Why I worship at the altar of Netflix's Sex Education and The Crown star Gillian Anderson - Anthony Clavane
Gillian Anderson was asked a strange question this week. After winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix series The Crown, an American reporter wondered: “Have you talked to her (Thatcher) about this role at all?”
London Fashion Week organiser tells brands ‘sell fewer clothes’ to stop devastating environmental damage
The organiser of London Fashion Week has warned British fashion brands they need to start selling fewer clothes in order to reduce the industry’s devastating environmental impact. Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC) made the rallying cry hours after the last models hit the catwalks of London Fashion Week, telling fashion firms their reliance on customers buying new clothing is unsustainable.
London Fashion Week closed with a flourish Tuesday, the first major return to live runway shows in the British capital in 18 months following the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five points that stood out from the London spring/summer 2022 collections: - Back to normal... sort of -
Cross-party MPs and peers say the response to the two crises has exposed system as inadequate The rapid fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic have revealed “serious weaknesses” in the government’s approach to dealing with national security, according to a highly critical cross-party report.
The UK government announced Friday it is simplifying its controversial traffic light travel rules and removing mandatory Covid tests for vaccinated travelers returning to England from countries on its safe list. Grant Shapps, the UK transport minister, said in a series of Twitter posts that as of October 4, the current red-amber-green country lists that govern arrivals into England would cease to exist.
Horrified by the Taliban's strict dress codes for female students, an Afghanistan historian rallied women to share photos of themselves wearing traditional Afghan dresses. It's a step the women are taking to preserve their Afghan culture and identity. Bahar Jalali, a former history professor at the American University in Afghanistan, started the #DoNotTouchMyClothes hashtag Saturday in response to seeing images of pro-Taliban protestors wearing black burqas.
London Underground operators have reported a surge in escalator accidents, as wary passengers shun the handrail for fear of catching Covid-19, British media said Friday. The Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard said there were 12 serious injuries on the Tube network between April and June, and 23 on buses -- more than any quarter throughout 2020-21.
Four-fifths of the UK population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with a booster programme announced for the over-50s this week. England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said the UK has had one of the world’s most successful Covid-19 vaccination programmes.
Inflation rises to 3.2% in biggest leap on record but ONS says rise likely to be temporary; stock markets fall as China retail sales and industrial production slow UK housing market cools in July Countryside leaseholders in victory in ground rent scandal John Lewis to recruit 7,000 temporary workers for Christmas
Travel rules: Holiday bookings down by 83% with jobs at risk, as industry calls for PCR tests to be scrapped
Travel body Abta said it expected nearly 100,000 people in the sector to have lost or left their jobs when the furlough scheme ends this month Tens of thousands of travel sector jobs are at risk when the furlough scheme comes to an end, the industry union has warned, with overseas holiday bookings down 83 per cent on pre-pandemic levels.
Pret boss ‘optimistic’ as sandwich and coffee chain reports a 15% rise in sales to near pre-pandemic levels Figures suggest that workers started to return to city centre desks last week, with Pret a Manger hailing a comeback for takeaway sandwiches and coffee. With some firms offering free food and gifts to tempt staff back, one barometer of activity around central London offices recorded an increase of almost 5%.
Longlist for 2021 prize includes Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera and Alex Renton’s Blood Legacy alongside 11 other titles Sathnam Sanghera’s exploration of Britain’s imperial past, Empireland, a bestseller that is being donated to secondary schools across the UK, has made it on to the longlist for the UK’s top non-fiction award, the Baillie Gifford prize.
The Government 'has let the devolution agenda drift' and will be unable to deliver on its promises during this Parliament, Tory grandee Lord Micheal Heseltine has warned. Speaking at the New Statesman’s Regional Development in the Age of Levelling Up conference in Manchester this morning, the former Deputy Prime Minister said there has been a lack of progress on delivering devolution.
The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, has signalled he is pessimistic about the current worker shortages crippling the UK economy ending soon. Giving evidence to the Treasury Committee, Bailey said the main problem in the economy is now “getting jobs filled.”
A Banksy painting that famously began to self-destruct just after it was sold at auction is again going on auction — this time at five times its original price. In October 2018, one of Banksy's most famous images, "Girl With Balloon," was sold at a Sotheby's auction for $1.4 million.
London Underground sees busiest rush hour since pandemic began as employers encourage return to offices
Some firms reported to be offering staff ‘goodies’ to coax them back while others consider more flexible models of working London’s Tube network has seen its busiest rush hour morning since March 2020, with data suggesting workers in the capital are increasingly returning to the office after months of homeworking.
Chesterfield is set for some late summer sun this week, with temperatures expected to soar to a sizzling 28°C. The warm spell is forecast to reach the town on Monday afternoon when any cloud will break up to reveal more sunny conditions, with highs of 25°C possible later in the day and the potential for the odd light shower according to BBC weather.
THIS week is likely to see the Government bring forward proposals to finally get to grips with the social care crisis that has been thrown into such sharp focus by the pandemic. More than two years after Boris Johnson came to office promising that he had a plan to fix social care, there has been no action, which cannot be viewed as anything other than evidence that no firm proposals existed.
In speech marking 20 years since 9/11 attacks, former British PM warns that non-state actors may turn to bio-terrorism Islamism is a first-order security threat, says Tony Blair – video The west still faces the threat of 9/11-style attacks by radical Islamist groups but this time using bio-terrorism, Tony Blair has warned.