Lloyd’s of London may ditch formal attire after 335 years

Lloyd’s of London may ditch formal attire after 335 years as group of brokers call for ‘stuffy’ dress code to be scrapped Nearly 50,000 people work at broking and underwriting firms based at Lloyd’s Those based in the building are expected to abide by a strict clothing policy London & International Insurance Brokers Association has … Read more

Watchdog launches formal investigation into claims David Cameron lobby laws

Watchdog launches formal investigation into claims David Cameron breached ‘anti-sleaze’ laws his own government introduced by ‘lobbying the Treasury to get stricken financial firm Greensill access to Covid loan schemes’ Former prime minister alleged to have lobbied Treasury on behalf of Greensill  Said to have been part of efforts to increase firm’s access to Covid … Read more

Meghan Markle makes formal complaint to Ofcom about Piers Morgan under ‘harm and offence’ rules

The Duchess of Sussex has made a formal complaint to Ofcom about Piers Morgan after he dismissed her account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family. Meghan complained to ITV bosses about the former co-host of Good Morning Britain after he said on-air that he ‘didn’t believe a … Read more

Meghan Markle makes a formal complaint to Ofcom about Piers Morgan

The Duchess of Sussex has made a formal complaint to Ofcom about Piers Morgan after he dismissed her account of suffering suicidal thoughts and experiencing racism at the hands of the royal family. Meghan complained to ITV bosses about the former co-host of Good Morning Britain after he said on-air that he ‘didn’t believe a … Read more

Pupils could take ‘mini-exams’ to be marked by teachers instead of formal A-Levels and GCSEs

School students taking their GCSE and A-levels could be asked to take ‘mini-exams’ to help determine their grades, according to reports. Exam boards could write the slimmed down papers, which students will take at the request of their teachers. The papers would be marked by teachers and would be used to help them to inform … Read more

Bridgerton: Boom in demand for afternoon tea sets and formal tablecloths 

Bridgerton has sparked a boom in demand for afternoon tea sets and formal tablecloths as fans try to recreate the Regency dining experience. The monumental success of the Netflix show fuelled a rise in sales of patterned tablecloths, cake stands and champagne, reported The Telegraph. The show became Netflix’s biggest hit this week with 82 … Read more

Novelist says the Queen ‘not nearly as formal’ as everyone expects

Author who researched the Queen for new murder mystery novel depicting the monarch as a detective insists Her Majesty doesn’t expect palace staff to ‘drop everything’ for her and is ‘not nearly as formal as people imagine’ Sophia Bennett spent years researching royal family for novel, The Windsor Knot Author claimed Her Majesty doesn’t expect … Read more

Diplomats draft ‘formal dissent cable’  expressing anger at State Department’s near silence

US diplomats condemn Trump for inciting deadly violence at the Capitol and call for administration to support 25th Amendment to remove him from office in official ‘dissent’ cable Dozens of State Department officials are filing a formal dissent in a cable directed at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  There is anger over the Department’s lack … Read more

The Project’s Carrie Bickmore shares awkward teenage throwbacks with braces at her school formal

So, that’s how she got her perfect smile! The Project’s Carrie Bickmore shares awkward teenage throwbacks with braces at her school formal By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 03:53 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 04:09 GMT, 29 October 2020 Everyone goes through an awkward teenager stage – including celebrities.  And on Wednesday, … Read more

Darren Grimes files formal complaint over Scotland Yard’s handling of ‘race hate’ probe

Journalist Darren Grimes has today formally complained to Scotland Yard over its handling of a ‘race hate’ probe into his interview with historian David Starkey. The pro-Brexit blogger is seeking an apology from the Metropolitan Police for causing ‘significant distress’ and exposing him and Dr Starkey to ‘reputational damage’ as they investigated the pair for … Read more