Destinations Lifestyle 

HANOI, VIETNAM

The Culture Capital Anyone who has ever visited Hanoi will probably tell you that it may be the most beautiful city in all of Asia. People have settled here along the Red River for a thousand years. Nestled along wooded boulevards among the city’s two dozen lakes you will find architectural souvenirs left by all who conquered this great valley, from the Chinese who first came in the last millennium to the French, booted out in our own century. Getting into Hanoi The trip into the city from Noi Bai…

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Featured Lifestyle 

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

By Qainaat Aftab Yes… It’s almost Christmas! The lights have turned on around different cities and the Christmas markets have unfolded. Now if that doesn’t get you into the festive spirit, then I don’t know what will. We’ve had enough sweets and scares from Halloween as well as the beautiful fireworks from Bonfire night. Now Christmas is fast approaching, the question I pose is, do we start the jovial celebrations too early? At the start of November, John Lewis broadcasted their Christmas advert and by walking around the streets of…

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Events 

Yorkshire Diary – December 2014

Yorkshire Diary Date: 14 December, 1986 Event: Re-opening of Valley Parade Location: Bradford  On Saturday, 11 May 1985, the city of Bradford suffered its most tragic day. Bradford City Football Club were scheduled to play against Lincoln City in the third division of the football league. There was a celebratory mood within the stadium as the home team just received the Football League Third Division trophy in front of record-breaking attending crowd. On a day that should be remembered for the team winning the trophy, tragedy was about to strike….

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Fashion Lifestyle 

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The Change of Vogue Now from the swinging sixties to a very controversial 2014, it is fair to say the culture of fashion has had a drastic change. The prime example is a common face of the sixties, none other than Audrey Hepburn. She was quite the classy woman and fashionista in her own right; she was loved by both men and women for both her beauty and style. From Vogue covers to Vanity Fair and even Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn definitely put her mark on fashion…

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Arts & Entertainment Events Hollywood 

Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars 2015

Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars 2015 Actor confirms he’ll be MCing at the movie world’s biggest night of the year… Commenting in an official release from the Academy, he said: “It is truly an honour and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. “I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show. To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had…

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Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

Students and Mental Health

Students and Mental Health By Naureen Hafiz With approximately one in four people suffering from a mental illness problem in the space of a year, it’s no wonder we are hearing more and more about it in the media and news outlets. It is however, especially prominent in the student community. According to a study conducted by The National Union of Students (NUS) they found that 20% of the 1200 students thought they had a mental health issue, with 13% of students having suicidal thoughts. This however is only part…

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Destinations 

NEW YORK… NEW YORK

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery content_images=”787,784,783″ content_images_size=”medium” lightbox_size=”full” content_style=”Grid” data_grid_breaks=”240,480,720,960″ data_grid_space=”2″ data_grid_order=”false” animation_in=”ts-viewport-css-flipInX” css3animations_in=”Flip In X” animation_out=”ts-viewport-css-slideOutDown” css3animations_out=”Slide Out Down” animation_mobile=”false” auto_height=”true” page_rtl=”false” number_images=”1″ auto_play=”false” show_bar=”true” bar_color=”#dd3333″ show_speed=”5000″ stop_hover=”true” show_navigation=”true” lightbox_pageload=”false” thumbnail_position=”bottom” thumbnail_height=”100″ lightbox_effect=”random” lightbox_autooption=”false” lightbox_autoplay=”false” lightbox_speed=”5000″ lightbox_backlight=”auto” lightbox_backlight_color=”#ffffff” lightbox_social=”true” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″][vc_column_text] The first person to visit the area which is now known as New York City was Giovanni da Verrazano who discovered the area in 1524, when he sailed into the area and landed there. The discovery and first settlement of the area occurred in 1609 by Henry Hudson, who found the…

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Destinations Don't Miss Featured Urban Echo News 

Aer Lingus Regional’s service to Dublin ‘takes off’

    Aer Lingus Regional’s service to Dublin ‘takes off’ Airline expects to carry 70,000 passengers on new route in 2015. Leeds Bradford key addition to Aer Lingus Regional route network as airline serves 13 major UK cities and are on track to carry 1.31million passengers in 2014. Airline reports strong growth in connections from UK to North America via Dublin Airport Leeds Bradford recorded the highest level of demand for connections to the US (via Dublin) out of all regions served by Aer Lingus Regional last week Aer Lingus…

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Destinations Don't Miss 

MUMBAI, INDIA THE CITY OF DREAMS

MUMBAI, INDIA THE CITY OF DREAMS Location: West coast of Maharashtra, Deccan region of India Area: 603 sq. km Attractions: Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, Marine Drive, Film City, Chowpatty Beach Languages Spoken: English, Urdu, Marathi and Hindi Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christians and Zoroastrians Many people travel to Mumbai for many different reasons. Whether you want to experience a cultural cocktail of diversity or visit in the hope of making it as a Bollywood star, Mumbai truly is the city of dreams. The centre of the world’s…

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Destinations Lifestyle 

AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR

AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR Rather than forking out thousands to top up your tan flying to world renowned destinations such New York, Paris and Barcelona, how about a destination that offers you beautiful weather, breath taking natural scenery and a unique cultural experience. Azad Jammu & Kashmir is very rich in natural beauty with its snow-covered peaks, dense forests, winding rivers, turbulent foaming streams, wheat-scented valleys, velvet green plateaus and climate varying from arctic to tropical. All these ingredients join together to make it an excellent tourist attraction. Valleys like…

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