He’s tried tinkering with the tax system, banning smoking, making maths compulsory until a teenager is breathing pie charts and attempted to convince the public that he’s a nice guy by getting his wife to say he’s a nice guy. But opinion polls make for continued grim reading for the PM so he’s trying a joker card from the pack by attacking the Greeks.
With increasing numbers of Brits embracing hill walking, winter is definitely the time to hike. You’re more likely to get footpaths to yourself, for one, and while lacking the lushness of other seasons, winter has a special beauty: skeleton trees, exposed landforms, murmuring birds, frost shimmer, woodsmoke, a calming sense of nature at rest. Also, a walk is a good counterbalance to both the excesses of the festive season and the urge to hibernate. It’s rare you don’t feel better – in body and m
It is almost as if Asturias was designed by a clever algorithm to keep everyone happy. You don’t have to choose between beaches or mountains, or between a city break or an activity holiday – this compact region in northern Spain has the lot. So it’s no wonder so many Spanish people have second homes there. Personally, I’d go just for the cheese.
Glencoe at dawn on a freezing morning in February 1956 presented to the world a very different idea of the Highlands. Up until then, the north-facing slopes of Meall a’Bhuiridh were the sole domain of winter sports pioneers. All bound by the common thread of mountain adventure, they’d hike to the summit in breeches and flat caps, carrying wooden boards with leather strap bindings.
The Cabinet reshuffle that brought back David Cameron was supposed to reunite the Tory “sensibles”, reassure centre-ground voters and put Rishi Sunak on course for a general election victory next year. If one could liken it to a film scene it would be the end of The Railway Children when the young Jenny Agutter runs along the platform shouting “daddy, my daddy” before throwing herself into the arms of her father, freshly returned from a spell in political disgrace.
Distraught England goalkeeper Mary Earps said her mistake against the Netherlands would haunt her for a long time, despite the Lionesses producing a thrilling comeback that kept their hopes of qualifying for the Olympics on behalf of Team GB alive.