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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018: the winning pictures

The winners of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been announced at a ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum. The Grand Title prize was awarded to Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten, whose portrait of two endangered...

The Week, today, 17:24
 

Wedding tourism: couples selling tickets to their special day

Indian couples are using a new website to invite foreign tourists to attend their weddings - for a fee. Marriage ceremonies in India are usually “grand multiday celebrations with their opulent decor, meaningful traditions, and lively receptions”, says...

The Week, today, 16:30
 

Mazda's MX-5 roars back with even more power

The world’s best-selling sports car, the Mazda MX-5, was already synonymous with driving fun. This fourth iteration is also the most powerful model yet. For 2019, Mazda has given its “traditionally peppy-but-not-quick” MX-5 17% more horsepower, says...

The Week, today, 12:44
 

The best responses to Piers Morgan dad-shaming Daniel Craig

TV presenter Piers Morgan is facing a furious backlash after questioning James Bond star Daniel Craig’s masculinity for wearing a baby carrier. The Good Morning Britain host posted the mocking comments on Twitter along with an image showing Craig...

The Week, today, 02:28
 

Ford boss: ‘disastrous’ no-deal Brexit may affect carmaker’s UK plans

Ford has warned that a no-deal Brexit “would be pretty disastrous” for British industry and could force the US manufacturer to reconsider its operations in the UK.  The carmaker’s European chief, Steven Armstrong, said that tax-free trading and no...

The Week, yesterday, 12:33
 

Luxury briefing

1. Hidden culture: a trip through Jerusalem Everyone shops at the Machane Yehuda food market. By day, chefs from Jerusalem’s best restaurants scout the 250 stalls looking for the perfect ingredients, jockeying with tourists who come here to smell,...

The Week, yesterday, 12:33
 

Pilgrimage tourism: walking the stairway to heaven

Adam’s Peak (above), a 2,243m conical mountain in Sri Lanka, is sacred to Buddhists and Hindus, as well as being an important site for Muslims and Christians, some of whom believe it was where Adam first set foot on earth after being banished from...

The Week, yesterday, 09:40
 

Budget 2018 predictions: what will Philip Hammond announce?

The 2018 Budget will be revealed next Monday amid continuing uncertainty about whether the UK can secure a deal on Brexit. Chancellor Philip Hammond has promised to deliver an economic plan to “build a stronger, more prosperous economy” and is...

The Week, yesterday, 01:25
 

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence on audio’s bright future

You’ve spoken in the past about the “sonic internet”. Explain to us what that is, and how it will change the way people interact with online content? We're living in a golden age of content. TV epics. Podcasts on every topic. Artfully recorded...

The Week, Monday, 18:28
 

Bloodhound 1,000mph car project hits skids as funding runs out

The British-led company behind a bid to build a record-breaking 1,000mph jet-powered car has been forced to call a halt to the project after entering administration.  The Bloodhound Programme has “all but built” its jet-powered vehicle but needs a...

The Week, Monday, 17:21
 

Le Barn Hotel review: horsing around in Île-de-France

I hear the clip-clop of hooves from the stables, followed by the satisfying sound of oats being munched, punctuated by snorts and whinnies. Such sounds are synonymous with agrarian life. I’m at Le Barn in Bonnelles, Île-de-France. This country-house...

The Week, Monday, 17:21
 

David Davis lined up as interim prime minister

David Davis is being lined up as interim prime minister ahead of a crunch week in Westminster which could see Theresa May toppled over her Brexit plans. Writing in The Sunday Times, the former Brexit secretary called for a cabinet uprising against the...

The Week, Monday, 12:26
 

Banksy’s Girl with Balloon: going, going, gone…

When I popped down to Sotheby’s on Monday of last week to view the lots before the contemporary art evening sale, nothing seemed amiss. Wandering around the gallery, I saw Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art Pyramid, Jenny Saville’s fleshy self-portrait...

The Week, Monday, 09:10
 

Christianity faces biggest schism in a millennium

Ukraine has secured approval from the global head of Orthodox Christianity to create its own Church independent of Russia’s patriarchate, in a politically charged move that has sparked anger in Moscow. Constantinople’s Patriarch Bartholomew, the...

The Week, Monday, 02:53
 

Monaco Yacht Show: a voyage of discovery

Mention of the Monaco Yacht Show conjures up images of a sea of bling and blazers, and there is some truth in that. Each year Monaco’s Port Hercules hosts a fresh display of 120 superyachts, with 2018’s selection worth a collective total of around...

The Week, Friday, 12:11
 
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