EasyJet (Other OTC: EJTTF - news) founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched a foray into the discount grocery market with a new store selling a range of foods for just 25p. The brand has expanded to easyCar, easyHotel, easyGym and easyProperty.9 days agonews.sky.com
David Bowie found out that he would have been a grandfather just days before he died from cancer last month. His son, film director Duncan Jones, revealed on Wednesday that he had told his father the news in a Christmas card. Love you, granddad," Jones wrote on Twitter as he posted the drawing of a foetus in a uterus.
Anti-North Korean activists burn placards depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Seoul on February 11, 2016
A "fearless speed-demon", "lifelong petrolhead" and "no-nonsense car reviewer" are among the seven new presenters for the rebooted Top Gear. The BBC has announced the full line-up which will see motorsport guru and Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, motoring journalist Chris Harris and car reviewer Rory Reid join Chris Evans. Friends actor Matt LeBlanc was announced last week, and trusty sidekick The Stig will also return.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.
LONDON (Reuters) - Sainsbury's , Britain's second biggest supermarket chain, will phase out multi-buy promotions across its grocery business by August, saying customers no longer appreciate them. The firm said on Thursday it would instead focus on lower regular prices. Sainsbury's, along with big four rivals Tesco , Wal-Mart's Asda, and Morrisons , is fighting a price war to stop losing shoppers to German discounters Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] and Lidl [LIDUK.UL]. All the big four have reduced promotions of various sorts to part-finance price cuts. ...
A man who tripped up a suspected drug dealer running from police has been revealed as a soldier, who said his military training kicked in when he saw the chase.
Scientists have proven the existence of gravitational waves in the universe, confirming Albert Einstein’s last unproven theory. In one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in decades, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO experiment have finally detected the cosmic ripples, after 10 years of trying. The idea of gravitational waves was first put forward by Einstein in his ‘Theory of General Relativity’ 100 years ago and has been generally accepted by the scientific world but never before been proven.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would help Manchester United overcome Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, according to one of his former players.
By Jan Strupczewski, Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British and EU negotiators agreed much of a reform package on Thursday to help keep Britain in the European Union, leaving Prime Minister David Cameron to settle tricky final issues, notably on migration, at a summit next week, diplomats said. After talks in Brussels among officials from all 28 member states to review mostly minor amendments to proposals made by European Council President Donald Tusk last week, an EU source reported "good progress" in clarifying technical, legal issues. "But main political issues are still outstanding and they will have to be dealt with by leaders next week," the source added, referring to a summit on Feb. 18-19 where Cameron hopes to clinch a final deal with his European peers on which he can campaign at home to keep Britain in the bloc at a referendum.
Meryl Streep has dismissed questions about the all-white panel at the Berlin Film Festival by telling reporters that "we're all Africans really". Asked by an Egyptian reporter whether she understood films from the Arab world and North Africa, Streep said that while she did not know much about the region, "I've played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures". The seven-member jury at Berlin will choose the winners of the Golden Bear and various Silver Bear awards at the first of the year's major European movie festivals.
The father of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose drowning shocked the world last year, went on trial on Thursday along with two alleged people smugglers accused of causing the death of migrants.
Parents at a boarding school in Somerset have been left fuming after it emerged that GCSE pupils had spent months studying the wrong book. Pupils were then forced to swiftly get to grips with J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls ahead of their GCSE exams in May. Downside headmaster, Dr James Whitehead, said: "While there was an error with the set text being taught for a period last term, pupils and parents were informed appropriately and there was no negative impact on pupils’ work.
Holiday firm Thomas Cook said it has switched to selling more Mediterranean trips as a response to recent terror attacks.
World oil prices tumbled on February 11, 2016, nearing a 13-year low in New York, with no end in sight to the global supply glut
The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.
What changes are being proposed for Junior Doctors' anti-social working hours, pay and maximum working hours?
A daring pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after the propeller fell off his 80 year old plane at 2,500 ft, it has emerged. The pilot made a distress call to Newquay Airport before he eventually managed to successfully land the plane on a landing strip next to a golf course in Polzeath, Cornwall.
A mystery buyer forked out a whopping £69,500 to buy the bottle of Big Mac sauce on eBay, after it went on limited sale. McDonald’s put the bottle up for auction to raise money for charity, and it was the centre of a two-week bidding battle as buyers upped the stakes. A spokesman confirmed: “The Big Mac burger sauce is so hard to get hold of.
An angry iPhone customer has revealed CCTV footage he claims shows a delivery driver pretending to drop off his new smartphone – before stealing it. Bradley Stocker, 39, was puzzled when he received a message from courier company DPD informing him that his iPhone had been delivered - despite no one knocking at his door. DPD’s website even stated that the parcel had been dropped off with a neighbour, but Bradley found none of his neighbours had spoken to a delivery driver.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he has decided to impose a new contract on junior doctors. He spoke in parliament after receiving a letter from the Government’s chief negotiator Sir David Dalton saying that he believed negotiations with the BMA on working unsociable hours could go no further. Making a statement in the House of Commons, Mr Hunt told MPs: “Under the existing contract, doctors can receive the same pay for working quite different amounts of unsociable hours.
The women all regularly meet for lunch at Butterley Park Brewers Fayre restaurant in Ripley, Derbyshire, while on maternity leave with their children in tow. Marie Barron, 35, from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, said: “We are not loud, hooligan types. "We are working mothers, on maternity leave with seven month old babies.
Downton Abbey actor Brendan Coyle has been banned from getting behind the wheel for more than four years after being caught drink driving. The 53-year-old, who played valet John Bates in the ITV drama, was found to be nearly three times the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped on New Year's Day. Coyle was reportedly returning to his Norfolk home in Heacham after undergoing alcohol rehabilitation at a clinic in Thailand.
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.
Kat Church, the head of Hannah More Infant School and Grove Junior School in Nails, Somerset, says that a ‘number of pupils’ were being allowed to urinate outside as their parents picked them up after school. 'If an adult was to behave in the same way in a public place there would be consequences.
By John O'Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The amount of cash across the euro zone rose to more than 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) last year, with almost 30 percent of it hoarded in 500 euro notes, ECB data has shown, as nervous individuals keep more of their money at home or in a vault.
A young couple who died during the devastating Taiwan earthquake on New Year’s Eve were found in each other’s arms by rescuers. Tsai Meng-chia and his girlfriend Huang Ruo-hsin, both just 21, were found beneath the rubble of a residential building that collapsed during the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on New Year’s Eve. The pair are now amongst the 55 people confirmed dead from the quake, that struck Taiwan’s south-western Tainan City.
Spain has already beaten records in the number of foreign visitors for three years in a row, and 2016 is expected to follow the same trend
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to be unveiled at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona may pack a huge 3,600mAh battery capacity according to a document filed by Samsung with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC filing is a regulatory requirement to sell phones in the US. In absolute terms, this will be a mammoth 72% increase in battery capacity over its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which had a 2,600mAh battery.
Detectives investigating historical sex crimes should keep an "open mind" and not assume the claims are true, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said suspects should also be offered anonymity before they are charged as "reputations may be tarnished" by inquiries. His comments came after he announced a review of Scotland Yard's handling of claims about a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster amid mounting pressure over Operation Midland.
China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the U.S. and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability. "Countries from outside the area must stop pushing forward the militarization of the South China Sea, cease endangering the sovereignty and national security of littoral countries in the name of 'freedom of navigation' and harming the peace and stability of the region." The United States wants its regional allies and other Asian nations to adopt a more united stance against China over the South China Sea, where tension has spiked since China's construction of seven islands in the Spratly archipelago. China lays claim to most of the South China Sea, while Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have rival claims.
The group of friends collected their prize from the offices of the National Lottery today.
Ronan Keating has said it would be "fun" if Boyzone followed in the footsteps of Busted and McFly by forming a supergroup with Westlife. Keating said Boyzone will do something to mark the band's 25th birthday next year - describing it as a "Boyzone extravaganza". Asked about the idea of the band teaming up with fellow Irishmen Westlife in the way Busted and McFly formed McBusted, he told the Press Association: "The idea's been thrown around alright.
British Gas and EDF Energy have become the last of the Big Six providers to lower prices, announcing moves to cut gas bills next month.
The London apartment where Jimi Hendrix lived more than 45 years ago has opened to the public, restored to look just how the rock star used it. Hendrix moved into the apartment on the upper floors of 23 Brook Street - next to the house composer George Frideric Handel lived in centuries earlier - in July 1968 after his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham saw it advertised in a newspaper. Hendrix, who died in 1970 aged 27, wrote music, rehearsed and gave interviews there.
A video shows the moment gunmen with AK-47s open fire at a boxing weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, forcing one of the fighters and members of the public - including children - to run for their lives.
Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted killer of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole for the 15th time on 10 February, California prison officials confirmed. The 71-year-old had a suitability hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego, according to the California Board of Parole Hearings. The parole denial came after more than three hours of questioning in front of a California parole panel, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Long seen as a destination strewn with shortcomings, Iran is making a fresh pitch for tourists, with the recent lifting of economic sanctions providing an opportunity to cash in.
Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area. A Pentagon spokesman had accused Russian and Syria government forces on Wednesday of destroying Aleppo's two main hospitals with air strikes, though he did not specify when the strikes were alleged to have taken place. The Syrian army has made rapid advances near Aleppo in recent weeks with the help of Russian air strikes.
Actors and technicians get ready to shoot an advert for a Thai bank promoting a scholarship fund
A seriously ill Australian boy was Thursday granted his wish to become a superhero like Iron Man, with police staging an elaborate event on the Sydney Opera House steps as Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr tweeted his support.
Israeli navy veteran Ami Daniel points at his computer screen and explains why the ship he was tracking should have been stopped and searched.
Tributes have been paid to a teenager who trained with Crystal Palace after his death in a scooter crash following a police chase.
At least 12 indigenous children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, which locals at first blamed on witchcraft, health officials said.
Polish shop owners hold a protest in front of parliament against a government plan to raise taxes on retailers, on February 11, 2016 in Warsaw
A woman has been fined $800 (£390) after pleading guilty to pushing a policeman over at Australia's most prestigious horseracing event. Sarah Finn, 24, was also ordered to pay court costs and pay for a new pair of glasses for superintendent Steven Cooper, the man she sent flying into a flower bed at the Melbourne Cup. Defence lawyer Anthony said in the Melbourne Magistrates Court that his client was "somewhat tipsy" and told how earlier she had been chatting to the police who had allowed her to sit on one of their motorbikes.
For months Iranian Christian migrants have been sleeping in a makeshift shelter outside a church in the Belgian port town of Zeebrugge, from where they hope to smuggle themselves over to Britain.
It is a question that has been asked since time immemorial—or at least since Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo began facing off against one another in Spain’s La Liga. on Tuesday as saying he wants to stay at Madrid until his contract runs out in 2018.
A former Auschwitz guard has gone on trial in Germany accused of being implicated in the deaths of 170,000 Jews. Reinhold Hanning, 93, is alleged to have joined Adolf Hitler's Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary organisation at the age of 18, taking part in battles in eastern Europe before becoming a guard at the camp in 1942. Around 1.5 million people, mainly European Jews, were gassed, shot, hanged and burned at Auschwitz in what was then Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War.
NATO is considering joining the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.
A primary school head teacher has written to parents asking them to stop their children from urinating in the playground.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump addresses supporters in South Carolina after a resounding victory in the New Hampshire primary.
The Duke of Cambridge has attended the funeral of polar explorer Henry Worsley, who died trying to make the first unassisted solo crossing of the Antarctic.
Sweden's central bank moves its key rate into negative territory in February 2015 in a bid to encourage spending amid three years of stagnant prices despite strong growth
Janice Maguire and her three children have been awarded at least €14,000 in damages due to the “recurrent respiratory” illnesses they’ve suffered since 2010.
The NHS could be put under further pressure if the UK broke away from the EU, Tim Farron has suggested. The Liberal Democrat warned that elderly ex-pats, forced to return to Britain after a split from Brussels, would place a significant strain on public services. The pro-EU politician made the claim after launching the Liberal Democrats' In Together campaign on 10 February in London, where IBTimes UK pushed the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP on the issue of immigration. "I have to ask the question, given the hundreds of thousands of retired British people living in Europe, how our NHS would cope when they have to return? So it's right that we understand that there are infrastructure pressures in both directions," Farron argued. The Liberal Democrat leader also stressed that it was "very reasonable" for British voters to have concerns about immigration, but Farron said the free movement of people was good for the UK economy and diversity. "By-in-large, immigration levels will balance themselves out [across the EU]," he added. There are 1.26 million UK citizens living in other EU member states, according to the most recent official data. That figure equates to just 0.3% of the political and economic union's population (excluding the UK). Farron's comments came after he tore into David Cameron's claim that makeshift camps like the "Jungle" in Calais could appear in England after a Brexit. The Liberal Democrat described the prime minister's remarks as "disgusting. [Cameron] has shown himself to be weak, and heartless. And this campaign needs the opposite. This campaign needs strength and compassion," Farron declared. "The leave campaign will play nasty, and it seems people on our own side will engage in a nasty race to the bottom on immigration, migration and refugees. But Liberal Democrats, I will not stand for it." The Liberal Democrat leader also predicted that the refugee crisis across Europe would "escalate", but he argued it would be imperative for the UK to stay inside the EU to help solve the humanitarian situation. "Europe is not perfect. Westminster is not perfect. But picking up your ball in a sulk and heading home is not the way to win," Farron added. "We should be a leading voice to make changes. Remaining in a reformed Europe. This is Britain's time to lead the way." On the other side of the EU debate, Ukip has launched an attack video against Cameron's reform efforts.The Eurosceptic party mocked the prime minister's "emergency migration break" as an "emergency fake". The proposed measure would see the UK apply to Brussels in a bid to stop giving in-work benefits to EU migrants inside the UK. Cameron is yet to set a date for the EU referendum as he wraps up his renegotiation. But the vote is expected to be held on the 23 June. The latest opinion poll from YouGov for The Times, of more than 1,600 people between 3 and 4 February, put the leave vote nine points ahead of remain, at 45% versus 36% respectively.
The meaty treat is the brainchild of bacon connoisseurs Logan Rae, 21, and Kimmie Hruda, 28, from Florida, US. Logan, who is a neurobiology student at Florida Atlantic University, said: ‘I made bacon roses as a birthday gift, and delivered it to a busy office last January. ‘By February, employees and my co-workers were requesting them for Valentine’s day.
Germany's coalition government said on Thursday it had reached a compromise in a row over new asylum rules that are intended to curb an influx of migrants, opening the way for them to pass to parliament for debate. The proposed measures were originally agreed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her centre-left Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners two weeks ago. It was the latest in a series of spats between the ruling parties which have deepened public scepticism about the government's handling of the refugee crisis after 1.1 million migrants arrived in Germany last year.
A group of Irish friends who won 66 million euro on the EuroMillions are to keep their identities secret.
It's time for a bit of levity in the US presidential primary contest season — and Johnny Depp and the comedians at the humor website Funny or Die deliver with a biopic spoof on Donald Trump. Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie was released to coincide with Trump's victory in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. Successful people are always on the phone — even if there's no one on the other end," the fake Trump lectures a boy in one scene.
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude slid on Thursday, hitting 12-year lows as domestic stockpiles grew, Goldman Sachs called for depressed prices until the second half of the year and investors fled from equities and other risky assets into safe havens such as gold. Prices came off session lows in post-settlement trade after the Wall Street Journal quoted UAE's energy minister as saying OPEC was ready to cooperate on production cuts. Most traders were skeptical, noting that Venezuela and Russia recently called in vain for OPEC and other major oil producers to cut output.
Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen on May 19, 2014 in Washington, DC