BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by height in metres squared and is the standard tool used to define levels of obesity. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Being obese can shorten life by eight years and condemn a person to almost two decades of ill-health, new research has shown.Scientists used a compute(...)

Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

New London openings London’s dining scene is welcoming a slew of new openings this winter. US TV chef Judy Joo opens her first European venture(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

‘Appreciating the unique beauty of winter is a precursor to falling in love with your little corner of this great big country.’

Did you manage to snap up one of the Canadian working holiday visas issued in April? Have you found a job in mining or construction on the Prairies(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

Mairead Lavery, vice-president of finance at Bombardier in Montreal

Although Mairead Lavery has spent much of her career reaching for the skies, she may not have anticipated that her dreams would come true in quite th(...)

The shooting victim’s mother Kathy Cirillo watches members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carrying the casket of her son, Canadian Corporal Nathan Cirillo, after his regimental funeral service in Hamilton today. Photograph: Warren Toda/EPA 1:51

Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada today for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last wee(...)

A couple embrace at the foot of the War Memorial as people pay their respects, in Ottawa where Cpl Nathan Cirillo was shot and later died from his injuries on Wednesday. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA  4:09

The gunman in Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after unde(...)

Stars: No One Is Lost

Stars have taken many musical twists and turns over 15 years and seven studio albums. For No One Is Lost, the Canadians take their heady, romantic (...)

Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters 0:54

Canada’s capital was jolted today by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a r(...)