Manchester bombing latest: Investigation making 'immense' progress as police 'get hold of 'large part of terror network'
When are the bank holidays in May 2017? The bank holiday at the beginning of May, known as the early May bank holiday, was kindly introduced by the then employment secretary Michael Foot in 1978, just before he went on to lead the Labour Party. At the time many opposed the move saying a May Day holiday was essentially a communist idea because most countries behind the Iron Curtain used May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be even larger than the Galaxy S8+, according to new reports. The S8+ has a 6.2-inch display and, during our time with the phone, we considered it to be unnecessarily large. The S8+ is fantastic for watching films and TV shows on, but most people will struggle to reach the top parts of its screen while using the phone one-handed.
Jeremy Corbyn has made a controversial return to election campaigning after the Manchester bomb attack with a speech blaming UK foreign policy for terrorism at home. The Labour leader claims the so-called "war on terror" is not working and is promising a government led by him would change foreign policy so it fights rather than fuels terrorism.
The WannaCry ransomware hackers have still not been identified, but a new research indicates the perpetrators may be Chinese and not North Korean as was previously suggested by some experts. Security firm Flashpoint conducted a detailed analysis on the ransom messages sent to victims and found that it was likely written by hackers who were of Chinese origin. The research analysed each note individually for content, accuracy and style, and compared them to previous ransom messages associated with other ransomware samples.
Passengers flying from Gatwick Airport for bank holiday breaks were faced with chaos this morning as many were told they will have to fly without their baggage. “We currently have a problem with our baggage system and some flights are departing without bags,” an airport spokeswoman said. Both the North and South terminal were hit by problems including long queues before the system was declared operational again by late morning.
Iceland has a strong tradition of informal care. It has been a fundamental right in Nordic countries for decades: older people facing their twilight years in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden know that both their health and social care will be completely financed by the state. “The majority of people interviewed received either informal care from family or formal care, but not both.
Out today (26 May) on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch, Rime is an indie adventure game about exploration and puzzle solving. Tequila Works, the team behind Rime, first revealed the project the better part of four years ago, no doubt unaware of the troubles that lay ahead. As the game finally sees the light of day, I spoke to its charismatic director Raúl Rubio.
A dolphin has suffered a traumatic end to its life after attempting to eat a giant octopus in Western Australia. Known locally as Gilligan, the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin was found dead on Stratham Beach back in May 2015 but the full post-mortem results have only just been disclosed. The dolphin was found on the beach with octopus tentacles hanging from from its mouth, with results showing the dolphin's airways had been obstructed- leading to the eventual death.
Johnston has designed the lighting and projections as well as the movement, and the tech-heavy visual assault is more dominant than the dance, with strobing, eyeball-scorching lights and plumes of smoke clouding the blackness of the stage.
Controversial broadcaster Katie Hopkins and LBC have agreed that she will leave the radio station "immediately", LBC has said. They have parted company in the same week that she called for a "final solution" following the Manchester attack, which saw 22 people killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber detonated a device as concert-goers left the Manchester Arena on Monday night. Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station.
Many of us – particularly those with young children – get through life on far too little sleep – and imagine we can just ‘catch up’ later. A team led by Michele Bellesi from the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy found that ‘microglial’ cells in the brain – which are meant to clear out old and worn-out cells – go into overdrive when people lose sleep. Instead of clearing out waste, the cells ‘prune’ healthy neurons and synaptic connections when people lose sleep.
Consumer confidence has slipped to its lowest level since the month after the UK voted for Brexit, according to a survey. It fell 0.2 points from the previous month to 107.9 - its lowest since July 2016. Although a score over 100 indicates a positive outlook, the index - produced from YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) data - has yet to recover to pre-referendum levels.
With Wonder Woman fast approaching cinemas — and with good first reactions to boot — many fans are growing increasingly excited for the DC film. Of course, men have begun complaining about the event, labelling the celebratory event ‘tacky’, ‘against equality’, and questioning whether ‘men’s only screenings’ will become regular. “Very tacky Alamo,” wrote Allan Dale.
New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) rules for payday loan firms have come into force, requiring online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website to help borrowers find the best deal. A link to a comparison site must also be displayed "prominently" on the websites of payday loan companies. The move follows a 20-month investigation into the payday lending sector by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in February 2015 which found a substantial gap between the cheapest and most expensive loans.
To make the marinade, put the sliced lime leaves and salt into a mortar and pestle and grind to a fine paste, mix in the oil, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Put the prawns into a bowl, pour over the marinade and mix to coat, leave to one side.
One of the stars of artistic director Emma Rice’s last major production at The Globe said her critics were “hindering progress” in the arts. Cabaret artist Le Gateau Chocolat, Feste in Rice’s avant-garde take on Twelfth Night, spoke out against the criticism the director had faced over her use of light and sound technology. Chocolat, who appears in full drag in Rice’s Seventies version of the comedy, said: “I would like people to engage with it on the merit of what they’ve seen, not, ‘This is what it should be here’.
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot says that cancelling the London premiere was the right thing to do, but that now the show must go on.
1. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg advocated exploring a system in which all people receive a standard salary just for being alive. The system, known as universal basic income, is one of the trendiest economic theories of the past few years. 2. Pokémon's new game for iPhone and Android is out. It's centered entirely around what is widely considered its weakest, most useless creature: Magikarp. 3. Google DeepMind defeated the best Go player in the world with its AlphaGo AI. The company won the first two games in a three game match.
This is the dramatic moment a lifeboat crew rescued a man who was seconds away from being dragged under the water of the River Thames in central London. The video footage shows an RNLI boat speed towards the man who is desperately trying to stay afloat in choppy waters near Blackfriars Bridge. The boat had been urgently called out by the UK Coastguard after the crew of a Thames Clipper passenger vessel spotted the man in distress.
A £250 million plan to turn a former Piccadilly gentlemen’s club into Britain’s most expensive home has been scrapped following the slump in the top end of the central London property market. Instead the property tycoons Simon and David Reuben have set their sights on converting the Grade I listed mansion that housed the “In and Out” club into a luxury hotel. The Indian-born brothers bought the palatial property at 94 Piccadilly — originally known as Cambridge House — and a number of surrounding buildings, for about £100 million in 2012.