British tourist jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers is bribing fellow inmates with food to stop them beating her, as sisters are told not to visit her by the Foreign Office because they don’t know where she will be

She said Ms Plummer made no attempt to hide the medicine, which she had been given by a friend, and she thought it was a joke when she was first pulled over by officials when she flew into the country for a holiday with Mr Caboo.  

The ‘ruined’ British castles that could host I’m a Celebrity 2020: Possible locations including a Norman stronghold in North Wales that could stage ITV show after it was moved from Australia

Urquhart passed through a series of local clans before it was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by Jacobite forces, and it has lain abandoned ever since.

What did the subject of this sculpture do in the 1940s? The great British art quiz

Today, our questions come from Paisley Museum and Art Galleries. Managed by Renfrewshire Leisure, the museum houses one of the largest art collections in Scotland. The emphasis of the collection is on late 19th- and early20th-century Scottish artists. Recent contemporary acquisitions include work by artists John Byrne, Steven Campbell and Anya Gallaccio. The museum is […]

Family of British holidaymaker locked up in Egypt for smuggling painkillers ‘devastated’ at being told she may face months in jail before her trial begins

Jayne said she is allowed to spend two hours with Laura during prison visits. ‘I was able to take her about 50 cards and letters from people, some from strangers and that helped lift here spirits,’ said Jayne. ‘She knows people are thinking about her and want her back home. 

Lawyer for British tourist Laura Plummer uncovers ‘key piece of evidence’ that he claims could see her free from Egyptian prison where she faces trial on drug smuggling charges

She said Ms Plummer made no attempt to hide the medicine, which she had been given by a friend, and she thought it was a joke when she was first pulled over by officials when she flew into the country for a holiday with Mr Caboo.  

Bob Marley’s Family Taps British-Jamaican Singer Celeste on Remake of ‘One Love’

First recorded by Bob Marley and The Wailers as a ska-tinged tune in 1965, “One Love” really came to prominence when it was re-recorded as a reggae song for the group’s 1977 album, Exodus. It’s since become one of Marley’s most iconic songs, recognized around the world for its delicate melody and inspirational lyrics that […]

Letters reveal British objections to plot of Bridge on the River Kwai

As chairman of Fepow, he wrote to the War Office: “It is reasonable to expect that the public who see the film will think that the events which take place in the film are typical of what actually happened … our members are as a body justifiably proud of their conduct as prisoners-of-war. They suffered […]

How Boris Johnson’s Brussels-bashing stories shaped British politics

The Daily Telegraph was delighted. Guilford said there were enthusiastic letters from the Telegraph’s then editor, Max Hastings – now a fierce critic – pinned to Johnson’s office wall. For the Telegraph foreign desk, he was “as exasperating as he was brilliant”, Wade said in an unpublished memoir. “On many nights, I would be on […]

Is the British education system designed to polarise people?

It is geography that reveals just how divided we have become as a society in this country. There are places from which it appears almost impossible to succeed educationally and others where it seems very hard to fail. On any given day, a fifth of children in Britain qualify for free school meals. Just one […]

Prince Andrew ‘socialised with female ‘key co-conspirator’ who flew two young British girls to ‘Paedo Island’

Maxwell is accused of being Epstein’s “pimp” who would procure girls for him to abuse – with victims claiming they would be duped as she claimed she was recruiting models of masseurs.