Winter 2017
From left: Royal Ballet principals Yasmine Naghdi and Francesca Hayward, and first soloist Melissa Hamilton

Dancing queens: Meet Britain’s next great ballerinas

For years, dance lovers have waited impatiently for the next great British ballerina. Now three have come along at once

ILLUSTRATION BY JAMIE JONES

How the Gibraltar Open is rocking the chessboard

Chess is no longer a mind gym for badly dressed men

Triggered by Bregret? Your guide to the new word order

Get out of your bubble and into your safe space, you hashtag activist. We mansplain the latest lexicon

ILLUSTRATION BY SAM BREWSTER

Trial by Twitter

Yes, my behaviour was poor — but being lumped in with Harvey Weinstein is hard to take

ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Meet Emma Dent Coad, Kensington’s class warrior

In six months, the MP has had to deal with enough drama for a whole career

Paul Newman and his Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. PHILLIPS; KEYSTONE FRANCE VIA GETTY; GETTY

Paul Newman’s $17.8m Rolex is transforming the watch market

As prices head for the stratosphere, timepiece collectors are turning to other quality names

The gift guide

TIME TO SHINE 1 Stone Paris Love Letter ring, £3,3602 Venyx World Rainbow Aton necklace, £5,5203 Cassandra Goad personalised gold…

Tweed – meet the new weave

This traditional fabric is suddenly cool, fashionable and sexy

Brexit will give us back the countryside, as well as our country

Escaping the Common Agricultural Policy will preserve rural landscapes and lifestyles

The top draw restaurants loved by Britain’s best cartoonists

From the perfect fish and chips, to isolated country pubs and celebrity London hotspots

Breakfast is so Brexit (but avocados are definitely Remain)

Beware: one suspect meal could land you on the wrong side of the great divide

The best hampers for Christmas 2017

Succulent ham, salted caramel sauce, and rare-breed pork salami… wicker baskets have never been so exotic

I love Advent – it’s the gentle waltz to Christmas excess

You owe it to your liver to prepare it for the onslaught to come

Ditch the kitsch and give your Christmas vol-au-vents a modern makeover

These ones, on a Middle Eastern theme, make the idea retro canapé

Everyone loves a bar-room bawl

Britain’s traditional drinking ballads are dying out – and it’s time for a revival

20 courses with 20 wines? These are pairings from paradise

Mugaritz in Basque Country offers the most memorable foodie experience anywhere on the planet

Hello darkness, my old friend: Onlookers watch the spectacle unfold in Wyoming

A family trip to chase the eclipse

The stars appeared in an instant, enormous and dazzling, as if someone had flicked a switch

Going solo

Art, baseball and a unicorn tears ice cream… Danielle Wall spent a very contented week exploring America’s West Coast

The private cinema at Lillie Square

How upmarket flats became Home Suite Home

Expensive apartments used to have the odd gym or bar. Now they offer everything you get at a five-star hotel

How the hipsters and hedge-funders are taking the slow train to Deptford

This London borough built Henry VIII’s ships, gave Pepys a mistress and taught navigation to Peter the Great

This is a ride that has been well and truly pimped

Would your finances survive Corbygeddon?

There’s talk of a National Maximum Wage — and a new wealth tax wouldn’t be much of a surprise

Evening classes or running clubs are no way to meet a man – so stop telling me they are

Pottery courses up and down the country are full only of women who have been advised to go to bloody pottery classes