Trafalgar Square

What's The Furthest A London Bus Gets From London?

We're not in London any more, TotoThe red buses that populate London's roads aren't confined to the Big Smoke. Some TfL buses begin their routes on …

London

All the gifts Britain should give France in exchange for the Bayeux tapestry

A few suggestions.<p><i>Réjouissez-vous, mes amis!</i> The great and generous Emmanuel Macron, president of France, First of His Name, the Unequalled, Jupiter, …

Brexit

Chinese New Year 2018: Dogs, luck and why you should avoid medicine, laundry and crying children

Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac - and the next one is the Year of the Dog.<p>The annual celebration begins on the new moon that comes between 21 January and 20 February. This year, it starts on 16 February 2018 and will end on 4 February …

Astrology

Top 12 tips for cheap travel in London

Transport in London can be affordable and even fun with cheap travel options to suit everyone. Whizz around on Santander Cycles, see the sights from …

London

Sketching with Patches of Tone

1 hour ago - By Gurney Journey<p>In this graphite pencil sketch, Charles Bargue (1825-83) uses well placed patches of tone rather than using only …

Drawing

Art Industry News: Nan Goldin’s Anti-Oxycontin Group Lays Out Demands in a New Petition + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, an open letter urges the reinstatement of documenta's CEO and new details emerge about the 2018 Armory Show.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a</i> …

Salvator Mundi

South African opera star who beat the odds performs for London audiences

The multitalented South African opera star Njabulo Madlala will perform a concert called “A Night at the Opera” hosted by the High Commission of …

Africa

From refugee to friend: hosting refugees a 'win-win' for some in UK

A series of photos by Aubrey Wade, backed by UNHCR, highlights how UK households have discovered that offering a room to a refugee can benefit both …

Refugees

22 facts you need to know about the National Television Awards

If you're anything like us, one of the first things you'll have marked off on your calendar along with birthdays is the National Television Awards.<p>We …

Awards

The Queen Opens the Vault on Her Coronation

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch on the planet, is not afraid to spill tea.<p>The queen opens up the vault, if you will, in a BBC documentary that examines what she calls her “horrible coronation” nearly 65 years ago.<p>Her dry sense of humor is on full display as she trots out …

Royal Family

Little Mix Returns To The U.K. Top 10 Behind 'The Greatest Showman' At No. 1

For the first time in several weeks, the British albums chart has a new champion, as the soundtrack that accompanies the film <i>The Greatest Showman</i> has improved in standing and made it to No. 1 after just one frame in the top 10. It might not be new, but it’s new to the peak, and it is the only title …

P!nk

Police hunt 'boastful' thugs who kicked a man to death in Trafalgar Square

Police seek two men seen kicking and punching 51-year-old Desmond O'Beirne.<p>Victim died in December six months after "brutal" attack.<p>Officers believe …

Crime

Former US Embassy in London to become luxury Rosewood Hotel

The hotel deal for which Trump says he dumped London trip<p>Rendering of new Rosewood hotel on London's Grosvenor Square- former US Embassy<p>President Trump has canceled a planned to visit London in the coming weeks, complaining that the U.S. got a bad deal in relocating its embassy out of a prime …

Hotels

London Mayor says the real reason Trump won't visit is to avoid 'massive' protests — and he's probably right

• <b>London Mayor Sadiq Khan said President Donald Trump backed out of a visit to the UK for fear of protest.</b>• <b><br>Many thousands of people had signed up to events opposing his presence.</b>• <b><br>The London offshoot of the Women's March had as many as 100,000 attendees.</b>• <b><br>Trump reportedly expressed worry about the</b> …

Donald Trump

Things we're looking forward to in 2018

It's a chilly grey day here in MK but we're keeping warm with a big to-do list, the leftover mince pies and the thought of all the thrilling stuff to …

Auto Racing

NBA vs. NFL -- Which league does London better?

LONDON -- It's tough to compete with the NFL.<p>In what is likely no coincidence, the powerful gridiron league unveiled the schedule for its annual …

Basketball

Disneyland's next rival? The theme park in your living room

In 2018, the hype around virtual reality as the future of entertainment will begin to ebb. The reason? Its technology is still years away from …

Pokémon Go

Working Class White Men review – Professor Green finds tales of hope and anger

Green, who was brought up by his grandmother on a council estate, has made a thoughtful documentary about the challenges these men face. Plus, School for Stammerers – which is uplifting beyond belief<p>This is timely: <b>Working Class White Men</b> (Channel 4). And thankfully they have got one of them to …

London

Tamzin Outhwaite on motherhood, fame and returning to EastEnders

“I’m happier now than I’ve been in a very long time”<p>Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 7:55 pm<p>There’s a recognised career path when it comes to those who …

Television (UK)

School for Stammerers: Everything you need to know about ITV’s one-off documentary

ITV’s latest documentary follows six people as they attempt to change their lives by taking control of their stammer.<p>In what is set to be an …

Emotions

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

London

10 dazzling light installations you’ll find at Lumiere London this month

Ah, January. Darker than the mould on your bathroom wall and twice as grim, right? Wrong. Things are going to be different for 2018. Why? Because …

London

Tuesday’s best TV: Working Class White Men; School for Stammerers

Professor Green attempts to get to grips with the particular issues facing working-class white men; can a group of stammerers be trained in four days to speak confidently from a Trafalgar Square soapboax? Plus: House of Saud – A Family at War<p><b>Working Class White Men</b><br>10pm, Channel 4<p>There is an …

TV

Empty homes: if councils won't act, ordinary people should move in

Mass working-class squats of 1946 remind us that the UK housing crisis can and must be challenged by direct action<p>What is most obscene in the UK in 2018: children living in inadequate hostels that will affect their life opportunities into adulthood; homeless people freezing on our streets; or …

Housing

UK's Chinese New Year celebrations taking shape - World

London will host some of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia as millions of people around the world mark the start of the Year of …

News (China)

Nelson's Column: let's hope there's no one pushing Donald Trump's buttons in 2018

Ever since Jaws I’ve been wary of swimming in sea where sharks might lurk. Silly me. Nuclear submarines are the real worry.<p>There are at least twelve …

Darkest Hour

Woman's stammer meant she couldn't say her own name - now she's saying her wedding vows

Saying wedding vows to the person you love on your big day is an unforgettable experience.<p>And for many, it's once-in-a-lifetime.<p>But one woman's …

Birmingham, UK

Deep Focus: Paddington 2

Is anything as improbable as a “feel-good” movie that actually leaves us feeling terrific? How about two of them in the same series? And what if …

Downton Abbey

Canada - a year of adventure

Destination Canada<p><b>From:</b> 28 February 2018<p><b>To:</b> 28 February 2018<p><b>Price:</b> Free<p><i>If Canada features on your travel-list come along to this free event to hear</i> …

Canada

Vintage photographs of London, discovered at jumble sales... and what the same places look like now

ES News Email<p>Vintage photographs discovered at jumble sales and auctions reveal how much — and how little — has changed in London.<p>They were found by …

London