• Olly Murs banned from singing in Manchester

    It has been reported that the Dear Darlin singer is banned from performing at any official events in Manchester. The Essex native left fans and Olympians bereft when he pulled out of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic parade show at the last minute on Monday and watched a Manchester United v Liverpool football game instead but his decision to ditch the gig infuriated councillor Pat Karney, who has told him he’s never allowed to play future shows in the borough. Scrambling to defend himself, Olly has hit back at Cllr Karney in an interview with The Sun newspaper and insisted he doesn’t know all the facts.

    Mary Gallagher
  • Canada walks out of trade talks with 'incapable' EU

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Canada's trade minister walked out of talks in Belgium on Friday, declaring that the European Union was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic free trade deal designed to boost growth in both economies. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without backing from its five sub-federal administrations, and French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it. A visibly shaken Chrystia Freeland, Canada's trade minister, emerged after a full day of talks with chief Canadian and EU trade negotiators and Walloon Premier Paul Magnette.

  • CS gas spray found after London City Airport evacuated

    Police investigating a "chemical incident" at London City Airport have found suspected CS gas spray. Paramedics treated 27 and took two people to hospital after the airport was closed and evacuated on Friday afternoon. About 500 people were told to leave the airport and travellers were told to expect "long delays".

    Sky News
  • Trump gains on Clinton, poll shows 'rigged' message resonates

    By Emily Stephenson and Amanda Becker NEWTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. The polling data showed Trump's argument that the Nov. 8 election is "rigged" against him has resonated with members of his party. "Remember folks, it's a rigged system," Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday.

  • A homeless woman carrying a human skull on a stick led police to a body

    Police in Sacramento followed the woman to an abandoned house.

    SNAPPA News
  • What a sting on a regional governor says about how the Kremlin wins elections

    By Svetlana Reiter and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - On a Friday evening in June, German businessman Yuri Zyudheimer and Russian regional governor Nikita Belykh sat down in a private booth in Megu, an upscale Japanese restaurant in central Moscow. Zyudheimer placed a dark red plastic bag on the table between the two men, according to the businessman. Zyudheimer said he had second thoughts about what he was about to do.

  • Boy, 9, goes missing after returning to school for lunchbox

    A nine-year-old boy has been missing since yesterday after apparently returning to school to pick up his lunchbox. Maklaine Bottomley was last seen at 3.15pm on Thursday on Webster Street in Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, walking home with a foster parent. Inspector Azz Khan of Preston Police said: "We are becoming ever more concerned about Maklaine as he is just nine years old and has been missing from home for nearly 24 hours now.

    Sky News
  • Pierce Brosnan 'deeply shocked' by 'deceptive use' of image to promote cancer causing Indian breath freshener

    Pierce Brosnan was in the news for all the wrong reasons after signing on to promote Pan Bahar, an Indian mouth freshener (pan masala). Soon after the company splashed his face on the front page of national newspapers (along with the release of a video advertisement), the James Bond star became the target of severe criticism, with many pointing out that the product he was endorsing was known to cause oral cancer and other illnesses. "As a man who has spent decades championing women's healthcare and environmental protection, I was distressed to learn of Pan Bahar's unauthorised and deceptive use of my image to endorse their range of pan masala products," Brosnan said in a statement to People magazine.

    International Business Times
  • Actress Shailene Woodley 'tells the truth' of her arrest

    Shailene Woodley has written an article "telling the truth" about her arrest for protesting against the Dakota oil pipeline. In a statement published in Time magazine, the 24-year old actress explained the reasons behind the protest which led to her arrest on 10 October. "I was in North Dakota, standing side by side with Native Americans," she starts by saying.

    Sky News
  • A man and his daughter planted a tree in the middle of Oxford Street complete with an adorable note

    “Please respect it as I bought it with my own money. Plus my Daddy risked getting arrested planting it!”

    SNAPPA News
  • France's Juppe says Anglo-French border should be moved to England - Guardian

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - France's Alain Juppe will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian newspaper reported. With thousands of people seeking to reach British shores, fences have been erected around the entry to the Channel tunnel and British opponents of mass immigration cast the Jungle as a danger to Britain during the EU referendum. Juppe, who is on course to win the centre-right's presidential ticket and favourite to win power in next year's national election, said he would seek to overturn a treaty which effectively pushes the British frontier to France.

  • 'Crazy' hike in Saudi visa fees could impact business ties

    Higher visa fees are one of many moves adopted by Saudi Arabia to cover a loss in oil revenue which has slumped by 68% over the past five years

  • Craig Revel Horwood dishes the dirt about his rent boy past and plastic surgery

    Watch as Craig Revel Horwood opens up to Vlogger Timmy Alexis Carrington Ward about his personal life:

    Entertainment news
  • U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

    By Idrees Ali and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area. The U.S. action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said. The Chinese Defense Ministry called the move "illegal" and "provocative," saying that two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. destroyer to leave.

  • Fashion designer Richard Nicoll found dead in Sydney at 39

    Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died in Australia at the age of 39. Nicoll's body was found at a property in Sydney, and New South Wales police said his death is not suspicious. British-born Nicoll designed collections for Fred Perry and Topshop among others, and had his own brand for about a decade.

    Sky News
  • When and where to watch the Orionid meteor shower

    The Orionid meteor shower will peak on 21 and 22 October, with shooting stars visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres. This year's shower is expected to be less spectacular than normal, with around 15-20 meteors per hour. The Orionids is one of two meteor showers from Halley's Comet.

    International Business Times
  • AJ Styles teases Shawn Michaels fight at Royal Rumble 2017

    AJ Styles has said that he would love to fight Shawn Michaels at Royal Rumble 2017, just a few days after rumours about the former world heavyweight champion's WWE return made headlines. Recently, reports claimed that the former WWE superstar wants his last fight to be against Styles for the WWE Championship at the upcoming pay-per-view (PV) event at Alamodome, in Texas, on 24 January, where some 20 years ago, the 51-year-old won the same title against Sycho Sid. In May, Styles told ESPN that he was not optimistic about Michaels ever returning to WWE as a wrestler.

    International Business Times
  • An iPhone 7 case has been created that looks like an exploded Note7

    Samsung’s recent smartphone woes have been immortalised in a case available online.

    SNAPPA Technology
  • Russian warships sail through English Channel shadowed by Royal Navy

    A convoy of Russian warships heading for the Mediterranean has sailed down the English Channel - "marked every inch of the way" by the Royal Navy. The most sensitive part of the fleet's journey was through the English Channel's narrowest point at the Strait of Dover. Vladimir Putin's armed flotilla is believed to be heading to Syria to support Russia's military operations in the war-torn country.

    Sky News
  • Central banks to hear initial verdict on sterling's October 7 crash in November - sources

    By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - Officials looking into the factors behind the dramatic fall in sterling on Oct. 7 will issue an initial report to a group of global central banks in early November, sources with knowledge of the investigation said. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney asked the Markets Committee based at the Swiss-based Bank of International Settlements to investigate. The (currency trading) platforms have generally been very helpful with providing data," one source familiar with the first stage of the investigation said on Thursday.

  • Uganda's nomadic herders feed the country, but under pressure to settle down - activist

    By Alex Whiting ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa's nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops and creating conflict along the way. While herders are often portrayed as straying onto farmland, it is farmers who first encroached onto the nomads' grazing land, said Benjamin Mutambukah, coordinator of the Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organisations (COPACSO) and a passionate advocate of the herders in Uganda. It was the pastoralists and the wildlife." The pastoralists' ancient skills in land management should be respected, and their needs recognised to avert conflict between nomads and farmers, he said.

  • Ken Bone is back as the face of his inimitable red sweater

    He has produced a video in collaboration with clothing brand IZOD.

    SNAPPA News
  • Princess Diana's stepmother Raine Spencer dies, aged 87

    Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Princess Diana, has died after a short illness, her family have said. Countess Spencer, who was married to Diana's father Earl Spencer from 1976 until his death in 1992, died at her London home on Friday. The 87-year-old's death was confirmed by her son William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth and a Ukip MEP.

    Sky News
  • Dozens of passengers treated after 'chemical incident' at London City Airport

    Dozens of passengers were treated for breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical incident at London City Airport. Two people were taken to hospital and 26 others received treatment at the scene, London Ambulance Service said.

    Press Association video
  • Experimental Mars probe destroyed, confirms European Space Agency

    A space probe that was supposed to look for signs of life on Mars has crash-landed and may have exploded, the European Space Agency has confirmed. ExoMars flight operations director Michel Denis said: "I believe we have found where Schiaparelli landed.

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