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.
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
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…
US Democrats scrambled to contain damaging revelations of an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign, with the party boss abruptly announcing her resignation on the eve of the convention to officially nominate Hillary Clinton.
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".
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.
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 lobby group called on the government to make every possible effort in October’s Budget to compensate for the negative effect of Brexit.
(Reuters) - Shopping centre landlord Hammerson Plc said the impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union on property valuations was still unknown, but the lettings and investment markets were facing a period of uncertainty. The company, which partly owns the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London, said its external valuers had said that the probability of their valuations exactly matching the price achieved if Hammerson sold its assets had reduced after the Brexit vote. Hammerson's shares have lost about 7 percent of their value since June 23, the day when Britain voted to leave the EU.
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.
Lil Wayne was billed as the headliner of the three-day event in California and he promoted it on his social media accounts.
Jeremy Corbyn's chances of remaining Labour leader are stronger than ever since winning the first round of Labour membership betting last week, while rival Owen Smith's odds are going into freefall, according to bookmakers. Owen Smith's odds, on the other hand, have crumbled even further in the same period, down to 4/1 from 7/2. The surge for Corbyn will be in part thanks to the launch of his re-election bid on Thursday in which he outlined a promise to tackle the "five ills of 21st Century Britain" — inequality, neglect, insecurity, prejudice, and discrimination.
Employers are increasingly turning their backs on the traditional 2:1 minimum requirement, new research shows.
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Living close to a supermarket can boost the value of your home by £22,000 on average, according to new research from Lloyds Bank. Lloyds Bank compared the value of houses in a postal district with a supermarket to houses in nearby areas without one, according to The Telegraph. "Our findings back-up the so-called 'Waitrose effect,'" Mike Songer, mortgage director at Lloyds Bank said in a press release.
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.
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.
Moore's Law, a world-famous maxim that has predicted the development of computers for decades, will soon no longer be viable, according to a prediction from the 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. Moore's Law is simple. Formulated by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore in 1965, it says that as technology improves, the number of transistors that can be fitted on a given integrated circuit will double every two years or so — and accordingly, computing power doubles too. The size of atoms themselves means we're pushing how far Moore's Law can go: beyond a certain point, physical constraints and economic costs means conventional transistors can not be made any smaller.
Baby boy Jordan Blair couldn’t help giggling when he heard his mother’s voice and the sound of a rattle for the first time on July 21. Jordan had his hearing aids fitted after failing two newborn hearing assessments, and suffering bronchiolitis at three weeks old, which caused a fluid build-up in his ears. This video shows Jordan hearing for the first time after his hearing aids were switched on. Credit: YouTube/Taryn Blair
Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. Verizon is due to announce a $5 billion deal to acquire Yahoo, according to various reports. The terms of the deal are still unclear. 2. Tim Armstrong of Verizon-owned AOL is expected to take on responsibility for Yahoo. Here are all the challenges he faces.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Iran has destroyed as many as 100,000 satellite dishes as part the regime's efforts to save the "morality and culture". General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, chief of Iran's Basij militia, closely monitored the destruction process and images of the episode were splashed by the Basij news agency. It was also said all the 100,000 satellite dishes have been donated voluntarily by the Iranians.