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South Africa's greatest wildlife holidays, from Big Five safaris to desert drives

South Africa's greatest wildlife holidays, from Big Five safaris to desert drives

Two southern right whales wave a tail-fluke farewell (or so I like to imagine) as I tramp up from the beach. Day over, I think. But, as I fish for my car keys, [...] Read full article: South Africa's greatest wildlife holiday...→

Coronavirus record will not stop Trump's reelection, former assistant predicts

Coronavirus record will not stop Trump's reelection, former assistant predicts

A former strategist for the US president tells LBC that Donald Trump's response to Covid-19 will not stop him from being reelected in November. Read full article: Coronavirus record will not stop Trump's...→

North Belfast disorder: 15-year-old boy arrested after police and fire crews attacked with missiles

North Belfast disorder: 15-year-old boy arrested after police and fire crews attacked with missiles

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday night following disorder in north Belfast that saw police and fire crews attacked with missiles. Read full article: North Belfast disorder: 15-year-old boy ...→

Lincoln Cathedral was once the world's tallest building – and it's still a towering feat

Lincoln Cathedral was once the world's tallest building – and it's still a towering feat

John Ruskin thought it the finest bit of architecture in the British Isles, and worth two of any of our other cathedrals Read full article: Lincoln Cathedral was once the world's t...→

Hero stranger steps in to pay 'ridiculous' Ryanair baggage fee for stressed mum

Hero stranger steps in to pay 'ridiculous' Ryanair baggage fee for stressed mum

Footage revealed the touching moment a young man footed the £50 oversized baggage fee for a distressed mother-of-three. Read full article: Hero stranger steps in to pay 'ridiculou...→

Isabella Noble

Travel writer Isabella Noble moved to sun-drenched southern Spain at the age of four and has lived there, on and off, ever since. She writes regularly on Spain [...] Read full article: Isabella Noble...→

Boarding up aisles will prevent virus spread in shops, insists Welsh Health Minister

Boarding up aisles will prevent virus spread in shops, insists Welsh Health Minister

The Welsh Health Minister explained the administration's strategy of boarding up supermarket aisles will reduce the spread of Covid-19. Read full article: Boarding up aisles will prevent virus sp...→

If we’re all in this together, then politicians should share the pain

If we’re all in this together, then politicians should share the pain

Another thing we've learnt from the Covid crisis - just how very little life imitates art. Or Hollywood movies, anyway. Read full article: If we’re all in this together, then poli...→

Shadow Trade Sec attacks 'complacent' Government's pandemic response

Shadow Trade Sec attacks 'complacent' Government's pandemic response

Amid fears of a medicine shortage as a result of a second wave of coronavirus, the Shadow International Trade Secretary stated that the Government cannot be la [...] Read full article: Shadow Trade Sec attacks 'complacent' Go...→

Why the Maldives is the greatest holiday destination on Earth – and how to get there

Why the Maldives is the greatest holiday destination on Earth – and how to get there

On Thursday, Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, finally had some good news: from 4am on Sunday, the Canary Islands, Mykonos, Denmark and the M [...] Read full article: Why the Maldives is the greatest holiday...→

Man arrested after woman's body discovered in woodland on Watlington Hill estate

Man arrested after woman's body discovered in woodland on Watlington Hill estate

Police appealing for anyone who saw a man behaving strangely near the Fox and Hounds pub in Oxfordshire to come forward Read full article: Man arrested after woman's body discover...→

The remote, eerily beautiful Canary Island you probably didn't know about

The remote, eerily beautiful Canary Island you probably didn't know about

Glimpsed from Lanzarote’s towering Famara cliffs, the isolated 17-sq-mile island of La Graciosa looks entirely uninhabited, until you spot a cluster of whitewa [...] Read full article: The remote, eerily beautiful Canary Isla...→

Violent protests erupt in Naples over Covid curfew

Violent protests erupt in Naples over Covid curfew

Violent protests have erupted in Naples, Rome and Barcelona overnight against new Covid restrictions brought in to curb the rising second wave of cases in Euro [...] Read full article: Violent protests erupt in Naples over Co...→

Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worsening the north-south divide over Covid-19

Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worsening the north-south divide over Covid-19

They warn that the way restrictions are being imposed on the North could be “more dangerous and de-stabilising” than the virus Read full article: Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worse...→

Riots against lockdown in Italy

Riots against lockdown in Italy

Italy's Campania region, based on the southern city of Naples, said on Friday it would impose a lockdown to tame the coronavirus and urged the whole country to [...] Read full article: Riots against lockdown in Italy...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates on October 24

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates on October 24

As Northern Ireland enters its second weekend of tighter Covid restrictions, Health Minister Robin Swann has sounded a cautious note of optimism and expressed [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates on ...→

Jack Willis, Wasps's bendy breakdown king, hoping to add a team trophy to the personal accolades in his cabinet

Jack Willis, Wasps's bendy breakdown king, hoping to add a team trophy to the personal accolades in his cabinet

Recently, Willis has been named RPA Players' Player of the Year, Land Rover Discovery of the Season and Premiership Player of the Season Read full article: Jack Willis, Wasps's bendy breakdown kin...→

Justice Minister Naomi Long urged to adjudicate on Gerry Kelly's Maze escape tweet

Justice Minister Naomi Long urged to adjudicate on Gerry Kelly's Maze escape tweet

The storm over a tweet by Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly has landed on the desk of Justice Minister Naomi Long for a decision, it was learned last night. Read full article: Justice Minister Naomi Long urged to adj...→

Boston College interviews to be played at leading loyalist Winston 'Winkie' Rea's conspiracy to murder trial

Boston College interviews to be played at leading loyalist Winston 'Winkie' Rea's conspiracy to murder trial

The forthcoming trial of a senior loyalist is to be played 17 hours of tape recordings of interviews he gave to an oral history project about the Troubles, a c [...] Read full article: Boston College interviews to be played a...→

Soldier charged over 1974 killing of John Patrick Cunningham seeking disclosure of Crown files

Soldier charged over 1974 killing of John Patrick Cunningham seeking disclosure of Crown files

Lawyers for former soldier Dennis Hutchings are seeking disclosure material from the prosecution dating back 46 years, a court heard yesterday. Read full article: Soldier charged over 1974 killing of Joh...→

Are dermaplaning razors worth the faff?

Are dermaplaning razors worth the faff?

'The blade supposedly sloughs off dead skin to reveal a brighter complexion, as well as helping makeup go on smoother by removing the tiny hairs round your top [...] Read full article: Are dermaplaning razors worth the faff?...→

South Yorkshire enters Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions

South Yorkshire enters Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions

More than a million people in South Yorkshire who have entered the highest level of coronavirus restrictions have been told to be under "no illusions" that "th [...] Read full article: South Yorkshire enters Tier 3 coronaviru...→

My step-by-step approach to making the perfect apple pie

My step-by-step approach to making the perfect apple pie

From a filling like Mr Kipling's to pastry that's golden and crisp, I wanted to create the pies of my childhood Read full article: My step-by-step approach to making the p...→

The truth about Anna Wintour's annus horribilis

The truth about Anna Wintour's annus horribilis

After a kiss-and-tell memoir, racism rows and now the news of her split from her partner, the Vogue editrix's reign has been rocked Read full article: The truth about Anna Wintour's annus hor...→

Quiz of the Week

The latest Quiz of the Week news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Quiz of the Week...→

PS5 made me give up on video games - Reader’s Feature

PS5 made me give up on video games - Reader’s Feature

A reader explains why he has cancelled his PlayStation pre-order and why he’s no longer excited about the next gen at all. Read full article: PS5 made me give up on video games - Rea...→

Football ground being used as a 'cash cow'

Football ground being used as a 'cash cow'

Town councillors express concern it is being used to fund rest of LRIE development Read full article: Football ground being used as a 'cash co...→

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales has entered a two-week 'firebreak' lockdown as the UK's coronavirus cases drop for the second day in a row. Read full article: Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s ...→

Paramilitaries force 246 people to flee homes in just one year

Paramilitaries force 246 people to flee homes in just one year

Terrorists are still forcing hundreds of people from their homes every year, figures have revealed. Read full article: Paramilitaries force 246 people to flee ...→

Fatherhood opens George North's eyes to life beyond rugby on eve of 96th Wales cap

Fatherhood opens George North's eyes to life beyond rugby on eve of 96th Wales cap

'When you have a small human that relies on you, it makes you realise in the grand scheme of things that professional rugby is just a game' Read full article: Fatherhood opens George North's eyes to ...→

Ghislaine Maxwell’s family launch operation to get her out of New York prison

Ghislaine Maxwell’s family launch operation to get her out of New York prison

“Operation GGO” – “get Ghislaine out of jail" campaign - has been launched as her family complain that her human rights have been violated Read full article: Ghislaine Maxwell’s family launch operat...→

Nurse found dead and baby son’s body discovered hours later at home

Nurse found dead and baby son’s body discovered hours later at home

The body of Nicola Keane, 34, was discovered in the early hours yesterday under a bridge near her home in Lucan, Ireland. Read full article: Nurse found dead and baby son’s body dis...→

Couple hid from wildfire in bunker - 'only to be killed by the 1300f heat'

Couple hid from wildfire in bunker - 'only to be killed by the 1300f heat'

Lyle Hileman, 85, and his wife Marilyn, 84, were killed after the East Troublesome Fire swept through their beloved home in Grand County, Colorado Read full article: Couple hid from wildfire in bunker - 'on...→

Travel firms celebrate surge in Canary Islands bookings after restrictions eased

Travel firms celebrate surge in Canary Islands bookings after restrictions eased

Travel firms have celebrated a surge in the number of people booking trips to the Canary Islands just 24 hours after coronavirus restrictions were lifted. Read full article: Travel firms celebrate surge in Canary I...→

Couple hid from wildfire in bunker-only to be roasted to death by 1300f heat

Couple hid from wildfire in bunker-only to be roasted to death by 1300f heat

Lyle Hileman, 85, and his wife Marilyn, 84, were killed after the East Troublesome Fire swept through their beloved home in Grand County, Colorado Read full article: Couple hid from wildfire in bunker-only ...→

Anti-mask protestors descend on London streets

Anti-mask protestors descend on London streets

Anti-mask protestors have gathered in central London to demand an end to lockdown rules. Read full article: Anti-mask protestors descend on London s...→

Anti-Trump protest in London

Anti-Trump protest in London

A demonstrator dressed as Donald Trump holds a 'hormone' syringe during the Stop Trump Coalition protest in Parliament Square, London, ahead of the US presiden [...] Read full article: Anti-Trump protest in London...→

Tory MP claims free school meals tweet 'taken out of context'

Tory MP claims free school meals tweet 'taken out of context'

A Conservative MP has insisted a tweet which has prompted accusations that he was stigmatising working class families was "totally taken out of context". Read full article: Tory MP claims free school meals tweet '...→

Moment Ryanair passenger pays the baggage for a stressed out mum

Moment Ryanair passenger pays the baggage for a stressed out mum

A mother says she is desperate to track down the Good Samaritan who stepped in to pay her oversized luggage charge after staff ruled her bag was too big for th [...] Read full article: Moment Ryanair passenger pays the baggag...→

Hygge is back: Here's how to make it work in 2020

Hygge is back: Here's how to make it work in 2020

Thanks to the pandemic, the cosy, comforting Scandi trend is back in a big way. Here's how to do it in 2020 Read full article: Hygge is back: Here's how to make it wor...→

Government scientists have blown apart their own case for lockdown

Government scientists have blown apart their own case for lockdown

The admission that even a vaccine won’t end this doom-loop ought to lead to a change of approach Read full article: Government scientists have blown apart t...→

Sainsbury's is selling pigs in blankets flavoured mayo for Christmas

Sainsbury's is selling pigs in blankets flavoured mayo for Christmas

You could dip your pigs in blankets *in* the mayo to create some sort of pigs in cocoons situation. Read full article: Sainsbury's is selling pigs in blankets ...→

New 'tier 4' restrictions 'could close restaurants and non-essential shops'

New 'tier 4' restrictions 'could close restaurants and non-essential shops'

The highest tier of restrictions may be upgraded to a near-total shutdown if the current system doesn't bring cases down by mid-November. Read full article: New 'tier 4' restrictions 'could close r...→

Schools may have to close for older pupils warns scientist

Schools may have to close for older pupils warns scientist

Ministers may be forced to close schools to older children if coronavirus cases continue to increase at the current rate, a scientist has warned. Read full article: Schools may have to close for older pupi...→

The most inspiring pieces from the 2020 Cruise presentations

The most inspiring pieces from the 2020 Cruise presentations

How the big fashion houses met the challenge of presenting this year’s Cruise collections digitally Read full article: The most inspiring pieces from the 2020 ...→

Travel latest news: Booking holidays to Maldives and Canaries still ‘horrendously complicated’

Travel latest news: Booking holidays to Maldives and Canaries still ‘horrendously complicated’

Holidaymakers rushing to book winter sun getaways in the Maldives and Canary Islands are finding it less straightforward than hoped. Read full article: Travel latest news: Booking holidays to ...→

South Yorkshire wakes up in tier 3 after final night out before pubs close

South Yorkshire wakes up in tier 3 after final night out before pubs close

For some it was a final chance to dress up for Halloween, which will now take place under lockdown. Read full article: South Yorkshire wakes up in tier 3 after...→

Co Down cancer battle mum Emma Carragher goes the extra mile to say thank you

Co Down cancer battle mum Emma Carragher goes the extra mile to say thank you

A Co Down woman is to complete a 200km fundraising walk ­­just six weeks after 'ringing the bell' to declare that she is cancer-free. Read full article: Co Down cancer battle mum Emma Carragher...→

Smuggler hid almost £3m of Northern Ireland-bound cocaine in exhaust pipes

Smuggler hid almost £3m of Northern Ireland-bound cocaine in exhaust pipes

A 57-year-old man has been jailed for a conspiracy to smuggle cocaine worth nearly £3million concealed in customised exhaust pipes fitted to a lorry, which pol [...] Read full article: Smuggler hid almost £3m of Northern Irel...→

Robert Halfon MP: Why I voted against the government on Free School Meals - Catholic Herald

Robert Halfon MP: Why I voted against the government on Free School Meals - Catholic Herald

"What I am arguing for, is that this support be available whilst we are reeling from the economic impacts of the pandemic." Read full article: Robert Halfon MP: Why I voted against th...→

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Devout Catholics and staunch Protestants... your guide to telling us'uns from them'uns

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Devout Catholics and staunch Protestants... your guide to telling us'uns from them'uns

As a long serving politician and Minister for Agriculture, you'd think Edwin Poots would be slightly more sophisticated when it comes to making a point. Read full article: Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Devout Cat...→

Singer Rina Sawayama talks racism, identity and owning her own narrative through music

Singer Rina Sawayama talks racism, identity and owning her own narrative through music

When Japanese-born British singer Rina Sawayama was only fifteen years old, she had already plunged herself into the UK music scene to her mum’s dismay. Growin [...] Read full article: Singer Rina Sawayama talks racism, ident...→

'Views to inspire a life's work': Inside Burgh Island's luxury Beach House

'Views to inspire a life's work': Inside Burgh Island's luxury Beach House

Since reopening in July, Burgh Island has been experiencing something of a staycation boom, and booked up relentlessly is Agatha’s Beach House Read full article: 'Views to inspire a life's work': Inside...→

When good clothes happen to bad TV shows

When good clothes happen to bad TV shows

TV has become the new medium for great fashion, but is that good news for TV? Read full article: When good clothes happen to bad TV shows...→

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: How has the pandemic changed gaming?

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: How has the pandemic changed gaming?

GameCentral readers describe how their video game habits have changed over the course of the year and during lockdown. Read full article: Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: How has the p...→

Government to deliver £75m bailout for major cultural organisations

Government to deliver £75m bailout for major cultural organisations

The Government is set to deliver a £75 million bailout package to 35 of the UK's top cultural organisations and venues, from the Old Vic to Shakespeare's Globe [...] Read full article: Government to deliver £75m bailout for m...→

United Nations should be reformed to 'address global challenges ahead', says Foreign Secretary

United Nations should be reformed to 'address global challenges ahead', says Foreign Secretary

Dominic Raab has said that the UK is committed to global efforts 'the next 75 years', but has urged reform of the United Nations Read full article: United Nations should be reformed to 'ad...→

Flight prices go sky-high in a day as new island travel corridors open

Flight prices go sky-high in a day as new island travel corridors open

Within 24 hours of Transport Secretary opening quarantine-free travel to Greek and other islands, flights had increased 10 times in price Read full article: Flight prices go sky-high in a day as ne...→

Government fears working from home under lockdown is hitting the UK economy hard

Government fears working from home under lockdown is hitting the UK economy hard

Jobs could be relocated abroad if there is a long-term shift away from the office, say worried business leaders Read full article: Government fears working from home under...→

UK life satisfaction hits lowest point since start of Covid pandemic

UK life satisfaction hits lowest point since start of Covid pandemic

ONS finds stricter lockdowns and change of season have left satisfaction scores at lowest since its survey began Read full article: UK life satisfaction hits lowest point s...→

Chris Robshaw has messed up badly but consider his virtues before consigning him to the pillory

Chris Robshaw has messed up badly but consider his virtues before consigning him to the pillory

Poor judgment has earned former England captain a rebuke for cancellation of Barbarians' match yet both ends of spectrum need consideration Read full article: Chris Robshaw has messed up badly but co...→

What it's like to rollerskate the length of Liechtenstein

What it's like to rollerskate the length of Liechtenstein

I journeyed across one of the world's smallest countries on rollerskates, and think you should do the same. Read full article: What it's like to rollerskate the length...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Six deaths and 923 cases reported by Department of Health

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Six deaths and 923 cases reported by Department of Health

A further six people in Northern Ireland have died after testing positive for Covid-19 and 923 new cases of the virus have been reported. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Six deaths...→

Portuguese Grand Prix 2020, F1 qualifying: live updates from Algarve

Portuguese Grand Prix 2020, F1 qualifying: live updates from Algarve

All change at the American team this year, which means that there are two vital seats up for grabs on the grid next year. Read full article: Portuguese Grand Prix 2020, F1 qualifyin...→

Photos of great gran show heartbreaking toll of care home lockdown

Photos of great gran show heartbreaking toll of care home lockdown

Her family believe she's deteriorated far quicker than she would have because of a lack of contact. Read full article: Photos of great gran show heartbreaking ...→

Man stabbed to death in Walthamstow

Man stabbed to death in Walthamstow

The victim was stabbed on Friday and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 10pm. Read full article: Man stabbed to death in Walthamstow...→

Dear Richard: 'I was estranged from my sister – now her son wants me to help pay for her funeral' 

Dear Richard: 'I was estranged from my sister – now her son wants me to help pay for her funeral' 

Out of the blue, last Monday I received an email from a nephew I have never met. He is the son of my elder sister whom I haven’t seen for 33 years. He informed [...] Read full article: Dear Richard: 'I was estranged from my s...→

Welsh supermarkets cover 'non-essential items' as firebreaker lockdown begins

Welsh supermarkets cover 'non-essential items' as firebreaker lockdown begins

The Welsh government has put in measures which mean "non-essential items" have been covered in supermarkets. Read full article: Welsh supermarkets cover 'non-essential ...→

Scammers posing as Covid marshals to trick their way into people's homes

Scammers posing as Covid marshals to trick their way into people's homes

It is an update on a similar swindle carried out over the summer when fake healthcare professionals targeted doorsteps offering bogus Covid-19 tests. Read full article: Scammers posing as Covid marshals to tri...→

The madness of no crowds: Fans sitting in cinemas but not stands is an absurdity

The madness of no crowds: Fans sitting in cinemas but not stands is an absurdity

Government prioritising optics over consistency is putting football clubs further down the leagues at risk Read full article: The madness of no crowds: Fans sitting i...→

'Child snatcher' in monkey face mask 'tries to lure boy, 12, into car'

'Child snatcher' in monkey face mask 'tries to lure boy, 12, into car'

Passers-by reportedly saved the boy who was moments away from being kidnapped in broad daylight in Brighton. Read full article: 'Child snatcher' in monkey face mask 'tr...→

Madness, gaslighting and abuse: the dark story behind Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman

Madness, gaslighting and abuse: the dark story behind Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman

A new film about the American novelist goes looking for ghosts in all the wrong places – the facts are stranger than fiction Read full article: Madness, gaslighting and abuse: the dark...→

Criminals target Belfast city centre businesses in spate of burglaries

Criminals target Belfast city centre businesses in spate of burglaries

A retail chief has hit out after a crimewave that has seen burglars target a series of Belfast businesses. Read full article: Criminals target Belfast city centre bus...→

Council gaffe: 'Too early' festive trees removed in Ballymena

Council gaffe: 'Too early' festive trees removed in Ballymena

Red-faced council officials in Ballymena apologised yesterday evening after two Christmas trees were put up in "error". Read full article: Council gaffe: 'Too early' festive trees...→

Murder investigation launched after woman's body found at National Trust estate

Murder investigation launched after woman's body found at National Trust estate

The body of a woman has been discovered at a National Trust estate and a man arrested on suspicion of murder is being treated for serious injuries, police said [...] Read full article: Murder investigation launched after woma...→

The Silence by Don DeLillo, review: an American great with nothing left to say

The Silence by Don DeLillo, review: an American great with nothing left to say

The revered novelist’s 18th book, a tale of the electronic nightmares of modern life, is set in 2022 – yet somehow manages to feel dated Read full article: The Silence by Don DeLillo, review: an A...→

Trevor Ringland: Broadcasters have a duty to reflect that our history is complicated... Unquiet Graves didn't do that

Trevor Ringland: Broadcasters have a duty to reflect that our history is complicated... Unquiet Graves didn't do that

President Michael D Higgins suggests the British need to apologise for their past behaviour in Ireland. A better proposal would be for both governments to apol [...] Read full article: Trevor Ringland: Broadcasters have a dut...→

Police to patrol routes out of Wales during firebreaker lockdown

Police to patrol routes out of Wales during firebreaker lockdown

Police in England will attempt to block non-essential journeys out of Wales while the country is under a two-week firebreak lockdown. Read full article: Police to patrol routes out of Wales dur...→

The 12 best coats to keep you cosy and chic this winter

The 12 best coats to keep you cosy and chic this winter

With outdoor socialising on the cards this winter, you need a coat to beat all weathers - and look good at the same time Read full article: The 12 best coats to keep you cosy and c...→

The latest government grants are welcome, but can they save UK arts in the long term?

The latest government grants are welcome, but can they save UK arts in the long term?

The majority of the awards are well deserved and sensible, but no one's future is secure until life returns to normal Read full article: The latest government grants are welcome...→

Why I bought Oculus Quest 2 instead of PS5 or Xbox Series X - Reader’s Feature

Why I bought Oculus Quest 2 instead of PS5 or Xbox Series X - Reader’s Feature

A reader explains why he’s chosen to buy a VR headset instead of a next gen console and why he doesn’t regret it at all. Read full article: Why I bought Oculus Quest 2 instead of P...→

'Non-essential' shop aisles blocked off as Wales plunged into 17-day lockdown

'Non-essential' shop aisles blocked off as Wales plunged into 17-day lockdown

People living in Wales can leave home for only a limited number of reasons after the Government placed the country under new restrictions at 6pm. Read full article: 'Non-essential' shop aisles blocked off ...→

Joe Biden lays out how he will beat coronavirus if elected president

Joe Biden lays out how he will beat coronavirus if elected president

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to fight COVID-19 and improve the economy. Read full article: Joe Biden lays out how he will beat coro...→

Prince Charles backed controversial sacking of Australian prime minister, letter reveals

Prince Charles backed controversial sacking of Australian prime minister, letter reveals

The Prince of Wales backed the governor-general of Australia over the controversial sacking of the country’s prime minister in 1975, newly released letters hav [...] Read full article: Prince Charles backed controversial sack...→

Schools reminded to provide 'nutritious' food after MPs reject free meal plan

Schools reminded to provide 'nutritious' food after MPs reject free meal plan

Headteachers were left 'fuming' when the Department of Education sent them a letter telling them to 'make every effort to ensure children are receiving a healt [...] Read full article: Schools reminded to provide 'nutritious'...→

South Africa's greatest wildlife holidays, from Big Five safaris to desert drives

South Africa's greatest wildlife holidays, from Big Five safaris to desert drives

Two southern right whales wave a tail-fluke farewell (or so I like to imagine) as I tramp up from the beach. Day over, I think. But, as I fish for my car keys, [...] Read full article: South Africa's greatest wildlife holiday...→

Anti-Trump protest in London

Anti-Trump protest in London

A demonstrator dressed as Donald Trump holds a 'hormone' syringe during the Stop Trump Coalition protest in Parliament Square, London, ahead of the US presiden [...] Read full article: Anti-Trump protest in London...→

Tory MP claims free school meals tweet 'taken out of context'

Tory MP claims free school meals tweet 'taken out of context'

A Conservative MP has insisted a tweet which has prompted accusations that he was stigmatising working class families was "totally taken out of context". Read full article: Tory MP claims free school meals tweet '...→

North Belfast disorder: 15-year-old boy arrested after police and fire crews attacked with missiles

North Belfast disorder: 15-year-old boy arrested after police and fire crews attacked with missiles

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday night following disorder in north Belfast that saw police and fire crews attacked with missiles. Read full article: North Belfast disorder: 15-year-old boy ...→

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Six deaths and 923 cases reported by Department of Health

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Six deaths and 923 cases reported by Department of Health

A further six people in Northern Ireland have died after testing positive for Covid-19 and 923 new cases of the virus have been reported. Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Six deaths...→

Moment Ryanair passenger pays the baggage for a stressed out mum

Moment Ryanair passenger pays the baggage for a stressed out mum

A mother says she is desperate to track down the Good Samaritan who stepped in to pay her oversized luggage charge after staff ruled her bag was too big for th [...] Read full article: Moment Ryanair passenger pays the baggag...→

Hero stranger steps in to pay 'ridiculous' Ryanair baggage fee for stressed mum

Hero stranger steps in to pay 'ridiculous' Ryanair baggage fee for stressed mum

Footage revealed the touching moment a young man footed the £50 oversized baggage fee for a distressed mother-of-three. Read full article: Hero stranger steps in to pay 'ridiculou...→

Portuguese Grand Prix 2020, F1 qualifying: live updates from Algarve

Portuguese Grand Prix 2020, F1 qualifying: live updates from Algarve

All change at the American team this year, which means that there are two vital seats up for grabs on the grid next year. Read full article: Portuguese Grand Prix 2020, F1 qualifyin...→

Hygge is back: Here's how to make it work in 2020

Hygge is back: Here's how to make it work in 2020

Thanks to the pandemic, the cosy, comforting Scandi trend is back in a big way. Here's how to do it in 2020 Read full article: Hygge is back: Here's how to make it wor...→

Boarding up aisles will prevent virus spread in shops, insists Welsh Health Minister

Boarding up aisles will prevent virus spread in shops, insists Welsh Health Minister

The Welsh Health Minister explained the administration's strategy of boarding up supermarket aisles will reduce the spread of Covid-19. Read full article: Boarding up aisles will prevent virus sp...→

Man stabbed to death in Walthamstow

Man stabbed to death in Walthamstow

The victim was stabbed on Friday and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 10pm. Read full article: Man stabbed to death in Walthamstow...→

Dear Richard: 'I was estranged from my sister – now her son wants me to help pay for her funeral' 

Dear Richard: 'I was estranged from my sister – now her son wants me to help pay for her funeral' 

Out of the blue, last Monday I received an email from a nephew I have never met. He is the son of my elder sister whom I haven’t seen for 33 years. He informed [...] Read full article: Dear Richard: 'I was estranged from my s...→

Welsh supermarkets cover 'non-essential items' as firebreaker lockdown begins

Welsh supermarkets cover 'non-essential items' as firebreaker lockdown begins

The Welsh government has put in measures which mean "non-essential items" have been covered in supermarkets. Read full article: Welsh supermarkets cover 'non-essential ...→

Sainsbury's is selling pigs in blankets flavoured mayo for Christmas

Sainsbury's is selling pigs in blankets flavoured mayo for Christmas

You could dip your pigs in blankets *in* the mayo to create some sort of pigs in cocoons situation. Read full article: Sainsbury's is selling pigs in blankets ...→

Shadow Trade Sec attacks 'complacent' Government's pandemic response

Shadow Trade Sec attacks 'complacent' Government's pandemic response

Amid fears of a medicine shortage as a result of a second wave of coronavirus, the Shadow International Trade Secretary stated that the Government cannot be la [...] Read full article: Shadow Trade Sec attacks 'complacent' Go...→

Man arrested after woman's body discovered in woodland on Watlington Hill estate

Man arrested after woman's body discovered in woodland on Watlington Hill estate

Police appealing for anyone who saw a man behaving strangely near the Fox and Hounds pub in Oxfordshire to come forward Read full article: Man arrested after woman's body discover...→

The madness of no crowds: Fans sitting in cinemas but not stands is an absurdity

The madness of no crowds: Fans sitting in cinemas but not stands is an absurdity

Government prioritising optics over consistency is putting football clubs further down the leagues at risk Read full article: The madness of no crowds: Fans sitting i...→

Schools may have to close for older pupils warns scientist

Schools may have to close for older pupils warns scientist

Ministers may be forced to close schools to older children if coronavirus cases continue to increase at the current rate, a scientist has warned. Read full article: Schools may have to close for older pupi...→

'Child snatcher' in monkey face mask 'tries to lure boy, 12, into car'

'Child snatcher' in monkey face mask 'tries to lure boy, 12, into car'

Passers-by reportedly saved the boy who was moments away from being kidnapped in broad daylight in Brighton. Read full article: 'Child snatcher' in monkey face mask 'tr...→

Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worsening the north-south divide over Covid-19

Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worsening the north-south divide over Covid-19

They warn that the way restrictions are being imposed on the North could be “more dangerous and de-stabilising” than the virus Read full article: Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worse...→

Madness, gaslighting and abuse: the dark story behind Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman

Madness, gaslighting and abuse: the dark story behind Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman

A new film about the American novelist goes looking for ghosts in all the wrong places – the facts are stranger than fiction Read full article: Madness, gaslighting and abuse: the dark...→

South Yorkshire wakes up in tier 3 after final night out before pubs close

South Yorkshire wakes up in tier 3 after final night out before pubs close

For some it was a final chance to dress up for Halloween, which will now take place under lockdown. Read full article: South Yorkshire wakes up in tier 3 after...→

Jack Willis, Wasps's bendy breakdown king, hoping to add a team trophy to the personal accolades in his cabinet

Jack Willis, Wasps's bendy breakdown king, hoping to add a team trophy to the personal accolades in his cabinet

Recently, Willis has been named RPA Players' Player of the Year, Land Rover Discovery of the Season and Premiership Player of the Season Read full article: Jack Willis, Wasps's bendy breakdown kin...→

Co Down cancer battle mum Emma Carragher goes the extra mile to say thank you

Co Down cancer battle mum Emma Carragher goes the extra mile to say thank you

A Co Down woman is to complete a 200km fundraising walk ­­just six weeks after 'ringing the bell' to declare that she is cancer-free. Read full article: Co Down cancer battle mum Emma Carragher...→