Heroin in Fraserburgh

The small fishing port of Fraserburgh in Scotland has the highest rate of heroin addiction in Britain. But these aren't stereotypical addicts. Here, the junkies are well-to-do housewives and trawlermen with money to burn. Peter Stanford reports. Photographs by Sam Faulkner

Don't like Jamaica, oh no, I love it

You don't have to travel with a lover to enjoy the romance of this Caribbean island, writes Janet Matricciani

Portugal: Forget the revolution, just pass the port

Making his own voyage of discovery in Portugal's Oporto, Jeremy Atiyah gets high on churches, drunk on azulejos, and very knowledgeable about port...

Travel: France - 48 hours in Marseilles

You don't need to be a football fan to visit Marseilles in the next month. The Mediterranean port is also the home of bouillabaisse, eye-opening architecture, comfortable hotels - and too many museums to visit in a weekend. Natasha Edwards makes a selection

Rural crisis: Farmers' lot - Men of the soil turn into unlikely new bre ed of militants

"There's no divine right to farm," was one stark message of the Oxford Farming Conference earlier this month and one Jack Cunningham, Minister of Agriculture, has been driving home with increasing bluntness. So what does the future hold for farmers and the agricultural landscape? Stephen Goodwin, Heritage Correspondent, assesses the prospects.

Wine: Red-letter days

Anthony Rose gives his guide to seasonal reds

Coming into port

The most fail-safe way to get a hangover; only to be taken at the end of the meal; undrinkable unless covered in thick dust; and always passed to the left? We debunk a few myths about one of the world's great wines xx

A guide to port

What's in name Ruby

COMPETITION; DETAILS No 360

In which painting by which painter can you find this wood?

Of port and cigars, wills and paintings, aquariums and community centres

past desires, present needs

Drinking: How to make it in a traditional, male world

Sophia Bergqvist was only 28 when she gave up a flourishing career as a business consultant in London to run a modest port-producing estate in Pinhao, in the Douro valley, that had been in her family for decades.

Drinking: Bumper harvest puts fair wind in the sails of port

Port producers in Portugal's Douro valley are smiling with relief at the prospect of a good vintage, which ends in the next few days. While Spanish sherry flounders, port is shedding its fusty image to win new enthusiasts. Elizabeth Nash treads the grapes to investigate a success story.

Nelson spent half his final salary on port

Many people admit to taking a tipple to give them Dutch courage, but Nelson could be said to have taken things to extremes.

Wine consumption at record high

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen