Travel Hungary appetite: Budapest appealed to Jenna Coleman

'I love the bars, thermal baths and laid-back feel of Budapest in summer'

Australian topless bathing ban urged

A group of conservative politicians is making headway towards a ban on topless bathing on some of Australia's best known beaches.







The Armies, By Evelio Rosero, trans Anne McLean

San José is a town in the Colombian mountains whose inhabitants find themselves on the front line of a war. The war should be happening elsewhere, but the violence keeps slipping into San José. Fighters – guerrillas? paramilitaries? – make incursions, there are shoot-outs in the streets, random killings and kidnappings. None of the people has anything to do with the causes of the war, yet it invades all lives.

Topless wars reignited on Australia's beaches

Christian MP wins mainstream support for his bid to tighten nudity laws

The IPL photo facial: more pain than gain?

It's the must-have anti-ageing treatment for the Hollywood A-list. At 37, Charlotte Cripps couldn't wait to try it. But less than an hour later, she was covered in burns. Here, she recounts a cautionary tale

Remembrance Day: A searing silence

As soldiers from across the generations gathered at the Cenotaph to remember the fallen, Terri Judd reports on a unit that has suffered losses in Afghanistan

Tracey Emin: I'm really, really in love, passionately in love

My Life In A Column: 'Art with its big ideas and its engulfing arms picked me up and swept me away'

Italian government soothes sunbathers burnt by high prices

Official watchdog comes to aid of beach users fed up with €1,200-a-month cost of hiring sun loungers

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe: Prejudice in life, indifference in death

The two young Gypsy cousins, Violetta and Cristina, were offering small, cheap trinkets for sale.

California naturists fight ban on nude sunbathing

For once, working out how to prevent their body hair from being painfully removed by the sticky waxed surface of their boards isn't the only problem facing California's nude surfers.

Want to sunbathe without the neighbours staring? Here's a fragrant solution...

The perfect climber is a tall order: "I'd like something that smells lovely, looks pretty, is thick and privacy-enhancing all year round, and – key – is idiot-proof," writes Kate, a reader.

Eating tomatoes is the best way to avoid sunburn and wrinkles

Eating pizza topped with tomato paste can help prevent sunburn and premature wrinkles, new research suggests.

UV protection: Clothing for children

Friends in Australia told us about clothes that have an ultraviolet protection rating. Does this apply to normal children's clothes?

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee