Euston station is a ‘petri dish of chaos’ say furious passengers as station is rammed with seething crowds trying to get home for Christmas – as train bosses admit it’s because their staff are on holiday

Dozens of Avanti train services cancelled at Euston today due to staff shortages Rail firm admitted short-notice cancellations due to ‘historic leave agreements’ By Oliver Price Published: 15:10 GMT, 16 December 2023 | Updated: 15:37 GMT, 16 December 2023 Euston station has been branded a ‘petri dish of chaos’ by furious passengers after reams of … Read more

The World’s 50 Best Bars for 2023 named: London dominates but Barcelona’s ‘Sips’ takes the top spot… with NYC’s ‘Double Chicken Please’ No.2

Barcelona has successfully held its grip on the coveted World’s Best Bar trophy. For the second year in a row, a bar in the Spanish city ranks number one in The World’s 50 Best Bars awards, with Sips in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood declared 2023’s winner. London, however, dominates overall with five bars on the list, … Read more

Daring Duchess! Sophie sports an edgy leather skirt and knee-high boots before swapping into a lab coat on a visit to Brooklands Museum

The Duchess of Edinburgh once again showcased her fashion prowess in a stylish leather skirt and knee-high boots today. Embracing autumnal dressing, Sophie, 58, teamed her statement shoes with a white floral blouse as she arrived at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey. Looking effortlessly chic, Prince Edward’s wife opted to keep warm with a matching leather … Read more

LNER vs Lumo: Travel experts review the two East Coast Main Line services in a fascinating duel

LNER vs Lumo: Travel experts pit the East Coast Main Line’s 125mph train services against each other on journeys from London to Newcastle – and footage of the duel is fascinating By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor Published: 16:18 GMT, 9 March 2023 | Updated: 17:04 GMT, 9 March 2023 For a short while, LNER … Read more

Woman who painted front door pink in Edinburgh is ordered to change its colour

Mother-of-two, 48, loses battle with officials after painting the front door of her Georgian home pink – and must now change it to ‘an appropriate dark and muted colour’ Miranda Dickson, 48, of Edinburgh, faces a £20,000 fine if door isn’t re-painted  She was told the door was ‘not in keeping with the historic character’ … Read more

Couple blast Edinburgh’s Christmas market after paying £14 for two potatoes on stick

Couple blast Edinburgh’s Christmas market as ‘too expensive’ after complaining about paying £14 for potatoes on stick and £15 for pancakes By Claire Toureille For Mailonline Published: 09:25 GMT, 9 December 2022 | Updated: 09:33 GMT, 9 December 2022 A couple have blasted Edinburgh’s famous Christmas market after complaining about spending £14 on two potatoes on … Read more

Queen, 96, joins Prince Charles to watch a military parade at Holyroodhouse

The Queen looked ecstatic in an elegant blue ensemble as she appeared alongside the Prince of Wales for a military parade at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today. In the gardens of the Edinburgh residence, more than 300 officers and archers from the Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland took part in the Reddendo parade, watched by Her Majesty, 96, … Read more

Harry Potter book sells for £220,800: First edition signed by J K Rowling is snapped up by a buyer

Harry Potter book sells for £220,800: First edition signed by J K Rowling and gifted to sisters in 1997 is snapped up by a mystery buyer at auction JK Rowling gave hardback copy to neighbour in Edinburgh for young relatives She inscribed it ‘To Jenny and Lucy, with best wishes, JK Rowling’ dated 1997  Siblings … Read more

Ukraine sent a message that they belong at a World Cup – but tears will only flow when war is over

CRAIG HOPE: Ukraine’s remarkable performance sent a message of defiance and dignity and showed that they truly belong at World Cup level… but tears of joy will only flow when the war is over Police were not needed here for an occasions governed by a longing for peace In a better world, Ukraine fans would … Read more

Wetlands could be key to saving our bumblebees as they provide essential environment, study shows 

Wetlands could be key to saving our bumblebees as they provide essential environment for some species, study shows  One third of the UK’s 24 bumblebee species are endangered, Dr Whitehorn said  Bringing back wetlands could save UK bumblebees, Beewalk data has found Over 500 Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk volunteers collected data Moss, brown-banded carder and … Read more