Christopher Newbery

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Fourth plinth: how a winged bull made of date syrup cans is defying Isis

Saddam Hussein's plates were confiscated and returned to Iraq in a deal that he says was brokered by Barack Obama<p>In February 2015, Isis militants videoed themselves drilling the face off one of the commanding stone statues that had guarded the gates of the ancient city of Nineveh for more than a …

Middle East

France by rail: 10 of the best summer trips

If you’re considering a holiday in France by train this summer, now’s the time to book. French rail company SNCF released its summer fares on Thursday (29 March) for journeys from 29 June until 3 September. Unlike Eurostar, which puts its tickets on sale six months in advance, SNCF releases tickets …

France

When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?

After the abolition of slavery, Britain paid millions in compensation – but every penny of it went to slave owners, and nothing to those they enslaved. We must stop overlooking the brutality of British history. By Kris Manjapra<p>On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most …

Black History

'It's been mad': Dordogne town's unexpected Brexit boom

Property is being snapped up in Eymet, the most English corner of the French region, as Britons make move before it’s too late<p>At the beginning of every year, Terrie Simpson and her fellow estate agents at Agence Eleonor, off Place Gambetta in the pretty Dordogne town of Eymet, sit down to set their …

Great Britain

Six of Britain's best ‘spring heartland’ walks

Spring is primarily about transformation and the promise of summer. It fights a titanic struggle, for winter is loath to let go. Eventually spring wins through, and greens the drab-brown land until its flowers cover winter’s grave.<p>Above all, spring is a mighty metamorphosis that would turn any …

Hiking

Glory days: Chatsworth renewed – in pictures

Chatsworth reopens on 24 March after the biggest restoration of the house, garden and park since 1820. An exhibition, Chatsworth Renewed, will highlight its makeover, from rebuilding turrets to conservation of artworks

Japan Cherry Blossom Festival 2018: Where and When to Visit

In Japan, spring is an occasion for social outings, serene walks in nature, and plenty of selfies taken next to cherry trees coated in candy-pink …

Japan

Exercise and arthritis: What you need to know

Your at-a-glance-guide to making fitness work in your favour when it comes to arthritis<p>While it may be the last thing you want to do, many studies …

5 incredible things to do in Ethiopia

Ethiopia feels like a country still waiting to be discovered.<p>Often overlooked for neighbouring destinations like Kenya and Uganda, in part due to …

How Wetherspoon's Conquered Britain

From one pub in North London to 900 across the UK, the inexorable rise of 'Spoons' is one of the most remarkable business stories of our times, with a true British eccentric at the heart of it. This is the tale of Tim Martin: the man who bucked a trend to build an empire, the fans and enemies he …

The best ways to track your TV, music and reading habits

We've all done it: browsed friends' bookshelves, riffled through their vinyl collection or peeked through a stack of video games left in front of their TV. You can learn a lot about people based on what media they consume and leave lying around their house. And perhaps you're familiar with what …

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining

<b>Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say.</b><p>They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of 20-year-olds.<p>Prof Norman Lazarus, 82, of King's College …

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I am suffering from a strange new Millennial affliction. Pulled pork gives me indigestion. Ironic T-shirts make me sick. Selfies have become an embarrassing practice from my near-youth, along with wearing too much kohl and advocating red-hot socialism. I no longer find exposed-brick cocktail bars …

Interview of Christopher Newbery, Director of Kaboul Serena Hotel

In the business of luxurious hotels, the topic of conversation revolves around customer service, systematic decoration, enticement of high-rank …

Winning by 34% of the vote, this is officially the best place to get a burger in Bath

In our latest poll, we asked the people of Bath to decide which place does the best burger in town. And of all the polls we have run, this week’s …

The new Scandi noir: the Korean writers reinventing the thriller

The country has emerged as a surprising literary force as a novel by the ‘Korean Henning Mankell’ bags a six-figure deal and sparks a global bidding war<p>Last December, Korean novelist Un-su Kim set out on an eight-month deep-sea fishing trip as part of research for his next book. Unreachable by …

Books

Pandering to baby boomers’ mania for saving is economic madness | Philip Inman

With the Bank of England controlling inflation, and the Treasury enslaved to pensioner votes, policies that would share wealth with younger generations don’t stand a chance<p>The greatest threat to our economy comes from its ageing population. With the baby-boomer generation making up a large …

Economics

Box caterpillar and fuchsia mite top UK garden pests list

The box tree caterpillar and fuchsia gall mite will continue their march across British gardens in 2018, experts warn, after the fast-spreading bugs topped the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) pest list for 2017.<p>The RHS also warned that a “game-changing” bacterial disease called xylella, which …

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Samsung DeX Pad turns the Galaxy S9 into a touchpad PC

The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community | George Monbiot

Frome in Somerset has seen a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. There are lessons for the rest of the country<p>It could, if the results stand up, be one of the most dramatic medical breakthroughs of recent decades. It could …

Medical Journals

Florida shooting survivors are fighting back. Here's what they need to know about gun control

The current battle to reshape gun laws can feel like a stalemate, but there have been victories too. This is what the landscape looks like right now<p>The students who survived a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school are aiming to reshape America’s gun control debate.

Lloyds - buy, sell or hold?

<b>Nicholas Hyett</b> 13 February 2018<p>No news or research item is a personal recommendation to deal. All investments can fall as well as rise in value so …

Terracotta Army to go on display in Liverpool

A regiment of 2,200-year-old terracotta warriors will go on show in Liverpool this week as part of a blockbuster exhibition showcasing the largest haul of early Chinese treasures to reach British shores.<p>The show at the World Museum came to Merseyside partly because of the popularity in China of …

Archaeology

Are GE's days on the Dow numbered?

General Electric's 110-year run in the Dow could be nearing its end.<p>The company's unending list of problems led Deutsche Bank analyst John Inch to predict that GE is "likely to be dropped from the Dow."<p>Inch, a frequent critic of GE, appears to be the first major analyst to make such a call. In his …

Charting the Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of Wallpaper

Once both an easy way to simulate upper class interiors, and a literary indicator of untrustworthiness, wallpaper has returned – and it’s more …

Fitbit Studied 6 Billion Nights of Sleep and Learned the Secret to Better Mornings

Acquire this 1 habit and you'll immediately improve your life.<p>Sleep has its fingertips in every single facet of your life. From your relationships and waistline to your leadership abilities and wallet--all are affected by the quality and quantity of your sleep.<p>On a large level, sleep deprivation is …

Sleep

How to combat the populism that gave us Brexit? Active citizenship | Ben Okri

There’s no mystery to this. The failure of a nation begins with the abdication of responsibility to political leaders<p>Citizenship is one of the most vexed issues in the human story. From the ancient Egyptians to modern times, who is deemed a citizen of this or that city or state has been at the core …

Mapped: Here's how the Elizabeth Line will open in stages as the Crossrail project wraps up

In December, Transport for London (TfL) revealed its updated Tube map for the Elizabeth Line once the Crossrail project wraps up.<p>But with phasing of …

Trains

Six of the best winter soups

Add borscht, caldo verde or chestnut and bacon soup to your repertoire<p>Although borscht is most commonly associated with Russian or Ukrainian cuisine, it has been adopted into Georgian culture. Borscht often features cabbage, but here it’s replaced by apple and fennel, which instead add a delicious …

Black Sea

The perfect ... Sussex pond pudding | Felicity Cloake

Bright and zingy, yet warm and comforting, this suety, syrupy pudding is British stodge at its very best<p>Part of the honourable tradition of British dishes with names to pique the interest more than the appetite (see also toad in the hole, spotted dick and cock-a-leekie), the Sussex pond pudding is …

British Cuisine