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Jan 22 12 tweets 3 min read
Annie Ikpa, a British reality TV editor, took a life-changing trip to Uganda — and ended up changing the law there thetimes.co.uk/article/i-used… By 2014 Ikpa had worked on Love Island, Made in Chelsea and I’m a Celebrity. She was good at her job, but felt “directionless and maybe a bit depressed”

A friend suggested she volunteer at a children’s home in Uganda. “I was just, like, yes, yes, yes!” she says
Jan 22 12 tweets 3 min read
James Howells has a fortune stashed on a hard drive. The only problem is he binned the drive a decade ago.

He has assembled a crack team to recover it from landfill, if only council officials would let him... thetimes.co.uk/article/how-i-… Howells, from Newport, south Wales has been into IT for as long as he can remember. His mother was involved in the early manufacture of microchips

“That’s probably where I got my tech side from — my mum,” he says. “I’ve been building computers since I was 13”
Jan 22 10 tweets 3 min read
The IS bride is blitzing the media as she battles to come back to Britain. But those who know her doubt she has changed thetimes.co.uk/article/shamim… Discovered by The Times in a Syrian detention camp four years ago, Begum detailed her indifference towards the sight of her first severed head, while pleading to come “home” to give birth in Britain
Jan 21 12 tweets 4 min read
Some women will go to any length for the perfect peach. What’s behind the obsession? Sarah Ditum charts the evolution of the derriere, from bustles to butt lifts thetimes.co.uk/article/the-po… Call it bunda. Call it booty. Use the 🍑 emoji instead if you like. Call it, simply, the bum. But regardless of the name you choose, this one body part has ruled the 21st century in terms of female beauty standards. We are living in the golden age of ass
Jan 21 5 tweets 2 min read
What began as a small drug-dealing business in Horndean, Hampshire, turned into an “industrial-scale cannabis factory” which the McCanns’, built at a remote farmhouse in Carmarthenshire thetimes.co.uk/article/how-a-… Police estimate their profits from selling the class B drug could have reached £4.3m. Last month, Edward (the father) was sentenced to over seven years jail; Daniel (the son) received eight and a half years. Linda (the mother) was jailed for over six years
Jan 21 6 tweets 2 min read
🔺 EXCLUSIVE: The BBC chairman helped arrange a guarantee on a loan of up to £800,000 for Boris Johnson weeks before the then prime minister recommended him for the role thetimes.co.uk/article/the-bb… Johnson was in financial trouble as he faced divorce payments, childcare costs and bills for the luxury refurbishment of his Downing Street flat.

Richard Sharp was involved in talks about financing Johnson’s Downing Street lifestyle in November and December 2020
Jan 20 10 tweets 3 min read
Writer Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) spent Saturdays with his siblings reading in a library — it changed his life for ever. Now the building is derelict.

He goes back to Wolverhampton to find out why 👇
thetimes.co.uk/article/sathna… The remark I get most often from visitors is, “You’ve got a lot of books,” writes Sanger.

For me, being surrounded by books is, alongside an obsession with stationery, an important part of what it means to be a writer
Jan 19 6 tweets 2 min read
King Charles has agreed that profits from a new Crown Estate offshore wind farm deal will go back into the UK economy, giving it a £1bn boost
thetimes.co.uk/article/crown-… The monarch turned down the chance to bolster palace finances so that money is “directed for wider public good” by the government
Jan 17 6 tweets 2 min read
She has known William and Harry since they were children. Here she explains why there can be benefits to holding back thetimes.co.uk/article/prince… 1. Good fences make good neighbours. Setting physical and emotional boundaries requires you to reflect first, recognise the limits that support you, then communicate them and be consistent
Jan 16 6 tweets 2 min read
🔎 In depth: David Carrick lured his victims by flashing his warrant card and reassuring them that they could trust him and they were safe because he was a police officer thetimes.co.uk/article/rapist… David Carrick, 48, a firearms officer in the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, pleaded guilty to dozens more offences, including sexual assault, false imprisonment, coercive control and assault by penetration
Jan 14 10 tweets 2 min read
🔺 EXCLUSIVE: William is ‘burning inside’ at Harry’s cruel betrayal — but he will do what needs to be done for the good of the nation, say friends thetimes.co.uk/article/peace-… ‘Who shall separate us?” asks Prince Harry in his book, as he describes bidding “farewell” to Prince William on his wedding day, his big brother leaving him “terrifyingly alone”
Jan 11 6 tweets 1 min read
Footage of an art gallery owner in San Francisco spraying a homeless woman with a hose and demanding that she move has gone viral thetimes.co.uk/article/san-fr… Collier Gwin, owner of Foster Gwin Gallery in the upmarket Jackson Square neighbourhood, claimed the woman had turned over rubbish bins outside his gallery
Jan 9 14 tweets 5 min read
"In the prince’s telling, the royal family is like a cult from which he only narrowly escaped."

Read @j_amesmarriott's review of #SparebyPrinceHarry 👇 thetimes.co.uk/article/prince… If Spare has a theme, it is how much Harry loathes the press. The press, he believes, killed his mother. In the best bit of writing in the book, he describes how the illumination of camera flashbulbs trapped the paparazzi’s own reflections in their photographs of the crumpled car Image
Jan 8 8 tweets 3 min read
Got a badly behaved pooch? The secret maybe in its fight or flight response, says @GraemeDogfather thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to… @GraemeDogfather 🗣 “Nervousness in dogs — as with humans — manifests in many ways,” says Graham.

“Some bark, some lunge, while others cower and shake. The triggers can vary too: house visitors, dogs in the park, motorbikes, lorries … you name it
Jan 8 12 tweets 6 min read
Oxford scientists have created a £50 lab-grown pork meatball — and @louise_eccles is the first outside the company and its investors to find out how it tastes. Read to discover her verdict thetimes.co.uk/article/from-p… @louise_eccles Mark Schomberg, development chef for Ivy Farm Technologies, rolls a single brown meatball around a frying pan

“It sizzles, it browns, it cooks identically,” he says. “It tastes like pork because it is pork. This is you tasting the future”
Jan 8 12 tweets 4 min read
In August 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till travelled from Chicago to Mississippi to visit relatives. There, he was brutally tortured and murdered in a racist lynching that fuelled the civil rights movement thetimes.co.uk/article/the-tr… Till’s cousin, Wheeler Parker, then 16, was with him that day in Money, Mississippi.

The cousins entered a grocery store where Till bought two cents of bubble gum from Carolyn Bryant behind the counter
Jan 7 12 tweets 4 min read
“Elon and I are two very different people but have gone through a lot together. It is important to remain friends with your rivals.”

@richardbranson on getting his astronaut wings — and his unlikely friendship with @elonmusk thetimes.co.uk/article/richar… Back in 2008, Branson struck up a friendship with Musk, who turned up unexpectedly at his Verbier chalet.

“He had just built his first car and shipped it over and drove up to show it to us,” Branson says. “I have a feeling he might have been hinting we could invest”
Jan 6 4 tweets 1 min read
The Duke of Sussex may have increased the risk of being targeted by Islamist terrorists by describing how he killed 25 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan thetimes.co.uk/article/prince… In his memoir, Harry said he regarded his victims as “chess pieces” and was neither proud nor ashamed of the killings
Jan 6 7 tweets 2 min read
In many areas, from details of royal life to his sexual exploits, Harry’s book delivers on his publishers' promise of pages filled with “raw, unflinching honesty”.

Here are the 20 most revealing sections 👇

thetimes.co.uk/article/prince… 1️⃣ His brother is his ‘arch-nemesis’

Though he also recognised him as his “beloved brother”, Harry refers to William in the book as his “arch-nemesis”
Jan 5 7 tweets 2 min read
Young women working at Andrew Tate’s online sex business in Romania were allegedly tattooed with the words “owned by Tate” thetimes.co.uk/article/worker… Romanian police have said that the social media influencer known as the “king of toxic masculinity” recruited young women with the pretence of romance before forcing them to perform for sex cams
Jan 5 7 tweets 2 min read
🔺 NEW: The Duke of Sussex is said to have used his new memoir to allege that his brother the Prince of Wales attacked him during a row over his relationship with Meghan thetimes.co.uk/article/willia… Spare, Prince Harry’s forthcoming book, recounts a confrontation between the siblings in 2019 that was triggered by William calling the duchess “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”, according to The Guardian