The RBS banking group has warned 1.3 million customers they could be charged negative interest rates if the Bank of England cuts base rates below zero. The group, which includes NatWest, wrote to its business and commercial account holders about the potential changes, which mean they could lose money
Writing on Facebook, the young boy's grandmother said: "Would like to thank everyone involving in trying to help the emergency services and a big thank you to Walgrave Hospital for the help and support.
Drivers and their families trapped in huge tailbacks heading to Dover have described their frustration as they sit and wait. Many holidaymakers stuck on the roads to the Port of Dover for many hours have said the situation was "completely chaotic" and complained about the lack of information over the disruption. Chris Bussell, who had been waiting in his car with his four children, told Sky News: "We joined queue at 8.30am this morning (Saturday) and have been sat in it ever since.
French President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.
The man who died while swimming at Camber Sands on Sunday afternoon has been named as Gustavo Silva Da Cruz. The 19-year-old Brazilian had been visiting family in Croydon, south London, and was one of three people who got into difficulty while swimming at the East Sussex beach. The other two people - a 35-year-old man and his 17-year-old son from London - were not connected to Mr Da Cruz.
A 16-year-old friend of the gunman who killed nine people in the German city of Munich on Friday has been arrested by police. Investigators say the Afghan teenager is suspected of knowing about David Ali Sonboly's planned attack and failing to report it. Munich police added that the friend may have played a role in a Facebook post which invited people to a meeting place in the city centre.
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The EU ordered Spain on Monday to recover 140 million euros ($150 million) in illegal state aid set aside for a high-speed train test centre that Brussels said was unnecessary.
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips is on course to hit its 2016 profitability target as it reinvents itself as a pure healthcare company, with strong growth in medical technology partially offset by the costs of heavy research and development investments. The company's first results since spinning off the lower-margin Philips Lighting business, in which it still owns a 70 percent stake, hit consensus forecasts as higher volumes and tight cost control improved margins. Sales rose 3 percent to 5.9 billion euros, led by growth of 5 percent at its health technology businesses, in line with expectations, and its adjusted EBITA margin improved to 9.3 percent, against 6.8 percent in the first quarter.
A leading Beijing mouthpiece has warned India of "serious consequences" after New Delhi refused to extend the visas of three Chinese journalists working for China's state-run Xinhua news agency. An editorial carried by Global Times, the English language daily which often sharply mirrors the communist party's point of view, said it was a "petty" decision from the Narendra Modi administration. Suggesting a link with India's failed attempt to enter the elite 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the daily said: "If New Delhi is really taking revenge due to the NSG membership issue, there will be serious consequences." India had hinted at Chinese role in the denial of membership.
Scientists in Greece claimed recently to have reversed the menopause. The scientists later recovered eggs from the ovaries. The eggs were able to mature and reach the stage at which they could be fertilized.
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Greece may win over last-minute visitors scared away from tourist rival Turkey after a failed military coup but overall growth in the sector remains fragile, according to the country’s largest tourism body. Tourism accounts for about 17 percent of its 185 billion euro economic output and employs one in five people in work. "Turkey's share of last-minute arrivals will shrink and it will probably suffer cancellations," Andreas Andreadis, head of Greek tourism businesses association SETE, told Reuters. "Greece will gain a share, even if it is a small one." But Andreadis said he could not exclude a spillover effect from Turkey which could impact overall arrivals. "We don't like the fact that Turkey is destabilised, it could also affect Greece.
Porsche reveals new Panamera line-up will feature a hybrid model in the near future.
By Tracy Rucinski GILLETTE, Wyo. (Reuters) - A squad of about ten Peabody Energy Corp. miners clad in steel-toed boots and hard hats climbed into massive bulldozers on a recent morning, ready to create rolling hills of grass over former pits at the Rawhide coal mine in Wyoming. In the midst of a deep coal downturn and widespread layoffs, the staff that remains at Rawhide is spending more time in 2016 on landscaping than mining. "We're probably going to do four times the amount this year than we would normally do," said Mary DeRudder, a 30-year veteran coal miner at Rawhide, which saw its workforce cut by more than half to 95 since jobs peaked at 225 in 2012.
The world’s largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven has completed the first ever home delivery by drone, dropping off Slurpee drinks, a chicken sandwich, donuts, hot coffee and sweets. Once it reached the customer’s back garden, the drone hovered in place and lowered each package. The convenience of having access to instant, 24/7 drone delivery is priceless,” said Reno resident Michael, who received the delivery.
Death masks are fascinating but slightly terrifying relics from an age before photos. Until cameras rendered them redundant, it was common for notable people to have metal, wax or plaster applied to their face when they had died, creating a “death mask”. These gruesome artifacts exist for some of history’s most famous figures, from soldiers, to artists and even evil dictators…
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is calling for changes in the Act that has led to putting down a number of healthy dogs classed as “dangerous”.
This poor bear had been seen wandering around for a full week with a jar stuck on its head. Sadly, every time animal control arrived to help him he had already left the area. Enter Jim Hawkins! Jim owns a bed and breakfast in Colorado and couldn’t sit back and watch the bear suffer. He managed to lasso the bear just before they had a quick tussle in the grass. The bear then climbed a nearby tree and was soon aided by animal control. Credit: Youngblood Hawkins
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If you are yet upgraded to Windows 10, chances are you are not planning to do so any time soon, if indeed ever. After that, you will be charged £99 ($119) to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft's free Windows 10 update programme should have been a nice bit of self-PR for the company, but somehow Microsoft managed to turn it into the opposite. According to the company's own estimations Windows 10 is now running on 350 million devices, indicating that all that incessant pestering had some effect.
The TV of today is awash with reality and talent shows, from TOWIE to The X Factor to the likes of sheep herding show Flockstars. During the 90s there were some incredible children’s TV programmes on, quite literally in the case of Incredible Games, and some even better prime-time game shows - who can forget Anneka Rice rushing around the country like a woman possessed in Challenge Anneka? While recollections of your childhood favourites may have been lost, we’ve taken a trip down memory lane to revisit 10 of the most amazing forgotten 90s TV shows.
Sir Philip Green systematically extracted hundreds of millions of pounds from BHS to accrue "incredible wealth” for himself and his family while refusing to address the "substantial" deficit in the company's pension fund, MPs have said. The joint (NasdaqCM: JYNT - news) report said Sir Philip had a "moral duty" to make a "large financial contribution" to the 20,000 pensioners facing substantial cuts to their benefits. The two committees - Work and Pensions and Business, Innovation and Skills - were also critical of Dominic Chappell, who bought the company for £1, but said the ultimate responsibility for the downfall lay with Sir Philip.
Satellite images show smoke covering Russia for thousands of kilometres.
Fans got a first look at Season 4 of Sherlock, on 24 July, at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. The long-awaited detective show featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant sleuth and Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson is set to release in 2017, but BBC decided to give audiences a small glimpse of the upcoming "darker series". In the one and a half minute video, Sherlock looks extremely shaken up and says: "Something's coming.
The new mechanism will be introduced later this morning.