Are robots really the answer to Britain’s care crisis? Meet the new generation of artificial humans

Handy: Barney Calman with gloves to help stroke patients They look, sound and chatter away pretty much like ordinary people. In reality, they are anything but. Amid much hysteria and hype, tech giants Samsung have unveiled the first ever digitally generated ‘artificial humans’ – a few of them are pictured on these pages. Powered by … Read more

Mother and her lover are charged with murder after ‘cheeky monkey’ toddler dies

Mother, 32, and her 36-year-old lover are charged with murder after ‘cheeky monkey’ toddler dies just hours after celebrating his second birthday The pair were charged with murder after the death of mother’s two-year-old son A post-mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of head injuries  Currie and O’Brien will appear before Doncaster … Read more

The world’s most Instagrammed hotel bathrooms revealed, from Devon to the Maldives

From a £145-a-night farm in Devon to a £50,000 underwater villa in the Maldives, the world’s most Instagrammed hotel bathrooms revealed Key bathroom-related hashtags and the hotel locations linked to them most often were studied Two UK hotels, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in London and The Old Piggery in Devon, make the list The … Read more

From North Korea to sunny South Africa via Israel: The world’s most unusual ski resorts revealed

If you want to take your ski holiday completely off-piste, then forget the Rockies, Sierra Nevada mountains or the Alps – try the Middle East. Or perhaps North Korea. Here we reveal some of the most unlikely locations for ski resorts. North Korea  North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort opened in 2014 to compete with Pyeongchang … Read more

Selfridges cashes in on vegan trend to book healthy sales over the festive spell

Selfridges cashes in on vegan trend and new toy section to book healthy sales over the festive spell Selfridges’ sales of vegan confectionery almost doubled in the run-up to Xmas Men’s clothing was another strong area with an increase of 11 per cent Retailer recently opened a new 22,000 square foot toy section in London By This … Read more

Will the wellness craze make you a healthy profit?

It’s not uncommon for our health and fitness New Year resolutions to slowly fizzle out by mid-January.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t still reap the benefits of the booming wellness craze through your personal investment portfolio. The so-called wellness lifestyle is now so popular in the UK that the industry is worth £20.6 billion, … Read more

Should you buy a currency hedged overseas investment fund?

Buying a fund that invests overseas but mitigates negative currency moves rather than just them riding out sounds like a good idea on the face of it. But individual investors are routinely warned off using the ‘currency hedged’ versions of funds, because it involves making tough judgement calls that professionals often get wrong. Don’t fancy … Read more