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Ancient columns of temple ruins in archaeological park Tombs of the Kings, Paphos,Cyprus,UNESCO heritage site.

There’s more to Paphos than sunbathing and getting sloshed

The Cypriot city is a destination for holidaymakers seeking comfort and culture

a type writer and screwed up paper

The British short story needs saving

This grand literary tradition is being killed off by vapid competitions

Bath time: wild ­elephants roam ­southern Sri Lanka

Paralysed in paradise — or how I didn’t see Sri Lanka

A broken heart is not an asset in this tranquil haven (even if the hotel provides a surrogate boyfriend)

The rise and fall of the Cameron Chumocracy

Untangling the intricate web of trusted old pals who surrounded the Prime Minister… and led him to his downfall

Reproduced by permission of the national Library of Scotland

Garden wars… fierce rivalry and oneupmanship in west London

From basement conversions to children’s parties as a competitive sport, the well-heeled are at war