The Leeds bucket list: 15 things you need to do in Leeds

Whether you've arrived in our great city to work or to study, we've compiled a list of the best experiences you can have in Leeds.

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The view from the Hotel Zum Stadttor.

Travel: Austrian hills are alive with sound of great adventure...

There are two things that have made me fall in love with Austria over the years – the jaw-dropping scenery and the friendly people.

Travel: So much to see and do during whistle-stop tour of Italy...

We sat on the steps of Rome's Trevi Fountain - the newly groomed marble horses glistening in spring sunshine - and clutched coins in our left hands to throw over our right shoulders.
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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there,

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Ryanair publishes cancellation list amid scrapped flights 'mess'

Ryanair has published details of flights cancelled up to the end of next month.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary

Ryanair boss admits flight cancellations due to pilot holidays has created 'a mess'

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has admitted the cancellation of flights due to pilot holidays is "a mess".

North Wales - the perfect place to go wild swimming.  PIC: PA

Travel review: Swap bikinis for wetsuits

Swap bikinis for wetsuits for an invigorating weekend break, says Francesca Gosling.

Nessebar is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Travel review: Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach

The summer holidays may officially be over, but there’s still time to book an October half-term break. Head to Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach, says Ruby Kitchen.

Azura docked in picturesque Geiranger.

Travel: All aboard Azura to enjoy the fairytale fjords...

Glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and majestic snow-capped mountains – the best way to breathe in the fairytale beauty of the Norwegian Fjords is up close and personal, sailing through the very heart of them.

Travel review: How tea drinking has brought a new tourism stream to Portland, Oregon

Portland is famous for its coffee and craft beer culture, but the tea scene is gaining ground. Katie Wright finds out what’s brewing in the city.

Freedom Square which lies in the heart of Novi Sad. PIC: PA

Travel review: Serbia’s Novi Sad - the Athens of the Balkans

It’s not yet officially part of the EU, but Serbia’s second largest city is already gearing up to be a European Capital of Culture. Ed Elliott explores.

Traffic update

Three vehicle crash closes two lanes on M621 in Leeds

Two lanes are closed and traffic is very slow on the M621 westbound this lunchtime after a three-vehicle crash.

The magical Diagon Alley in Universals Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Travel: A spellbinding journey into a world of thrills and adventure at Universal Resort in Florida

Snow-covered roofs and bustling streets greeted us as we stepped down from the train, across the platform and into the village of Hogsmead.

Cuba is one of a number of islands in the Caribbean in the path of Hurricane Irma

British holidaymakers warned as largest hurricane ever bears down on Caribbean and Florida

The UK Foreign Office has warned Brits in the Caribbean to be aware by the danger posed by Hurricane Irma.
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Travel review: Florida’s Discovery Cove - a welcome respite from the crowds

While Disney may be Florida’s main draw, Discovery Cove provides a welcome respite from the crowds says Jonathan Gawthorpe.


Travel review: Mountain Lake Lodge - more than Dirty Dancing movie memorabilia

Susan Griffin heads to Mountain Lake Lodge, Virginia, where Dirty Dancing was shot, and discovers there’s more to this magical place than simply movie memorabilia.

Reflections of clouds on a Swedish lake.

Travel review: A 5,000 mile trip of the most northerly point in Europe

On a trip to the most northerly point in Europe, Mike Cowling and two motorcycling friends journey nearly 5,000 miles.

Breakfast on the terrace at Hotel Madrid.

Travel: Like drinking a fine wine, there’s much to savour in the Eternal City

Rome wasn’t built in a day ... and you shouldn’t even think of seeing it in a day.
Relaxing was the order of the day in the Chambers Club.

Travel: First-class stay amid five-star luxury that’s had a Renaissance...

We’re in a cathedral, surely – surrounded by soaring arches, stained-glass windows, carved stone and intricate mosaic floors.

One of the luxury lodges.

Travel: No complaints to lodge after great Lakes break that ticks all the boxes

Coastal location and country life combine in sophisticated shape of luxury lodges at this superior staycation accommodation.

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