Q. We have booked to go to Barbados in January, but are concerned as to whether we should go after hearing chikungunya virus is prevalent there. Peter Brigg, Warrington
England suffered yet another defeat in the opening Twenty20 match against Australia and need to win the remaining two if they are to take the series
Winter sun in Barbados after Christmas
The season of eating, drinking and making merry is upon us and that might even apply if you’ve jetted off on a sun-drenched winter break. Travellers are particularly well served by the rise of food-themed breaks, tours and packages, celebrity chef hotel residencies and cookery courses.
The Latics play Millwall at Wembley on Saturday
Almost everybody seems depressed by the constant chill weather. But our Head of Travel has a handy guide for how to beat the gloom in Spring. Try Barcelona!
'I've always got my eyes open to design'
What does a teenage girl want most on a fabulous holiday to the Caribbean? A tan? A chance to drive a jet-ski? The possibility of a Rihanna sighting? Well, some might, but my daughter was most excited about ordering room service.
Christmas is just over six weeks away. And if the prospect of turkey followed by more turkey, darkness before teatime, and all those sitcom specials on television makes your heart sink, then it isn't too late to plan your escape. Book a cruise now and, rather than peeling sprouts on Christmas morning, you could have a leisurely breakfast in the sunshine and then do only what you want to all day long.
Matt Prior has been passed fit to keep wicket for England in the third Test against West Indies at Edgbaston today.
'I tasted the freshest, most wonderful clams ever in Emilia-Romagna'
Gus Poyet has urged Roman Abramovich to hand Roberto Di Matteo the Chelsea job full time, dubbing the decision a complete no-brainer.
Wladimir Klitschko will be aiming for his 50th career knockout when he defends his world heavyweight titles against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck tonight.
It may be his first solo mission overseas on behalf of his grandmother but for the people of Jamaica there is only one question surrounding the visit of Prince Harry next week: where will he party?
Jack Davenport and Andrew Lincoln are among the British actors wowing audiences in the US. By Sarah Hughes
Now... Barbados Bliss
British Airways Holidays has a week's break at the Dover Beach Hotel in Barbados (room only), a short drive from Bridgetown. The deal includes flights from Gatwick on 3 Sept for £674pp. Britishairways.com