Santander dragged into scandal over alleged film-based tax dodging scheme used by celebs

Santander has become the latest bank to be dragged into a multimillion-pound lawsuit over alleged tax avoidance schemes used by wealthy celebrities. The Spanish bank is to be sued over the Imagine film-financing scheme that was part-funded by Alliance & Leicester, which it acquired at the height of the financial crisis. It is claimed investors … Read more

Student, 19, is highlighting the achievements of Pakistani men studying at Cambridge University

A student has launched an online photo series highlighting the achievements of Pakistani men studying at Cambridge University, following his frustration at the way his community is often portrayed. Hassan Raja, 19, a history student at Fitzwilliam College,  photographed students standing among the famous arches of Cambridge, in an inspiring piece that he hopes will … Read more

How to keep calm by the superguru the A-list love

En route to Surrey’s Virginia Water, on my private pilgrimage to see one of the world’s most famous gurus, kitemarked and certified by notables including designer Donna Karan, and singers Moby, Stevie Wonder and Ozzy Osbourne, I make notes. What do I want my hour with the most watched mystic, yogi and visionary in the … Read more

The five types of parenting – as expert reveals the best and worst ways to bring up your kids

When it comes to raising a child, it can be a challenge for parents to figure out just what is today’s ‘gold standard’.  Those on the hunt for information are likely to be met with all manner of parenting styles from helicopter and lawnmower to authoritative and free range. To make things easier, Australian parenting expert … Read more

Lonely Planet reveals the best spots to see 300 of the world’s most amazing creatures

A fascinating new photo book reveals the ultimate places for spotting your favourite animals. The A To Z of Watching Wildlife, published by Lonely Planet, was written by acclaimed British biologists Amy-Jane Beer and Mark Carwardine and in total, 300 ‘exciting and unusual creatures’ are featured.  The experts provide details around each critter and reveal some … Read more