British schoolgirl Shamima Begum was just 15 when she fled her east London home to join Islamic State in Syria with two others in 2015, as one of the trio the media dubbed the "Bethnal Green girls". Now, Begum is back in the news all over again after an encounter and controversial interview with a journalist in Syria last week, in which she made clear her desire to return to the UK. Begum, who is married to a 27-year-old Dutch national who arrived in Syria roughly five months before her, described a restrictive life in Syria, in which her husband didn't let her go out, and the experience of two of her children dying.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her first child with Britain's Prince Harry in the spring, was in New York City for a baby shower on Tuesday (February 19), according to Harper's Bazaar magazine, which cited unnamed sources.
Hanging in midwater beneath the dive boat at a site called Pedra Adalha, a rocky outcrop north of Príncipe island in the Gulf of Guinea, my guide Ruben cupped his hand to his ear in a signal that meant “Listen”.
Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic German artist, photographer, and creative director who designed for Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous label, died today at the age of 85. Lagerfeld first entered the industry in 1955, when he became an assistant to couturier Pierre Balmain. Afterward, he worked with Jean Patou, designing two haute couture collections a year over the course of five years.
Only since 1873 have the twin cities of Buda and Pest been united as a single entity. Split by the mighty Duna (better known to us as the Danube), both halves of modern Budapest retain distinct personalities: hilltop Buda is a romantic fairytale, while low-lying Pest is all culture and nightlife. Jet2, Wizz Air, easyJet and British Airways fly from airports nationwide, while LOT started services from London City on 18 February.
Princess Diana's former private secretary Patrick Jephson worked for the late royal for eight years, from 1988 to 1996. He speaks to Yahoo UK's Royal Correspondent Danielle Stacey about Diana's devotion to her work, her separation from Prince Charles and the huge media interest surrounding her.
As is fairly common for the brightest and warmest season of the year, Ikea 's new 2019 summer home collection has several pieces that feature floral prints. Playing off millennials' well-established love for plants, Ikea has included several items in its 2019 summer collection that are fit for every type of plant lady. Ikea's 2019 line, which is in stores and online beginning today, includes eight different planters, each with a unique design and versatility.
The memoir BBC presenter Rachael Bland wrote for her son has been published posthumously, following her death in September 2018. In November 2016, Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, a lumpectomy and a mastectomy, she was informed in 2018 that the cancer had become incurable.
The phenomenon known as firefall has arrived in Yosemite National Park for 2019, but the conditions this year are “treacherous and unsafe”, according to locals. The spectacle occurs for two weeks in February when conditions are right, with Horsetail Fall on the east side of El Capitan transformed into what looks like a stream of lava as the sunset hits it at the right angle. Thousands of firefall chasers descend upon the park each year for a chance of seeing – and photographing – the ethereal visual effect.
The struggle of finding a perfect food colouring is something that every baker experiences. While most food dyes usually lack in one of these properties, there are a handful that deliver on all accounts. This range of food colouring offers such variation, it’s hard to choose just one.
A Virgin Atlantic jet could have set a new record speed for a Dreamliner aircraft after it hurtled across the US East Coast at more than 800mph. The jet was boosted by a powerful jet stream across the eastern US states, which clocked in at 231mph, the fastest for half a century, according to the National Weather Service in New York. This added tailwind increased the speed of 3,500-mile-long Virgin Atlantic flight VS8 from Los Angeles to London Heathrow, which at one point hit 801mph while over Pennsylvania.
The sight of the “super snow moon” wowed people across the world on 19 February as the moon appeared bigger and brighter than it will all year. It reached the perigee, or closest point to earth, only a few hours before rising last night in the UK, where it was at its brightest at 3.53pm. One of three supermoons that will be visible this year, it was the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019.
Blondes (of the unnatural variety) have long been using purple shampoo as a secret weapon to keep their colour looking fresh. The colour technology is a go-to for blondes who want to keep their bleached hair looking like it did when it was freshly dyed, and stop it from turning brassy. Brunettes, meanwhile, have had no such magic solution to stop their coloured hair changing shades – until now.
The late Chas Hodges did indeed write, with various other collaborators, several of the songs in this show. Grandad treats his fellow-drinkers in the Nag's Head to a rousing rendition of “Where Have All the Cockneys Gone?”. John Sullivan, the creator and writer of those programmes, was working on the current adaptation when he died of viral pneumonia in 2011.
Perhaps I've avoided those hues for fear of them washing out my fair skin, or because I find excitement in electric blues and zingy fuchsias rather than subdued neutrals. Here are three ways I styled neutrals, from giving the classic camel coat a 2019 refresh to pairing it with animal prints. Teamed with sage green boots from Topshop and a Rixo silk scarf (tied around the belt loop), the neutral shade goes from bland to brilliant.
And so to Provence, for the first of several saunters I shall be making around French cuisine this year. The diet there of fish, fresh fruit and veg, ratatouille, olive oil and Sisteron lamb is both voluptuousness made flesh and so obviously healthy that we don’t need to detain ourselves with any anxieties on that score. Frankly, Provençal people would live forever if only they didn’t drink improbable quantities of pastis. The heights of pleasure and (unspoken) health: the combination is unbeatable.