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.9 days agonews.sky.com
The ASA said: ‘We noted that the ad had been delivered to the primary school in error, and in any case considered that it was unlikely that children at the school would have seen it. ‘We considered, however, that a circular distributed to homes in an untargeted manner was likely to be seen by young children, and noted that the references to ‘FAT bastard’ appeared on the outside where they were immediately visible. ‘Notwithstanding that we considered the language in the ad was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence, we considered that the references to ‘FAT bastard’ were unsuitable to be seen by young children and should not have featured on the outside covers of the circulars.
Footballer Adam Johnson has admitted one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and one count of grooming. However, the Sunderland winger continues to deny two charges of sexual activity with the same child. The 28-year-old, from Castle Eden, County Durham, appeared at Bradford Crown Court.
China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the U.S. and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability. "Countries from outside the area must stop pushing forward the militarization of the South China Sea, cease endangering the sovereignty and national security of littoral countries in the name of 'freedom of navigation' and harming the peace and stability of the region." The United States wants its regional allies and other Asian nations to adopt a more united stance against China over the South China Sea, where tension has spiked since China's construction of seven islands in the Spratly archipelago. China lays claim to most of the South China Sea, while Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have rival claims.
David Bowie found out that he would have been a grandfather just days before he died from cancer last month. His son, film director Duncan Jones, revealed on Wednesday that he had told his father the news in a Christmas card. Love you, granddad," Jones wrote on Twitter as he posted the drawing of a foetus in a uterus.
A "fearless speed-demon", "lifelong petrolhead" and "no-nonsense car reviewer" are among the seven new presenters for the rebooted Top Gear. The BBC has announced the full line-up which will see motorsport guru and Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, motoring journalist Chris Harris and car reviewer Rory Reid join Chris Evans. Friends actor Matt LeBlanc was announced last week, and trusty sidekick The Stig will also return.
The ban could be enforced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK consumer regulator and watchdog, after research showed that such deals were "seducing" shoppers to spend an additional £1,000 (€1,287, $1,453) a year. The watchdog's plans to clamp down on the supermarkets including, Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda are in the final stages.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he has decided to impose a new contract on junior doctors. Making a statement in the House of Commons, Mr Hunt told MPs: "Under the existing contract, doctors can receive the same pay for working quite different amounts of unsociable hours. "Despite progress and willingness to be flexible on the crucial issue of Saturday pay, Sir David wrote to me yesterday advising that a negotiated solution is not realistically possible.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union member states, as he slammed the bloc's behaviour in the migrant crisis.
A new Harry Potter book will be released nine years after JK Rowling's final story, The Deathly Hallows.
The number of Britons who back remaining in the European Union is level with those wanting to leave in the bloc, with support for an exit growing, according to an opinion poll on Wednesday. The ICM online poll found 42 percent favoured ending Britain's membership of the EU with 41 percent wanting to stay and the remainder unsure. Excluding the "don't knows", the figures translated into a 50-50 percent split, ICM said.
The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.
Artist’s impressions of the new ship. (Picture: Blue Star Line)
Tributes have been paid to a teenager who trained with Crystal Palace after his death in a scooter crash following a police chase.
What changes are being proposed for Junior Doctors' anti-social working hours, pay and maximum working hours?
The drivers of London's famous black cabs brought the centre of the capital to a standstill on Wednesday in protest against Uber and government regulations they say compromise passenger safety. San Francisco-based Uber, whose investors include Goldman Sachs and Google, has grown rapidly around the world but has faced protests, bans and restrictions in several cities. On Wednesday, thousands of black taxis lined up in the main streets around the Houses of Parliament and Prime Minister David Cameron's 10 Downing Street residence to choke traffic for around 90 minutes.
Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area. A Pentagon spokesman had accused Russian and Syria government forces on Wednesday of destroying Aleppo's two main hospitals with air strikes, though he did not specify when the strikes were alleged to have taken place. The Syrian army has made rapid advances near Aleppo in recent weeks with the help of Russian air strikes.
A daring pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after the propeller fell off his 80 year old plane at 2,500 ft, it has emerged. The pilot made a distress call to Newquay Airport before he eventually managed to successfully land the plane on a landing strip next to a golf course in Polzeath, Cornwall.
Telecoms giant BT is to launch a "breakthrough" new service aimed at diverting millions of nuisance calls.
Judy Murray has thanked people for their well wishes on the birth of her first granddaughter.
Rapper DMX has recovered after being found unconscious outside a hotel in New York on Monday, his lawyer says. Officers were called to the Ramada Inn where they found a 45-year-old man with no pulse in the car park. Yonkers Police Detective Lieutenant Patrick McCormack said privacy laws prevented him from identifying the man but that he was given medication by paramedics to reverse the effects of opioid drugs.
For months Iranian Christian migrants have been sleeping in a makeshift shelter outside a church in the Belgian port town of Zeebrugge, from where they hope to smuggle themselves over to Britain.
A Pakistani court is set on Thursday to hear a petition asking Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore by colonial forces.
Spain has already beaten records in the number of foreign visitors for three years in a row, and 2016 is expected to follow the same trend
The physics world is abuzz ahead of a hotly anticipated announcement concerning the quest to track down gravitational waves. But what are they, and why should you care?
Parents at a boarding school in Somerset have been left fuming after it emerged that GCSE pupils had spent months studying the wrong book. Pupils were then forced to swiftly get to grips with J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls ahead of their GCSE exams in May. Downside headmaster, Dr James Whitehead, said: "While there was an error with the set text being taught for a period last term, pupils and parents were informed appropriately and there was no negative impact on pupils’ work.
Peter Phillips has stepped down as a trustee of a charity which will distribute funds from the Queen's 90th birthday lunch because of a conflict of interest.
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A mystery buyer forked out a whopping £69,500 to buy the bottle of Big Mac sauce on eBay, after it went on limited sale. McDonald’s put the bottle up for auction to raise money for charity, and it was the centre of a two-week bidding battle as buyers upped the stakes. A spokesman confirmed: “The Big Mac burger sauce is so hard to get hold of.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to be unveiled at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona may pack a huge 3,600mAh battery capacity according to a document filed by Samsung with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC filing is a regulatory requirement to sell phones in the US. In absolute terms, this will be a mammoth 72% increase in battery capacity over its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which had a 2,600mAh battery.
A badger has shot to the top of the world’s greatest archeologists after its inquisitive burrowing managed to uncover an ancient Bronze Age cremation site. The excavation, situated near Stonehenge, features artefacts including an archer’s wrist guard, copper chisel, bronze saw and cremated human remains dating back to 2,200 BC. Experts have hailed the “exciting” find, which is all down to a badger and his pals having a good old dig around land belonging to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in Netheravon, Wiltshire.
In this week's A-List Insider: Zayn Malik makes history, Andy Murray and Kim Sears become parents and Taraji P Henson mistakes Coldplay for Maroon 5. Pillow Talk tops the charts 2016 is definitely looking like Zayn Malik's year. Following the release of his single Pillow Talk, the former One Direction star has made history after becoming the first UK artist to go straight to the top of the US Charts with a debut single. The impressive feat means that he has eclipsed One Direction. The group's highest ever chart entry on the Billboard 100 was No 2 with Best Song Ever in 2013. Pillow Talk is now the 25th song ever to debut at No 1 in the Hot 100, joining the likes of Adele's Hello and Elton John's 1997 tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind. People had a lot to say when the 23-year-old heartthrob quit the boyband but it looks like his gamble has well and truly paid off. Andy Murray and Kim Sears welcome first child Meanwhile, it isn't only Zayn celebrating a milestone. Congratulations are order for tennis champ Andy Murray after he welcomed his first child with wife Kim Sears. According to the BBC, the couple's daughter arrived on 7 February, less than a week after Murray returned home from the Australian Open following his defeat to Novak Djokovic. Remember he was adamant that he must not miss the birth of his first child. No word on the name yet, but according to Ladbrokes, Freya is the early favourite with odds of 6/1. Our list of potential monikers includes Emily, Wilhelmina and Judith of course. Have your say in the comments section. Coldplay/Maroon 5 mix-up at the Super Bowl And finally, Empire star Taraji P Henson has a great time at the Super Bowl this weekend and could not wait to share her excitement over Maroon 5's performance – the only problem was that Adan Levine was nowhere in sight and Coldplay headlined this year's half-time show. Chris Martin and co graced the stage at Levi's Stadium on 7 February along with special guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Henson shared a video of the band's performance on Instagram, which she captioned, "YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper I am." After fans pointed at that she was applauding the wrong band, Henson came clean in Instagram saying she had made the embarrassing mistake because she had been drinking and had no idea who was performing. She removed the embarrassing photo from her feed. Fortunately, Maroon 5's Adam Levine took a screengrab of it for prosperity. Well, there you have it folks. Moral of the story: if in doubt, don't ask friends, ask Google.
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) spokesman Godwin Atser holds up cassava uprooted from a farm at Alabata village outskirts of Ibadan city, southwest Nigeria, on January 27, 2016
Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted killer of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole for the 15th time on 10 February, California prison officials confirmed. The 71-year-old had a suitability hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego, according to the California Board of Parole Hearings. The parole denial came after more than three hours of questioning in front of a California parole panel, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians "as much as possible" to restore security.
Israeli navy veteran Ami Daniel points at his computer screen and explains why the ship he was tracking should have been stopped and searched.
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Chancellor George Osborne's psychiatrist brother faces being struck off from the medical profession after he had a two-year affair with his "vulnerable" patient.
By Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil production will double over the next 20 years as drillers that became more efficient amid a slump in oil prices unlock new resources, British energy giant BP said on Wednesday. In its industry benchmark 2035 Energy Outlook, BP forecast global demand for energy to increase by 34 percent, driven by growth in the world population and economy, with the share of oil declining in favour of gas and renewables. U.S. shale or tight oil production using fracking technology was a key driver behind global supply growth in recent years.
A seriously ill Australian boy was Thursday granted his wish to become a superhero like Iron Man, with police staging an elaborate event on the Sydney Opera House steps as Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr tweeted his support.
French dancer Brahim Zaibat, a former lover of Madonna, was fined one euro by a Paris court Wednesday for sneaking a selfie with far-right patriarch Jean-Marie Le Pen as he snoozed on an airplane.
North Korea said on Thursday it was expelling all South Korean workers from the Kaesong industrial zone and freezing the assets of companies operating there, calling the South's decision to suspend operations at the zone a "declaration of war." The industrial park has been declared a military control zone, the North's agency that handles ties with the South said in a statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency. South Korea on Wednesday said it was suspending operations of the jointly run factory park just north of the border in response to the North's weekend rocket launch, and gave South Koreans until Saturday to quit the complex.
The British government said on Wednesday it will launch an independent review into tidal lagoon energy this spring to understand how it could contribute to Britain's energy mix in the most cost-effective way. A proposed 1-billion-pound project to build a tidal energy lagoon in Swansea Bay has stalled because of negotiations over the level of government funding. "Tidal lagoons have the potential to provide the country with clean and secure energy," the government said in a statement.
(Reuters) - A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said. The elephant strayed into the village early in the morning and woke up villagers with its roaring. Attacks by elephants have been on the rise in eastern India.
There are calls to reopen the inquest into the deaths of 21 people killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings. Relatives of the victims say they have been kept in the dark for many years and it would give them "a level of peace".
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!)
Former City regulator chairman Lord Adair Turner has issued a warning about the fledgling peer-to-peer lending industry - predicting losses which will "make the worst bankers look like absolute lending geniuses".
By Anjuli Davies and Olivia Oran LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS AG is looking at the relative pay of men and women in its investment banking arm as part of its compensation review, and is taking steps to close any significant gaps, sources familiar with the matter said. Reuters reported on Tuesday that the Swiss bank was freezing pay across its investment bank, pending a review in the second quarter of the year.
Tunisia has made nearly half a billion dollars from the sale of assets confiscated from ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his allies, a minister said Wednesday.
A Facebook director has apologised for saying on Twitter that anti-colonialism has been "economically catastrophic" for the Indian people. Marc Andreessen's comments came after India's telecoms authority banned Facebook's Free Basics service - a free, partial internet service featuring services chosen by Facebook - in the country. When someone said that the Free Basics service sounded like "internet colonialism", Mr Andreessen responded: "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades.
Long seen as a destination strewn with shortcomings, Iran is making a fresh pitch for tourists, with the recent lifting of economic sanctions providing an opportunity to cash in.
EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday he had cleared his schedule to hold urgent meetings with leaders including Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to push for a deal to keep Britain in the bloc at a summit next week.
Actors and technicians get ready to shoot an advert for a Thai bank promoting a scholarship fund
The headquarters of German company Deutsche Bank is pictured in Frankfurt/Main, Germany on January 28, 2016
A former Auschwitz guard has gone on trial in Germany accused of being implicated in the deaths of 170,000 Jews. Reinhold Hanning, 93, is alleged to have joined Adolf Hitler's Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary organisation at the age of 18, taking part in battles in eastern Europe before becoming a guard at the camp in 1942. Around 1.5 million people, mainly European Jews, were gassed, shot, hanged and burned at Auschwitz in what was then Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War.
The meaty treat is the brainchild of bacon connoisseurs Logan Rae, 21, and Kimmie Hruda, 28, from Florida, US. Logan, who is a neurobiology student at Florida Atlantic University, said: ‘I made bacon roses as a birthday gift, and delivered it to a busy office last January. ‘By February, employees and my co-workers were requesting them for Valentine’s day.
British Gas and EDF Energy have become the last of the Big Six providers to lower prices, announcing moves to cut gas bills next month.
Hong Kong riot police walk along a cordoned-off street on February 9, 2016 following overnight clashes between protesters and police in the Mongkok area
Junior doctors are striking on 10 February after last-ditch talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the government finished without a resolution. Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, a junior doctor, at Homerton Hospital explains the BMA's decision to strike for a second time. "The current offer they've made actually harms doctors working the hardest rotas, the people working the most antisocial hours, the most weekends, the most evenings etc. People that already provide an excellent 24/7 service. But huge gaps in their rotas mean that they're already working well beyond their hours to deliver the care for patients that we want to deliver; that we've done our training to deliver," said Dr Wijesuriya. "The problem here is if the government makes these contract changes, actually the service will be stretched even thinner, they'll be even more gaps and it'll make it really difficult to deliver the same standard of care and that's going to be harmful for patients as well as for doctors," he added. When asked about the criticism that the BMA has been the one not budging in negotiations, Dr Wijesuriya said: "Our door has always been open. In fact we made an offer to the government that recognised some of the recruitment problems that we're having – that fit within the budget that the government wants us to achieve – and was a safe and fair system. The government turned it down because they're more interested in winning a political argument." The government and those striking have failed to agree on weekend pay and whether Saturdays should be seen as normal time or warrant a premium, but Dr Wijesuriya dismissed the idea that the argument was over money. "For the past 10 years, junior doctors have taken an under-inflation pay cut, but this argument isn't about pay. We haven't been outside marching for the last 10 years. The reason we're here is to stand up for our patients and try to prevent the government for making mistakes that will harm then in the long run," he said.
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices fell 2 percent on Wednesday as stockpiles at the main U.S. delivery point hit record highs amid output cuts by refiners, while Brent rose for the first time in five days after global production cuts suggested by Russia. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point for U.S. crude futures rose to an all-time high just shy of 65 million barrels, data from the government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed. The Cushing build eclipsed a more bullish number from the EIA showing total U.S. crude stockpiles down for the first time in three weeks.
It's time for a bit of levity in the US presidential primary contest season — and Johnny Depp and the comedians at the humor website Funny or Die deliver with a biopic spoof on Donald Trump. Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie was released to coincide with Trump's victory in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. Successful people are always on the phone — even if there's no one on the other end," the fake Trump lectures a boy in one scene.
The Labour leader is in serious trouble.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Model X launch event in Fremont, California on September 29, 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidance for pregnant women concerned about the Zika virus. Amid fears the mosquito-borne infection can cause foetal abnormalities, the agency issued advice on a number of areas - including facts on prevention and how the illness is transmitted to others. It comes as a senior Public Health England official confirmed that seven travel-associated cases of the Zika virus had been documented in the UK.