• Christmas travel chaos across Europe looms with air and rail strikes expected to affect thousands
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    Christmas travel chaos across Europe looms with air and rail strikes expected to affect thousands

    French air-traffic controllers are set to walk out from Thursday evening until Saturday morning, with widespread disruption expected on Friday. Toulouse Airport in southwest France has warned travellers: “Disturbances to be expected on the flight schedule.

  • Everything We Know About Killing Eve Season 2 (So Far)
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    Everything We Know About Killing Eve Season 2 (So Far)

    Sandra Oh had a very good 2018 and 2019 is shaping up to be even better. On December 12, the Killing Eve leading lady got a well-deserved Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress In A Drama Series for her outstanding work on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC thriller. Plus, she’s also going to host the Golden Globes with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg.

  • Trinidad and Tobago authorities say they will block infamous sex island from happening
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    Trinidad and Tobago authorities say they will block infamous sex island from happening

    Authorities from Trinidad and Tobago have said they will block a "sex island" holiday that organisers claim is planned for the Caribbean country this weekend. When it was first promoted last year, it received widespread criticism over fears of sex trafficking and drug-taking. Earlier this week, the organisers confirmed to The Independent that the event would be taking place off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago, but today the country's Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said there was “no such plan whatsoever” to host the event, and that “there is no private island off Trinidad and Tobago”.

  • How Belgium's new AfricaMuseum is helping it address its exploitative colonial past
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    How Belgium's new AfricaMuseum is helping it address its exploitative colonial past

    “They called us the world’s last colonial museum,” says Guido Gryseels. The “Palace of the Colonies,” as it was called upon opening in 1910, was funded by Belgian exploitation of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and occupies a glorious location in wooded parkland east of Brussels. No glory, though, surrounds the colonial adventures of Belgium and its murderous monarch, Leopold II.

  • Every Movie & TV Show Nominated For The 2019 SAG Awards
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    Every Movie & TV Show Nominated For The 2019 SAG Awards

    Welcome to awards season, ladies and gentlemen. We've had the nominations for the Golden Globes and the Grammys, up next: The SAGs.

  • This Biggest Snubs & Surprises From The 2019 SAG Awards Nominations
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    This Biggest Snubs & Surprises From The 2019 SAG Awards Nominations

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards may not immediately spring to mind when you think of awards season, but there's an important reason not to overlook them. Unlike the big kahunas like the Oscars, Emmys, BAFTAs and Grammys, nominees for the SAG Awards are voted on by the actors in the industry. While a performance may have blown us away, that doesn't mean members of the Screen Actors Guild thought it stacked up against its contenders.

  • Prince Harry's under the thumb when it comes to Meghan, says royal biographer
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    Prince Harry's under the thumb when it comes to Meghan, says royal biographer

    Duncan Larcombe warned that Prince Harry needs to "calm down" when it comes to the press.

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    The Mekong river cruise guide

    At 4,350 km (2,703 miles), the Mekong river is the longest in south-east Asia. The Upper Mekong rises in China’s Qinghai and flows through the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Yunnan province. The Lower Mekong forms part of the border between Myanmar (Burma) and Laos, and between Laos and Thailand.

  • Bakerloo line strike: Walkout to disrupt Boxing Day services
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    Bakerloo line strike: Walkout to disrupt Boxing Day services

    Bakerloo Line staff will strike on Boxing Day, further disrupting Christmas travel. Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) who work at key Bakerloo Line stations will walkout from 5am to 11.01pm on Wednesday 26 December. The action applies to all union members who work at Charing Cross, Elephant & Castle, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.

  • 'Prince Harry is under the thumb'
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    'Prince Harry is under the thumb'

    Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe speaks to The Royal Box.

  • Lyon city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay for the ultimate French winter getaway
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    Lyon city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay for the ultimate French winter getaway

    Lyon, set across twin hills and straddling the Rhône and Saône rivers, is a perfect winter break. Expect an array of museums, an efficient public transport network and the legacy of chef Paul Bocuse, one of its most famous sons, alive with a new generation of young French chefs. The major new opening is the Musée des Confluences, located at the tip of the finger-like Presqu’île (peninsula) where the Rhône and Saône meet.

  • 'Imagine losing your job because you got married' – 93-year-old Ethel Pattison recalls a lifetime in air travel
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    'Imagine losing your job because you got married' – 93-year-old Ethel Pattison recalls a lifetime in air travel

    If you have the strength to have made it to 93 years old, you are likely to have seen a lot in your lifetime – the waxing and waning of eras, fresh tastes in music and fashion, the rise of new technologies to replace devices that were once themselves clever innovations.

  • SAG Awards nominations: Bradley Cooper's 'A Star is Born' dominates in this year's film nominees
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    SAG Awards nominations: Bradley Cooper's 'A Star is Born' dominates in this year's film nominees

    Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper will go head-to-head at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards. In the female category, Emily Blunt is recognised for Mary Poppins Returns, alongside The Wife's Glenn Close, Olivia Colman in The Favourite, Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born and Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • Chrissy Teigen Asked Twitter To Explain British Politics & No One Can Help
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    Chrissy Teigen Asked Twitter To Explain British Politics & No One Can Help

    If you're struggling to get your head around Brexit and what today's vote of no confidence in Theresa May means, you're in good company. On Wednesday morning, after it emerged that the prime minister could be about to be kicked out of her job, Chrissy Teigen shared how confused she was by the whole situation.

  • The 10 Best Albums Of 2018 All Have One Thing In Common: They're Made By Women
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    The 10 Best Albums Of 2018 All Have One Thing In Common: They're Made By Women

    If there's an under-celebrated artist to integrate into your Spotify playlist right now, it has to be Nao. Out of the darkness of bad relationships and inner demons, Florence Welch emerged into the light with High As Hope. In true Florence fashion, the lyrics in this year's album are full of the type of raw emotion that others might fail to articulate as vividly, marking High As Hope as perhaps a personal emancipation from the struggles that had held her back previously.

  • Best mince pies to buy in the UK
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    Best mince pies to buy in the UK

    Nowadays they are small, round and can be served hot or cold with a dollop of cream or brandy butter. With not long to go until the big day, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to test a huge variety of brands from the popular London bakery Konditor and Cook to supermarkets like Aldi, Asda and Sainsbury’s. With plenty of flavour and a good ratio of filling to pastry, Konditor and Cook’s mince pies were a total hit with our testers.

  • Discover the best of Shanghai: 10 amazing things to do
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    Discover the best of Shanghai: 10 amazing things to do

    Shanghai has a pulse-quickening energy like no other Chinese city – and more than enough attractions to keep you busy for a week, or maybe even two. Here Telegraph destination expert Lee Cobaj tells you how to get the best out of your break, from strolling the Former French Concession in search of dim sum and going on the hunt for a spouse in People's Park, to insider tips on scaling one of the world's tallest buildings to what to do on a rainy day.

  • Cheapest month of the year for city breaks and beach holidays revealed
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    Cheapest month of the year for city breaks and beach holidays revealed

    January is the least expensive month to take a city break or beach holiday, according to pricing data from travel comparison site TravelSupermarket. Holidaymakers prepared to swap peak season for a winter getaway could save up to two-thirds, as holidays are more than 200 per cent pricier in August compared to January. August is the most expensive month for a European seaside trip, while May is priciest for overseas city breaks.

  • Kate and Meghan's Christmas Day outfits through the years in pictures
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    Kate and Meghan's Christmas Day outfits through the years in pictures

    It has been a long-standing tradition for the Royal Family to spend the festive period at Sandringham and attend the annual Christmas Day service at Church of St Mary Magdalene. Proceedings have certainly got more fashionable since Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011. The Duchess of Cambridge has wrapped up in an array of chic wool jackets and tartan coats to walk to church. Kate and William did not travel to Sandringham in 2012, as the Duchess was suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy with Prince George. Kate recovered at her parents Carole and Michael Middleton’s home in Bucklebury, Berkshire. They were back in Norfolk in 2013, but opted to leave a five-month-old baby George at home. Although the couple’s permanent residence is in London, they also have nearby Anmer Hall, which is just 3 miles from the Sandringham estate. 2016 was the first year we saw the Cambridges as a family of four, where they all trooped to St Marks Church in Kate’s home village. The crowds were delighted to see George, then three, and his then one-year-old sister Charlotte clutching red and white striped candy canes as they departed. For Meghan, it will be her first Christmas at Sandringham as the Duchess of Sussex . Last year saw the Queen deviate from tradition when she invited the former actress to join the royals . Harry and Meghan had announced their engagement the month before and the pair were married in May. The couple are expecting their first child in spring 2019. Kate, William, Harry and Meghan are expected to join the Queen and the rest of the royals in Norfolk this year. It’s not known whether George, Charlotte and seven-month-old Louis will be in tow, but they’re guaranteed to steal the show, if they are. Take a look back at what the duchesses have worn on Christmas Day. Follow us on   Instagram  and   Facebook  for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow  @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The Duchess of Cambridge’s best outfits Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in public The Duchess of Cambridge’s top maternity fashion moments

  • A fifty-something mum on how she survived her first ski holiday - in the wake of her teenage son
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    A fifty-something mum on how she survived her first ski holiday - in the wake of her teenage son

    My first lesson was a nightmare. I couldn’t get the skis on without falling over, I couldn’t do the most basic first task of pushing myself across the snow with my poles and, being a woman with a traditional figure, when I fell over, I couldn’t get up (those videos I had watched of how to expertly lift yourself off the piste with the grace of Darcy Bussell using only a sneaky push of the ski poles are a cruel fantasy).

  • Why you should visit Alexandria, the new home of Amazon
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    Why you should visit Alexandria, the new home of Amazon

    Lisa Schumaier hands me a bright red gum ball and watches as I chew. It softens and I pluck it from my mouth. It’s now an earthy pink.