As soon as I saw missile I thought ‘they got me, my mission is over’ | History | News

A pilot ejects (Image: Supplied) The F-117 Nighthawk looked like a black dart with a V-shaped tail. The world’s first Stealth fighter, many branded it invisible and invincible. Its secret state-of-the-art coating of radar-absorbent material, and angled airframe, made it hard for an enemy radar to lock on to. Yet flying his third mission of More...

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By On Saturday, May 27th, 2023

The ‘curious damn contraption’ that has saved 7,694 lives (including mine) | History | News

One of Martin-Baker’s Gloster Meteor jets carries out a live ejection seat test (Image: John Nichol) The cocoon-like cockpit of the AW52 prototype jet was snug for a man of John “Jo” Lancaster’s imposing, More...

By On Friday, May 26th, 2023

Murder In The Sun – Review of a cosy crime novel | Books | Entertainment

The resort itself is described in forensic detail through the eyes of all the main characters (and suspects) involved. There is sun, obviously. There is drink. There are murky ambitions and intentions. There More...

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Poles apart: The explorer and the Express man | Books | Entertainment

Frederick Cook starred in a movie short (Image: Getty) It was one of the biggest stories of the new century. In September 1909, American explorer Frederick Cook returned from a two-year expedition during More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

Rolf Harris’ daughter’s book ‘explains behaviour’ of sex offender father | Books | Entertainment

Rolf Harris‘ daughter, Bindi Nicholls, reportedly drafted pages for a book titled “Living With A Pervert” where she lifted the lid on living with her elderly sex-offender father. Harris – More...

By admin On Sunday, May 21st, 2023

England books its place at number four in latest world reading rankings | Books | Entertainment

England has moved up to fourth place in global rankings for children’s reading. Previously, in 2016, the nation came joint eighth out of 50 countries. But it has improved despite disruption to education during More...

By admin On Saturday, May 20th, 2023

Bloodied in the Mediterranean: New history shows how the SAS survived | Books | Entertainment

Allied troops going ashore to liberate Sicily in November 1942. (Image: Getty) The wartime SAS may be remembered primarily for its daring desert raids in North Africa, not least thanks to the BBC’s recent More...

By admin On Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Baking pans and broomsticks: Bake Off star on fighting stereotypes of witches | Books | Entertainment

Helena Garcia aims to change witches stereotype (Image: ) Appearing on The Great British Bake Off in 2019, Helena Garcia’s gothic-looking cakes were memorably described by judge Prue Leith as “sinister More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

Censoring novels almost comical political correctness Rushdie | Books | Entertainment

The author of The Satanic Verses has said publishers re-editing the James Bond spy stories for reasons of political correctness “in light of today’s attitudes” are acting in a “remarkably alarming” More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

Charles wouldn’t be King with Iron Throne law but Grace Kelly relative | Books | Entertainment

King Charles III will be crowned the British monarch this weekend at the first Coronation in 70 years at Westminster Abbey. Yet if the UK had succession laws that skipped females like the Iron Throne in Game More...