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One in five couples in ‘distressed’ relationships, report finds

One in five couples in ‘distressed’ relationships, report finds Nearly three million people in Britain are in “distressed” relationships where they regularly argue or consider divorce, a new report has found. The stresses of parenting and financial pressures are heaping strains on relationships, leaving 1.4 million families “at breaking point”, the study warned. Experts said…

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Synesthesia artist Jack Coulter creates ‘musical painting’ of Glastonbury 2016

Synesthesia artist Jack Coulter creates ‘musical painting’ of Glastonbury 2016 Synesthesia artist Jack Coulter has turned the rare neurological condition that allows him to ‘hear’ colour and ‘see’ sound into a striking visual canvas for Glastonbury. The 21-year-old teamed up with Deezer to create the bold painting after listening to a playlist of this year’s…

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My father fought in WW1, and my mother learned Esperanto – this is what they would have thought of Brexit

My father fought in WW1, and my mother learned Esperanto – this is what they would have thought of Brexit Politicians have, for personal gain and ambition, led us into the Brexit perdition “Britain, right or wrong.” My Dad also used to say that, just to make me mad. Born in 1899 and married to…

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10 best waterproof headphones

10 best waterproof headphones Whether you’re swimming, surfing or paddle-boarding, there is no reason why your session in the water can’t come with a soundtrack – if you invest in some clever waterproof headphones. From bone conducting technology to underwater MP3 players that plug straight into your computer, there’s something here for every swimmer. Some…

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Wimbledon: Roger Federer continues to see off home hopes with ease

Wimbledon: Roger Federer continues to see off home hopes with ease Roger Federer was in fine form as he overcame home hope Dan Evans on Friday night (Getty) Andy Murray had company for longer than usual at a Grand Slam tournament but after five days here the Scot is in his usual situation as the…

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Tour de France 2016: Mark Cavendish wins on stage six for 29th victory

Tour de France 2016: Mark Cavendish wins on stage six for 29th victory Mark Cavendish moved into second place all-time for Tour de France stage wins as he collected his 29th victory on stage six in Montauban on Thursday. Cavendish’s third win of the 2016 Tour came ahead of Germany’s Marcel Kittel, and a fine…

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Mens Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Trend: Red

Mens Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Trend: Red Seeing Red For such an unabashedly upfront colour, red can be deceptively difficult to wear. On the one hand, its bold and uncomplicated, and true reds will suit almost every skin tone. On the other side of the coin, the raw power of the hue can make potential wearers…

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Sports Direct cuts staff bonus after profits fall 15%

Sports Direct cuts staff bonus after profits fall 15% Around 2,000 Sports Direct employees will not get their staff bonus this year after annual profits tumbled 15 per cent, worse than expectations, as the retailer continued to battle reputational damage relating to allegations of poor working conditions for staff. The retailer posted a pre-tax profit for the year to…

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10 Of The Best Mens Basics Brands

10 Of The Best Mens Basics Brands The Best Mens Wardrobe Basics Regardless of taste, budget or fashion preferences, every man needs a solid set of style staples in his wardrobe. From plain white T-shirts to simple thrown-on jumpers, a good selection of basics will serve you well, day after day, year after year. But…

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry – book review: A thing of beauty inside and out

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry – book review: A thing of beauty inside and out Serpent’s Tail £14.99 (pp. 418) Sarah Perry’s new novel The Essex Serpent is a thing of beauty inside and out. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned a book’s cover in a review before, but Peter Dyer’s William Morris-inspired design…

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