Become a whisky expert in 15 minutes


Plus: two exclusive Heathrow Rewards competitions

April sees the return of our annual Whisky Festival. Once again we’ll be celebrating all things whisky with a perfect blend of tasting events, dining experiences and even a chance to win a distillery tour for two . But even if you aren’t flying through Heathrow, you needn’t miss out. Here’s how to impress your friends with your whisky knowledge (as well as a home-mixed cocktail or three).

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Birds, bees and flies in disguise: the secret wildlife of Heathrow

From dancing birds to fancy-dress spiders, butterflies to birds of prey, Heathrow is home to a surprising variety of creatures. We asked Heathrow’s Biodiversity Manager, Adam Cheeseman, to lift the lid on the urban wildlife you might not know about.

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Cornwall for emmets*: Ten things you might not know about Britain’s wild West

Polperro harbour scene
Polperro harbour scene: summer holidays don’t get more Cornish than this

Everyone knows Cornwall, don’t they? Even those who’ve never visited Britain’s sunshine coast can conjure a mental image of ice cream, rockpools, smugglers’ coves and picture-perfect fishing villages.

Well, here’s your chance to prove you know your pilchards from your piskies. How many of these rock-solid facts about Cornwall did you already know?

* Not sure what that means? You’re in the right place – read on.

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