The striking Roque de Agando at sunrise. Photograph: Getty Images

With the heavy iron key that looked like a prop from a Harry Potter film, Pedro opened the old wooden door and I peered down into the well. As my eyes(...)

While the south of Gran Canaria may be more popular with tourists, Las Palmas has a lot to offer. Photograph: Getty Images

We’re sitting atop a hill outside Las Coloradas, a little village on Gran Canaria’s most north-easterly point, with a birds-eye view of the sunset spi(...)

Ion Tiron: “I want to help people and raise awareness of the people suffering in Moldova. Sport doesn’t have a language or skin colour. Sport unites everybody.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Ion Lazarenco Tiron’s friends and family thought he’d gone crazy when he announced his plan to swim nearly 240km in just over a week. “I’d done sport(...)

Mallorca: beyond the cliches

In this day and age it is not often you encounter someone who has never been to Spain, which is why I always felt like a bit of an oddity when friends(...)

Lifeguards bring ashore the victim of a lightning strike in Venice, California. Lightning from a line of summer thunderstorms moving over the Los Angeles area killed a 20-year-old man and injured 13 other people yesterday, officials said. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Lightning from a line of summer thunderstorms moving over the Los Angeles area killed a 20-year-old man and injured 13 other people yesterday, officia(...)