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Village celebrates jubilee with 104 royal related scarecrows

A village in Herefordshire is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a royal-themed scarecrow competition, crafting 104 figures so far to stand watch ahead of the weekend. Wellington Village Fun Week is a local event organised every two years, and has this year been taken over by jubilee celebrations. The week includes themed quizzes, picnics, fireworks and bingo, but many have also taken pride in designing life-sized Queens, Prince Philips, […]

todayJune 1, 2022 10


Man smashes world bungee jump record off Scottish bridge

A Frenchman has broken the world record for completing the most amount of bungee jumps in a 24-hour period. New Zealander Mike Heard was in top place after completing 430 leaps at Auckland Harbour Bridge in May 2017. But Francois-Marie Dibon, 44, from Paris, has smashed that figure, reaching the same number of jumps in just 10 hours. Having started his mammoth challenge at 10.10am on Tuesday, he completed his […]

todayJune 1, 2022 5


Mike Ashleys Frasers Group buys Missguided out of administration

Mike Ashley’s retail empire has snapped up troubled fast fashion brand Missguided in a rescue deal. The deal comes after Missguided collapsed into administration on Monday after suppliers accused the business of millions of pounds worth of outstanding payments. On Wednesday morning, Frasers Group, which also owns Sports Direct and House of Fraser, confirmed it has bought the intellectual property of the retailer and sister brand Mennace for around £20 […]

todayJune 1, 2022 4


Dame Emma Thompson inspired by VA founders dog to pen Christmas tale

Dame Emma Thompson said her mind “ran amok with ideas” when she heard the real-life tale of the founder of the V&A Museum and his trusty hound, inspiring her to pen a heartwarming children’s Christmas book. The Oscar-winning actress said it is an “utter joy” to have teamed up with best-selling illustrator Axel Scheffler in creating Jim’s Spectacular Christmas. The story is based on the real-life dog belonging to Sir […]

todayMay 31, 2022 6


Camilla crowns volunteers Platinum Champions in Jubilee awards

The Duchess of Cornwall has crowned nearly 500 volunteers “Platinum Champions”, calling them “the backbone of our country”. Camilla headed a star-studded judging panel which included Alex Jones, Felicity Kendal, Gethin Jones, Myleene Klass, Ade Adepitan, Tom Read Wilson and Gyles Brandreth to select the nation’s most outstanding volunteers to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Among the winners are Brad Gartland, who set up a local male mental health support group […]

todayMay 31, 2022 13


People skipping meals and cooking less often to cope with surging living costs

Nearly six in 10 (57%) households have had to make adjustments to cover the cost of essentials in the past month, according to Which? Measures have included cutting back on essentials, borrowing from family and friends, taking out loans or credit cards, dipping into savings or overdrafts, or selling items. This is a significant increase compared with the 38% who had to make adjustments in May 2021. About two million […]

todayMay 31, 2022 6


Champions League final organisers to meet to discuss treatment of Liverpool fans

The chaotic scenes which marred Saturday’s Champions League final at the Stade de France will come under the spotlight at a meeting in Paris on Monday. Representatives from local authorities, police and final organisers are to meet in the French capital from 1000BST, the PA news agency understands, to review events outside the stadium during which Liverpool fans queueing for admission were tear-gassed. The move comes amid concerted calls for […]

todayMay 30, 2022 12


Average house price hits 250000 but more sellers applying discounts index

The average price of a UK home has topped £250,000 for the first time, but the proportion of sellers applying discounts to properties is increasing, according to an index. Typical property prices hit £250,200 in April but the pace of price growth is slowing, Zoopla said. House prices increased by 8.4% in the year to April, cooling down from 9% growth in March. Zoopla said it expects the rate of […]

todayMay 30, 2022 8


Alfie Boe responds to Platinum Jubilee chart battle with Sex Pistols

Alfie Boe has said the British national anthem would “wipe the floor” with the Sex Pistols in a chart battle ahead of the Platinum Jubilee. The tenor, 48, has teamed up with soprano Sarah Brightman, 61, to release a version of God Save The Queen, featuring the NHS Voices of Care Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in celebration of the milestone. The Sex Pistols, meanwhile, are reissuing their once-banned […]

todayMay 30, 2022 9