Cryptomania craze sweeps the world of art

InsidePadua’s Arena Chapel, a series of fabulous frescos by Renaissance painter Giotto adorn the walls. In one, banker Enrico Scrovegni can be seen kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary, begging for forgiveness.  He is said to have commissioned the entire set of works to atone for the great sin of charging interest on loans, … Read more

Putin’s critic Navalny vows to continue hunger strike as TB sweeps through penal colony

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has vowed to continue a hunger strike despite suffering from a heavy cough and fever as he claimed inmates in his Russian prison ward were being treated in hospital for tuberculosis. Vladimir Putin‘s biggest opponent, 44, has vowed to continue a hunger strike he launched last week demanding adequate medical treatment … Read more

Britain basks in glorious sunshine as families flock to beaches – before SNOW sweeps UK tomorrow

Easter Sunday has brought sunny skies for many in the South of England as hundreds pile onto the nation’s beaches with family on the first weekend since lockdown restrictions were eased to allow groups of six to meet outdoors.  A top temperature of 64.4F (18C) is forecast for the South of England this afternoon, whilst … Read more

At least four dead as winter storms sweeps the nation, leaves 5 MILLION without power

At least six people people have died amid a dangerous winter storm system sweeping across the nation, which has also left nearly five million homes and businesses in Texas without power and caused a series of frightening tornadoes in the Southwest. One person was killed in Kentucky when they lost control of their semi truck … Read more

Sahara plume colours the Alps ski resorts as sandstorm sweeps across the continent

Don’t eat the ORANGE snow! Plume of Saharan sands turns the ski resorts of the Alps ski resorts deep apricot after being blown thousands of miles from Africa Cross-country ski track in Val Ferret, Switzerland, was scattered with the sand A skier in the Pyrenees also captured the blanket of sand covering the snow  The … Read more

Puzzle mania sweeps UK as lockdown Britons spent £100 MILLION on jigsaws in 2020

Britain has been hit by puzzle mania with more than £100million spent on jigsaws across 2020. Bored Britons looking for a new hobby in lockdown have turned to puzzles – skyrocketing sales by 38 per cent. The huge increase has left some manufacturers struggling to keep up with the soaring demand, according to the Guardian.  … Read more

GameStop: FCA warns on market abuse as Reddit fever sweeps UK

Watchdog warns on market abuse and high-risk trading as GameStop fever hits Britain: FCA sounds the alarm on the Reddit vs hedge funds fight GameStop saga continued yesterday, as trading app RobinHood stopped buys Traders piling into shorted stocks have also picked up on beaten-up UK shares FCA said personal investors should take care in … Read more

Warning over market abuse as Reddit fever sweeps Britain

Warning over market abuse as Reddit fever sweeps Britain: FCA sounds the alarm as UK investors pile in to get back at hedge funds By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 GMT, 28 January 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 28 January 2021 Traders have been warned they could be guilty of market abuse … Read more

Homeowners put up flood barriers and sandbags as Storm Christoph sweeps in to UK 

Homeowners and businesses are in a race against time to put up flood barriers and sandbags as Storm Christoph swept in from the Atlantic. With two months of rain forecast to lash the country in just two and a half days, flood warnings were issued for all areas, with more severe amber warnings for a … Read more

Weather chaos sweeps Britain: Torrential rain causes commuter hell

Mother nature hammered Britain with torrential rain flooding rail lines and stations in the south east while families in the north and Scotland were knee-deep in snow and forced to dig their way out of home.  Torrential rain caused hell for workers commuting to and from Essex today as train operator c2c announced dozens of … Read more