Inside the last matriarchal society in Europe

Incredible portraits show the last matriarchal society in Europe, where older women are in charge of the land and men take a back seat. Gritty images show the elderly female residents of the Kihnu and Manija islands in the Baltic Sea as they go about their daily lives in their kitchens, bedrooms and farming the … Read more Inside the last matriarchal society in Europe

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin who conned New York society and hotels out of $275K runs website

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin, who was jailed for swindling banks, hotels and members of New York high society out of $275,000, runs a personal blog from prison where she complains about the lack of ‘vegan French dressing’ and ‘cocoa body butter’.  The lengthy post gives an account of how Covid-19 has impacted life at Albion Correctional … Read more Fake heiress Anna Sorokin who conned New York society and hotels out of $275K runs website

Facebook freezes Dorset historical re-enactment society members’ accounts AGAIN

Facebook has banned a Dorset-based historical re-enactment society for a second time after mistaking it for a far-right militia group.   Five elderly members of the Wimborne Militia of Dorset were left bemused after their Facebook accounts were suspended last month. The social media giant has been taking down and restricting accounts of right-wing paramilitary groups … Read more Facebook freezes Dorset historical re-enactment society members’ accounts AGAIN

Royal Horticultural Society garden puts on an impressive show of colour.

Look what’s blooming early! Royal Horticultural Society garden puts on an impressive show of colour… and it’s open to visit if you live nearby  Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley, Surrey, still offers plenty to see  It’s open for those lucky enough to live within a short distance  ‘There are flowers coming up a little … Read more Royal Horticultural Society garden puts on an impressive show of colour.

Coventry Building Society brings back 10% mortgages, in boost for buyers seeking low-deposit deals

Coventry Building Society becomes latest lender to bring back 10% mortgages in a boost for home buyers seeking low-deposit deals UK’s second-largest building society is re-entering 90% loan-to-value market  These mortgages are popular with first-time buyers and movers with low equity  Low-deposit products were pulled by almost all lenders in 2020 due to Covid  Providers … Read more Coventry Building Society brings back 10% mortgages, in boost for buyers seeking low-deposit deals

Find a taste of high society on Britain’s most aristocratic hotel and B&B breaks

It’s not just the cold water that will leave you gasping during a wild swim on the Castle Ashby estate in Northamptonshire. Every time you take a stroke in its lake – designed by Capability Brown – you can glimpse the breathtaking 100-room Elizabethan castle through your goggles. I’m in pretty esteemed company, too: one … Read more Find a taste of high society on Britain’s most aristocratic hotel and B&B breaks

Rowan Atkinson blasts social media and blames it for widening divisions in society 

‘Cancel culture is like a medieval mob’: Rowan Atkinson blasts social media and blames it for widening divisions in society Rowan Atkinson said that he finds playing Mr Bean ‘stressful and exhausting’ The actor, 65, also said the only character he enjoyed playing was Blackadder He compared online cancel culture to ‘digital equivalent of the … Read more Rowan Atkinson blasts social media and blames it for widening divisions in society 

Rowan Atkinson blasts social media and blames it for widening divisions in society 

‘Cancel culture is like a medieval mob’: Rowan Atkinson blasts social media and blames it for widening divisions in society Rowan Atkinson said that he finds playing Mr Bean ‘stressful and exhausting’ The actor, 65, also said the only character he enjoyed playing was Blackadder He compared online cancel culture to ‘digital equivalent of the … Read more Rowan Atkinson blasts social media and blames it for widening divisions in society 

Royal Horticultural Society is dragged into culture wars

Royal Horticultural Society is dragged into culture wars as boss vows to make it less ‘white, middle-aged and middle class’ A  critic said it was ‘another institution falling to the modernisation agenda’ The president said the RHS would affirm the ‘commitment to equality’ TV garden designer Danny Clarke welcomed the proposed changes  By Chris Hastings and … Read more Royal Horticultural Society is dragged into culture wars

Royal Horticultural Society is dragged into culture wars

Royal Horticultural Society is dragged into culture wars as boss vows to make it less ‘white, middle-aged and middle class’ A  critic said it was ‘another institution falling to the modernisation agenda’ The president said the RHS would affirm the ‘commitment to equality’ TV garden designer Danny Clarke welcomed the proposed changes  By Chris Hastings and … Read more Royal Horticultural Society is dragged into culture wars