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The planet needs a holiday, too

If you don’t want to find out that your holiday damages the earth, how do you go about being an ethical tourist? Malcolm Doney finds out about the ecological packages that are on offer

NOT so long ago, choosing a holiday didn’t seem any more complicated than deciding on which beach you fancied laying your towel. Now, we are increasingly expected to be ethical tourists — although nobody is exactly sure what that means.

Everyone knows what an organic vegetable is, or a cup of fairly traded coffee. But what is an ethical holiday? “There are no defined ‘rules’ and there is no widely recognised certification scheme,” says the ethical-living author and ...

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House for Duty Priest

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison  Subscribe to read more

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