Celeste and Arlo Parks lead stars shortlisted for Hyundai Mercury Prize’s Album Of The Year award

The shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album Of The Year was revealed on Thursday on BBC Radio 6 Music. And Celeste, Arlo Parks, and Wolf Alice lead the stars in contention for the prestigious accolade which promotes the best of British and Irish music. Alongside the pair, Berwyn, Black Country, New Road, Floating Points, Pharoah … Read more

Riders hold ‘electric scooter discos’ in car parks during one of England’s first trials

Riders hold ‘electric scooter discos’ in car parks as one of England’s first trials of the vehicles descends into chaos Rented vehicles used to hold ‘scooter discos’ in car parks during pilot scheme Northampton council’s leader said it ‘seems easy to remove tracking devices’  The Mail on Sunday saw people riding orange scooters on pavements … Read more

Rubbish dumping incidents across streets, parks and the countryside now tally nearly 1million yearly

A ‘tidal wave’ of fly-tipping has engulfed England after the environmental menace soared almost 20 per cent in a decade. The number of reported rubbish dumping incidents across streets, parks and the countryside now stands at nearly 1million a year. The fly-tipping blight has left cities, towns and villages coping with items like discarded fridges, … Read more

Britons hit beaches and parks amid glorious 65F Easter sunshine after lockdown eased

Hundreds have hit Britain’s beaches and parks for Easter Sunday amid gloriously warm temperatures in the South of England as lockdown restrictions are eased – and it is revealed that the first Covid-safe events will take place in April and May.  Temperatures reached 64.4F (18C) this afternoon in the South of England, as northern parts saw … Read more

Another night of carnage: Police clampdown on revellers holding parties in parks

Police clamped down on revellers massing in large crowds last night after thousands ignored pleas to stick to follow the rules on the last day of the 75F mini-heatwave. Officers were seen clearing drinkers from Castlefield Bowl in Manchester after hundreds gathered for a rave with a live DJ set, while similar police action took … Read more

BRIT Award 2021 nominations: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste lead the nods

Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste are leading the BRIT Awards stars with three nods each after the nominees were announced on Wednesday afternoon. The three artists are all nominated for Female Solo Artist and Mastercard Album, with Dua Lipa also in the running for British Single, while Arlo Parks and Celeste feature in the shortlist for … Read more

It’s the rule of six pack! Unlocked Britons head to parks to enjoy an evening drink

Britons enjoyed drinks with friends in sunny parks today as the nation raised a glass to the easing of lockdown restrictions – but some gatherings saw large numbers crowded together despite current guidelines forbidding it.  As of Monday six people, or two full households, are allowed to meet outside, including in back gardens, for the first … Read more

Britons hit the parks and the beaches as they throw caution to the winds ahead of Happy Monday

Lockdown-weary Britons have thrown caution to the wind and left their homes as temperatures started to climb – but police chiefs warned people it was not the end of restrictions. Families, joggers and weightlifters flocked to parks and beaches across the country as the UK braced for near-record 76F (24C) heat next week. Amateur athletes … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Britons count down to rule of six in parks and gardens next Monday

It’s been a tough winter for families across Britain, unable to see their loved ones apart from a walk in a local park. But there is now some light at the end of the tunnel, with the rule of six returning outdoors in parks and private gardens in England from next Monday – and people … Read more

Liverpool City Council vows to NEVER let its 100 parks to be sold or built on 

Liverpool City Council vows to NEVER let its 100 parks to be sold or built on Liverpool City Council is first council to have made a vow not to build on parks This follows court ruling stopping council building homes on Calderstones Park Such areas have been vital for locked down Britons seeking places to … Read more