Abseilers clean one of the faces of the Big Ben clock on the tower of the Houses of Parliament in London

Leap Year: Things you can do with an extra 24 hours today


If you’re someone who never has time to do anything, now’s your chance. What better excuse could there be than a Leap Year to do some of those things you’ve always fancied trying, like travelling the Tube twice over or reading four classic novels. Good luck!

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7 fascinating proposal traditions from around the world


It’s a leap year so some women will be breaking with the norm and getting down on one knee on February 29. Just be thankful you’re not expected to get hold of a whale tooth or cut open a chicken as part of the engagement ritual.