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'It's a bit of a wild west': Homes for Ukraine hosts take matters into their own hands

Russia's invasion of Ukraine one year ago triggered a major refugee crisis; millions of Ukrainians were displaced from their homes, flowing into neighbouring countries like Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova and Slovakia. In the UK, we watched from afar as Ukrainians fled their homes, walked for hours to reach border crossings and said tearful goodbyes to loved ones staying behind to fight. And in a small village in Cheshire, phones started ringing.

Where to See the Best Christmas Lights in London

London truly lights up at Christmas. When the weather turns cold and grey, the capital’s colorful holiday displays keep spirits high — even as the sun begins to set at 4 p.m. In late November-early December, Londoners usually celebrate the switch-on of London’s first Christmas lights with huge firework displays, Christmas carols, and even celebrity appearances. These events and holiday markets might have been cancelled this year, but the Christmas lights are still shining.

Around the World in London: A Neighborhood Guide

London is one of the most diverse cities in the world. But sticking to the city’s major tourist hotspots can mean missing out on some of the city’s best cuisine, local markets, and nightlife. Neighborhood-hopping is a great way to experience London’s multiculturalism. While some areas like Chinatown are obvious and easy to access, others require traveling further afield. These areas are often less touristy and offer more authentic representations of London life. Use this globally inspired neighborhood guide to travel the world within London.
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