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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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?