News Brittany Mathis is unable to pay for medical treatment for her brain tumour

A Texas restaurant owner is selling his business so one of his waitresses can afford surgery on her brain tumour.

Travel Challenge: A peak-season family camping holiday in France

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a one-week campsite holiday in France. Prices are for departures on 1 August for a family of up to six people and include return Dover-Calais ferry crossings for one car.

Richard Scott-Hughes: Yachtsman who crossed the Atlantic 21 times and the Pacific three times

As a small boy with elderly parents in Seaview, Isle of Wight, Richard Scott-Hughes had a dream of spending all day and every day whenever possible on the water. In this he succeeded.

Travel challenge: A May bank holiday mini-cruise

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: to celebrate National Ferry Fortnight ( sailanddrive.com ), which starts today, we feature a bank holiday mini-cruise to Europe. Prices are for two travelling together over the May bank holiday weekend.

The Complete Guide To: Asturias

This rugged mountainous region along Spain’s north coast is as inspiring for walkers as it is alluring for wildlife lovers, and there’s no shortage of fascinating history and culture in between.

This stretch of Spanish coast is a peaceful place – for now

New transport links are about to put Asturias on our radar, says Bill Tuckey

Property around the world

If you want to bag a bargain, book now

Everyone's tightening the purse strings. So, how can you ensure you get the best value in these penny-pinching times? Mark Rowe finds out

Katy Holland: Activity holidays for babies

Are we there yet? Fun holidays for energetic tiny tots

Storm knocks Golding out of Vendée Globe

A thousand miles from land and battered by storms, British solo sailor Mike Golding was sitting it out last night, waiting for a break in the weather, after his 60-foot Ecover had been dismasted.

Vendée Globe: Sailing's Everest

Ahead of them stretch three months of solitude, and 26,000 miles of crashing seas. Yet just hours into the race, the sailors of the Vendée Globe are in deep trouble. Nick Harris reports

Saha so good for Everton

Everton have announced they have agreed to sign Manchester United's Louis Saha, subject to a medical.

John Lichfield: In Brittany, a wedding with a difference

Paris Notebook

Atlantic flyer Coville's 'praying mantis' smashes record by eight hours

The Blue Riband for sailing solo across the Atlantic was taken from one Frenchman by another yesterday morning when Thomas Coville set a new time of 5d 19hr 29min 20sec, roaring out of the fog and into the record books off the coast of his native Brittany.

Joining the dots on Europe's new routes

This summer, 100 new flights to Europe are launched from UK airports. So what awaits beyond the arrivals gate? Simon Calder reports from the rising stars
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Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
10 best statement lightbulbs

10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy