GlaxoSmithKline (Amsterdam: GO8.AS - news) (GSK) has announced a £275m investment in its UK manufacturing sites, saying the country remains "attractive" despite the Brexit vote. The company, which is the UK's largest drugmaker, had argued against the prospect of an exit from the European
With tough, if unpopular austerity measures, Portugal cut its budget deficit from close to 10 percent of GDP in 2010 to 4.4 percent last year, but that still overshoots targets
Celebrity Big Brother kicks off in just two days time, which means that we have all been subjected to the usual rumours about who will be going into the famous house. It looks like the speculation can stop as the ‘official’ line-up has been leaked and with the usual suspects of a TOWIE star, a Geordie Shore star and random US celebrities allegedly making the final cut, it looks like it could be legit…. According to The Sun, actor and entertainer Christopher Biggins has nabbed himself a huge £150,000 to take part in the show.
By Noemie Olive SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. The men arrived during morning mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a working-class town near Rouen, northwest of Paris, where the 85-year-old parish priest, Father Jacques Hamel, was leading prayers. News agency Amaq, which is affiliated with Islamic State, a group France is bombing in Iraq and Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition, said two of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack.
Tracy Rosner, who works at the Coral Reef Elementary school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, had applied for a position that included one hour of foreign language teaching a day. The district rejected Rosner’s application on the grounds that she does not speak Spanish, kicking off a bizarre lawsuit.
Uh-oh, it looks as though all is not well between One Direction star Liam Payne and his former manager Simon Cowell, with Si seemingly hitting out at the star in a sly dig. Speaking about the biggest X Factor success in the show’s history, Simon spoke out to praise the “loyalty” of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, but failed to mention Liam.
Does this mean that Pokémon are real?!
The phenomenon that is "Pokémon GO" — the free mobile game that puts Pokémon into real life using your phone's camera — is mostly worldwide. Tens of millions of players are catching Pokémon and exploring the game's limits at all hours of the day, all over the planet.
Vicky Pattison has made a confession about her love life and revealed some “extreme and intense” feelings for her BFF and former Big Brother housemate Alex Cannon - now doesn’t that sound like a match made in reality TV heaven? With a love story to rival Romeo & Juliet’s, the duo first met on Geordie Shore’s spin-off show Judge Geordie and have been inseparable ever since, but haven’t yet managed to upgrade their relationship status. Despite harbouring some strong feelings for the Liverpudlian lad, Vicky went on to express concern over the risk of losing their close friendship.
A German man was jailed for life on Tuesday for murdering two young children last year, including a 4-year-old refugee boy whom he had kidnapped from Berlin's main migrant registration centre. The man, identified only as Silvio S., confessed last year to abducting, sexually abusing and killing Mohamed Januzi, a Bosnian boy whose family was seeking asylum in Germany, prosecutors said.
Shannen revealed that she was fighting breast cancer last year.
A woman who was dumped inside a telephone box when she was a baby has now begun a quest to find the man who rescued her. Kiran Sheikh was just two hours old when she was abandoned by her mother in the middle of the night on April 30 1994.
Congratulations Little Mix! The British girl group have broken another long-standing chart record this week. The vocal quartet – featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – are now the most certified girl group of all time in Australia, after their latest sassy single, Hair, went platinum. Music artists qualify for a platinum certification when more than 70,000 copies of their singles and/or albums are shipped to retailers – and this marks the group’s 17th ARIA certification.
The government and central bank have come under increasing pressure to do more for the economy as a string of weak readings and sagging business confidence highlight a long-running weakness in Japan's ...
By Daren Butler and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday. More than 1,000 members of the security forces were involved in the manhunt for the 11 rogue soldiers in the hills around the Mediterranean coastal resort of Marmaris, where Erdogan was holidaying on the night of the coup attempt, officials said. Erdogan and the government accuse U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the attempted power grab and have launched a crackdown on his suspected followers.
Susan Sarandon did not look happy one bit at the Democratic National Convention yesterday, and that’s because she wasn’t! The actress agreed with many who said she was having the worst time.
In the build up to the Referendum, we heard a lot about the amount of money Britain puts into the EU – but little about how much we get out of it. While the hotly disputed figure of £350m a week was widely circulated, the Remain campaign failed to articulate what comes back. In fact, it’s only since the Brexit vote that those who benefit from EU funding have begun to ask: what now? One council – in an area that voted to Leave – notoriously asked for reassurances that this money would not be cut. But who gets the most? These are the areas that, between 2014 and 2020, are scheduled to receive the most money from the EU Structural and Investment fund.
New recruit on The Only Way Is Essex, Megan McKenna, has made an impressive impact on the show so far, what with her romance with Pete Wicks and her feud with Chloe Lewis. Yep, those ARE the two most important ingredients for an episode of TOWIE, right? Now though, TOWIE bosses have decided to bring in some people very close to Megan to show another side to her and to boost her popularity.
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Sharon’s comments come just hours after Ozzy confidently told GMA that the couple’s relationship was “back on track” following their latest bust-up. “Some days it’s good, some day it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while,” he explained.
More than two and a half million people who voted Labour at the last election would choose Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister, a new poll shows. When asked which leader they would prefer to lead the country, 29% of Labour voters - equivalent to 2.7 million people - opted for the Conservative Party's new PM. The YouGov survey for The Times also found that Mrs May's government enjoys a 12-point lead over Labour in general.
Strictly Come Dancing has already seen three new professional dancers join the ranks after Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Aliona Vilani, Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus all bowed out off the BBC programme. Now, three brand new names have been announced, joining Katya Jones, Oksana Platero and Gorka Marquez in being this year’s newbies. The newly announced professionals joining this year’s series are: World Champion Neil Jones, and British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt.
This is the coolest collection of animals in town. This family of seven, made up of four dogs, a cat and two ducklings, were all rescued by Kasey Boggs and her husband Blake. It might seem unbelievable, but dogs Roxy, Edith, Rosie and Jake, cat Mia and ducklings Gertrude and Donald are inseparable. You can follow their adventures on Instagram, where they have 35,000 followers. “Whenever I have to take a pic of two or three of them, I put the others in a different room,” Kasey told BarkPost.com. “If I try to do it in front of them, they will come together, because they are so used to being together.” The couple, from Missouri, have been adopting animals for a decade.
Early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union so a deal can be reached before the next national election in 2020, international trade minister Liam Fox was reported as saying. The Wall Street Journal reported Fox also said London would likely seek to enter a free-trade agreement with the EU rather than a closer customs union, which he said could restrict its ability to negotiate lower tariffs with other trading partners. New Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will not trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the bloc, this year as it needs time to prepare for negotiations.
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By Jonathan Cable and Ross Finley LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is almost certain to cut benchmark borrowing costs when it sets policy on Aug. 4, but a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll said it would hold off for now on restarting its asset purchase programme. Britons voted in a June 23 referendum to leave the European Union, a shock outcome that roiled financial markets and led many economists and traders to think the Bank would cut rates at its meeting this month - which it failed to do. Minutes from that meeting did, however, show most of the Monetary Policy Committee members thought looser monetary policy was likely to be needed at the August meeting.
By Angus Berwick and Jesús Aguado MADRID (Reuters) - Banco Santander , the euro zone's biggest bank, on Wednesday posted a 50 percent year-on-year fall in second-quarter net profit, hit by one-off charges linked to restructuring costs and payments into an EU bank resolution fund. Santander, which faces challenges in its biggest markets of Britain and Brazil, reported net profit of 1.28 billion euros (1.07 billion pounds), just above analysts' forecasts in a Reuters poll. The bank's bottom line was hit by one-off charges totalling 368 million euros due to restructuring costs and a contribution to the euro zone's resolution fund, set up to help wind down failed banks.