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Calls for Syria's Asma al-Assad to lose her UK citizenship

MPs have called for Asma al-Assad, the wife of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, to be stripped of her British citizenship. The Liberal Democrats say the 41-year-old, who was born in Acton, London, to Syrian parents, should stop defending her husband's

Wednesday, 00:12 in Business
 

Election 2017: Why did Theresa May call a general election and what happens next?

Theresa May has confirmed she intends to call a snap general election on 8 June, despite previously saying she would not go to the polls before 2020. The Prime Minister framed her apparent U-turn as an attempt to end "political gameplaying"...

Tuesday, 18:08 in Politics
 

Pound jumps to four-month high after snap election shock

Sterling has rebounded strongly to hit its highest level for four months following Theresa May's announcement of a snap general election. May's blamed her surprise decision, which came after months of repeatedly and strongly denying an election was in th

Tuesday, 17:38 in Business
 

The Pacific Coast Highway: One of the world's great road trips

It goes by many names – California State Route 1, the Cabrillo Highway, even El Camino Real. But most who follow the long and often winding road along the westernmost fringe of the United States know it best as the Pacific Coast Highway. It's a drive as

Tuesday, 16:22 in Auto
 

Valtteri Bottas confident despite Bahrain tyre struggles

Mercedes-AMG new recruit Valtteri Bottas says he is feeling confident after Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, despite issues with tyre pressure dashing his hopes of F1 victory. Asked by Motorsport whether he feels more or less confident in his abilities at Me

Tuesday, 15:44 in Sport
 

Kitty Hawk review: The department store of dining

It's the first of five restaurants from the Wright & Bell Company, whose name, borrowed from Sir Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright brothers, is a mark of its ambition. As is the Kitty Hawk, which fleshes out a grand old building near Liverpool...

Tuesday, 15:22 in Business
 

Westminster 'stunned' as Theresa May calls early general election

Theresa May has announced she is holding a general election on 8 June – three years before the next one was due. In an "announcement that stunned Westminster," writes the Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister held a press conference in front...

Tuesday, 15:18 in Politics
 

Madeleine McCann: Nanny breaks silence over night toddler vanished

A nanny who looked after Madeleine McCann at Portugal's Praia da Luz has broken her ten-year silence to reveal what happened on the night the toddler went missing. The child minder, who has not been named, was working for travel firm Mark Warner at the O

Tuesday, 13:35 in Politics
 

Chelsea transfer news: John Terry to leave club at end of season

It's official. After months of speculation, Chelsea have published a statement on their website confirming that John Terry will leave the club at the end of the season. Announcing the news, the Blues said they would "like to express our enormous...

Tuesday, 12:03 in Sport
 

Genetic profiling: A fast-track ticket to optimal health

I left home at the age of 17, with €300 in my pocket and a burning ambition. By the age of 29, I had five degrees in finance, a published book and was working as director of strategy for multi-asset funds, looking after about £2.2bn and an army of portfo

Tuesday, 11:57 in Auto
 

Today's front pages: Prince William and Prince Harry make a splash

The Week takes a look at the stories grabbing the headlines in Tuesday's national papers Prince William and Prince Harry's campaign to remove the stigma around mental health dominates the front pages today, with the younger royal revealing he had seen a

Tuesday, 11:27 in Showbiz
 

Dive in: The world's most spectacular swimming pools

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy Located on the shores of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo oozes bygone charm and glamour. The palatial five-star hotel, once the retreat of choice for Hollywood siren Greta Garbo, has an ace up its sleeve in the form of not

Monday, 13:24 in Auto
 
Mobitecture: More than a passing trend

Mobitecture: More than a passing trend

From tents constructed in the deserts of north Africa by the Bedouins to the now-trendy yurts first used by nomads in central Asia, the concept of a home that can be taken with you from place to place is not a new one. And as the world faces challenges w

Monday, 13:24 in Auto
 

Watch this space: Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay Chrono

While brands often lean on the resources of other watchmakers to create their timepieces, few are as candid about it as Tudor. This year sees the result of a reciprocal agreement with Breitling that has allowed it to build on its own in-house expertise t

Monday, 13:24 in Auto
 

Better Call Saul season 3: Is it still the best-looking drama on TV?

Crime drama Better Call Saul returns to Netflix this week for a new season - and the critics are still enamoured with it. Breaking Bad's hit spin-off follows the metamorphosis of small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) into the fast-talking legal s

16 April 2017 in Auto
 
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