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A whale of a time in Cornwall: all aboard a marine wildlife cruise

“Ahoy there!” came the cry, jolting us out of sun-induced drowsiness as the propeller roared to life and the boat headed towards the horizon. “Whale ahead!” We’d been scanning flat expanses of azure water...

Juicy fruit: how the lemon won summer style

She might not know it, but Hattie White, Jay-Z’s grandmother, was the instigator of this summer’s juiciest trend. Her 90th birthday speech is broadcast on Beyoncé’s Lemonade (you’ll know the bit even if...

The Freedom Swim: from Mandela’s Robben Island to the Cape Town shore

The stench of seal is part-fish, part-farm. It wafts around Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront when the breeze blows, curling the nostrils of those dining at terraced restaurants trading in more palatable...

Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable dishes

Hong Kong is one of the world’s great food cities. But it’s also one of the world’s great tech-equipped cities ­– on average, each Hongkonger owns two and a half mobile phones. The...

Wimbledon vs The World Cup: The style verdict

Best sunglasses Anna Wintour’s signature shades stay on come rain or shine. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock Since the World Cup lends itself to fans painting every exposed body part in the colours of their...

Nigel Slater’s summer fruit recipes

There comes a point in deepest summer when every meal seems to end with the marriage of fruit and some sort of dairy produce. Ripe cherries with ricotta, gooseberries with cream cheese, or...

Yasmin Khan’s Palestinian recipes: hummus, kefte and pomegranate cake

We’ve got this really weird thing going on at the moment,” notes the writer Yasmin Khan, “where Middle Eastern food has exploded in popularity at the same time as the Middle East is...

Why we should learn to embrace failure | Elizabeth Day

A few months ago, I spent an evening sitting on the sofa in my flat, cropping my head out of a series of wedding photographs. It was a fairly surreal experience excising my...

Dazzled by Donegal: an activity break that’s big, bold and brilliant

The conversation started at the indoor climbing wall – an attempt to list the world’s wildest and most adventurous destinations. New Zealand and British Columbia were contenders, as was Newcastle on a Friday...

Yotam Ottolenghi’s summer recipes

Today I am celebrating the season with three dishes that are perfect for summer dining. To keep things light on a hot day, serve these olive oil flatbreads with a selection of cold...

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Facebook data breach firm shutting down

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data row, has announced it is to close and declare bankruptcy. ...