Sport

Giles’s scattergun broadsides suggest a man who has gone as far as he can

Back in 2005, Ashley Giles played what is still one of my favourite Test innings, when he made 59 on the fifth day of the fifth Test at the Oval. It was his top score in Test cricket at the time his team needed it the most. And because it was played in the shadow […]

Lifestyle

A day at the beach: ‘I was on a quest to get my groove back. He looked like he should be on Home and Away’

Fresh out of a long-term relationship, the kind that had left me feeling flat and sexless, I was on a quest to get my groove back. Heavily influenced by Sex and the City reruns, the plan was less eat, pray, love and more download and swipe. I met him on a dating app. He was […]

Business

World Bank warns global economy faces grim outlook

The global economy faces a “grim outlook”, World Bank president David Malpass has warned, as the aftershocks of the pandemic continue to weigh on growth – especially in poor countries. His organisation’s latest forecast predicts global growth will slow to 4.1% this year from 5.5% in 2021. It attributed the slowdown to virus threats, government […]

Technology

343 Industries is halting online services for Xbox 360 Halo games starting January 13

Xbox 360 Halo games have been out for a while, entertaining us for many hours since their launch. However, starting January 13, 343 Industries will disable and reduce the online services of many Halo games, but that won’t stop you from playing single-player modes as well as splitscreen, Forge, and LAN. Halo’s support FAQ has […]

News

Greyhound hilariously walks around in handstand position to avoid wet grass

Nelli the Italian Greyhound doesn’t like to get her paws wet, and has learned to walk on just her two front paws to avoid the soaking grass in her garden A dramatic Italian greyhound has had TikTok users in stitches over the bizarre way they react to wet grass. The sassy dog, called Nelli, will […]

Sport

Fall-guys Leyton Orient are guaranteed to trend for the next fortnight

The League Cup has always been a strange one. It’s got three handles for a start, and doesn’t have a lid you can wear as a hat. What’s the point, then? Well, it was conceived in the early 1960s by erstwhile Football League boss Alan Hardaker (Little England) in the petty hope of distracting clubs […]

Lifestyle

‘All relationships begin with fantasy’: why young couples are seeking therapy

Irene Wu, 28, and Dillon Tang, 24, hadn’t been together a year when they first started couples therapy. The couple, from Los Angeles, started seeing each other in the early days of lockdown, when severe growing pains set in. They found themselves constantly arguing, and their differing communication styles left both of them confused. Specifically, […]

Business

Heathrow Airport warns return to normal travel years away

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye said it underlined the crisis in the industry and the uncertainty facing travellers. A return to normal “could be years away”, the chief executive of the UK’s busiest airport warned. Just 19.4 million passengers passed through Heathrow in 2021 – 12.3% below 2020, the year the pandemic began. Last year’s number, […]

Technology

NASA didn’t equip the James Webb Space Telescope with cameras. Here’s why.

When the James Webb Space Telescope launched into space on Christmas Day, some were surprised to learn the observatory wasn’t equipped with cameras that would allow us to follow its journey from Earth to its destination at the second Lagrange Point roughly a month later. As it turns out, there are plenty of good reasons […]

News

Mum to stand trial for killing her seven-year-old son through gross negligence

Laura Heath, of Little Clover Close, Nechells, Birmingham, is charged with manslaughter and two counts of child cruelty A mum accused of killing her seven-year-old boy in 2017 through gross negligence is set to stand trial later this year. Laura Heath, of Little Clover Close, Nechells, Birmingham, previously pleaded not guilty to the gross negligence […]