Jersey: around the rock in a day

The rise of adventure races has led people across the globe to push themselves, and their bank balances, to the limit. But how about taking it back to basics and inventing your own marathon? Tobias Mews took a day trip to Jersey to run 26.2 miles in a day and still make it back to Gatwick by dinnertime

UK: The Club Hotel and Spa, Jersey

The combination of an accolade-worthy restaurant and sophisticated spa makes this boutique hotel a dream destination for sybarites, says Olivia McLearon

UK: The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey

Set sail for this luxurious central hotel, which attracts the island’s party crowd, and you’ll find plenty of reasons not to disembark, says Katie Gatens

Five of the best Halloween activities in the UK

What does October 31st have in store for you — a trick or a treat? Lucy Thackray picks five of the scariest Halloween events across the UK