Photographer recreates portraits of 15 historical figures with the help of their direct descendants

A photographer has recreated the portraits of famous historical figures using their direct descendants – and the results are strikingly similar to the originals.  British artist Drew Gardner spent years carrying out in-depth research tracing the relatives and verifying their lineage before creating the collection – which includes replica images of Charles Dickens and Emmeline Pankhurst. To … Read more Photographer recreates portraits of 15 historical figures with the help of their direct descendants

Our Highland fling! The Cairngorms is a breath of fresh air for all the family

Space, horizon and plenty to do were the criteria for our family holiday. So, rather than heading to overheated beaches in southern Europe we settled on the Cairngorms. And that was long before we had even heard of the coronavirus pandemic. Buoyed up by Springwatch, I sold the idea to our boys, aged four and … Read more Our Highland fling! The Cairngorms is a breath of fresh air for all the family

Fossilised foot of a three-toed dinosaur that lived in Brazil 115 million years ago is found

Fossilised foot of a three-toed dinosaur that lived in Brazil 115 million years ago is identified as belonging to a new species that may be a forerunner of today’s birds The specimen was found in the Pedra Branca mine in Brazil’s Ceará State in 2008 Extraction and preparation of the fossil was complex and took 12 … Read more Fossilised foot of a three-toed dinosaur that lived in Brazil 115 million years ago is found

The Voice: Delta Goodrem and Boy George pick their final contestants for top eight semi-finals

It’s crunch time on The Voice Australia and on Monday night, Boy George and Delta Goodrem picked the two contestants they’re taking forward to the semi-finals.   Boy George had a surprise pick in Siala Robson – last week, the 18-year-old got halfway through singing David Bowie’s Fame 90, but forgot the lyrics.  However Siala bounced back this … Read more The Voice: Delta Goodrem and Boy George pick their final contestants for top eight semi-finals

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove clash over face masks in shops

Boris Johnson vowed clarity on face masks ‘in the next few days’ today as the government’s approach descended into shambles. The PM, who was wearing a covering out and about in London this morning, insisted they had a ‘great deal of value’ in confined spaces such as shops. He said ministers and officials were ‘looking … Read more Boris Johnson and Michael Gove clash over face masks in shops

Ethiopian tribe held a photographer and his daughter at gunpoint when they visited

A photographer told of his horror after two members of the generally-peaceful Suri tribe in Ethiopia held him and his daughter at gunpoint in a horrific robbery ordeal.  Geography teacher-turned photographer Trevor Cole, 64, said one tribesman pointed a Kalashnikov while another brandished a machete at him, his 20-year-old daughter and another photographer during a … Read more Ethiopian tribe held a photographer and his daughter at gunpoint when they visited

An Inspector Calls… A review of Homewood hotel in Freshford near Bath

An Inspector Calls… at the ‘overtly wacky’ Homewood hotel in Bath, which has violins hanging from the ceiling and a life-sized giraffe covered in grass in the garden Homewood opened just last year and is located 15 minutes south of Bath  Owner Ian Taylor has ploughed vast sums of money into creating his new hotel  … Read more An Inspector Calls… A review of Homewood hotel in Freshford near Bath

Lloyds announces in-app service to let customers cancel subscriptions

Lloyds Bank will let customers cancel monthly subscriptions like television streaming and food boxes in its app with three quick clicks The bank with 11m mobile customers will launch the service after a pilot   Subscription services boomed in lockdown It said it would eventually alert people prior to their free trial running out to avoid … Read more Lloyds announces in-app service to let customers cancel subscriptions

Egyptian mummies discovered in the Taposiris Magna temple on the Nile delta

The mummies of two high-status ancient Egyptians discovered in a temple on the Nile delta may bring researchers a step closer to finding the remains of Cleopatra, the legendary Egyptian queen. The mummies, which had lain undisturbed for 2,000 years, are in a poor state of preservation because water had seeped into the tomb, according to … Read more Egyptian mummies discovered in the Taposiris Magna temple on the Nile delta

Jenni Falconer showcases her toned physique as she departs Smooth Radio 

Jenni Falconer showcases her toned physique in pink top and navy leggings as she departs Smooth Radio By Sean O’grady For Mailonline Published: 12:16 BST, 13 July 2020 | Updated: 12:16 BST, 13 July 2020 She has remained focused on her exercise regime during lockdown. And Jenni Falconer looked radiant as ever as she departed … Read more Jenni Falconer showcases her toned physique as she departs Smooth Radio