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Jamie Laing shares hilarious Strictly Come Dancing throwback but fans are going crazy for something else
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Jamie Laing shares hilarious Strictly Come Dancing throwback but fans are going crazy for something else

Don’t we all wish Strictly Come Dancing was still on? Contestant Jamie Laing certainly does. The Made in Chelsea star took to social media to reveal some throwback pictures from the show. However, contestants were more interested in something else in the photo. Jamie posted a picture of himself wearing a swimming costume and armbands on...

Guatemala mine’s ex-security chief convicted of Indigenous leader’s murder
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Guatemala mine’s ex-security chief convicted of Indigenous leader’s murder

A judge in Guatemala has accepted a guilty plea by the former head of security at Central America’s largest nickel mine who was on trial for killing an Indigenous leader, in a rare conviction over human rights violations allegedly linked to Canadian-owned mining companies in the region. Mynor Padilla was found guilty on Wednesday of homicide for...

Bitcoin tops $40,000 as investors seek hedge against inflation
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Bitcoin tops $40,000 as investors seek hedge against inflation

Bitcoin has surged above the $40,000 (£29,500) mark for the first time in its history after doubling its value in less than a month. The record comes just days after the cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of more than $34,800 on Sunday, which was also the 12th anniversary of the bitcoin network being created. Bitcoin first breached...

Trump’s chaos sets off alarms worldwide about dangers of populist right
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Trump’s chaos sets off alarms worldwide about dangers of populist right

A rightwing leader defies social norms and political conventions, winning a popular following as well as the blessing of a major political movement, whose agenda he pursues to their delight. But when he’s about to lose office, he musters up his supporters and sympathetic members of the security forces to keep power, turning against his...

Covid UK deaths hit 1,162, second highest daily toll ever
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Covid UK deaths hit 1,162, second highest daily toll ever

The UK has recorded another 1,162 deaths from coronavirus – the second-highest daily increase in the government’s figures. For the second time this week, Britain has seen an increase of more than a thousand in the number of those who have died after contracting the virus within the previous 28 days. The highest increase in fatalities was...

Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person
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Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person

Elon Musk, the maverick boss of Tesla, has overtaken Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person, after shares in the electric car company he co-founded soared on hopes that a Democrat-controlled US Senate would usher in a new green agenda. A 4.8% rise in Tesla’s share price was enough to push Musk into...

UK Covid-19 alert level raised from 4 to 5
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UK Covid-19 alert level raised from 4 to 5

The UK’s chief medical officers have called for the country to be moved into Covid-19 Alert Level 5 for the first time, which means the NHS is at “material risk” of being overwhelmed.’ In a joint statement alongside NHS England’s medical director, Stephen Powis, the government’s scientific advisers warned that the the NHS in all four nations is “already...

Man arrested on suspicion of rape in Forest Hill
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Man arrested on suspicion of rape in Forest Hill

Earlier today (January 4), Met Police put out an appeal to the public after an alarming incident in Lewisham on December 28. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was reported missing from Lewisham on the evening of December 27, but returned home in the early hours of Monday, December 28, with a man who was not know to...

Mayan breakthrough: ‘Snapshot’ of secret civilisation uncovered after ancient temple dig
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Mayan breakthrough: ‘Snapshot’ of secret civilisation uncovered after ancient temple dig

The Mayans were a civilisation known for their architecture, mathematics and astronomical beliefs, who date back to 2000BC. Many of their impressive constructions still stand today in the jungles of southeast Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and western parts of Honduras. Puuc is the name of a region in the Mexican state of Yucatan, which includes the ancient “forgotten” town of Kiuic...