• Landmark Trust sees a surge in bookings, the best UK sites to book a staycation through
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    Landmark Trust sees a surge in bookings, the best UK sites to book a staycation through

    Many Britons will choose - or be forced - not to holiday abroad this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • British Museum says metal detectorists found 1,311 treasures last year
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    British Museum says metal detectorists found 1,311 treasures last year

    British Museum says metal detectorists found 1,311 treasures last year. ‘Rare’ 1,100-year-old brooch from Norfolk among treasures found

  • Women in labour being refused epidurals, official inquiry finds
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    Women in labour being refused epidurals, official inquiry finds

    Women in labour being refused epidurals, official inquiry findsExclusive: minister to remind NHS trusts to follow official guidance on pain relief during childbirth

  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen teases 'phenomenal' Haunting of Hill House S2: 'Mike Flanagan has knocked it outta the park'
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    Oliver Jackson-Cohen teases 'phenomenal' Haunting of Hill House S2: 'Mike Flanagan has knocked it outta the park'

    The British actor is set to play a "charming fellow" named Peter in the eagerly anticipated follow-up.

  • 'Parasite' is getting a huge UK cinema expansion following Oscars, Baftas and box office triumph
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    'Parasite' is getting a huge UK cinema expansion following Oscars, Baftas and box office triumph

    Originally released into just 136 venues, 'Parasite' will expand into over 400 sites across the UK and Ireland on Valentine’s Day.

  • Americans have discovered beans on toast and they're not impressed
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    Americans have discovered beans on toast and they're not impressed

    “Bruv, you couldn’t at least melt the cheese?”

  • Hopes rise for statue of pioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning
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    Hopes rise for statue of pioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning

    Hopes rise for statue of pioneering fossil hunter Mary AnningMother’s fundraising campaign in Lyme Regis has been backed by likes of David Attenborough

  • Hugh Grant claims his iconic 'Love Actually' dance routine is the 'most excruciating scene ever'
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    Hugh Grant claims his iconic 'Love Actually' dance routine is the 'most excruciating scene ever'

    The 'Paddington 2' star admitted to making up excuses on set so that he wouldn't have to rehearse it.

  • Fashion designer Khalid Al Qasimi 'died of drug poisoning'
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    Fashion designer Khalid Al Qasimi 'died of drug poisoning'

    Fashion designer Khalid Al Qasimi 'died of drug poisoning'Son of ruler of Sharjah had taken GHB and cocaine in his London apartment, inquest hears

  • Netflix’s ‘The King’ star and director reveal the dangerous real conditions that made for one of the most realistic on-screen battles, ever
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    Netflix’s ‘The King’ star and director reveal the dangerous real conditions that made for one of the most realistic on-screen battles, ever

    Ben Mendelsohn and David Michôd reveal all about the terrible filming conditions, and even worse haircuts that went into their new Medieval-set drama, starring Timothée Chalamet.

  • Lonely Planet unveils best travel destinations of 2020
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    Lonely Planet unveils best travel destinations of 2020

    Bhutan, in the eastern Himalayas, came out on top of the best countries to visit.

  • Mel C says she 'felt like she was going mad' before life-changing depression diagnosis
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    Mel C says she 'felt like she was going mad' before life-changing depression diagnosis

    The Spice Girls singer also talked about how she manages the difficult days almost two decades on.

  • Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn
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    Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

    Johnson and Symonds adopt Jack Russell cross abandoned by puppy farmer. A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy. The Jack Russell cross, which has been named Dilyn, was chauffeured into the prime minister’s residence in a different kind of red box on Monday morning. The dog has been adopted by Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda; it was abandoned by a puppy farmer because of its undershot and misaligned jaw. The TV vet Marc Abraham, who has worked with the charity’s founder, Eileen Jones, said he made the couple aware of the shelter. “It was important to shine a light on the work she’s doing,” he told the BBC. “It’s entirely voluntary with huge vets’ bills so they only rescue and rehabilitate the ones with the most problems.” The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers. However, according to Abraham, the puppy has been living in a foster home with a cat, is house-trained and “is doing the basic commands already”. Under “Lucy’s law”, which is aimed at cracking down on puppy farms in England, the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties will be banned from next spring. The Welsh government has also confirmed it will adopt the law at a later date.

  • Stacey Solomon keeps it real in eye-opening post about breastfeeding trauma
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    Stacey Solomon keeps it real in eye-opening post about breastfeeding trauma

    The 'Loose Women' presenter took to Instagram to reassure new mothers that 'it will become easier'.

  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors reveal Robert Downey Jr. was the only actor to read the full script
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    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors reveal Robert Downey Jr. was the only actor to read the full script

    Anthony Russo and Joe Russo think Chris Evans 'might' have read the entire 'Avengers: Endgame' script but Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland sure didn't.

  • 'Skin' trailer: 'Billy Elliot' star Jamie Bell is unrecognisable as a conflicted neo-Nazi
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    'Skin' trailer: 'Billy Elliot' star Jamie Bell is unrecognisable as a conflicted neo-Nazi

    Jamie Bell plays a white supremacist seeking redemption - alongside Danielle Macdonald and Vera Farmiga - in the first trailer for upcoming drama, 'Skin'.

  • Government sacks Roger Scruton after remarks about Soros and Islamophobia
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    Government sacks Roger Scruton after remarks about Soros and Islamophobia

    Roger Scruton denied that he was antisemitic or Islamophobic. Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images The government has sacked its housing adviser Roger Scruton after he appeared to repeat antisemitic statements and denied Islamophobia was a problem. A spokesman for the Ministry of Housing said: “Prof Sir Roger Scruton has been dismissed as chairman of the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission with immediate effect, following his unacceptable comments.” In an interview with the New Statesman, the rightwing philosopher was unrepentant about his views on George Soros, the Hungarian-American philanthropist, who is frequently cited in antisemitic conspiracy theories and attacked by Hungary’s rightwing prime minister, Viktor Orbán. “Anybody who doesn’t think that there’s a Soros empire in Hungary has not observed the facts,” Scruton told the magazine. Scruton, who has been a friend of Orbán for more than 30 years, denied that he was antisemitic or Islamophobic. He said Islamophobia had been “invented by the Muslim Brotherhood in order to stop discussion of a major issue”. Scruton also said: “Hungarians were extremely alarmed by the sudden invasion of huge tribes of Muslims”, and accused the Chinese of “creating robots out of their own people”. Scruton’s sacking follows Labour-led calls for his dismissal. His comments came at an especially awkward time for the Conservatives as the party has been coming under increasing scrutiny over its stance on Islamophobia while continuing to attack Labour for antisemitism. Last month the party suspended 14 members for allegedly making Islamophobic comments after a string of abusive posts were uncovered on social media. Theresa May’s spokeswoman said the communities secretary, James Brokenshire, had sacked Scruton in a phone call. She said: “These comments are deeply offensive and completely unacceptable, and it is right that he has been dismissed.” Asked why Scruton had been given the unpaid role in the first place, given earlier similar comments, the spokeswoman said: “He was appointed because of his expertise in the built environment. His comments are clearly distracting from the important work of the commission and so it is no longer right for him to act as a government adviser.” Earlier, the ministry said: “It’s very clear from the interview Prof Sir Roger Scruton is not speaking for the government.” The interview prompted Labour to repeat its call from five months ago for Scruton to be sacked after it emerged that he had described Jews in Budapest as part of a “Soros empire”. Dawn Butler, the shadow equalities secretary, said Scruton’s new comments were “despicable and invoke the language of white supremacists”. She added: “His claim that Islamophobia does not exist, a few weeks after the devastating attack in Christchurch, is extremely dangerous.” When Labour first called for Scruton’s dismissal, Brokenshire defended him as a “champion of freedom of speech”. He said: “He is one of the most qualified people in this particular field, so I am pleased that he has accepted that role. As a public intellectual of renown and author of over 50 books, as well as countless articles and public lectures, Sir Roger is engaged in a variety of topics, often expressing – yes – strong and controversial views.” Andrew Gwynne, the shadow communities secretary, said Brokenshire “should apologise for defending Mr Scruton as a ‘champion’ of free speech and for saying our criticism of him was ‘misinformed’ and ‘ill-judged’”. He added: “Mr Brokenshire also said ‘due diligence’ had been conducted on Mr Scruton’s appointment, so he must explain what this entailed, what processes he followed and how he reached his decision. The government should also strip him of his knighthood.” Tell Mama, the anti-bigotry campaign, welcomed Scruton’s dismissal but raised questions about why he had been appointed in the first place. Its director, Iman Atta, said: “Such dehumanising language falls far below the standards of those who advise government and undermine the struggle against Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred, antisemitism and racism. Concerns were raised about Scruton’s opinion on homosexuality and Islamophobia before his appointment and that shouldn’t be overlooked.” Tory MPs including Tom Tugendhat and Johnny Mercer had joined calls for Scruton’s dismissal. A spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain said: “As the Conservative party faces its latest crisis on Islamophobia, it cannot continue with false promises to take the issue seriously … The reality is that these concerns will continue to recur until trust is rebuilt through – in part – an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the party.”

  • 'Lemoga': Lake District hotel offers yoga with lemurs as partners
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    'Lemoga': Lake District hotel offers yoga with lemurs as partners

    Strike a pose: visitors to Armathwaite Hall practise yoga with lemurs from Lake District wildlife park. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PAWe’ve had doga, goat yoga and anti-gravity yoga. Now lemurs have joined in the fun.A luxury hotel in the Lake District has added “lemoga” to its wellness programme, for yogis keen to do the downward dog with a Madagascan primate.Armathwaite Hall, a hotel and spa resort near Keswick, launched the sessions as one of its “meet the wildlife” wellness activities. And while celebrity yogis such as Khloé Kardashian haven’t yet caught on to the latest fitness craze, it is going down a storm in Cumbria.Richard Robinson, manager of the adjoining Lake District wildlife park, said the Madagascan animals – which look like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog – made ideal yoga partners.“When you watch lemurs they do some form of the poses naturally – that typical pose warming their bellies in the sunshine,” he said. “It seemed to be a really good combination to encourage people to have a go and spend time with a lemur.Getting the hands-on experience. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA“I don’t think you ever see an unhappy zookeeper. We spend all our time with animals. We know how it makes us feel and if we can give a little piece of that to people then great.”The Lake District may be miles from the wilds of Madagascar, where the ring-tailed lemurs originate, but the primates appear very much at home around humans – and naturals at yoga.Carolyn Graves, the owner of Armathwaite Hall, said the classes were designed to help guests beat the stress of city living: “Lemoga offers our guests the chance to feel at one with nature, at the same time joining in with the lemurs’ playtime.”

  • Happiest areas of the UK ranked: Did yours make the cut?
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    Happiest areas of the UK ranked: Did yours make the cut?

    Winchester in South East England is the happiest place in the United Kingdom.This is according to a new happiness index released by the Royal Mail, which measures happiness in areas around the UK.The areas are ranked based on eight different factors, including average earnings, life expectancy, access to health services and levels of deprivation.Carbon emission levels, residents’ reported sense of well-being, the earnings of the local authority and crime are also taken into account.While the Royal Mail ranked England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales separately as well as a general United Kingdom ranking, it was found the top 10 locations were all based in England – meaning these two tables look the same.The slideshow above, therefore, shows the happiest districts in the United Kingdom as a whole.The South East of England scored particularly well, with five out of ten local authorities from this region scoring in the top ten list.Elsewhere, here are the happiest areas in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.1. East Renfrewshire 2. East Dunbartonshire 3. Aberdeenshire 4. Stirling 5. Scottish Borders 6. Midlothian 7. East Lothian 8. Highland 9. South Ayrshire 10. Shetland Islands1. Monmouthshire2. Vale of Glamorgan3. Ceredigion4 Carmarthenshire5. Pembrokeshire6. Bridgend7. Neath Port Talbot8. Cardiff9. Torfaen10. Powys 1. Lisburn and Castlereagh 2. Newry, Mourne and Down3. Causeway Coast and Glens4. Ards and Northdown5. Mid Ulster

  • Dates, events and exhibitions across the UK to bookmark this autumn
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    Dates, events and exhibitions across the UK to bookmark this autumn

    From the capital's must-see exhibition to spooky cinema screenings this Halloween, these are the UK events to circle in your calendar.

  • The best signs from London's anti-Trump protests
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    The best signs from London's anti-Trump protests

    When a 20-foot blimp of a diaper-wearing Donald Trump was launched over Parliament Square this morning, protests against the US president’s UK visit were well and truly underway.From 11am, tens of thousands of demonstrators began to gather in central London to protest against the presidential couple’s “working visit”.Ahead of his meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this afternoon, protestors swamped Oxford Street bearing signs emblazoned with apt messages such as: ‘Feed him to the corgis’.With protests expected to continue well into the evening (and with the orange-hued baby Trump still flying high over central London), take a look at some of the best signs yet.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Melania Trump copies Duchess of Sussex’s signature style for London landing First Lady fashion: Melania Trump’s work wardrobeHow much choice Melania Trump gets in what she wears  

  • What's coming to Netflix UK this week
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    What's coming to Netflix UK this week

    All the latest movies and streaming shows, featuring Yahoo’s recommended highlights

  • 'Star Wars 9' to return to iconic British location
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    'Star Wars 9' to return to iconic British location

    The next film in the Skywalker saga will return to an iconic 'Star Wars' location first used in 1976.

  • Meghan Markle's mum Doria rumoured to be moving to the UK
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    Meghan Markle's mum Doria rumoured to be moving to the UK

    Doria Ragland will reportedly move across the pond to be with her daughter, as she embarks upon royal life.