Life & Arts

Art historian Sister Wendy Beckett dies aged 88

Sister Wendy Beckett, the TV star and art historian, has died at the age of 88. Beckett emerged as an unlikely TV personality in the 1990s through her belief that art belongs to everyone. Born in South Africa in 1930, Beckett spent part of her childhood in Edinburgh, where her father studied medicine. She taught in [...]

Noel Edmonds’ exercise secret: do it in the dark

I didn’t know, when my son and I set off for our dawn run this morning, that we were working out in the spirit of Noel Edmonds. The TV presenter has stunned viewers of I’m a Celebrity with his rippling physique, apparently. He says it is the result of exercising in the dark while electronic pulses play. But is it [...]
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