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Sam Wollaston

Murderous funfair ride

Fargo the TV series pays respectful homage to the original 1996 movie by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Savouring the grape escape

Get delightfully fizzled as you tour a pretty corner of France where you can appreciate how champagne is made.

‘In your home you must show your best’

From the outside, Beijing's Shishahai sports school is unremarkable. It would be easy to walk past it, a functional-looking building a couple of kilometres north of Tiananmen square, without even noticing. Inside the main entrance, in the gloomy hall, the first thing you see is the noticeboard, on to which the pictures of five athletes have been pinned.

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