Spending It

Escape the bustle of everyday life on one of these overlooked island retreats. Chris Carter reports.

Shipshape in Croatia

Kevin Cook-Fielding finds his sea legs for a sailing tour of the Dalmatian islands

Where the hippest city-goers hang out

Chris Carter explores three rising districts in Sydney, Paris and Hong Kong.

Wonderful excess from Kawasaki

The enormously powerful Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX is also a great all-rounder. Sarah Moore reports.

A fast and furious Ford Mustang

The updated Ford Mustang is angrier than previous incarnations, but it still has a soft side, says Chris Carter.

Electric cars: the milk float comes of age

Electric cars are now a viable option for serious motorists. Should you buy one? Stuart Watkins reports.

Houses with contemporary extensions

From a Highland retreat with a central tower in Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire, to a terraced house in Putney with an extension overlooking the Thames, eight of the best houses with contemporary extensions.

Properties for sale for around £500,000

From a cliff-top cottage in Cornwall, to a one-bedroom apartment in west London, eight of the best properties for sale for around £500,000.

Grade II-listed properties for sale

From a late medieval cross-winged Wealden house in East Sussex, to a Jacobean mill in Somerset, eight of the best Grade II-listed properties for sale now.

A sleek beauty from The Hills

This Aussie pinot noir is an awesome addition to everyone’s cellar, says Matthew Jukes.

A stellar albariño with a wonderful price tag

This shimmeringly beautiful albariño is a thrilling drink, says Matthew Jukes.

Unusual praise for a fine Lambrusco

I have tasted four or five good Lambruscos of late, says Matthew Jukes. This one and its little brother are insanely excellent.