United Kingdom

Sick note capital of UK revealed – where does your region rank and what excuses were given?

WE’VE all thought about pulling a “sickie” but how many of us actually have and which part of the country have the worst offenders? A shocking 38 million days are lost each year due to people pretending to be sick – enough days to build 2 Channel


Seven, Southend-on-Sea, Essex: hotel review

Southend is famous for its 19th-century pier and old-fashioned seaside fun. The opening of the town’s first boutique hotel might start to change that perceptionThe 10-minute walk from Southend Central railway station to Seven, the town’s newest – an


Wrong beach? Two British towns may not actually be where Caesar landed in 55 B.C.

According to new research, the invasion could not have happened at Deal and Walmer. It had to have been further north, nearer to present-day Pegwell Bay.        


Families struggle to find safety in Turkish border towns hit by rockets and crossfire

The latest front in Syria's civil war has further strained relations between Turkey and the U.S.        


World's tallest wooden skyscraper to tower over Tokyo

A Japanese firm has announced plans for the world's tallest wooden building, a 70-storey skyscraper in Tokyo that aims to turn "towns into forests".


Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader

Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015Ethiopia has released a senior opposition leader from prison and dropped all charges against him after demonstrators blocked roads a

United States

Outrage as convicted sex offender is re-elected Pennsylvania town's fire chief

A registered sex offender from a small town in Pennsylvania was re-elected as the town’s fire chief, prompting widespread outrage.

United States

Puerto Rican Residents Are Fixing Their Town’s Power Grid Themselves

Residents in the town of Coamo, Puerto Rico, have resorted to building their own power grids after months of requesting Puerto Rico's power company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore power in the region — suffering from the longest spell


These U.S. States Have the Most Winter Olympians Competing in PyeongChang

The U.S. sent its largest team ever to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, with 241 athletes representing 31 states. More of those Team USA athletes came from Colorado than any other state — 31 in all. With ski resort towns like As


UK has more than 750,000 property millionaires

In some towns in southern England, half of all homes cost more than £1m, Zoopla findsThere are now more than 750,000 property millionaires in Britain, and in some towns in the south of England half of all homes cost more than £1m, according to analysis


The towns outside London with the most £1m homes – so where does yours sit on the UK house price rankings?

THE UK towns outside London with the most property millionaires have been revealed – with the majority concentrated in the south east of England. Commuter hotspot Guildford in Surrey comes out on top with 5,889 homes worth over £1million and the av

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