Campsites and holiday cottage bookings for summer 2021 soar

UK accommodation providers are reporting a spike in bookings for next July and August, with camping particularly popular. Website pitchup.com has already had 1,400 bookings for next summer, an increase of more than 500% on the previous year, while glamping collection Canopy and Stars says it has taken more bookings for August 2021 than for […]

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Boris Johnson’s camping holiday sounds a right Carrie on, jokes his ex-lover Petronella Wyatt

Alan Carr is a great friend, and one of the few times I have felt starstruck was when I went round to his house a few years ago,’ he recalls. ‘He was on the phone and told me to go into the front room.

Liverpool stun Barcelona: Where does Champions League ‘classic’ rank in competition’s great games?

The flying Finn, Jari Litmanen, put Ajax on its way but Bayern promptly leveled through Marcel Witeczek. Unperturbed, the Dutch team took control of the game before halftime with strikes from Finidi George and Ronald De Boer. Litmanen added another shortly after the break.

Washington Post accused of ‘sounding like Antifa’s publicist’ with glowing feature on Portland protesters

The president has been denouncing the violent demonstrations in Portland for weeks, and his administration deployed federal agents, including the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection team based on the U.S.-Mexico border, to protect federal property.

Kerry Washington on Portraying “Black Motherhood Like I Hadn’t Seen Before”

There’s been two really powerful versions of responses. There’s been a powerful response to American Son from Black people who say, “It’s so important to see ourselves.” I remember one of the most powerful responses was a teenage boy who came to see the play with his mom and in a talk-back after the play, […]

View: I am the CEO of Uber. Gig workers deserve better and new laws

Dara KhosrowshahiSince the first Uber trip 10 years ago, one existential question has shadowed us: Do we treat drivers well?Many of our critics, including The New York Times editorial board, believe that Uber and our gig economy peers have failed drivers by treating them as contractors, and that we will do anything to avoid the […]

The 26 most toe-curling quotes from Finding Freedom: Friends who are amazed by Meghan’s packing skills and call her ‘Grace under fire, classmates who taunt her for being ‘perfect’ and how Harry is ‘tough to impress’ (so does it sound like anyone you know?)

‘That summer the couple welcomed a new addition to the family, a black Labrador rescue they named after Botswana’s currency: Pula. The word means “rain” in the Bantu language of Setswana – and for very good reason. With its semi-arid terrains, the country considers rain valuable and a blessing, Just like the high-energy pooch.  

Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: ‘The most corrupt president in history’

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 11, 2020“President Trump has engaged in countless acts that are both self-serving and destructive to our democracy while in office, but commuting the sentence of Roger Stone, a crony who lied and obstructed our investigation to protect Trump himself, is among the most offensive to the rule of law and […]

Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi get Democratic convention speaking slots

The speaker lineup, announced Tuesday by the Democratic National Convention Committee, saves Newsom from being sidelined at the event as he deals with the coronavirus pandemic in California. The state’s convention delegation selected Bay Area Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis to lead the group, a post that […]

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