Evening Standard3 min readCrime & Violence
Up To Parents To Discipline Children, Says Minister On Smacking Ban Call
A minister has insisted it is for parents to discipline their children after paediatricians called for a UK-wide ban on smacking. The current law in England and Northern Ireland has created “grey areas” which mean there is sometimes a defence to phys
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Best Lawn Mowers For 2024: Choose From Top Electric, Cordless, Push And Robot Mowers
Few smells are as synonymous with summertime as the heady hum of petrol and freshly-cut grass – a transformative whiff that’s akin to Proust with his Madeleines for me. Thankfully though, the ritual of lawnmowing has come of age since my childhood d
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More Than 1,300 Inflation-beating Cash Savings Accounts Available
Savers now have a choice of more than 1,300 cash accounts to beat inflation – compared with none a year ago – according to analysis by a financial information website. Moneyfactscompare.co.uk found 1,364 savings accounts that beat inflation, includin
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Victoria Beckham At 50 — The Fashion Designer I Know Is Only Just Getting Started
The girl from Goff’s Oak in Hertfordshire has certainly come a long way from her early declaration of wanting to be as famous as Daz Automatic. This year is turning out to be somewhat of a landmark for Victoria Beckham. Thirty years after the Spice G
Evening Standard3 min readCrime & Violence
Yvonne Fletcher: Private Prosecution Bid Over Murder Of PC In Libyan Embassy Shooting
A retired police officer who cradled his dying colleague after she was shot during a Libyan embassy protest is bringing a private prosecution against one of the suspects. PC Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was gunned down as she and Met Police colleagues contr
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Adding Physical Activity To All Subjects Can Help Children Engage – Headteacher
Weaving physical activity into all subjects can make children keen to go to lessons and feel more engaged with learning, a school principal who is running the TCS London Marathon has said. Tyrone West, 35, started his career as a PE teacher and has b
Evening Standard3 min readPolitical Ideologies
When Is The Next UK General Election? Autumn Election Likely
Rishi Sunak has confirmed the next general election will take place next year – despite having the legal right to wait until January 2025. The Prime Minister appeared to rule out a 2025 ballot to journalists attending Downing Street, labelling 2024 a
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Ballsy Testicular Cancer Awareness Campaign Unveiled On Westminster Bridge
To commemorate Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, a testicular cancer charity has transformed London's Westminster Bridge into an eye-catching exhibit. The charity, The OddBalls Foundation, which supports testicular cancer research, has utilised a un
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Arsenal XI Vs Bayern Munich: Predicted Lineup, Confirmed Team News, Injury Latest For Champions League Today
Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are fit for Arsenal’s Champions League decider against Bayern Munich this evening. Odegaard was forced off at the end of Sunday’s defeat to Aston Villa, while Saka has been nursing fitness troubles in recent weeks and
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Celebrity Baker Paul Hollywood To Receive Royal Honour At Windsor Castle
Celebrity baker and TV presenter Paul Hollywood is to be made an MBE at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Hollywood, 57, has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off since it started in 2010, co-hosting firstly with Dame Mary Berry and then Dame Prue L
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Asos Losses Widen As Sales Fall Amid Revamp Plan
Online fashion firm Asos has revealed widening losses after half-year sales plunged by nearly a fifth as it presses ahead with “necessary action” to turn the business around. The group posted underlying pre-tax losses of £120 million for the six mont
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What Does The Fall In Inflation Mean For UK Households?
UK inflation has slowed again last month in a potential boost for cash-strapped households across the UK. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed Consumer Prices Index inflation stood at 3.2% in March, down from 3.4% in
Evening Standard1 min readCrime & Violence
Hugh Grant Settles Privacy Lawsuit Against Publishers Of The Sun
Hugh Grant has settled a High Court claim against the publisher of The Sun newspaper over allegations of unlawful information gathering, a judge has been told. The actor brought legal action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) in relation to The Sun
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Marquess Of Queensberry, 94, Reveals He Fought Off Mugger With Judo Move Near West London Home
The 94-year-old Marquess of Queensberry has told how he defeated a mugger with a judo throw near his west London home. David Douglas, a retired ceramics professor who is trained in judo and served in the Royal Horse Guards, said he managed to stop th
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Kate Beckinsale Wears T-shirt Hinting At Reason Behind Mystery Hospital Stay
Kate Beckinsale has shared images of herself wearing a T-shirt with the words “tummy troubles survivor” emblazed across it one week after she posted and then deleted teary snaps from a hospital bed. The British actress, 50, has been suffering from an
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Roe, Wood Wharf: Can The Fallow Boys Do It Again?
The Fallow boys are a phenomenon. The three of them — chefs Jack Croft, 31, and Will Murray, 32, and chairman-fixer-bit-of-everything James Robson, 50 — have amassed something like their own cult. A cult glued to the TikTok recipes (how to scramble e
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Best Cutlery Brands To Bag Yourself A Stylish Silverware Set
While some may argue that a true sign of adulthood is having a dedicated condiment shelf in the fridge, we think it’s owning a matching cutlery set. Students bask in the youthful glory of crow-like behaviour, in which random utensils are collected a
Evening Standard4 min readLGBTQIA+ Studies
Marathon Run Important To Show Trans And Non-binary People Can Join In – Teacher
A teacher running the TCS London Marathon said it is important to be “visible” as a transgender, non-binary person “to show that we are out there, we are able to join in”. Cel Smith said running has become a “celebration of being myself” as they prep
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Wordle #1033 What Is The Answer For April 17?
Wordle is a word game that challenges players to guess the five-letter word of the day. The web game has taken the world by storm since its launch in October 2021, with many thousands playing every day. Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle created a p
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West Ham Vs Bayer Leverkusen: Europa League. Prediction, Kick-off Time, TV, Live Stream, Team News, H2h, Odds
West Ham welcome Bayer Leverkusen for the second leg of the Europa League quarter final, down 2-0 on aggregate against the only unbeaten team in Europe this season. The scoreline in the first leg flattered the Hammers. Leverkusen had 33 shots to Wes
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Hanif Kureishi Starting To Feel ‘Normal’ After Fall Left Author Tetraplegic
British author and playwright Hanif Kureishi said “I’ve started to feel like a normal person” over a year after a fall left him paralysed. The novelist, who fainted in December 2022 while on holiday in Rome and woke up without the use of his hands, a
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Bayern Munich XI Vs Arsenal: Predicted Lineup, Confirmed Team News, Injury Latest For Champions League Today
Bayern Munich have been boosted by fit-again goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and winger Leroy Sane ahead of their Champions League decider against Arsenal on Wednesday. Neuer and Sane missed Bayern's 2-0 Bundesliga win over Cologne on Saturday, but both trai
Evening Standard1 min readCrime & Violence
Hugh Grant Settles High Court Claim Against The Sun’s Publisher
Hugh Grant has settled a High Court claim against the publisher of The Sun newspaper over allegations of unlawful information gathering, a judge has been told. The actor brought legal action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) in relation to The Sun
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Arsene Wenger Makes Bold Bayern Vs Arsenal Prediction Ahead Of Champions League Clash
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can take advantage of Bayern Munich‘s vulnerability at home to “glide through” into the Champions League semi-finals. The two teams played out an absorbing 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Emirates, and the tie reminds
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Man City XI Vs Real Madrid: Confirmed Team News, Predicted Lineup, Injury Latest For Champions League Today
Manchester City are set to be at full strength for their Champions League quarter-final return leg with Real Madrid tonight. Pep Guardiola’s side are favourites to reach another semi-final, boasting home advantage in the second leg after a thrilling
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Dubai Airport Urges Passengers To Stay Away As Brits Struggle To Escape Flood Chaos
Dubai International Airport has urged travellers to stay away after it was left submerged in water by record rainfall. Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, flooding portions of major highways as well as the international a
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The Best Hotels In New York City
New York is brimming with places to bed down, so deciding where to stay can be overwhelming. Whether your vibe is Scandi simplicity, old world charm or loft living, we’ve done the hard yards for you and curated our pick of the best for every type of
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Atalanta Vs Liverpool: Europa League Prediction, Kick-off Time, TV, Live Stream, Team News, H2h Results, Odds
Liverpool travel to Atalanta for the second leg of the Europa League quarter final determined to resuscitate their season, after several disappointing results in a row, including a 3-0 first leg loss at Anfield last week.  The Reds surrendered the in
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Extra 700,000 People Of Working Age ‘Will Live With Major Illnesses By 2040’
An extra 700,000 people of working-age will be living with major illnesses by 2040, experts have warned. Analysis by the Health Foundation suggests 23% more working-age adults will be diagnosed with a major illness by 2040 – up from three million in
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House Price Falls Slow As Private Rents Hit New Records, Figures Show
House prices are stabilising while rents are hitting new records, according to official figures. The average UK house price fell by 0.2% in the 12 months to February, slowing from a decrease of 1.3% in the 12 months to January. Across the UK, the ave
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