Harry Llewellyn Davies

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A vote for Ukip puts Ed Miliband in No 10

Telegraph View: Nigel Farage has brought much-needed competition to the political market - but Britain cannot afford a Labour government<p>The <b>UK Independence Party</b>has done much that is positive for this country and its politics. It is partly thanks to Ukip that politicians of all parties now debate …

Black Celebrities Don White Makeup To Encourage Black And Asian Voting In U.K. General Election

<i>Homeland</i> star David Harewood has turned his skin color white for a new campaign to encourage black and Asian people in the United Kingdom to register to vote in the run up to the country’s general election.<p>Harewood, the British actor who played CIA chief David Estes in the hit drama, is shown …

ECB President Mario Draghi attacked by protester

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was attacked by a protester Wednesday during a briefing for journalists in Frankfurt.<p>Just minutes into his opening remarks, a women jumped onto his desk shouting "end ECB dictatorship!" She was carried out of the room by security guards, but not before …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Michael Halsband Profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Keith Richards and More in 'Halsband Portraits'

Michael Halsband has released a book of portraits featuring some of the most iconic artists and<p>Michael Halsband has released a book of portraits …

The colourful world of Sonia Delaunay

The abstract artist's first ever British retrospective paints her as a key player in the history of creation – about time too, says Lucy Davies<p>Sonia Terk was 22 years old and already an established artist when she met the aristocratic painter Robert Delaunay in 1907.<p>Within a year of arriving in …

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Yes, I've got a food allergy. Now stop rolling your eyes at me

People treat food allergies like they are just another fad, but many of us suffer from them - even Richard III may have been a victim, says Daisy Dunn<p>At our table we have a vegan, a gluten-hater, a 5:2 dieter, and me, an allergy sufferer. It’s quite the supper club. When the waiter comes to take …

Armenian Police Shut Down Kanye's Free Concert After He Jumped Into a Lake

<b>Correction appended, April 14</b><p>What’s the point of having a concert next to a lake if you can’t jump in the water, right? At least that’s what Kanye …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

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Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …

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There's a funny reason people didn't understand how to use Google when it first launched

The company couldn't figure out why until it went to do a user study at a nearby college, Google HR boss Laszlo Bock writes in his new book, "Work Rules!"<p>The reason researchers found was both surprising and funny.<p>Users were so accustomed to sites that "flashed, revolved, and asked you to punch the …

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