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January 9, 2019 10:16 PM Oops! Meghan Markle named to take over THIS patronage from Queen in huge blunder

MEGHAN Markle has been named as patron of the National Theatre in a press release that was quickly taken down - it comes after royal insiders revealed the Duchess of Sussex would be taking over the role from the Queen. Meghan Markle is set to take over from the Queen as patron of the National Theatre, in a press release that was published by mistake 130

January 3, 2019 5:06 PM MSC Zoe: Islands hit as 270 containers fall off ship

Extensive debris has washed up on islands off the Dutch north coast after some 270 containers including chemicals fell off a cargo ship in a storm. As the extent of pollution became clear on five islands including Terschelling, coastguards searched the North Sea for missing containers. The cargo fell off the MSC Zoe near the German island of Borkum 72

December 19, 2018 10:44 AM Holly Willoughby: Dancing On Ice host’s stunning red dress has awkward stain at launch

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY reunited with co-host Phillip Schofield last night to launch Dancing On Ice at the Natural History Museum. Holly Willoughby donned two stunning scarlet gowns last night for the launch of Dancing On Ice 2018, but suffered an awkward wardrobe malfunction with the second. Wearing towering strappy sandals, the 37-year-old mother-of-three 58

December 14, 2018 2:56 PM Your pictures on the theme of 'opposites'

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "opposites". Elaine Farrell: "Photo taken in a tunnel in Amsterdam. One side is for pedestrians, the other for cyclists. The pedestrian side is tiled and throws off amazing light, while the opposite is dark and industrial in look. The dark arc of tile on the right really 215

December 8, 2018 3:06 PM Gypsy Girl: Missing mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Missing fragments of an ancient mosaic known as the Gypsy Girl have been put on display in a museum in Turkey after being returned from the United States. The fragments are being displayed next to the incomplete, almost 2,000-year-old mosaic of a young girl. Her haunting eyes have become a symbol of the southern city of Gaziantep. The missing pieces 52

December 6, 2018 7:43 PM PARIS RIOTS: Emmanuel Macron forced to CLOSE Eiffel Tower as tax protests escalate

THE EIFFEL Tower and Louvre museum are set to close on Saturday along with dozens of major tourism sites, museums and shops amid fears of a recurrence of last week’s violence in Paris. He said the Louvre museum, Orsay museum, the two operas, and the Grand Palais were among the sites that would be closed a week after rioters looted and defaced the Arc de Triomphe 106

November 21, 2018 1:24 PM Plans for Thatcher statue in hometown: Locals warn it will ‘get plastered in ROTTEN EGGS'

PLANS have officially been officially submitted today to erect a statue of Margaret Thatcher in her hometown but critics have warned the sculpture will get “plastered in rotten eggs” and need “24 hour security”. Officials in Grantham, Lincolnshire, hope to install a bronze sculpture of the first female Prime Minister after it was rejected by councillors 43

November 21, 2018 9:13 AM Parents have 'no regrets' over honeymoon holiday

A couple who had to go to court for taking their child out of school to go on their honeymoon have "no regrets". Janine and Shane Scott, from Stockton, on Teesside, took Elissa, seven, to New York for five days believing it was an "exceptional circumstance". But when they returned they were given fixed penalty notices by St John's Church of England Primary 39

November 20, 2018 9:26 PM Massachusetts mayor plans to pickle the state’s first legal marijuana

When asked whether the purchase is simply ceremonial or it will be consumed, Narkewicz said, “I am actually going to probably preserve it and display it…because it is historically significant.” It isn’t. Really, it isn’t – not unless you also have the first bag of crips sold in a pub and other consumables in a home museum to the everyday. A lump of pickled 33

November 18, 2018 12:24 AM 'Stolen friend': Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue

Prominent among the eclectic hoard of treasures in London's British Museum is the imposing figure of Hoa Hakananai'a, a four-tonne basalt statue from the Chilean Pacific territory of Rapa Nui - named Easter Island by European explorers. The statues, known as moai, were carved by the island's indigenous Rapa Nui people to embody the spirit of a prominent 61