Take the kids to … Monkey World, Dorset

Monkeying around is very much the order of the day at this Dorset family attraction where fun, conservation projects and chimp-themed shortbread collide

World Irish Dancing Championships – in pictures

Dancers from around the world were stomping the floorboards and leaping into the air as they showed off their best moves in Dublin recently. The event draws 5,000 performers from Ireland and overseas. Contestants range in age from eight to 30

Norway takes world’s happiest nation crown

Knocking their Scandi neighbours, Denmark, off the top of the happiness index, Norwegians put their joyful outlook down to shared experiences, the great outdoors – and lots of country cabins