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Beloved Freddie Frinton skit to air on UK TV for first time

Beloved Freddie Frinton skit to air on UK TV for first time

It is the most repeated, and possibly the most beloved, British comedy sketch in history, and yet most Britons have never heard of it. Dinner for One, a 15-minute skit recorded in 1963 by Grimsby comedian Freddie Frinton, is a national institution in...

yesterday, 07:08 in Showbiz
 
Storm ahead? Here’s how to prepare for a financial crisis

Storm ahead? Here’s how to prepare for a financial crisis

Every 10 years or so a financial crisis hits global markets – and it’s 10 years since the last one. This week the IMF warned that not only are the storm clouds of the next global financial crisis gathering, but also that the world financial system is...

yesterday, 07:07 in Business
 
A letter to… Mum and her mince pies

A letter to… Mum and her mince pies

When I was a little girl, you and I loved decorating the living room and tree to make it look festive. We loved Christmas. After decorating, we would bake cakes. “Make enough mince pies, because Santa likes them,” you would tell me, so we would always...

yesterday, 07:03 in Lifestyle
 
Recipes for classic German Christmas bakes

Recipes for classic German Christmas bakes

Crown cake Prep 45 min Cook/cool 2 hr 15 min Serves 16-18 For the sponge 250g soft butter, plus extra for greasing 1 tbsp vanilla sugar 1 tsp grated lemon zest Salt 250g caster sugar 5 eggs 2 tbsp rum 400g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 100g...

yesterday, 07:03 in Lifestyle
 
What links David Bowie, Rob Schneider, Richard Gere and John Turturro? The Weekend quiz

What links David Bowie, Rob Schneider, Richard Gere and John Turturro? The Weekend quiz

The questions 1 Which writer and her most famous character share a 31 July birthday? 2 What attraction is viewed from the Maid of the Mist boat? 3 Where were Peas and Carrots pardoned in November? 4 Who was the legendary 9th-century female pope? 5...

yesterday, 07:03 in Lifestyle
 
Tim Dowling: It’s not even Christmas yet, and I’ve had turkey three times

Tim Dowling: It’s not even Christmas yet, and I’ve had turkey three times

It’s the time of year when people suffer from Festive Stress, but I am already experiencing symptoms of its aftermath, Post-Festivity Stress Disorder. For us, the holiday season begins with Fake Thanksgiving – lunch with my wife’s American relatives...

yesterday, 06:45 in Lifestyle
 
Blind date: ‘A boy can hope’

Blind date: ‘A boy can hope’

Steven on Craig What were you hoping for? Good food and drink with somebody who wouldn’t run out the door when they saw me. First impressions? Really good-looking, and punctual. What did you talk about? Travelling, and our awkward coming out stories,...

yesterday, 06:45 in Lifestyle
 
Real ale bore or member of team fizz? What your festive drink says about you

Real ale bore or member of team fizz? What your festive drink says about you

Not everyone can be the life and soul of the Christmas party, the crowd hanging on their every word, the Insta-paparazzi desperate for a selfie with them. Some of us are just plain old chromosomes in a cardigan, trying to make it from one half-hour of...

yesterday, 06:45 in Lifestyle
 
Saturday's best TV: Strictly Come Dancing; National Book Awards

Saturday's best TV: Strictly Come Dancing; National Book Awards

Strictly Come Dancing: The Final 6.30pm, BBC One After 13 weeks of nail-biting competition, the race for the Glitterball trophy comes down to four couples, each of which will perform two routines – one chosen by the judges and the other picked by the...

yesterday, 06:33 in Showbiz
 
Mike Pompeo says China should free two Canadians held after Huawei executive's arrest

Mike Pompeo says China should free two Canadians held after Huawei executive's arrest

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week following the arrest in Canada of a senior Huawei executive on a US extradition warrant. Pompeo’s comments were the first by a senior...

yesterday, 05:58 in World News
 
US federal judge rules Obama healthcare law unconstitutional

US federal judge rules Obama healthcare law unconstitutional

A US federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. US district kudge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year...

yesterday, 02:23 in World News
 
Miss USA apologizes for mocking rivals' English-speaking skills

Miss USA apologizes for mocking rivals' English-speaking skills

The woman who holds the Miss USA 2018 title has apologized after she was captured on video mocking two of her fellow competitors for their English-speaking skills. In a video posted to Instagram, Sarah Rose Summers made light of Nat Rern, Miss...

yesterday, 01:42 in World News
 

Sudoku 4,244 hard

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

yesterday, 00:44 in Lifestyle
 

Killer sudoku 636

Click here to access the print version. Normal sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within dotted lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by dotted lines. Buy the Guardian...

yesterday, 00:44 in Lifestyle
 
'Extinction is not an option': the $1bn push to save orcas in Washington

'Extinction is not an option': the $1bn push to save orcas in Washington

Five months after twin tragedies cast a spotlight on the state’s ailing orcas, Washington plans to spend more than $1bn to stave off extinction. If enacted, a proposal from the governor, Jay Inslee, would knock down two dams, repair habitat and place...

yesterday, 00:37 in World News
 


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