Did you ever step from a sandy beach and sink into the deep-pile carpet of a luxurious seaside hotel complete with chandeliers, soaring staircases and a piano-player tinkling the ivories? (Places like the old Grand at Southwold, say.) Steven Russell on a golden age

Winter training in Argentina is paradise - his own field of dreams

It was a moment that changed history: when it became clear women (not all, but perhaps more than eight million) would be allowed to vote for the first time

East Anglia went crazy for colour 50 years ago, though manufacturers couldn’t keep pace with demand

If you’re not sure what money you’ve got, and where, Peter Sharkey has advice about what to do

Equestrian artist Frances Sullivan is celebrating her 25th anniversary as a professional painter

The phrase ‘Beeching Axe’ is back in the news, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling saying some lost railways could be reopened. Steven Russell looks back to the day the planned cuts rocked East Anglia

Steven Russell asks staff at Redwings Horse Sanctuary how they keep going when some cases are such tear-jerkers

Racehorses are unquestionably beautiful, but can play havoc with your emotions. So why would anyone want to work with them? Steven Russell went to the only National Hunt training yard in Norfolk to find out.

We’ve had the summer solstice, the last ball has bounced at Wimbledon, and now restaurants are advertising Christmas parties. It’s got Steven Russell thinking about the games of yesteryear. Did you ever unwrap any of these on December 25?

Do you love Pride and Prejudice, or Emma? On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we ask why she’s often lauded as Britain’s favourite novelist

Aren’t many men reluctant to look after their health! Steven Russell press-ganged a friend to try a How Are You? quiz. Is he fighting fit or in trouble?

Legend has it that an angel protected British soldiers at a battle in the First World War. Steven Russell hears from a man whose granddad swore it was true

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