Health chiefs criticised over trip to Australia

Senior members of Scotland’s largest health board spent five nights in Australia on a trip …

China backpacking

Charlie Yarwood, London Independent travel in China sounds more intimidating than in, say, Southeast Asia …

Hong Kong activists denied China travel permit

Three students who have led protests for greater democracy in Hong Kong were denied permission …

China’s reef islands to be party venue

Chinese couples will soon have a rare and patriotic choice for their wedding parties as …

Drawings from death row: art about injustice

An exhibition of works by a prisoner facing the ultimate penalty in the US is …

Caveman’s pebble takes its place in the history of...

What is art? It’s a debate that goes back if not to the dawn of …

China bans ‘grandiose and weird’ western architecture

For decades British architects have raked in hundreds of millions of pounds from China’s obsession …

The neoclassical next generation

Traditional architecture is no longer afraid to show its perfectly proportioned face.

Our long love affair with Tudor architecture

These houses from a more confident age were built to last. We explore the attraction …

First time in South Africa

Mountains, beaches, cities, wine, lions or penguins? There’s no decision to be made — Duncan …