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Where is Robert Murat now?

A new Netflix documentary series has drawn fresh attention to the case of Madeleine McCann. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann comes 12 years after the British toddler vanished from a Portuguese holiday apartment while her parents dined with...

The Week, today, 02:37

Summa de arithmetica: a classic book for bean counters

If you find yourself busy putting your accounts in order as we approach the end of the tax year, spare a thought for Luca Pacioli. The Franciscan friar published his Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportione et proportionalità in Venice, on 20...

The Week, yesterday, 11:52

Google Doodle: what are Tenji blocks?

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to Seiichi Miyake, whose invention of the Tenji block transformed the way visually impaired people navigate urban spaces. Millions of us walk over Tenji blocks every day without giving a thought to their purpose or...

The Week, Monday, 18:45

Best small SUVs on sale in 2019: the Nissan Qashqai, Citroen C3 Aircross and more

Some of the top-selling cars in showrooms today are crossovers. They’re a booming market sector and most major manufacturers now have a crossover in their line-up. Some even have several.  The crossover’s appeal is simple. It offers rugged SUV looks,...

The Week, Monday, 16:30

Madeleine Mccann Netflix documentary: what does it reveal?

Netflix has released a long-awaited documentary series that delves into one of the most famous missing child cases in the world. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, an eight-part series originally commissioned in 2017, comes nearly 12 years after...

The Week, Monday, 14:20

Passengers banned from drinking duty free on flights

Airline passengers have been banned from drinking duty-free wine and spirits on flights because of a rise in alcohol-fuelled air rage incidents. World Duty Free now requires all duty-free alcohol to be placed in sealed bags to stop travellers opening...

The Week, Monday, 09:19

How Brexit is affecting mental health

The limbo of an uncertain Brexit is damaging not only the nation’s economy but also the mental well-being of its people, according to health experts.  Uncertainty over the future of businesses in Britain and the rights and status of EU nationals...

The Week, Saturday, 14:11

Theresa May’s Brexit deal: the key points explained

Theresa May is gearing up for a third attempt to get her EU withdrawal deal through Parliament, after the plan was rejected by MPs once again this week.  The Withdrawal Agreement, as it is officially known, is the modified version of the prime...

The Week, Saturday, 02:12

St Patrick’s Day 2019: 10 craic-fuelled ways to celebrate

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration, both for the Irish diaspora and for revellers with no deeper connection to the Emerald Isle than a novelty hat. Here are ten of the best St Patrick’s Day events in the UK.   Can’t Dance Ceilidh, London If you...

The Week, Friday, 18:24

Datai hotel and RuMa hotel review: monkey business in Malaysia

The sign by the twisting, cliffside road on the way to our destination, The Datai hotel on the northwest coast of the island of Langkawi, reads, "drive slowly; animals at play". Moments later, we spot some: a troupe of dusky langur monkeys,...

The Week, Friday, 11:14

Smartphone vs SLR: the travel photo challenge

Which device takes better photos, a professional SLR camera or the one that comes with the phone you carry around in your pocket? It may sound like an absurd question - and there’s no doubt that SLRs, with their huge sensors and interchangeable...

The Week, Friday, 11:14

Volkswagen boss apologises for evoking Nazi slogan

The chief executive of Volkswagen has apologised after evoking a Nazi death camp slogan during an annual company event. Speaking at the German automaker’s headquarters in Wolfsburg on Tuesday, Herbert Diess repeatedly used the phrase “Ebit macht...

The Week, Friday, 07:49

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over ‘excessive’ CO2 emissions: are you affected?

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 44,000 of its cars because of “excessive” amounts of CO2 emissions.  The Vehicle Certification Agency, a branch of the Department for Transport (DfT) that approves new vehicles for road use, found that ten models from...

The Week, Thursday, 13:15

Bankside Marriott review: a prestige art hotel in Southbank

There's something magical about London's Southbank in the spring. All of a sudden the riverside comes to life as people enjoy the simple pleasure of a stroll in the sunshine along Queen's Walk, enhanced by the gentle susurrations of the River Thames...

The Week, Thursday, 10:34

Who will play Princess Diana in The Crown?

As anticipation grows for the third season of Netflix’s royal drama The Crown, the auditioning process has already begun for season four - with much speculation over who will take on the role of Princess Diana. Producers are reportedly advertising for...

The Week, Thursday, 10:34

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