Joanne Maddison

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Nigel Slater’s ricotta recipes

I made myself a slice of thick toast, its crumb chewy, its crust as black as soot, then spread the surface with a snowy mound of ricotta and pieces of jelly-fleshed apricot. This treat never quite made it to the table and I ate it while standing at the kitchen counter. Then, a few minutes later, a …

Recipes

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges dies aged 74

Chas Hodges, of the musical duo Chas and Dave, has died at the age of 74. A statement on the pair’s Twitter account said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.<p>“Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered …

George Harrison

Brexit: May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers

Theresa May was left fighting to save her Chequers Brexit plan and with it her authority as prime minister after she was ambushed at the end of the Salzburg summit when EU leaders unexpectedly declared that her proposals would not work.<p>On Thursday night the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, hit …

Northern Ireland

Denis Norden: the king of the blooper who always delivered

Although his most popular venture – ITV’s It’ll Be Alright on the Night – featured examples of television going embarrassingly wrong, Denis Norden, who has died aged 96, was himself such a skilled writer and performer that he sustained a 60-year career in the medium: from co-writing Gerry’s Inn, a …

David Walliams

Storm Ali: two killed as 100mph winds lash UK and Ireland

Two people have died and several others have required hospital treatment as Storm Ali swept across the north of Ireland, central Scotland and northern England on Wednesday with winds of over 100mph.<p>Throughout the day, thousands were left without power, or facing severe travel disruption as lorries …

Northern Ireland

From red-carpet statements to Emmy 2018 winners – in pictures

Emmys 2018,Emmys,Awards and prizes,Television,Culture,Game of Thrones,The Handmaid's Tale,Netflix,HBO,Los Angeles,US news,RuPaul,Queer Eye,Drama,TV comedy,Television & radio<p>A marriage proposal, glittering gowns and a whole lot of awards. The best images from the annual ceremony celebrating US …

Red Carpet

'Fire whirl' sucked up crews' hose in British Columbia blazes, video shows

Dramatic footage of a rare “fire whirl” filmed by a Canadian forest firefighter has shown the intensity – and danger – of the record blazes that engulfed much of western Canada this summer.<p>In a video posted to social media, a fire crew in British Columbia can be seen struggling to regain control …

British Columbia

No 10 calls Salisbury suspects' interview 'blatant lies'

An extraordinary interview with the two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack prompted an angry Downing Street to accuse Russia of responding with contempt and allowing “lies and blatant fabrications” to be aired on a state-funded broadcaster.<p>The UK government ratcheted up …

Downing Street

'Miraculous': Missouri boy survives after falling head-first on to meat skewer

A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head.<p>But miraculously, that’s where Xavier Cunningham’s bad luck ended. The skewer had completely missed his eye, …

Kansas City

Fenella Fielding, Carry On Screaming actor, dies aged 90

The former Carry On actor, Fenella Fielding, has died aged 90, her spokeswoman has said. The star, who enjoyed a showbusiness career spanning seven decades, suffered a stroke two weeks ago and died on Tuesday.<p>She appeared in two Carry On films – Carry On Regardless in 1961 and Carry On Screaming! …

Me Too movement

Festival No 6 review – au revoir to an eccentric, magical gem

Secret Garden Party had its last topless paint fight in 2017, Bestival has shrunk back to its boutique roots and now Festival No 6, set in the stunning Italianate village of Portmeirion (where The Prisoner was filmed) has declared its 2018 event the last “for now”. Perhaps Brexit Britain isn’t …

Middle-class

The Coen brothers’ films – ranked!

18. The Ladykillers (2004)<p>What on earth was this about? A remake of the Ealing crime-caper classic (with Tom Hanks in Alec Guinness’s crackpot mastermind role) at least proves, if proof were needed, that the Coens have excellent cinephile taste. But this was pointless and baffling. A case of No …

Coen Brothers

Dolores O’Riordan drowned in bath, inquest finds

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Cranberries, drowned in a bath as a result of intoxication from alcohol, an inquest has found.<p>The inquest at inner west London coroner’s court, held on what would have been O'Riordan's 47th birthday, heard that she had been drinking heavily before she was …

Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

Burt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died aged 82. His manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the news on Thursday that Reynolds had died that morning at Jupiter medical center in Florida. The star had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but had …

Charisma

Rachael Bland, host of cancer podcast You, Me and the Big C, dies at 40

Rachael Bland, the BBC presenter who documented her treatment for cancer in a chart-topping podcast, has died aged 40, prompting a flood of tributes from celebrities and politicians who said she had helped to change the conversation around illness.<p>The journalist, who worked on Radio 5 Live and …

Breast Cancer

Summer 2018 was UK's joint hottest on record, Met Office says

This summer was the joint hottest on record in the UK, according to Met Office figures that have heightened concerns about the impact of global warming.<p>The summer of 2018 will be remembered for a six-week spell from the end of June to the second week of August when daytime temperatures in parts of …

Global Warming

Chris Evans to quit BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show for rival Virgin

Chris Evans is to leave BBC Radio 2’s flagship Breakfast Show and move to Virgin Radio, ending a lengthy association with the broadcaster after the ongoing dispute over high pay paved the way for him to be poached by a commercial rival.<p>Evans’ departure to a Rupert Murdoch-owned radio station tests …

You, Me and the Big C host Rachael Bland has ‘only days to live’

BBC presenter, 40, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, tweets ‘the time has come’<p>BBC presenter Rachael Bland, who has discussed her experience of terminal cancer in a leading podcast, has announced she has only got days to live.<p>Bland, who also presents the news on BBC North West Tonight, said the …

Breast Cancer

Can anyone out-dance Theresa May? The greatest movers in UK politics – ranked!

Having busted a move not once, but twice, on her recent African trip, the prime minister, Theresa May, has thrown a spotlight on that most enchanting of traditions, British politicians dancing. In honour of her performances, here we present our definitive list of dancing British politicians – …

Great Britain

Ah, the summer holidays – my annual reminder why I don't want to have kids | Grace Dent

With the long school summer holidays coming to an end, I would like to offer my annual thanks to the nation’s parents for another six weeks of sterling service. Not merely for raising future generations of doctors, scientists and Love Island contestants, but also for my annual refresher course on …

Janet Jackson

John McCain funeral: Obama's eulogy denounces 'insult and bombast' in politics

Donald Trump’s name was never mentioned but Barack Obama delivered a broadside atthe president when he spoke at the memorial service for John McCain in Washington on Saturday and decried “insult and phony controversies” in politics and public life.<p>Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Republican …

Ivanka Trump

Sex, lies and tabloids: hush payments to women that spell danger for Trump

David Pecker and the National Enquirer will get you every time Donald Trump, 2005<p>It’s like one tiny straw of hay in a giant haystack of bad behavior Juliet Williams, UCLA<p>The fact that these affairs come up has not moved the dial on this president being impeached Sam Nunberg<p>Inside the offices of the …

Donald Trump

John McCain, influential US senator and presidential candidate, dies aged 81

John McCain, prisoner of war, presidential candidate and one of the most influential American politicians of his generation, has died after suffering from brain cancer.<p>The six-term senator from Arizona, who was 81, had been absent from Washington since last December but remained outspoken to the …

George W. Bush

The wrong goodbye: rewatching the strangest award show tributes ever

Let’s get this out of the way from the get-go: Madonna’s rambling spiel about Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this week was just about as weird as award show tributes get. Dressed as a berserk cross between a scarecrow and a dreamcatcher, Madonna took Franklin’s legacy and …

Music

Great British Bake Off new series to include vegan week

Traditionally, there are more eggs, slabs of butter and pots of cream on screen than any other programme on television, but they will be absent for one week at least as The Great British Bake Off goes vegan.<p>“We wanted something different and something to represent what was happening in this …

How to make the perfect spanakopita | Felicity Cloake

Which of the many versions of this moreish spinach and feta pie is best?<p>Spanakopita, or spinach pie, is a Greek classic: sweet, earthy leaves and salty cheese encased in layer of shatteringly crisp pastry, it’s as good for breakfast as it is for lunch or dinner. Being delicious hot or cold, …

Recipes

Nigel Slater’s roast peppers and tomatoes, butter bean mash recipe

A herby, garlicky, warming veggie treat<p>Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Place 400g of small peppers, 250g of cherry tomatoes and 400g of small aubergines in a roasting tin. Tuck 6 fat garlic cloves, still in their skins, and 3 large sprigs of rosemary among the vegetables, then spoon over 5 tbsp of …

Recipes

Ice found on moon surface, raising prospect of lunar colony

Astronomers have found patches of frost scattered around the moon’s north and south poles which could one day provide a source of water for human visitors.<p>The scientists spotted the telltale signature of frozen water in infrared measurements taken by Nasa’s moon mineralogy mapper, an instrument …

National Academy of Sciences

Yoga fitness and singing helped Briton survive 10 hours in Adriatic

A British cruise ship passenger rescued after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea has credited singing and her fitness through yoga with helping her to survive her ordeal.<p>Kay Longstaff, 46, went overboard off the coast of Croatia as the Norwegian Star made its way to Venice. She remained at the …

Phantom Thread review – Paul Thomas Anderson’s deftly spun yarn

In what could be his final film role, Daniel Day-Lewis is a perfect fit as a celebrated dress designer in Paul Thomas Anderson’s beautifully realised tale of 50s haute couture<p>Paul Thomas Anderson’s best film since <i>Punch-Drunk Love</i> is another cracked romance with a masochistic streak and a strong …

Family Business