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Emily Clark From anchovy liquor to baby octopus: What they didn’t tell you about the Amalfi coast

Slow travel allows tourists to soak up all the places you usually fly straight over

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Vladislav Inozemtsev How the west misjudged Russia’s economy

Critics like to point to the country’s reliance on oil, the biting effects of sanctions and rampant corruption. They shouldn’t sweat, writes Vladislav Inozemtsev – for now, its books are looking just fine

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Josh Gabbatiss Will Brexit put us on the brink of another foot-and-mouth epidemic?

In 2001, the outbreak of the disease brought the country to a standstill. As we look back at the horror of those events, Josh Gabbatiss wonders whether lax controls and less money once we leave the EU could pose a threat to British farming

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David Barnett Demon dolls: Why do we find them so creepy?

The murderous plastic playmate Chucky is back in a new movie – we unravel exactly what is it about these particular children’s toys that sparks a fearful reaction

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David Lister Country house opera: Exploring the very essence of English art

With bucolic surroundings – including the occasional sheep – this mode of music is like no other. David Lister explores why Puccini goes so well with Pimm’s and picnics

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David Barnett Neil Gaiman: ‘I made Good Omens for Terry Pratchett’

Thirty years after publication, the story of an angel and a demon on a mission to stop armageddon is more relevant now than ever. But, the author tells David Barnett, it almost never made it to the screen at all