• The Jesus trail: hiking in the Holy Land

    “The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.” So Luke starts his telling of the story of the life of Jesus. And it's in the beautiful region of Galilee that the modern pilgrim starts this 65 kilometre trail, designed to be walked in three or four days, exploring the lands that Jesus knew, a land that for centuries has been an example of coexistence of ethnic and religious communities. The starting point

  • Mini blueberry tarts

    Ingredients (makes 24) For the pastry 225g/8oz plain flour 40g/1½ oz icing sugar 40g/1½ oz caster sugar 175g/6oz butter, chilled and cut into small dice Finely grated rind and juice of 1 small orange For the filling 25g/1oz caster sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 125g/4½ oz blueberries 75g/3oz cream cheese Icing sugar, to decorate Method First make the pastry. Sift the

  • Zara Phillips: A royal life in pictures

    A closer look at the life of the Queen's eldest

  • Zara Phillips beams with joy as she shows off ring Mike Tindall designed

    Zara and Mike: A perfect match Just weeks after Prince William presented his bride-to-be Kate Middleton to the world, another royal couple were delighted to share their happy news. On Tuesday Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall made their first public appearance since announcing their engagement – and they couldn't have looked more delighted. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY In their typically understated style, the couple were casually dressed as they posed in the snowy gardens of their Gloucestershire home. Zara beamed as she showed off the gorgeous diamond band that sealed their love. Rather than choosing a family heirloom, as William did,