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The endangered Atlantic puffin to benefit from protection of vast area of the north-east Atlantic Ocean following meeting of parties to the Ospar Convention. Photograph: iStock

A vast area of the Atlantic Ocean is to be designated in an international effort to protect 5 million seabirds across 22 different species, five of wh(...)

Spain’s then king Juan Carlos, photographed in Madrid in 2009. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images)

The whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos remained a mystery on Tuesday after he abruptly left Spain under a cloud of scandal, and the Dominican Rep(...)

Converted French farmhouse

IRELAND: CO ROSCOMMON Pat Hughes & Co is seeking €150,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow at Moneymore, Knockgrohery, Co Roscommon (...)

We’re lucky enough in Europe to have ‘living museums’ in many of our towns and villages. Photograph: Getty Images

Holidays, like everything else in life, change as your children grow up. Travelling with toddlers means a focus on equipment, logistics and fear of th(...)

Hannah Laycock features in an exhibition about people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane – whose mother Sarah has MS – and photographer Louis Browne, created the MS Connection, a photography exhibition in London telling the stories of loneliness and isolation felt by many people living with MS. Photograph: Louis Browne@WMA/MS Society/PA

1) Fighting Blindness has just launched a new patient information booklet on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Current estimates show that more (...)

Divers with the  centuries-old shipwreck off the coast of Cascais, Portugal. Photograph:  Augusto Salgado/Cascais City Hall/Handout via Reuters

Archaeologists in Portugal have discovered peppercorns, fragments of Chinese porcelain and bronze cannon among the sunken remains of a 400-year-old sh(...)

A quick-thinking reader of Hungarian website Vezess spotted and managed to photograph Ford’s new Focus, before they were chased off by annoyed Blue Ov(...)

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European two- and three-night breaks from €160pps October to December is the cheapest time of the year to take a break in Europe, for two or three ni(...)

 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos,  daughter of outgoing Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and her husband Sindika Dokolo. Dos Santos has acquired big stakes in Portugal’s banks and other businesses. Photograph: Fernando Veludo/AFP/Getty Images

How the roles have reversed: The coloniser, some Portuguese contend, has been colonised. On the Portuguese coast of Cascais, where the nation’s royal (...)

Take a city break to Prague for less than €200 this winter

Eight cities for less than €200 Travelling in winter time is the least expensive time to visit some great European cities. Cassidy Travel has just lau(...)

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