Baby minke whale stuck in River Thames euthanised ‘to end its suffering’

A baby minke whale stuck in the River Thames has been euthanised “to end its suffering”, rescuers have said. The animal was first spotted on Sunday but its condition has “deteriorated rapidly”, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said. Hundreds of people gathered at Teddington Lock in south-west London on Monday to catch a […]


Atlético Madrid’s fans commune in the car park as La Liga title gets closer

The Atlético Madrid fans at the Metropolitano didn’t watch the match that took them to within touching distance of the league title, but they lived it. Still not allowed in but determined not to be left out, if they couldn’t see their players on Wednesday night their players could hear them, song drifting in through […]


Welcome to May’s Observer Food Monthly

It seems like forever since someone handed me a menu. (And when they do, the urge to hug them will be irresistible.) I cannot wait to fill that big restaurant-sized hole in my life. Those places that have survived are still wondering what the future holds for them and with tomorrow’s full opening of indoor […]


Estee Lauder sales hit by lackluster demand for makeup, shares drop

Estee Lauder Cos Inc missed analysts’ estimates for quarterly sales on Monday, as weak demand for its luxury foundations and lipsticks offset growth at the cosmetics maker’s skincare brands, with people continuing to work from home. Lockdowns in certain parts of Western Europe also hampered demand for luxury makeup products, with Estee Lauder’s net sales […]


Nothing’s debut Ear 1 wireless earbuds will launch in June

Nothing, the tech startup from ex-OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, will reveal its debut pair of true wireless earbuds this June. The company says the earbuds will be called Ear 1, but it’s staying tight-lipped about other details like their specs, price, and final design. However, an illustration released alongside today’s blog post shows what appears […]


Grieving dog owner donates beloved 87kg Great Dane’s body to medical science

A dog lover who lost one of her precious pets far too young has donated the giant Great Dane’s body to research. Sharon Rose has had eight Great Danes, including Barnaby. She and her husband have given homes to the giant breed since 1972, and he was the biggest of all of their dogs – […]