Mary Berry blasts ‘gimmicky’ celebrity food fads such as spreading avocado on toast

MARY Berry has blasted celebrity food fads such as spreading avocado on toast. The former Bake Off judge, 82, declared: “It’s very fashionable – but this isn’t one of the nicest things to do with them.” She advised stars like Jeremy Clarkson –

Life & Style

How a Mediterranean lunch could prevent a stroke and save your life

A report from Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Economics estimates that strokes will claim 187,000 lives a year by 2035


Emily Mortimer: 'The Bookshop is an anti-American dream story'

The British actress stars alongside Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson in 'The Bookshop' as a middle-aged bookshop owner, as well as in Disney's sequel to the 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' as the now grown-up Jane Banks


London Fashion Week: Anti-fur protester crashes Mary Katrantzou runway

The activist scolded guests by chanting 'Shame on you. Shame on all of you!'

United Kingdom

Mary Beard posts tearful picture of herself after defence of Oxfam aid workers provokes backlash

Academic was criticised both for the original tweet and also for 'manipulative' photo of her tearful response to said criticism

TV & Radio

Sherlock's Mary Morstan tops BBC poll of world's favourite British women TV characters

THE French love their female crime sleuths, the Swedes chuckle at the antics of Sybil Fawlty and the Mexicans can’t get enough of Jennifer Ehle’s Elizabeth Bennet in Pride And Prejudice.

United Kingdom

Stormont deadlock: Sinn Féin to meet Theresa May

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald said Sinn Féin will be meeting both Theresa May and Leo Varadkar


Former US ambassador Glendon resigns from Vatican bank board

The former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, has resigned from the board of the Vatican bank in the latest vote of no-confidence in the bank's efforts to turn itself around.


Muslim Insulters Of Virgin Mary Forced To Re-Study Qur'an, Judge Rules

A Lebanese judge sentenced three men guilty of “contempt of religion” for insulting the Virgin Mary, forcing them to learn about the Holy Qur’an’s Surat Al-Omran that glorifies both the Christian figures of Mary and Jesus Christ.


Abuse case collapses over 'insufficiency of evidence'

Six women faced charges over the care of Mary Ann Caldwell, who is disabled, at her Glasgow home.

Showbiz & TV

Who is Mary Beard, how old is the Women & Power author and what BBC documentaries has she featured in?

MARY Beard can often be found on TV talking us through the life and times of the ancient Romans. But what TV shows has she been on? And what books has she written? Here’s what we know. Who is Mary Beard? Mary, OBE, FSA, FBA, 63, was born January 1,


This American ex beauty queen suffers from an ultra rare condition that causes her to speak with a London accent

AN American woman went to sleep one day with blinding headaches and astonishingly woke up with a London accent. Michelle Myers, a mum of seven who lives in Buckeye, Arizona and has never left the United States. The former Texas beauty queen now says ̶


Woman drove at 120mph ‘because she’s Virgin Mary and God told her to speed’

She also reportedly claimed she was heading to collect the Baby Jesus


Best Bloody Mary recipe – here’s how to make the cocktail and the ingredients for a virgin version

The hangover-healing powers of Bloody Marys – a savoury cocktail containing containing vodka, tomato juice, and other flavouring – have been talked about for decades. Here’s the best recipe to make Bloody Marys, with and without alcoh

United Kingdom

New Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald calls Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar 'smarmy'

'You'll have seen him in Number 10 talking about Love Actually and donning various pairs of socks'

Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin leader: it's 'decision time' for Stormont talks

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald says it is 'decision time' for Stormont talks


Mary Lou McDonald takes over as Sinn Fein leader

The 48-year-old succeeds Gerry Adams, who led the Irish nationalist party for nearly 35 years.

Northern Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald succeeds Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin leader

In her first speech as party leader, McDonald pledges to secure and win referendum on Irish unityGerry Adams has handed over the leadership of Sinn Féin to Mary Lou McDonald after 35 years as president.More than 2,000 Sinn Féin delegates attended a spec

Northern Ireland

Gerry Adams to hand over Sinn Féin leadership to Mary Lou McDonald

Gerry Adams is to step down as Sinn Féin leader after 35 years, to be replaced by Mary Lou McDonald.

United Kingdom

Mary Lou McDonald: Who is Sinn Féin's new leader tasked with carrying Irish republicanism forward?

The Irish republican party is undergoing 'generational change' - and placing two popular female politicians front and centre

United Kingdom

Lad brings 4ft Virgin Mary statue home from night out – and takes SIX YEARS to confess to dad he’s behind prank

A STUDENT nicked a 4ft statue of the Virgin Mary on a boozy night out before dumping it on his dad’s front lawn – and didn’t admit the crime for six years. Red-faced Connor McLaughlin then watched on in horror as dad Tim, then 49, called


White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht review – Korea’s pain

This debut novel reveals how the suffering of Korean ‘comfort women’ in the 20th century still shapes lives todayGeorge Orwell taught us that all writing is political: Mary Lynn Bracht’s debut novel is forthrightly so. White Chrysanthemum is th

United Kingdom

Horrific pictures show how cat was nearly sliced in half after being trapped in cruel snare for almost two months

HORRIFIC pictures show how a cat was nearly sliced in half after living with a cruel snare wrapped around it for almost two months. Mary Strachan made the grisly discovery after the poor puss began coming to her home in Ardersier, near Inverness, for food

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