From Canada to Scandinavia the magical spectacle of the northern lights makes them a must-see. The fantastic, spectral displays of the northern lights are a mythical and spellbinding natural phenomenon found in both the northern and southern hemispheres. In the north they are called aurora borealis, and in the south, auroraContinue Reading

Northern soul remains one of the most enduring musical movements the UK has seen Something strange happened in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Young men – mainly from working class backgrounds and fresh out of school – descended on northern cities such as Manchester, Blackpool and Wigan for a nightContinue Reading

A decade at the top of his game came at a price for Austin Healey, here CALIBRE talks to him about keeping fit, despite his joint pain Austin Healey spent the best part of ten years entertaining the fans of the Leicester Tigers and England rugby union teams. His dazzling speed, creativityContinue Reading

CALIBRE sits down with the King of Punk himself, John Lydon Calibre: What do you believe is the most punk thing you have ever done? “Fucking butter! Without a doubt!” says Mr Lydon, leaning back with a laugh. “What an insane thing that was to ask us – I mean itContinue Reading

The German Tiger I was the most feared battle tank of the Second World War Its invincibility lay in its main 8.8cm gun and heavy defensive armour. At a hefty 57 tonnes, the Tiger was a massive machine and weighed more than twice its stablemate, the Panzer IV. When the Tiger firstContinue Reading

To say that the world of investments and savings looks uncertain at present is something of an understatement, says Ruth Emery Savers have been punished by interest rates of 0.5% for more than seven years and have been, at the time of press, subject to an even further cut to an ‘it mayContinue Reading

The equity release industry continues to grow as we head into tricky post-Brexit waters You may have seen greater press coverage dedicated to the growing trend for homeowners aged 55+ seeking financial freedom by releasing equity from their home. For many years discussing equity release has been a financial taboo,Continue Reading

If you are planning a Cotswolds escape this summer then make sure you stop off at The Churchill Arms There are some assignments that are – as Kevin Bacon would say – no-brainers. So, when I was asked to spend a night in the Cotswolds to review a hotel/restaurant ownedContinue Reading

We discover where to find London’s finest afternoon tea “Your country’s one indisputable contribution to Western Civilization: afternoon tea,” observes the character Drax, in that thoroughly reprehensible Bond film, Moonraker. But misgivings about acting, plot and special effects aside, Michael Lonsdale’s droll observation was arguably spot on: although the UK hasContinue Reading