An exhumation of the body of famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali has revealed that his equally famous moustache is still intact and even remains in its “ten-past-ten” position. A 61-year-old fortune-teller, Maria Pilar Abel, insists she is the artist’s only child and if she is correct, could stand
A Muslim mother is taking action against her daughter’s prestigious school – dubbed the ‘socialist Eton’ – after she was banned from wearing a face veil on the premises. Rachida Serroukh, 37, has begun a discrimination case against Holland Park school, London, reports the Guardian after teachers took
A Bristol primary school has been left in chaos after all 16 teachers quit. Teachers say they had to leave because it was “impossible” to work with the high workloads. Union reps and insiders are blaming the leadership at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School for the extraordinary walkout.
Southern England is about to get invaded by a record number of wasps. The mild winter and warm spring means there are now millions of more wasps buzzing around the UK than at any time in the last five years. The mild weather has allowed more Queen wasps to survive and the insects generally have more
President Donald Trump has asked his lawyers if he can pardon himself over the Russia investigation. “This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself’,” a close adviser told the Washington Post.
A British woman is going to court to try and get an apology after she says she was stopped by counter-terror police for reading a Syrian art book. Faizah Shaheen says Thomson cabin crew reported her to officers after they spotted her reading the book, “Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline
The latest incidents in east London overnight seem to confirm an alarming spike in acid attacks. It follows on from previous high-profile attacks such as the attack on aspiring model Resham Khan and her cousin, Jameel Muhktar, also in east London.
A clumsy woman taking a selfie has destroyed modern art worth around £130,000 at a Los Angeles gallery.
After the pooch scrambled onto the cooker, he hob then ignited clothing placed on the cooker top, with flames spreading to nearby cupboards. Smoke alarms caught the attention of neighbours at about 9.10am on Thursday, who then alerted the fire brigade, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said. The
The Houses of Parliament will be lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag this evening, ahead of London Pride this weekend. The lights will be projected onto the famous old building to reveal it is a “beacon” for gay equality around the world, said organisers. “The rainbow illumination of Parliament
Melania Trump is among a host of A-listers allegedly trapped in a Hamburg hotel room because of riots during the G20 meeting in Germany. World leaders were apparently diverted before they could attend the meeting, including husband Donald Trump. A spokeswoman for the US First Lady told press agencies
A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been killed after minibus carrying school pupils on a field-trip has been involved in a “serious” crash, police have said. The bus collided with a lorry and was carrying year nine and 12 students from John Taylor High School in Staffordshire on an art trip when the accident
Russia has secretly moved one of its borders, pinching a small strip of land from Georgia on the eve of crucial G20 talks between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. According to media reports, Russia troops illegally moved a border sign into a village called Bershueti on Monday. The move saw Russia pinch
Labour have taken an eight points lead in the latest opinion poll published by YouGov. It is the first survey the polling company has taken since last month’s General Election. The poll puts Labour at 46 per cent and the Conservatives 38 per cent.
The warden was spotted by Wendy Scott, who was waiting for her two children outside their school in Wigston, Leicestershire.
An offer by Theresa May to give residency rights to some three million EU citizens in the UK has run into big trouble less than 24 hours after she proposed it. The deal has been widely criticised with Brussels claiming it could make conditions worse for European citizens.
How can you look at your smartphone or tablet in bright sunlight? Inspired by the structure on the insect’s eyes, researchers have developed a new anti-reflection film that could keep people from having to find a shade just to look at their mobile devices, reports Phys.org website. The film allows
If you have ever wondered who would win in an epic battle between a large seal and a giant octopus, then a kayaker in in New Zealand has the answer. Conner Stapley caught the unbelievable 20-minute battle on film during while out kayaking in Kaikoura, in New Zealand’s South Island. The 28-year-old
Britain’s largest hotel chain – Premier Inn – has admitted it has “concerns” about the cladding used on some of its buildings. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Premier says it has already investigated three of its hotels in case they do not meet safety regulations. The hotels – in Maidenhead,
The leader of Basildon council has warned that a battle to evict dozens of illegal travellers from a site in Essex could turn into “Dale Farm part 2”. The local authority has been trying to remove travellers from a five acre just two miles from Dale Farm, scene of Britain’s arguably most notorious camp
A Mail Online article which claimed that a man’s faulty fridge had started the deadly Grenfell Tower fire has attracted more than 1,100 complaints. The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has received more than 1,100 complaints, the Guardian reported. It is one of the most complained-about
A Sun journalist pretended to a hospital to be a relative of a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire in order to get an interview inside the building, it has been claimed. King’s College Hospital is to lodge a formal complaint with press watchdog, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), over
A senior Cabinet minister has said it is not right to discuss whether Theresa May failed to show any humanity when she failed to meet survivors of the Grenfell tower disaster. Andrea Leadsom was harangued in the street as she defended the Prime Minister from not meeting families of the victims of the