Striking railworkers, post office employees and airline staff are showing "shared contempt" for "ordinary people", Downing Street has said. In a robust response to a wave of winter strikes, the Prime Minister's spokesman condemned the trade unions accusing them of trying to cause "maximum damage" during the Christmas period. It comes as 3,500 post office workers went out on strike for five days in protest over job cuts and pension changes, hitting hundreds of Crown Post Offices.Read More »
Harvey Weinstein's former assistant has said she has broken a confidential agreement to speak out about alleged sexual harassment by the disgraced movie mogul. Zelda Perkins worked for Miramax in London and shared a £250,000 payment with another woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein, according to the Financial Times. Waiving her right to anonymity, Ms Perkins said the filmmaker had repeatedly sexually harassed her.
Everton's main shirt sponsors SportPesa has apologised for a tweet celebrating the Toffees' 5-2 Premier League defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Victory for the Gunners left the Merseyside club in the Premier League relegation zone and proved to be the final straw for manager Ronald Koeman, who was sacked on Monday afternoon.
The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May's "despondent" demeanour after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations. It was the second time in six months that a correspondent for Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung who is respected for his access to Juncker's team has published an account of the EU chief executive's reactions after a dinner meeting with the British prime minister on Britain's EU withdrawal. "Nothing is true in all of this," President Juncker told the BBC, adding that May had been "in good shape" and "not tired".
A diver who became separated from his boat has said he is lucky to be alive after swimming miles back to shore while being stalked by a large tiger shark. British expat John Craig, 34, was fishing underwater between Denham and Cape Peron in Western Australia when his boat experienced engine problems and was swept away in strong currents. After shouting and splashing in an attempt to alert his crew mate, Mr Craig put his head in the water and saw the 4m (13ft) tiger shark "approaching within arm's reach".
The American hostage held by the Taliban and released earlier this month has recounted the only positive about her family’s imprisonment: She was still able to home-school her children. Caitlin Boyle, referred to as Caitlin Coleman because of her name before her marriage to Canadian husband and fellow captive Joshua Boyle, told NBC News about how she educated her three children, particularly in mathematics, when they were old enough to begin learning. “One part of our imprisonment that we can take pride in was our schooling of the boys.
That Sir David Attenborough is still making landmark nature documentaries at the age of 91 is already a staggering achievement, but the broadcaster has revealed he fully intends on working past his 100th birthday, which would mean reaching a milestone of 75 years in television.
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will now have to pay a further £10 to enter the centre of London. Here's all you need to know about the toxicity T-charge.
The world’s oldest civic orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus already had almost 150 years’ experience up its sleeve when it premiered Bruckner’s Symphony No 7 in 1884.
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Oct 23 (REUTERS) - Blackstone, KKR and some Chinese investors are among potential bidders shortlisted by Link Real Estate Investment Trust to buy some of its Hong Kong retail assets valued at about $2 billion, three sources said. Gaw Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm focused on Greater China and Asia, is also on the shortlist for Link REIT's shopping centers in the Asian financial hub, the people who had knowledge of the matter said.
The founder of popular surf brand Roxy has revealed she used to be a “pleasure wife” for a Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman. Jill Dodd, who was also a model, said she was one of Adnan Khashoggi’s numerous wives and he would lavish her with gifts. Mr Khashoggi is best known for his involvement in arms dealing and is estimated to have enjoyed a peak net worth of around $4 billion in the early 1980s.
An intruder forced his way into the offices of Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy and stabbed one of the station's anchors in the neck, the broadcaster said on its Internet site on Monday. The intruder, whose motivation was not immediately known, was detained by station security staff and handed over to police. The victim, Tatyana Felgengauer, has been hospitalised but her life is not in danger, the station said.
Giorgio Armani says he has devised a succession plan that will prevent his fashion empire from being split up into pieces. The 83-year-old Armani is one of the founding designers of Milan ready-to-wear. In an interview with the Corriere della Sera paper Monday, Armani said after he dies, three people that he names will be put in charge of the foundation that he created last year as a succession tool.
WhatsApp appears to be planning to bring voice and video calls to group chats. You can currently use the popular messaging app to ring up your individual contacts, but the voice and video call options only appear inside one-on-one conversations. Facebook Messenger allows group calls already, but the same functionality could prove much more popular on WhatsApp, as the quality of calls made through it tends to be much better.