Sofia

48 Hours In: Sofia

For anyone seeking a budget city break with some tempting skiing attached, Bulgaria's capital is a surprisingly elegant solution.

Hodgson backs Murphy to continue at top level

Roy Hodgson sees no reason why Danny Murphy cannot continue to play at the top level for many seasons - but warned against expecting the Fulham captain to "hit the ground running" on his return to action from a knee injury against CSKA Sofia tonight.

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Europe's heating goes off

Hundreds of thousands of people in Balkans left exposed to sub-zero temperatures as gas row hits home

The Complete Guide To: Byzantium

Be inspired by the treasures in the Royal Academy show, and visit the surviving wonders of this extraordinary empire in situ, from Istanbul to Skopje, Sinai to Ravenna.