Lawrence Dallaglio: man of steel

It was one of the greatest triumphs in modern British sporting history: England’s victory over Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. But can they conquer once more? Justin Webb tackles a man who knows more about it than most, Lawrence Dallaglio

Meet the England rugby squad

Ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Louis Doré talks exclusively to the England squad members. Photography by Jake Walters

The best small British comedy clubs (to laugh out loud in)

It’s all well and good sitting in the top back row at the 02 Arena occasionally spotting your comedy heroes on the big screen, but for an authentic British comedy experience, it’s best to search out the smaller rooms, says Zane Henry

Manchester: the ultimate insider’s guide

Eat, shop and drink your way around the Northern city like a local with our all-encompassing guide by Alice Tate — with some help from Manchester’s most creative residents

The rise and rise of the British menswear market

Italians traditionally did it better, but the British menswear scene is now booming — and nowhere is this more evident than at London Collections Men, the capital’s fashion showcase for males. Luke Leitch explores what this means for our homegrown manufacturers across the country

Manchester: the great north

From the industrial revolution to the heady days of the Haçienda, Manchester has been through many incarnations — yet it has always languished in the shadow of London. But that’s about to change. Laura Barton meets professional Mancunian, Noel Gallagher, and reports on a unique city that’s taking on the capital

The best UK music festivals for 2015

Whether it’s heavy beats at a rave ‘til dawn, Michelin-starred grub or fantastic folk talent that you’re looking for this summer, Ianthe Butt has it covered. In no particular order...

The UK’s best shopping hubs

British style may be envied the world over, but it isn’t all about London when it comes to finding the best buys. Here are the stores in and beyond the capital that should be on every fashion-forward traveller’s list

What's new in Manchester

Known as the north of England's glamorous party city, Manchester has been though many transformations. In the last year or two it has been further upgraded, with scaffolding being pulled off, new doors opening and light bulbs turned on. Issy D'Arcy Clark checks out the newest hot spots

Britpop: 20 years on

It was a pivotal moment in British cultural history. But how did a wry celebration of barbecues, shipping forecasts and pigeons kick off what would become Cool Britannia? Rob Crossan looks back at the glory days

Josie Rourke: my northwest roots

The Donmar Warehouse's artistic director muses on growing up in Salford, clubbing in Manchester and the 'fancy' Midlands

London: Ten Manchester Street

Discreet luxury in the heart of Marylebone, 10 Manchester Street is the perfect place to stay in town, says Angelina Villa-Clarke