Keep the little (or not so little) ones happy this school holiday with this list of activities.
Sister explores societal issues in China, specifically the one-child policy and gender preference.
Oh, dearest Iceland, frozen saga of the north, you made it onto our green list, so I’m prepared to forgive you now for four miserable nights sleeping rough in Delhi Airport. As surely as coronavirus has scuppered travel dreams, I still recall Eyjafjallajökul volcano egregiously spewing clouds of airplane engine-stopping ash into the atmosphere back in 2010, leaving millions of passengers, myself included, stranded worldwide, desperately trying to rebook cancelled flights to get back home. These days, epidemiological hotspots rather than geological ones have been dictating travel plans. But last Friday Iceland made it onto our government’s green list for travel and is set for a bumper summer unrivalled by disingenuously added (South Sandwich Isles, I ask you?) competition from other small islands on this hallowed list. Iceland’s place on this exclusive smorgasbord has been brought about by getting on top of a second wave of coronavirus infections that peaked mid-October last year and a successful vaccination rollout – to date, 39 per cent of Iceland’s population has received a first dose, 15 per cent, a second.
A Blood Condition by Kayo Chingonyi review – deep, subtle grace. The Zambian-born British poet explores colonial history, the origin of HIV and survivor’s guilt with a quiet power
Scottish theatres say reopening not viable under Holyrood Covid rules. Two-metre minimum distancing rules cap audiences at a tiny fraction of capacity and hamper tours too, say venues
There were 11 things that could go drastically wrong, I calculated, spread evenly along my planned voyage from London to Germany. But it had been three long months since I’d last seen my German fiance, Julius, and the stars had aligned in such a way that made it our last chance to get married and indeed spend any time together before the UK’s work-from-home edict ended and we’d be living and employed in the wrong countries again. The aim was for me to drive via the Eurotunnel and through France, with my giant German Shepherd, Bear, in my tiny Fiat 500, Mario, through multiple checks requiring seven separate documents, all within the 48-hour window of taking my Covid test in central London. The 11 things that could go drastically wrong were as follows: My test, taken in London, would be positive, in the absence of any symptoms The result (assuming negative), promised by the next day at 6pm, wouldn’t come back in time for me to get out of the UK Eurotunnel would suspend its services, and my ticket would be cancelled Bear wouldn’t be allowed into the EU, because of Brexit-related complications The UK border force wouldn’t let me out, despite my having a legal reason to leave France, still in a state of semi-lockdown, would close to British travellers again The French would let me in, but I’d have to stay there and quarantine for 10 days, rather than be granted transit I’d get through France, but the Germans wouldn’t let me in on account of my paperwork being wrong The paperwork would be fine, but my Covid test might have by this point expired Mario would break down, and I’d be in trouble, because of Brexit-related complications Worse, my ineptitude at driving on the wrong side of the road would result in Mario’s crash, and my death If you’d presented me with this list, prior to early 2020 and without context, I would have assumed the world had broken into nuclear warfare. The Brexit faff wouldn’t have surprised me, of course, nor would the risks associated with my bad driving. But eight of those classified risks were coronavirus-related.
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Old Vic theatre plans ‘supremely informal’ welcome back for audiencesEmma Rice’s adaptation of Bagdad Cafe and Harold Pinter’s darkly comic The Dumb Waiter staged in July as venue reopens ‘Keeping aspirations high’ … the Old Vic in London. Photograph: Manuel Harlan
The TVB Executive doesn't want contestants to use the pageant as a platform to become TVB stars
Yahoo Lifestyle SEA caught up with the four heartthrobs of the popular boys' love series for a chat about the show and their characters.
Exclusive: The destinations set to be added to the travel ‘green list’ The Big Green List Holiday Guide: Everything you need to know In full: the confirmed green list countries In full: the confirmed amber list countries British holidaymakers may face different rules when travelling overseas, with Scotland set to take a slightly different approach to the resumption of foreign holidays. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce the further lifting of lockdown restrictions today, with rules on holidays abroad to be eased from May 24, The Telegraph understands. The change should permit those in Scotland to travel to some overseas destinations without needing to self-isolate on their return. As it stands, all arrivals to Scottish airports are subject to a stay in a quarantine hotel. Britons travelling from England will see holidays restart under the traffic light system from May 17, so the later date for Scotland will see the two nations diverge. Wales and Northern Ireland are still to confirm whether they will follow the approach of the UK Government. Scotland is also set to classify countries as green, amber and red, but will review these categories every four weeks, whereas the UK Government review will take place every three weeks. Joss Croft, the chief executive of UKinbound, the trade body that represents inbound tourism businesses, told Telegraph Travel: “A four nations approach to the re-opening of international travel is absolutely critical to the recovery of the UK’s inbound industry, worth £2.54 billion in exports to Scotland annually. A united approach will ultimately help businesses, secure jobs and speed up our economic recovery.” Scroll down for the latest travel updates.
After Tesla began accepting payments in Bitcoin, Elon Musk is moving into high gear. His company SpaceX will launch a satellite in 2022 to collect information on the Moon and the mission is set to be entirely financed through Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that has been generating headlines since the beginning of the year.
Rising stars Arlo Parks and Olivia Rodrigo are among the artists performing to 4,000 guests at Tuesday's Brit Awards, where soul singer Celeste and hit machine Dua Lipa are both tipped to win big.
Yahoo Lifestyle SEA takes a look at some of the fitness classes you can attend at certain indoor gyms and fitness studios here in Singapore.
The actor wants to expand his talent into other related jobs in the industry
The Cantopop King's name listed in recent viral list of participants of "Be Boiling"
The Life of Music review – pushing at the boundaries of the classical canonNicholas Kenyon’s wide-ranging survey of the development of western music is packed with his passion for the subject The cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs at the 10th anniversary concert of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s outreach programme In Harmony, 2019. Photograph: Richard Martin-Roberts/Redferns
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old.
Sole of a nation: how Clarks became Jamaica’s favourite footwearThere has long been a unique connection between the Somerset-based shoe-maker and the Caribbean island. It goes way beyond shoes - as a new edition of book Clarks in Jamaica demonstrates Junior Reid, Ranking Dread and Jah Stitch all wearing Clarks. Composite: Beth Lesser; Roger Cracknell; Mark Read
The Salesman: Arthur Miller’s American classic reframed in IranAsghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film about two married actors has intriguing parallels with the play they are performing The stage on screen: more films about theatre Cracks in a marriage … Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman. Photograph: Allstar/Memento Films Production