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Huddersfield ex-pat Brian Hayhurst's guide to the land of Oz

Huddersfield ex-pat Brian Hayhurst and his wife Elaine live in Spain but spent several weeks in Australia staying with relatives over Christmas and the New Year. Here is his report to give an insight into the country and its history for people thinking of travelling or even living there.

Best places to visit in 2016: The top travel hotspots to see this year

Already thinking about where to go on your next holiday? Check out our pick of the top 10 places you must-see in 2016

If you love the Christmas markets, here are the top 10 to visit abroad

We love our Christmas markets in the UK, but if you fancy a short break away there are 10 others in Europe that look amazing!

Travel review: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Fancy a mini-break of just one night away within striking distance of the north? Andrew Hirst spent a day and night on the Chatsworth House estate in Derbyshire. 

Airport survival guide: 15 hacks to take the stress out of going on holiday, including what you can take in your hand luggage, parking and more

From queues to customs, nobody loves airports but you can make your time there this summer easier with our detailed survival guide

Benefit caps are being trialled in four London boroughs

Get great rates from FAIRFX on your holiday money this bank holiday

Take advantage of strong Sterling and purchase your foreign currency for holidays now. Find out more about the top exchange rates here

Cyber Monday is a day of online discounts that follows Black Friday

Sending money abroad? Follow these top tips to avoid wasting money

Follow these easy steps and make hassle-free international payments

TripAdvisor has spoken — here are the best beaches in the UK

LOOK: Filey named one of the best beaches in the UK - check out the top 25

List of best beaches complied according to TripAdvisor reviews

WATCH: Nightmare passengers: Sir Patrick Stewart mocks the worst mid-flight behaviour with hilarious results

Plus vote for the worst airline passenger behaviour in our poll

Escape Christmas chaos in a cosy lodge

9 winter warmers: escape the cold and treat yourself to a break in these cosy Yorkshire lodges

We've found some perfect mini-break spots around Yorkshire — some even have hot tubs

The entrance to MyHotel Chelsea

Culture, afternoon tea and a spot of TLC in the heart of Chelsea

Cheryl Mullin goes on a girls' weekend to London, and discovers the perfect location to explore the capital's delights in peace

Belambra holiday club in Praz sur Arly, France

Travel: Lanzarote - a downhill struggle?

A nervous Jane Haase embarks on her first family ski holiday in the French Alps

Airbnb apartment in Berlin

Travel: Bargain in Berlin

A friendly apartment is the top choice for a weekend break with mates to Berlin, says Sarah Marshall

Cruising on South Walsham Broad

Travel: River cruise has Broads appeal...

Nigel Thompson cruises along the Norfolk Broads and finds big skies, wildlife... and a water-borne bishop

TRAVEL Austria Monastery

Enjoy an oasis of charm and calm in Austria

If you want a relaxing break, book in at a monastery says Ann Stenhouse

The boat ride along the gorgeous coast of Amalfi.

Driven round the bend in Sorrento

Nigel Thompson heads to spectacular Sorrento in Italy to confront one of the world’s most twisting roads... and an awful lot of steps

Peckforton Castle

Royal weekend away in the glorious Cheshire countryside

With its turrets sticking out above the trees, Peckforton Castle looks other-worldly, and as far away from the chaos of the city as its possible to get

The American Bar at The Stafford London by Kempinski

Falling in love over afternoon tea at a top London hotel

Mike Lockley spends an elegant afternoon at The Stafford, quintessential London hotel that borders the capital’s royal landmarks

The sunset from Pinchos restaurant

An undiscovered Caribbean gem you won’t be able to help falling in love with

Aruba remains undiscovered by British tourists. Mary Griffin takes a trip to the Caribbean to see what we’re missing

Rio de Janeiro

World Cup 2014: A football fan's guide to the Brazilian host cities

There's something to suit every possible taste in Brazil, Jack Lang reports, as he offers this guide for fans planning their summer jaunt

Videos & Photos

Fancy a house with its own model train railway? This could be right up your track

Sex Pistols' Huddersfield gig featured in radio documentary to mark 40 years since punk began

The Watermill is a Tardis-like bistro that gives each dish a twist


Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
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Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent