MasterChef is way past its sell-by date

Cooking doesn’t get duller than this

Leiden: The eccentric city that’s worth leaving Amsterdam for

One of the Netherlands’ hidden gems is only a short hop from the capital

The best umbrellas to buy

Stay dry in style with one of these beautifully crafted umbrellas

How we fell out of love with fruit cake

In our over-sugared times, traditional fruit cakes are being ditched in favour of sickly-sweet sponges

Fragrance and fiction: a heaven scent combination

Alice Dunn sniffs out the perfumes inspired by great literature

Watches: a buyer’s guide

Expert advice on picking out the perfect watch

Annabel’s: an icon of London nightlife reborn

The Mayfair members’ club is aiming to rekindle its old magic in a plush new home

How Marrakesh is attracting a new kind of holidaymaker

There’s more for tourists in Morocco than package holidays thanks to a host of new galleries and cultural events

Dublin’s best museums and galleries

Discover fine art, archaeology, military history and much more in the Republic of Ireland’s capital

Ken Dodd: a comic genius who inspired true devotion

What set Dodd apart wasn’t his one-liners, but his ability to build an extraordinary rapport with his audience

Recipe: Victoria sponge

The Women’s Institute are sticklers when it comes to this classic cake, but there’s really no need to follow the rules

Beard Board: An online community that has really grown on me

Jamie Bartlett has discovered that rarest of things – a website where men can open up and be nice to each other

Gallery: Picasso 1932 at Tate Modern

A new exhibition focuses on an intensely creative year in the life of the great artist

Hotel review: Sofitel Darling Harbour, Sydney

A hotel that’s hard to tear yourself away from – even with the wonders of Sydney on its doorstep

Mother’s Day 2018: gift guide

The best ways to treat mum on March 11

Civilisations is right-on and rather underwhelming

Ed West reviews the BBC’s much-hyped sequel to Kenneth Clark’s seminal documentary series

World Book Day 2018: MPs’ favourite childhood reads

Politicians, including Jess Phillips, Nadine Dorries and Vince Cable, on the books they fell in love with as children

Sunglasses: a modern scourge

Anna Wintour was following a ghastly trend by keeping her shades on when sitting with the Queen

10 easy steps to becoming a New Progressive

Put prejudice and selfishness behind you by learning to think like a ‘woke’ millennial

A voyage of discovery

To avoid the misery of air travel, Douglas Murray travelled to New York by sea

Saint Petersburg

Looking to destress? Don’t rule out a cruise

My two relaxing weeks of staying on a floating Downton Abbey was pure bliss

Ben Shapiro

Inside the intellectual dark web

Thanks to the internet, millions now have access to views mainstream media considers ‘forbidden’. Douglas Murray examines the freethinkers leading the charge

The very thing keeping tourists safe in Jamaica? Crime

A new wave of gun crime is hitting Jamaica. But if you’re visiting as a tourist you have nothing to fear, says Guy Kennaway

Why Democrats are pinning their White House hopes on a celebrity-in-chief

Reagan, Trump… Oprah? Damian Reilly examines the star-spangled race to replace Donald Trump

The most delicious moments in literature

Laura Freeman, author of The Reading Cure, picks out her favourite examples of mouth-watering writing