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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,...

Friday, 11:14 in Auto

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...

Friday, 11:14 in Auto

Man Utd transfer news: Adrien Rabiot, Ivan Rakitic, Paul Pogba

Manchester United are ready to “hijack” Chelsea and Arsenal’s bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The future of the France international has been the subject of intense speculation since he refused to sign a new deal with the...

Friday, 08:49 in Sport

Six Nations final round: Warren Gatland urges Wales to ‘embrace the emotion’

2019 Six Nations round five fixtures  Saturday 16 March Italy vs. France (12.30pm, live on ITV)  Wales vs. Ireland (2.45pm, live on BBC and S4C)  England vs. Scotland (5pm, live on BBC) For Wales the equation is easy: beat Ireland in Cardiff on...

Friday, 08:39 in Sport

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...

Friday, 07:49 in Auto

Brexit delay: MPs vote for Article 50 extension

The House of Commons has voted to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit until at least the end of June, on another dramatic evening in Westminster. MPs voted by 413 to 202 - a commanding majority of 211 - for Theresa May to seek a delay, but eight cabinet...

Friday, 07:44 in Politics

2019 F1 Australian GP: practice, qualifying, race start time, betting odds, TV guide

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix What: race No.1 on the 2019 F1 calendar  When: 15-17 March  Where: Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia Race start time: 5.10am on Sunday 17 March (UK time)  TV channels: live on Sky Sports F1...

Thursday, 16:21 in Sport

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...

Thursday, 13:15 in Auto

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...

Thursday, 10:34 in Auto

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...

Thursday, 10:34 in Auto

Charlie Whiting: F1 drivers pay tribute after race director dies aged 66

Formula 1 drivers and officials have paid tribute to the sport’s race director Charlie Whiting who passed away this morning in Melbourne, aged 66. Whiting’s death comes just three days before the Australian Grand Prix - the opening race of the 2019 F1...

Thursday, 10:27 in Sport

Man Utd transfer news: Philippe Coutinho, Jadon Sancho, Alexis Sanchez

A possibility but not a priority. That’s how Manchester United regard Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho as the summer transfer window creeps ever closer. Rumours emerged earlier this month that the Red Devils could be ready to offer the former Liverpool...

Thursday, 09:50 in Sport

Champions League: Klopp and Liverpool are ready for anyone

Bayern Munich 1 Liverpool 3 (Liverpool win 3-1 on aggregate) Liverpool beat Bayern Munich to join Tottenham and the two Manchester clubs in Friday’s draw for the Champions League quarter-finals. It’s the first time since 2009 that four Premier League...

Thursday, 09:16 in Sport

England squad: Declan Rice gets first call-up from Gareth Southgate

West Ham United star Declan Rice has received his first England call-up since switching his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland. Rice had played three international friendly matches for Ireland but in February he revealed that he had...

Wednesday, 15:15 in Sport

F1: Vettel tipped for title and why Hamilton is the ‘best and worst’

The 2019 Formula 1 season has officially been launched ahead of the first grand prix of the year in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday 17 March. All ten teams and 20 drivers were at the season launch event in Melbourne on Wednesday and one of the big...

Wednesday, 14:27 in Sport

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