Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

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Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

 Fulham had warned the  game against Liverpool could be postponed because of strike action on the London Underground.

Fulham’s Premier League home clash with Liverpool will go ahead as planned on Wednesday night after unions suspended a strike on the London Und(...)

As darkness fell, we entered Tunis, described by Guy de Maupassant as the most striking and attractive town in Africa, and when Clancy emerged (...)

The Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong. A new study has found that the dazzling lights of the city are causing light pollution. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong tourism authorities are trying to balance the city’s glitzy image with a growing desire to make the(...)