A drop of rain could not affect sartorial standards at Royal Ascot today - and even a dog was appropriately dressed for Ladies' Day.
A warm welcome, good food and a fine ale can make living in a commuter village about more than just motorway links and train connections, says Ruth Bloomfield
Tribunal rules that Prince must hand over data on whether Duchy oyster farm is a risk to wildlife
Where to go, what to do in 2011
The spiralling price of seasonal delicacies has generated a "luxury" crime wave in France this Christmas – and now one violent death.
The proposed sale of the mountaineer's watch is stoking a bitter feud between his children and second wife
Roger Protz hears how staff picked up the pieces after the brewery was devastated by floods – and kept the beer flowing
The norovirus outbreak at the Fat Duck will have left restaurant-goers more wary of eating shellfish
The Bristol Old Vic is temporarily decked out with sandbags and bunting as if celebrating D-Day, or some amateur theatre revival of Oh, What a Lovely War!
The crème de la crème of summer food festivals, with demonstrations from Michelin starred chefs, an amateur cook-off challenge and more than 60 exhibitors. Wash it all down with the Theatre of Wine tasting sessions to complete your weekend.
A new tourist trail for foodies offers a different way to see this Irish city, says Kate Simon