How sizzling Sicily warms the heart with its great baroque cities and pretty seaside towns

Sicily is the triple distillation of Italy. The sun is fiercer, the wine stronger, the sweets sweeter, the shadows darker, the baroque more baroque. And, it has to be said, the dirt dirtier. Every writer comments on the island’s severe contrasts: great beauty and the smell of jasmine here, bloodstains and brutal poverty there. The … Read more How sizzling Sicily warms the heart with its great baroque cities and pretty seaside towns

Nationwide bosses vow not to abandon towns and pledge to keep at least one branch open in each area

Nationwide bosses vow not to abandon towns and pledge to keep at least one branch open in each area Nationwide had pledged to keep at least one branch open in towns until May It has extended this commitment until January 2023 as a result of the pandemic  Nationwide’s promise will be a relief for many … Read more Nationwide bosses vow not to abandon towns and pledge to keep at least one branch open in each area

Killer whales are blamed for vanishing population of great white sharks off Cape Town’s coast

Killer whales may be responsible for the disappearance of great white sharks in South Africa‘s waters, according to a new government report. Great whites are a big draw in Cape Town, with visitors viewing them from tour boats or protective shark cages. But their numbers have been in steep decline since at least 2017. Experts … Read more Killer whales are blamed for vanishing population of great white sharks off Cape Town’s coast

Jordyn Woods honors boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns’ late mother who died of coronavirus

Jordyn Woods honors boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns’ late mother who died of coronavirus earlier this year … as NBA star turns 25 By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 03:26 GMT, 17 November 2020 | Updated: 03:26 GMT, 17 November 2020 Jordyn Woods honored the late mother of boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns as NBA star turned 25 this weekend. The … Read more Jordyn Woods honors boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns’ late mother who died of coronavirus

Birds that live in towns and cities are having more chicks because light pollution

Birds living in urban areas have more chicks than those in the country because of light pollution prompting them to lay eggs earlier in the year, study finds. Researchers from California Polytechnic State University based examined data collected by the public on 58,506 nests from 142 species across North America. They found that urban birds are … Read more Birds that live in towns and cities are having more chicks because light pollution

Raging rivers of mud sweep through towns and villages in Crete wrecking hundreds of homes

Raging rivers of mud sweep through towns and villages in Crete flooding hundreds of homes with residents clambering onto rooftops amid torrential rain on Greek island Schools have been closed and locals told to stay indoors after severe flooding rocked the Greek island Cars have been swept away and homes and businesses have been destroyed … Read more Raging rivers of mud sweep through towns and villages in Crete wrecking hundreds of homes

Three more towns will begin mass Covid testing for all residents this week

Three more towns will soon introduce mass testing schemes in a bid to tackle coronavirus – after Liverpool’s city-wide swabbing programme launched earlier this week. The Prime Minister will announce that more than 100,000 people will be told to get tested in the three towns, including one in the Midlands and another in the south … Read more Three more towns will begin mass Covid testing for all residents this week

Biden secures first Election Day victory while Trump takes second in two New Hampshire towns

Joe Biden secured the first Election Day victory while Trump took the second as two tiny New Hampshire towns with a combined population of 26 announced the first US results just after midnight.  Dixville Notch posted its final tally – with all five votes going to Biden – on a handwritten poster board at 12.03am … Read more Biden secures first Election Day victory while Trump takes second in two New Hampshire towns

Commuter towns have become ‘home working hubs’ as millions work from home

Commuter towns including Halifax, Dudley and Reading have become ‘home working hubs’ as millions of UK workers stay away from the office, TalkTalk broadband data reveals TalkTalk data from January to August reveals the increase in internet usage   Collated upload and download data and created a percentage change figure   Reveals lockdown and shift to remote working … Read more Commuter towns have become ‘home working hubs’ as millions work from home

People in Tier Two and Three towns quizzed on local lockdown rules

Throughout the pandemic the nation has been forced to grapple with a blizzard of restrictions that are being constantly added, removed and tweaked. Boris Johnson‘s latest strategy to suppress the virus has carved up England into three alert level tiers which forces millions to obey differing rules. The wide-ranging measures, which divide loved-ones, have left … Read more People in Tier Two and Three towns quizzed on local lockdown rules