Europe’s best spring-sun breaks

From Split to Sardinia, spring is the perfect time to start sun seeking in Europe — plus you’ll miss the mass-tourist summer crowds. Suzanne King gives us the lowdown on seven of the best

Europe: 16 degrees of separation

Forget six degrees: 16 degrees of latitude separate British Airways’ new European hotspots, from 28° to 44° North

Three of the best hotels in Madeira

With an excellent year-round climate, Madeira — a new route for BA from May 2015 — is perfect for winter sun chasers. But it’s also home to some seriously stylish hotels. Here are British Airways Holidays’ top picks

Now, new, next: Horticultural holidays

Turn over a new leaf and try one of these green-fingered gardening escapes, says Ianthe Butt