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.8 days agonews.sky.com
Aaren O'Connor was outside her apartment complex in Chicago, Illinois, when she was hit in the head on Friday, according to US media reports. The 25-year-old's father David told CBS Chicago: "Every few moments she said, 'My head hurts. CBS Chicago reported she had moved to the city last year for a new job and to be closer to her boyfriend.
Coronation Street star Paula Lane is to leave the show after six years playing troubled Kylie Platt.
The Voice UK presenter Emma Willis has revealed that she does not have a contingency plan if her baby arrives early.
The world's tourism map is being redrawn at lightning speed as holidaymakers switch preferences prompted by terror attacks, epidemics and migrant crises.
Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they've been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs.
The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena.
Police and ambulance crews were called to reports a 60-year-old woman had fallen from the upper floor of the shop in Cheadle, Greater Manchester. She suffered hip and spine injuries and was taken to hospital after the incident that reportedly happened by the glass balconies of the escalators. A John Lewis spokesman confirmed there had been a "serious incident" at its Cheadle branch on Monday.
An explicit lyric in Beyonce's new song, about going to Red Lobster after sex, has boosted the US seafood restaurant's fortunes. "When he **** me good I take his a** to Red Lobster," the singer - dubbed Queen Bey - raps in the song, which was released on Saturday morning. Beyonce performed a version of the new song , her first since 2014, at Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show.
Western superiority in military technology is "eroding", notably at the hands of China and Russia, a leading think-tank said Tuesday in its annual report on the state of militaries around the world.
Posting in the tech support forum, YoungPTone wrote: “My wife’s fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days. "Two days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which I would think to be impossible based on her activity level. "Also her calories burned do seem accurate.
A man has been shot dead in Dublin in an attack being linked to a murder at a boxing weigh-in by a gang armed with AK-47s.
A man set himself on fire in the early hours of Tuesday outside Kensington Palace, the central London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, and later died of his injuries, British police said.
Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has joined the fathers' club at the top of men's tennis after his wife Kim gave birth to a daughter at the weekend. World number two Murray, 28, joins top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 17-times grand slam champion Roger Federer and reigning French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who all juggle top-flight tennis with parental duties. Federer has fathered two sets of twins.
By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. Sweeping wins by Trump, a New York billionaire, and Sanders, a democratic socialist, on Tuesday testified to the sizable share of American voters upset at U.S. economic conditions and willing to send a shockwave to Washington in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
When Xue Shunlu and Li Huannv saw a homeless man wandering the streets of their village they decided to invite him in and take care of him.
Sarah Bartlett, 37, opened up the envelope that was posted through her door last Sunday afternoon and was shocked to discover the cash and a note praising her mothering skills. "I am just so grateful and cannot thank them enough.
SOFIA/ATHENS (Reuters) - Four Bulgarian truck drivers smashed through barriers set up by Greek truckers along the countries' shared border on Tuesday, saying they were fed up with Greek protesters barricading roads over a planned revamp of their country's pension system. Greek farmers have been sporadically blocking roads into Bulgaria and motorways across Greece for about three weeks, incensed by pension reforms that will triple their social security contributions over the next four years. The move is part of a wider overhaul to save Greece's struggling pension system 1.8 billion euros (1.4 billion pounds) this year, and a key condition of the 86 billion-euro bailout that Athens signed with international backers last year.
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Locked away in a Norwegian prison since he killed 77 people in a rampage in 2011, Anders Behring Breivik goes to court next month to argue that his effective solitary confinement makes him a victim of cruel and inhuman treatment. Breivik killed eight people with a car bomb in Oslo then gunned down 69 people at a meeting of the Labour Party's youth wing on an island. "His case is so exceptional and so hard for Norwegian society that we don't know how to tackle it," headmaster Trond Lien told Reuters at Handelsgymnasium high school in Oslo, which Breivik attended in the 1990s.
Two former SS men will go on trial this month for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz, as Germany accelerates its bid to prosecute ageing Third Reich criminals.
Britain's trade deficit reached a record high last year as the value of North Sea oil exports tumbled.
Actress Laura Carmichael has revealed she was cast in Downton Abbey because she looked like Dame Maggie Smith.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office on Tuesday said she had no memory of an angry phone call she reportedly made to Pope Francis after he compared Europe to a "barren woman".
All eyes are on New Hampshire this Tuesday in the race to become the next US president. It is holding the first primary in the state-by-state process of picking party nominees for the November 8 election to replace Barack Obama. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Ted Cruz came out on top in last week’s Iowa caucuses. So how do the stakes differ in New Hampshire, and what is the outcome there expected to be? We spoke to our US correspondent Stefan Grobe, asking him how contenders had changed their strategy between the Iowa and New Hampshire contests. Stefan Grobe, euronews: “Well, New Hampshire of course has a different electorate than Iowa and the strategies of the candidates have reflected that. “Let’s take for instance the Republican side. You have the two conservative candidates, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, trying to keep a relatively low profile here because there are less born-again Christians, less evangelicals than in Iowa. So these two candidates just need a relatively strong result to go into the big states by the end of the month. “Take Donald Trump who was humbled by his second finish in Iowa. Now he tries to win big here, to stay on top of the race and stay an important part of the conversation. “Then of course you have the governors and former governors who all scored very badly in Iowa. They are racing, they are running for their survival. If they don’t score big, if they don’t score reasonable results here in New Hampshire, they might drop out of the race anytime soon. “On the Democratic side, we have this very, very strong fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders needs a victory here, and he is probably going to have one to stay in the conversation. Hillary Clinton doesn’t need to win here, but she needs to show that she can finish strong against all odds here in New Hampshire.” Sarah Taylor, euronews: In any presidential election, New Hampshire is always a hugely symbolic vote, but the 2016 primary already looks more captivating than the others in recent memory. What is the mood there among voters, with campaign machines and world media descending on them? Stefan Grobe, euronews: “Well, there is considerable excitement here in New Hampshire. After all, this is the only time, every four years, that the state is in the national and international headlines and people relish this. So whoever scores badly here in New Hampshire is very likely to drop out of the race later. “Now, economically, the state is in good shape, in better shape than the average of the United States. But then people are angry, of course, at the way things are conducted in Washington DC. The Democrats are angry because they believe that Obama hasn’t been to the left enough, so they feel that they can do better and the Republicans are angry because they are saying that despite huge majorities in Congress, the Republicans let Obama establish his domestic agenda and this is something that they absolutely hate. They want to see a new Republican president undo all the Obama accomplishments.” Latest New Hampshire opinion polls – Democrats Latest New Hampshire opinion polls – Republicans Here are some of the latest Tweets from candidates on decision day for New Hampshire. A Rallying cry from Republicans MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9 Février 2016 New Hampshire: if you value liberty, #ChooseCruz today! https://t.co/ATtFg7R2my #fitn #nhpoliticshttps://t.co/CbEpCEnLQ9— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) 9 Février 2016 New Hampshire, I am asking for your vote. So that together we can win this election. #FITNhttps://t.co/QcwSciYc9S— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 9 Février 2016 A Determined call from Democrats They’re counting on you, New Hampshire. Go vote!https://t.co/KlxS5wNrBH— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 9 Février 2016 New Hampshire, if turnout is high today, I believe we will win. I urge you to come out and vote today. Thank you.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) 9 Février 2016
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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The satellite was initially tumbling in orbit but has now stabilized, making it more successful than a launch in 2012, which failed to achieve a stable orbit, said the first source, a U.S. official who did not want to be identified by name. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman with the U.S. Strategic Command, said the satellite had been in roughly the same orbit since its launch on Sunday.
By Norihiko Shirouzu TOKYO (Reuters) - When Toyota Motor looked to the future at the turn of the millennium and aimed its new, edgy Scion small-car brand at twenty-somethings, it could not have guessed that the model would be dead after just 12 years. "Surveys we do tell us young buyers are less interested in owning cars," one of those behind the Scion brand told Reuters. "They either don't have the financial leeway or they're substituting car ownership with ride-sharing or car-hailing services like Uber," he said, adding Toyota would redirect its Scion resources to its Toyota and Lexus models.
Locals have spoken of crime in their area, and how they feel gardaí are powerless to change it.
An emergency brake on welfare will not stop migrants from heading to Britain, the former European Commission president has said.
Iraq has completely retaken Ramadi from the Islamic State group, but now faces the enormous challenges of removing bombs, reestablishing basic services and rebuilding the shattered city, officials said Tuesday.
British Airways said it would begin flying from Stansted Airport, establishing a presence at London's No.3 airport for the first time and bringing it into direct competition with budget carrier Ryanair on leisure routes. BA, owned by International Airlines Group , said on Tuesday that from May it would fly to Faro in Portugal, as well as Ibiza, Malaga and Palma in Spain, from 49 pounds ($71) one way. The full-service operator, which provides complimentary refreshments on flights, will compete directly on those routes with no-frills Ryanair, whose cheapest flights in May cost about 25 pounds one way.
Lowly bacteria can "see" in much the same way as humans, research has shown.
British supermarket Sainsbury's continued to outperform rivals in the early weeks of the year, industry data showed on Tuesday, providing reassurance for investors ahead of the takeover of Argos-owner Home Retail . Total sales at Sainsbury's rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in the 12 weeks to Jan. 31 and its market share edged up 0.1 percentage points to 16.8 percent, market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday . Sainsbury's said last week it had agreed a 1.3 billion pounds deal to take over Home Retail.
Sylvester Stallone has revealed he asked the black director of his new film Creed whether he should boycott the Oscars after being nominated. The 69-year-old is the only person from the film to be nominated for an award, with some thinking actor Michael B Jordan and writer-director Ryan Coogler should have got the nod too. After Will Smith and director Spike Lee said they would not attend the ceremony in protest at the scarcity of black nominees, Stallone said he asked Coogler what he should do.
By Arno Schuetze and Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen has received expressions of interest for a unit making engines used in ships or small power stations, as rivals sense an opportunity to get their hands on the asset as a result of the car maker's emissions scandal, several sources familiar with the matter said. Peers from China, Europe and the United States have recently told Volkswagen they would like to buy the operations of MAN that are not central to its trucks business, they said, adding that the unit may be valued at up to 4-5 billion euros. Volkswagen has so far stuck to its line that the business, which made an operating profit of 206 million euros on sales of 3.3 billion euros in 2014, is not for sale.
A pilot who smuggled cocaine worth £33.5m into the UK on his light aircraft has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Andrew Wright, who was nicknamed "Biggles", imported 268kg of the Class-A drug on eight trips over a three-month period in 2014. The 52-year-old was using an aerial photography business to cover up his drug trafficking.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency took the decision to suspend its rescue effort after there were no sightings of the whale for 90 minutes. Keith Griffin, station officer for the Happisburgh and Mundesley Coastguard Team, said: "We've carried out an extensive search and are confident that if the whale was in that search area, we'd have found it.
There seems no end in sight to the ferment at Manchester United. Just as manager Louis Van Gaal finishes Van Gaal, United cannot afford a third mistaken managerial appointment. Pochettino is attractive because of his emphasis on youth.
When it comes to royalty, the upper classes and pupils at Eton, the word ‘posh’ immediately springs to mind. As already mentioned, this is certainly a meaning we still use to this day - but when exactly did it become a word synonymous with the ‘snooty’ upper classes? As language developed, ‘money’ may have soon started to mean ‘moneyed’ - in other words a wealthy person much like the upper classes who can quite easily be described as ‘smart, stylish and luxurious’.
Up to 100 people have been injured and several killed as two commuter trains collided in southern Germany, police said. The crash took place near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, about 60km south-west of Munich, and caused numerous carriages to derail. Authorities said after an initial count at least eight people are confirmed dead and more than 50 severely wounded. Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag told AP the accident involved two regional trains that crashed head-on on the single track between Rosenheim and Holzkirchen at around 7am local time. Images from the scene show shattered carriages listing on the tracks in a wooden area. Emergency services, including eight rescue helicopters, are at the scene. Firefighters are working to free passengers trapped inside the wreckage of the train. "This is the biggest accident we have had in years in this region and we have many emergency doctors, ambulances and helicopters on the scene," Sonntag said. More about Germany
Indian scientists were Tuesday analysing a small blue rock that authorities say was a meteorite that fell from the sky and killed a bus driver. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.
By David French DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai said on Tuesday it would press ahead with plans to build the world’s largest shopping mall despite an economic slowdown looming in the region, but would assess market demand before proceeding with the project’s later stages. Oil makes little direct contribution to Dubai’s economy, but its drop has dampened consumer and investor confidence in the Gulf’s financial and tourist hub as neighbouring governments slash subsidies and economists cut growth forecasts. The project is massive and complex and will have to be built in stages," said Ahmad bin Byat, vice-chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding, a company owned by the emirate’s ruler that is responsible for the project.
An actor and fashion designer has been barred from an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York because he refused to remove his turban during a security check. Waris Ahluwalia, who founded House of Waris, posted a picture on his Instagram account holding up his boarding pass in protest at what he claims was racial profiling carried out by the airline. He wrote: "This morning in Mexico City I was told I could not board my @aeromexico flight to NYC because of my turban.
Everton appear to be edging nearer to a takeover after talks with American investors John Jay Moores and Charles Noell progressed. Moores, the former owner of Major League Baseball franchise the San Diego Padres, and his associate have been in negotiations since December. The pair have undergone a six-week due diligence period looking at the club's books and speaking to major shareholders chairman Bill Kenwright, Robert Earl and Jon Woods.
German tourism group TUI runs its business year from October to September and CEO Joussen said that the new year had gotten off to a good start in the first quarter
(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co said it would refranchise all its North America bottling operations, including its 39 cold-fill production factories, three years earlier than expected, as the soda maker looks to cut costs. Coca-Cola will continue to own its hot-fill factories, which produce beverages including Powerade energy drinks and Minute Maid juices.
By Jarni Blakkarly and Stella Tsang SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by what's ailing the world economy at large - the weakest Chinese economy in 25 years. In years gone by, Chen would stay open until the wee hours, selling kangaroo skins and Australian wool to crowds of Chinese tourists. "Our customers have halved," said Chen, standing by neatly stacked shelves at his Sydney store.
A man has been charged with throwing a three-foot alligator through the window of a drive-thru Wendy’s.
Age UK says it is suspending its controversial fixed-price energy deal with Big Six gas and electricity provider E.ON. The charity said the two-year fixed tariff would no longer be available for new and renewing customers. An investigation by The Sun found that Age UK was paid £41 for every person who signed up to the tariff - that cost people £245 more than if they were on the firm's cheapest deal.
Sky has launched its new, next generation set-top box, Sky Q. The new device will be available for purchase in Sky retail stores across UK from 12 February. Sky had first announced its intention to launch a new set-top box in November 2015, which promised to bring in "fluid viewing" to its customers. Current and new Sky customers can choose to purchase the new set-top box online or order via phone.
European Union antitrust regulators are investigating several banks for possible rigging of the $1.5 trillion (1 trillion pound) government-sponsored bond market, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. The European Commission has sent questionnaires focusing on the price of supra-national, sub-sovereign and agency (SSA) debt to a number of market participants as part of an early stage investigation, the paper said, without identifying the banks. The EU competition watchdog is looking into a possible cartel, it cited a person familiar with the investigation as saying.
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices slid for a fourth straight session on Tuesday and teetered close to 12-1/2-year lows hit last month, after weak demand forecasts from the U.S. government and the western world's energy watchdog, while weak equities also pressured prices. "The longs got out, the shorts jumped back in and there was possibly a whole lot of hedging by producers today to sell oil at whatever low price they could," said Scott Shelton, broker and commodities specialist with ICAP in Durham, North Carolina. "It's very difficult for anyone to be positive on this market with the kind of data that's been coming out." Brent crude oil settled down $2.56, or 7.8 percent, at $30.32 a barrel.
British astronaut Tim Peake has posted online an incredible time-lapse video he took on board the International Space Station (ISS) of a lighting storm over Earth. The 34-second clip, posted to Twitter, was taken while the ISS was flying over North Africa and Turkey towards Russia. The footage shows a series of small blue flashes erupting over the planet as a lighting storm hits the region. Underneath the video, the 43-year-old former army major stated, "Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time". This footage is the latest in a number of videos that Peake has posted while on board the ISS, previously showing how he conducts day-to-day tasks in space such as playing ping pong, having a shower, making a coffee and going to the toilet. Peake blasted off to the ISS as part of a six-month mission for the ESA in December 2015, becoming the first Briton in space since Helen Sharman travelled on a Soviet spacecraft for eight days in 1991, and the first to do so under a British flag. He conducted a space walk on 15 January to replace a failed voltage regulator that compromised one of the station's eight power channels, but it was cut when fellow astronaut Tim Kopra reported a leak in his spacesuit helmet.
Turkish security forces seized explosives and four suicide vests in the baggage of a group of suspects stopped at the border with Syria, the Turkish army said on Wednesday.
An airbag recall at Diamler includes about 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said that the government was failing to meet a number of goals aimed at improving the lot of its embattled aboriginal population as he released its tenth annual report card on indigenous issues. Just two of seven targets in the 2016 Closing the Gap report, which outlines the government's record in meeting its own targets on issues such as infant mortality, life expectancy and economic performance, are on track to be met. The report found that the imprisonment rate for indigenous adults in Australia rose by a staggering 77 percent between 2000 and 2015.
Horses can read human facial expressions, according to British research.
Four people have been left injured after a speeding car crashed into and derailed a tram in Croydon town centre in south London. Dramatic CCTV footage shows the silver car smash into the tram on Wellesey Road just after 11pm on Sunday 7 February. The car seemed to be attempting to beat the traffic lights and rush past the tram, but instead collided with the vehicle at high speed, and rammed it off the tracks.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi will undergo further tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of his kidney stone problem, according to the club.
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.
Jeremy Hunt has refused to deny claims that he rejected a deal on junior doctors contracts that could have averted Wednesday's industrial action.
Motorists could see the drink-drive limit in England and Wales cut for the first time in a generation after figures revealed deaths involving a drunk driver remained static. Roads minister Andrew Jones is to hold talks with his Scottish counterpart to discuss cutting the limit to less than one glass of wine, bringing England and Wales in line with Scotland. Responding to a parliamentary question, the minister told MPs: “I am intending to discuss with the Scottish minister the experience of the lower limit in Scotland and the timescales to get access to robust evidence of the road safety impact.