Perseid meteor shower peaks this week with up to 100 shooting stars an hour filling the sky as Earth passes through the trail of debris left behind by comet Swift–Tuttle

NASA’s Bill Cooke warns against setting the exposure any longer than that, otherwise you’ll pick-up the rotation of the stars, which could block out streaks from meteors. 

Beaming James Argent chats to a bevy of beauties during Marbella night out… hours after ex Gemma Collins revealed she had a miscarriage in lockdown

‘I mean obviously I couldn’t describe… Look I try and find the bit of entertainment in this bad situation because I think that’s probably a coping mechanism of mine, I try to laugh or see a brighter side in things even though it was really traumatic.

Back Your Backyard: 12-hour guide to Wellington

With a slightly heavier bag courtesy of local chocolate, peanut butter and carbs, the lush goodies found on Ghuznee Street will only add to the load. Spend some time modelling locally-made garments from emerging New Zealand designers in the changing rooms of Twenty Seven Names, ENA and Caughley. Next, browse through Precinct 35’s beautiful selection […]

Blue Jackets breakup, Aho offer sheet highlight start of NHL free agency

— Joe Pavelski, the longtime San Jose captain, left to sign a three-year, $21 million contract with Dallas. He was joined by Corey Perry, who signed with the Stars after having his contract bought out by Anaheim. The Sharks also lost winger Joonas Donskoi, who signed a four-year $15.6 million with Colorado. They were able […]

Liberal Democrats start investigation into AV referendum defeat

The inquiry has been established as angry accounts of the mistakes by the Yes campaign have begun to appear on the internet from campaign staff and those involved in efforts at the grassroots. The inquiry is sensitive for Nick Clegg since John Sharkey, the Lib Dem 2010 election campaign manager, was the director of the […]

Beirut explosion: Lebanon PM to resign within hours – as entire government steps down

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We’re the most jealous women in Britain – banning our blokes from lads trips & making them check in with us every HOUR

I passed out a second time and spent another stint in hospital. When I was discharged I saw him with someone else. He just walked past me without saying a word. I went home and packed. I moved out and never looked back.

Coronavirus live updates: Hospitalizations are finally heading down

7:02 a.m. Avalanche of overtime hits SF Sheriff’s Office: San Francisco Senior Deputy Sheriff Michael Borovina Jr. logged 3,133 hours of overtime last year, netting him nearly $318,000 on top of his almost $128,000 base salary, according to municipal salary data. He ended up the highest overtime earner among all city employees in 2019. In […]

Ringo Starr Honored With ‘Lifetime of Peace and Love Award’

For his 68th birthday last night, director David Lynch threw a party for Ringo Starr. More precisely, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace gave Starr the not-made-up-at-all “Lifetime of Peace and Love Award.” Which meant that Lynch’s foundation wanted to honor the peace-loving Starr as a pioneer of transcendental meditation and […]

Sunseekers pack beaches as ten-day heatwave brings 91F highs but other parts of the UK face thunderstorms bringing up to two months’ worth of rain in three hours and three die in incidents at beauty spots in 24 hours

This morning, the body of man in his 60s was pulled from the sea near Clacton Pier in Essex at 10.30am, with the air ambulance landing on the beach. Police were treating his death as unexplained but not suspicious. A mother in her 30s drowned at Waxham at about 5.30pm yesterday after jumping into the […]