Relief at honeymoon murders verdict

The grieving parents of a British honeymoon couple shot dead on the holiday island of Antigua have spoken of their relief after two men were convicted of the murders on the third anniversary of their deaths.

Inside travel: Guidebooks

<b>Andrew Steed</b> reflects on how guidebooks and maps have changed since he started selling them

Good to go: London, Mexico, Portugal

Still waiting for your Royal Wedding invitation? There's still time to be part of the action. Book a four-night stay at a Park Plaza Hotel in London from 25–28 April and you'll get a fifth night free on the ceremony day. The nightly rate is £156 per double, room only, and is valid at Park Plaza County Hall hotel (above); the Plaza on the River on the Albert Embankment; and the Westminster Bridge hotel. All are near to the parade route and Trafalgar Square, where the nuptials can be seen on a big screen. Quote "Royal" when booking.

A matter of black and white

Why should any book be segregated as 'Black Writing'? It is characters that matter, not skin colour, writes Yvvette Edwards

Plans afoot to boost sailing interest

The battle to increase the worldwide fan base for grand prix sailing has kicked off this week in, of all places, the Middle East Sultanate of Oman. The visit at the same time by prime minister David Cameron was in no way related.

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24-Hour Room Service: Curtain Bluff, Antigua

It is nigh on half a century since the American horticulturist Howard Hulford took a fancy to a small promontory at the foot of the rainforest on the coast of southern Antigua. He applied to the island's planning authorities for permission to build a home. To his surprise they said no. Hulford was undeterred. "Fine, then, I'll build a hotel," he said, and did.

Arrow: Soca singer who came to worldwide fame with his hit 'Hot, Hot,

Alphonsus Cassell, better-known as "Arrow" or "The Mighty Arrow", was considered the king of soca (soul-calypso) music, taking the traditional Caribbean calypso to a worldwide audience with the upbeat addition of soul, merengue, salsa, rock, zouk, reggae and hip-hop influences. His self-penned 1980s hit "Hot, Hot, Hot" became one of the most-played songs ever – from beaches and cruise ships to discos and wedding receptions – and has been recorded in more than a dozen languages, including Hindi.