The 8 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘High Flying Bird,’ ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

This week’s big new streaming release is a Netflix original from one of our favorite directors; Amazon Prime, meanwhile, has added a sleeper you might’ve missed from a Girls co-star. On disc, we’ve got one of this year’s Best Actor nominees, one of this year’s Best Foreign Film nominees, a Best Foreign Film nominee from […]

Roman Jews and Israeli rabbis are ‘at war’… over artichoke

A centuries-old Italian way of cooking artichokes is apparently not to the taste of Israel’s top religious authority, as it has rejected the dish as non-kosher. However, Rome’s Jewish community stand up for their beloved delicacy. The row over an ordinary vegetable made the headlines after the Chief Rabbinate of Israel denounced the artichoke as […]

Heart disease: Those ‘at genetic risk’ less likely to develop illness if they exercise

PEOPLE “at high genetic risk” of heart disease are 50 per cent less likely to develop the illness if they regular exercise, according to new research. The findings, used data from 482,702 participants from the UK – a group of 40 to 69-year-olds, were surveyed on a range of health factors.

‘At what cost?’ – George Osborne torn apart by Twitter after hailing austerity’s success

A celebratory tweet from ex-Tory chancellor George Osborne was attacked on Twitter. The now-Evening Standard editor hailed “the national effort” to decrease public spending – he was soon reminded the cost of his “savings.” The UK’s public finances have improved but only after the introduction of major austerity measures, most of which have impacted the […]

US-led anti-ISIS coalition admits ‘at least 817’ civilian deaths, says 600 reports still unconfirmed

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 19:28 The US-led authority coordinating military efforts against ISIS has published the latest casualty figures for its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, insisting the terrorist group “remains a regional and global threat.” “To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 817 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition […]

Number of Islamist radicals ‘at an all-time high’, warns German intelligence chief

German intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen has said that the security services are facing a record numer of Islamists. The news comes as world leaders announce the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, potentially prompting an exodus of fighters. The number of Islamist sympathizers is at an “an all-time high”, Maassen, the president of the […]

Diabetes diet: THIS popular eating regime helped third of ‘at risk’ people avoid type 2

Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed in someone every two minutes in the UK. There are currently 2.9 million people in the UK living with it, but it is estimated that five million will suffer by 2025. However, new research published in the British Medical Journal has shown that diet could play an important role in […]

Proms at… Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park review

Last week’s concert by the Multi-Story Orchestra under conductor Christopher Stark ranged from Bach’s exquisite Chorale Prelude to John Adams’s symphonic “Harmonielebre,” described by its composer as looking to the past in a “postmodernist” spirit. Sandwiched between the two, a new work by London composer Kate Whitley, “I am I say”, brought in the Peckham […]