News from The Week
St Patrick's Day is celebrated on 17 March, when more than 13 million glasses of Guinness, the Dublin-brewed stout, will be drunk across the world to honour Ireland's national saint. 'Drowning the shamrock' Ireland's long-standing affiliation with the sh
Paul Thomas For a more modern aesthetic, opt for the brilliantly bold bouquet The Maddox. Brimming with eye-popping corals, pinks and yellows that have been expertly combined to create a harmonious creation, featuring "candy pop" scabious,...
The British aristocracy may routinely line the society pages of Tatler, but – apart from Princess Diana and Kate Middleton – are not such a regular sight across celebrity magazines' best-dressed lists. But a new exhibition at Chatsworth House seeks to de
Who says we can only celebrate New Year once a year? With a new wave of Persian cuisine taking the UK – and our supermarket aisles – by storm, surely it is time to embrace Nowruz? Celebrated for over 3,000 years, the Persian New Year observed throughout
They bring luxury to your fingertips – and you really wouldn't want to accidentally drop one of these mobile phones on to a hard surface. Handsets made out of gold and platinum, boasting everything from diamonds to 200-year-old African Blackwood, can co
North Korea has refused to accept responsibility for the killing of Kim Jong-nam, instead shifting the blame to the US and South Korea which it says are trying to tarnish the country’s image. North Korea's deputy UN ambassador, Kim In Ryong, told a news
The stereotypes are partly true: Tallinn is the chosen destination for many a stag do and beer is cheap here. But it’ll still be easy for those aboard British Airways’ new direct service from Heathrow (launching 28 March) to escape those numbered-T-shirt
Apparently, the term 'blazer' derives from the red jackets worn by the Lady Margaret Boat Club (1825), the rowing club of St John’s College, Cambridge. There is another story that the crew of HMS Blazer wore blue and white striped jackets before the Roya
Colab Theatre Innovative touring company Colab Theatre puts on pop-up shows around the UK to bring new and exciting productions to life. Its current project, Montagues And Capulets, resets Shakespeare's tragic love story to a warehouse squat in the 1990s
Sterling is down markedly this morning, hitting an eight-week low against both the dollar and the euro as fears over Brexit again dominate sentiment. The pound fell 0.9 per cent to a little above $1.21, its lowest level since the middle of January, when
Support for Scottish independence has doubled since 2012 to reach its highest level since records began in 1999, a new poll shows. That's good news for Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who announced this week that she would call for a second inde
If you have a £5 note, you may want to take a closer look at it before you spend it. With the right serial number, it could be worth far more than its face value. The Royal Mint released the polymer note, which features a portrait of Winston Churchill,
When Neelam Gill wants to get her hair cut in London, there is only one man to see - Hiro Miyoshi. Indeed, so pleased was the Burberry model with the result of a recent trip that she shared the results on her Instagram. Fresh haircut feeling cc: @hiromiy
Donald Trump has been married not once, but three times - and his first wife Ivana is still stealing headlines. The 67-year-old Czech-born businesswoman married Trump in 1977 and is mother to his three eldest children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr.
A veteran of British theatre, film and television, Patrick Marber's works include Dealer's Choice (winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy) and films Notes on a Scandal (Oscar-nominated) and Closer. As part of the On the Hour and The Da
- 00:24 Less than half of women breastfeed after two months, survey finds
- 00:23 Brexit vote: Single market benefit 'largely imaginary'
- 00:22 Lukas Podolski insists his fairytale ending for Germany was 'like...
- 00:22 Thomas Muller admits Lukas Podolski's fairytale farewell game for...
- 00:22 One in four waiting for an inheritance before they can buy a house
- 00:22 Yorkshire ‘postcode lottery’ means patients must get fatter to have...
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- 00:21 London terrorist attack - Derby man waits for news of his friends...
- 00:20 Germany says its current account surplus will shrink in coming years
- 00:19 Moderate drinkers less likely to suffer from heart problems,...
- 00:19 'Super-obesity' required factor in some cases before weight loss...
- 00:18 Headingley experts set to offer advice
- 00:18 Report reveals NHS failing Down’s syndrome patients
- 00:18 Sarra Hoy becomes premature birth charity ambassador
- 00:16 Triumphs of science fiction’s collective imagination
- 00:16 Much to admire in diva’s biodrama
- 00:16 A Woolf at the door of greatness
- 00:16 Rugby Union: NZ opts out of playing England in November
- 00:16 Bronze confident of beating Fortuna
- 00:16 ILO extends probe into labour laws
- 00:16 Rehabilitating George Bush and Tony Blair
- 00:16 ‘I don’t want no peace, I want rights and justice’
- 00:16 Did Orwell steal from a communist artist?
- 00:16 Labour forces another U-turn
- 00:16 Sudoku 3703 hard
- 00:16 Turkey, al-Qaida and the US all launch fresh offensives
- 00:16 Eurozone chief faces fury over insults
- 00:16 Venezuela: US diplomats ‘seek anti-Maduro allies’
- 00:16 Bosses told to give back job to abused nurse
- 00:16 State pension age could be raised to 70, says report