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I left Hackney for Hollywood — I miss the thrill of London every day

He moved to Los Angeles a decade ago, but Simon Stephenson always knew his latest thriller novel had to be set in London. He explains why the British capital will always have the edge on other cities

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The best new fitness classes to try now

New season, new routine. From low-impact HIIT workouts to Pilates’ sweaty new big sister, Juliana Piskorz has a guide to the smartest fitness classes to book this autumn

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Bring on the bleach — this is fashion’s new It-brow

From Kim to Kendall, they’re all at it! Amy Francombe on how to pull off this season’s vanishing act

Travel

Pace by Peligoni — a balanced wellness retreat in secluded Zakynthos

Breathwork, yoga and sound healing overlooking the sparkling Ionian sea. Rosie Fitzmaurice checks in to Greece’s hottest new wellness retreat

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Best tennis shoes for men

High performance tennis shoes for men on all court surfaces

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Postcards from royal tours: Queen Elizabeth’s world travel in pictures

From Australia to Abu Dhabi, Nigeria to Nepal, Her Majesty toured the globe on behalf of the Crown

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Thérèse Coffey’s views on abortion are deeply concerning and dangerous

The new health secretary’s views and voting record on reproductive rights should worry us all, says Claire Cohen

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My youngest child is starting school — welcome to my nervous breakdown

As children head back to the classroom for a new term, it’s a fresh start for mother-of-three Sarah Hesz too. But she’s not sure how she feels about that.

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Swap ‘til you drop — nine of the best clothes swap events in London

As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, the smartest shoppers are turning their clothes into their currency. Katie Strick explores the best fashion exchange events in the capital

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Why millennials are flocking to Madeira

Dolphin-watching! Mountain biking! Vineyard tours! The Portuguese paradise has become a hit with cool digital nomads looking for an active escape with a dose of luxury, writes Katie Strick

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TRS Ibiza — the chic way to do San Antonio

Ibiza’s one-time hedonistic hotspot is re-inventing itself as a more grown-up affair with a smart, new hotel to accompany the island’s best sunset views

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San Domenico Palace, Taormina: discreet glamour in Sicily

Overlooking Mount Etna, the Four Seasons hotel takes up a prime spot in one of the most mesmerising locations in the world, says Jonathan Prynn

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Hôtel Madame Rêve — one of the finest hotels in Paris

A first class boutique with unparalleled views of Paris — Samuel Muston checks in

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Guernsey destination guide: what to do, eat and where to stay

Ahead of next month’s Pride celebrations, Ped Millichamp takes a trip across the Channel to this gem of an island

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10 of the best fitness and wellness retreats for an autumn reset

From mystical meditation to hardcore detox, Lucy Halfhead selects the top transformative trips

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