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  • Relax on Med's 'lost' island

    D.H Lawrence famously wrote that Sardinia was lost between Europe and Africa and belonging to nowhere, and this sense of isolation sums up its unique charm, says Jeannine Williamson AS our small boat nudged through impossibly clear blue waters, past deserted

  • See sights from comfort zone

    A BIT of luxury is always a bonus when spending a weekend sightseeing in the capital. The Radisson Edwardian hotel group has lowered room rates and teamed up with some of the London's leading tourist attractions enabling visitors to see the sights at

  • Solve puzzle of where to take your break

    Jacqui Pulford discovered a great place for a family stay - right on our doorstep "A LAND full of history, And pleasing to the eye," says poet Dave Harvey in his poem Twix Severn and the Wye. In those few words he encapsulates what this wonderful area

  • Relax on Med's 'lost' island

    D.H Lawrence famously wrote that Sardinia was lost between Europe and Africa and belonging to nowhere, and this sense of isolation sums up its unique charm, says Jeannine Williamson AS our small boat nudged through impossibly clear blue waters, past deserted

  • HUGHES MUST MAKE CHANGES

    DEPARTING Wales boss Mark Hughes has to raise the spirit of his battered squad for Wednesday night's make-or-break World Cup qualifier against Poland at the Millennium Stadium after the mauling in Manchester. And Hughes will have to give his side a radical

  • Teenagers locked up after terrorising taxi driver

    TWO Newport teenagers put an elderly taxi driver through "a period of trauma he will remember for the rest of his life", a court heard. Newport crown court heard how Michael Smith, 18, and Kyle Fairfax, 17, got in the taxi in the city centre at about

  • Relax on Med's 'lost' island

    D.H Lawrence famously wrote that Sardinia was lost between Europe and Africa and belonging to nowhere, and this sense of isolation sums up its unique charm, says Jeannine Williamson AS our small boat nudged through impossibly clear blue waters, past deserted

  • Belly dancers make an exotic start to One World Week

    YOUR move - that is the theme of this year's One World Week, which got off to an exotic start in Newport city centre on the weekend. To launch the campaign, which aims to being people together to raise awareness of global issues, there was entertainment

  • Update your passport

    Travel to the United States appears to be getting ever more complicated. escape editor Nicole Garnon tells you what you need to know before you go FOLLOWING the post 9/11 review of security, travelling to the USA is becoming increasingly baffling. A complex

  • Man quizzed after woman found dead

    A CWMBRAN man is being quizzed by detectives today over the death of a 53-year-old woman. Pauline Elsie Jones was found dead in a flat at Leadon Court, Thornhill, Cwmbran, at 5pm on Friday - and police launched a murder investigation. Last night a 44-

  • GABBS CAN ROO-IN THE PARTY - 04.10.04

    CARDIFF City loan defender Darren Williams believes Cwmbran's Danny Gabbidon can shackle England wonder-boy Wayne Rooney, pictured below, this weekend and Bluebirds' boss Lennie Lawrence couldn't agree more. Williams, a former England Under-21 player

  • We don't fear Becks and co - 06.10.04

    WELSH footballer of the year Robert Earnshaw says Wales have no fear of England ahead of Saturday's Old Trafford Battle of Britain. Hot-shot Earnshaw, who completed a £3.5 million move to Premiership side West Bromwich Albion from Cardiff City in August

  • Only win can keep dream alive - 07.10.04

    WALES must WIN at Old Trafford against England on Saturday or they can forget about going to the World Cup finals, says legendary midfielder Peter Nicholas. The 73-times capped former Newport County boss has labelled the Battle of Britain clash as a must

  • Holiday News

    New service for holidaymakers FROM SUMMER next year holidaymakers flying on First Choice Airways from Gatwick airport will be able to check in their luggage at the NCP Flightpath Long Stay North Terminal car park. Passengers will then be able to catch

  • 'Gutted we lost but we had a great day'

    WELSH supporters were still in high spirits after the 2-0 defeat against England at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium despite Saturday's disappointing result. Seven thousand Welsh fans packed into Old Trafford with hundreds travelling from Gwent for the

  • e-sc@pe

    IT IS the time of year when all thoughts turn to winter holidays. Escape takes a look at some websites devoted to skiing holidays. Our first port of call was www.leisuredirection.com which boasts a truly comprehensive selection of skiing holidays to France

  • Activity holidays in Mid Wales

    MID WALES is fast becoming known as a great destination for activity holidays. Now a Machynlleth building is being turned into bunk house accommodation for mountain bikers visiting the area. Redtreks, a company offering customised weekend breaks for mountain

  • Sunny schooldays for Filipino friends

    A GWENT school is at the centre of a burgeoning new cosmopolitan community. Over the past year and a half, Abergavenny has seen a steady influx of nurses from the Philippines - recruited to ease the shortage of nurses at nearby Nevill Hall Hospital. Now

  • Uproar over prison sex offenders policy

    FURIOUS Usk residents say there will be "uproar" unless sex offenders are no longer sent to Prescoed open prison. Local people are planning a week of action this week in a bid to get the policy overturned after the escape of child rapist Robert Neil Stokes

  • Case of changing moods at Millennium Stadium

    MORE than 8,000 people gathered to watch Saturday's crunch match in the spiritual home of Welsh football; the Millennium Stadium. Despite the gloom caused by the closed roof, a unique atmosphere bubbling with pride and passion was created in the Taff-side

  • Closer To Home

    WINDLESTRAE hotel and Leisure Club, Kinross, near Edinburgh is offering discount rates until the end of October. A double or twin room is available for £35 per person per night based on two people sharing for a minimum two-night stay. Offer includes breakfast

  • Seize the day - 08.10.04

    Mark Hughes will ask his Wales side to "grab the moment" just like he did 20 years ago on his international debut. Hughes (pictured) takes charge of Wales for the penultimate time against England at Old Trafford tomorrow, still harbouring vivid memories

  • Coach is the key - Forster

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons captain Jason Forster paid coach Chris Anderson a massive tribute after the side won for the first time in Belfast against Ulster on Friday. It was their fourth victory in a row and lifted them to second place in the Celtic League

  • Parents hit by holiday stress

    Taking trips during peak holiday periods can be more stressful than staying at work. Holidaymakers known as 'peak-time parents' end up surrounded by children they do not know, in a place they do not want to be, paying high prices, analysis by business

  • Enjoy holiday peace of mind

    FINANCIAL protection is boring until a company collapse makes it seem real. When you know that thousands of people have lost money because they booked with an unbonded company, you think 'it could have been me'. Travelscene, a well-known city breaks operator

  • Keys comfortable with the will to win

    NEWPORT'S chances of retaining their Welsh Premier Division title look extremely thin after Cross Keys decisively secured their first league win over them, at Pandy Park on Saturday. Newport were outmanoeuvred and outfought by a Keys side that to a man

  • 'Gutted we lost but we had a great day'

    WELSH supporters were still in high spirits after the 2-0 defeat against England at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium despite Saturday's disappointing result. Seven thousand Welsh fans packed into Old Trafford with hundreds travelling from Gwent for the

  • Rapist's escape prompts MP's action

    A GWENT MP has stepped up the campaign to stop sex offenders being prepared for release at an open prison. The move comes after child rapist Robert Neil Stokes, 35, (pictured) went on the run from Prescoed open prison, Usk, for almost 24 hours - prompting

  • Teenager charged with arson after blaze guts house

    A TEENAGER was charged with arson with intent to endanger life today following a fire at a house in Newport. Firefighters were called to a house in Dart Road, Bettws, at 2am yesterday. Three fire engines attended and firefighters using breathing apparatus

  • Finding the right balance

    Paul Traynor packs walking boots as well buckets and spades for a family holiday in breathtaking Brittany IT'S a problem many parents keen on the outdoors face when kids come along. Mum and dad fancy packing as much walking as possible into precious holiday

  • Enchantment is just a drive away

    Enchantment is just a drive away Think visiting Australia has to be all about deserts, incredibly long train journeys or internal flights? Then think again. Gill Kellham discovers that travelling down under doesn't always have to be about the long haul

  • Welcome...

    THE nights are beginning to draw in and for some thoughts will undoubtedly be turning to a winter holiday. Whether its an action-packed ski-ing break you're after or a bit of winter sun we are sure escape has something for you this month. We take a look

  • Holiday News

    New service for holidaymakers FROM SUMMER next year holidaymakers flying on First Choice Airways from Gatwick airport will be able to check in their luggage at the NCP Flightpath Long Stay North Terminal car park. Passengers will then be able to catch

  • Hughes reign could end in a whimper

    MARK Hughes' reign as Wales' manager, which at times has thrilled and threatened to send the nation to the dizzy heights of a major championship, is in danger of ending in a whimper. Wales have not won a competitive match for 19 months, and with Hughes

  • Parents hit by holiday stress

    Taking trips during peak holiday periods can be more stressful than staying at work. Holidaymakers known as 'peak-time parents' end up surrounded by children they do not know, in a place they do not want to be, paying high prices, analysis by business

  • Late Deals

    From Cardiff TOUR operator Direct Holidays is offering the following late deals: Departing September 29, 7 nights in Fuerteventura, 2+ star self-catering costs £266 per adult. Departing September 30, 14 nights in the Algarve, 3+ star self-catering costs

  • Father, 46, killed in motorbike crash

    THE family of a Cwmbran man who died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday paid tribute to a "fun-loving guy". Biker Clive Evans died at the scene of the crash, which happened on The Highway, Croesyceiliog, at 9.10pm. Police say Mr Evans' motorbike collided

  • Autumn in the Borders

    ESCAPE has teamed up with VisitScotland and the Tontine Hotel in Peebles to offer a fantastic Autumn Gold break full of charm and character in the Scottish Borders. One lucky reader could win a pair of tickets for a break at the three-star Tontine Hotel

  • Rivers of dreams

    Europe's rivers have entranced travellers since time immemorial, and now with luxurious cruise vessels to lead the way, it's just plain sailing. Cruising Europe's rivers has never been easier, nor has there been such a choice of destinations. Luxurious

  • Giggsy's fear - 06.10.04

    RYAN Giggs admits his international career will be a "failure" if he doesn't get to a major championship finals. The clock is ticking for 30-year-old Giggs and he may be thinking that he will never appear at a World Cup or European Championships and Welsh

  • It was awful

    John Cornforth found his first Conference South game in charge of County an education, but for the purist Saturday's clash in deepest Kent was a demonstration on how football should not be played. Both sides too often took the long ball option at the

  • Welcome...

    THE nights are beginning to draw in and for some thoughts will undoubtedly be turning to a winter holiday. Whether its an action-packed ski-ing break you're after or a bit of winter sun we are sure escape has something for you this month. We take a look

  • All-inclusive deals warning

    SOME all-inclusive hotels are far from the cash-free paradises they claim to be, according to a Consumers' Association (CA) survey. Fare at some establishments in Bulgaria included fish fingers and congealed eggs, while a promenade near a group of hotels

  • HUGHES MUST MAKE CHANGES

    DEPARTING Wales boss Mark Hughes has to raise the spirit of his battered squad for Wednesday night's make-or-break World Cup qualifier against Poland at the Millennium Stadium after the mauling in Manchester. And Hughes will have to give his side a radical

  • Late Deals

    From Cardiff TOUR operator Direct Holidays is offering the following late deals: Departing September 29, 7 nights in Fuerteventura, 2+ star self-catering costs £266 per adult. Departing September 30, 14 nights in the Algarve, 3+ star self-catering costs

  • Update your passport

    Travel to the United States appears to be getting ever more complicated. escape editor Nicole Garnon tells you what you need to know before you go FOLLOWING the post 9/11 review of security, travelling to the USA is becoming increasingly baffling. A complex

  • Enjoy holiday peace of mind

    FINANCIAL protection is boring until a company collapse makes it seem real. When you know that thousands of people have lost money because they booked with an unbonded company, you think 'it could have been me'. Travelscene, a well-known city breaks operator

  • Hughes reign could end in a whimper

    MARK Hughes' reign as Wales' manager, which at times has thrilled and threatened to send the nation to the dizzy heights of a major championship, is in danger of ending in a whimper. Wales have not won a competitive match for 19 months, and with Hughes

  • Autumn in the Borders

    ESCAPE has teamed up with VisitScotland and the Tontine Hotel in Peebles to offer a fantastic Autumn Gold break full of charm and character in the Scottish Borders. One lucky reader could win a pair of tickets for a break at the three-star Tontine Hotel

  • Hughes' heroes can make history - 09.10.04

    MARK Hughes' men enter the Three Lions' den today and must tap into the burning passion of an entire nation if they are to stun England and write their names in the history books. They must run into the cauldron of Old Trafford with bucket-loads of self-belief