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Merkel successor cleans up as Putzfrau Gretel in carnival role

Merkel successor cleans up as Putzfrau Gretel in carnival role

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Germany’s Christian Democrat party, returned to her home state of Saarland over the weekend to reprise her annual role as Putzfrau Gretel (Gretel the cleaning lady) during carnival celebrations. Dressed in an...

yesterday, 15:22 in World News
 
Monaco may regret sacking the man who revitalised the club

Monaco may regret sacking the man who revitalised the club

Until recently, mistakes were rare at Monaco. In just five years, the Russian duo of billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev and vice president Vadim Vasilyev led the club from the second tier to the Ligue 1 title. But the club collapsed this season and...

yesterday, 15:11 in Sport
 
Cold Feet has finally become must-watch TV ... 22 years after it started

Cold Feet has finally become must-watch TV ... 22 years after it started

When ITV first announced Cold Feet would be coming back after a 13-year absence, I was deeply sceptical. I enjoyed Mike Bullen’s tale of middle-class Mancunians, but by the time it finished in 2003 it felt less like an old friend you loved spending...

yesterday, 14:51 in Showbiz
 
Carmaker Honda plans to close Swindon factory – reports

Carmaker Honda plans to close Swindon factory – reports

Honda is planning to close its factory in Swindon, according to reports, dealing another blow to an automotive sector already struggling with the effects of Brexit-related uncertainty. The Japanese carmaker, which employs 3,500 people in the UK, is...

yesterday, 14:47 in Business
 
Chinese surveillance company tracking 2.5m Xinjiang residents

Chinese surveillance company tracking 2.5m Xinjiang residents

A Chinese surveillance company has been tracking the movements of at least 2.5 million residents in a province where Muslim minorities have been the target of a far-reaching security clampdown, internet experts have found. Victor Gevers, of the...

yesterday, 14:35 in World News
 
Burberry's new show brings rave culture back to life

Burberry's new show brings rave culture back to life

A Burberry show is about acting out what Britishness looks like, on the stage of London fashion week. France and Italy each have multiple powerhouse brands, but as the only British fashion brand listed on the FTSE100 index, Burberry stands for...

yesterday, 14:34 in Lifestyle
 
Victoria Beckham's naughty side returns at London fashion week

Victoria Beckham's naughty side returns at London fashion week

A decade at New York fashion week transformed Victoria Beckham from a pop star into a serious fashion designer. After six months back on the London catwalk, she is again in touch with what she calls her “naughty side”. In her second London show,...

yesterday, 14:34 in Lifestyle
 
Flybmi appoints BDO as administrators after ceasing operations

Flybmi appoints BDO as administrators after ceasing operations

The regional airline Flybmi has formally appointed the restructuring firm BDO as administrators after ceasing to trade on Saturday. The airline’s immediate owner, British Midland Regional Limited, operated 17 regional jet aircraft on routes to 25...

yesterday, 14:32 in Business
 
What are Brexit contingency plans for aerospace and defence?

What are Brexit contingency plans for aerospace and defence?

The British aerospace sector is bracing for a no-deal Brexit, which it estimates could mean billions of pounds in extra costs. The impact on some goods could equate to 38% of their sale value, according to one no-deal Brexit scenario modelled by ADS,...

yesterday, 14:23 in Business
 
David Ireland: 'I find it hard to end my plays without violence'

David Ireland: 'I find it hard to end my plays without violence'

Cradling his grandchild for the first time, a man looks into the baby’s face and sees the bearded, bespectacled features of Gerry Adams, former president of Sinn Féin. This would be alarming for any grandfather but even more so to a Belfast Protestant...

yesterday, 14:19 in Art & Culture
 
EU parliament's centrist coalition set to lose majority, poll finds

EU parliament's centrist coalition set to lose majority, poll finds

The “grand coalition” of centre-right and centre-left that has run the European parliament for 40 years is set to lose its majority for the first time following elections in May, according to the institution’s internal forecasts. The centre-right...

yesterday, 14:19 in World News
 
CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower

CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower

Prosecutors are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a group of men who were filmed burning an effigy of Grenfell Tower. The Crown Prosecution Service was given a file of evidence by the Metropolitan police around 10 days ago and said...

yesterday, 14:19 in World News
 
'I almost died': arms dealer whose poisoning may be linked to Skripals'

'I almost died': arms dealer whose poisoning may be linked to Skripals'

The first sign that something was wrong with Emilian Gebrev was an itchy, bloodshot eye after a dinner in April 2015. The next day he had strange visions of flashing lasers, followed by uncontrollable vomiting. As friends rushed him to hospital,...

yesterday, 14:05 in World News
 
'So many lies': Trump attacks McCabe over explosive CBS interview

'So many lies': Trump attacks McCabe over explosive CBS interview

Donald Trump returned to the attack against Andrew McCabe on Monday, in response to an interview in which the former deputy FBI director discussed his new book and made claims damaging to the president. In the interview, broadcast by CBS 60 Minutes on...

yesterday, 14:05 in World News
 
UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

Britain’s increasingly unaffordable housing market has delayed the age when most adults become homeowners by at least eight years since 1997, according to official figures. Among one of several signals that young adults are being forced to wait until...

yesterday, 13:52 in Business
 


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