After seven weeks of sun, sex and shenanigans, we finally have our ‘Love Island’ 2017 winners - Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies.Read more »
Earlier this year, Forbes named McGregor as the world’s 24th highest-paid athlete, thanks to two huge pay-per-view (PPV) successes at UFC 202 and 205, as well as a series of lucrative sponsorships and endorsements. The fight looks set to see McGregor more than double his net worth, firmly establishing him as one of the biggest superstars in world sport. What is McGregor’s estimated net worth?
Love Island is approaching its finale, but its effect on the English language shows no sign of slowing down. Such is the force of its popularity, that Love Island has inspired its audience to use a new vocabulary. For the few uninitiated, Love Island is ITV's dating reality show that sees singletons thrown together in a villa in Majorca, with the aim of finding love and winning £50,000 in the process.
In the running are Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt, Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood and Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville. Second in the running are Thurlow and Jewitt, the newest couple, with Hughes and Attwood in third place according to the bookmakers' odds, and Allen and Somerville the outsiders. Narrowly missing out on a place in the final were Montana Brown and Alex Beattie, who were dumped from the island in Sunday-night's show, the penultimate episode of the series.
“Eddie Mabo” the koala, named after Indigenous land rights activist Eddie Mabo, couldn’t wait to get back to his tree after recuperating at Port Stephens Koalas sanctuary. After checking out and conquering a tree within the safety of the hospital’s confines in early July, Eddie took to the trunk with delight and climbed deftly. Credit: Port Stephens Koalas via Storyful
Singapore-based Grab offers private car, taxi, motorbike and carpooling services in seven countries and 65 cities across south-east Asia, a region of 650 million people
More than 40 of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities have called on the corporation to address its gender pay gap. Presenters such as Fiona Bruce, Sue Barker, Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Emily Maitlis were among the signatories of a letter to BBC director general Tony Hall. Last week, the salaries of the BBC’s highest-paid stars were published, and the list was dominated by men. Radio 2 host Chris Evans, who is paid between £2.2 million and £2.25 million, is the BBC’s top earner, while the highest-paid woman, Strictly co-host Claudia Winkleman, earns between £450,000 and £500,000 a year. The report revealed that two-thirds of personalities who are paid more than £150,000 are male. MORE: Here’s the BBC stars who weren’t on the list of the highest paid employees MORE: In pictures – How much do the BBC’s highest paid stars earn? In their letter, the female presenters and reporters wrote: ‘The pay details released in the Annual report showed what many of us have suspected for many years… that women at the BBC are being paid less than men for the same work. ‘You have said that you will “sort” the gender pay gap by 2020, but the BBC has known about the pay disparity for years. We all want to go on the record to call upon you to act now.’ The letter was organised by Jane Garvey, presenter of Radio 4 programme Woman’s Hour, who said: ’It is fairness that we are in pursuit of here, not enormous pay rises.’ In response to the letter, Lord Hall said work was under way to close disparities between how much men and women are paid at the corporation.
Japan on Monday launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and road congestion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reform the country's workaholic culture.
A Center Parcs resort was placed on lockdown on the first weekend of the school holidays due to a suspect package. Hundreds of guests were evacuated from swimming pools, restaurants and bars as the main square at the holiday village in Elveden, Suffolk, was cordoned off for five hours last night. Visitors enjoying the first weekend of the school holidays were ordered to stay inside their lodges until the all-clear was given shortly after midnight.
Sweden's government has exposed sensitive and personal data of millions, along with the nation's military secrets, in what is now considered to be one of the worst government IT disasters ever. The leak occurred after the Swedish Transportation Agency (STA) decided to outsource its database management and other IT services to firms such as IBM and NCR.
Three miles off Spain's Costa Blanca, Vicente Sana and his crew pull in their first catch of the day, but as the nets are opened onto the deck, plastic and rubbish tumbles out with the fish. Vicente and his crew, along with about 2,000 fishermen in Spain, are now working with clothing company Ecoalf to turn plastic found in the sea into fabric. The plastic is then separated and taken by Ecoalf to be broken into chips and then pellets, which can eventually be spun into thread.
A British man has been shot in the Philippines just days before his wedding. Tarek Naggar is said to be critically injured and in intensive care after he was attacked on the island of Cebu. The 44-year-old, from Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire, was confronted by three men on a scooter as he sat outside a bar in Cebu City early on Thursday morning with his fiancee Angie and his best man Chris McLaughlin.
Londoners were facing chaos as they returned to work this morning due to severe delays and part suspensions across several busy Tube lines. The Circle line was suffering “severe delays” anti-clockwise due to late finishing engineering work, while there was no service at all clockwise from Edgware Road to Aldgate. The rest of the busy Tube line was also hit with severe delays at 6.30am, even before the flood of rush hour commuters.
Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents of 50,000 clients to a former financial adviser who subpoenaed the bank as part of a defamation lawsuit against a bank employee. The New York Times reported on Friday (21 July) that Wells Fargo's lawyer inadvertently sent 1.4GB worth of files to former Wells Fargo employee Gary Sinderbrand's lawyer in a CD that contained troves of spreadsheets with customers' names, Social Security numbers, financial details such as the size of their investment portfolios and fees charged by the bank. "Most are customers of Wells Fargo Advisers, the arm of the bank that caters to high-net-worth investors," NYT reported.
Business minister Greg Clark will launch the first phase of a 246 million pound investment into battery technology on Monday, part of the government's industrial strategy to boost productivity and spread wealth in Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May published her government's industrial strategy in January, putting forward proposals for a more hands-on approach to developing key industries to help protect the economy as Britain leaves the European Union. Clark will use a speech to unveil "the Faraday Challenge", a competition to establish a centre for battery research which "will - quite literally - power the automotive and energy revolution where, already, the UK is leading the world".
An American student who was arrested in China after an altercation with a taxi driver has been freed, Montana senator Steve Daines has said. Guthrie McLean's mother, Jennifer McLean, had alleged that Chinese police demanded the equivalent of thousands of dollars from the family and threatened Guthrie with years in prison if the sum was not paid, the Associated Press reported. In an email to Daines' office, Jennifer McLean reportedly wrote: "Prayer's answered.
The boss of the UK pensions lifeboat is to step down after a near-nine year tenure in which he steered it to a more robust funding position amid a yawning chasm in defined benefit retirement schemes. Sky News has learnt that Alan Rubenstein is to quit his role as chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF (Shenzhen: 300258.SZ - news) ) early next year. An announcement will be made about Mr Rubenstein's departure on Monday, and officials at the Department for Work and Pensions have been briefed about his decision, a Whitehall source said.