Ten Christmas traditions… you’ve probably never heard of

From a penny in the black pudding to kissing under the mistletoe, Christmas traditions are not just about Santa in the UK. But what about traditions celebrated in countries across the globe?  Whether it’s chocolate filled shoes, an evening roller skating or eating KFC, other nations have their own peculiar ways of celebrating the festive period. … Read more

Royal blue! Queen Maxima of The Netherlands touches down in Pretoria with King Willem-Alexander for their first ever state visit in South Africa

By Ellen Coughlan For Mailonline Published: 11:00 BST, 18 October 2023 | Updated: 17:07 BST, 18 October 2023 Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has touched down in Pretoria for her first ever state visit to South Africa.  The Dutch royal, arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander to begin their three-day visit, … Read more

Hated your nose as a kid? Why your mum’s alcohol consumption BEFORE pregnancy could be to blame

Hated your nose as a kid? Why your mum’s alcohol consumption BEFORE pregnancy could be to blame By Xantha Leatham Deputy Science Editor For The Daily Mail Updated: 19:03 GMT, 16 February 2023 If you hated your nose as a child, you could have your mum to blame. That’s because drinking alcohol in the months … Read more

Should pugs be banned due to health problems?

As the Netherlands is looking to ban flat-faced dog breeds, a debate has erupted about the ethics around buying dogs like pugs and French bulldogs. Capital FM presenter and proud ‘dog mum’ Aimee Vivian appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain with her pug Eva to discuss the issue. The ‘pug advocate’ told the panel that while … Read more

Alpine ski resorts hold crisis talks amid European heatwave

Alpine ski resorts have been plunged into crisis after half the slopes in France closed due to a winter heatwave in Europe.  The unprecedented January ‘heat dome’ has produced temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 Celsius (50 to 68 Fahrenheit) from France to Western Russia – with several temperature records broken over the New Year weekend. … Read more

Working mothers ‘feel more guilt than fathers’ because of ‘gender stereotypes, study finds  

Working mothers ‘feel more guilt than fathers’ because of ‘internalised gender stereotypes, study finds Working mothers feel more guilty than fathers due to ‘stereotypes’, a report said Mothers in a study felt guiltier about working when their sick child was at home Fathers who agree with traditional stereotypes feel less guilt, research shows  By Xantha … Read more

British man, 28, rescued by fishermen in the Channel after surviving ‘for DAYS’ when kayak capsized

British man, 28, is rescued in his trunks by fishermen after surviving ‘for DAYS’ clinging to a buoy in the sea – eating seaweed and mussels – when his kayak overturned trying to cross the English Channel to France A British kayaker was rescued by Dutch fishermen in the English Channel today He was trying … Read more

WHAT BOOK would actor and author Paterson Joseph take to a desert island?

WHAT BOOK would actor and author Paterson Joseph take to a desert island? Paterson Joseph would take The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy with him  He said: ‘HHGTTG is endlessly throwing up new things I simply hadn’t noticed’ It was The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe that first sparked his love of books  By … Read more

How to own same Snow White artwork as Princess Charlotte

Copy of £165,000 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs artwork commissioned as a christening gift for Princess Charlotte goes up for auction Painting was commissioned in 2015 when Princess Charlotte, seven, was born   Seven-foot wide oil painting is a replica of movie’s original billboard from 1937  Gifted to the Cambridges by unknown source, thought to … Read more

Manchester City stars head to Mallorca for Nathan Ake and Kaylee Ramman’s beach wedding

Manchester City’s Nathan Ake has tied the knot with his teenage sweetheart, Kaylee Ramman, in a glamorous ceremony on the island of Mallorca.  The 27-year-old Dutch defender was pictured with his new bride, also 27, at the exclusive beach wedding venue Son Marroig, in Mallorca’s north west, this morning. A host of big name players – many … Read more