UK charities are less confident than they were a year ago about achieving financial sustainability. Almost one in five UK larger charities and more than a quarter of smaller UK charities are “struggling to survive” in the face of growing demand and a tough financial climate. A suRead more »
It was the extraordinary scene that marked the 2017 Oscars ceremony, Emma Stone and the La La Land team were halfway through their victory speeches when it was noticed that the wrong film name had been read out and Moonlight was actually the winner. The actress was on stage with her co-stars and the filmmakers as they accepted the top gong of the evening, before it became apparent the wrong movie had been read out by its presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The mix-up saw the musical's producers finishing off their acceptance speeches before La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz revealed the mistake, prompting a brief moment of panicked chaos on-stage.
Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a 70-year-old German hostage they were holding for ransom, Manila officials said Monday, as Berlin condemned the murder as "unscrupulous and inhumane".
By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - Britons will have to pay much more for motor insurance after the government announced new rules on Monday that will push up lump sum payments for personal injury claims. The industry's trade body described the change as "crazy" as it would lead insurers to further increase motor insurance premiums, which jumped 9 percent last year. The personal injury lawyers' trade group, however, said it was "long overdue".
When is Ash Wednesday 2017? Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Lent in the Christian calendar, has been observed by Britons for centuries. Its exact date changes every year, because it is determined by when Easter falls.
Romain Poite was criticised by Eddie Jones after England’s victory against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday. World Rugby has given its backing to the referee Romain Poite after Eddie Jones criticised the Frenchman for his performance during England’s Six Nations victory against Italy on Sunday.
The national carrier has been plagued by problems in recent years. Pakistan International Airlines has said it is investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had travelled on an international flight, adding that it had launched disciplinary measures against the crew. A PIA spokesman denied a newspaper report that seven extra passengers were forced to stand for the three-hour flight from Karachi to Medina in Saudi Arabia on 20 January.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's sister has led the tributes at the socialite's funeral, saying she hopes "angels wrap their wings" around her and she "heals in heaven". Santa Montefiore shared her eulogy on Facebook and Twitter, thanking the hundreds of close friends and family who attended the private service in Hampshire. The siblings' mother, Patricia, and the celebrity's former boyfriend Duncan James were among the mourners.
Former prime minister Sir John Major has said it was a "historic mistake" that a majority of voters opted to leave the European Union. Sir John, who was leader of the Conservative Party when the UK was negotiating the Maastricht Treaty with its European partners in 1991, said he was concerned the challenges ahead had been underplayed. The ex-PM told an audience at Chatham House in London that, while the British people had every right to choose to leave the EU, pro-Brexit supporters had left voters expecting an "unreal" and "over optimistic" future.
Sir Gerald Kaufman, the Labour MP and Father of the House of Commons, has died aged 86, sparking a by-election in his Manchester seat. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Sir Gerald was an "iconic and irascible figure", adding: "He loved life and politics. The Labour politician was first elected as Manchester Ardwick MP in 1970, before becoming Manchester Gorton MP after constituency boundary changes in 1983 until his death.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" 9 percent increase in military spending, even as the United States has wound down major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and remains the world's strongest military power. Trump will ask Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and slash the same amount from non-defence spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White House budget official said on Monday.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has denied that patients were put at risk after the NHS mislaid more than 700,000 pieces of medical correspondence, including cancer test results. NHS England has launched an investigation to find out how many patients have been affected by the biggest loss of medical documents in the history of the health service, and whether delays in reports reaching their GPs have played a part in any deaths. The missing medical correspondence, mislaid by the NHS Shared Business Service (SBS), included blood and urine tests, treatment plans, material related to child protection cases and cancer diagnoses.
A photograph of a small native Australia animal leaping towards a camera has gone viral and been described as “the cutest quokka snap ever”. The image of the quokka – a small tree-climbing wallaby – was taken by Campbell Jones, 21, during a visit to Rottnest Island, off the coast of south-west Australia. Mr Jones said he had been bike riding on the island and stopped to take out his camera when the quokka approached.
Waterstones has been forced to defend itself after opening a series of unbranded shops that look like independent bookstores. The retail giant opened three shops - Southwold Books in Suffolk, The Rye Bookshop in East Sussex and Harpenden Books in Hertfordshire - without the company’s well-known branding. It has now been accused of trying to deceive customers – something denied by Waterstones' chief executive James Daunt who said he just wanted the shops to have an “independent feel”.
Detectives are investigating the "unexplained deaths" of a carpenter and his wife after their bodies were discovered at their property. The couple, who have been named locally as Richard Pitkin, 65, and his 58-year-old wife, Sarah, were found in a house in Stowmarket, Suffolk, just before 2pm on Sunday. Mr Pitkin ran a carpentry business from the family home while Sarah worked in a nearby charity shop.
There’s a whole new case for DI Hardy and DS Miller to investigate, but prepare yourselves – this is their last one, as Series 3 is confirmed to be the final run of the ITV drama. Jodie Whitaker and Andrew Buchan are back as Beth and Mark Latimer, while Arthur Darvill returns as Revered Paul Coates.
Despite essentially EVERYONE who took part in last year's edition of The Jump having horrific injuries, up to the point where it might as well have been called Last Jumper Standing, Channel 4's bizarrely addictive reality show is back. But alas, even before the show kicked off, there were a number of celebrity injuries and it's already getting hard to keep up with what's going on. So, here's your handy guide to the injury crisis in Austria, which we'll keep updating (probably on a daily basis). From Digital Spy
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, so guys and gals dating high profile ladies, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself! We all know T-Swift is iconic for turning her heartbreak into big bucks, but who is the new singing lady who might be following in her footsteps?? It’s Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards!! So we know her and Zayn were formerly engaged and then he broke things off with her and the world was sad for a bit, but then they both moved on and are seemingly in very happy and healthy relationships! Well, what’s startling about this news is that Perrie’s BF, Alex Chamberlain, is saying he better watch his back because he doesn’t want a song written about him! Last week Little Mix performed their new single, “Shout Out To My Ex,” at the Brit Awards and during their award acceptance speech, Jade says to the crowd, “And lastly, cheers to our exes for helpings do an amazing song. This is for you lads!!” After that very public thank you, Alex told The Sun “I better watch out! I don’t want her to become an ex and sing about me. Probably something about Arsenal being rubbish. I better look after her.” Boy you better watch out, because its 4 against 1 and everyone knows there are strength in numbers, so for all of our sakes and for your own, don’t screw this one up like Zayn did!! Rumors swirled around Perrie and Alex being a couple back in November, and they finally went Instagram official with a romantic trip to Paris where they were all over each other. Oh and we can’t forget to mention their bed-time Snapchats and all over cuteness! And she isn’t the only little mixer falling in love! Reportedly her bandmate Jesy Nelson is moving on from her broken engagement to Jack Roche with a fellow British actor, Chris Clark! Romance rumors fired up in the beginning of February after the two started following each other on Instagram and THEN Chris was at the BRIT awards with Jesy! He posted a picture of him with his arm around Jesy saying, “I don’t want this girl to go back to America tomorrow!” And you know what, Chris you better keep an eye on Jesy if you want her all to yourself, because she did say in an interview she would like to date an American guy, just saying’ you might want to seal the deal soon… KIDDING, that would be absurd if her proposed to her after less than a month of reportedly dating!! So what we’ve gathered is don’t piss off Little Mix because you will likely become the root of a chart topping song, and they have all the power in a relationship! Alex is hooked to Perrie and Chris is falling for Jesy, or so it seems! What do you guys think about Alex’s confession? Would you want to be the inspiration behind a little mix song? Let me know in the comments below!
Iraq is planning to start offshore oil and gas exploration to boost the OPEC nation's reserves, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said in a statement on Monday. Luaibi said he “gave guidance to the Oil Exploration Company about the importance of exploring territorial waters to assess the hydrocarbons reserves and to boost Iraq’s capacity". Iraq last week announced an increase in its oil reserves to 153 billion barrels from a previous estimate of 143 billion barrels.
Forget Valentine’s Day — the highlight of this February comes on this glorious and most delicious day at the end of the month – Pancake Day.
‘As Google gets more advanced there simply are fewer shortcuts... the benefits of SEO take time to come to fruition and won’t impact your site overnight’. If a week is a long time in politics, then a year is an eternity in the world of SEO. If your business operates anywhere near the web, then you will have heard of search engine optimisation – a catch-all phrase for a range of techniques designed to make certain pages appear higher up Google’s rankings.
Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, is replacing 1,700 deputy managers at its "Express" convenience stores with lower paid "shift leaders" in a restructuring of the business, it said on Monday. The supermarket group, which agreed a 3.7 billion pound ($4.6 billion) merger with wholesaler Booker last month, said it would abolish deputy manager positions at its 1,800 Express stores and instead create 3,300 shift leader roles. This week, about 1,700 deputy managers will begin a 60-day consultation process and would be offered shift leader positions, alternative roles in other Tesco stores or redundancy.
The Spanish coast guard rescued 257 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe from Morocco in inflatable dinghies in an "intense weekend," they said Monday.