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.12 days agonews.sky.com
A pedestrian has died after a car hit two groups of people.
Rap star Kanye West says he is $53m (£36m) in debt.
Abandoned by France, defied by eastern Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel cuts a lonely figure in her struggle for EU "solidarity" on the refugee crisis ahead of a Brussels summit.
Former TV host and radio presenter John Leslie has said he has been cleared by police over claims of sexual assault.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Russia's efforts to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not succeed in keeping him in power.
The patient who had a two-year sexual relationship with Chancellor George Osborne's psychiatrist brother has claimed he used her as a "sex toy".
Doctors have spoken of their anger after being told an event with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had been cancelled when it had actually been relocated to a new venue.
A grieving mother is to embark on a year-long coastal walk in memory of her daughter who suddenly died last year.
Emma Russell and her boyfriend were enjoying a romantic day out when the 5.7 magnitude quake hit the Christchurch area in New Zealand at lunchtime on Sunday (just after midnight in the UK). Ms Russell told The Press newspaper: "It literally sounded like dynamite just went off. No serious injuries were reported and there was no major damage to Christchurch, which was devastated by a 2011 earthquake that killed 200 people.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. Rather than play it safe, Trump responded to every comment levelled his way, interrupted his opponents at will and called them liars repeatedly in an emotional outburst that could raise more questions about whether he has the temperament to serve in the White House. Cruz and fellow Senator Marco Rubio also took pointed jabs at each other over illegal immigration.
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A man and a woman have been charged with slavery offences after a 28-year-old woman was found being held in domestic servitude, police said.
All four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager have been killed after their car plunged off a bridge in Sweden. Police divers recovered the bodies of singer Kris Leonard, guitarist River Reeves, bassist Tomas Lowe, drummer Jack Dakin and the band's manager Craig Tarry, from the water, around 40km (25 miles) from Stockholm.
A container ship which grounded on a sandbank in a busy shipping lane has been refloated and safely returned to port.
Saudi Arabia has deployed warplanes to a Turkish airbase in order to "intensify" its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, a senior Saudi defence official has said.
A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction.
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.
Stunned onlookers film the aftermath of an earthquake that caused a cliff to collapse into the sea in New Zealand.
Greek police said Sunday they had arrested three heavily armed Britons near the border with Turkey where they were suspected of heading to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists.
US President Barack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to end air strikes against Syrian opposition forces, the White House said Sunday.
Viola Beach members Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin died along with manager Craig Tarry when their vehicle crashed through a bridge barrier and plunged into a canal . Ross Jarman of The Cribs said his "heart goes out to the Viola Beach guys and their families". Billy Bragg tweeted: "Tragic news about Viola Beach.
It’s been that time of year again in European football, when the player transfer window has opened and closed and the continent’s top players have (or in most cases have not) moved onto new clubs for big money.
A vehicle leaving the Kaesong joint industrial zone passes through a military checkpoint in Paju on February 11, 2016
Serial killer Levi Bellfield has accused Surrey Police of giving "no thought" to Milly Dowler's family after the force said he had confessed to her killing.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been named best actor at the BAFTAs in London for his role in The Revenant. The American star was the firm favourite for the prize, with even his British rival Eddie Redmayne tipping him to get the trophy. DiCaprio thanked his mother and said he was "absolutely honoured by this award" during his speech at London's Royal Opera House.
Nicky Morgan is looking at bringing in an expert from overseas to be the next chief inspector of English schools.
A 10-minute saliva test could revolutionise the diagnosis of cancer - with the scientist behind the technique hoping it will be available in the UK within four years.
Nigel Farage has accepted a challenge to debate with Alex Salmond in the run up to the in/out referendum on EU membership.
The Church of England has defended sending "prayers" on Twitter to The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins following his stroke.
Four female rowers attempting to break a speed record have been saved from the Atlantic Ocean after their boat capsized hundreds of miles away from land. Gemma Chalk, Clare Lanyon, Jane McIntosh and Olivia Wilson were stranded without their oars or a navigation system. The UK Coastguard received a distress signal from the British crew just after 9am on Saturday, but officials said they were "an extremely long way from land with no other vessels in the immediate vicinity".
Greek riot police fired tear gas on Sunday at demonstrators protesting against the development of a centre to house migrants on the tourist island of Kos, officials said.
A woman who was reported to have been abducted has been found safe and unharmed after a major police inquiry.
An Irish couple who survived the terrorist massacre at a concert in Paris three months ago say they would love to attend next week's memorial show but it is "just too soon". David Nolan from County Cork and girlfriend Katie Healy, from County Louth, were watching Eagles Of Death Metal at the Bataclan when gunmen burst in and killed 90 people. The American band will return to Paris on Tuesday to play the Olympia venue in memory of those who lost their lives in the 13 November attacks.
Tam O'Braan has had several lives. Having been a soldier, an agronomist and an entrepreneur, he now grows tea in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, and is the envy of those who once called him crazy.
By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish protest party Sinn Fein is set to reap the rewards of opposing austerity with a major breakthrough at elections this month, but its push to enter government has stumbled over an improving economy and unease about its ties to the IRA. Party leader Gerry Adams, the face of Irish Republican Army bombing campaigns for many in Britain, confounded critics by steering his party's support from 10 percent in the last parliamentary election in 2011 to an opinion poll rating of 26 percent this time last year. Boosted by its opposition to an unpopular EU/IMF austerity programme, it has said it hopes to emulate the success of other protest parties in Greece and Portugal to enter government and reverse cuts.
Germany wants to carry out unannounced emissions tests on all carmakers, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Sunday, aiming to reinstate confidence in the industry that was shattered by the Volkswagen cheating scandal. It would also call on the government to present plans to encourage motorists to switch to electric cars. Volkswagen, Europe's largest carmaker, admitted in September it had cheated U.S. emissions tests by installing software capable of deceiving regulators in up to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.
By Sinead Cruise and Anjuli Davies LONDON (Reuters) - Dwindling job security, heavier workloads, regulatory upheaval and the poor public image of the banking sector are taking a toll on the mental health of Britain's bank workers. Eight years after the global financial crisis, stress in the industry has pushed up demand for insurance to protect revenues against the cost of paying staff too sick to work, insurance data show. "The problem has gone into a new stratosphere since the financial crisis ... Those who still have a job are vilified," said Jagdev Kenth, director of risk and regulatory strategy in the financial institutions group at Willis Towers Watson.
A family from Dorset are bottling the pure scent of the British countryside to sell abroad. Sky's Siobhan Robbins reports
The head of the Army said the military has learnt lessons from the deaths on duty of several soldiers - insisting the culture has changed.
The Irish government would aim to sell 50 percent of Allied Irish Banks by 2020 if re-elected later this month, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Sunday. Noonan said the government's current plan to sell 25 percent of the bank would probably go ahead in the autumn if the government wins the election on Feb. 26, depending on market conditions. "Between autumn and 2020 we'll probably do another 25 percent," Noonan said, adding that all proceeds from any future bank stake sales would be used to reduce the national debt.
Britain's BP and partner Oman Oil signed an agreement on Sunday to develop a second phase of the Khazzan natural gas field, taking the estimated investment in the project to $16 billion (11.03 billion pounds), the company said. The agreement with the government of Oman will add more than 1,000 square kilometres to the original 2,700 square kilometre block, which is expected to start delivering gas in late 2017, BP said. State-owned Oman Oil holds the other 40 percent.
The San Antonio Spurs have proven adept at finding valuable players, whether it's someone picked late in the draft or an overseas prospect. Twenty-six-year-old wing Jonathon Simmons has become their latest snag. Simmons has taken a peculiar path to the NBA, going through two junior colleges before a stint at University of Houston, declaring for the NBA draft early, going undrafted, playing a year in the American Basketball League (ABL), and then, critically, two years in the D-League with the Austin Spurs.
Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study.
A 10-minute saliva test could revolutionise the diagnosis of cancer - with the scientist behind the technique hoping it will be available in the UK within four years. Current tests for cancer often have a two-week turnaround time, but this breakthrough means a diagnosis "can be done in a doctor's office while patients wait". So far, saliva tests on lung cancer patients have had "near-perfect" accuracy and the professor who pioneered the breakthrough has told Sky News it could be used to diagnose other cancers.
By Eric Onstad LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's rich deposits of zinc, copper, gold and other minerals are tempting international investors after the lifting of Western sanctions, but development of the sector will take time and problems will have to be overcome. Iran, which boasts one of the world's largest undeveloped zinc projects and myriad other mines, has been trying to lure investors since it became clear that sanctions would be lifted under last year's deal signed by Tehran and six world powers. Iran's state-owned mines and metal holding company IMIDRO told an Australian mining conference in November that its mining sector needed $20 billion of investment by 2025.
By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - The mood inside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is shifting from mistrust to a growing consensus that a decision must be reached on how to end the global oil price rout, Nigeria's oil minister told Reuters. Oil prices have slumped by more than 70 percent to near $30 a barrel over the past 18 months as OPEC, led by top producer Saudi Arabia, sought to drive higher-cost producers out of the market by refusing to cut production despite a supply glut. The price crash has crippled some economies that depend heavily on oil sales for income, such as Nigeria and Venezuela, and even Saudi Arabia is shoring up its resources to withstand the painful revenue drop.
Austria will start building new facilities to better protect its borders, notably the one with Italy, Chancellor Werner Faymann said in an interview published on Sunday, underlining efforts to limit admissions of migrants. Austria recently built a 3.7 km (2.3 mile) fence at its busiest border crossing with Slovenia, Spielfeld, saying this would help manage the flow of new arrivals onto its territory. Asked whether Austria would take new measures on the Italian border, including the "Brenner" border crossing, he told the daily Oesterreich: "It's already February.
By Neil Jerome Morales and Anshuman Daga MANILA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL) is close to announcing a deal to secure about half a dozen wide-body Airbus jets to serve U.S. and Europe long-haul flights, several people familiar with the matter said. The deal for Airbus A350-900 jets, likely to be announced at this week's Singapore Airshow, would be valued around $1.8 billion at list prices based on an outright purchase, though other deal structures may be considered, said the people who were not authorised to speak to the media. One source said this could involve PAL leasing the planes.
A charity set up to provide dentistry in third-world countries has opened a clinic in West Yorkshire, amid claims desperate people have resorted to pulling their teeth out with pliers. Dentaid says a shortage of NHS funding is leaving vulnerable patients without access to affordable dental care. The British Dental Association (BDA) says the organisation has exposed "a very serious problem with the commissioning of dentistry" in England.
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.
If you owe more than $15,000, there is a way to pay off credit card debt that few people think of first. (It's not what you think!)
A United Arab Emirates court sentenced four people to death in absentia on Sunday for joining the Islamic State militant group, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The four given the death sentence were Emiratis and travelled to Syria, local newspapers added.
By Promit Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A huge fire engulfed the venue of a cultural event in Mumbai on Sunday that was being held at the opening of a "Make in India" week launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment. Thousands of spectators, among them dignitaries including the chief minister of the host state of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The fire broke out at 8:24 pm (1554 GMT) due to a short circuit and 14 fire engines and 10 water tankers took just over an hour to bring it under control, said Raviraj Kamde, fire officer at the Maharashtra Fire Control Room.
Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep told young actors at the Berlin film festival Sunday that Hollywood would never resolve the diversity row until studio boardrooms became less white and male.
LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Office said five men, which Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the rock band Viola Beach, were killed when their car crashed in Sweden early on Saturday morning. Police confirmed the men found dead in a canal in Sodertalje near Stockholm were aged between 20 and 35 and were from Britain. Other cars had stopped by the barrier." The band, which came from Warrington, in northern England, was in the Friday night line-up at the 'Where's the Music' festival in Norrkoping, south of Stockholm.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2 L) stands with his lawyers in the Supreme Court in Jerusalem as they wait for the arrival of the judges, on February 14, 2016
Stephen Fry has said Bafta parties have been tamed in recent years due to "buttoned-up and puritanical" guests.
Nominated for EE BAFTAs Leading Actor for his role in The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio reveals that he wasn't always the happiest on set.
The Syrian Kurdish PYD party on Sunday rejected Turkish demands that allied militia withdraw from positions near the border that are being shelled by Turkish army, and warned that Syrians would resist any Turkish intervention in the country. Saleh Muslim, the co-chair of the PYD, told Reuters Turkey had no right to intervene in Syria's internal affairs, adding that an air base shelled by the Turkish army on Saturday had been in the hands of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front until forces allied to the PYD captured it last week. "Do they want the Nusra Front to stay there, or for the regime to come and occupy it?" Muslim said by telephone.
When the Rams kick off in Los Angeles next season, Stan Kroenke better make sure he thanks Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In a terrific story in ESPN on Thursday, Don Van Natta and Seth Wickersham broke down the inner-workings and negotiations that ultimately resulted in NFL owners voting 30-2 in favor of Kroenke's bid to relocate the Rams to Inglewood. The entire story is a fascinating glimpse into the world of NFL owners — a world of private jets and private steakhouses and negotiations held on tarmacs of private airports.