How do YOU hold your phone? Expert reveals the common ways and what they say about your personality

What does the way YOU hold your phone say about your personality? Using both hands signals you’re ‘highly assertive’ while ‘attention-seekers’ clutch their devices horizontally, says body language expert Body language expert reveals what the different ‘text types’ reveal about you  Horizontal holders are ‘attention seekers with a high sense of self-importance’Research shows using the index … Read more

Author reveals common questions asked in job interviews

HOW DO YOU FIGHT A HORSE-SIZED DUCK?    by William Poundstone (Oneworld £16.99, 320pp) Jack is looking at Ann. Ann is looking at George. Jack is married, but George is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person? If, like me and virtually everyone else who hears this question, you replied ‘It depends on … Read more

Palace aide ‘rolled their eyes’ when Meghan Markle had ‘common’ baby shower in New York

Buckingham Palace aides ‘rolled their eyes’ when they discussed Meghan Markle’s ‘common’ $500,000 baby shower with royal correspondents, the author of Finding Freedom has claimed.    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, celebrated the impending birth of her firstborn son with Prince Harry, 36, by flying to the Big Apple by private jet in 2019, provoking outcry … Read more

Palace aide ‘rolled their eyes’ when Meghan Markle had ‘common’ baby shower in New York

Buckingham Palace aides ‘rolled their eyes’ when they discussed Meghan Markle’s ‘common’ $500,000 baby shower with royal correspondents, the author of Finding Freedom has claimed.    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, celebrated the impending birth of her firstborn son with Prince Harry, 36, by flying to the Big Apple by private jet in 2019, provoking outcry … Read more

Mitochondrial DNA variations that reduce HEIGHT more common in Scotland, Wales and Northumbria

Errors found in the mitochondrial DNA of certain people can lead to them being shorter than those without the variations, a new study has found. The team from the University of Cambridge used data on 358,000 people from the UK Biobank and created a new technique to study mitochondrial DNA and its relationship to human … Read more

PETER HITCHENS: How long before common sense is actually illegal? 

Common sense has now been defeated in this country. There is really nowhere to turn if you still believe in it.  For years, many have assumed that a reasonable, conservative, Christian view of life was still upheld in several important places. But they have been wrong. The Long March of the Left through the institutions … Read more

Giant turtles are now so common in UK waters that they ‘should be classed as British animals’

Giant turtles may seem exotic, but they visit our seas regularly enough to be considered ‘normal’ British animals, according to a conservation charity. Usually associated with beaches in South America and Africa, visits from leatherback and loggerhead turtles are common enough to suggest that the seas around Britain are a home from home. Despite weighing … Read more

Postnatal depression was TWICE as common among mothers caring for new babies during lockdown

Mothers who were caring for a new baby during lockdown were twice as likely to be struck by post-natal depression, according to a study.  University College London experts surveyed 162 London-based women with infants younger than six months old between May and June last year. Almost half (47 per cent) said they were suffering from … Read more

Teenager froze to death at Clobham Common after cannabis fight with father saw him thrown out home

The frozen body of a teenager was found in the car park of a commuter belt beauty spot just a day after he was thrown out of the family home over a bust-up over his cannabis use, an inquest has heard.   The body of Lyndon Turner, 19, was found in the leafy village of Chobham … Read more