The poll by Tory chairman Lord Ashcroft found voters see the border question as a "minor practical issue".
Meghan Markle’s father Thomas was reportedly paid £7,500 for a bombshell interview on Good Morning Britain in which he broke his silence about missing the royal wedding. In an extraordinary TV appearance, Thomas Markle apologised for the staged paparazzi photos and revealed details of how Harry asked for permission to marry Meghan. According to the Daily Mail, he accepted £7,500 for the TV appearance.
Juneteenth is observed on 19 June every year and is a day of great historical importance, not just for Texas, but the entire US. Also known as Freedom Day, it commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. The day now more widely represents the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans across the whole of the south.
The price of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in the cryptocurrency. :: The Independent’s bitcoin group is the best place to follow the latest discussions and developments in cryptocurrency.
On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her. Many young Saudis regard his ascent to power as proof that their generation is finally getting a share of control over a country whose patriarchal traditions have for decades made power the province of old men.
A WOMAN is playing cupid to the wealthy elite, with her services costing from $30,000. Taylor Francois-Bodine runs a matchmaking service from her home in Washington, DC, and travels throughout the USA for her clients. Taylor began her career whilst working for a private senator on Capitol Hill when her successful matchmaking for colleagues inspired her to take it up professionally. She now counts doctors, lawyers and celebrities amongst her wealthy clients and claims that her success rate for clients finding love is 85-90%.
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Microsoft is facing online outrage and calls for a boycott over its cloud computing contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. ICE has been heavily criticized in recent days for enforcing a policy of separating families at the US-Mexico border and operating detention centers for separated family members and children. 3. AOL's billionaire cofounder and venture capitalist Steve Case is convinced that the future of American startups lies outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston.
Bolton Wanderers free school was based at the football club’s stadium. Eight years have passed since the coalition government empowered schools to free themselves of sinister-sounding local council “control” and become academies. Politicians sold a vision of a world in which our children’s education would instead be managed by “charitable trusts”.
A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday.
During an afternoon at a Moscow park, Argentina fan Augustin Otelo is counting not the number of goals his team has scored in the World Cup but the number of phone numbers he has collected from Russian girls.
The price of petrol set by retailers has risen to more than double the wholesale price in the last three months. This means drivers are paying £2.50 more to fill up a 50 litre tank. Howard Cox of Fair Fuel UK told the Daily Mail that drivers were being “exploited” when it came to petrol prices.
Furious customer Patrick Duffy spotted the courier carelessly chucking the fragile antiques down 12 concrete steps in Bradford.
More than 4,000 publicly owned buildings and spaces are being sold off by councils in England every year, according to a Freedom of Information request by community charity Locality. It says parks, libraries, town halls and swimming pools are among properties being sold, often to private developers to build luxury flats. The charity warns that cash-strapped councils are making up for budget shortfalls by selling off assets which are vital community hubs for both young and old.
Britain's regulator will launch an investigation into the impact of new European Union rules on the asset management industry after concerns were raised about how they affect the pricing of investment research and other issues. The rules - the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation - for some funds, came into force in January. The head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said PRIIPs risked having a detrimental impact.
Clement Attlee served as prime minister from 1945 to 1951. This year’s A-level history candidates have emerged from an exam on Churchill, and are chatting animatedly about it with their teacher, Jenny Moore. Churchill might seem obvious fodder for students – he was once voted the greatest Briton of all time in a BBC poll – but not everyone would agree.