The selling platform for crafts, vintage, and other creative goods recorded 106% growth in 2020, driven by lockdowns in the UK, repeat buyers, and viral moments.
At Buckingham Palace a steady stream of people arrived to lay bouquets at the front gates.
The Prince of Wales last night paid a touching tribute to his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, saying: “My dear Papa was a very special person.” In an unscripted, televised address, an emotional Prince Charles, 72, said: “As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. He was a much loved and appreciated figure.” He said the Duke had “given the most remarkable, devoted service” to the Queen, the Royal Family, his country and the Commonwealth.
Husband walks in on wife being allegedly sexually assaulted at Sydney aged care home. José says he hasn’t been able to sleep since alleged assault, which was described as ‘cuddling’ in incident report
Pub-goers will be forced to wear masks in beer gardens in some parts of England as further lockdown restrictions are eased. From April 12, outdoor restaurants, non-essential shops and pub gardens will be allowed to open to the public. The rule is being enforced by some “overzealous councils” who have set up enforcement teams to monitor beer gardens, the Telegraph reports.
Debra Hunter has been sentenced to serve 30 days in prison, pay a $500 fine, take anger management classes – and pay for her victim’s Covid test
Milestone passed as number of second jabs hits daily high
Prince Harry is expected to attend his grandad Prince Philip's funeral - and government guidance suggests it is within lockdown rules for him to fly in from the US. The monarch is close to the children of her late sister Princess Margaret - her nephew the Earl of Snowdon and niece Lady Sarah Chatto - so they may also be on the list.
Reality star has died of complications from the eating disorder
Virus hotspots could lead to third Covid wave in UK, scientists warnBoris Johnson accused of dropping pledge to ‘follow data not dates’ and urged to wait for more vaccinations before easing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Leeds city centre last summer. West Yorkshire is one of the areas with high infection rates. Photograph: Gary Calton/The Observer
Critics note there isn’t one mask in sight in photos the former White House press secretary posted to her Twitter page from a weekend fundraiser
"It was so much fun. Jimmy and Amanda put a smile on my face."
The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will be carried through the grounds of Windsor Castle in a modified Land Rover that he designed for the occasion himself. The funeral will take place next Saturday at 3pm, following a short procession in which the Prince of Wales and senior members of the Royal family will follow the coffin on foot as it is driven to St George’s Chapel. The Queen will not take part in the procession. It will be a royal funeral like no other, with Royals adhering to Covid-19 guidelines by wearing masks throughout the ceremony and maintaining social distancing. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that it would not be a state occasion, in accordance with the Duke’s wishes, but a ceremonial royal funeral in line with the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002. Her Majesty gave final approval to the plans, which “very much reflect the personal wishes of the Duke" who died peacefully at home in Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers for "high treason", the defence ministry said, in a rare public announcement that accused them of colluding with an unspecified enemy. The executions come as a Saudi-led military campaign intensifies in neighbouring Yemen and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, consolidates his grip on power.The soldiers were convicted of "the crime of high treason in cooperation with the enemy" in a way that threatens the kingdom and its military interests, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.The statement named the three soldiers -- Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim -- without identifying which enemy they were accused of aiding.Saudi Arabia, a Sunni powerhouse, views Shiite Iran as its main regional foe and identifies Yemen's Tehran-aligned Houthi rebels as a major security threat to the oil-rich kingdom.The statement makes a rare announcement of military executions in the kingdom, which is known to be highly secretive about its armed forces."The fact that the names of the decedents were publicised means the Saudis must consider their alleged misconduct to be exceptionally egregious and thus worthy of exemplary punishment," David Des Roches, from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, told AFP.The defence ministry said the soldiers were executed in the military's Southern Command, based close to the border with Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading a six-year campaign against Houthi rebels.Riyadh led a military coalition into Yemen in March 2015 to prop up the internationally recognised government, but it has struggled to oust the Houthis.It has also faced a surge in missile and drone attacks against the kingdom.Fighting has intensified for the key Yemeni region of Marib, with 53 pro-government and Houthi rebel fighters dead in the past 24 hours, loyalist military officials said Saturday.The Houthis have been trying to seize oil-rich Marib, the government's last significant pocket of territory in the north, since February.Consolidating powerThe executions come as Prince Mohammed, the 35-year-old heir to the throne, tightens his control on power.Prince Mohammed -- the son of King Salman, the kingdom's ageing monarch -- is already viewed as the country's day-to-day ruler, controlling all the major levers of government, from defence to the economy.He holds the title of defence minister, while his younger brother Prince Khalid bin Salman is the deputy.Over the past three years, the crown prince has mounted a sweeping crackdown on critics and rivals, with the imprisonment of prominent royal family members, business tycoons, clerics and activists.In March last year, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a brother of King Salman, and former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef were detained, multiple sources said.Saudi authorities have not publicly commented on their ongoing detention, which analysts see as an attempt by Prince Mohammed to stamp out traces of internal dissent.The kingdom has long faced criticism for one of the world's highest rates of executions and what human rights campaigners call an opaque judicial system.But earlier this year, the government-backed Human Rights Commission (HRC) reported a sharp drop in executions in 2020, as the kingdom seeks to blunt international criticism of its human rights record.The HRC said it documented 27 executions in 2020, a decrease of 85 percent over the previous year, due in part to a moratorium on the death penalty for drug-related offences.Since the beginning of this year, Saudi Arabia has carried out the death penalty against 20 people, according to a tally based on official figures published by state media.(AFP)
The crazy decision not to run Tiger Roll in today’s Randox Grand National (5:15pm, ITV) robs the biggest race in the world of some of its attraction, but it makes it easier for the 40 runners that will line up and Any Second Now is taken to give Ted Walsh a second winner in the £750,000 feature. Two-time winner Tiger Roll was controversially taken out of the Aintree showpiece last month and he predictably tailed off in yesterday’s Betway Bowl. Bristol De Mai tops the weights, while it seems pretty certain Trevor Hemmings’s Cloth Cap will go off favourite, as the veteran owner of Preston football club attempts a remarkable fourth win in the National.
As Donald Trump prepares to address major donors at the Republican National Committee today, concerns have been raised by the GOP over whether he will draw future financial contributions away from the party
A man has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of Dominique Lucious, a 26-year-old Black trans woman from Missouri.
A police officer resigned amid an internal use-of-force investigation, after he was shown to have repeatedly shoved snow in the face of a man during a domestic violence arrest in Akron, Ohio, on February 7.In video footage released by the City of Akron, an officer can be seen repeatedly placing snow on a man’s face as other officers handcuff him. The man can be heard saying that he “can’t breathe.”The incident happened after a woman called 911 to report that a man, named as Charles Hicks, had “threatened her with a knife and that she was scared for the safety of her children”, according to local reports.During a news conference on Thursday, Acting Chief Mike Caprez said the “tactic” used by the officer was “not supported by the circumstances” or trained by the department. Officer John Turnure voluntarily resigned effective March 31, local media reported. Credit: City of Akron via Storyful
Queen must take into account strict limit on numbers due to Covid crisis
Saluting batteries began firing 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday on Saturday in cities including London.
Security forces used heavy weapons and grenades during attack in city near Yangon, say witnesses