The Pinewood film studio that is home to James Bond's movie franchise is in advanced talks to be sold to an international property fund for a price expected to be over £300m. Sky News has learnt that Pinewood Group (LSE: PWS.L - news) , where parts of the Harry Potter series and the most recent
Satoshi Uematsu removed the sheet covering his head as he was bundled into a police van - displaying a huge smile for the world’s press. Just hours earlier, Uematsu broke into the Tsukui Yamayuri-en care home in Sagamihara, 30 miles west of Tokyo, armed with a bag full of knives for his killing spree. Uematsu, who had previously worked at the centre, turned himself in following the attack and had earlier delivered a letter to parliament outlining his deadly plan, saying that all disabled people should be put to death.
With tough, if unpopular austerity measures, Portugal cut its budget deficit from close to 10 percent of GDP in 2010 to 4.4 percent last year, but that still overshoots targets
By Noemie Olive SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. The men arrived during morning mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a working-class town near Rouen, northwest of Paris, where the 85-year-old parish priest, Father Jacques Hamel, was leading prayers. News agency Amaq, which is affiliated with Islamic State, a group France is bombing in Iraq and Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition, said two of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack.
Britain could face a "surge" in migration from EU nationals rushing to come in before restrictions are imposed, MPs have warned. The Home Affairs Select Committee is urging Theresa May to impose a "cut-off date" for them to settle permanently in the UK to avoid a spike in applications. In a report published today, the MPs say moves to restrict immigration - as expected after Brexit - will invariably lead to a sharp rise in numbers before the deadline.
The makers of Fireman Sam have apologised after an episode of the hit children's show appeared to show a character treading on a page from the Koran. In the episode, which last aired on 28 June, a character is seen trampling on papers being sorted on the fire station floor. Channel 5 has removed the episode - called Troubled Waters - from its streaming services after the gaffe was brought to its attention.
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Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe has said she is "really flattered" to be named as the female winner of the 2016 Rear of the Year. The competition is a light-hearted competition for British celebrities who have a notable posterior.
More than two and a half million people who voted Labour at the last election would choose Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister, a new poll suggests. When asked which leader they would prefer to lead the country, 29% of Labour voters - equivalent to 2.7 million people - opted for the Conservative Party's new PM. The YouGov survey for The Times also found that Mrs May's government enjoys a 12-point lead over Labour in general.
Air France-KLM cut its net loss to 114 million euros in the first half of the year compared to 638 million in the same period in 2015
A tourist guide has stumbled across a giant dinosaur footprint that is one of the biggest ever found. Argentine paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia, who is studying the find, said the biped dinosaur, which once roamed South America, is the most likely creator of the 1.2 metre-wide print. It was found some 40 miles (64km) outside the city of Sucre in central Bolivia, in an area well known for dinosaur tracks being found in the soft clay of the region.
A patient shot a doctor in a university clinic in Berlin on Tuesday before killing himself, but there were "no signs at all" of a link with Islamist militancy, police in the German capital said. Berlin police said the doctor had sustained life-threatening injuries in the attack at the Benjamin Franklin campus of the Charite university hospital in the southwest of the city and died shortly afterwards. Winfrid Wenzel, a spokesman for Berlin police, said the crime took place in the jaw surgery area of an outpatient clinic where the doctor was in a treatment session with the patient.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome underlined his love of yellow with a third Tour de France triumph on Sunday, now the British rider has his eyes on Olympic glory alongside the golden sands of the Copacabana. The 31-year-old missed out on gold at London 2012, settling for a bronze in the time trial, but looks almost unbeatable at present and will be the man to overcome in the Rio road races. Froome's victory in the Tour's individual time trial last week, a brutal 17km uphill slog, was so dominant that he finished 21 seconds ahead of second-placed Dutchman Tom Dumoulin who could miss Rio after breaking his wrist in France.
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Malaysia Airlines ground staff walk past Malaysia Airlines aircraft parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang
Ofcom has called for Openreach, which develops and maintains the network used by phone and broadband providers, to become a "distinct company". Rivals have long complained that a conflict of interest means BT is both a provider of services to customers and responsible - through Openreach - for the final mile of network connection to consumers and businesses. Although nine out of 10 households have superfast broadband, Openreach has faced frequent complaints that it is too slow to make repairs and new connections.
By Paola Arosio MILAN (Reuters) - Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is working on a five billion euro (US$5.5 billion) capital increase as part of plans to fix its balance sheet ahead of European bank stress tests, a source said on Tuesday. The bank, one of the few lenders in Italy to fail Europe's last set of stress tests in 2014, is seeking to cobble together a banking consortium to guarantee the cash call, the source said. The European Banking Authority is due to announce its health check on a group of European lenders from across the 28-country bloc on Friday.
Democrats beat Republicans in U.S. television ratings, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday for the first night of the Democratic National Convention. An estimated 26 million people watched Monday evening between 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, when first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders were among the key speakers, Nielsen said. The total is about three million more TV eyes than for the first night of the Republican convention last week when White House contender Donald Trump's wife Melania was the keynote speaker.
Pokemon Go has become a global phenomenon, and one that has given us all the chance to live out our monster-catching dreams since it was released last month. But for all its joys, there’s always the nagging feeling that the Pokemon that you’re catching in your local area are ALWAYS the same. It’s the emergence of of a Rattata here, and the sudden appearance of a Pidgey there. However, it now turns out that some of Britain’s most famous attractions are unlikely havens for some of the rarest Pokemon that it’s possible to catch on the game. Here’s a ranking of the top 10 UK attractions to find rare Pokemon, according to attractiontix.co.uk .
Sky News understands that L&G is in advanced discussions with Smart Pension, a platform aimed at helping thousands of smaller companies comply with new British laws requiring them to offer workplace pensions to employees. Co-founded in 2014 by a former head of Lloyds Banking Group (Other OTC: LLOBF - news) 's wealth unit and a technology entrepreneur, Smart Pension launched last year in anticipation of huge demand from companies ahead of a final Government deadline for auto-enrolment in 2018.
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline plans 275 million pounds of new investments at three drug manufacturing sites in Britain, signalling its confidence in the country despite last month's vote to leave the European Union. The decision came as Britain's biggest drugmaker reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, buoyed by new drug sales and currency gains from a falling pound, which it said could pump up full-year results by 19 percent. GSK, which had argued against Brexit before the referendum, said the UK remained an attractive place for making medicines, thanks to a skilled workforce and relatively low tax rates.
Hundreds of workers have been evacuated from their offices after a gas leak in the City of London. Engineers are attending the leak at London Wall, which is closed in both directions between Wood Street and Blomfield Street. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the alarm was raised at 3.56pm.
Disney has patented a system to track guests at its theme parks using their shoes. The system would use cameras and sensors to scan people's footwear on arrival, and track them as they move around the grounds. It would let Disney build a picture of which rides, shops and shows are proving popular during a typical visit.
Britain's government has approved a 344 million pounds expansion to London City Airport, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. London City is located a few miles east of the Canary Wharf financial district and mostly handles short-haul flights to business destinations within Europe. "Making it easier to visit and do business in the City of London will help drive forward our economy and further strengthen the city's status as the world's leading financial centre," Hammond said in a statement.
By Tim Hepher and Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group took a 1.4 billion euro (£1.1 billion) hit for problems with Europe's troubled A400M troop plane and its A350 jetliner on Wednesday, clouding better than expected quarterly profits. Delays in deliveries of another keenly awaited jet, the revamped A320neo jetliner, which competes with Boeing's upcoming 737 MAX, also weighed on Europe's largest aerospace group, whose core profits fell 4 percent in the second quarter. Airbus Group posted 1.03 billion euros of charges for the A400M following gearbox problems and fuselage cracks and 385 million for the A350, whose deliveries have been held up by shortages of seats and, most recently, botched toilet doors.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled 28 trillion yen ($266 billion) stimulus programme, days before the Bank of Japan holds its own meeting that is widely expected to see it widen monetary policy