We endured a 48 hour journey before my BA Gold Member status came to my rescue

Sara got stuck at Miami International Airport during her nightmarish trip home from the Caribbean – AFP/Getty The first hint that our trip home from the Caribbean might not go as smoothly as planned came with an email from American Airlines (AA) that showed up in my inbox the night before our departure. “Adverse weather … Read more

Best pubs and restaurants on the running route

Runner beans: here are some places to eat and drink as thousands put one foot in front of the other (PA) The prevailing feeling about Sunday is that it should actually be restful. A quiet trip to church perhaps, or busting a hangover with some time on the couch for Cool Runnings. But every now … Read more

The best rainy day activities for the Easter holidays in Britain

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions ensure that the children can have hours of fun in Edinburgh The Easter holidays are approaching across the country and with it the eternal problem of what to do with the children when the weather turns bad. If the weather forecast ruins adventures in the great outdoors, it’s worth … Read more

Delays in Dover, traffic jams and train chaos on Liverpool Street make for an Easter holiday

Holidaymakers heading for the Easter weekend are dealing with 20-mile traffic jams, two-hour delays in Dover and train chaos on Friday afternoon. The holiday traffic caused “pretty terrible” queues of 20 miles at the M4 and M5 junction near Bristol, adding 45 minutes to journey times as around 2.6 million car journeys were expected to … Read more

‘Easter is a terrible time to eat lamb’ – here’s what to cook instead

Roast mutton from Pipers Farm, cooked in hay with roast potatoes, garlic and a green herb sauce – Matt Austin At Durslade Farm in Bruton, Somerset, head farmer Dan George shows me his sheep. Easter is just around the corner, but there is not a lamb to be seen yet. Have they been sent to … Read more

The Cowboy Carter Fashion Effect – why western boots, hats and chaps are so popular in London

(ES) Slap your fellas and get out the rodeo gear: London is in for a hot cowboy summer. Anyone who’s hesitant should discuss it with Beyoncé, whose country-inspired album Cowboy Carter drops tomorrow. The March 19 release of the album cover cemented her new look: on horseback, wearing a red, white and blue ensemble with … Read more