JK Rowling hits back at claim she doesn’t understand her own Harry Potter books | Books | Entertainment

JK Rowling has become a polarising figure in recent years with her outspoken views on transgenderism. Most recently she challenged Scotland’s new hate crime law, describing several transgender women (biological…

Someone goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds | UK | News

45-year-old mortgage adviser Nicola Bulley who went missing. (Image: ) I live in the Scottish Highlands where, last year, I read about a lone hiker who disappeared. Literally. He went…

Someone goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds | UK | Travel

45-year-old mortgage adviser Nicola Bulley who went missing. (Image: ) I live in the Scottish Highlands where, last year, I read about a lone hiker who disappeared. Literally. He went…

Six in 10 have been inspired to try something new – after reading a book | Books | Entertainment

Six in 10 adults have been inspired to take up or do something new after reading – including change career, learn a new language, and climb a mountain, research has…

Book lovers can bag 3 months of Audible for 99p in limited time deal | Books | Entertainment

Amazon is giving shoppers the chance to bag three months of audiobooks for just 99p and the options are seemingly endless. Audible is the shopping giant’s audiobook service and would…

The incredible story of a 14th century Great Escape from the Tower of London | Books | Entertainment

The Tower of London was a prison until the 1950s (Image: Rudy Sulgan/Getty) The mass escape of Allied airmen from a German prisoner of war camp remains one of history’s…

Harry Potter beats Paddington Bear to top of favourite heroes list | Books | Entertainment

It’s World Book Day, the internationally celebrated holiday where literature is praised around the globe, and children are encouraged to pick up a book and put down their phones. Of…

Top 30 books that have inspired holidays – ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ tops list | Books | Entertainment

Millions of holidaymakers have chosen a destination based on a book they’ve read – with “Under the Tuscan Sun”, by Frances Mayes, named as the top inspiration. A study of…

Meet the boss of Timpson paying for his staff to fix their ‘ruined’ teeth | Books | Entertainment

James Timpson, right, with his father Sir John Timpson (Image: John Gladwin / Reach Plc) James Timpson is reading an email from one of his shop managers, asking for a…

Harry Potter official new book announced for Christmas 2024 release | Books | Entertainment

The Harry Potter main novel series may be over, but that doesn’t mean that’s the end of official books set in JK Rowling’s Wizarding World. Following last year’s Harry Potter…