‘He treated me as an equal’: Former scrap dealer who was friends with Prince Philip for 40 years

‘He treated me as an equal’: Former scrap dealer who was friends with Prince Philip for 40 years pays tribute to the duke’s down-to-earth nature Scrap dealer, George Bowman, 84, tells of 40-year friendship with Prince Philip  Unlikely pair met whilst competing in Lowther Carriage Driving Trials in Cumbria  Duke of Edinburgh visited the trials almost … Read more

Scrap ‘unhelpful and redundant’ term BAME, racial disparity commission tells Boris Johnson 

The term BAME is ‘unhelpful and redundant’ and should be scrapped, Boris Johnson‘s racial disparity commission will suggest in a report. The acronym – which stands for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic – overshadows the fact that people from different ethnic groups have varying life experiences and should not be grouped together in one category, the … Read more

TOM UTLEY: Scrap the theatre interval? It’s the only bit old soaks like me really enjoy 

Here’s an embarrassing confession — and I fear that I’ll never be admitted to polite society again once it’s out in the open: reader, I’m not at all keen on live theatre. Indeed, my heart used to sink before the lockdown on those mercifully rare occasions when kind friends would ring to say they had … Read more

Sugababes forced to scrap plans for 20th anniversary reunion

‘We had so many plans’: Sugababes forced to scrap plans for 20th anniversary reunion as they couldn’t get into the studio due to Covid By Sean O’grady For Mailonline Published: 23:55 GMT, 2 March 2021 | Updated: 01:09 GMT, 3 March 2021 The Sugababes were forced to scrap their plans for a 20th anniversary reunion … Read more

Son of woman who was killed on a smart motorway pens letter to Grant Shapps asking to scrap scheme 

Son of woman who was killed on a smart motorway pens letter to Grant Shapps pleading with him to scrap the ‘death trap’ scheme The fiery letter says Grant Shapps will be held responsible for future deaths Niaz Shazad’s mother died on the M1 in 2018 after she was struck by a lorry The letter … Read more

Network Rail boss says he’ll scrap summer maintenance works if leisure trips soar

Network Rail boss vows to scrap weekend engineering works this summer if leisure trips soar after Covid lockdown Weekend rail closures could be scrapped if leisure travel surges after lockdown  Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy predicts weekend demand could surge  To avoid disruption maintenance and upgrade work could move to weekdays  By Milly Vincent For … Read more

Network Rail boss vows to scrap weekend engineering works this summer if leisure trips soar

Network Rail boss vows to scrap weekend engineering works this summer if leisure trips soar after Covid lockdown Weekend rail closures could be scrapped if leisure travel surges after lockdown  Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy predicts weekend demand could surge  To avoid disruption maintenance and upgrade work could move to weekdays  By Milly Vincent For … Read more

Demands to scrap e-scooter trial in Newcastle just a WEEK into year-long trial 

Critics have called for an end to a year-long e-scooter trial in Newcastle after just seven days – after riders ditched helmets, rode on pavements and almost hit pedestrians.  Some 250 electric scooters were opened up to the public for the first time last week as the Government decides whether to legalise the use of … Read more