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BALI “OFFERS BEST VALUE FOR HOLIDAYS”

Bali offers the best value worldwide when it comes to your holiday pound, according to new research from the Post Office. The Holiday Money Report found that the Indonesian island was the cheapest (£31) for a basket of items which includes a three course meal for two with wine, a cup of coffee, a bottle…

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THORPE PARK GETS ANGRY BIRDS ATTRACTION

A new Angry Birds-themed area will open at Surrey’s Thorpe Park this spring, its owner Merlin Entertainments has announced. A 4,000 square metre land centred on a reworked version of the park’s Detonator drop tower ride is set to open in May. The land will also include a new dodgems attraction themed on Red Bird…

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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM TO SHUT FOR SIX MONTHS

London’s Imperial War Museum will be closed for the first six months of 2014 after building works revealed that the building’s infrastructure needed important restorative work. The museum had already been closed between January and July 2013 to allow for demolition works in preparation for the installation of new galleries to commemorate the centenary of…

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NEW VISITOR CENTRE OPENS AT STONEHENGE

A new visitor centre has opened at Stonehenge, which promises to make the experience of visiting one of Britain’s best loved monuments much more pleasant for visiting families. The centre, pictured above, is situated one and a half miles away from the standing stones and includes a 360 degree virtual exhibit which will allow visitors…

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DISNEY AND NEW YORK IN INSTAGRAM TOP 10

Photo sharing community Instagram has released its list of the places around the world that have been most tagged in posts by its users and Disney has two places in the top ten. Disneyland in California is at number three while Florida’s Walt Disney World sits at number five. Other locations that are popular with…

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AN OFFBEAT DAY OUT IN ORLANDO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIyg9kdSSw I have never had a particular desire to see a dead cockroach that has been transformed into a miniature Michael Jackson but if it had been on my bucket list, I could now tick it off. This odd item is one of thousands of weird and wonderful things that are crammed into Ripleys Believe…

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£2.5m PENGUIN CENTRE FOR BIRMINGHAM SEA LIFE

Penguins are coming to Birmingham but it is nothing to do with a worsening climate. A £2.5 million Penguin Ice Adventure will open at the city’s National Sea Life Centre by Easter 2014 which will allow visitors to see Gentoo penguins face-to-face in a Antarctic-themed icy environment with platforms and plunge pools. Visitors will be…

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THOMSON OPENS HI-TECH LIVERPOOL HOLIDAY DESIGN STORE

Thomson has opened a new “holiday design store” on Lord Street in Liverpool. It is the second such store for the company and follows the success of its branch in the Bluewater Shopping Centre. The Lord Street branch has been open since 1988 but has now been completely revamped with the company’s new concept, which…

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THE BEST ALL-INCLUSIVES IN THE WORLD?

The world’s top all-inclusive resorts are all in Central America or the Caribbean – if this year’s rankings by users of travel review site TripAdvisor are to be believed. The network – which has more than 260 million unique monthly visitors and more than 125 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.1 million places…

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KEW GARDENS TO CELEBRATE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’S 50TH

Kew Gardens in west London will run Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed art and craft workshops in the 2014 Easter holidays to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Roald Dahl’s children’s favourite. The Gardens will open up four workshops based around the Chocolate Factory rooms in the book between 5 and 21 April…

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