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Scientists see black hole eating star for first time

Using advanced telescopes focused on a pair of colliding galaxies nearly 150 million light-years from Earth, astronomers have for the first time watched as a star was “eaten” by a black hole. It was seen “gobbling a star twice the size of the Sun”,...

The Week, yesterday, 01:46

BMW 8 Series: everything we know ahead of the car’s 24 Hours of Le Mans launch

The wait for BMW’s new 8 Series is almost over. The German car giant is on course to announce its new premium coupe at this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The new car will revive the 8 Series moniker after a nearly twenty year hiatus. It will replace...

The Week, Friday, 16:29

Jaguar Land Rover Carpe: what are car subscription services?

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has become the latest carmaker to offer buyers the opportunity to get a new vehicle every year through a subscription service.  Called Carpe, the service allows customers to pick from a variety of cars across the Jaguar Land...

The Week, Friday, 13:27

Inside the Royal Train where Meghan Markle joined the Queen for a sleepover

Meghan Markle yesterday joined Queen Elizabeth on the Royal Train for an overnight trip to Cheshire ahead of their first joint awayday. The Duchess of Sussex is believed to be the the first member of the Royal Family’s younger generation to hop aboard...

The Week, Friday, 01:26

Cool neighbourhoods: where the hippest city-goers hang out

“Nowhere is currently cooler than Chippo,” says Jonathan Bastable in Condé Nast Traveller. Chippendale, to give the neighbourhood its full name, is becoming the most talked-about district of Sydney. The White Rabbit Gallery, with its works by Chinese...

The Week, Thursday, 15:40

Rolls-Royce to axe 4,600 jobs in bid to boost profits

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years as part of a “major” restructuring of its businesses.  The engine manufacturer says the restructing programme will cost around £500m but should result in annual savings of £400m...

The Week, Thursday, 12:35

Festibowl 2018: a very British bash

Summer has finally reached British shores, giving us all an excuse to stay outdoors drinking well into the night. But if an evening lounging about in a pub garden, or eating undercooked chicken at a friend’s barbecue, strikes you as a little dull, you...

The Week, Thursday, 10:33

Meghan Markle sucked into Kate Middleton’s topless photos legal saga

A French magazine forced to pay £92,000 in damages for publishing topless photographs of Kate Middleton is trying to appeal the ruling by using provocative images of Meghan Markle. Paris-based publication Closer was ordered to pay compensation to the...

The Week, Thursday, 01:45

Macedonia agrees to name change

Macedonia has agreed to change its name, bringing an end to a 27-year long dispute with neighbouring Greece. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will now be known as Severna Makedonija, or the Republic of Northern Macedonia, providing sufficient...

The Week, Thursday, 01:45

Who is the Croydon Cat Killer?

A cat found decapitated in Southampton appears to be the latest victim of an attacker dubbed the Croydon Cat Killer, according to an animal rescue centre investigating the killings. South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) believes a single...

The Week, Thursday, 01:05

Ascot dress code: how to get the perfect look

People often ask me what the key to dressing well is, and the answer is simple: be sure your garments are well maintained, adequately pressed, and well fitted. You don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to look good; ensuring your outfit is...

The Week, Wednesday, 21:21

How much is your designer handbag worth?

A second-hand diamond-encrusted bag has sold for £162,500 in London, becoming the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction in Europe. The ten-year-old Hermès Birkin bag, “made of Nile crocodile skin and said to be in grade-two condition with no...

The Week, Wednesday, 16:26

24 Hours of Le Mans 2018: a guide to the cars and drivers

The famously gruelling 24 Hours of Le Mans race gets under way on Saturday with a total of 60 cars tackling the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe.  Many of the premier endurance events of yesteryear, such as the Mille Miglia in Italy and the Nurburgring...

The Week, Wednesday, 16:26

Elon Musk to cut 9% of workforce in Tesla push for profit

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has announced that the electric car firm is cutting 9% of of its more than 40,000-strong workforce in a bid to “become profitable”.  In an internal memo that he later posted on his Twitter account, the South...

The Week, Wednesday, 14:30

A guide to the best classic re-issue watches

A. LANGE & SÖHNE 1815 HOMAGE TO WALTER LANGE It may look like a simple dress watch, but there’s a special trick to this ‘tribute’ 1815. It has a central seconds hand that can be stopped and started at will, thanks to a discreet pusher at 2...

The Week, Wednesday, 12:45

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