Romelu Lukaku’s return to Chelsea has been delayed this summer because of the club’s marketing plans, according to reports. Lukaku, the Belgian striker who finished last season as the Premier League’s second highest scorer, is expected to resign for Chelsea from Everton. The 23-year-old told his agent Mino Raiola that he wanted to return to Chelsea earlier in June, according to The Times, but the move has been delayed.
House prices bounced back to growth in June after three months of falls despite the "unusually uncertain" economic outlook amid Brexit talks, new figures show. Prices rose by 1.1% month-on-month having fallen by 0.2% in May according to the latest Nationwide house price index. Robert Gardner, Nationwide's chief economist, warned the monthly figures could be volatile and that an emerging squeeze on household incomes did appear "to be exerting a drag on housing market activity in recent months".
British ministers are looking at the option of creating some kind of new body to oversee EU citizens' rights in Britain, Sky News quoted sources as saying on Wednesday, a possible way of overcoming a standoff between London and Brussels. Government officials have said that one way of getting around the clash over which court should guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in Britain and British citizens living in other EU countries could be the creation of a new body. Britain wants its own courts to have supremacy after the country leaves the European Union, while the EU favours maintaining the position of the European Court of Justice.
A London MP has been accused of "fuelling conspiracy theories" after he said he had "sympathy" with the suggestion the authorities were covering up the true number of dead within Grenfell Tower in order to prevent civil unrest. David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, admitted he had "no idea" if the number was being covered up but said there was a "gap" between what local people had said to him they had seen and what the official figures had shown. Kevin Hurley, a former senior investigator with City of London police, said the MP had got it wrong and was fuelling conspiracy theories.
Ministers are looking at creating a new body to oversee EU citizens' rights in the UK in an effort to break the impasse over whose courts protect EU nationals after Brexit. A Government source told Sky News that a new oversight body for EU citizens was shaping up as a "serious option" in a bid to find a compromise between the European Commission and the UK over who should protect EU citizens living in the UK.
Britain is known for its sense of humour and that extends to shop and business names. Convenience store owner Jel Singh Nagra is in a bit of trouble for his choice of names, however, after Sainsbury’s threatened legal action against him for calling his shop Singhsburys. The supermarket giant was not thrilled with having their copyrighted name used in a particularly fine pun so Mr Nagra, from West Allotment, North Tyneside, had to change it. MORE: HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for first time: ‘Big Lizzie’ squeezes under Forth Road Bridge MORE: The great Glastonbury clear-up begins: Crew of 800 tasked with removing festival rubbish However, he kept the punning theme and instead switched it to Morrisinghs, another play on his name and another big supermarket – Morrisons. However, Morrisons said Mr Singh’s new shop name – which he described as “banter” was fine with them and have wished him well. Here are some other businesses that have an eye for a witty name…
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a plea from the parents of a terminally ill British baby to intervene in the case. Charlie Gard has a severe mitochondrial condition and in January suffered what doctors describe as irreversible brain damage. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital think the 10-month-old has no chance of survival and want to end his life support treatment.
With just a few days left until the release of the rapper's highly anticipated new album, JAY-Z has reinvented himself. Forget about the old Jay Z, breathing easy, getting dirt off his shoulder, no hyphen before Z, no cap-sized letters, spelled like every other name. The $610m rapper is releasing 4:44 this Friday, and has shared a teaser clip titled "Kill Jay Z" - an allusion to his recent name change.
** Amazon's Echo Show starts shipping today, June 28, 2017, and you can order yours now. The only Echo product with a screen, the Show is can do everything a traditional Amazon Echo can and more. The video screen can also be used in conjunction with Alexa-compatible cameras, enabling the Echo Show to display a live video feed.
Author Michael Bond, who created Paddington bear, has died at the age of 91. The English author, who grew up in Berkshire, wrote 150 books in total, with an additional 25 books about Paddington, who then came to life in a well-loved television series. The official Paddington Twitter account posted a tribute to the late author, which was also retweeted by the official London Paddington Twitter page.
Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species annihilation.
Ukraine's central bank says a cyberattack hit several lenders in the country, hindering operations and leading the regulator to warn other financial institutions to tighten security measures
The bankruptcy of Japanese auto parts giant Takata may frustrate the legal challenges by victims harmed by the company's exploding airbags, which were part of the largest auto safety recall ever.
Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original film version of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56. The Swedish actor had suffered from lung cancer for a year and died on Tuesday, surrounded by family. The 2009 film saw him play an investigative journalist who works with computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, a role played by Noomi Rapace.
A Yazidi sex slave held by the Islamic State (Isis) was tricked into eating her one-year-old child after being starved for three days, an Iraqi MP claimed in an interview with Egypt's Extra News TV. Iraqi MP Vian Dakhil, who is also a Yazidi activist, claimed the girl was kept in a cellar "without food or anything" for three days. "Afterwards they brought her a plate of rice and meat," Dakhil said, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
North Korea recently tested a small rocket engine, a monitoring group said Wednesday, after a US official had reportedly suggested the test could be a step to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
TV shows like RuPaul's Drag Race have meant drag queens are enjoying a move into the mainstream. Later, women dressed as men will do battle in Europe's biggest drag king competition, Man Up 2017. For almost a decade, Jen Powell who'll be co-hosting the event, has performed as her alter-ego Adam All.
Filipino citizens could be jailed for refusing to sing national anthem with gusto under new law