As the UK braces itself for yet another trip to the polling booth, here’s a reminder of general elections past.
From David Bowie’s departure in January to the tragic synchronicity of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, dying on consecutive days in December, the frequency of familiar faces being lost from our lives during 2016 seemed both unprecedented and bewildering – partly thanks to the spectacle of public mourning gathering relentless momentum on social media.
At the Malaysian Grand Prix on 2nd October 2016, nine Australian men in the crowd simultaneously displayed their underwear to the world. Although their Speedos had been embellished with the Malaysian flag, the authorities were not amused and after four nights in the cells the exhibitionists were dismissed by a court with a caution for public nuisance offences.
If only, some 300 years earlier, three deer had not been poached from the Bishop of Winchester’s estate, this regrettable event might never have taken place…
Last week it emerged that among the many people affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban was Muhammad Ali Jr, son of the late boxing legend, who was detained and questioned for two hours at a Florida airport. Immigration agents reportedly asked him, “Are you a Muslim?” and, “Where did your name come from?”
Despite her protestations that Beyoncé should have won instead, Adele scored big at the 2017 Grammy awards on Sunday 12th February.
She picked up all five of the awards for which she was nominated, including Record of the Year for ‘Hello’ and Album of the Year for ‘25’ – which she received saying, “I can’t possibly accept this award,” instead dedicating it to “artist of my life” Beyoncé for her album ‘Lemonade’. Later the 28-year-old London-born singer-songwriter broke the gong in half to share it with her idol.
Our analysis of whether being elected by the people pays off for prime ministers when it comes to the length of their tenure.
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When former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher died in April 2013, aged 87, she was remembered for many things. Not top of the list, but impressive nonetheless, was the fact that she had an unusually low sleep requirement.
In our latest butterfly effect, we connect the dots between a nighttime stroll in 18th-century Switzerland and the paint-splattered ‘Colourful Revolution’ which spread through Macedonia this year.
Gareth Southgate has just been confirmed as the new manager of the England football team, but can he take his place among the greats? We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the country’s best manager of all time, statistically speaking. Here’s who you’ve got to beat, Gareth…
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