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The departures of the Minister of Internal Administration, quickly followed by the Secretary of State for International Administration, and the reported resignation of the President of the...

As part of our recent tour of the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, we travelled from Russian Kaliningrad across the Polish border to Gdansk, formerly known as Danzig. This city was a target of...

Welcome to the November night sky. This is the month in Northern Europe of the first night frosts as winter approaches.

Visible over in the east as darkness falls, the grand constellation...

The 2018 World Cup in Russia will require new stadia, and one of them is in Kaliningrad. The 35,000-capacity stadium is still under construction and we saw everywhere signs (in red) showing “...

As we approach Safe Communities Portugal’s fifth anniversary, I recall our first public seminars in the Algarve, aimed at creating greater awareness of the work of the police.

One of the...

Welcome to the October night-sky. This is the month when the clocks go back (29th), and the nights start to darken noticeably.

Over in the northeast, the star cluster called the Pleiades,...

This summer, Peter and I took a long trip around the Baltic, visiting nine countries. We started in Finland and finished in Sweden, having circled around the south of the sea. We were fascinated...

I hope that the recent rainfall and slight drop in temperatures in some parts of the country are the signs that the heat wave we have experienced is nearly at an end – but I am not that optimistic...

Childe Harold is the subject of one of Byron’s most famous poems. His pilgrimage of self-discovery commenced when he first saw a distant view of Lisbon from the River Tagus. He goes onto...

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