The RBS banking group has warned 1.3 million customers they could be charged negative interest rates if the Bank of England cuts base rates below zero. The group, which includes NatWest, wrote to its business and commercial account holders about the potential changes, which mean they could lose money
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.
Drivers and their families trapped in huge tailbacks heading to Dover have described their frustration as they sit and wait. Many holidaymakers stuck on the roads to the Port of Dover for many hours have said the situation was "completely chaotic" and complained about the lack of information over the disruption. Chris Bussell, who had been waiting in his car with his four children, told Sky News: "We joined queue at 8.30am this morning (Saturday) and have been sat in it ever since.
French President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.
The man who died while swimming at Camber Sands on Sunday afternoon has been named as Gustavo Silva Da Cruz. The 19-year-old Brazilian had been visiting family in Croydon, south London, and was one of three people who got into difficulty while swimming at the East Sussex beach. The other two people - a 35-year-old man and his 17-year-old son from London - were not connected to Mr Da Cruz.
Traffic on the roads to Dover is now said to be at "normal" levels, after long tailbacks forced hundreds of people to spend the night in their vehicles. Queues are now at expected levels for the holiday season, Kent Police has said. Police have said the "large volume" of holiday traffic coupled with heightened security checks "could mean some delays over the next few weeks".
A 16-year-old friend of the gunman who killed nine people in the German city of Munich on Friday has been arrested by police. Investigators say the Afghan teenager is suspected of knowing about David Ali Sonboly's planned attack and failing to report it. Munich police added that the friend may have played a role in a Facebook post which invited people to a meeting place in the city centre.
Multiple reports say Yahoo, which introduced many users around the world to the internet, will sell its main assets for $4.8 billion to telecom giant Verizon
The Ifo institute's business confidence index for Germany fell to 108.3 points in July
By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British bookmaker William Hill gave a frosty response to a proposed takeover bid from 888 Holdings and Rank Group on Monday, saying it saw little merit in the merger. The group's shares jumped 11 percent after William Hill, which is without a CEO and about to lose its market lead following a wave of industry consolidation, said it had received a preliminary approach from casino operator Rank and online gambling group 888. "It is not clear that a combination of William Hill with 888 and Rank will enhance William Hill's strategic positioning or deliver superior value to William Hill's strategy," it said in a statement.
The EU ordered Spain on Monday to recover 140 million euros ($150 million) in illegal state aid set aside for a high-speed train test centre that Brussels said was unnecessary.
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips is on course to hit its 2016 profitability target as it reinvents itself as a pure healthcare company, with strong growth in medical technology partially offset by the costs of heavy research and development investments. The company's first results since spinning off the lower-margin Philips Lighting business, in which it still owns a 70 percent stake, hit consensus forecasts as higher volumes and tight cost control improved margins. Sales rose 3 percent to 5.9 billion euros, led by growth of 5 percent at its health technology businesses, in line with expectations, and its adjusted EBITA margin improved to 9.3 percent, against 6.8 percent in the first quarter.
The Guardian Media Group (GMG), owner of The Guardian and The Observer, is set to announce a record pre-tax loss of £173 million ($228 million) on Wednesday. The Financial Times has seen earnings figures circulated to senior executives at GMG and reported that the losses are set to be higher than expected. The company’s pre-tax loss of £173 million follows a decision to write down £80m ($105 million) in the value of its stake in magazine and events company Ascential.
Turkey has been warned if it brings back the death penalty all negotiations to join the European Union are off. EU chief Jean Claude Juncker also said the country is in no position to become a member of the bloc "any time soon" following the attempted coup. Amnesty International has claimed it has received "credible evidence" of detainees being beaten, tortured and raped.
London's Golders Green underground train station reopened on Monday after an abandoned vehicle was cleared of posing a security threat. Transport for London said the station had reopened after police said the vehicle outside the station, which is located in the heart of the city's Jewish community, had been found to not be suspicious. "Checks have shown the vehicle in Golders Green to be not suspicious and the roads are now reopening," the local police force said on Twitter.
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…
Scientists in Greece claimed recently to have reversed the menopause. The scientists later recovered eggs from the ovaries. The eggs were able to mature and reach the stage at which they could be fertilized.
This poor bear had been seen wandering around for a full week with a jar stuck on its head. Sadly, every time animal control arrived to help him he had already left the area. Enter Jim Hawkins! Jim owns a bed and breakfast in Colorado and couldn’t sit back and watch the bear suffer. He managed to lasso the bear just before they had a quick tussle in the grass. The bear then climbed a nearby tree and was soon aided by animal control. Credit: Youngblood Hawkins
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Porsche reveals new Panamera line-up will feature a hybrid model in the near future.
By Tracy Rucinski GILLETTE, Wyo. (Reuters) - A squad of about ten Peabody Energy Corp. miners clad in steel-toed boots and hard hats climbed into massive bulldozers on a recent morning, ready to create rolling hills of grass over former pits at the Rawhide coal mine in Wyoming. In the midst of a deep coal downturn and widespread layoffs, the staff that remains at Rawhide is spending more time in 2016 on landscaping than mining. "We're probably going to do four times the amount this year than we would normally do," said Mary DeRudder, a 30-year veteran coal miner at Rawhide, which saw its workforce cut by more than half to 95 since jobs peaked at 225 in 2012.
The world’s largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven has completed the first ever home delivery by drone, dropping off Slurpee drinks, a chicken sandwich, donuts, hot coffee and sweets. Once it reached the customer’s back garden, the drone hovered in place and lowered each package. The convenience of having access to instant, 24/7 drone delivery is priceless,” said Reno resident Michael, who received the delivery.
Satellite images show smoke covering Russia for thousands of kilometres.
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Sir Philip Green systematically extracted hundreds of millions of pounds from BHS to accrue "incredible wealth” for himself and his family while refusing to address the "substantial" deficit in the company's pension fund, MPs have said. The joint (NasdaqCM: JYNT - news) report said Sir Philip had a "moral duty" to make a "large financial contribution" to the 20,000 pensioners facing substantial cuts to their benefits. The two committees - Work and Pensions and Business, Innovation and Skills - were also critical of Dominic Chappell, who bought the company for £1, but said the ultimate responsibility for the downfall lay with Sir Philip.
Fans got a first look at Season 4 of Sherlock, on 24 July, at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. The long-awaited detective show featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant sleuth and Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson is set to release in 2017, but BBC decided to give audiences a small glimpse of the upcoming "darker series". In the one and a half minute video, Sherlock looks extremely shaken up and says: "Something's coming.