Classical singer Elin Manahan Thomas, 41, sang in the Swansea Bach Choir as a teenager, then joined Sir John Eliot Gardiner in the Monteverdi Choir straight from Cambridge in 2000. She was chosen to perform
This Wednesday was International Day of Happiness; not something thought up by a breakfast cereal manufacturer but an actual United Nations resolution, brainchild of the businessman and philanthropist
I like the pepperiness of it paired with the rich fattiness of the fish. You can use spinach if you prefer, but watercress is coming into season and it’s a great thing to use. It’s a great one for brunch,
Few of us, realistically, deserve a biopic. But what did the world’s luminaries ever do to deserve so many bad ones? The genre is a musty tradition. A hundred and twenty years ago, silent films started
The umami of the parmesan and anchovy straws here make your mouth water and their saltiness can take a proper drink, like a negroni or a gin and tonic. Buy a good anchovy paste, or make your own (Ortiz
The tartness of the Bramley apple and blackberry tart in the gluten-free recipe here cuts through the sweetness of the pastry. SERVES Six to eight INGREDIENTS For the pastry (or use 1 x 280g roll shop-bought
I tend to write emails that sound like I speak – gabbled, breathless, often apologetic. “So sorry for my belated reply,” I wrote to my friend Alice recently. She’d emailed me at 10.17am the previous morning,
It’s a wet and blustery spring afternoon and yet my three children are crowded around a little table in the garden, carefully planting marrow peas. They had assured me, on the way home from school, that
I was Theresa May's neighbour for almost ten years - in a manner of speaking, anyway. Her Maidenhead constituency bordered my Wycombe one when I was a Member of Parliament. So I had plenty of time in to
It’s raining sideways as we take shelter inside a shed on JB Gill’s farm. In the yard, his two Tamworth pigs, Ginger and Bruiser, are putting up a chorus of squeals as they clamour for their lunch. It’s
The sweetness of the milk chocolate and the bitterness of the dark chocolate means that it’s well balanced and not overly sugary, especially served with a sharp-tasting ice cream, crème fraîche or mascarpone.
Daisy Goodwin is crouched down in a corner of Buckingham Palace watching a little Westie dog being coaxed into obedience by Jenna Coleman and a tube of Primula cheese. We’re on set in Yorkshire for filming
New Kensington prep school will offer weekly museum trips, a philosophy club and an 'innovation lab'
A new Kensington preparatory school will offer weekly museum trips, a philosophy club and an “innovation lab”. Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, which will open in September 2020, will take children
“We’re talking about my mum – the woman who brought me into the world – being murdered by this man,” says Richard McCann, still with a note of disbelief in his voice, even more than four decades on. His
Mazen Hassoun is a Syrian writer and activist based in Germany, who fled Isil occupation in 2015 Five years ago, the Islamic State group invaded my city and declared it the capital of its 'caliphate'.
Gardeners have been urged to pick up their torches and hunt in their gardens for slugs as the Royal Horticultural Society issues a plea for data on the disappearing British bug. There are worries the Cellar
Ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU, we visited the islands that are part of the Kingdom of Denmark but left the EU in 1973. The United Kingdom isn’t the first country to opt out of the Union.
‘To be honest, nobody thought they would win,” says one industry source. “Actually, I don’t think even they thought they would pull this off.” The energy industry transition has long served as a battlefield
Do we still have a functioning government? Do we still have a working Cabinet? Does something resembling a normal executive still run Britain? Or is the country on autopilot with civil servants in charge
Is it no longer acceptable to allow your Christian faith to inform how you view the world in modern Britain? Three separate stories of the past few weeks – from the ridiculous to the outright disturbing
I have a pension with Aviva with a retirement date of July 20 2018. The pension scheme was set up years ago under a company that has now dissolved. The other three members are sadly deceased. I told Aviva
The psychology professor and best-selling author Jordan Peterson has, in the way of things, had an offer of a visiting fellowship at Cambridge University withdrawn after the usual protests against his
Universities who continue to give out too many top grades face £500,000 fines, Education Secretary warns
Universities which continue to give out too many top degrees should be investigated, the Education Secretary has warned as he announces fines of up to £500,000 for institutions that fail to get a grip
I still remember the first time I was sent flowers. I was eight years old, and the new eldest sister of six. My mother had just come home from hospital, after giving birth to twins, when the doorbell and
The environmental campaign group Greenpeace can be revealed as one of the financial backers in an escalating legal row in which EU judges have pulled the plug on more than £1bn in power plant subsidies.
Questor share tip: the defence contractor was spun out of the MoD but now makes a third of its money internationally Just like Brexit, QinetiQ has let the negotiation of a key deal run right to the wire.
Universities could be stripped of their powers to award degrees if they do not act to stop the steep rise of "unjustifiable" first-class qualifications, the Education Secretary has warned. Damian Hinds
SIR – Not for the first time, powerful interests, with strong media support, are working to wreck a referendum vote of a sovereign people. The difficulties surrounding Brexit are for the most part artificially
Charlie Edwards cruises to first defence of WBC flyweight title with masterful win over Angel Moreno
Flyweight Charlie Edwards dominated Angel Moreno to retain the World Boxing Council title at the Copper Box in East London on Saturday night, dedicating his first world title defence to his mother Terry,