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The Daily Telegraph is a daily morning UK English language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The newspaper was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in June 1855 as The Daily Telegraph and Courier, and since 2004 has been owned by David and Frederick Barclay.
Post40Bloggers - old and vintage American flag
Donald Trump's inauguration is upon us - seeing the 45th President of the United States take office just ten weeks after stunning America and the world by winning the US election. He will replace Barack Obama in the White House, but not before a ceremony that dates back to George Washington. The eyes...
Post-40 Bloggers, etc, etc, etc
Do you agree? Is this the slippery slope to seeing much loved Latin abbreviations eradicated from a ‘plain English’ Britain? When forced to think about it, I realised I don’t use too many of these abbreviations in my own writing – eg: (!) I tend to write out the...
Post-40 Bloggers - Piggy bank and university calculator
Some of Britain’s most prestigious universities do not offer a high enough “quality and intensity of teaching” to demand students pay £9,000 a year, a leaked government document has revealed. Notes for a Number 10 meeting caught on camera reveal ministers believe there is a “problem” that some universities are...
Man holding happy and sad faces
It may be useful to know that Blue Monday was in fact created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea was derived not from the results of any in-depth research, but instead by using a calculation involving such factors as current weather conditions and debt levels. However,...
Crime scene
In the final room of this grisly exhibition, which is comprised mostly of murder weapons borrowed from the Metropolitan Police’s 140-year-old Crime Museum, you are invited to watch a series of videos. These attempt to justify what is undoubtedly a controversial show by addressing earnest questions such as, “What does...
Author, Mary Wesley
You know when you come across an article and you nod at every sentence so hard your head actually does fall off? The Telegraph's Saffron Alexander's eloquent and non-parochial article, The authors who prove it's never too late to write a book, did that for me this week. Why? Because the article contained more than...
Mosque Abu Dhabi
Among six books shortlisted tonight for the £5,000 Stanford Dolman prize for travel writing is one by Philip Marsden, who was shortlisted earlier this year for the new Thwaites Wainwright Prize for books about Britain. In Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place (Granta), he tells how his move...
Dormy House Hotel, Cotswold
There is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. A guide to 10 of the best spa hotels in the south of England, featuring fabulous pools, intense massage, Ayurvedic treatments and aromatherapy saunas, in locations including Cornwall, Hampshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and West Sussex. There are many...
Political cartoonist Chris Riddell, photo credit Riot Communications
The world of Children’s Literature is standing on the edge of a big adventure! Taking up the baton from Malorie Blackman, Chris Riddell, award-winning illustrator of over 150 children’s books, writer and political cartoonist has been appointed the 9th Waterstones Children’s Laureate. In this interview, he outlines to Nicolette Jones (of...
High fat steak
The advice on healthy eating changes so often it is hard to know what is good for us and what not. Remember when alcohol in all forms was the devil's work until the healing properties of red wine enjoyed welcome fanfare? And I recall feeling somewhat despairing when reading somewhere that...