10 of Europe’s most scenic train journeys 10 of Europe’s most scenic train journeys

To kick off our , in which the writer of the best rail tip wins two first-class train passes worth up to £768, here’s our pick of Europe’s most scenic journeysThe rail journey across southern Norway from Bergen to Oslo – northern Europe’s highest mainline railway – is so beautiful that all seven hours of it were broadcast in 2009 on Norwegian television as the . However, for passengers...

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The fashion forecast: how to look good in bad weather The fashion forecast: how to look good in bad weather

Look to Michelle Obama in ceremonial lemon and Nancy Pelosi in superhero red - for winter style, start with practicalities but don’t end with themI am writing this from the haute couture shows in Paris. Which is a dream of a trip - please don’t think I’m complaining - but it does pose one major challenge. There is nothing like walking into a Christian Dior or Chanel show, but feeling like...

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How to cook the perfect mapo tofu | Felicity Cloake How to cook the perfect mapo tofu | Felicity Cloake

Spicy, salty, moreish mapu tofu is an intensely aromatic dish to win over tofu sceptics. But what’s the best way to make it?Mapo tofu, more romantically, if less glamorously, known as “pock-marked old woman’s tofu”, is the beancurd equivalent of bacon: the surefire way to convert tofu sceptics to its quiet pleasures. A speciality of , the capital of Sichuan Province, it brims over with...

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Terry Jones death: John Cleese and Michael Palin lead tributes to Monty Python co-star Terry Jones death: John Cleese and Michael Palin lead tributes to Monty Python co-star

'He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation,' Palin said

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Terry Jones death: Monty Python star and Life of Brian director dies, aged 77 Terry Jones death: Monty Python star and Life of Brian director dies, aged 77

'His work with will live on forever,' actor, writer and director's family said

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Laurence Fox addresses criticism after saying Sikh soldier in 1917 'forced diversity' on viewers Laurence Fox addresses criticism after saying Sikh soldier in 1917 'forced diversity' on viewers

'I think people shouldn't be terrified to say what they feel,' he told Good Morning Britain hosts

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‘I was living a secret life’: the agonising rise of female gamblers ‘I was living a secret life’: the agonising rise of female gamblers

The number of women who report a gambling problem has been rising at double the rate of men. It is used as an escape from stress and pain – but the debt can be catastrophicNancy gambled away the £3,000 her father had saved up for his own funeral. It’s the thing she feels most ashamed of having done during her four-year addiction to online gambling. At the time, however, she barely thought...

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Petflix and chill: does your dog need a streaming service? Petflix and chill: does your dog need a streaming service?

The attention economy has turned its eye to a new audience: household petsHas it ever occurred to you that your dog might like to watch television? Or that maybe your cat could be into music?Spotify has just announced that it will design , cat or hamster. You simply log in, answer a few questions about your pet’s personality (whether they’re relaxed or energetic; shy or friendly), upload a...

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Jean Paul Gaultier's best catwalk moments – in pictures Jean Paul Gaultier's best catwalk moments – in pictures

The celebrated designer is retiring. Ahead of his final show on Wednesday evening, we recap his most memorable looks, including conical bras and skirt suits for men

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