Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)

Amie with an ie is mid-story when I arrive. I’m standing at the bor, listening in. She’s talking about the time she went to Tesco to do the weekly gro(...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

Camille Muffat of France celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 400m freestyle final at the  London 2012 Olympic Games. Ten people, including Muffat, former boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, were killed on Monday when two helicopters collided in northern Argentina, news reports said. Photograph: Patrick B Kraemer/EPA

Tributes were pouring in on Tuesday morning for three French sports stars killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina.Two helicopters collided near Vill(...)

 Champion sailor Florence Arthaud (left),    Olympic gold medallist swimmer Camille Muffat (centre)  and  Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine,  who were  among 10 killed in a helicopter crash while filming  reality TV show Dropped in Argentina on March 9th, 2015. File photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Many in France are in mourning and looking for answers over the crashing of two helicopters in a remote part of Argentina that has killed 10 people, t(...)

Wine: Get the party started

There is no better way to get the Christmas festivities going than popping open a bottle of fizz. I intend serving a magnum of Champagne, but a goo(...)

‘I had been paying for more than six months for a service that did not work properly,’ says our reader of UPC Horizon

Horizons not broadened by this UPC ‘upgrade’ About six months ago, Michael O’Doherty from Dublin upgraded to a UPC Horizon bundle, having alre(...)

I was talking to a thin brown man I am acquainted with, his bony legs (and my more substantial ones) dangling in the cool blue water of the municipal (...)

Lapostolle Residence

Lapostolle Residence, Valle de Colchagua, Chile lapostolle.com Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, of the Grand Marnier family, st(...)

L amb is one of my favourite foods to have with wine; that mild but distinctive flavour and that succulent, juicy texture seem to provide the p(...)