On the slide in Germany: sledging in the Bavarian Alps

Fancy swooping down snowy Alpine slopes, but not the hassle of ski school and pricey equipment? It’s easy: all you need is a simple sledge. Sarcastic teenage daughter optional

Some human skills are best learned young. Languages, for example, and horse riding, plus of course, sarcasm. But the one that most Britons really lose out on is skiing. For example: instead of flying me regularly to St Moritz and Kitzbühel when I was a toddler, my own feckless parents insisted on piano lessons and Mablethorpe. But hold fast. Hope is at hand. Anyone can be a winter sports whizz, and in the Alps too.

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A Week After Mass Shooting, Texas Church To Open As A Memorial

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will reopen to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday’s massacre. “It is our hope that this will be healing for everyone,” the associate pastor says.

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