Idris Elba has been made into a £850 doll - but fans aren’t impressed by the “upsetting” replica. The doll, created by British doll manufacturer Emperis, was meant to model the actor - who was recently named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine. Rather than resembling the British actor, people have suggested the doll’s appearance more closely resembles Jafar from Aladdin - as well as fellow actors Romany Malco or Montel Williams.
Graystone isn’t about marginal gains,” says Billy Morgan, the bronze medal-winning snowboarder at the 2018 Winter Olympics, “It’s about huge gains.”
Which is why Refinery29 has joined forces with MALTESERS to throw the comedy event of the year, featuring four of the UK’s favourite stand-ups: Rachel Parris ( The Mash Report), Mae Martin ( Russell Howard’s Good News), Sadia Azmat (Funny Women finalist) and Jenny Bede ( Catastrophe). Have you always wanted to be a comedian? Rachel: I wasn't a class clown, but I've always loved acting and music and being on stage so I guess the answer is no but… I’m glad I… am?
The College of Commissioners – the political leadership of the European Commission, effectively the EU’s cabinet – has announced how British visitors to the EU will be treated in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.
When I ask Jorja Smith if there’s anything she would’ve done differently on her musical journey so far, a clear, decisive "no" glides from her mouth before I can finish the word "differently". She wasn’t remotely blunt – if you’ve caught one of Smith’s shows you’ll know that she’s softly spoken and one of the most pleasant people to watch on stage. But with that telling "no" I’m reminded that this young woman knows exactly where she is, why she’s here and how she managed to do it. I know; I’d kill for that level of life-orienting self-assurance too.
You don’t need to jet off to the other side of the planet to embark on an adrenaline-charged adventure. In fact, there may be more to keep you entertained on this tiny isle than you first thought. So save those air miles, and leave those passports nestled safely in the bedside draw – the UK is taking on the big boys.
The likes of Marks and Spencer, Next, River Island and John Lewis have pledged to help bring an end to modern slavery.
Moscow-based nail salon Nail Sunny is known for creating extravagant and OTT nail art. But this particular look has plenty of people scratching their heads.
On the north bank of the Thames, right beside Cleopatra’s Needle (with its sphinxes that face the wrong way), there’s an Art Deco treasure. Unveiled in 1931, Shell Mex House, the former London headquarters of Shell-Mex and BP, is an imposing masterpiece, boasting 49,900 square metres of floor space and crowned with the biggest clock face in London (wags dubbed it “Big Benzene”).
Black Friday is almost here, meaning major retailers are already slashing prices on everything from tech to fashion to kick off the Christmas shopping season.
Holidaymakers due to travel to California have been reassured that much of the state remains unaffected as the death roll of the region’s deadliest ever wildfires rose to 42.
The pretty Dutch village of Kinderdijk has come up with a novel way of tackling a recent wave of mass tourism.
In the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis, clean water, food, critical health services and sanitation are, quite rightly, assigned priority by the governments and other institutions who swoop in to provide aid for those affected. Often, the things people find embarrassing or difficult to bring up – the likes of underwear, and sexual and reproductive health services and education – are low down the list, and it's usually women who are left to suffer the consequences. Now, one female-led organisation is redressing the situation.
Known as “the golden city of 100 spires”, the capital of the Czech Republic combines magnificent medieval architecture, Gothic churches and a deep-rooted musical heritage with a modern café culture and lively bar scene. Prague straddles both sides of the Vltava River – most notably linked by statue-lined Charles Bridge.
Commemoration ceremonies took place up and down the country on Sunday as the UK poignantly marked the centenary of the Armistice. Tens of thousands came out in force to remember the selfless men and women who gave their lives, 100 years ago. Veterans and relatives of fallen soldiers marched past the Cenotaph in London, church services were held, and 1,000 beacons of light were lit up in the nation-wide ‘Battle’s Over’ tribute marking the end to the darkness of the Great War.