• Whistler: where to stay, play and unwind in the Canadian ski resort
    Evening Standard5 minutes ago

    Whistler: where to stay, play and unwind in the Canadian ski resort

    If Europe’s ski season has been disappointing this year, perhaps it’s time to look beyond the Alps. One of North America’s top resorts and co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler, in British Columbia’s rugged Coast Mountains, is a powder-hunter’s paradise. A Gold Room at the Fairmont Chateau

  • Reuters16 minutes ago

    Olympics-Relief and disappointment as Budapest gives up 2024 Olympic dream

    Hungarians displayed a mixture of disappointment and relief on Thursday after the government ended Budapest's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games in the face of growing popular opposition. The Momentum movement, a new force in Hungarian politics, last week submitted a petition with 266,000

  • Reuters18 minutes ago

    Olympics-Budapest 2024 snub highlights need for Olympic changes, insiders say

    Budapest's withdrawal from bidding for the 2024 summer Olympics, a process already marred by a string of exits, highlights the need for changes to the Games model, insiders say. The Olympic Games were once the most hotly contested sports commodity in the world, but in recent years the IOC have seen

  • Centrica picks fight on bills but freezes the divi
    Evening Standard35 minutes ago

    Centrica picks fight on bills but freezes the divi

    Centrica boss Iain Conn on Thursday came out fighting against criticism of Britain’s biggest energy supplier claiming “the playing field is tilted against us” as profits rose 4% to £1.5 billion. Shares fell 3% as Centrica unexpectedly froze the dividend at 12p — dashing investors’ hopes — and British

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