Family Christmas 'saved' as households 'allowed to celebrate together'

Family Christmas 'saved' as households 'allowed to celebrate together'

Families are allowed to spend five days together this Christmas, following an agreement between the four UK governments. According to the Cabinet Office, ministers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are united in their effort to allow “a limited number of additional household bubbles for a small number of days”. Families must choose their … Read more

Couple celebrate 15th wedding anniversary – despite 38-year age gap

Couple celebrate 15th wedding anniversary - despite 38-year age gap

Meet the husband and wife who have proved the doubters wrong to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary — despite a 38 year age gap. Besotted Edna Martin, 83, and Simon, 45, are often mistaken for grandmother and grandson, but the lovebirds say they don’t care what strangers think. The couple met when Edna was 69 … Read more

Tlaib Slams Israel-U.A.E. Deal: ‘We Won’t Celebrate Netanyahu for Not Stealing Land’

Tlaib Slams Israel-U.A.E. Deal: ‘We Won’t Celebrate Netanyahu for Not Stealing Land’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) Addresses a meeting in Detroit, Michigan, June 6, 2020. (Rebecca Cook / Reuters) Representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) Beat the Israel-U.A.E. Agreement announced Thursday, committing the two countries to establish full diplomatic relations and, in particular, committing Israel to suspend the annexation of territory in the West Bank. Under the … Read more

Twickenham portrait is pitch perfect to celebrate Rugby Union restart

Twickenham portrait is pitch perfect to celebrate Rugby Union restart

The rugby pitch at Twickenham Stadium has been transformed into a stunning portrait featuring three of Premiership star players. The artwork features Harlequins player, Joe Marler; Saracens’ Maro Itoje, as well as Sale Sharks’ Rugby World Cup winner Faf de Klerk. It took team of eight artists more than 24 hours to complete the pitch … Read more

Alexander: A day for L.A. to celebrate, and exhale after Betts’ extension

Alexander: A day for L.A. to celebrate, and exhale after Betts’ extension

This is what big market teams are supposed to do, isn’t it? It is not always what the Dodgers under Guggenheim ownership have been able to do, though not for lack of trying. They’d gotten something of a reputation as tire-kickers in recent years when it came to the best free agents available, the unsuccessful … Read more

Nationwide clap on Sunday will celebrate 72nd anniversary of the NHS

Nationwide clap on Sunday will celebrate 72nd anniversary of the NHS

A nationwide round of applause is set to take place on Sunday evening to mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS. People will also be encouraged to observe a minute’s silence and light a candle on Saturday in remembrance of people who have died during the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to … Read more

Royal Mail unveils stamps to celebrate rock band Queen

Royal Mail unveils stamps to celebrate rock band Queen

Special stamps are being issued to celebrate rock group Queen, featuring images of some of their most popular album covers. Band members said they were honoured by the tribute, which also includes a miniature set of stamps celebrating some of their live performances. Album covers will be on eight stamps – Queen II, 1974; Sheer … Read more

Juneteenth Is an Occasion to Celebrate the Rule of Law

Juneteenth Is an Occasion to Celebrate the Rule of Law

Demonstrators gather during a protest to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) If the momentum behind policing reform is channeled responsibly, as it was in previous civil-rights struggles, then Americans will support it. On the 19th of … Read more

Why all Americans should celebrate Juneteenth

Why all Americans should celebrate Juneteenth

When American schoolchildren learn about slavery in the US, they are often told it ended with Abraham Lincoln’s signature on the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. But as late as June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Texas were still held in bondage. On that date, federal troops entered the state and began to punish slave holders … Read more

Summer solstice 2020 combines with solar eclipse at new moon – how to celebrate

Summer solstice 2020 combines with solar eclipse at new moon - how to celebrate

For most people, summer solstice brings to mind a mass gathering of modern-day druids at Stonehenge, soaking up the first rays of the sun as they imagine our ancestors did 5,000 years ago. But of course coronavirus restrictions mean that can’t happen this year. The prehistoric monument announced it will reopen on July 4, too … Read more