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
By Joseph Nasr MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the spectre of a permanent or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of a security conference in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire. Asked about Saudi Arabia's offer last week to supply ground troops if a U.S.-led operation were mounted against Islamic State, he said: "This is bad as a ground offensive usually turns the war into a permanent one.
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.
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The ASA said: ‘We noted that the ad had been delivered to the primary school in error, and in any case considered that it was unlikely that children at the school would have seen it. ‘We considered, however, that a circular distributed to homes in an untargeted manner was likely to be seen by young children, and noted that the references to ‘FAT bastard’ appeared on the outside where they were immediately visible. ‘Notwithstanding that we considered the language in the ad was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence, we considered that the references to ‘FAT bastard’ were unsuitable to be seen by young children and should not have featured on the outside covers of the circulars.
The brother of George Osborne has been struck off as a psychiatrist after admitting to a two-year affair with a vulnerable patient. A disciplinary tribunal concluded that Dr Adam Osborne's fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct and his behaviour was "profoundly unacceptable". Dr Osborne admitted having an emotional and sexual affair with the mentally ill patient during a hearing that started on Monday.
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.
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.
Manchester United expects its revenue for 2016 to climb to £500 million, despite concerns over its performance on the pitch. The club posted Louis Van Gaal, who has been forced since Christmas to deny that he is considering leaving the club before his contract expires at the end of the 2016-17 season. In January, Herbert Hainer, chief executive of one of the club’s principal sponsors Adidas, complained that though business with United was “going well,” the sportswear giant was unimpressed with the team’s performance on the pitch.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union (EU) member states, as NATO agreed to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.
The woman’s son rang Liveline and the ambulance arrived a few minutes after he spoke on the radio.
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.
Telecoms giant BT is to launch a "breakthrough" new service aimed at diverting millions of nuisance calls.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Tributes have been paid to a teenager who trained with Crystal Palace after his death in a scooter crash following a police chase.
Independent News & Media released a statement this evening to say some of their reporters were warned about risk to their safety.
Judy Murray has thanked people for their well wishes on the birth of her first granddaughter.
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
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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.
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.
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Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians "as much as possible" to restore security.
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices fell 2 percent on Wednesday as stockpiles at the main U.S. delivery point hit record highs amid output cuts by refiners, while Brent rose for the first time in five days after global production cuts suggested by Russia. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point for U.S. crude futures rose to an all-time high just shy of 65 million barrels, data from the government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed. The Cushing build eclipsed a more bullish number from the EIA showing total U.S. crude stockpiles down for the first time in three weeks.
A Facebook director has apologised for saying on Twitter that anti-colonialism has been "economically catastrophic" for the Indian people. Marc Andreessen's comments came after India's telecoms authority banned Facebook's Free Basics service - a free, partial internet service featuring services chosen by Facebook - in the country. When someone said that the Free Basics service sounded like "internet colonialism", Mr Andreessen responded: "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades.
French dancer Brahim Zaibat, a former lover of Madonna, was fined one euro by a Paris court Wednesday for sneaking a selfie with far-right patriarch Jean-Marie Le Pen as he snoozed on an airplane.
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.
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.
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Israeli navy veteran Ami Daniel points at his computer screen and explains why the ship he was tracking should have been stopped and searched.
Actors and technicians get ready to shoot an advert for a Thai bank promoting a scholarship fund
Hong Kong riot police walk along a cordoned-off street on February 9, 2016 following overnight clashes between protesters and police in the Mongkok area
The United States and its allies conducted 14 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said in a statement. In Iraq, 13 included three strikes focused near Ramadi that struck an IS tactical unit and destroyed a bunker, the coalition said in the statement released on Thursday. Near Mosul, three air strikes struck an IS tactical unit and destroyed a checkpoint, seven fighting positions, a vehicle and an assembly area, the statement said.
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.
Former Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham has revealed he went back in disguise to watch the team play following his dismissal. And having won only seven of his 33 games in charge, Sheringham was keen to see how the Stevenage players and fans reacted to his exit. Sheringham said: "I got the sack on the Monday and Stevenage were playing at home and I wanted to see how they reacted to my sacking, so I went to the game on the Saturday incognito.
In Yemen, more than a million children under five face the risk of acute malnutrition and acute respiratory tract infections according to UNICEF which has again raised the alarm about what many are calling the world’s forgotten war. UNICEF spokesman Mohammed al Saadi said:“192 centres for the treatment of malnutrition have stopped operating due to a lack of fuel or due to the continued conflict or because the centres and hospitals have been hit by airstrikes or because they have been abused by armed factions or because health workers and other staff have been displaced.” Some 6,000 people, about half of them civilians according to the UN, have been killed in fierce fighting and air strikes since a Saudi-led alliance began a military campaign in Yemen last March – the latest deadly episode in years of turmoil and violence in the impoverished country. “War in #Yemen poses growing threat to children” – statement by julienmh of UNICEF_Yemen https://t.co/meldpQ6yYy pic.twitter.com/jkqSmjrkPo— UNICEF Press Office (@UNICEFmedia) 12 Janvier 2016
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.
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.
Thomas Cook profits are down on terror attacks in Paris and Istanbul
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mylan, one of the world's leading generic drugs manufacturer, said the Meda acquisition would broaden and deepen its global reach
A primary school head teacher has written to parents asking them to stop their children from urinating in the playground.
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.
The woman was stopped by a dark coloured Ford Mondeo which had a blue flashing light attached – giving the impression it was a garda car.
Cancer patients are not being given access to ground-breaking treatments because the system of funding drugs in England is "really broken", the head of a major pharmaceuticals company has said.