Nicolas Perdrier

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Popular buy-to-let tax loophole 'won't work', accountants warn

A controversial tax manoeuvre allowing landlords to transfer buy-to-let properties into a limited company without having to remortgage, has received a flood of inquiries.<p>Promoters of the "beneficial interest company trust" are capitalising on a trend among landlords to move existing properties into …

The best restaurants in Paris

Expert guide to Paris<p>The more than 70-strong offering of Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris is formidable, from the legendary outfit serving grand classics in the Eiffel Tower to swinging sought-after joints where, in true Parisian style, the phone is never answered and the dining room is always …

I'm buying a home for me and my girlfriend – what happens if we split up?

She will contribute to the deposit and monthly mortgage payments, but I will be the sole owner<p><b>Q</b> I am buying a house for me and my girlfriend to live in at a cost of £450,000. The mortgage will be solely in my name and I alone will be named on the Land Registry as she already owns another property. …

'My 20pc per year buy-to-let returns: here's how it works'

Despite having had to pay higher stamp duty from April, buy-to-let investors still claim to be capturing ultra-high yields – including some of more than 20pc.<p>Proponents of buy-to-let claim this week’s interest cut will help the sector by reducing mortgage rates and driving more income-seeking …

17 Life-Changing Spiritual Retreats Around the World

No matter your religious leanings, there's something undeniably therapeutic about breaking away from normal life and looking inward. Here are some of …

Finger Lakes

Watch: a steak being cooked by molten lava

A team at an American university have used lava to fire up their barbecue<p>When it comes to the barbecue, everyone has their own idea of how to cook the perfect meat - whether it's a secret family marinade or a certain type of coal.<p>We can now confidently say, however, that the way to success is …

19 Of The World's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

Dive in.<p>Vacation doesn't truly feel like vacation until you're sitting poolside sipping a cocktail. But we're not the types to settle for any old swimming hole. Here, we've gathered some of the most breathtaking hotel pools in the world, from an indoor pool in the Himalayas lined with gold tiles to …

Amalfi Coast

An homage to fromage: 10 incredible British cheeses to try before you die

<b>Forget brie or camembert - the Brits make cheese like no-one else. Patrick McGuigan picks 10 of the best</b><p><b>Stawley</b><p>Velvety white and with brain-like wrinkles, the rind on this Somerset goats' cheese is a thing of beauty.<p>It also plays an important role in Stawley's complex flavours, imparting intense …

How to get rid of blackheads for good – the complete guide

We’ve spoken to a team of top dermatologists to find out the best blemish-busting secrets so you can get rid of those pesky blackheads for good.<p>Need …

Chickpea and potato-curry-stuffed flatbread recipe

If you've never had curry for breakfast, you're missing out. Try this veggie one in a homemade flatbread<p>I know curry seems a bit full-on first thing in the morning but with a strong cup of tea and a downpour outside it works fabulously well.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, …

How a Michelin-Starred Chef Responds to a Lousy TripAdvisor Review

The internet gives everyone a great deal of anonymity, which most people use to listen to Hanson on repeat, watch puppy live streams from our desks, …

Insider’s Guide to Vilankulo, Mozambique

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Mozambique</b>’s shoreline, at 1,540 miles, is about the length of the U.S. west coast.<p>The southern part of the coast—known for the seaside town of <b>Vilankulo</b> and the five islands that form <b>Bazaruto Archipelago National Park</b>, recognized by the World Wildlife Fund as a “Gift to the …

National Parks

A la carte is off the menu as top restaurants cut down on waste

Michelin-starred chefs are limiting diners' choice to go green and save money<p>It was once the hallmark of fine dining, but now a la carte is falling out of favour as Michelin star restaurants turn to set menus in a bid to cut down on food waste.<p>Mindful of the ethical considerations of their diners, …

Smartphone pics: how to create the perfect composition

Avid traveller and photographer Nicky Kelvin reveals how to take the best possible snaps on your smartphone<p>Whether you’re after the perfect holiday snap, the ideal family photo or even a flawless selfie, today’s smartphone cameras are capable of capturing all kinds of amazing images.<p>However, if you …

Holiday survival guide: how to make the most out of your Android device this season

The holiday season is full of joy and sharing, but it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year. We become frantic shoppers, running around all day, every day, taking care of all the preparations. It’s one of the longest vacation times of the year and it’s one of the longest periods of …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: There are plenty of cookie recipes floating around at this time of year, but you can't subsist on cookies alone all weekend—so there's a bit of …

Candy Canes

Let's not whinge at waiters

Time was when the British never complained about a meal. Now we’re in danger of turning it into a particularly grotesque art form<p>The other evening at a very good restaurant in the north of England – I won’t be more specific, the better to protect the identities of all involved – a woman at a table …

Woody Allen

Top 10 film- and TV-themed bars and restaurants

Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock<p>I have a dream … promotional image for Nicos’ Taverna.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442421833358/51d9ead5-c03f-48a6-a1b7-68809c6b3c86-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock<p>I have a dream … promotional image for …

Jose Mourinho labelled "la disgrace" by L'Equipe as pressure builds on Chelsea boss

Jose Mourinho has been labelled as "la disgrace" by French newspaper L'Equipe, in an astonishing attack on his behaviour.<p>The under-fire Chelsea boss …

12 Paint Colors That Will Flatter Everyone in the Room

Conventional wisdom says pink gives you a glow, but that's just the beginning.<p>A room is only as good as how you feel it in (or we think so, anyway). For a wall color that makes you look and feel great, start with these hues, recommended by interior designers.

Cheese is addictive as drugs, study finds

Research by University of Michigan finds love of pizza is largely because of cheese addiction<p>Cheese does not only taste good but, according to a study published by the US Library of Medicine, addictive.<p>Researchers at the University of Michigan asked 500 students to complete a questionnaire to …

Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights in the UK and what is the best time to see them?

An alignment between the Earth and Sun, leading to geospatial storms and displays of the Northern Lights, is expected in the next two weeks. This means that the lights will be more likely to be visible over the UK than at other times. Follow our guide to maximise your chances of seeing one of …

The alternative city guide to Lyon, France

Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian<p>Le Sucre, a rooftop club, epitomises the soaraway success of La Confluence area<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/21/1440158178127/5540d2c7-30e4-4b26-9f2c-b7f74963e833-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian<p>…

Concerts

48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.

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Revealed: The 20 cheapest European cities for a spring break

NASA designed app aims to shorten commercial flight times

It seems as though NASA's focus as of late has been solely geared towards Mars and the efforts to get there. However the space agency recently made an announcement that hits a little closer to home. NASA has developed software to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cut travel …

Eggs benedict recipe

Salty ham and fresh eggs topped with creamy hollandaise sauce - eggs benedict can be the perfect brunch dish. Yolk's Nick Philpot tells us how<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>•240g cooked ham hock, torn (from the deli counter or a good butcher)<p>•A little stock or butter<p>•8 large, very fresh free-range eggs<p>•4 …

Too few chefs: how a staffing crisis could change what we eat

A shortage of talented young chefs is leading to changes in the restaurant landscape. Fine dining may become a thing of the past as restaurateurs move towards high volume low cost gourmet fast food<p>It is an issue that has been simmering away in the restaurant world for years. But, last month, like …

I need a bank account to get paid but no one will give me one

I have lived here for four months but every application is turned down<p><b>I have lived in the UK for four months and for the last two worked as a hotel receptionist. I need a bank account to get paid and, since I spent the first two months at temporary addresses, I have been unable to open one. I now</b> …

'I hate chains. I prefer to see Byron Burger as a diamond necklace’

Byron's boss on his plans to trounce rivals, ramp up growth, and how he feels about running the Chancellor's favourite burger joint<p>“That’s not the way I would have wanted to get the word out, but it was amazing for sales,” says Tom Byng, with a shrug. “I spotted the burger on Twitter and thought, …

George Osborne