Art

'Chinese Picasso' painting sells for record £2.6m  News

'Chinese Picasso' painting sells for record £2.6m News

Image caption The large scroll painting, Grand View of Chao Mountain was painted by 20th century artist Zhang Da Qian. A painting by an artist known as the "Chinese Picasso" has sold for a record £2.64m at auction. Large scroll painting Grand View of Chao Mountain went for £2m more than the artist's highest previous UK sale. Zhang Da Qian, a contemporary of Pablo Picasso, gifted the painting to the seller's father over afternoon tea in Hong ... Full story

Education

Most parents reject nearest school

Most parents reject nearest school

Most families do not choose to send their children to their nearest school, shows the biggest ever study of state secondary school choices in England. More than 60% opt for a school that is further away - usually because it is higher achieving. "Contrary to a widely-held belief, only a minority of parents choose their local school as their first option," say researchers. It also debunks the idea that richer families are more engaged with ... Full story

Economics

Prada to stop using fur from next year

Prada to stop using fur from next year

Fashion house Prada has announced it is to stop using fur from next year. Joh Vinding, chairman of the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), said: "The Prada group with its brands now joins a growing list of fur-free brands that are responding to consumers' changing attitudes towards animals.". The FFA is a coalition of more than 50 animal protection organisations. Animal fur will not be used in its designs or new products, but items already made will ... Full story

Entertainment

WINNER take #1 + Performances from May 23rd 'M! Countdown'!

WINNER take #1 + Performances from May 23rd 'M! Countdown'!

Mnet 's ' M! Countdown ' is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists! On today's episode, AB6IX debuted with " Breathe ", Kim Jae Hwan debuted with " Begin Again ", Lovelyz came back with " When We Were Us (Beautiful Days) ", Cherry Bullet made a comeback with " Really Really ", GOT7 made their comeback with " Eclipse ", A.C.E returned with " Under Cover ", and Ji Dong Kuk came back with " Every Single Lie ". As ... Full story

Health

Two female loos for every male, experts recommend  News

Two female loos for every male, experts recommend News

Public health experts are calling for fair provision of public toilets for women, saying the aim should be to have two female loos to every male one. With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a Royal Society for Public Health report says. It blames the closure of hundreds of council-run toilets for deterring some people from leaving the house. The government said it was down to councils to manage their resources and ... Full story

Law

Senior military officers rebel against Trump plan to pardon troops accused of war crimes

Senior military officers rebel against Trump plan to pardon troops accused of war crimes

Current and former military officers have urged the White House not to pardon service members and security contractors implicated in war crimes, warning that forgiving their offenses would send a dangerous signal to U.S. troops and potential adversaries. Aides to President Trump have been examining high-profile war crimes cases from Iraq and Afghanistan, preparing paperwork so Trump could issue pardons during Memorial Day commemorations next ... Full story

Living

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Politics

May faces pressure as Brexit bill delayed

May faces pressure as Brexit bill delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Andrea Leadsom: "I couldn't support the Brexit bill". Theresa May is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign after one of her senior ministers quit the cabinet. A government whip told MPs the Brexit withdrawal bill would not now be published or debated until early June. Commons leader Andrea Leadsom stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM's Brexit policy. Several ... Full story

Sport

A Manchester Met student is absolutely smashing it on Countdown - and fans can't get enough of him  News

A Manchester Met student is absolutely smashing it on Countdown - and fans can't get enough of him News

A Manchester Metropolitan University student has been wowing Countdown viewers as he pulverises opponents with a series of record-breaking scores. Elliott Mellor, from Oldham , has already beaten the show's highest ever score of 150 - set in January this year - by posting 152 on Friday. Remarkably he bagged three nine letter words during the resounding victory. Elliot's been on the long-running Channel 4 quiz show since last Thursday, when he ... Full story

Technology

Montoursville, PA Trump Rally. Get Official Tickets Here

Montoursville, PA Trump Rally. Get Official Tickets Here

By entering your mobile number you are agreeing to receive periodic text messages from Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. Message data rates may apply. Text "STOP" to opt-out. T&C/Privacy Policy: sms-terms.com/88022. Event Schedule. Montoursville, Pa. DOORS OPEN 4:00 PM EDT. Energy Aviation Hangar. 720 Airport Road. Montoursville, PA 17754 Full story