For sports fans who can be in Britain this year but can’t get to the Olympic or Paralympic Games, England – which is home to most of the venues which will be used for the Games – offers plenty of less-conventional competitive activities.

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Late last year, my wife and I had the chance to visit Paris and northern France for a week, courtesy of the wonderful all-business-class airline L’Avion ― which now is part of the British Airways all-premium-class transatlantic subsidiary OpenSkies. If OpenSkies has anything of the service ethos of L’Avion... Read more