York MP advised to speak to Commons official in attempt to remove Duke of York title

York MP advised to speak to Commons official in attempt to remove Duke of York title

An MP representing York has been advised about a possible method of stripping Prince Andrew of his Duke of York title. Labour’s Rachael Maskell, who represents York Central, has claimed that Prince Andrew should lose his association with the city following the settlement of his legal battle with Virginia Giuffre. But Ms Maskell said it … Read more

As Biden and Putin speak, Ukraine invasion threat ratchets up

As Biden and Putin speak, Ukraine invasion threat ratchets up

This year’s event in Munich marks the 15th anniversary of a landmark speech Putin delivered to the gathering that has been widely seen as foreshadowing his policy of opposing NATO expansion. “NATO expansion does not have any relation with the modernization of the Alliance itself,” Putin said in the combative 2007 address. “On the contrary, … Read more

Biden and Putin to speak as Ukraine warnings mount

Biden and Putin to speak as Ukraine warnings mount

By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will speak on Saturday as Western nations warned a war in Ukraine could ignite at any moment. Putin requested the telephone call between the leaders to take place on Monday, a White House official said, but Biden wanted to conduct … Read more

The good, bad and ugly: Two years on from Caroline Flack’s death, we speak to people affected by social media

The good, bad and ugly: Two years on from Caroline Flack’s death, we speak to people affected by social media

Did you know PLATO is a little-known program from the 1970s that offered the world’s first messaging forum similar to a very basic Facebook Messenger? That would make social media middle-aged at around 50 years old. Since its inception over five decades ago, social media has grown into a beast that has great benefits but … Read more

Tesco worker stays silent for three months and won't even speak to shoppers

Tesco worker stays silent for three months and won't even speak to shoppers

Avid fund-raiser Lee Clark hasn’t spoken to anyone at work for almost three months now – but it’s not because he doesn’t get on with his colleagues. Tesco employee Lee works at a branch of the supermarket in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and isn’t even speaking to customers. The usually “noisy and chatty” dad-of-five is part way … Read more