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Travel: Holiday Trends for 2012

January 13, 2012
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Travel: Holiday Trends for 2012

Talk of a double dip recession plus the current Eurozone crisis isn't stopping people from jetting away in 2012. In fact, there is a determined desire to escape from it all, say travel firms with bookings on luxury breaks proving popular. Research carried out by package trip specialist Jet2holidays...

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Travel: There’s snow better time to go skiing

January 6, 2012
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  Want to learn to ski? There’s no excuse for not getting fit and enjoying yourself. Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE is just back from France where she discovered that the snow conditions have never been better…   Bucket-loads of snow! And it’s still snowing in the Portes du Soleil...

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Friday feature: Regeneration game brings sparkle to the former home of Babycham

December 9, 2011
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Six months ago Roger Saul, founder of the iconic luxury goods brand Mulberry, launched the first phase of a regeneration scheme to transform a former Somerset mill and one-time home to Babycham, into a unique designer shopping outlet. Here Anne Gorringe examines the fascinating history and bright future of...

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Friday Feature: Scientists take inspiration from art to bring SPark to life

December 2, 2011
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Friday Feature: Scientists take inspiration from art to bring SPark to life

After a struggle of nearly 25 years, the dream of a science park for Bristol and Bath finally became a reality when SPark opened for business three months ago. Here CEO Bonnie Dean gives ANNE GORRINGE a guided tour and talks about the challenges and plans for the £300m...

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Friday Profile: Mulberry founder Roger Saul

November 25, 2011
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Friday Profile: Mulberry founder Roger Saul

  Somerset entrepreneur Roger Saul has a track record for creating brands and building businesses from scratch. Here the founder of iconic fashion company Mulberry talks to Anne Gorringe about his passions including a scheme to regenerate Shepton Mallet’s historic Kilver Court, and his ever-supportive family… IT’S strange how...

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Former Mulberry boss bags designer discounts for South West

November 11, 2011
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Upmarket clothes store Aubin and Wills this week opened a shop offering cut-price designer clothes to South-West customers within former Mulberry chief Roger Saul’s Kilver Court complex in Shepton Mallet. The shop is the first independent company to move into the historic centre, housed in a former mill, and...

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Travel: The ultimate challenge

November 8, 2011
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Travel: The ultimate challenge

  Travel editor ANNE GORRINGE finds trekking in the Italian Alps an unforgettable experience… I didn’t expect to sleep with three guys on my birthday…and get a medal for it. But, what can I say? I was naive. It was a tough – but unforgettable – day. One that...

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Travel: Dine in style – with a dish made by you!

October 14, 2011
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  LONG to learn the secrets of a top chef? Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE heads to the pretty Shropshire town of Ludlow to try a hotel break with a difference…. FOR most people, discovering the delights of a boutique hotel equates with relaxing in style. Finding yourself with an...

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Travel: Last minute deal for Kos

September 30, 2011
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Love being active and have a few days holiday going spare? Grab that sports kit and prepare to snap up a fabulous last-minute bargain! Travel editor ANNE GORRINGE reveals the latest offers at a top sailing destination… A beautiful sandy bay, turquoise seas and a beachful of boats, rigged...

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Travel: 24 hours in Innsbruck

September 30, 2011
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Find yourself with time to spare on a business trip? Innsbruck is a fabulous, medieval city with a stunning mountain backdrop and plenty to do and see. Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE has the lowdown on what to see and do on a budget – including free trips and how...

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Business bites: Jamie’s Italian, Park Street, Bristol

September 9, 2011
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A good restaurant owes as much to its ambiance as it does to it food and Jamie Oliver’s Park Street location, known simply as Jamie’s Italian, certainly does it for me. It’s been just over six months since it opened in what was the former Blackwells bookshop, and I’ve...

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Travel: Think the Bristol Half is tough? Think again…

September 9, 2011
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As more than 9,000 runners prepare for Bristol’s Half Marathon this Sunday, high in the Italian Alps Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE is hiking across a mountain pass to watch the start of the WORLD’s LONGEST ENDURANCE ULTRA-TRAIL…. Anyone about to take part in Bristol’s 23rd event should spare a...

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Travel: Soaking up the Swiss delights of Davos and Klosters

September 2, 2011
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In the winter, Britain’s Royal family flock to Klosters while nearby Davos plays host to the world leaders at the Economic Forum. Intrigued, Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE follows in their footsteps to discover the delights of this eastern area of the Swiss Alp before the ski season starts…. It’s...

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