Locals’ guide to Bordeaux: 10 top tips

Long famous for its food and drink, Bordeaux now has a buzzing arts scene, too. Three local experts pick places to delight your palate and mind

Pagan paradise: Glastonbury without the festival

What’s Glastonbury like without the bands and the fans? As the festival takes a year off, it turns out there’s still plenty to enjoy, from ethical taxidermy to wall-to-wall druids

Picture resort: from sandy beaches to stunning art galleries in St Ives

The Tate St Ives extension gives art lovers a perfect excuse to revisit this beguiling town

10 of the best Moscow restaurants – chosen by the experts

For a taste of modern (and old Soviet) Russia, World Cup visitors should try these restaurants, markets, cafes and canteens, offering new twists on traditional Slavic cuisine – at affordable prices

Welcome to Brumbria: should the West Midlands become a national park?

Could a plan to turn the West Midlands into a national park transform the Black Country’s unlovely reputation, asks Wolverhampton native Stuart Jeffries