Sixty years ago this month, the Union Flag came down in Kenya for the last time. A 250,000-strong crowd in Nairobi’s Uhuru stadium would, after two minutes, roar their approval as Kenya’s new black, green, red and white flag took its place. On its way up the pole, however, the Kenyan flag was momentarily stuck. As Nicholas Rankin relates, the then-Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip – representing Elizabeth II – “leaned across to [new prime minister Jomo] Kenyatta, smiling. ‘Do you want to change y
With his expulsion from the House of Representatives on Friday, George Santos, R-N.Y., joined a select group of disgraced U.S. politicians consigned to that ignominious fate. In the history of Congress, only 20 members — five representatives and 15 senators — had previously been removed from office by a vote of their peers, according to the Congressional Research Service. The reason for most of the earlier ousters was disloyalty to the United States, specifically for backing the Confederacy over
The Cabinet reshuffle that brought back David Cameron was supposed to reunite the Tory “sensibles”, reassure centre-ground voters and put Rishi Sunak on course for a general election victory next year. If one could liken it to a film scene it would be the end of The Railway Children when the young Jenny Agutter runs along the platform shouting “daddy, my daddy” before throwing herself into the arms of her father, freshly returned from a spell in political disgrace.
Police are investigating after a dog was mauled to death by another canine pet in north London. The animal died after another dog raced across the road to launch an unprovoked attack, police said. The incident happened just before 5.50pm on Saturday on the High Street in Cheshunt in front of horrified shoppers.
My husband breathes slowly and regularly into the plastic tube, a wry grin on his face. A few seconds later, the screen flashes red. 0.44 mg/L, it says. That’s 0.80 per cent blood alcohol content – which puts him bang on the legal alcohol limit to drive, should my husband wish to get behind the wheel. His face falls. He’s only had one beer.