‘Ask your grandads’: Russian defense minister warns Germany against ‘strength & unity’ strategy

The Russian defense minister has reminded his German counterpart that approaching Moscow from a “position of unity and strength” is not the wisest idea, citing the bitter history of WWII that should’ve made Berlin more prudent. “We are open for dialogue. We are ready for a normal cooperation, but not at all from a position […]

The Pensionalities: Will these singing grandads win Britain's Got Talent?

IT IS fair to say that Henry Hall and Malcolm White, who both once worked in the motor trade, have a few miles on the clock. With a combined age of 159 years, the flat cap-wearing pair from Doncaster are stretching the term veteran. But they are the singing pensioners who have taken Britain’s Got […]

SS-GB star Sam Riley: ‘Grandad’s time in the trenches made me’

The 37-year-old, who plays Douglas Archer in the Second World War drama, fell in love with acting as a working-class boy at Uppingham School in Rutland. He explained: “My great grandfather was a regular fellow who was very enamoured by his officers in the trenches during the First World War. “He promised himself that if […]