Workmen cover up Banksy’s latest mural after vandal daubed red noses on artist’s festive reindeer

A new Banksy mural has been covered in transparent Perspex sheeting after it was defaced on a wall in Birmingham, sparking anger among art fans. Bright red noses have been sprayed on two reindeer by a vandal after the artist unveiled his latest artwork in the Jewellery Quarter on Monday. The festive-themed painting had appeared overnight … Read more

Kate Middleton is taking tennis lessons at a private London club and is a ‘good minor athlete’

Kate Middleton is taking tennis lessons and is a ‘good minor athlete’ with a ‘nice top spin’, according to a source at the private London club she’s attending.  The Duchess of Cambridge is allegedly working on her game at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, west London, which charges annual membership fees of more than £1,000. … Read more

McDonald’s to launch their first ever fully vegan menu including four veggie dippers for £3.29

McDonald’s is launching its first ever fully VEGAN menu including four veggie dippers for £3.29 and a Happy Meal (but they’re 20p more expensive than the meat versions) McDonald’s launched vegan menu after seeing 80 per cent uplift in orders Four vegan dippers are £3.29, while six chicken dippers are priced at £3.09 A vegan … Read more

Question Time audience member sparks Twitter storm over ‘OK’ gesture

Question Time audience member sparks Twitter storm after making hand gesture ‘linked to white supremacists’ that he claimed was part of an ‘innocent drinking game’ Audience member seen flashing the gesture at youth version of Question Time  Provoked a Twitter storm as people claimed the man was a white supremacist  But later emerged he’d used … Read more

One of Britain’s youngest transgender children has begun transitioning

One of Britain’s youngest transgender children has begun transitioning at the age of 12 after realising she was in the ‘wrong body’ aged just three. Terri Lammin, 43, from Ramsgate, Kent, said that watching her daughter Ash – born Ashton – grow up confused and uncomfortable in her own body was ‘heartbreaking.’  She said: ‘Although … Read more

Epstein-backed Harvard geneticist George Church plans DNA-based dating app to wipe out all disease

‘Tainted money can be used for good’: Epstein-backed Harvard geneticist George Church plans DNA-based dating app to wipe out all disease George Church, a Harvard geneticist, received money from Epstein in 2005-07  He said he should have known more of Epstein but had left vetting to other staff Church’s app is intended to wipe out … Read more

2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck filled with well-preserved jugs is discovered

Roman shipwreck dating back to time of Jesus containing cargo of 6,000 well-preserved WINE jugs is found on the Greek sea floor The ‘Fiscardo’ shipwreck was located near a fishing village using sonar tech Roman wreck contains 6,000 preserved pots used to transport food and wine The 34-metre ship suggests new information about Roman shipping … Read more

Roxette star Marie Fredriksson dead aged 61

Roxette star Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61 after a 17-year battle with brain cancer The Swedish star formed pop duo Roxette with Per Gessie in 1986   Marie is survived by husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children, daughter Inez Josefin, 26, and son Oscar, 23  In 2002, Marie collapsed and suffered a seizure while out jogging … Read more

‘Boyfriend’, 27, of mother-of-two who was stabbed to death in ‘road rage attack’ appears in court

The man said to be the boyfriend of a mother-of-two stabbed to death in a road rage attack was in court today accused of running over the person suspected of murdering her. Jake Swords, 27, from Rushden, appeared before magistrates in Northampton this morning accused of trying to kill Lucas Barnard, also 27, during an altercation where … Read more

CEO Steph Korey of luxury suitcase start-up Away steps down

Away CEO Steph Korey (pictured) has stepped down from her post Away CEO Steph Korey has stepped down from her post just days after a damning report exposed the company’s ‘cutthroat culture’. Korey, who co-founded the travel and lifestyle brand with Jennifer Rubio in 2016, will be replaced by former lululemon executive Stuart Haselden in January.  … Read more