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.10 days agonews.sky.com
A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath.
England footballer Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old fan who had an "enormous crush on him", a court has heard. The 28-year-old is accused of two counts of sexual activity with a child - a girl who "idolised" her favourite Sunderland player - between December 2014 and February last year. Jurors at Bradford Crown Court heard the girl contacted Johnson on Facebook.
Barry Manilow is "out of surgery and doing well" a day after he was admitted to hospital, according to a statement on his Facebook page. The 72-year-old crooner was rushed back to Los Angeles on Thursday night after a show in Memphis, Tennessee.
Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward has hinted that there will be “pressure” on the club in the summer to sign the world’s best players.
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, has applied to become a permanent resident in Switzerland. The duchess has already moved into the £13m chalet - Chalet Helora - which she bought with ex-husband Prince Andrew in 2014. In the interview, Ms Ferguson said she learned to ski at the age of three and first travelled to the area when she was 16.
Londoners are used to seeing strange sights on the Tube, but a pair of middle-aged passenger who not only look alike, but also appear to be wearing identical outfits is more unusual a sight than most.
16 human feet - all wearing shoes - have washed up on north America’s west coast since 2007. The detached extremities have been found in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state in the US, with the latest being discovered on Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island, earlier this week. The Coroners Service has been confirmed that the remains are human, and it’s hoped that DNA testing will identify the deceased.
Cargo on an overloaded vehicle slumps off to the side after arriving from the Kaesong joint industrial zone, outside a military checkpoint in Paju on February 11, 2016
Archaeologists have raised a medieval ship from a riverbed in The Netherlands, where it had rested for more than 500 years.
A man has admitted an Islamic State-inspired plot to kill civilians in London during a series of drive-by shootings on a moped. The charges state that he conspired with co-defendants and others to murder "a person or persons unknown" between 8 July and 25 September 2014. Three other co-accused, all from west London, deny the charges.
Vladimir Putin inspects a Lada Largus multi-purpose van at the Renault-Nissan and Avotovaz joint venture factory in Togliatti, southern Russia, on April 4, 2012
Local French government authorities said Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in the port town of Calais.
Footage has emerged from China of thick smog causing the closure of several motorways in the south of the country. The video, filmed in Huaian, Jiangsu Province on Thursday, shows cars attempting to drive through open roads despite the low visibility. According to local reports visibility south of Yangzhou, north of Taizhou and south of Yancheng is down to less than 200 metres.
TV presenters Ant and Dec have claimed the Queen personally asked for them to host a horse-themed show celebrating her 90th birthday.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has condemned German Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal policy on migrants as "quite simply stupid", in an interview due to appear this weekend.
Much has been made about Peyton Manning's decision to name-drop Budweiser on two separate occasions during celebratory interviews following the Denver Broncos' win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. At first there was speculation that Anheuser-Busch had paid Manning to endorse their product while on national TV.
A man waves a Greek flag in front of the parliament in Athens, during an anti-austerity demonstration on July 10, 2015
Uber lets customers use smartphone applications to summon and pay for rides provided by drivers using their own cars
Jailed entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with a further seven counts of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
As dawn breaks over the Greek island of Kos, 20 soldiers and five bulldozers wait to start construction work on a site that has become a flashpoint for the tourist hub on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis.
A junior doctor has launched a blistering attack on the Health Secretary, saying “screw you Jeremy Hunt” in a Facebook post which has since gone viral.
Kanye West had the full support of his reality star wife Kim Kardashian and her family when he launched his new album and clothing collection at New York's Madison Square Garden. Kim Kardashian also showed off her new blonde hair in what was one of her first public appearances since she gave birth to her son Saint two months ago.
Eight children have been hit by a car outside a school in Liverpool leaving a number with serious injuries. Police were called by a passerby who witnessed the collision involving a yellow Peugeot car at about 3.20pm, close to Belvedere Academy in the city. Five 11-year-old girls and two 13-year-old girls were taken to Alder Hey Hospital, and a 16-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's foreign enemies have sent rebels new supplies of ground-to-ground missiles to confront a Russian-backed offensive by the government near Aleppo, stepping up support in response to the attack, two rebel commanders said. The commanders told Reuters the missiles with a range of 20 km (12 miles) had been provided in "excellent quantities" in response to the attack that has cut rebel supply lines from the Turkish border to opposition-held parts of the city of Aleppo. Facing one of the biggest defeats of the five-year-long war, rebels have been complaining that foreign states such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey have let them down by not providing them with more powerful weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles.
Michael Chinnici was travelling through Morocco when he came across a most unusual sight: these tree-climbing Argan goats. The Argan goat is named after the tree and they can scale up to 30 feet in order to reach its fruit. The sight of so many goats standing nonchalantly in a tree makes it appear as if they are growing from the branches. Credit: YouTube/StoryfulFamily
Tiny specks of gold have been found in rocks at a popular tourist destination, to the surprise of scientists.
Outspoken academic Richard Dawkins has pulled out of a public speaking tour after suffering a stroke. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement on the Sydney Opera House website. The biologist and author of The God Delusion had been due to appear at the venue on 28 February.
This female orangutan and her adorable baby were just days from starvation when they were rescued, according to the British charity that found them. The mum, aged around 20 and named Mama Nam by her rescuers, was so malnourished she could no longer produce milk for her baby, named Nam. IAR vet Ayu Budi Handayani said: “It is amazing that, despite the fact that she was so skinny and weak, this mother was still determined to protect her baby.
A factory owner who employed large numbers of Hungarians as a "slave workforce" in a bed-making firm which supplied retailers like John Lewis, Next and Dunelm Mill will be sentenced later today.
In a spectacular valley less than two hours' drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century.
PRAGUE (Reuters) - There is a will to reach a European Union reform deal with Britain, but any compromise should be designed to avoid hampering deeper integration in the euro zone, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Friday. "The EU has 28 members today and I see this number staying the same after the UK referendum," Kazimir tweeted. "Whatever the compromise will be, we should not create obstacles for deeper integration of the euro zone. I'm not a big fan of cherry picking. We are all equal in the EU club." (Reporting by Jason Hovet)
By Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy would be worse off if voters decide the country should leave the European Union, according to an overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who also gave it a 40 percent chance of happening. All but one of 28 economists in the poll taken this week said the Britain would take a hit if the vote - which could take place by June - meant exiting the EU. Supporters of Britain leaving the EU say companies would be less bound by red tape, the country would be able to strike its own free trade deals and its existing EU partners would not want to hurt bilateral trade.
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall will hold a marriage service next month at St Bride's church on London's Fleet Street, the spiritual home of British journalism. The 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox Inc and Hall, 59, announced their engagement last month in a classified advert in the Times newspaper, one of the papers his group owns. The couple's nuptials will be celebrated on March 5 at the historic church, famed for its wedding-cake spire and designed by Christopher Wren who was also responsible for the nearby St Paul's Cathedral.
In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.
A man has been found hidden in the hollowed-out bumper of a car after being smuggled over the Moroccan border.
Italy on Friday bade a tear-soaked farewell to slain student Giulio Regeni as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Egypt their countries' close ties were on the line over the young man's brutal and unexplained death in Cairo.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as NATO pledged to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.
Discount supermarket Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] has increased the pressure on bigger rivals in Britain with a new wave of price reductions. The firm said on Friday the price cuts on lines including fresh meat, fresh fruit and vegetables were a response to reductions announced last month by Morrisons , Britain's No. 4 supermarket, which in turn followed cuts by Wal-Mart's Asda, the No. 3 player. A supermarket price war is regularly cited in official data as a factor bearing down on UK inflation.
Scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae. Philae landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation in November 2014 but lost power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade. The probe woke up in June as the comet approached the Sun, giving scientists hope that the lander could complete some experiments.
International police organisation Interpol has refused a Russian request for a search notice on former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's TASS news agency reported on Friday. Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, is being investigated in Russia on suspicion of ordering a contract killing.
The brother of a journalist shot dead by gangland criminals in Ireland 20 years ago, has said she died in vain. Veronica Guerin's murder, on the outskirts of Dublin, sparked a public outcry and led to new legislation. With reporters again under threat, Jimmy Guerin believes the drugs barons are more powerful than ever.
A worker polishes steel in a factory in Rizhao, east China's Shandong province on January 2, 2016
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's competition watchdog has fined GlaxoSmithKline 37.6 million pounds ($54.4 million) for market abuse in striking deals to delay the launch of cheap generic copies of its former blockbuster antidepressant Seroxat. Generic drug companies involved, including Germany's Merck KGaA , were also fined smaller amounts, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday, bringing the total penalties to 45 million pounds. The CMA move is the latest example of regulators trying to curb "pay-for-delay" deals by drug companies and follows previous actions by U.S. and European antitrust authorities.
World oil prices tumbled on February 11, 2016, nearing a 13-year low in New York, with no end in sight to the global supply glut
(Reuters) - British prompt wholesale natural gas prices declined on Friday morning as supply outweighed demand. Total's new gas field Laggan-Tormore has started production, with initial flows going into St Fergus TOM.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 took advantage of a lean month for new video game releases to remain the top-selling game in the US in January.
By Gabriela Lopez MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said on Thursday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico's far north. Fighting broke out before midnight in two areas of the Topo Chico prison between supporters of a gang leader known as "Zeta 27" and another group, with prisoners using bottles and blades, Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said. "Topo Chico is a ... very old prison.
The 66th edition of the Berlin film festival has opened with the Cohen brother’s latest opus, “Hail Caesar” getting them rolling in the aisles. Chairing a prizegiving jury for the first time is triple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, but she was far from the only star in Berlin along with the Cohen’s cast and a bevy of German celebrities. “Hail Caesar” looks like it is a rollercoaster comedy that packs in the laughs, so is it easy to be funny? “I think you just need good writing with good directors, don’t you? That’s usually the best way, then you can survive,” said the actor-director. It seems the main challenge can actually be for the co-stars on the receiving end of the gag Tilda Swinton revealed how she manages to keep a straight face, when Clooney turns on the humour. “Stand by him for a long long time and the joke wears off,” said Swinton after a pause for thought. Streep is unlikely to be so waspish but her acting chops will ensure her voice will be heard when it is time for the jury members to pick the winners, even if on the opening night the only voices that could be heard were the fans screaming her name. “In the past the opening movies at the Berlinale were less spectacular. But this time, finally the Festival had a great glamour opening. Certainly the spanking new movie by the Coen brothers with an excellent cast was the right choice. And if you want to have a big media buzz on the red carpet, you just need George Clooney, what else?” says euronews’ Wolfgang Spindler in Berlin.
The founder of Kids Company has denied a claim she was able to "mesmerise" the Prime Minister and senior politicians in order to secure funding for the collapsed charity.
Jeremy Corbyn has attended the Hillsborough inquest, where Coroner Sir John Goldring is continuing to sum up the evidence. Mr Corbyn said his visit to the hearing had nothing to do with party politics. Mr Corbyn also paid tribute to local MPs and campaigners for helping the families to fight for new inquests, quashing the verdicts of accidental death in the original inquests held in 1991.
Greece's general staff on Friday said the entire three-member crew of a navy helicopter that crashed into an Aegean Sea islet a day earlier had perished, after finding the pilot's body.
The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against the dollar and dealers continued a flight to safe havens
By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce halved its final dividend to shore up its finances on Friday, the first cut for 24 years, but after three profit warnings last year a more confident tone boosted its shares. Chief Executive Warren East had said in November that further profit warnings could not be ruled out but he stuck to previous 2016 guidance on Friday despite the bigger-than-expected dividend cut. East, who became CEO last year, is trying to convince investors that his plan to cut costs and simplify Rolls-Royce will return the company to growth after two years of decline.
This beautiful drone footage of sheep being herded will leave you hypnotised.
By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy population but has quickly fallen foul of the authorities. The Gershad app allows users who spot checkpoints set up by the morality police, who enforce Islamic dress and behaviour codes, to tag their location on a Google map with an icon of a bearded man, enabling others to steer clear of them. The app was blocked by the authorities soon after it was released for Android devices on Monday but many Iranians bypass Internet restrictions by using a Virtual Private Network.
By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday a missing Hong Kong seller of gossipy books on China's leaders had likely been "involuntarily removed" to China from Hong Kong, constituting a "serious breach" of a longstanding bilateral treaty between the U.K. and China. China's Foreign Ministry condemned the British report as "gesticulation", although it made no direct mention of the missing bookseller. In a six-monthly report to parliament on the state of freedoms in the former British colony, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond wrote that Lee Bo, a British passport holder who disappeared from Hong Kong in late December, was probably taken to China against his will.
Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said -- the first fatalities reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus.
The German economy grew 1.7% in 2015, as domestic demand drove activity
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By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global oil prices surged as much as 12 percent on Friday after a report once again suggested OPEC might finally agree to cut production to reduce the world glut, while a bounce in stock markets fed appetite for risk. Despite the strong daily gain, oil prices were poised to end the week down as much as 5 percent. The United Arab Emirates' energy minister said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was willing to cooperate on an output cut, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday after crude futures settled in U.S. trade.
As a result of massive sponsorship deals between apparel companies and universities, there is no universal game ball in college basketball during the regular season. Play on Oregon's home court and you'll use a Nike basketball, play at a school sponsored by Adidas and you'll use an Adidas ball, and so forth. In August, Under Armour signed a 10-year contract extension with the University of Maryland that will pay the university $33 million in cash and gear. As a result, the Maryland basketball team uses an Under Armour basketball during games at Xfinity Center College Park, their home court.