The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be a milestone celebrated across the country in honour of a monarch who has left an indelible mark on the life of the nation. Spanning a period from post-war Britain when rationing was still in place, to a world of virtual currencies, driverless cars and pandemics, the Queen’s period as head of...
Rene Magritte ‘masterpiece’ estimated at more than £44 million to be auctioned
A painting by Belgian artist Rene Magritte estimated to be worth more than £44 million is to appear in London ahead of auction. The Empire Of Light, considered to be “a masterpiece of 20th century art”, will be exhibited at Sotheby’s auction house in the capital in March. The series of paintings depicts a paradoxical image of a night...
Boris Johnson again courts scandal amid rule-breaking party claims
Reports that Boris Johnson and his then fiancé Carrie Symonds attended a “bring your own booze” party in the No 10 garden during lockdown have reignited uproar for a Prime Minister familiar with scandal. On Monday, an email in which Mr Johnson’s principal private secretary Martin Reynolds invited Downing Street staff to the gathering in May 2020 was leaked . It...
Will Boris Johnson make a Covid announcement today? Next speech date
Boris Johnson has already been forced to introduce social restrictions to combat the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus and rocketing infection numbers in January could ultimately see him forced to tighten them still further. The prime minister has already brought back mandatory mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, cinemas, theatres and places of worship, asked citizens to work from home where possible...
Edward Colston ‘sentenced to death’ as statue thrown in harbour, court told
A protester who helped roll the statue of Edward Colston to Bristol Harbour and throw it in the water has said he was staging a symbolic “sentencing” of the slave trader. The memorial to the 17th century merchant was toppled during a Black Lives Matter march in June 2020, before being dragged and rolled 500m and dumped in the harbour. It...
Boris Johnson ‘facing cabinet revolt’ over Covid restrictions
Boris Johnson is reportedly facing a revolt within his own cabinet against the possible further tightening of Covid-19 restrictions as a wage of omicron variant infections looms. A report in the Sunday Telegraph claimed a number of senior ministers are planning to “resist” the imposition of potential “plan C” measures due to the lack of comprehensive data surrounding hospitalisation and death...
New Brexit ultimatum to PM over bid to break international law
Ireland is warning that no post-Brexit trade deal will be struck if the UK pushes on with a plan to ..
Police find body of woman after reports of person on fire in woodland
Police have found the body of a woman in Manchester after reports of a person on fire in woodland.
NHS boss calls for tighter lockdown and school closures in COVID-19 hotspot
The UK's COVID-19 hotspot should have a tighter lockdown and school closures to reduce spiralli..
Boris Johnson self-isolating after meeting MP who tested positive for COVID-19
Boris Johnson is self-isolating after an MP he had a meeting with later tested positive for COVID-19..