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30 September 2011 15:29
A proposed indoor ski resort in Sweden will be the biggest of its kind in the world
Plans for the world's biggest indoor ski resort have been unveiled in Sweden.
Designed by CF Møller Architects, the 135m-high Skipark 360° is to be built on the outskirts of Stockholm in a forest area in Balsta.
Among the biggest attractions of the park will be a 700m long ski slope with a 160m drop - the only indoor facility of its kind capable of hosting the World Cup.
In addition, there will be a 3.5km tunnel for cross country skiing, ice hockey and bandy rinks, areas for figure skating and snowboarding, and biathlon venues.
Once the complex is completed, holidaymakers will be able to pack up their gear, sort their
sports travel insurance and head off to enjoy skiing round the year.
The Skipark will also have shops, restaurants, a hotel, conference halls and spa facilities.
It is also designed to meet all of its energy needs from renewable sources including sunlight, wind and geothermal power.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
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Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.
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Tiny particles that are breathed in and taken into the brain through air pollution could trigger Alzheimer's disease, research finds.