On the surface it seemed like an unlikely choice, yet Hull really does brush up nicely.
Puglia in the heel of Italy's famous "boot", offers a slow pace, stunning beaches, great food, authentic villages, and wonderful year-round sunny weather.
The Irish airline says it may be forced to double their £20 admin fee for taking a child on a flight to £40 thanks to losing the landmark case.
Hôtel L'Arbre Voyageur in the heart of Lille is so eco-minded that they bribe you with free drink if you forgo the housekeeping service.
Owned by a California wine-maker you can enjoy your favourite vinous tipple at The Vineyard, Newbury, the wine-themed hotel.
Yoga, Art, Coaching holiday retreat in Bordeaux - July
According to the Post Office's annual city costs barometer, the sunny seaside city of Paphos in Cyprus was named best value city in Europe.
Turin is a stylish city, more compact than Milan, but with glorious baroque palaces occupying its spacious piazzas and wide boulevards.
A new £1 coin has become legal tender in the UK. This 12-sided design comes with anti-counterfeit features that make it the most secure coin in the world.
One of the largest ski resorts in the world, and with runs for every ability level, La Plagne is the pearl of the French Alps.