Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite National Park, California
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What is ‘wilderness’ and how to save it?

How our view of wild areas has developed and why modern farming does not have to be at odds with the ‘natural’ landscape

Craig Reedie
©Keiran Dodds

Anti-doping chief on Russian cheating

Wada president Craig Reedie recalls his shock at discovering how far Moscow officials went to falsify athletes’ samples

Robin Lane Fox

Crocosmia Lucifer ©Nikki Hudson Photography/Getty Images
Sometimes the best thing about going away is coming home, especially when you are greeted by floral surprises and forgotten experiments made good
Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour
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Hong Kong buyers in ‘wait-and-see’ mode

Prices are falling, sales are stalling, but could this be the right time to buy a home in the territory?

The struggle to get a Harvard place

The arrival of cutting-edge tech companies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has helped property prices rocket 45% in one year

Caro and Peter Ayre outside Greenham Hall, Somerset
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How to make money out of a heritage home

The owners of historic houses who transformed a costly burden into a moneymaking B&B or hotel

A beach near Natal
©Adam Hester/Getty Images

Brazil’s Natal: vision built on sand?

The city in the nation’s north-east has been transformed by a pre-Olympics building boom, but now property prices are falling

A pool house in Biarritz, France, designed by Atelier Delphine Carrère
©Antoine Huot

Bespoke pool houses make a splash

Whether used as a party room, hideaway or study, a waterside structure is an important adjunct of holiday and country homes

Property law

How tenants can take over their building

The first option is to form a company that applies to take control of the landlord’s management functions but not the ownership

Phelps Hall at Yale University in New Haven
©Ian Dagnall/Alamy

New Haven: a city with appeal beyond Yale

Connecticut’s second-largest city is developing a cultural character of its own thanks to its galleries, museums and theatres

Blakeney quay in North Norfolk
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North Norfolk: a backwater with buzz

The county’s coastal villages are a hit with buyers from London — and prices are rising


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