EasyJet (Other OTC: EJTTF - news) founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched a foray into the discount grocery market with a new store selling a range of foods for just 25p. The brand has expanded to easyCar, easyHotel, easyGym and easyProperty.10 days agonews.sky.com
England footballer Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old fan who had an "enormous crush on him", a court has heard. The 28-year-old is accused of two counts of sexual activity with a child - a girl who "idolised" her favourite Sunderland player - between December 2014 and February last year. Jurors at Bradford Crown Court heard the girl contacted Johnson on Facebook.
A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath.
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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are to hold a marriage service next month at an iconic church on London's Fleet Street, the spiritual home of British journalism. The 84-year-old media mogul and the former supermodel, 59, announced their engagement last month in an advert in The Times newspaper, which Mr Murdoch owns. The couple's nuptials will be celebrated on 5 March at St Bride's Church, famed for its wedding-cake spire and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, who was also responsible for the nearby St Paul's Cathedral.
16 human feet - all wearing shoes - have washed up on north America’s west coast since 2007. The detached extremities have been found in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state in the US, with the latest being discovered on Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island, earlier this week. The Coroners Service has been confirmed that the remains are human, and it’s hoped that DNA testing will identify the deceased.
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, has applied to become a permanent resident in Switzerland. The duchess has already moved into the £13m chalet - Chalet Helora - which she bought with ex-husband Prince Andrew in 2014. In the interview, Ms Ferguson said she learned to ski at the age of three and first travelled to the area when she was 16.
Emirati Oil Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei says he expects supply levels on world markets to "stabilise"
Londoners are used to seeing strange sights on the Tube, but a pair of middle-aged passenger who not only look alike, but also appear to be wearing identical outfits is more unusual a sight than most.
A man has admitted an Islamic State-inspired plot to kill civilians in London during a series of drive-by shootings on a moped. The charges state that he conspired with co-defendants and others to murder "a person or persons unknown" between 8 July and 25 September 2014. Three other co-accused, all from west London, deny the charges.
Bill Murray lost his temper and threw two fans' phones off the roof of a restaurant in California, police say. Carmel police commander Paul Tomasi told Sky News: "At approximately 10.30pm last night police were called to a disturbance at Vesuvio restaurant. "When we got there we had three people who were reporting that the subject, identified as Mr Murray, had taken their cell phones and thrown them.
Barry Manilow is "out of surgery and doing well" a day after he was admitted to hospital, according to a statement on his Facebook page. The 72-year-old crooner was rushed back to Los Angeles on Thursday night after a show in Memphis, Tennessee.
Cargo on an overloaded vehicle slumps off to the side after arriving from the Kaesong joint industrial zone, outside a military checkpoint in Paju on February 11, 2016
Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward has hinted that there will be “pressure” on the club in the summer to sign the world’s best players.
Eight children have been hit by a car outside a school in Liverpool leaving a number with serious injuries. Police were called by a passerby who witnessed the collision involving a yellow Peugeot car at about 3.20pm, close to Belvedere Academy. Five 11-year-old girls and two 13-year-old girls were taken to Alder Hey Hospital, and a 16-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Archaeologists have raised a medieval ship from a riverbed in The Netherlands, where it had rested for more than 500 years.
TV presenters Ant and Dec have claimed the Queen personally asked for them to host a horse-themed show celebrating her 90th birthday.
This female orangutan and her adorable baby were just days from starvation when they were rescued, according to the British charity that found them. The mum, aged around 20 and named Mama Nam by her rescuers, was so malnourished she could no longer produce milk for her baby, named Nam. IAR vet Ayu Budi Handayani said: “It is amazing that, despite the fact that she was so skinny and weak, this mother was still determined to protect her baby.
US Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had a fiery first meeting following the New Hampshire primary. “Once I’m in The White House,” she said at one point. “Secretary Clinton, you are not in the White House yet,” came the retort, followed by jeers from the audience. And so it continued… Minority support Historically, Clinton has excelled at the debate format. She was looking to gain back lost ground after a discouraging 20-point defeat in New Hampshire. As the campaign moves to racially diverse states, both used the Milwaukee debate to seek and strengthen support from minority populations. Clinton sought to build on the strong support she has amassed among minority voters. She vowed to “tackle the barriers standing in the way of too many Americans right now,” adding: “African-Americans who face discrimination in the job market, education, housing, and the criminal justice system. Hardworking immigrant families living in fear, who should be brought out of the shadows so they and their children can have a better future.” Her opponent blasted the US legal system which, he said was unfairly stacked towards the rich and powerful. Sanders argued that race relations would be better under an administration run by him, than under current President Barack Obama – the nation’s first black leader. He sought to build on his popularity among young people, liberals and some working-class white voters: “What we will do is say, instead of giving tax breaks to billionaires, we are going to create millions of jobs for low-income kids so they’re not hanging out on street corners.” Towing the political line Sanders, whose focus was on introducing himself to new voters in this the sixth Democratic debate, didn’t greatly expand on his political message. He concentrated on the economy, campaign finance and health care. “I have fought my entire life to make sure that healthcare is a right for all people. We’re not going to dismantle everything. In my view healthcare is a right of all people, not a privilege and I will fight for that,” he said. On the offensive Democrats are becoming increasingly concerned about the stamina of Clinton’s candidacy. However, there are also concerns about Sanders’ electability, should he become the Democratic presidential nominee in July. Both, then, were aiming to prove themselves to both the people and the party. They entered into a heated debate about foreign policy. Clinton drew attention to her opponent’s minimal experience in the area, with the disparaging comment: “It’s a big, complicated world out there.” She has long been seeking to consolidate the argument that she has what it takes to become commander-in-chief. ‘Low blow’ Sanders got in his own jibe when Clinton alluded to his criticism of fellow Democrat, Obama. “The kind of criticism that we’ve heard from Senator Sanders about our president, I expect from Republicans,” said Clinton. “I do not expect from someone running for the Democratic nomination.” He told her it was a “low blow,” pointing out that he didn’t need to agree with Obama on everything in the Senate, but adding that the president is a friend. What does the electorate think? At the New Hampshire primary, Clinton garnered little support in key areas of the Democratic electorate. She lost to Sanders on a majority of the women who voted, as well as in the youth vote, many of whom said they distrusted her campaign trail. On the other side, Sanders is seen by some Democrats as too liberal. His proposed tax increases are considered too harmful to win a general election, some voters say. A first, whoever wins He was questioned on whether he thinks that by going up against Clinton he would be potentially blocking a milestone for women. A Clinton victory in the party and later in the general election, would see the first female president in The White House. Sanders, who would be the first Jewish president if elected, responded: “I think a Sanders victory would be of some historical importance, as well.” The next big event in the Democratic calendar will be the Nevada caucus on February 20.
A junior doctor has launched a blistering attack on the Health Secretary, saying “screw you Jeremy Hunt” in a Facebook post which has since gone viral.
Angela Merkel has given her support to David Cameron's EU reforms, saying they will "benefit Europe as a whole". Afterwards Mr Cameron addressed the St Matthew's dinner and echoed Mrs Merkel's sentiments.
Vladimir Putin inspects a Lada Largus multi-purpose van at the Renault-Nissan and Avotovaz joint venture factory in Togliatti, southern Russia, on April 4, 2012
Jailed entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with a further seven counts of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Outspoken academic Richard Dawkins has pulled out of a public speaking tour after suffering a stroke. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement on the Sydney Opera House website. The biologist and author of The God Delusion had been due to appear at the venue on 28 February.
Scientists have released a recording of the Philae probe landing on a "living, breathing dragon of a comet" - amid hopes it will achieve even more than first expected.
As dawn breaks over the Greek island of Kos, 20 soldiers and five bulldozers wait to start construction work on a site that has become a flashpoint for the tourist hub on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a "long time", as international pressure grows for a ceasefire.
Tiny specks of gold have been found in rocks at a popular tourist destination, to the surprise of scientists.
Levi Bellfield has denied confessing to the murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, his solicitor has confirmed to Sky News. Julie Cooper said Bellfield has made a legal complaint to Surrey Police over the matter, challenging the force to prove he admitted killing Milly. Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "According to his solicitor, he was formally interviewed in prison about other murders that police suspect him of.
PRAGUE (Reuters) - There is a will to reach a European Union reform deal with Britain, but any compromise should be designed to avoid hampering deeper integration in the euro zone, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Friday. "The EU has 28 members today and I see this number staying the same after the UK referendum," Kazimir tweeted. "Whatever the compromise will be, we should not create obstacles for deeper integration of the euro zone. I'm not a big fan of cherry picking. We are all equal in the EU club." (Reporting by Jason Hovet)
Local French government authorities said Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in the port town of Calais.
Kanye West had the full support of his reality star wife Kim Kardashian and her family when he launched his new album and clothing collection at New York's Madison Square Garden. Kim Kardashian also showed off her new blonde hair in what was one of her first public appearances since she gave birth to her son Saint two months ago.
Italy on Friday bade a tear-soaked farewell to slain student Giulio Regeni as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Egypt their countries' close ties were on the line over the young man's brutal and unexplained death in Cairo.
A factory owner who employed large numbers of Hungarians as a "slave workforce" in a bed-making firm which supplied retailers like John Lewis, Next and Dunelm Mill will be sentenced later today.
The brother of a journalist shot dead by gangland criminals in Ireland 20 years ago, has said she died in vain. Veronica Guerin's murder, on the outskirts of Dublin, sparked a public outcry and led to new legislation. With reporters again under threat, Jimmy Guerin believes the drugs barons are more powerful than ever.
By Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy would be worse off if voters decide the country should leave the European Union, according to an overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who also gave it a 40 percent chance of happening. All but one of 28 economists in the poll taken this week said the Britain would take a hit if the vote - which could take place by June - meant exiting the EU. Supporters of Britain leaving the EU say companies would be less bound by red tape, the country would be able to strike its own free trade deals and its existing EU partners would not want to hurt bilateral trade.
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's competition watchdog has fined GlaxoSmithKline 37.6 million pounds ($54.4 million) for market abuse in striking deals to delay the launch of cheap generic copies of its former blockbuster antidepressant Seroxat. Generic drug companies involved, including Germany's Merck KGaA , were also fined smaller amounts, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday, bringing the total penalties to 45 million pounds. The CMA move is the latest example of regulators trying to curb "pay-for-delay" deals by drug companies and follows previous actions by U.S. and European antitrust authorities.
Discount supermarket Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] has increased the pressure on bigger rivals in Britain with a new wave of price reductions. The firm said on Friday the price cuts on lines including fresh meat, fresh fruit and vegetables were a response to reductions announced last month by Morrisons , Britain's No. 4 supermarket, which in turn followed cuts by Wal-Mart's Asda, the No. 3 player. A supermarket price war is regularly cited in official data as a factor bearing down on UK inflation.
Jeremy Corbyn has attended the Hillsborough inquest, where Coroner Sir John Goldring is continuing to sum up the evidence. Mr Corbyn said his visit to the hearing had nothing to do with party politics. Mr Corbyn also paid tribute to local MPs and campaigners for helping the families to fight for new inquests, quashing the verdicts of accidental death in the original inquests held in 1991.
A man has been found hidden in the hollowed-out bumper of a car after being smuggled over the Moroccan border.
A worker polishes steel in a factory in Rizhao, east China's Shandong province on January 2, 2016
(Reuters) - British prompt wholesale natural gas prices declined on Friday morning as supply outweighed demand. Total's new gas field Laggan-Tormore has started production, with initial flows going into St Fergus TOM.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 took advantage of a lean month for new video game releases to remain the top-selling game in the US in January.
The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar and dealers continued a flight to safe havens
If you owe more than $15,000, there is a way to pay off credit card debt that few people think of first. (It's not what you think!)
This beautiful drone footage of sheep being herded will leave you hypnotised.
By David Schwartz GLENDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) - Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale and were found with a gun beside them, police said. Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said it was too early to determine if the incident at Independence High involved a suicide.
By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy population but has quickly fallen foul of the authorities. The Gershad app allows users who spot checkpoints set up by the morality police, who enforce Islamic dress and behaviour codes, to tag their location on a Google map with an icon of a bearded man, enabling others to steer clear of them. The app was blocked by the authorities soon after it was released for Android devices on Monday but many Iranians bypass Internet restrictions by using a Virtual Private Network.
At the Union HQ of IG Metall in Frankfurt, the audience await a unique performance. They have come to see Zaide, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's unfinished opera from 1780, but with a twist. This production is performed entirely by refugees and is reimagined to tell the difficult journeys they have undertaken to reach Europe. "I hadn't been in any theatre before or sung before," says Khaled Alhussein, a 20-year-old Syrian national who describes in the play how he reached Germany from his war-torn homeland. "I joined the project to change the image of refugees, of estranged people [to show] that we are not monsters," he says. "We don't come here to bite you or take your money." Organised by renowned opera singer Cornelia 'Conny' Lanz, Zuflucht Kultur is a theatre group that stages productions aimed at promoting integration and tolerance in Germany. The group, whose performers come from Nigeria, Benin, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere across North Africa and the Middle East, have toured all over Germany, and even performed for the German president Joachim Gauck. The group rewrote the opera to include the real-life stories of the refugees and their journeys to Germany, including Khaled's. He travelled across North Africa and Europe to flee the war in his home country, arriving in Germany approximately 18 months ago. Hailing from the city of Daraa close to the border with Jordan, he was studying mechanical design engineering at university level in Damascus. But when the fighting between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's forces intensified, and his friends began to flee the country, he made the decision to follow them. Khaled flew legally to Algeria then travelled east over land to Tunisia where he met an 'agent', or trafficker, before continuing on to Libya. He stayed for a period of about two weeks in a house by the coast before attempting the crossing. "The boat was only 18 metres [long] and we had over 400 people inside the boat and above," Khaled remembers. The motor died before they crossed the Libyan sea border and they were picked up by the Italian navy and taken to safety. He travelled up to Switzerland before crossing over to Austria and then finally over the border on a train to Munich, at which point he was picked up by German police and taken to a station to be registered. For Khaled, it was an arduous ordeal. "Two Syrian people died along the way. We were destroyed, absolutely," he says. Khaled is one of the 3,000 or so refugees who have been placed with a German family. He lives with Andrea and Stefan, a middle-aged couple whose children have grown up and left home, in Wolfratshausen, a suburb to the south of Munich. While he has so far been unsuccessful in finding a job, Khaled has signed up to German language classes and to a refugee volunteering service. He has also become actively involved in counter protests against Pegida, Germany's growing anti-immigration right-wing movement, which has witnessed a surge in popularity in the wake of the thousands of refugees entering the country last year. It was through these demonstrations that he found out about Zuflucht Kultur and agreed to perform a play about his journey. Khaled says he is grateful for the chance to tell his story, providing German audiences with a chance to understand his plight, and that of the thousands of other refugees who have entered the country in recent months. "It's not acting, it's my scene, my story. It's not fake, it's a real story," he notes. After the performance, the audience were asked to donate to a fund that would be used to help relatives of the refugees in their home countries. A portion of this money went to Khaled's brother Ahmad, allowing him to travel safely from a Jordan refugee camp to the Netherlands, where he is now claiming asylum with his two other brothers. The four managed to reunite when Khaled visited his brothers there at the end of 2015.
By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce halved its final dividend to shore up its finances on Friday, the first cut for 24 years, but after three profit warnings last year a more confident tone boosted its shares. Chief Executive Warren East had said in November that further profit warnings could not be ruled out but he stuck to previous 2016 guidance on Friday despite the bigger-than-expected dividend cut. East, who became CEO last year, is trying to convince investors that his plan to cut costs and simplify Rolls-Royce will return the company to growth after two years of decline.
Greece's general staff on Friday said the entire three-member crew of a navy helicopter that crashed into an Aegean Sea islet a day earlier had perished, after finding the pilot's body.
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe that Uber's highly talented management team possesses the necessary vision and skills to build the company into one of the world's preeminent technology businesses," Fridman, who is the chairman of LetterOne, said. In January, Russian media reported that another Russian tycoon, Alisher Usmanov, had invested several tens of millions of dollars in Uber in the summer of 2015.
By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday a missing Hong Kong seller of gossipy books on China's leaders had likely been "involuntarily removed" to China from Hong Kong, constituting a "serious breach" of a longstanding bilateral treaty between the U.K. and China. China's Foreign Ministry condemned the British report as "gesticulation", although it made no direct mention of the missing bookseller. In a six-monthly report to parliament on the state of freedoms in the former British colony, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond wrote that Lee Bo, a British passport holder who disappeared from Hong Kong in late December, was probably taken to China against his will.
The U.S. government said on Friday it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, said it had notified lawmakers about the possible deal. The agency said the F-16s would allow Pakistan's Air Force to operate in all-weather environments and at night, while improving its self-defence capability and bolstering its ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counterterrorism operations.
As a result of massive sponsorship deals between apparel companies and universities, there is no universal game ball in college basketball during the regular season. Play on Oregon's home court and you'll use a Nike basketball, play at a school sponsored by Adidas and you'll use an Adidas ball, and so forth. In August, Under Armour signed a 10-year contract extension with the University of Maryland that will pay the university $33 million in cash and gear. As a result, the Maryland basketball team uses an Under Armour basketball during games at Xfinity Center College Park, their home court.
The German economy grew 1.7% in 2015, as domestic demand drove activity
The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are to cease publication and go online only, its owner has announced. In a letter to staff, owner Evgeny Lebedev predicted other papers would follow suit. Meanwhile, the publisher has sold The Independent's cut-price daily version, the i, to regional publisher Johnston Press for £24m.
Google, headquartered in Mountain View, California, said it will be shuttering Picasa to shift its focus to the new Google Photos service launched less than a year ago
A MiG-23 fighter of Libya's internationally recognised government was shot down Friday as it carried out air strikes on opposition positions in the coastal city of Benghazi, the military said.
Pro cycling was shocked with the recent news that a 19-year-old Belgian cyclist, Femke Van den Driessche, was caught during the cyclocross world championships with a bicycle that had a motor hidden in the frame. Van den Driessche has denied she was knowingly in possession of a bike that had a motor, and her case has been handed to a disciplinary commission.
Gravitational waves have been discovered for the first time after scientists managed to observe the warping of spacetime caused by the collision of two black holes over a billion years ago. The news, announced at a press conference at the National Science Foundation, has been hailed as one of the most important scientific discoveries of recent decades. But why is the successful detection of gravitational waves so important? In this video, IBTimes UK explains. What are gravitational waves? Gravitational waves are small distortions, or ripples, in the fabric of spacetime. In 1916, Albert Einstein said spacetime is not a void but a four-dimensional fabric that can change as objects move through it. One way to visualise this is if you imagine spacetime is a tablecloth. The heavier an object on the tablecloth, the more the material will bend and ripple. This distortion is similar to how gravitational waves work. Massive accelerating objects such as black holes would disrupt spacetime so that ripples would radiate from the source. These ripples would then dash across the universe at the speed of light. But by the time they reached Earth, they would be so tiny (around 1,000 times smaller than a proton) that they would be nigh-impossible to detect. But using LIGO's Interferometer, scientists managed to detect these tiny measurements of spacetime stretching in one direction and shrinking in another, which is evidence of gravitational waves passing. Why is it important? Up until now, gravitational waves were assumed to exist but this discovery is important as it prove a key part of Einstein's theory of general relativity was right 100 years ago. Scientists will now be able to track objects that don't emit visible light, such as black holes and neutron stars, and other objects we might not even be aware of. Being able to detect and analyse the information carried on them would open up a new area of study of some of the most important events in the history of the universe, such as the Big Bang, and help us find out more about how the universe was created.
Volkswagen, mired in a pollution cheating scandal, says global sales of all its brands rose 3.7% in January compared to the same month last year
International police organisation Interpol has refused a Russian request for a search notice on former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's TASS news agency reported on Friday. Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, is being investigated in Russia on suspicion of ordering a contract killing.