Body of former SDLP leader John Hume arrives at cathedral ahead of funeral

A socially distanced crowd gathered as the body of John Hume arrived in Londonderry on Tuesday night, ahead of his funeral. Members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) he led for two decades formed a guard of honour in black face masks, holding lit candles as his cortege arrived at St Eugene’s Cathedral … Read more

Police commander in charge of drug strategy is suspended over alleged drug misuse

Police commander in charge of drug strategy is suspended over alleged drug misuse Commander Julian Bennett currently leads the Met Police on criminal justice He was secretly suspended last month after claims involving controlled drugs It is understood the officer was taken off duty after refusing to have a drug test A spokesman for the … Read more

Ocado chief Steiner tops FTSE pay list: Men STILL earn more than women

Ocado chief Tim Steiner tops FTSE pay list: Men STILL earn more than women taking all of the top nine spots By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 22:37 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 22:37 BST, 4 August 2020 Ocado boss Tim Steiner has been named the best-paid boss in the FTSE 100 … Read more

How Chinese social media app TikTok became centre of a political storm

TikTok has grown into one of the world’s most popular social networks – with more than 2bn downloads – and become a sensation among teenagers. But the Chinese-owned service is now at the centre of a struggle involving Beijing, Washington and London. The row yesterday saw Donald Trump accused of making mafia-style threats over the … Read more

UTV presenter dies after his car plunges into water at harbour

TV presenter Brian Black dies after his car plunges into water at a harbour in Northern Ireland His car was pulled from Strangford Harbour, in Co Down, Northern Ireland He was rescued out the car and taken to hospital where he died from his injuries  His colleagues and family have posted tributes on social media … Read more

Kate Middleton dons £15 face mask by Amaia as she unpacks donations at a baby bank in Sheffield

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed how she has been left in tears after hearing the stories of families coping amid the coronavirus pandemic during a visit to a baby bank in Sheffield on Tuesday. Kate – who sported a £15 reusable cotton floral face mask from London-based label Amaia – spoke of how she went … Read more

Brexit referendum ‘sparked rise in Britons migrating to the EU’

Brexit referendum sparked rise in Britons migrating to the EU and 500% increase in passport bids, study finds Study finds Brexit referendum result sparked rise in Britons emigrating to the EU  Number of Britons seeking EU passports increased five-fold, research suggests Official figures show net EU migration to the UK still well in positive territory   … Read more

Ruined endangered Unesco sites from Palmyra to Jerusalem are virtually rebuilt before your very eyes

Standby, we are going to take you back in time. Architects and engineers have deployed digital wizardry to show what several endangered Unesco sites would have looked like had they been fully preserved – to highlight their significance and underscore their sheer majesty.  Scroll down to see the incredible digital makeovers, from the spectacular ancient … Read more

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: The last of the Aspreys leaves London after 240 years 

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: The last of the Aspreys leaves London after 240 years By Sebastian Shakespeare for the Daily Mail Published: 22:19 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 22:28 BST, 4 August 2020 They are the family to whom generations of the Royal Family — as well as princelings from overseas — have turned whenever augmenting … Read more