New book Greece: The Cradle of Western Civilization is stuffed with stunning images

Greece is one of the planet’s most historically fascinating countries and one of the most photogenic. This is a land of eye-poppingly dazzling beaches, monasteries perched on dizzying columns of rock and impossibly quaint fishing villages. Many know it to an extent from the Mamma Mia movies, or a blurry ouzo-laced holiday. For a deeper … Read more New book Greece: The Cradle of Western Civilization is stuffed with stunning images

Apple Electronics: Inside the Beatles’ eccentric technology subsidiary

Say the word Apple today and we think of Steve Jobs’ multi-billion-dollar technology company that spawned the iPhone and the Mac computer. But a decade before the California-based firm was even founded, the Beatles-owned company Apple Electronics was working on several pioneering inventions – some of which were precursors to commonly available products on the … Read more Apple Electronics: Inside the Beatles’ eccentric technology subsidiary

Apple Electronics: Inside the Beatles’ eccentric technology subsidiary

Say the word Apple today and we think of Steve Jobs’ multi-billion-dollar technology company that spawned the iPhone and the Mac computer. But a decade before the California-based firm was even founded, Apple Electronics, a subsidiary of the Beatles’ record label Apple, was working on several pioneering inventions – some of which were precursors of … Read more Apple Electronics: Inside the Beatles’ eccentric technology subsidiary

A poetic odyssey around Byron’s Britain: Places to visit that are connected to the romantic poet

Richard Westall’s portrait of Byron at Hughenden, Disraeli’s Buckinghamshire home In 1817 Lord Byron, the romantic poet, was at the height of his fame, or ‘Byromania’ as his wife described it, with his reputation as mad, bad and dangerous to know making him especially alluring to female fans. His fame endures to this day – … Read more A poetic odyssey around Byron’s Britain: Places to visit that are connected to the romantic poet

A poetic odyssey around Byron’s Britain: Places to visit that are connected to the romantic poet

Richard Westall’s portrait of Byron at Hughenden, Disraeli’s Buckinghamshire home In 1817 Lord Byron, the romantic poet, was at the height of his fame, or ‘Byromania’ as his wife described it, with his reputation as mad, bad and dangerous to know making him especially alluring to female fans. His fame endures to this day – … Read more A poetic odyssey around Byron’s Britain: Places to visit that are connected to the romantic poet

Singapore and The Philippines are the latest countries to ban UK flights

Two more countries have banned incoming UK flights ahead of Christmas Eve after the identification of a new Covid strain in Britain. Singapore will ban entry to UK travellers from Wednesday night. Health officials in the Philippines say they will also suspend flights from the UK from Christmas Eve, until December 31. It brings the … Read more Singapore and The Philippines are the latest countries to ban UK flights

Singapore and The Philippines are the latest countries to ban UK flights

Two more countries have banned incoming UK flights ahead of Christmas Eve after the identification of a new Covid strain in Britain. Singapore will ban entry to UK travellers from Wednesday night. Health officials in the Philippines say they will also suspend flights from the UK from Christmas Eve, until December 31. It brings the … Read more Singapore and The Philippines are the latest countries to ban UK flights

Now Spain bans British travellers as officials meet in Brussels today to co-ordinate a response

Spain became the latest EU country to ban flights from the EU today, with every member of the bloc now having slammed their doors shut to British travellers apart from Greece and Cyprus.  Urgent talks are underway in Brussels this morning to agree an EU-wide response to contain the new mutant strain of the virus … Read more Now Spain bans British travellers as officials meet in Brussels today to co-ordinate a response

Now Spain bans British travellers as officials meet in Brussels today to co-ordinate a response

Spain became the latest EU country to ban flights from the EU today, with every member of the bloc now having slammed their doors shut to British travellers apart from Greece and Cyprus.  Urgent talks are underway in Brussels this morning to agree a EU-wide response to contain the new mutant strain of the virus … Read more Now Spain bans British travellers as officials meet in Brussels today to co-ordinate a response

Valentino co-founder Giancarlo Giammetti’s glittering social circle

He holidayed with Princess Diana, is friends with the Beckhams and helped create one of the world’s most labels… but the chances are you have never heard his name. Giancarlo Giammetti, 82, is the former lover and business partner of Valentino Garavani, with whom he co-founded Italian fashion house Valentino in the 1960s.  Despite his low … Read more Valentino co-founder Giancarlo Giammetti’s glittering social circle