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.8 days agonews.sky.com
Aaren O'Connor was outside her apartment complex in Chicago, Illinois, when she was hit in the head on Friday, according to US media reports. The 25-year-old's father David told CBS Chicago: "Every few moments she said, 'My head hurts. CBS Chicago reported she had moved to the city last year for a new job and to be closer to her boyfriend.
Footballer Adam Johnson has admitted one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and one count of grooming. However, the Sunderland winger continues to deny two charges of sexual activity with the same child. The 28-year-old, from Castle Eden, County Durham, appeared at Bradford Crown Court.
North Korea's army chief of staff has been executed, South Korean media reported Wednesday, in what would amount to the latest in a series of purges and executions of top officials by leader Kim Jong-Un.
An explicit lyric in Beyonce's new song, about going to Red Lobster after sex, has boosted the US seafood restaurant's fortunes. "When he **** me good I take his a** to Red Lobster," the singer - dubbed Queen Bey - raps in the song, which was released on Saturday morning. Beyonce performed a version of the new song , her first since 2014, at Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show.
TV viewers have complained about the "shocking" sound quality on BBC drama Happy Valley.
As thousands of junior doctors across England are on strike, here are five things you need to know about their ongoing dispute with the Government.
One of the women escaped and raised the alarm.
European Union envoys agreed a new set of demands for Greece to fix its handling of irregular migrants on Wednesday, moving forward a process that could see frontier checks in Europe's passport-free Schengen zone extended for up to two years. EU diplomatic sources said a meeting of ambassadors from the 28 member states approved a second set of recommendations to Greece to end serious deficiencies in its control of its part of the Schengen area external border within three months. Should it fail to implement all the measures, which few expect Athens to be able to do, an unprecedented measure under the Schengen treaty would allow states inside the zone to impose checks on their own borders -- as some including Germany have already done in response to movements of migrants from Greece.
A new Harry Potter book will be released nine years after JK Rowling's final story, The Deathly Hallows.
A Pakistani court is set on Thursday to hear a petition asking Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore by colonial forces.
This is Anubis, a dog so adorable that the fact he doesn’t have a nose simply makes him more lovable.
The drivers of London's famous black cabs brought the centre of the capital to a standstill on Wednesday in protest against Uber and government regulations they say compromise passenger safety. San Francisco-based Uber, whose investors include Goldman Sachs and Google, has grown rapidly around the world but has faced protests, bans and restrictions in several cities. On Wednesday, thousands of black taxis lined up in the main streets around the Houses of Parliament and Prime Minister David Cameron's 10 Downing Street residence to choke traffic for around 90 minutes.
‘Hidden Galaxies In The Zone Of Avoidance’ may sound like a Fall Out Boy song title but in fact it’s a major scientific discovery of hundreds of hidden galaxies just down the intergalactic road from Earth.
Ryan Reynolds has told Sky News he tried to get Deadpool made for 11 years because it is one of those "rare properties that comes along that studios don't want to make". The comic book super hero film is based on Marvel's most unconventional anti-hero - Wade Wilson who tries to cure his cancer by a undergoing a rogue experiment that leaves him indestructible. The dark and twisted character exists within the X-Men universe which was something Reynolds knew would be problematic with 20th Century Fox, which owns the franchise.
Rapper DMX has recovered after being found unconscious outside a hotel in New York on Monday, his lawyer says. Officers were called to the Ramada Inn where they found a 45-year-old man with no pulse in the car park. Yonkers Police Detective Lieutenant Patrick McCormack said privacy laws prevented him from identifying the man but that he was given medication by paramedics to reverse the effects of opioid drugs.
Peter Phillips has stepped down as a trustee of a charity which will distribute funds from the Queen's 90th birthday lunch because of a conflict of interest.
Artist’s impressions of the new ship. (Picture: Blue Star Line)
British newspaper The Independent will switch back to using Bombay rather than Mumbai when referring to India's financial capital, its editor said Wednesday.
Telecoms giant BT is to launch a "breakthrough" new service aimed at diverting millions of nuisance calls.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said the alliance had approved plans for an increased presence in eastern member states alarmed by a more assertive Russia, sending a "clear signal" to any aggressors.
Richard Lambert, chief executive of the NLA, said: “Recent ONS figures show that application fraud cases - when fraudsters open an account using fake or stolen documents in someone else’s name - rose by 14% last year.
Chancellor George Osborne's psychiatrist brother faces being struck off from the medical profession after he had a two-year affair with his "vulnerable" patient.
French dancer Brahim Zaibat, a former lover of Madonna, was fined one euro by a Paris court Wednesday for sneaking a selfie with far-right patriarch Jean-Marie Le Pen as he snoozed on an airplane.
Judy Murray has thanked people for their well wishes on the birth of her first granddaughter.
Sky has launched its new, next generation set-top box, Sky Q. The new device will be available for purchase in Sky retail stores across UK from 12 February. Sky had first announced its intention to launch a new set-top box in November 2015, which promised to bring in "fluid viewing" to its customers. Current and new Sky customers can choose to purchase the new set-top box online or order via phone.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians "as much as possible" to restore security.
Most people don’t read the endless terms and conditions from companies but something in Amazon’s proves that you maybe should.
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Tesco , Britain's biggest retailer, has taken full control of the Harris+Hoole coffee shop chain by buying out its founding investors, it said on Wednesday. The supermarket chain purchased a non-controlling stake in an agreement struck three years ago. When Dave Lewis became Tesco chief executive in 2014 analysts had speculated the firm's stake in the coffee shop chain and its Giraffe restaurant chain could be sold.
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) spokesman Godwin Atser holds up cassava uprooted from a farm at Alabata village outskirts of Ibadan city, southwest Nigeria, on January 27, 2016
A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday (10 February), damaging around 100 structures, villagers said. The elephant strayed into Ektiasal village in Siliguri district early in the morning and woke up villagers with its roaring. The villagers went outside and saw the large creature damaging houses and shops. "The elephant entered from a nearby forest area. It has destroyed many houses and people are scared and helpless," said villager Milan Saha. No injuries have been reported and forest department officials are trying to capture the elephant. Attacks by elephants have been on the rise in eastern India. Wildlife experts say the destruction of animal habitats in the country is one of the main reasons for the increase in encounters between wild animals and villagers in rural areas of India.
Britain's 10 most wanted suspected fraudsters are to be identified as the Home Secretary announces a crackdown on fraud that "shames our financial system". The list will be put together by a new joint taskforce made up of senior officials from the banking industry, law enforcement agencies and government. The taskforce's aim is to speed up intelligence sharing between those key groups to ensure that they all work together for best effect to curb the activities of serious and organised crime gangs, who are estimated to cost Britain at least £24m a year.
Geary Otis was on trial accused of killing 75-year-old Mary Oliver and injuring 71-year-old Emmanuel Surry at an apartment complex in Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2013. During the trial nearly two years ago, Otis' lawyer said his client had "just snapped" and urged the jury to find him not guilty by reason of insanity. Now, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled the trial judge made a mistake and the prosecution did not need to be told of the insanity plea in advance.
The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition said that if allies supplied them with anti-aircraft missiles then they could defend civilians against Russian air strikes and that the opposition would not allow the weapons to fall into the hands of militants. "If we had these, this would solve the problem of Syria," opposition spokesman Salim al-Muslat said of the weapons.
Bungling council workers left residents confuse when road markings were painted right through the middle of a gaping pothole.
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Jose Mourinho is convinced he will become Manchester United’s next manager, according to reports.
Motorists could see the drink-drive limit in England and Wales cut for the first time in a generation after figures revealed deaths involving a drunk driver remained static. Roads minister Andrew Jones is to hold talks with his Scottish counterpart to discuss cutting the limit to less than one glass of wine, bringing England and Wales in line with Scotland. Responding to a parliamentary question, the minister told MPs: “I am intending to discuss with the Scottish minister the experience of the lower limit in Scotland and the timescales to get access to robust evidence of the road safety impact.
Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected.
A large storage of fish has been found at an Early Mesolithic settlement in southern Sweden. Archaeologists said that large quantities of fish had been fermented at the 9,200-year-old site, indicating an early sign of settlement in the Nordic region. As many as 30,000 fish bones were recovered from the site located at what was once a lake near the outlet of the Baltic Sea in Solvesborg in Blekinge province.
Birthday greetings done right. Sort of.
If you are hooked on to exploring the wasteland in Bethesda's Fallout 4, there is good news for you. In fact, YouTuber Thomas of The Lawd has gone a step beyond and is mapping unexplored locations in the Wasteland city. Taking a cue from the Wasteland Survival Guide I, Thomas explored all secondary sites that are not marked on the Pip-Boy's map and has documented three series, each running to more than a dozen episodes, reported Kotaku.
Around 13 million pupils in OECD countries have failed to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science by the time they reach 15, according to a new study released by the think-tank on Wednesday.
The official logo for Paris's bid for the 2024 Olympics was revealed on 9 February in a light show on the facade of the iconic Arc de Triomphe. The logo, which consists of colourful bands forming the number 24, which resembles the Eiffel Tower, materialised during a ceremony that symbolically took place at 8.24pm (20.24 on a 24-hour clock). The Paris 2024 committee said in a statement that the logo is "dynamic, iconic, aesthetic and symbolic" and aims to send a message of "openness, celebration and modernity". Paris, which hosted the Olympics in 1900 and 1924 and had a failed bid for the 2012 games, is competing against Los Angeles, Rome and Budapest for the 2024 games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect the winning bid at its session in Peru in 2017.
A funeral home stored coffins containing bodies in a corridor next to an old bike and Christmas trees, it has been claimed. The Sun reported that the coffins were stored on a shelf next to a rusty bicycle and discarded Christmas trees in a room with a mouldy ceiling at the Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare home in Walsall. Midcounties Co-operative said it will investigate the claims.
Junior doctors in England have begun their second 24-hour strike of the year, with more than 2,800 operations cancelled as a result. Talks between the Government and the British Medical Association (BMA) failed to reach any kind of deal, despite last-ditch attempts to avoid a walkout. More strike action is looking increasingly likely as major points of contention about weekend work remain unresolved.
The world's tourism map is being redrawn at lightning speed as holidaymakers switch preferences prompted by terror attacks, epidemics and migrant crises.
The British government said on Wednesday it will launch an independent review into tidal lagoon energy this spring to understand how it could contribute to Britain's energy mix in the most cost-effective way. A proposed 1-billion-pound project to build a tidal energy lagoon in Swansea Bay has stalled because of negotiations over the level of government funding. "Tidal lagoons have the potential to provide the country with clean and secure energy," the government said in a statement.
The owner of Pinewood Studios, best known for being home to the James Bond movies, could be sold as the company looks to "maximise value" for investors. Pinewood Group said it had appointed advisers to lead a strategic review of its capital base and structure.
A new exhibition has started at the Science Museum in London, which showcases intricate, accurate historical models based on Leonardo da Vinci's engineering design drawings. While Da Vinci is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time, he also had a great deal of interest and expertise in a variety of other subjects such as engineering, architecture, palaeontology, astronomy, mathematics, engineering, literature, geology, anatomy, botany, writing, cartography and history. It is the aspect of engineering that the Science Museum is focusing on, particularly the technological conceptualisations that Da Vinci drew in his notebooks for a series of big and small machines – including flying machines, weapons, engineering solutions and even manufacturing innovations.
Former City regulator chairman Lord Adair Turner has issued a warning about the fledgling peer-to-peer lending industry - predicting losses which will "make the worst bankers look like absolute lending geniuses".
The judge said she hoped that custody may give the teenager stability.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Model X launch event in Fremont, California on September 29, 2015
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices fell 2 percent on Wednesday as stockpiles at the main U.S. delivery point hit record highs amid output cuts by refiners, while Brent rose for the first time in five days after global production cuts suggested by Russia. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point for U.S. crude futures rose to an all-time high just shy of 65 million barrels, data from the government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed. The Cushing build eclipsed a more bullish number from the EIA showing total U.S. crude stockpiles down for the first time in three weeks.
By Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil production will double over the next 20 years as drillers that became more efficient amid a slump in oil prices unlock new resources, British energy giant BP said on Wednesday. In its industry benchmark 2035 Energy Outlook, BP forecast global demand for energy to increase by 34 percent, driven by growth in the world population and economy, with the share of oil declining in favour of gas and renewables. U.S. shale or tight oil production using fracking technology was a key driver behind global supply growth in recent years.
With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world's latest mass health scare.
The Royal Navy is to send six additional warships and hundreds of naval personnel to the Baltic in a show of force against Russia. Britain is doubling its naval commitment to Nato as a counter-measure against Moscow's military build-up in the region. British troops will also be stationed on the ground in six Baltic states, closer to the Russian border regions.
One of Lucian Freud's most famous paintings has sold for more than £16 million at auction.
Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam told the Financial Times the Swiss bank's capital position has never been better. "What I can say is that we have a strong balance sheet," Thiam said in an interview published on the FT's website on Wednesday following several days of sharp drops in its share price. Thiam added that the bank's current common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 11.4 percent was the strongest Credit Suisse has ever had.
(Reuters) - A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said. The elephant strayed into the village early in the morning and woke up villagers with its roaring. Attacks by elephants have been on the rise in eastern India.