I love Spider-Man – but would my son? How I learned a hard lesson about heroes

When I was his age, the thing that hooked me was a storyline about Spider-Man having a runny nose. Batman was a millionaire cyber-genius who knew all the martial arts and could bear any amount of pain. (How was a kid supposed to relate to that?) As for Superman, he could fly and deflect bullets […]

Vacuous. Venal. The family that warped a generation: As the curtain falls on the infamous reality show, SARAH VINE — mother of a teenage girl — says Keeping Up With The Kardashians has done more to set back feminism than anything else this century

Her daughter True was born in April 2018. True’s father, Canadian basketball player Tristan Thompson, was embroiled in a cheating scandal days before the birth, with a video of him chatting up other women in nightclubs. He was forgiven but last year it emerged that he had cheated on her with Jordyn Woods, Kylie’s friend. […]

Nicola Gobbo explains why she became Lawyer X

Did guilt drive Nicola Gobbo to become a police informer?Through the steady release of never before seen documents tendered to the royal commission, including police reports, videos, secretly recorded phone calls, it’s emerged police believed the Hodson murders may have been a factor in Ms Gobbo’s journey to becoming a police informer.

Furious BA and easyJet customers trying to rebook breaks cancelled by Covid using vouchers given to them by the airline blast ‘complicated rules and hidden charges’

‘I felt quite safe over there, apart from the flight. It was really busy as it was probably one of the only flights you could get. The flight on the way back was full with people coming back early, I could hear people on the beach trying to change their flights.’ 

‘I’ve lost absolutely everything’: Fire burns a devastating path through one family’s Sierra empire

Gabrielle called it her little artisan house — for the man who shod her horses and made a wrought-iron handrail with oak leaves and birds, for the contractor who fit the tongue-and-groove so snugly no spider could ever get in, and another who finished the upstairs bathroom with river rock that reminded her of the […]

Delta Force

Come On In, an album of Burnside’s blues remixed with hip-hop beats, sold 180,000 worldwide and furnished a very lucrative song to The Sopranos soundtrack album. Ass Pocket of Whiskey, a Burnside collaboration with the young, punk-influenced rockers the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion sold more than 100,000 and opened up a whole new audience – […]

Diana Rigg worried I’d get hit by lightning

Robert Trump, the younger brother of US President Donald Trump, died August 15 at the age of 71. In a statement confirming his brother’s death, President Trump said: “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in […]

At 63, Marissa Is Missing Her Daughter’s Wedding Dress Fitting As She Fights For Her Fellow Nurses

Because of the unprecedented crisis, nurses and other medical professionals have been called upon to work extra shifts and often in areas or wards that they are not trained in. Marissa worries that other nurses in her delivery ward may have exposed new parents to the virus by having to work in other parts of […]

‘We feel safer over there!’ Fuming Britons returning from Portugal blast travel quarantine ‘shambles’ as they fork out hundreds of pounds to make it back before tomorrow’s 4am deadline

Antigua and Barbuda Australia ​​​Barbados Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Brunei Cuba Curaçao Cyprus ​​​​​Denmark DominicaEstonia​​​​Faroe Islands Fiji Finland  Germany Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe​​Hong Kong Hungary IcelandItaly Japan LatviaLiechtenstein Lithuania​​Macau Malaysia Mauritius New Caledonia New Zealand Norway Poland  Réunion San Marino Seychelles Slovakia Slovenia St Barthélemy St Kitts & Nevis  St Lucia St Pierre and Miquelon St Vincent and the Grenadines South Korea Taiwan Turkey Vatican City State Vietnam Countries, territories and regions with no self-isolation requirement on arrival in Wales:   

The gates have closed! Travel quarantine on Portugal and Hungary comes into force after last Britons arrive back in the UK following mad scramble before 4am deadline today

Akrotiri and DhekeliaAnguillaAntigua and BarbudaAustraliathe AzoresBarbadosBermudaBonaire, St Eustatius and SabaBritish Antarctic TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Virgin IslandsBruneiCayman Islandsthe Channel IslandsCuba CuraçaoCyprusDenmarkDominicaEstoniaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinland GibraltarGermanyGreece (except the islands of Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos – if you arrive in England from any of these islands after 4am 9 September 2020 you will need to self-isolate)GreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeHong […]