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Tower twice Grenfell’s height planned nearby with single staircase

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A new apartment skyscraper with just one fire escape staircase is being planned just a few hundred metres from Grenfell Tower in a move that survivors of the disaster have called “shocking”. The proposed tower would b...

Gina Yashere: ‘I’ve only been drunk twice. Why do people do that to themselves?’

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My family’s Nigerian, but I was born and raised in England and I was very much a British kid. So at school I had bangers and mash, toad in the hole and all the British sweets. Then I’d come home and we’d eat mainly tr...

Glenn Youngkin condemns report his son twice tried to vote in Virginia

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Glenn Youngkin, the Republican victor in this week’s election for governor in Virginia, reacted angrily to a report which said his 17-year-old son twice tried to vote in the contest. Responding to the Washington Post...

Twice as many youth services in England’s richest areas – survey

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Children in affluent areas of England are twice as likely to have access to youth clubs and other out-of-school activities as those in poorer locations, the first national snapshot of youth services in more than a dec...

Asylum hotel deaths ‘twice as high’ as Home Office admitted

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Ninety-five people have died in asylum accommodation since April 2016, almost double the figure recently admitted by the government, raising suspicions the Home Office has deliberately downplayed the death toll. And t...

Woolly mammoth walked far enough to circle Earth twice, study finds

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He was huge, hairy and boasted two enormous tusks: researchers say they have discovered a woolly mammoth called Kik who traipsed almost far enough in his life to circle the Earth twice. Experts say the work not only s...

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson still unsure on vaccination despite getting Covid-19 twice

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson refused to be drawn on whether he will get a Covid-19 vaccine despite catching the virus twice over the past year. The 2019 NFL MVP has returned to practice after the 10-day ...

Lions to play Sharks twice in four days as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tour

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The British and Irish Lions will meet the Sharks for a second time in four days after the Bulls were prevented from playing at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday because of an outbreak of coronavirus. The Lions won the firs...

Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay mint NHL dynasty with Stanley Cup repeat

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Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into the dark days of the pandemic perhaps one last time. The NHL commissioner beckoned not ...

‘Torrent of abuse’: Jewish man targeted twice in an hour in London

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A Jewish man who suffered antisemitic abuse twice in an hour in central London was physically threatened because of his appearance, his family have said. The man, named only as Yosef, was on his way home when he was s...

Can spite be good? How writing a book about the emotion made me think twice

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The corpse of love is rarely cold – and it may be spite that keeps it warm. Take Alan Markovitz. When his ex-wife moved in with a new partner, he started to suspect the pair had been having an affair while they were s...

‘They kill the person twice’: police spread falsehoods after using deadly force, analysis finds

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On the day of George Floyd’s killing, Minneapolis police published a short press release titled “Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction”. The news alert on 25 May said an unnamed man “appeared to b...

Would-be dog owners told to think twice before buying flat-faced breeds

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Experts have urged would-be dog owners to reconsider buying squashed-faced animals such as French bulldogs, warning they are prone to life-limiting health conditions, and that buying such breeds could fuel criminal ac...

Why stars should think twice before calling out their critics

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In 2018, while working as a freelance writer, I travelled three hours outside of London on a train, and then a coach, to review a music festival. I camped in the cold and the rain, waking up at 8am each morning to mak...

‘He didn’t think twice’: friend tells of last moments of hero who died in Thames

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A 20-year-old man who died trying to rescue a drowning woman from the Thames was adamant he must jump into the water in spite of the serious risk to himself, his friend has said. Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, known to fr...

Birmingham launches taskforce as babies die at twice national rate

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A taskforce is being set up to tackle baby deaths in Birmingham, after a report revealed infant mortality rates in the city are nearly twice the national average, with families from Pakistani backgrounds disproportion...

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