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From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting. Here: China. The dataset used for China was unique as it relied solely on Open Street Map, due to restrictions on accessing Google data. The population is densely concentrated in the east and accessibility is increased, whereas rural provinces in the west remain remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford )

From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting. Here: China. The dataset used for China was unique as it relied solely on Open Street Map, due to restrictions on accessing Google data. The population is densely concentrated in the east and accessibility is increased, whereas rural provinces in the west remain remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)
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12 Jan 2018 06:43:00
Peter Ver Ploeg carries Virginia Petrovek through the mud pit during the North American Wife Carrying Championship, Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)

Peter Ver Ploeg carries Virginia Petrovek through the mud pit during the North American Wife Carrying Championship, Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)
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10 Oct 2016 10:17:00
Jeff and Kelly Lyons clear the first obstacle while competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine October 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jeff and Kelly Lyons clear the first obstacle while competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine October 11, 2014. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)
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13 Oct 2014 11:05:00
Daisuke Nagasawa travels nationally and internationally with his beautiful kitties Fuku-Chan and Daikichi. The two pose under the iconic Japanese cherry blossoms. (Photo by Daisuke Nagasawa/Caters News Agency)

Daisuke Nagasawa, 49, has spent the past few years taking his two faithful cats, Daikichi and Fuku-Chan, around the world with him. Here: Daisuke Nagasawa travels nationally and internationally with his beautiful kitties Fuku-Chan and Daikichi. The two pose under the iconic Japanese cherry blossoms. (Photo by Daisuke Nagasawa/Caters News Agency)
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31 Jul 2018 00:05:00
Ariana Grande performs at Z100's Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Ariana Grande performs at Z100's Jingle Ball in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 9, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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11 Dec 2016 13:11:00
A barn painted with the U.S. flag is seen in the snow covered field in Kanawha, Iowa, United States, January 16, 2016. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

A barn painted with the U.S. flag is seen in the snow covered field in Kanawha, Iowa, United States, January 16, 2016. Iowa will be the first state to hold its primary, with both Democratic and Republican events being held February 1, 2016. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)
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22 Jan 2016 10:22:00
Palestinian boy Mohamad al-Sheikh, 12, who is nicknamed “Spiderman” and hopes to break the Guinness world records with his bizarre feats of contortion, demonstrates acrobatics skills on a beach in Gaza City June 2, 2016. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Palestinian boy Mohamad al-Sheikh, 12, who is nicknamed “Spiderman” and hopes to break the Guinness world records with his bizarre feats of contortion, demonstrates acrobatics skills on a beach in Gaza City June 2, 2016. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
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03 Jun 2016 12:52:00
Hoghton Towers 1940

Living History comes to Hoghton Tower with the sights and sounds of the 1940's.
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28 May 2012 01:40:00