By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new Chancellor Philip Hammond seeks to 'reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. Ratings agencies and economists widely expect borrowing to rise materially next year for the first time since 2010, as Hammond has to call time - temporarily - on the austerity which dominated his predecessor George Osborne's six years in office. After taking office two weeks ago, Hammond said the darker post-Brexit outlook meant policies the Conservative government had pursued since 2010 needed to change - and economists are now starting to put numbers on what this might mean.
Two men armed with knives have been shot dead after taking several people hostage in a church in northern France. According to a Reuters police source, one of the hostages - a priest - was killed and had his throat slit. The assailants got in through the back door of the church and took the priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage during morning mass.
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.
A man being hunted for trying to abduct an RAF serviceman may have a black eye after his intended victim headbutted him. The serviceman was approached by two men with a knife at RAF Marham, near King's Lynn in Norfolk, at about 3pm on Wednesday. Police have said the main suspect grabbed the serviceman, aged in his late 20s, while he was jogging and tried to pull him into a dark-coloured Ford Galaxy.
By Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star. The first lady gave a speech in support of a former first lady, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and described America as "the greatest country on earth", clashing with Republican Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and bringing an arena crowd riven by a fierce fight for the nomination to its feet. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters - two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn," Michelle Obama said.
Writing on Facebook, the young boy's grandmother said: "Would like to thank everyone involving in trying to help the emergency services and a big thank you to Walgrave Hospital for the help and support.
Former England footballer Ray Wilkins tells the court he is an alcoholic who has no choice but to stay away from booze or face ruining his life, as he is given a four-year ban for drink-driving. The 59-year-old pleads guilty to the offence at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court after being found to have been three times over the limit.
Brian McFadden has spoken about his parenting style after admitting to, in a way, trying to ‘buy his children’s affections’ in the past. Brian is dad to Molly, 14, and Lily-Sue, 13, with ex-wife Kerry Katona, and says that he felt guilty when the two split, which led to him trying to make up for it by spoiling them.
By Elaine Lies and Kwiyeon Ha SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. At least 25 other residents were wounded in the attack at the Tsukui Yamayuri-En facility in Sagamihara town, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo. "This is a very heart-wrenching and shocking incident in which many innocent people became victims," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference in Tokyo.
The Limerick man was paralysed following a fall at Cheltenham three years ago.
The now-extinct marsupial terrorised the forests of Australia some five million years ago. The New Riversleigh site was discovered in 2012 and a team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) began exploring it the following year. UNSW professor Mike Archer, the lead author of a study into the find, said the animal "had very powerful teeth capable of killing and slicing up the largest animals of its day".
By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's telecoms regulator ordered BT on Tuesday to run its network division as a separate company within the group, to improve national broadband coverage and avoid the need for a full break-up of the firm. Competitors such as Sky and TalkTalk , which use Openreach infrastructure, also accuse the 170-year-old BT of underinvesting in the business, damaging competition and coverage across the country, and have called for BT to be broken up. "We welcome Ofcom's recognition that structural separation would be a disproportionate move," BT said in a statement, after agreeing to the majority of the proposals.
Britain's decision to quit the European Union in last month's referendum has not had an immediate impact on grocery prices or the volume of goods sold, according to industry data published on Tuesday. Following the "Brexit" vote on June 23, several surveys have indicated a sharp drop in UK consumer confidence. Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said overall UK grocery sales rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in the 12 weeks to July 19, while deflation was 1.4 percent.
Death masks are fascinating but slightly terrifying relics from an age before photos. Until cameras rendered them redundant, it was common for notable people to have metal, wax or plaster applied to their face when they had died, creating a “death mask”. These gruesome artifacts exist for some of history’s most famous figures, from soldiers, to artists and even evil dictators…
The Syrian man who blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach vowed the people of Germany "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a video filmed before the attack. Investigators said the suicide bomber, known only as Mohammad D., had declared loyalty to Islamic State in the recording - and announced "a revenge act against Germans because they are standing in the way of Islam". The attacker had been denied asylum in Germany because he had already been accepted in Bulgaria, and immigration officials had ordered him to be deported there less than a fortnight ago.
Police have told Sky News there is no evidence pointing to the incident, which happened outside a bus station, being a terrorist attack. Spokesman Bjoern Reusch said that witnesses said the man, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman before attacking her about 4.30pm local time. The driver's brother has told Sky News he did it deliberately and has been released from hospital after suffering minor injuries.
Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said he saw the economic outlook differently after much weaker-than-expected British purchasing managers' data, a week after saying he needed firmer evidence before backing an interest rate cut. Weale, speaking to the Financial Times, did not state explicitly if he would back a rate cut when the central bank announces its next policy decision on Aug. 4, after it meets for a second time since Britain voted to leave the European Union.
A Russian whistleblower who helped uncover the biggest doping scandal in decades has told Reuters that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is more concerned about protecting the organisation than ridding world sport of drugs cheats. A day after the IOC rejected a request by his wife, former Russian drugs cheat Yulia Stepanova, to run in the Rio Games as an independent athlete, Vitaly Stepanov said an invite to attend the Rio Games as spectators felt like they were being bought. The IOC decided on Sunday not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes due to the country's doping history, allowing sports federations to decide on individual cases.
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.
NASA is putting the finishing touches to a spacecraft that will land on an asteroid for just five seconds to scan for the building blocks of life. OSRIS-Rex will launch in September and travel to the Bennu asteroid to harvest samples from the surface. The team behind the project hopes the sample will help answer some key questions about the make-up of the very early solar system.
The TV of today is awash with reality and talent shows, from TOWIE to The X Factor to the likes of sheep herding show Flockstars. During the 90s there were some incredible children’s TV programmes on, quite literally in the case of Incredible Games, and some even better prime-time game shows - who can forget Anneka Rice rushing around the country like a woman possessed in Challenge Anneka? While recollections of your childhood favourites may have been lost, we’ve taken a trip down memory lane to revisit 10 of the most amazing forgotten 90s TV shows.
Dominic West has spoken of the grief he suffered when he was sent away to school.
Lydia Bright said she is embracing the single life after breaking up with long-term love James Argent.
British energy giant BP faces fresh losses in Q2 2016 on new charges arising from the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster