Rare folding bicycle carried by British paratroopers on D-Day up for auction for £8,000

Rare folding bicycle carried by British paratroopers as they parachuted into occupied Normandy on D-Day goes up for auction for £8,000 Bikes intended to help airborne troops cover ground quickly and quietly in 1944 Most of metal bikes were unceremoniously ditched once troops reached ground Private collector selling bike from estate of late member of … Read more

Rare folding bicycle carried by British paratroopers on D-Day goes up for auction for £8,000

Rare folding bicycle carried by British paratroopers as they parachuted into occupied Normandy on D-Day goes up for auction for £8,000 Bikes intended to help airborne troops cover ground quickly and quietly in 1944 Most of metal bikes were unceremoniously ditched once troops reached ground Private collector selling bike from estate of late member of … Read more

Government confirms immigration overhaul in Queen’s Speech

Queen’s Speech: Immigration overhaul will block asylum for people who have travelled through ‘safe’ countries such as France and Belgium as ministers try to deter Channel crossings Government has unveiled legislation to overhaul the UK’s immigration system Migrants who passed through ‘safe’ country will be blocked from seeking asylum Shake-up will see migrants arriving illegally … Read more

HMS Severn joins sister ship Tamar at Portsmouth after gunboats saw off angry French skippers

HMS Severn sailed back to Portsmouth this morning after seeing off French fishermen off the coast of Jersey together with HMS Tamar following a row over post-Brexit fishing rules. The Royal Navy River-class offshore patrol vessel was welcomed home today after it was scrambled amid an escalating standoff with French skippers who have threatened to … Read more

Britain targeting ‘greatest decade’ of sport with hosting 2030 World Cup and 96 other major events

UK Sport eyeing 2030 World Cup bid along with hosting 96 other major events for Britain’s ‘greatest decade’ of sport… but there are NO discussions about bringing Olympics back to London Plans for until 2031 have been revealed for Britain’s ‘greatest decade’ of sport The proposals are led by a bid to bring the FIFA … Read more

Lily Collins wears a black coat as she gets made-up before filming Netflix hit Emily In Paris

She helped alleviate pandemic boredom when her popular Netflix show Emily In Paris was released back in October. And Lily Collins was hard at work on season two on Thursday night when she was spotted on set in the popular tourist destination Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the South of France. The 32-year-old British–American actress was bundled up against … Read more

Belgian farmer accidentally moves the French border 7½ feet

Belgian farmer accidentally moves the French border 7½ feet by unwittingly moving historic stone marker that was in the way of his tractor A Belgian farmer accidentally moved the French-Belgian border 7.5 feet The altered border demarcation was discovered by a local history enthusiast  The mayors of the two border towns both saw the humorous side … Read more

David Hockney, 83, prepares to unveil mammoth 288-ft long Bayeux tapestry inspired picture in Paris

David Hockney, 83, says working has given him a ‘new lease of life’ as he prepares to unveil mammoth 288-ft long Bayeux tapestry inspired picture in Paris The 83-year-old has been in Normandy, France, painting the arrival of spring  Royal Academy of Arts show will capture season with 116 of Hockney iPad prints  Painter told … Read more