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January 1, 2019 8:23 PM Top-Ho, Jeeves: Happy Public Domain Dy 2019 – what you can use for free

It’s Public Domain Day, the moment when lots of old works become free to use. It’s a biggie this year because for 20 years nothing new has been released. In 1998 Disney and other copyright holders got the State to impose copyright restrictions for an additional 20 years. The 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act is a horror. Works from 1922, including James 99

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 75

December 19, 2018 6:03 PM Loch Ness Monster mystery SOLVED? Historian’s NEW photo APPROVED by sightings register

A GRAINY image of a bird-like creature with a four-foot long neck has led a top military historian to announce the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has finally been solved. Ricky D Phillips was in the middle of conducting a tour of the famous Scottish loch when a beast with a long neck matching the description of the mystical creature emerged out of the freezing 72

December 19, 2018 6:06 AM Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton risk 'DEVASTATING' Royal Family over 'tiff', expert says

REPORTED tensions between the Duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge could be “absolutely devastating” for the Royal Family and the monarchy as a whole if they intensify, according to a leading Royal expert. The warning was issued by Phil Dampier, a Royal commentator who has written several books on the House of Windsor. “I think that would be absolutely 60

December 18, 2018 7:38 PM ROYAL SHOCK: Camilla's son REVEALS unusual family's Christmas lunch tradition

THE Duchess of Cornwall's son, Tom Parker Bowles, revealed his family Christmas lunch tradition is to refrain from having "Victorian arriviste turkey" and opt for a more traditional choice of meat instead. Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on ITV Good Morning Britain, Camilla's son claimed his mother and the rest of his family try to be "a very normal 61

December 18, 2018 3:52 PM Nadiya Hussain: Bake Off winner and husband tie knot again

The couple had only met once when they married 14 years ago in a match arranged by their parents in an Islamic ceremony. The TV presenter and author remarried her partner Abdal and posted a series of pictures of the ceremony on Instagram. They included snaps of a double finger ring on her hand; a wedding cake covered in mini cup cakes and macaroons and the couple 114

December 18, 2018 10:31 AM Man would be meditating every day if wanking didn’t exist

A 28-YEAR-OLD man would be meditating on a daily basis if only masturbation did not exist, he has confirmed. Nurse Wayne Hayes said: “With a demanding job and all the mind-cluttering distractions of modern technology, I realised it was important to clear space in my morning for a meditation session. “I’ve tried meditating on how I can stop wanking, but that just makes 59

December 17, 2018 10:32 AM Katya Jones: Strictly dancer says she's 'back doing what she loves' two days after final

KATYA JONES has revealed she’s “back doing what she loves” after this year’s Strictly Come Dancing 2018 came to a conclusion on Saturday night. The Joneses’ creates one-of-a-kind pieces designed by Katya and also has a range of longline slogan T-shirts, one of which is emblazoned with the words: “If you don’t like my dancing, speak to my teacher 53

December 5, 2018 12:01 AM I'm a Celebrity: Noel Edmonds and wife lined up for 'health gurus' deal

NOEL Edmonds is in talks for a new book and video deal which will see him and wife Liz reveal their health and fitness regime. The TV presenter, who turns 70 this month, wowed viewers with his physique on I'm A Celebrity. Since his shock exit from the Australian jungle he has been looking through a host of offers, including some which could help people 49

December 2, 2018 12:43 AM Doctor Who star to read CBeebies story

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker is to be the latest celebrity to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story. The first female Time Lord will read Ada Twist, Scientist - the third in a series of books by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts - later this month. "I hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I did," said the 36-year-old star, calling the experience "an honour" 49