Ian Rankin on Edinburgh's streets and his wheelchair-bound son

What's really criminal about Edinburgh, says 'Rebus' creator Ian Rankin, is how tricky it can be for wheelchair users to navigate. Here, he explains the problems faced by his 21-year-old son, Kit, and how the family has learnt to plan days out 

Venice Film Festival: A very British affair

Daniel Radcliffe's turn as Allen Ginsberg was one of the highlights of the 70th Venice Film Festival, where Britain made up for its near-invisibility at Cannes, says Geoffrey Macnab

Cruise ship has alleged close call in Venice

The row over the presence of giant cruise ships in Venice’s lagoon was reignited this weekend after claims that a huge vessel belonging to the same company as the wrecked Costa Concordia sailed dangerously close to St Mark’s Square.

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