The Reverend Ian Charlesworth is rector of five rural parishes in the Wye Valley, co-author of this monthly article and driver to and from the churches and hostelries visited. Richard Stockton is watercolourist, sat-navver (or as The Parson prefers to call him, sat-nagger), and an expert on country inns, having run one himself
Urban myths abound as to how Toyota’s engineers and their marketing types originally came with the name for what has become Japan’s best selling premium, nay luxury, car brand: Lexus. Liam Bird gives his verdict on the latest from Lexus - the IS300h
Sir Tony Robinson may have played history’s smelliest, most illiterate peasant, but he understands the value of books. He talked to Katie Jarvis about his new children’s history series and why he’s the patron of Nailsworth charity Read for Good
Stand-up comedian/journalist/literary editor Viv Groskop is the new artistic director at Bath Literature Festival, taking place later this month. And there are 100 good reasons (at least) as to why she’s a fantastic choice, says Katie Jarvis
Talented youngsters are being given a chance to take centre stage at the Everyman later this year as theatre bosses are looking for amateur actors to star in a play commemorating the centenary of World War I.
If you thought a traditional Christmas dinner was a labour intensive roast, then think again. Bower Willis Designs, in conjunction with V-ZUG, have demonstrated how to create a delicious and healthy festive spread with the minimum fuss and maximum flavour.
Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo loves a family Christmas, filled with plenty of delicious Italian food and indulgent treats. Here he shares with Sarah Drew Jones a few thoughts on festive fare, and the perfect recipe for Yuletide suppers
Did you know that every single one of the baked beans we eat in this country is imported from abroad? Researchers at the University of Warwick are on a quest to breed a better bean that’s 100% British, and Lisa Martin takes a look at why.