IT seems we Brits are happiest when we are in the pub.

The Daily Mirror highlights a survey of 2,000 people by Tribute Cornish pale ale which saw more than a quarter admit they feel happiest when enjoying time in their nearest watering hole.

And, says the Mirror, Brits are most likely to escape to the pub for a pick-me-up after a hard day at work, a bust-up with a partner or just to catch up with an old friend.

A spokesperson for Tribute Cornish said: “Pubs in Britain have a long and interesting history, with some having stood for centuries, serving all kinds of people – from the richest to the poorest.”


Butterfly news in the Daily Mail. They report that conservationists reckon that red admirals have had a record summer despite wet weather conditions causing problems for other butterflies.

The Big Butterfly Count shows red admirals numbers have risen by 75per cent compared to 2016 with over 73,000 spotted by the public during the three-week survey.

It is the highest number since the citizen science count began in 2010, and as many as were counted in the last three years put together, the scheme's organisers Butterfly Conservation said.

The count's results help Butterfly Conservation find out how common UK species are faring, against a background of long term declines for three quarters of British butterflies, and how best to help them in the future.


Visitors to London were treated to a display by the Pearly Kings and Queens, dressed in their dark suits peppered with hundreds of bright pearly buttons, says the Daily Mail.

The tradition dates back to 1875 and has been held on to by 30 London families who were celebrating their annual harvest festival.

It all began when Somers Town street sweeper, Henry Croft decorated his uniform and began collecting money for charity.

Other charities asked him to help raise funds for them and so he asked the market traders to help him, leading to the Pearly Kings and Queens.

Over the generations,the organisation has raised millions of pounds for the capital's charities.


According to The Guardian, a long-lost portrait of one of the most famous gay men in history by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been found in Glasgow.

The portrait, which showed George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham and thought to have been James VI and Is lover, had been hanging in Pollok House - a National Trust for Scotland property - and was believed to be a copy of the lost original, which had been missing for almost 400 years.


Christie's auction house in London is featuring a five-day exhibition to precede the largest-ever auction of the private possessions of the film star Audrey Hepburn.

The Guardian quotes Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Hepburn’s eldest son, as saying: “An extraordinary migration has taken place. Now, 50 per cent of her fanbase are teens and tweens. She has replaced James Dean on that closet drawer in kids’ bedrooms. It’s quite extraordinary.

“I can only explain that by saying that children are very instinctive and, in a world of a lot of smoke and mirrors with social media, I think they feel there is something very real about her.”

Items include luggage, clothes and shoes from the 1960s.


Memories came flooding back for 80 year old David Young, from Sunderland, when he visited a classic car exhibition at the Beamish Museum in County Durham.

The Daily Express reports that David was stunned when he came across the vintage Austin Heavy 12/4 car he sold 55 years ago.

He paid a farmer £30 for it in 1960 when he was a 23-year-old in the RAF, and commented: “I was amazed. I thought it must have been long gone but it was overwhelming to see it.

“I recognised features like blue silk roller blinds that I remembered well and the same rear lights that I fitted.”


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