Spending It

Islands for soaking up some winter sun

From an unspoilt corner of Thailand to a surfers’ paradise in the Philippines. Nicole Garcia Merida looks at some of the best island getaways for the winter sun.

Four quirky eco-resorts

From a surfing hotspot in Portugal to a wildlife retreat in Sydney, Australia, Chris Carter picks four eco-resorts.

A perfect time to see New Orleans

Autumn is the best time to kick back and enjoy New Orleans, says Chris Carter

Honda’s all-new superbike

The Honda Fireblade has been overhauled to deliver even more power and speed. 

Alpine A110 – a superlative sports car

The award-winning Alpine A110 is now faster and even more exciting to drive. 

Apple’s smartwatch is better than ever

The Apple Watch Series 5 improves on previous models and remains the best buy, says Nicole Garcia Merida.

Working farms for sale

From 618-acre estate Spain, to a 17th-century farmhouse in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, eight of the best working farms for sale now.

Houses for around £300,000

From an 18th-century thatched stone cottage in Perthshire, to a refurbished houseboat in London’s Poplar Dock Marina, eight of the best houses for around £300,000.

Properties close to a village green

From a 17th-century cottage in Hertfordshire, to a former public house in Oxfordshire, eight of the best properties close to a village green.

Spectacular Summer Wines from Yapp

For September’s selection of wines, Matthew Jukes has picked six beauties from Lea & Sandeman that are unashamedly gastronomic, starting at under £10 a bottle.

Wine of the week: a sensational red from Minervois

2016 Château Maris
This sensationally well-balanced wine not only challenges the greats from Minervois, but from the northern Rhône, too.

An impressive and charming thoroughbred

2018 Fleurie, La Roilette
Grab a case of this pedigree specimen and you will be amazed at the breeding on display.