Author offers a deep dive into the world of baking as he grows his own wheat

FOOD SLOW RISE: A BREAD-MAKING ADVENTURE by Robert Penn (Particular £17.99, 240 pp)  Is there any smell more delicious than that of freshly baked bread? No wonder supermarkets pump the aroma through their stores to entice shoppers to spend more. As a nation we love our bread, gobbling nearly 12 million loaves a day. Humans … Read more

Japan earthquake: Ten years on from disaster that shocked the world

Houses ripped up from their foundations, boats washed miles inland, streets buried in rubble and smoke rising from electrical fires – these were the other-worldly scenes beamed around the world almost 10 years ago after Japan was hit by one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded.  It was 2.46pm local time on March 11, 2011, … Read more

Amanda Holden transforms into the Queen of Hearts as she celebrates World Book Day at Heart FM

She’s been entertaining listeners with her fun-filled antics at work throughout the coronavirus pandemic. And Amanda Holden played dress up as she marked World Book Day during her Heart Breakfast show on Thursday. The TV and radio presenter, 50, channelled her inner Disney monarch as she transformed into Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, while co-stars … Read more

Happy World Book Day! Celebs mark the event with their kids on social media

Rochelle Humes’ daughter Alaia-Mai sports a Willy Wonka costume while Tamara Ecclestone’s eldest child Sophia channels her inner unicorn as celebs help their kids mark World Book Day on social media World Book Day has been observed on the first Thursday in March since 1995 A set of books are released for £1 each year, … Read more

Brooklyn Beckham, 21, calls his mother Victoria, 46, the ‘best mum in the world’

Brooklyn Beckham, 21, calls his mother Victoria, 46, the ‘best mum in the world’ as he shares heartwarming family snaps with her and brother Romeo, 16 By Sean O’grady For Mailonline Published: 01:47 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 01:47 GMT, 3 March 2021 Brooklyn Beckham has praised his mother Victoria as the ‘best mum … Read more

Microsoft Mesh platform lets users create an avatar that can be beamed anywhere in the world

Video conferencing has become a worldwide staple in the last year due to the coronavirus forcing millions into their homes, but Microsoft has unveiled a new platform that brings people into the same room – even if just virtually. Called Microsoft Mesh, the application is a mix-reality system that uses the firm’s HoloLens headset, enabling … Read more

Top figures from the world of racing pose grotesquely on the corpses of thoroughbreds

Galloping down the home straight, seven-year-old Morgan was just six-and-a-half lengths behind the winning horse when he crossed the finishing line in fourth place. The going was good that day, as they say in the racing world. Conditions at Wexford racecourse in Ireland were warm and mostly sunny as Morgan, who had been 5 to … Read more

Boris Johnson rebuked by Lord Coe for using tired mantra after confirming backing for 2030 World Cup

Prime Minister Boris Johnson blasted by Lord Coe for using the ‘red-blooded’ and ‘very tired mantra’ of ‘bring football home’ to confirm Government’s £2.8m backing for UK and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup joint-bid – as he calls for ‘humility’ By David Coverdale For The Daily Mail Published: 20:25 GMT, 2 March 2021 | Updated: 20:38 … Read more

Inside the Queen’s private world at Windsor Castle

Usually a private space where she can relax away from the glare of the public eye, the Queen has offered the public a rare look inside her private apartments at Windsor Castle over the last year.  The Queen, 94, has conducted a number of high profile video calls from the comfortable, countrified sitting room during … Read more

UK ‘will be in a very different world in months’ thanks to Covid vaccines: Hancock and JVT claim

Britain’s lockdown-ending hopes were given another huge boost tonight as Matt Hancock revealed a single dose of the coronavirus vaccines being rolled out in the UK cut hospital rates in the most elderly by 80 per cent. The Health Secretary said Government analysis of figures in England had shown one dose of either the Oxford … Read more