Jammed to bursting: Ruby's rhubarb and custard split buns recipe

published about 6 hours ago
Rhubarb jam is easy to make and sumptuous in these split buns, accompanied by its trusty companion, custard but any fruit jam would be just as good.It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when deciding what to do with your weekend, but I can think of worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than making a vat of jam. Thats not to romanticise it I challenge anyone to feel like a domestic goddess when nervously brandishing ... more

Sophie Heawood: the normality perverts are coming for us all

published about 6 hours ago
Even big cities arent safe any more. Readers, an insidious perversion called normality is on the riseGrowing up in smallish-town Yorkshire as I did, you knew when you were a weirdo. For a start, groups of strangers would ask, What have you come as? or I like your trousers, did you win them? when you strolled into the pub wearing purple harem pants, zebra-skin clogs and your mothers bowler hat, you would brush off their fancy-dress jeers, your face full ... more

Q&A: Miriam Margolyes

published about 6 hours ago
I had a very good kiss from Bob Monkhouse once. I thought, If I was straight, Id go for BobBorn in Oxford, Margolyes, 73, studied at Cambridge. In 1993 she won a Bafta for her role in Martin Scorseses film The Age Of Innocence, and more recently she played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films. She stars in Trollied, which starts on Monday on Sky 1 HD. She has homes in London, Italy and Australia.When were you happiest?The first ... more

Washington school shootings: third victim dies in hospital

published about 7 hours ago
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, and two others have died after being shot by Jaylen Fryberg, who later killed himselfA 14-year-old girl has died from the injuries she received when a fellow high school student went on a shooting rampage in Washington state.Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, known affectionately as Shay to her family and friends, passed away at Providence Regional Medical Centre as a result of severe injuries from last Fridays school shooting, the hospital announced on Friday. Continue reading...

Police chase closes Sydney Harbour Bridge

published about 10 hours ago
BMW driver arrested after 15 police cars converge on him outside Surry Hills police station in inner city Continue reading...