Art

Tortoise, 102, is guest of honour at wedding

Tortoise, 102, is guest of honour at wedding

Image caption Emma and Ric Washington with 102-year-old Sammy and their two other tortoises. A tortoise-obsessed bride and groom made their 102-year-old pet the guest of honour at their wedding. Sammy, the miniature Tunisian reptile, was at Emma and Ric Washington's special day in Norfolk, with sidekicks Clyde, 14, and two-year-old Esther. The centenarian star attraction watched the celebrations in south Norfolk from a wooden shed built ... Full story

Education

Schools 'desperately need' cash injection, MPs say

Schools 'desperately need' cash injection, MPs say

Schools and colleges in England need a "multi-billion cash injection" and a long-term approach to funding, say MPs on the Education Select Committee. Its report on school funding confirms the concerns of head teachers and teachers' unions who have protested about worsening budget shortages. The committee found that schools and colleges "desperately need" extra cash. A Department for Education spokeswoman accepted that schools were facing ... Full story

Economics

Government borrowing in June highest since 2015

Government borrowing in June highest since 2015

Public sector net borrowing rose sharply in June because of higher debt interest payments and rising spending on services, figures show. It totalled £7.2bn, according to the Office for National Statistics , up from £3.3bn in June 2018. It was the highest June borrowing figure since 2015, the ONS said. Analysts said the figures would add to the uncertainty surrounding the UK economy in the run-up to Brexit and the imminent change of prime ... Full story

Entertainment

“Produce X 101” Group X1 Launches Social Media Accounts

“Produce X 101” Group X1 Launches Social Media Accounts

The new “Produce X 101” boy group X1 is already on social media! After the members of X1 were revealed in the finale on July 19, the group opened accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and V Live. Get ready for their content by following them at the links below! How does this article make you feel? Full story

Health

Self Care Sunday

Self Care Sunday

We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy . ×. Listen to Self Care Sunday in full in the Spotify app Play on Spotify. YOU LOOK LIKE SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATES GOOD MUSIC. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try ... Full story

Law

Two guilty of 'largest Scottish puppy farm' charges  News

Two guilty of 'largest Scottish puppy farm' charges News

Image caption The raids were carried out in 2017. Two people have been found guilty of animal welfare offences after a raid at what is believed to have been Scotland's largest puppy farm. Scottish SPCA officers and police had swooped on the farm near Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, in November 2017. More than 100 dogs, puppies, rabbits and ferrets, were seized. Frank James, 54, and Michelle Wood, 30, were on trial charged with causing unnecessary ... Full story

Living

African wildcat Zena seized from family home in Roehampton

African wildcat Zena seized from family home in Roehampton

Image caption The cheetah-like animal was seized from her family home in Roehampton. An African wildcat who can leap 12ft and run 55mph has been seized from her family home in south-west London. Police captured the serval, known as Zena, from a property in Roehampton after she was spotted by a neighbour. Zena will now be taken to a wildlife facility but her owner, James Brown, 35, has started a petition to have the "harmless" pet returned to ... Full story

Politics

Iran 'seizes British-flagged oil tanker'

Iran 'seizes British-flagged oil tanker'

A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say. The owners of the Stena Impero, which was bound for Saudi Arabia, say they have been unable to contact the vessel and it is "heading north towards Iran". The Foreign Office says it is "urgently" looking into the reports. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the ... Full story

Sport

India floods: Tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed  News

India floods: Tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed News

Image caption The tiger was seen relaxing in a bed in Assam state. A female tiger which fled a wildlife park in India's flood-ravaged state of Assam was found relaxing on a bed inside a local resident's house. She is believed to have fled the Kaziranga National Park, where 92 animals have died in recent days amid heavy flooding. Officials from a wildlife conservation group arrived at the house and created a safe escape route for her. She was ... Full story

Technology

Travel back in time with the 'Google Maps' of Ancient Rome

Travel back in time with the 'Google Maps' of Ancient Rome

Summer is now well-underway across Europe and many of us are planning our holiday escape with travel comparison websites and web mapping services. Low-cost air carriers, fast trains, and cross-national motorways have made travelling across the Old Continent a quick and often cheap affair. But let's imagine that cars, trains and planes haven't been invented yet and that your options are limited to ox or mule cart and ships. Researchers at ... Full story