Action stations: 12 months of fitness holidays for 2018

Let this year be one of get up and go rather than fly and flop with our pick of activity holidays for each month – around the UK and abroad

Best photos of the day: an installation in Beijing and monsoons in India

A selection of highlights from around the world, including celebrations in Germany for a same-sex marriage vote, protests in Caracas and a sand sculpture in Fife

Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: the winners – in pictures

From a snow-swirled New York street scene to serene waterscapes in China – and the Wirral – these images from TPOTY are a fascinating and beautiful take on the planet. They will be displayed in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations from 18 May to 30 June 2017

Brick by brick: the building blocks of civilisation – in pictures

The humble brick is celebrated in these images that showcase some of the startling creations made possible by this most mundane of materials – from desert pyramids to ancient minarets, modernist masterpieces and trompe l’oeil Americana