Scilly games: the islands’ battle of the choppers

Two rival companies are bidding to start a new helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly this spring, the first since 2012.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Party in the sea – between the Isles of Scilly

The Low Tide Event is the ultimate pop-up, a mini festival held only twice a year when the sea recedes far enough to expose a sandbank linking Tresco and Bryher

History, harmony, and the only Muslim island in Australia

There is something positive about the isolated existence of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 2,000km from the West Australian coast and shielded from anti-Islam rhetoric

UK days out with myths and legends

The British countryside is steeped in folklore and tales of mystery from down the centuries, turning a rural walk into an adventure through the past. All you need is a map and your imagination