Alex Reid
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FT Masterclass: Cage fighting with Alex Reid

The celebrity master of the multi-discipline contact sport shows how to succeed inside the ring

Jaime Alguersuari with Oliver Pickup
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Formula-E with the FT: Jaime Alguersuari

One of the stars of the electric-car equivalent of Formula One shows the FT around his car

Barometer: The Swan Inn at Swinbrook

An Oxfordshire rural retreat – and sometime venue for EU leaders

FT masterclass: Darts with Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor

Some top-flight tips from a true legend of the oche

Carl Bass at the welding table
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Welding with Carl Bass

The software guru, a prominent figure in the ‘maker movement’, is used to working with bright sparks

A walk with the FT: the South Downs with Graham Swift

The writer, who takes his favourite walk ‘half a dozen times a year, at least – in all weathers’, talks about England, war and the stuff of life

Pink Snow ski kit bag

Cool ski kit

From lightweight helmets and boots to high-tech hoodies and safety airbags, these items are a must-have for skiing holidays

Amir Khan spars with Aisha Zia
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FT Masterclass: Boxing with Amir Khan

The former world champion invites Aisha Zia to ‘hit me in the face’. Can she land a glove on the Bolton-based fighter?

Superbike racing with Jenny Tinmouth

What’s it like to ride with an ‘adrenalin junkie’, just back from stunt doubling on ‘Mission: Impossible 5’?

Ian Livingstone, left, and Daniel Thomas go head to head in Livingstone’s study
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Board gaming with Ian Livingstone

He co-founded Games Workshop, imported ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and helped bring Lara Croft to life. Now the godfather of gaming demonstrates his back-stabbing skills as he takes on the FT’s Daniel Thomas

Boulangerie with Thomas Teffri-Chambelland

With two artisanal bakeries – and a mill – to his name, who better to teach Anna Brooke the tricky art of making gluten-free bread rise?

Running with the FT: Malcolm Gladwell

The writer’s feet are almost as quick as his mind: he’s a former champion who still competes

Putting with Sam Torrance

The champion golfer enjoyed the finest moment of his career in the Ryder Cup – holing the putt, in 1985, that sealed Europe’s first victory in 28 years. Now Europe’s vice-captain, he shows how to sharpen his short game at Gleneagles

Chess grandmaster class: Nigel Short versus Sol Campbell

The British grandmaster challenged fellow chess player and former footballer Sol Campbell to a friendly match. But could the England defensive great outmanoeuvre an opponent who once went head to head with Garry Kasparov?

How to fly a fighter jet with the FT

Saab’s chief test pilot Hans Einerth demonstrates how to walk, talk and fly like a real ‘Top Gun’

FT Masterclass: Fencing with James Davis

One of the rising stars of British fencing has built a career on a childhood love of his ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber

Trimaran set to take round Britain record

Oman Sail’s Musandam already two hours inside course record

Bertha puts UK sailing record in sight

Trimaran Musandam screams ahead of the 28-strong fleet

FT Masterclass: One-wall handball with Joe Durso

An all-time great in the hard and fast world of American handball breaks in John O’Connor. Ouch!

French trimaran wins Artemis Challenge

Prince-de-Bretagne first in 50-mile dash round Isle of Wight