Relaxation

The 10 Best British spas

Pamper yourself into blissful oblivion before the festive season arrives in this selection of the finest spas in the country

Elbow, Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

“We’re going to disappear from the public radar for about a year,” Guy Garvey announces to anyone in the crowd who hadn’t already heard.

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How To Be Beautiful: Restorative salts

Bath salts have fulfilled a variety of useful purposes over the years. The Ancient Greeks, for example, used them to mimic sea water's supposedly healing properties. More recently, they have served, when employed as a gift, as a succinct, socially acceptable way of expressing utter indifference to another human being.