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Crown Princess Madeleine of Sweden celebrates her son Nicolas’s fifth birthday

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has shared a sweet tribute to her son Nicolas to mark his fifth birthday. The mother-of-three, 38, posted a new official portrait of the youngster to her official Instagram account yesterday with a touching message. She wrote in the caption: ‘Happy Birthday to the most kindhearted brother and sweetest son! We love […]

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London becomes the first region in England to see deaths fall BELOW average

The number of people dying in London has fallen below average for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started in March, promising data shows. A weekly report from the Office for National Statistics shows that the number of people who died of any cause in London was three per cent lower than average between […]

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Pilot who died when US Air Force F-15C fighter jet crashed in the North Sea is named 

A US fighter pilot who died when his jet crashed into the North Sea off the north-east coast of England has been named by the US air force as 1st Lt Kenneth Allen. Lt Allen’s F15C Eagle crashed at around 9.40am on Monday while on a routine training exercise. The American airman had served with […]

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Teen, 19, reveals he’s spent £10,000 trying to live like it’s the 1940s

A teenager who’s fascinated with the 1940s has spent around £10,000 snapping up memorabilia from the war-time era – and spends his time dressing like a middle class man from the period.  Charlie Roy, 19, from Milton Keynes, believes his love of all things vintage was sparked at the age of six, after listening to […]

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Terrifying moment kayaker is left stranded underneath waterfall after his boat gets stuck on a rock 

A kayaker became trapped with a torrent of water crashing down onto his head in a terrifying ordeal when he tried to follow his friends down a waterfall. Footage recorded in San Luis Potosi, central Mexico, shows a group of five kayakers taking turns descending a small waterfall. Things start out ok as four of the […]

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Beijing back in lockdown: Parts of the city are fenced off and new travel bans introduced

China has put parts of Beijing back into lockdown and reimposed some travel restrictions in an attempt to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and prevent it spreading more widely in a country that previously appeared to have largely contained the virus. Beijing’s coronavirus situation is ‘extremely severe’, a city official warned Tuesday, as 27 new […]

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High Streets across England saw 50% rise in shoppers yesterday

England’s high streets saw a 50 per cent rise in shoppers yesterday compared to the previous week as Britons made the most of non-essential stores reopening. Retail experts said the sunny 78F (26C) weather made queuing ‘a more pleasurable experience’ – although footfall was still 45 per cent down on the same time last year.  […]

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Marks and Spencer delight fans with launch of vegan ‘avoca-dough’ bread

Marks and Spencer has delighted fans by launching a vegan bread made from avocado instead of eggs. The upmarket grocer says its ‘avocadough’ buns are perfect for a summer barbecue, and taste like a classic brioche.  The buns cost £1.15 for a pack of two and are available for burgers as well as hot dogs.  […]

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Buggi website allows parents to rent buggies instead of buy

Parents often feel guilt-tripped into buying the best, and sometimes most expensive, items for their children.  This results in many suffering buyer’s remorse – especially when it comes to prams, a new start-up claims. Many parents end up buying multiple ones, research for London-based Buggi shows.  One parent, Stacey Waddell from Luton, even claims she […]

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Queen misses out on Royal Ascot visit for first time…

The Queen will be absent from Royal Ascot for the first time in her 68-year reign as the famous race meeting gets under way behind closed doors today. More than 300,000 guests, dressed in their finery, usually gather for the five-day sporting and social highlight in Berkshire, but this year there will be no monarch, […]