Features Sneak Peek: Special 241

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Enchanting Tyrol


Photograph by Solange Hando.

Solange Hando falls under the spell of the pretty Alpine resort of the Tyrol. From its mighty mountains to the lush meadows, it’s like a scene from a fairy tale.

Join Solange she she visits popular tourist attractions such as the Karwendel Nature Park and the Tyrolean Wood Museum.

Find out more in the magazine.

The Dress To Impress

Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany's".

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It has been called the foundation of every woman’s wardrobe. Essential and versatile, it is the answer to most cries of “What should I wear?” from cocktail parties and formal dinners to class reunions.

As Wallis Simpson once said, “When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”

Once upon a time, the colour black signified wealth. Sixteenth-century Spanish aristocrats and affluent Dutch merchants couldn’t get enough of it.

Some fashionistas attribute the origin of the success of the little black dress to Coco Chanel. From Princess Diana to Audrey Hepburn, a wide range of celebrities have made the black dress a fashion statement.

Gilly Pickup looks at the intriguing history of a timeless wardrobe staple.

Extreme Medicine

WEM have trained over 20,000 medics.

Photograph by @dimitrilisitsyn.

There is no doubt about it – being a medic is a challenging vocation. But what about being a medic and working in a challenging environment like the desert, jungle or even in space?

How would you prepare for living in such a climate, never mind delivering life-saving care in such a place?

That’s where the organisation World Extreme Medicine (WEM) comes in. WEM is the leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses for medics from all different walks of life.

In Special 241, Dawn Geddes learns about an organisation providing medical training for use in the most remote environments around the world.

Just A Hoax

Loch Ness.

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Have you ever fallen for a humorous hoax?

In this age of technological trickery, it’s easy for pranksters to pull the wool over our eyes with their tomfoolery, but even in the distant past, mischief-makers went to great lengths to deceive the masses.

Laura Brown has rounded up some of our playful and preposterous favourites from the 18th century to the present day.

Elsewhere in Special 241, we have a collection of recipes for Ramadan. Plus we have a crochet pattern to make a stripy jacket.

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