A “stolen” artwork left by Banksy in central London is expected to fetch up to £1m at auction – despite an ongoing dispute over the rightful ownership.Banksy placed The Drinker without permission in a small square off Shaftesbury Avenue in March 2004, after which Andy Link aka AK47, the leader of the Art Kieda “arto-politico” group, claims he took the statue home.
Periods are a totally natural part of life for many women, but we still have plenty of work to do when it comes to tackling period poverty, and breaking down the lingering stigma that surrounds them. According to a new study, nearly a third of men (32%) consider it “unprofessional” for women to discuss their periods in the workplace. The study of 2,000 office workers by Initial Washroom Hygiene also found that nearly half of women (48%) would feel uncomfortable talking about period-related ailments such as period cramps with their manager.
Erin Morgenstern’s captivating new novel The Starless Sea refers to a “a book-centric fantasia” – and there is certainly a wonderfully eclectic mix of styles and forms in this month’s publications.Julian Barnes’s tale of La Belle Epoque, built around the story of the celebrated French doctor Samuel Pozzi, is fascinating history, biography and philosophy rolled into one. In The Man in the Red Coat, Barnes is the ideal guide to a hysterical “hyperventilating era” (1870-1914) when “prejudice could swiftly metastasise into paranoia”. It was also a period when the gun lobby wielded significant power in French politics. More than a century later, the United States has its own pro-gun president, who has boasted about owning a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Different towns have different niches. You take your family to Newquay if you want to surf, to Bath for Roman ruins, to Stratford upon Avon for Shakespeare. And if you can’t stand any of them and you simply want to curl up with a book, you take them to Hay-on-Wye, a little Welsh market town where 1,600 residents share 20-ish bookshops and a seemingly infinite number of cosy reading crannies.
It’s indicative of just how damaging Prince Andrew’s relationship with late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein could prove to the Queen’s third child, and the monarchy generally, that he agreed to sit down with Newsnight‘s Emily Maitlis for a grimly fascinating grilling. The Prince’s friendship with Epstein was explored thoroughly in last month’s Channel 4 documentary Dispatches: The Prince and the Paedophile. Prince Andrew has previously released press statements concerning his connections with Epstein, but this was the first time he’s been questioned in depth about why he chose to associate with a convicted sex offender.
As we prepare for Black Friday 2019, what are the potential deals and discounts on offer from high street giant Marks & Spencer? We did some digging to find out what could be in store...
Everyone has a gardening lover in their life, and the tools they use can range from the most expensive secateurs to the simplest pot.
Did you know that Martin Luther is said to have invented the modern Christmas tree? Legend has it that the scourge of medieval Catholicism had the idea while walking through a forest at night, where the starry night sky was glistening through the trees. Inspired, Luther chopped down a tree, took it home, and decorated it with candles to recreate the effect.
Prepare to reflect upon your inner thoughts on Tuesday when the Moon enters her 3rd quarter in courageous Leo. Action planet Mars enters magnetic Scorpio on Tuesday, helping us to make smarter moves. Consider your current vocabulary on Wednesday as Messenger Mercury moves direct in Scorpio.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with frizz, but if you want to try a sleek and smooth hairstyle those small, flyaway strands can be annoying. There are a handful of things that tend to cause frizz, such as genetics and breakage as a result of heat damage from styling tools, but the most common factors at this time of year are rainy weather and winter humidity. The forecast looks wet for November, so in a bid to keep our hair in place, we tried 5 popular products, which claim to keep frizzy strands on lockdown. Here are the verdicts... ...
While the weather outside is certainly frightful, we're secretly happy that knitwear season is upon us. Whether it's settling in at the cinema (we can't be the only ones excited for the new Star Wars), finding a corner in a dimly lit pub (beside a roaring fire, natch) or cooking up a feast at home (find the best winter recipes here), it's all about keeping cosy over the next few months. Thankfully, there is a host of sweet knitwear making hibernation all the more appealing. ...