Big Ben is back and telling the time – and the bongs will soon ring out again

An £ 80 million makeover of Big Ben is almost complete, restoring the world’s most famous dial to its original Victorian glory. The five-year restoration of Elizabeth Tower involved extensive scaffolding, 500 workers and ended up running £ 51m over budget. The watch’s iconic dials have been restored to their original color – Prussian blue … Read more

Monkey smallpox outbreak associated with superspreader event in adult sauna

21 May 2022, 07:31 | Updated: May 21, 2022, 08:05 The European outbreak of monkey pox has been linked to an adult sauna in Madrid. UKHSA identified 11 more cases yesterday. Photo: Alamy Monkey poop cases in Spain have been linked to a superspreader event in an adult sauna in Madrid. The region’s Minister of … Read more

Kendrick Lamar Chooses First Single Off Of “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”

The Kodak Black-assisted “Silent Hill” will be ringing off this summer. It’s officially been a week since Kendrick Lamar returned with the release of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. The album is already aiming to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 with the largest sales week of the year. Still, fans are continuously unpacking … Read more

Tube Strike Action: Disruption for those traveling to London during the Platinum Jubilee

Strikes have been announced on London Underground during Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, with staff leaving two key stations. Underground staff at the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) have voted to leave the Euston and Green Park stations on Friday, June 3, due to allegations of a toxic work environment created by … Read more

Marr: ‘It’s scandal after scandal in Westminster – where else in the UK there are problems …

18 May 2022, 18:20 “Scandal after scandal” is Andrew Marr’s summary of the stories that have come out of Westminster in recent months. Accusations of misconduct, a Member of Parliament watching porn in the House of Commons and now a Conservative member being arrested on suspicion of rape have all emerged from the heart of … Read more

Queen surprisingly shows up to open the new Elizabeth line in London

The Queen has paid a surprise visit to see the new Elizabeth line at Paddington Station in London. The 96-year-old monarch joined his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, for the official visit to what Buckingham Palace described as a “happy development”. It was unknown if she could participate – partly because she has had … Read more

Clarence Thomas says abortion leakage has changed the Supreme Court

Judge Clarence Thomas sits under a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington on April 23, 2021. Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. (Erin Schaff, New York Times via AP) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes WASHINGTON – Judge Clarence Thomas says … Read more

‘I’m just humbled’: Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees help pay off popular Utah venue’s mortgage

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds, right, embraces Velour Live Music Gallery Corey Fox on the stage of the Provo venue Thursday. Reynolds presented Fox with a mortgage promissory note for the venue. (Zions Bank) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes PROVO — In Dan Reynolds’ mind, his career success couldn’t have happened without small venues. That’s … Read more

Two cases of rare monkey cups confirmed in London

14 May 2022, 10:42 | Updated: 14 May 2022, 10:46 Monkey cups lesions. Photo: Getty Two people have been diagnosed with monkey pox in London, health authorities have confirmed. The couple live together in the same household and are not linked to the previously confirmed case in England, which was announced on May 7, the … Read more

Two people diagnosed with monkey pox in London, health authorities confirm

Monkey cups are similar to human cups. Photo: WHO / Nigeria Center for Disease Control / Sky News Two people have been diagnosed with monkey pox in London, the British Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed. Sky News reports that the couple lives in the same household and is not linked to another person who … Read more