From Mexican chimineas to outdoor fireplaces, we look at ways of keeping warm and toasty on cool summer evenings
Mark Wallace asked if I could add pictures to my Banned List of clichés, and nominated the first here. Lloyd Bracey, who teaches TV journalists, persuaded me to ban reporters referencing stormy waters, for example, over footage of the sea. But this is different. This is about reaching for the most obvious image with which to illustrate an abstract subject.
Here are the 10 best buys for kids who want to switch off the TV and get outside to have some fun in the sun while it lasts
As the Glastonbury masses prepare to descend on Somerset, Laura Holt explores a more serene corner of the county
An old longhouse in the Dartmoor countryside has been transformed into a sleek rural retreat
Call me a masochist, but if I’m going for a Baconator (a quarter-pound beef patty with mayo, ketchup and six [6!] strips of bacon), then it’s unlikely that I’ll be confusing the meal with dinner at the table of the Marchioness of Marchmain.
Tropical forest, beach-facing suites and luxury tents
The rapper has recently launched his own range of chandeliers
You don't need to travel far for luxury, culture and comfort, says Holly Williams – Glasgow has it covered
Whether you're putting them up now or holding out until Christmas Eve, Trish Lorenz has all the bright baubles and luxuries lights you'll need
The upmarket retro decor in this Marseille guesthouse suits the city's personality perfectly, says Rhiannon Harries
National Park retreats
Queen's Brian May talks to film composer David Arnold about music and movies
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More than $70m of luxuries, allegedly bought with funds taken from Equatorial Guinea by President Obiang's son, are being seized by the US
I fell for the 1970s when I moved into a 1968-built house. Now, accidentally, I'm fashionable – the look is everywhere. But it's a fine line between a well-edited revival and the garish, suburban set of Abigail's Party... So what to choose?