Travel Calm and collected: One of the bedrooms

Discover this Art Deco guesthouse with a strong psychological connection. Sorrel Moseley-Williams put her mind to the task

Sleepover: The Hotel

A bed for the night in Miami

Me And My Home: Perfect symmetry

Anthea Masey talks to interior designer Amanda Rosa

Focus: Your usual table Mr Wilde? It's gone, sir

The death of a fully fledged, silver-serviced, brass-knobbed British institution is hard to swallow, says David Randall

Decline and fall of a once grand hotel

SEVEN MONTHS after it was put up for sale the Midland hotel, one of Britain's finest art deco buildings in the Lancashire resort of Morecambe, is still without a buyer. And it shows.

People and Business: Not for floating

ANY CORPORATE finance bods who might have run their slide rules over Ragdoll Productions, the private TV production company run by the Business Woman of the Year, Anne Wood, can forget it. Though she has won worldwide success with Teletubbies and a number of other children's programmes, Ms Wood insists the company she founded 14 years ago is not a candidate for flotation.

Tennis: Britain become top dogs in Cup

BRITAIN ARE developing into top dogs against the United States for the Davis Cup tie in Birmingham on the Easter weekend at such a rapid rate that it is starting to become slightly ominous for the home side. Yesterday Tom Gullikson, the United States captain, even pleaded with the American media to give wholehearted support to his team. So much for the gung-ho spirit.

People and Business: Happy returns

MICHAEL HARDERN, the self-styled "carpetbagger-in-chief", is celebrating his birthday at Claridges, the art deco London hotel, at 7pm today.

Property: As much art as architecture

Art Deco houses are back in fashion, but many have been `modernised' and are now hard to find.

Items and Icons: love tokens

Gentleman's glass backed Swiss watch, `Borgia', pounds 295, and lady's 1930s inspired `Violet' watch, pounds 99, both by Simon Carter, 15 Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, London W1 (0171-287 4363)

Fashion king lured by the `beach gods'

When Gianni Versace first saw Miami's South Beach art deco district, he was entranced by the light, the colours, the life and, according to friends, the perfectly-sculpted bodies of the "beach gods" who adorn its pavements, many of them gay.

Travel: Beauty and the beach

The Art Deco quarter of Miami drips with money, style and glamour. But behind the scenes, there's an ugly battle going on. Hilary Bower reports

Making light work: a short history of neon

Miami's South Beach is alive with its jewel-like night-time glow, and the Las Vegas Strip offers the last word in neon overload. But how did a tube of gas become the ultimate symbol of the 20th-century city?

Tobacco barons smoke out the enemy

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

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Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

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A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

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Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
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The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen