Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Zhang Yimou had never won a Golden Horse until now One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards. The 55th annual awards – dubbed the “Chinese Oscars” – […]

Dream job: ‘My 9-to-5 is a US road trip’

Image copyright Leo Millward Many people dream of taking control of their working life. Leo Millward has done just that, by turning it into an American odyssey. “I’m extremely fortunate to be born at a time when technology has lent itself to having this particular working lifestyle,” says Millward, 60. “I love it, I can’t […]

‘Stolen friend’: Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Hoa Hakananai’a was removed from Rapa Nui in the 19th Century Prominent among the eclectic hoard of treasures in London’s British Museum is the imposing figure of Hoa Hakananai’a, a four-tonne basalt statue from the Chilean Pacific territory of Rapa Nui – named Easter Island by European explorers. The statues, […]

Search starts for next National Lottery operator

Image copyright PA Potential bidders for the National Lottery are being sought by the Gambling Commission ahead of the current licence ending in 2023. The commission said it would be seeking the “best ideas, innovations and experiences” to create a lottery fit for the future. It wants the next operator to “maximise returns to good […]

Steam engine hits car at Sheringham level crossing

Image copyright Norfolk Police Image caption An image of the crash was tweeted by Norfolk Police with the car’s registration covered A steam engine hit a car in a crash at a level crossing. The 1912 Y14 locomotive ploughed into the silver Mercedes near Sheringham railway station, Norfolk, at about 11:30 GMT. It is thought […]

Extinction Rebellion protests block London bridges

Image copyright PA Image caption Westminster Bridge was one of five crossing blocked by protesters Protesters blocked off five major bridges in central London as part of a so-called “rebellion day”. Organisers said thousands have gathered in central London to demand the government takes greater action on climate change. Demonstrators occupied Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster […]