Ice-age baby goes on display in modern-day mall

The world's most well-preserved baby woolly mammoth made her debut at IFC Mall this week.

The month-old calf named Lyuba, which means love in Russian, drowned in a muddy river in what is now Siberia during the ice age.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Coming to town

Greetings from the North Pole! I'm just about to set off on my journey to Hong Kong tonight. Santa loves Hong Kong, especially the food, but logistically it is one of the most difficult cities to sort out.

24 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Finnish Lapland

1 Furry friends

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The call of the wild

THE STORY takes place 6,000 years ago. A 12-year-old boy learns to communicate with a wolf, and together they go on an epic adventure to save their forest.

It may sound like fantasy, but best-selling author Michelle Paver says it could happen.

22 May 2006 - 12:00am

Sorry old St Nick fuming in dismay over messed-up Link Reit

'TWAS THE NIGHT before Christmas, when all through the S-A-R

Not a creature was stirring, not even Long Hair.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that Link Reit scrip soon would be there.

The residents of Hong Kong were nestled all snug in their beds,

24 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Hat trick

Answer the nine mulitple-choice questions. The letters of each correct answer make up an anagram. You must unscramble the anagram to find the answer (hint: it is a word associated with Christmas).

15 Dec 2002 - 12:00am


The Last Reindeer

World, 8pm

This programme looks at the impact of hunting on Finland's wild forest reindeer. A century ago the animal had dis-appeared from the Finnish tundra, forced into neighbouring Russia by indiscriminate hunting.

6 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Gwyn and Ben playing games

The romance between Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck is back on again - if it was genuinely ever off.

The 26-year-old actress and Affleck have been spending lots of 'quality' time together on the Canadian set of his new crime thriller Reindeer Games, according to crew members.

Associates claim they are closer than ever - and have been for months.

2 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Gutsy traveller

Somehow, one always associates Lonely Planet (World, 8 pm) with hot countries: backpackers wear sarongs or shorts, not parkas. Over the past few weeks Ian Wright has visited Mexico, Zanzibar, and he spent some time in a yurt in Kirghizstan, but nothing so far could have prepared him for the cold that is inevitable in Iceland and Greenland, which is where he is going this evening.

11 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Einstein sleighs the Christmas spirit

On Christmas Eve, it is traditional to stagger in late from carol-singing/a champagne reception on the Peak/the boozer (delete as applicable) and leave cookies and a glass of milk for Mr S. Claus Esq.

The next morning you notice with satisfaction that the cookies and milk have disappeared and your belief in Santa is underlined for another year.

26 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Hello, cruel world

ON a hot, sticky night at the Old Mental Hospital in Western the first production of a company called Plastic Bags took place.

29 Jun 1993 - 12:00am