The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

Jane Austen’s house in Hampshire where the she spent the last years of her life.  The author was a whizz at saying no. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Last weekend I went to see the house in Hampshire where Jane Austen spent the last years of her life and learnt something unexpected about the great a(...)

Trout of the week of 5lbs for Cian Murtagh from the Inchicup area on Lough Sheelin.

Apart from regularly hooking themselves, fishermen often hook old boots, fence posts, cows and other animals. They don’t mean to do it; it just happen(...)

Bob Weighton, the world’s oldest man, who has died aged 112 from cancer. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The world’s oldest man, Bob Weighton, has died from cancer at the age of 112, his family have confirmed. The former teacher and engineer, from Hampsh(...)

Andrew Wolsey with his specimen perch of 2.75lb, caught on Lough Erne, in April.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has updated its guidance regarding angling to reflect the latest Government and National Public Health Emergency Team ((...)

Sheep feed during heavy snowfall in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Cold and wintry conditions are expected to continue across the country on Tuesday, with a yellow snow and ice weather warning remaining in place. Sno(...)

Nigel Slater: ‘Little can compare with making someone something nice to eat.’ Photograph: Jenny Zarins/4th Estate

THE FOOD WRITER AND TV PRESENTER WROTE A BOOK ABOUT HIS TOUGH CHILDHOOD, AND HE NOW REGULARLY GOES TO SEE THE PLAY IT LED TO. IT IS HARD TO WATCH, (...)

Downtown Abbey on Airbnb: Highclere Castle, in Hampshire, in southern England

Fans of the hit TV series Downton Abbey are to be given the opportunity to “live like the lord or lady of a stately home” and stay in the castle where(...)

Kevin McCloud: his company’s flagship development is in a ‘dreadful state’. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Local residents claim a flagship development built by TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s troubled housing empire, which was supposed to have been comple(...)

Kevin McCloud: delays and large debts have plagued his own projects. Photograph: Fremantle/Channel 4/PA Wire

Small investors who sank millions of pounds into the TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly housing ventures have been told they could face los(...)

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