City of Culture boost gives Hull new life

City of Culture Hull Minster royal ballet performance

Hull has successfully reinvented itself as a sustained city of culture and tourist destination

Three-sided football, could it ever take off?

Three-sided football illustration

The second three-sided football World Cup is taking place this month. Oliver Pickup gets stuck in, to discover what the sport's all about

What’s it really like to live in…Myanmar?

After over forty years of military rule, Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, is finally breaking away from the past and opening its doors to the world. Gaston Bacquet reveals what daily life is really like in this once military state

What’s it really like to live in…China?

Sticky-rice making competition, Jinan

When I first told my friends in the UK I was going to live in China, they thought I'd taken leave of my senses. “You'll be back in a fortnight,” sniffed one, while another, well-educated, who I thought would know better said: “You'll be left with a yak and a pair of chopsticks.”