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A yellow blaze at Martin Down

VIVID yellow gorse brings a blaze of colour to the Martin Down national nature reserve on the Dorset-Hampshire border on a bright spring day. The chalk downland site is home to a vast range of plants and animals. Advertisements

Welcome to the land of Montalbano

THE Sicilian Baroque masterpiece that is Ragusa Ibla would be a crowd-puller come what may – but its dusting of showbiz glamour means it packs a double-strength punch in the tourism stakes. Ibla, the smaller, older partner of Ragusa Superiore, has been the location for many films in recent years but is now most famous … Continue reading


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