A once mighty pioneering force in the automotive world, Lancia now languishes in the bottom left “low-low” quadrant of Fiat Chrysler’s Boston Matrix awaiting an uncertain future. Stewart Longhurst takes a look at the marque’s history and visits Thornley Kelham, a modern business that is keeping Lancia alive with theirContinue Reading

I have always been a keen cyclist. Never the fastest, never the slowest, I enjoy it for what it is: Self-propelled travelling, time to be social and to see the world around you. Yes, I ventured into the world of Lycra, of bright colours, figure-hugging garments, and feeling like youContinue Reading

For family gatherings, business meetings and more, hiring a castle offers luxury and privacy. Angela Youngman has some ramparted recommendations. Offering a memorable location and privacy, hiring a castle for exclusive use is becoming increasingly popular. Throughout Europe there are countless castles that can be hired for special events, anniversaryContinue Reading

Visiting far-flung locations to play golf for the benefit of readers is a tough life, but someone has to do it. So when Paul Trow was invited to Mauritius for the fourth time in 25 years he was quick to say ‘yes’. What is it about Mauritius? The dodo, itsContinue Reading

Acting as a home from home, where clients can be entertained in style – country club membership is a popular option. After all, where else can you wine and dine in privacy, enjoy a game of golf, try out a spa, undertake countless sports and enjoy a wide range ofContinue Reading

Few things bring out the big kid in us like cars do – or are capable of igniting a life-long passion…   All photos: Andrew Green @picturecorner

The McLaren F1 is still widely considered to be one of the most beautifully engineered cars of all time. But Carlton Boyce explores the one aspect of its design that escaped almost everyone’s attention… When Mark Roberts, McLaren Automotive’s design operations manager, studied technical drawing at college he fully expectedContinue Reading

Looking behind the scenes of the famous stages and theatres in England reveals a fascinating world, says Josh Stephenson. THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Home to the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera, the Royal Opera House is now in its third iteration (the prior two buildings having burned down inContinue Reading

Comedian Bill Bailey has been a permanent fixture on our TV screens and stages for the best part of two decades, performing stand-up, presenting documentaries, writing and starring in hit shows and appearing as a regular panelist on some of the nation’s favourite comedy instalments. He spoke to Calibre magazineContinue Reading