Turkish President Erdogan threatens a ‘heavy price’ to attackers of country’s oil vessel

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to retaliate after suggesting a Turkish ship had been attacked in waters contested by Greece. The claim came hours after France sent two warships supported by fighter jets to the region experiencing mounting tensions, in an effort to back Greece. Speaking at an event to celebrate the 19th anniversary of … Read more Turkish President Erdogan threatens a ‘heavy price’ to attackers of country’s oil vessel

PAUL THOMAS on… the Sussexes finding freedom

PAUL THOMAS on… the Sussexes finding freedom By Paul Thomas For The Daily Mail Published: 02:01 BST, 14 August 2020 | Updated: 02:01 BST, 14 August 2020 Advertisement To order a print of this Paul Thomas cartoon or one by Pugh, visit Mailpictures.newsprints.co.uk or call 0191 6030 178. Share or comment on this article:

Teachers submitted ‘implausibly high’ predicted grades for A-level pupils, regulator claims

Teachers have submitted ‘implausibly high’ predicted grades amid widespread upset over A-level results, the exams regulator has claimed.   Nearly 40 per cent of results had been downgraded from teachers’ predictions, official data reveals, sparking complaints from pupils who say the system has let them down.  But the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) now … Read more Teachers submitted ‘implausibly high’ predicted grades for A-level pupils, regulator claims

Archaeologists discover traces of ancient bedding from 200,000 years ago in South African cave 

There was no tog rating on the duvet and an electric blanket was definitely out of the question. But Stone Age mattresses were far comfier than the era’s name might suggest – and they were even designed to keep the bedbugs at bay. Archaeologists have uncovered traces in a cave of ancient bedding from 200,000 … Read more Archaeologists discover traces of ancient bedding from 200,000 years ago in South African cave 

Fraudsters use fake recommendations from celebrities including Ed Sheeran to lure in victims

Warning over investment scams ‘endorsed by stars’: Fraudsters use fake recommendations from celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Holly Willoughby to lure in victims Con artists are using fake celebrity endorsements to promote investment scams  Fraudsters are using fabricated quotes from Dragons’ Den stars to dupe victims Reports of investment scams soared by 45 per cent over … Read more Fraudsters use fake recommendations from celebrities including Ed Sheeran to lure in victims

Off-duty conductor climbed out of wreckage of ScotRail train and walked a mile to a signal box

An off-duty conductor climbed out of the wreckage of a derailed ScotRail train and walked a mile to the nearest signal box to raise the alarm, it emerged last night. The unnamed staff member managed to escape a carriage and run to alert operators after the service derailed on Wednesday morning close to Carmont Railway station, … Read more Off-duty conductor climbed out of wreckage of ScotRail train and walked a mile to a signal box

‘ISIS fanatic’ accused of attack plot says group ‘created by US’

An alleged supporter of so-called Islamic State accused of planning a terror attack has told a court he was researching the group, claiming it was created by the US to stoke Islamophobia. Hisham Muhammad, 26, is accused of planning a ‘lone-wolf attack’ using knives and other weapons, with the armed forces or police as possible … Read more ‘ISIS fanatic’ accused of attack plot says group ‘created by US’

Victorian pews removed from 700-year-old village church

The removal of 32 wooden pews from a 700-year-old village church is underway following an unholy row between the ecclesiastical authorities and parishioners. Church officials have controversially decided to rip out the traditional seating in Grade II listed St Andrew’s in Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset. They cited various reasons for doing away with the pews, including … Read more Victorian pews removed from 700-year-old village church

Now THAT’S how you do outdoor dining! Couple enjoys pop-up date night on Brooklyn Bridge 

Now THAT’S how you do outdoor dining! Couple sets up portable table complete with white table cloth and tucks into tapas and wine for date night on Brooklyn Bridge Jasmin and Dean Gaskin set up a portable table and chairs on the pedestrian section of Brooklyn Bridge bridge Tuesday night The couple tucked into tapas … Read more Now THAT’S how you do outdoor dining! Couple enjoys pop-up date night on Brooklyn Bridge