Britain at its best: Thomas Gainsborough’s birthplace of Suffolk is as pretty as a picture

Britain at its best: Thomas Gainsborough’s birthplace of Suffolk is as pretty as a picture The famous portrait artist Thomas Gainsborough was born in Sudbury in Suffolk  The house where he was born, Gainsborough House, is now a charming museum Close to the town are many beautiful villages in the surrounding rural Suffolk   By Harry … Read more

Can Malta perform a miracle? A mother and teenage daughter spend three nights in Valletta

Last Easter in Venice’s Guggenheim Museum, my daughter Deia, then aged 13, announced she’d had enough culture for one morning, was fed up with my ‘selfishness’ and wasn’t prepared to do what I wanted a minute longer. ‘I want to go shopping,’ she insisted mutinously. So we trudged to a grimy area near the station … Read more

‘Is my brain out?’: Trainee Army medic, 20, jokes with doctors as he has brain surgery WIDE AWAKE

A team of neurosurgeons is on the hunt for a ping-pong-ball-sized tumour, lodged in the left side of Cameron Ray’s brain. Not that you’d know it. Chuckling, the 20-year-old patient gives a thumbs-up to the surgical assistant and cheekily asks the assembled doctors and nurses: ‘Is my brain out?’ It sounds astonishing but Cameron is … Read more

Six tricks to land a cheap flight

Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week he finds out how to cut the cost of a holiday flight. What’s worse than being squeezed into a middle seat on a packed flight? Finding out that … Read more

DR ELLIE CANNON: Is my sore back a result of IBS? 

I’ve suffered with IBS for many years, causing constipation, bloating and cramps. I also have back pain which is worse when my IBS is bad. Are they connected? Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, is very common. As many as one in five people suffer with it and symptoms can be debilitating. Bloating, stomach … Read more

Travel: Going skiing in 2019? Here’s the hotel you should be booking 

Zermatt’s historic Hotel Schweizerhof reopened in December 2018 following an intensive six-month upgrade – and the results are terrific. The Location  The mountain village of Zermatt The magnificent Matterhorn looms over the mountain village of Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s oldest, best-beloved resorts that attracts keen skiers, gourmands and mini-breakers alike – and all its best … Read more

Travel: All-inclusive but not as you know it, Rixos Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi 

Travel: All-inclusive but not as you know it, Rixos Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi By Lucy Coghlan For You Magazine Published: 00:02 GMT, 7 April 2019 | Updated: 02:08 GMT, 7 April 2019 It’s well acknowledged that all-inclusive holiday options can divide traveller opinions rather radically. For some triggering traumatic flashbacks to sad looking warming trays … Read more

The paws behind the power: History’s top dogs

Ideal for intimidating political opponents, keeping you calm when on the brink of war and, of course, adding the charisma-boosting factor, too… Susan Hope goes for walkies down the corridors of power with history’s top dogs Winston Churchill with Rufus II Winston Churchill  He may have been famous for his bulldog spirit but Churchill had a … Read more

MC Beaton speaks to Event about her army of loyal fans and being called ‘cosy’

Best-selling author MC Beaton is often described as the ‘queen of cosy crime’. Her army of devoted fans can’t get enough of the quirky, gently amusing mystery stories about her two beloved characters, Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin, whose battles with poisoned quiches and despicable dustmen have made her one of the top ten most … Read more