Rachel Garthwaite

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Morning Report: Michael Bisping responds to Dana White saying his fight with Georges St-Pierre is canceled

Earlier this year, the UFC announced that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be returning from a nearly four-year hiatus to …

The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

Expert guide to Istanbul

Essential information<p>Visa requirements<p>It is no longer possible to obtain a visa on arrival in Turkey. Travellers heading to Turkey must apply for an online e-visa ($20) ahead of departure at evisa.gov.tr. For more information, see: mfa.gov.tr<p>Esssential contacts<p><b>British Consulate</b>: 00 90 212 334 6400, …

Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and bungalows in Bali and Lombok

Surf and diver pads, yoga retreats and stylish cabanas on deserted beaches … there are plenty of ways to get away from it all on Bali and neighbouring Lombok

8 steps to a super-stylish guestroom | Sainsbury's Home

Is your guestroom lacking a little love? Give family and friends the warmest welcome with these gorgeous décor ideas from the new Sainsbury’s Home …

Athens city guide: where to stay, eat, drink and more

<b>What to do</b><p><b>Benaki Museum, Pireos Street</b><br>It would be criminal to come to Athens and miss the Acropolis but visitors who stick only to the city’s ancient past are missing out. Part of the excellent Benaki art and design museum, which sprawls across seven sites, the Pireos Street gallery is a forbidding …

The 20-Minute Tabata Workout You Need To Try

<i>By Michael Schletter for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Tired of slogging through long, slow jogs on the treadmill? Tabata may be just the answer. The popular high-intensity training protocol utilizes a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio -- using 100 percent maximum effort during the work phase -- to maximize fat loss. …

Living in: Istanbul

With its dynamism, diversity and double-continent span – not to mention its 14 million residents and 2,600-year history – Istanbul has an option for every mood and moment.<p>As a city that spans two continents and has more than 14 million residents, Istanbul offers so much variety that, residents say, …

The Jurassic forest where reptiles still roam

The Fossil Forest lies east of Lulworth Cove, concealed half-way down the cliff on the edge of the army firing ranges. As we descend the rough wooden staircase that leads to the limestone ledge, we pass the folded strata of the upper broken beds, where the compressed, contorted layers of rock whorl …

Trattorie in Rome: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Da Lucia, Trastevere<p>A Sunday stroll through the Porta Portese flea market should be rewarded with a hearty Roman lunch at Da Lucia. This old-school neighbourhood trattoria is justifiably popular despite being hidden on a backstreet. Everything is good here but I recommend the <i>antipasto</i> …

Top 10 hotels, hostels and pensiones in San Sebastián, Spain

Hotel Astoria 7<p>Walk into the lobby of this sleek, modern hotel, 10 minutes’ walk from San Sebastián’s old town, and you’re greeted by a cheerful-looking, life-size model of Alfred Hitchcock. If the great director was here during the city’s September film festival, he’d be moaning that he wasn’t at …

Cool holiday cottages on the Norfolk coast

The Long House, Cockthorpe<p>Designed by the architects behind Glyndebourne opera house and London’s Olympic velodrome (hopkins.co.uk), this deceptively simple, barn-shaped building is a paean to the region’s flint structures and marshlands. Internally, its clean, open-plan layout and enclosed spiral …

Can't afford to fly in a luxury jet? How empty-legs deals make it possible

Unless you are a rock star, billionaire business magnate or Guardian freelancer, you can probably only dream of travelling by private jet, and so your experiences of flying will no doubt involve brutal early-morning check-ins, the enforced surrendering of toiletries to scowling customs officers and …

Top 10 tapas bars in Madrid

Spain’s capital is awash with tapas bars but how do you find the good ones amid the sea of tourist-traps? Madrid-based food writer James Blick tracks down 10 of the best, from classic bodegas to slick new dining spaces run by young chefs<p>Were Woody Allen to set one of his romantic European whimsies …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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10 of the best British B&Bs

Studio Farrows, Langport, Somerset<p>Step through the doors of Studio Farrows and take in the quirky surroundings – starting with a lounge-residing pale blue Ford Anglia! Walls are splashed with eclectic art and mismatched cushions, throws and rugs add to the appealing and homely feel. The hosts …

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New Spacious Apartment Boasting a Fresh and Modern Interior in Bojnice, Slovakia

Fresh and modern, the interior of this spacious apartment located in the historical city of Bojnice, Slovakia surprises you with both, its warmth and …