Cycling supremo: Interview with Bradley Wiggins

It’s 2012 and Bradley Wiggins has been catapulted into the spotlight, going from winning the Tour de France to dominating the track and winning gold in the London Olympic cycling time trial. Fans flock to the Tudor palace at Hampton Court for the final stretch and a glimpse of cycling’s new golden boy sprawled on the winner’s throne, oh so coolly throwing peace signs out to adoring crowds in the grip of Olympic fever.

Review: Small Island at the National Theatre

Helen Edmunson’s skilful interpretation of the novel, Small Island, by the late Andrea Levy, artfully unpicks themes of race, the Commonwealth, immigration and postwar British society by focusing on the stories of individuals, whose lives poetically intertwine. It does so with the aid of stunning set design, with Jon Driscoll’s projections screening everything from Caribbean sunsets to the bright lights of London, to the dreariness of the Blitz.

Getting fit military: Interview with Bear Grylls

Be Military Fit has been bringing its distinctive blend of outdoor fitness, sports science, and its rich military heritage to people’s lives since 1999. Pioneered by MD Tommy Matthews and with the help of British former SAS serviceman and survival instructor, Bear Grylls, the training sessions enlist the help of ex-veterans as instructors, getting people outside, whatever the weather, getting active, using local parks and green spaces, and feel part of the local community. With the launch of the Special Ops programme, Oonagh Turner talks to Bear Grylls to find out more

Wimbledon photographer Duncan Grove on capturing the spirit of tennis

Arriving at Duncan’s studio on a rainy day in April, the proximity of the Wimbledon practice grounds to his office window is startlingly close – the gleaming lawn still pristine despite grisly weather. “We’re just 500 metres away from Centre Court,” he proudly discloses. Being so close to the lawns is an ever-present reminder of the photographer’s inspiration and is handy for the self-confessed tennis photography obsessive: “I managed to shoot Andy Murray in practice from my window once,” he tells me. Duncan’s time photographing the most famous tennis tournament is full of excellent anecdotes – and it’s this fun side of Wimbledon that he likes to capture – from the cheeky tennis bums of the Williams sisters he has framed in his office, to his shot of Andy Murray’s wedding ring tied to his shoe – stories that narrate and capture the personal – and what will be hanging at Hotel du Vin come late June.

10 of Italy’s Most Colourful Seaside Towns

Italy is known for its vibrant culture that celebrates food and and its spectacular cities that reflect both an ancient historical heritage and modern cosmopolitanism. The country is also celebrated for its array of natural landscapes – from the verdant green Tuscan trees of the north to the hot, scorched earth of the south. Adding to all of this is a sweeping coastline peppered with colourful villages that cling to seemingly impregnable cliffs. Where many have typically begun life as humble fi

10 Spots for Instagram-Worthy Latte Art in Melbourne

Visitors to the graffiti-clad, urban-chic city of Melbourne may notice the faint aroma of roasted beans and frothed milk wafting through the city streets. In recent years, the capital of South Australia has become a haven for latte-art lovers and the home of the very prestigious Australian coffee culture. These are the city’s top 10 Instagram-worthy coffee shops that have got the art of coffee-making down to a tea (sorry). A trip to this hipster hangout is a pilgrimage for any coffee fanatic. W

Europe’s Best 10 Alternative City Break Destinations

The Colosseum? Seen it. The Eiffel Tower? Done That. La Sagrada Familia? Meh. If you’ve well and truly ticked off Europe’s biggest landmarks from your travel bucket list, it’s time to stray from the norm. We’ve come up with some alternative options for a European city break that’ll convince your friends that you’re actually a really cool, trendsetting and totally off-the-beaten-track kind of traveller. For those wanting a taste of the real Italy, Bologna is a spellbinding medieval city in the h
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