Tag Archives: United Kingdom

The perfect holiday in Devon – where coast and countryside collide in harmony

By | 06/02/2023

Holidays in Devon are simple, wholesome and old-fashioned. A trip here mixes two of life’s loveliest pleasures: delicious food and the great outdoors. Most visitors are drawn to the magnificent beaches on the north and south coasts, but inland has its appeal, too: Dartmoor and Exmoor are vast rocky plateaux offering solitude and big skies,… Read More »

UN climate agency picks Argentina’s Saulo as first woman leader

By | 06/01/2023

The World Meteorological Organization voted Thursday for Argentina’s Celeste Saulo to become its first woman leader and steer the WMO’s critical global role in tracking climate change. Saulo, a WMO vice-president who has headed Argentina’s weather service since 2014, won a landslide vote at the UN climate and weather agency’s congress in Geneva. The WMO’s… Read More »

Where rich families are putting their cash

By | 06/01/2023

The world’s richest families are starting to move their assets out of America following a “perceived peak in the US dollar”, as concerns over geopolitical instability, inflation and economic uncertainty spark the “biggest shifts in asset allocation for several years”. That’s according to the 2023 Global Family Office Report from investment bank UBS, which also… Read More »

Olympic star shares secrets to winning away from sport

By | 06/01/2023

Swim star Ariarne Titmus says she’s feeling in great shape nearly a year out from the Paris Olympics, and is also setting herself up for success outside the pool. After buying her first home in the Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe last year, the 22-year-old purchased a new car and took a European holiday after her… Read More »

Kim Cattrall joins Sex and city reboot And Just Like That

By | 06/01/2023

Sex And The City fans have woken up to great news. In a move no one saw coming, Kim Cattrall has reportedly filmed a cameo in the upcoming Season 2 of the SATC reboot, And Just Like That, which premieres on BINGE on June 22. According to Variety, Cattrall will reprise her iconic role as… Read More »

BMW driver told ‘you can’t park there’ as car floats out to sea

By | 05/31/2023

A BMW driver has been told by coastguards — somewhat amusingly — that he “can’t park there” after footage went viral of his car waterlogged and floating out to sea. Temperatures were uncharacteristically warm in the UK last weekend, causing thousands of Brits to pack up their picnic baskets and head towards the coast. For… Read More »

Revealed: Who inspired Heath Ledger’s Joker character

By | 05/27/2023

Heath Ledger’s role as the Joker in The Dark Knight has been called “one of the most iconic performances in film history”. To craft the character, Ledger famously locked himself in a hotel room in London for a month and experimented with different voices and mannerisms. But before that, Ledger had several discussions with director… Read More »

‘Relevant clue’ found in McCann search

By | 05/27/2023

A three-day police search of a remote Portuguese reservoir has reportedly turned up a “relevant clue” in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Portuguese authorities on Thursday wrapped up their search of the Algarve reservoir some 30 miles from the Praia da Luz resort, where the British three-year-old girl was last seen alive 16 years… Read More »

King Charles’ ‘insult’ to Australian child sex abuse survivors

By | 05/27/2023

King Charles is under fire after the charity he founded — and of which he is now president — said it would pay just $3800 to children who were sexually abused in Australia as part of a UK government-funded scheme. The settlement has been offered to hundreds of children who were removed from poor British… Read More »

Car collides with gates of 10 Downing Street, 1 arrested

By | 05/25/2023

A car collided Thursday with the gates of Downing Street in central London, where the British prime minister’s home and offices are located, setting off a rapid security response in one of London’s most-fortified sites. A photograph of Number 10 Downing Street, in London. (Reuters) The Metropolitan Police force said a man was arrested Thursday… Read More »

Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Gates Of Downing Street

By | 05/25/2023

A car has crashed into the gates of Downing Street, where UK prime minister Rishi Sunak lives, the Metropolitan Police said Thursday. Armed officers have arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving, officials added. Video footage posted on social media showed a white car with its trunk open up against the… Read More »

UK’s New Visa Rules For Students Will Close Backdoor To Work: Minister

By | 05/25/2023

The new regulations will go into effect starting January 2024. (Representational) New Delhi: The United Kingdom’s visa reforms designed to curb migration by restricting postgraduate students from bringing dependents or using their academic status as a conduit to employment will plug immigration loopholes and close a backdoor to work, a minister has said. “The significant… Read More »

‘I don’t care’: Harris victim’s cathartic answer

By | 05/24/2023

Following the death of Rolf Harris, an Australian make-up artist has come forward to share her traumatic experience of being molested by the disgraced entertainer. Harris died on Tuesday in the UK after battling neck cancer, almost a decade after he was found guilty of abusing four girls and young women. Suzi Dent, one of… Read More »

Prince Harry loses appeal in court to pay for his police protection in UK

By | 05/23/2023

Prince Harry has lost his legal appeal to pay for his own police protection while in home country, United Kingdom. U.K. Home Office have removed his taxpayer-funded police protection after Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle shunned their royal roles and moved to California. Prince Harry(AP) On Tuesday, Judge Mr. Justice Chamberlain while speaking… Read More »

‘No option’: Putin’s huge diplomatic dilemma

By | 05/23/2023

There’s a diplomatic time bomb quietly ticking away on Vladimir Putin’s desk, buried under the casualty reports, gloomy economic figures and other products of his failing invasion of Ukraine. It is not yet urgent, but it can’t be ignored forever. In August, South Africa will host the BRICS Summit, an annual meeting with the leaders… Read More »

‘I’d divorce’: Outrage over husband’s plane act

By | 05/22/2023

Would you sit in first class while your partner and children flew in economy? The New York Times Magazine’s latest ethics column has created a huge stir online with outraged readers telling the woman seeking advice to immediately divorce her husband. An unnamed woman wrote to the outlet’s ethicist columnist, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, about… Read More »

DiCaprio-Scorsese epic scores rave reviews at Cannes

By | 05/21/2023

The Hollywood cavalcade descended on Cannes Saturday for the premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s Native American crime epic, “Killers of the Flower Moon” which received rave reviews. The three-and-a-half-hour movie sees DiCaprio play alongside Scorsese’s other long-time muse Robert De Niro, and charts a wave of murders among oil-rich Osage Indians in the… Read More »

Arsenal’s historic collapse complete, handing Manchester City another crown

By | 05/21/2023

Manchester City has won the Premier League for the fifth time in six seasons after second-placed Arsenal lost 1-0 at Nottingham Forest on Sunday morning. A second consecutive defeat for the Gunners left Mikel Arteta’s men still four points adrift of City with one game left for them to play. Arsenal spent 248 days at… Read More »

Zelensky huddles with G7 as Ukraine wins access to F-16s

By | 05/20/2023

President Volodymyr Zelensky made a landmark visit to Hiroshima for talks with G7 leaders Saturday, after securing long-sought access to advanced US fighter jets for Ukraine’s war effort. Zelensky’s surprise summit appearance — he had been expected to appear by video call — is his furthest foray from Kyiv since Russia’s invasion began 15 months… Read More »

UK woman sues boss for mistaking “xx” code in email, loses in court

By | 05/20/2023

In a bizarre incident, a project manager at UK’s IT firm sued her head for sexual harassment after mistaking symbols like “xx”, “yy”, “???” in an email as codes for asking for sexual relations. Gasparova took the organisation to the employment tribunal, claiming sexual harassment, discrimination, and unfair dismissal. (Representative image/ Istock) Read here: Will… Read More »

Will the UK parliament building collapse? Lawmakers trigger big warning

By | 05/19/2023

British lawmakers on Wednesday issued a “real and rising risk” that a catastrophic event will destroy the 147-year-old palace of Westminster, which houses the UK’s parliament. Palace of Westminster in London, UK. (iStock) A report by UK’s House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said that the seat of British democracy is “leaking, dropping masonry and… Read More »

UK announces new sanctions on Russia, including diamond ban over Ukraine war

By | 05/19/2023

Britain on Friday unveiled new sanctions against Russia’s minerals sector, targeting imports of aluminium, diamonds, copper, and nickel in an effort to choke Moscow’s ability to fund the war in Ukraine. Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (AP) “As today’s sanctions announcements demonstrate, the G7 remains unified in the face of the threat from Russia and… Read More »

Absolute madness as West Ham players leap into crowd fight, families attacked

By | 05/19/2023

West Ham’s Europa Conference League clash with AZ Alkmaar descended into chaos at the final whistle. Supporters of the Dutch club reacted angrily to the London club’s 1-0 win, which meant David Moyes’ side progressed to the final 3-1 on aggregate, The Sun reports. Masked AZ ultras stormed the hospitality area to attack players’ families,… Read More »

Tories ‘buzzing with ideas’, says Shapps amid grassroots criticism of Sunak

By | 05/14/2023

T he Conservative Party is “buzzing with ideas”, Grant Shapps has said, as he played down suggestions of unrest within Tory ranks amid the fallout from the local elections. Rishi Sunak has faced a barrage of criticism over the weekend from within his own party, with anger from Conservative MPs and the grassroots about the… Read More »

Princess Kate shocks Eurovision viewers with surprise piano-playing cameo

By | 05/14/2023

Kate Middleton shocked viewers across the world Saturday when she made a surprise cameo in the opening scene of the Eurovision grand finale, playing piano as part of rendition of last year’s winning song from Ukraine. The Princess of Wales played a few opening bars of Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra’s song “Stefania” in a brief… Read More »