Boris Johnson is under pressure to explain why he allegedly failed to declare an interest in the allocation of public money to a close female friend while he was mayor of London. The Sunday Times reported
‘I realised I needed to make gravity work for me, not against me’ Getti Kehayova, 42, Las Vegas, USA. Record: the largest hula hoop spun (female) is 5.188m in diameter, and the spin was achieved by Getti
Ireland took control of the group with a typically efficient bonus-point victory over Scotland, whose pre-match confidence washed away in the rain. The Scots now face a potential quarter-final decider
It’s a big night for Bianca del Rio, breakout star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the first draq queen to headline Wembley Arena. And she’s celebrating the occasion by being unspeakably vicious about everybody.
Thomas Cook is holding last-ditch talks with key players on Sunday morning in a bid to avert a collapse that will affect 150,000 UK holidaymakers abroad and put 9,000 British jobs at risk. The travel is
There have been a plethora of medical memoirs. What sets Cannon’s apart is the novelist’s keen observational eye Before Joanna Cannon became a bestselling novelist with The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
A Labour MP has had the whip withdrawn and his party membership suspended after allegations he sexually harassed a woman. It is understood the party is investigating the backbencher Mike Hill, the MP Hartlepool,
Jeremy Corbyn has suggested a Labour Brexit deal could be preferable to remaining in the European Union, putting himself on a collision course with activists and MPs pushing for the party to campaign remain.
I hope whoever stole the golden loo gets away with it. It just seems fun, like an Ealing comedy Like most people, I enjoyed the news of the theft of that gold toilet. I’m glad the gold toilet exists (or
Composed of a historic patchwork of colleges, Oxford is a unique urban ecosystem. Its basic building block is the quad, a hangover from the medieval era when learning was conducted in monasteries. College
The Sensation exhibition blew my mind. It felt like something had shifted. It was my Woodstock moment Cor, Russell Tovey’s apartment is gorgeous! A New York-style warehouse-style place, with wooden floors,
In the heat of political debate, we forget sometimes the importance of individual acts There is a celebrated line in Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, his bestselling of
I remember the day as if it was yesterday – 23 May 1992, the day that changed Sicilians’ lives for ever. I remember my mother’s tears as she sat glued to the TV, watching what looked like an earthquake.
It’s the bare-faced impudence of Facebook that takes the breath away. Mark Zuckerberg’s seemingly uncontrollable behemoth, having exerted ownership over “like”, “wall”, “poke” and “quest”, is now seeking
Trust apologises after patient is sent home twice when ready for surgery One of the NHS’s biggest hospital trusts has apologised to a 78-year-old man after it had to cancel his cancer surgery twice in
University campuses across the country are cutting meat from their canteen and cafe menus under pressure from growing numbers of vegan students and staff. This year, more university cafeterias than ever
With autumn stepping into its strides – and conkers rolling fat and round outside the pavilion at Lord’s – cricket still has one hand to play in this eye-popping summer. A single round of the County Championship
Ethical fashion used to be unfashionable. When Livia Firth launched her consultancy, Eco-Age, a decade ago, she says, “it was something no one was talking about”. During the current round of fashion shows
Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes, either side of half-time, to give themselves breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium
A year ago I wrote about Just You Waits, those parents who answer any comment you make about your current difficulties by saying ‘just you wait’ and referencing some other, greater trial down the road.
We put faith in imaginary friends, because at least they always have an answer Until a year ago we had an invisible lodger in our house named Uncle. My daughter would call him on the phone, elaborate arrangements
Hjorth uses repetition in a way that feels truthful of someone trying to process trauma. But it’s also stultifying When published in Vigdis Hjorth’s native Norway in 2016, Will and Testament became both
Alexander Zeldin’s new play is not like anything I have seen before. Directed by the author, it creates its own category of intensity: slowly paced but sharply felt. It is as if an audience is seeing action