEDISH SKAGEN

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 Jamie Oliver discovered the joys of Swedish food while compiling his book Jamie Does. The chef was so taken with the country, he is now opening his first restaurant in Stockholm. He promises: “It’s going to be epic.” Jamie shares some of his favourite recipes with us to explain why… To all intents and purposes, this dish is the...

SWEDEN: LAND OF FIRE & IKEA

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A wise man once said life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep. He also coined the perfect slogan for a visit to Sweden, Land of the Midnight Sun…and nocturnal fun. Even wilderness-hardened Laplanders in the northern reaches struggle to get decent shuteye during the two months that the countryside is bathed in non-stop...