Fascinating new Lannoo book highlights the world’s most mind-blowing bending architecture

Fascinating new Lannoo book highlights the world’s most mind-blowing bending architecture

Advertisement For architecture that’s ahead of the curve, look no further. Curved: Bending Architecture, published by Lannoo, is written by art and design historian Agata Mazur, who delves into the engineering feats and aesthetic triumphs of designing arching and twisting buildings. Over 60 astonishing buildings feature in the book, including a cloudscape that opens up…

Waterloo no longer Britain’s busiest railway station after Covid pandemic causes commuter slump 

Waterloo no longer Britain’s busiest railway station after Covid pandemic causes commuter slump 

Advertisement Stratford railway station in east London overtook Waterloo as Britain’s busiest last year as the pandemic saw passenger numbers tumble to their lowest in 150 years. Journeys fell by 78 per cent to 388 million in the year to March, compared with 1,739 million in 2019-20. Numbers have not been so low since 1872,…

Historic Photographer of the Year 2021: The extraordinary winners revealed

Historic Photographer of the Year 2021: The extraordinary winners revealed

Advertisement The ‘immense heritage that surrounds us’ has been captured by the winning and shortlisted entries to the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021, unveiled today by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow. With submissions ‘from amateurs and professionals alike’ around the world, the awards were judged on ‘originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the…

Widow, 60, sues TUI for £560,000 after her husband drowned during a snorkelling lesson

Widow, 60, sues TUI for £560,000 after her husband drowned during a snorkelling lesson

Advertisement A widow is suing TUI for £560,000 after her husband drowned during a ‘poorly monitored’ snorkelling lesson during an all-inclusive Caribbean dream holiday. Roy Fawcett died while exploring the waters of Paradise Island off the Dominican Republic with a group of fellow snorkelers, two days before the end of a package holiday booked through…

Discovering the ‘glorious view’ from the highest point in Brighton on BA i360’s new Tower Top Climb

Discovering the ‘glorious view’ from the highest point in Brighton on BA i360’s new Tower Top Climb

Advertisement Short of flying over the city by plane, there’s no better view of Brighton. To the east, I can see the chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast fade into the horizon. Below, the carcass of West Pier sits in the milky green sea, and the Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Wheel rise above the…

The UK’s best cosy cafes to warm up in after a bracing walk, from Devon to Yorkshire

The UK’s best cosy cafes to warm up in after a bracing walk, from Devon to Yorkshire

Advertisement The cosy cafes to warm up in after a bracing walk, from the one in Devon that serves Nutella hot chocolate to the tearoom in Yorkshire that welcomes ‘muddy boots and wet paws’ Soak up the warmth of the wood-burner in The Tulip Tree tea rooms in Kent Indulge in rich hot chocolates in the…

Winter sun holidays: From Dubai to the Maldives, the trips that will leave you feeling hot, hot, hot

Winter sun holidays: From Dubai to the Maldives, the trips that will leave you feeling hot, hot, hot

Advertisement For anyone with lockdown savings ready to be blown on a once-in-a-lifetime, scorching-hot holiday, the Maldives ticks all the right boxes. Patina Maldives (patinahotels.com) is on the man-made Fari Islands archipelago on North Male Atoll and is home to 110 suites and villas, each designed to offer maximum privacy. The resort has been developed…

Heathrow hell: Airport apologises for ‘queues’ at passport control and ‘wait’ to collect luggage

Heathrow hell: Airport apologises for ‘queues’ at passport control and ‘wait’ to collect luggage

Advertisement Furious passengers have blasted Heathrow for huge queues and delays in picking up bags as chaos returns to Britain’s busiest airport. Livid travellers vented at the ‘shambles’ caused by teaming lines and allegedly a lack of workers this morning as they tried to make it to their flights. Some said people were getting so…

The jaw-dropping £325million Lufthansa ‘superyacht for the skies’

The jaw-dropping £325million Lufthansa ‘superyacht for the skies’

Advertisement A stunning ‘superyacht for the skies’ has been unveiled – but like a superyacht on the water, it doesn’t come cheap. Too much even for a millionaire. The cost? A cool £325million or thereabouts, which buys a wide-bodied Airbus A330 dramatically refurbished by German design studio Lufthansa Technik into a plane it says serves…