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What to do in six Rugby World Cup host cities (when you’re not at the game)

It’s hard not to get caught up in the blood, sweat and tears of the Rugby World Cup, but even the most passionate fans of the tournament need some down time. Matt Hutson seeks out the best places to eat, drink and see in and around six host cities

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 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

One hour from London: Newcastle

Eye-catching architecture and Tyneside dining make Newcastle, just a one-hour flight from London, a hot UK day trip or weekend break. Chris Leadbeater gives his tips for making the most of the city