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Jubilee TV viewing figures down on previous royal occasions

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Television viewing figures for the first day of the Queen’s jubilee were substantially down on previous royal occasions, although millions still tuned in. A peak audience of 7.5 million people watched the BBC’s broadc...

The previous owner is still paying for home insurance on my house

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I bought my house seven years ago, and the previous owner is (seemingly unknowingly) still paying almost £800 a year on buildings and contents insurance through Santander. The renewal letter arrives every year and is ...

‘Record after record’: Brazil’s Amazon deforestation hits April high, nearly double previous peak

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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon surged to record levels for the month of April, nearly doubling the area of forest removed in that month last year – the previous April record – preliminary government data has shown, ...

New blood test predicts risk of heart attack and stroke with twice previous accuracy

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Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict whether someone is at high risk of a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or dying from one of these conditions within the next four years. The test, which relies...

How CNN’s crisis echoes previous episodes at top US TV networks

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Cable news ratings are in sharp decline, public trust in journalists is at all-time low, and one of most famous names in the media business is in a post-pandemic C-suite crisis ahead of an important midterm election. ...

A Previous Life by Edmund White review – salacious confessions

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Edmund White’s latest book – his 30th, by my count – bears the subtitle “Another posthumous novel”. This alludes not only to the fact that White has continued to write prolifically after suffering multiple strokes, bu...

Leatherback turtle nest numbers in south Florida double previous record

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The number of leatherback turtle nests found along some south Florida beaches reached record numbers this year, surprising biologists. The 79 nests laid by endangered turtles along beaches in Broward county this year ...

Blind date: ‘I should have stopped drinking before I said I was Charlotte Brontë in a previous life’

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What were you hoping for?A genuine human connection, be it romantic or platonic. First impressions?She looked like she’d come straight from the set of The French Dispatch. What did you talk about?Childhood memories; ...

Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

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Previous infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests. Researchers at Oxford Unive...