Number 10 has apologised to the Queen over two parties held in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral. The prime minister’s spokesperson said it was “deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning”. Earlier on Friday, the prime minister’s former director of communications apologised “unreservedly” for one of
Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson will host the BAFTA Film Awards in March from the Royal Albert Hall, the academy has announced. The Australian actress will present the awards on 13 March, taking over from previous hosts of the event Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary. “I am very honoured to be hosting the EE British
Ed Sheeran appears to have been doing some life planning, after submitting an application for a burial chamber on his property in Suffolk. The 30-year-old singer had already been given permission by the local council to build a place of worship on the grounds of his sprawling estate, which he called a “private place of
The dawn of humanity is a subject that has long intrigued us. Scientists have been trying to ascertain the precise date of origin for a long time but with little success. Every once in a while, they find fossils that push the date by a few more centuries. But the effort is still on. Scientists
Model Munroe Bergdorf has become the first transgender woman to be featured on the front of Cosmopolitan UK in its 50-year history. Bergdorf was named as the publication’s Changemaker Of The Year, and graces the cover of its 50th anniversary issue. Writing on Instagram, Bergdorf said she was “beyond excited”, thanking Cosmopolitan for her inclusion.
As NASA completes all major deployments of the James Webb Space Telescope and the observatory enters a “cooling” period, the agency is sharing some interesting facts about the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,100 core) observatory. These include some lenses which are made out of salt. But why does this infrared telescope need a “salty” lens? In
Britain’s economy grew stronger than expected in November before the Omicron variant struck, bouncing back for the first time above pre-pandemic levels. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) had risen 0.9% during the month, up from a just 0.1% rise in October. Analysts had predicted a 0.4% rise in November.
Novak Djokovic will be detained again in Australia from tomorrow morning after his lawyers appealed a decision by the country’s immigration minister to cancel his visa for a second time. The tennis star first had his visa revoked on arrival in Melbourne last week when his COVID vaccination exemption was questioned. Please use Chrome browser
The leader of a far-right militia group has been charged with seditious conspiracy following last January’s attack on the US Capitol. The charge, which alleges the group attempted to overthrow the government, is more serious than the lower-level crimes others have faced and brings with it a 20-year prison sentence. More than 150 people have
Citing a report which found hybrid cars offered negligible emissions and fuel consumption advantages when tested on Switzerland’s Alpine roads, one Swiss region has decided to “pull the plug” on subsidies – even calling the claims of hybrids’ environmental advantages a “con.” The southern Swiss canton of Valais (Wallis, in German) commissioned a study by
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., speaks during the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jack Dorsey’s payments company Block (formerly Square) is going to start mining for bitcoin. In a string of tweets,
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Seared foie gras on potato puree inside a wood shack on a frozen Canadian lake? Anthony Bourdain calls this lunch.
10:19 AM GMT Sale Sharks have confirmed they have suspended one of their players after they were arrested on suspicion of rape. The player has since been released on bail. The player, who has played for England, was arrested on Sunday morning. “Sale Sharks have been made aware of an allegation against one of its
The Signal Messenger app is displayed on a smartphone in Hong Kong, China. Roy Liu | Bloomberg | Getty Images Federal investigators say they accessed encrypted Signal messages sent in the lead-up to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol, and used them as evidence to charge the leader of the Oath Keepers,
The woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault has said she will “continue to expose the truth” and thanked the judge who rejected the royal’s attempts to have the lawsuit thrown out. Virginia Giuffre tweeted: “I’m pleased with Judge Kaplan’s ruling yesterday that allows my case against Prince Andrew to go forward. I’m
A single page from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book has sold for $3.36 million (£2..45m) at an auction in Texas. The page was the original artwork by Mike Zeck and shows Spider-Man with a black costume for the first time. It is part of an increasing trend for auctions of popular culture memorabilia since the
5:01 AM ET Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve will join Netherlands based outfit Team Hezeberg in a bid for a spot on the Daytona 500 starting grid, NASCAR said on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Canadian, winner of the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 F1 drivers crown, took part in preseason testing at the famed
Downing Street has failed to deny reports that two parties took place at No 10 the night before Prince Philip’s COVID-restricted funeral – at a time when indoor mixing was banned. In fresh claims that will further fuel the “partygate” crisis afflicting the prime minister, it is claimed that Downing Street staff drank alcohol into
Rapper Kanye West is under investigation after a report of battery was filed against him, Los Angeles police have said. The incident which triggered the complaint allegedly took place in downtown Los Angeles at around 3am on Thursday, LAPD spokeswoman Redina Puentes said. No arrests have been made. The street where the alleged incident took