• The colour and culture of Buenos Aires

    Set on the western banks of the estuary of Rio de la Plata (the 'river of silver') – a waterway so wide that many visitors mistake it for the sea - Buenos Aires is a romantic and vigorous city where life is lived to the full with all five senses. In the bustling neighbourhood of San Telmo, street musicians play the bandoneon – a type of concertina – and loose-limbed couples dance to the melancholy and sensual flow of the tango; top quality Argentine beef sizzles on the barbecue grill waiting to delight the taste buds, and the rich

  • Commodore-in-Chief Prince William raises submariners' spirits on morale-boosting trip

    Prince William was on hand this week to give a morale boost to Royal Navy submariners, nearly a week after HMS Astute ran aground off the Isle of Skye. The 28-year old is the Commodore-in-Chief, Submarines and trained on the vessels as past of a two-month attachment to the Navy in 2008. Presenting long-service awards at the Faslane naval base on the river Clyde, the Prince was seen joking and laughing with servicemen. Click on photos for gallery Chief Petty Officer Stephen Irvine, one of the honourees, said: "I felt really privileged to be one of the first to get

  • The Gold Cup Horse’s Neck

    Ingredients 1 strip orange zest, soaked in Hennessy 50ml Hennessy 100ml ginger ale Method Pre-soak a strip of orange zest in Hennessy before you start. Pour the Hennessy into a short broad tumbler over a couple of ice cubes. Add the ginger ale and garnish with the zest. Briefly spritz a slice of orange over the glass, stir furiously and

  • Tennis ace Andy Murray serves as best man in brother Jamie's wedding

    It was a case of mixed doubles for Andy Murray and long-time girlfriend Kim Sears this week. The glamorous couple joined his brother Jamie as he wed his Colombian-born fiancée, Alejandra Gutierrez, in an intimate wedding in Scotland. Photo: © Alan Hutchinson Photography Click on photo for gallery Twenty three-year-old tennis superstar Andy was best man in what he described as a “small, private gathering attended by close family and friends” Staying true to their Scottish roots, the brothers sported their family kilts with the beautiful bride donning a strapless ivory tiered gown with accompanying long-sleeved gloves. The Murray’s proud mother


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