Protestors blocked a shipment of VWs arriving at a port in Sheerness this morning, two years after the company was embroiled in a clean air scandal.Read More »
Over one million set-top boxes capable of streaming pirated TV shows, movies and live sport have been sold in the UK in the last two years, a research report has claimed. The stunning figure comes from a new report by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), which looks at the current state of piracy in Britain. The research, which was conducted in collaboration with the government's Intellectual Property Office (IPO), once again highlights the meteoric rise of so-called 'Kodi boxes' and other types of IPTV devices that access premium content through third-party extensions.
New Order have reached an undisclosed settlement with their former bassist Peter Hook, bringing an end to the long legal feud – if perhaps not the antipathy – between the two parties. The disputes were based upon Hook’s use of various New Order and Joy Division assets on merchandising and in the promotion of shows by his new band, and the amount of money he receives from the use of the name New Order by his former colleagues since 2011. The Joy Division and New Order names mean a great deal to so many of the fans, and the band felt it important to protect the legacy.
Retail sales in the UK exceeded expectations last month despite prices soaring by as much as 5% over the past year. New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the volume of goods sold in August increased by 1% compared to the month before, well ahead of the 0.2% growth which was predicted. The price increase was particularly evident in the fuel sector, with the cost of petrol jumping by 5% over the past 12 months and the volume sold subsequently dropping by 1.1%.
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Some of the world's largest food companies and retailers supported a resolution announced on the sidelines of the UN to simplify labels on food products that can confuse shoppers and lead to food waste...
One of the best things about paper bag waist trousers (that’s trousers with a ruffled waist and belt tie to the those not in the know) is that having such detail means you can keep the rest of your outfit really simple and still look stylish. Autumn is all about burgundy, which is why we love this Boohoo pair of tailored trousers. A surefire waist cincher, this caramel pair will elongate your legs and help to create a curvier silhouette.
Up to £12.4bn of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support allowance – were left unclaimed in 2015-16, according to new data released by the Department for Work and Pensions. Means-tested benefits are designed to ensure a minimum standard of living for Britain’s poorest families. Annual average amounts unclaimed by eligible families vary from an estimated £5,000 per year for those eligible for employment support allowance (for those with a disability or long-term illness), to £2,000 per year for those eligible for pension credit.
The family of a six-year-old boy who was killed in the Grenfell Tower inferno have written a heartbreaking letter to him in tribute. Yaqub Hashim, who lived on the 22nd floor of the tower, has been formally identified after he died in the blaze, Scotland Yard said on Wednesday.
Millicent Fawcett and artist Gillian Wearing both represent firsts for the Westminster square.
A woman has been fined after she urinated in an alleyway in the centre of Amsterdam, sparking a sexism row. The Dutch capital has 35 male urinals, but only around three public toilets designed for women. Geerte Piening, 23, decided to urinate on the street after a night drinking in the capital in 2015.
If you've never been clubbing in a museum with a large crowd of sequin-obsessed extroverts, it's hard to convey the experience of being an audience member at Alessandro Michele’s Gucci collection in Milan this afternoon. At the brand’s huge headquarters on the outskirts of the city, models clad in his signature eclectic clobber strode around statues and columns that would have looked more at home in the Pincoteca di Brera than being flashed with the strobe lighting that accompanied the show’s banging soundtrack. The UV lights even meant that you sometimes couldn't tell for sure what colour the clothes were, but when you're enjoying the kind of success Michele is, that's not really the point.
Brigitte Macron denies being a fan of Nicolas Sarkozy after ex-French president claims 'she voted for me'
With the England Roses becoming one of the top teams to beat in the international netball scene, (pipping rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns to the post twice already this season) and Liverpool hosting the Netball World Cup in 2019, netball is on the rise. According to England Netball’s latest statistics, more people than ever are playing the sport. Defenders favour stronger, heavier shoes with top-notch shock absorption to cope with their powerful play and big impact from jumping for important tips, while attackers and mid-courters want shoes that keep up with their fast, forward movement and adds extra energy to their play.
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch government has asked the country's supreme court to overturn a ruling that the Netherlands was partly responsible for the death of 300 Muslim men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacres. The victims were killed after being turned away from a Dutch-run United Nations base where thousands had sought refuge from attacking Bosnian Serb forces at the tail-end of the 1992-95 Bosnian war. Dutch peacekeepers, out-manned and out-gunned by the Bosnian Serbs, did little more than look on as the men were separated from women and deported to killing sites.