• These are the coolest towns in the UK

    London has been overtaken by the Bristol suburb of Montpelier to be crowned the coolest place in the UK. The West Country town has taken the top spot in a shortlist of the UK's hippest hangouts from TravelSupermarket, which took into consideration the creativity and trend-setting indicators such as the number of independent outlets in different towns. Another area of Bristol, Stokes Croft, also made the list in number five, while the London hotspots of Peckham, Stroud Green and Dalston rounded off the top five. "After scoring the UK and Europe to find the most up and coming, independent areas,

  • Angelina Jolie takes children on whistle-stop tour of Paris

    Angelina Jolie was mobbed by fans as she stepped out in Paris on Tuesday. The United Nations Special Envoy was joined by her six children for an outing in the French capital, where she combined work commitments with some sightseeing. The 42-year-old had an action-packed day, which included meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron at the Élysée Palace to discuss several projects Angelina is involved in, such as her recent visit to the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan, as part of her work with the United Nations refugee agency. The First Lady and Angelina were photographed saying goodbye

  • The cost of passports is about to increase – how to beat the hike

    The cost of a child's passport in the UK could soar by nearly 30 per cent in March, according to new plans announced by the Home Office. The cost could increase from £46 to £58.50, while the price of an adult passport will rise from £72.50 to £85 under the proposed scheme. The Home Office has said that it wants to move the cost of passport services to travellers to reduce the cost to taxpayers. The price hikes will apply to postal applications and will come into effect on 27 March 2018 if approved by Parliament. Meanwhile, the cost of