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Retail sales volumes took a surprise dip last month to achieve their longest losing streak on record, according to official figures released as a measure of consumer confidence showed a slump to levels last seen in February.
Police officer kicks man to ground during arrest
Police in Western Australia are offering a A$1m (£542,845) reward for information about the disappearance of a four-year girl. Cleo Smith was last seen in her family's tent at about 1.30am on Saturday at the remote Blowholes Shacks campsite in coastal town Macleod, which is about 900km (559 miles) north of Perth. Western Australian Police said it holds "grave fears" for her safety.
Johnson & Johnson is considering bankruptcy to help deal with 40,000 lawsuits accusing the company's baby powder products of causing cancer.
The actor was involved in a fatal incident on a film set.
Turkish businessman Melih Tanriverdi seethes at the suggestion that his private defence consultancy has become Ankara's secret weapon in wars across North Africa and the Middle East.
Heavy rain fell on Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday as Storm Aurore moved in from France.
‘We need more people like this in the world,’ woman says
A schoolgirl is set to face trial on terror charges after allegedly being caught with a bomb-making video and instructions on building a home-made gun with a 3D printer. The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified because of her age, denies five counts of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism on dates in August and September last year. The girl, who is from Derbyshire, faces trial at Westminster Youth Court on 1 March in front of Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring.
Details have emerged about what it’s going to cost customers to run the iPhone 13, Apple’s latest range of smartphones that the company recently revealed. Sky Mobile has been quick out of the gate with a range of deals. Should 36 months be too long of a tie-in for you, Sky does a 24-month deal on the 128GB iPhone 13 with unlimited calls and texts plus 3GB of data for £48 a month (plus £49 upfront).
The remorseless advance of lava from La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano was clear to see in video from October 20 showing the flow advancing down a street in the village of La Laguna, where it consumed a gas station, a supermarket and several homes.Firefighters at the scene said “nothing could prepare you” to face the effects of the eruption. Credit: IGME via Storyful
(Reuters) -IHG said on Friday it was seeing encouraging signs of recovery in business and international travel, with strong corporate bookings in the United States as the Holiday Inn owner's room revenue inches closer to pre-pandemic levels. The owner of the Crowne Plaza, Regent and Hualuxe hotel chains said hotel room revenue (RevPAR), a key performance indicator, rose 66% in the third quarter, with the United States down just 7% from 2019 levels after a busy summer season.
Two Malayan sun bears celebrated their birthdays on October 19, Zoo Atlanta said in a Facebook post, with footage showing the bears enjoying a watermelon and other treats.The zoo said: “Today we are celebrating two birthdays: Xander’s 22nd birthday (October 10), and Sabah’s 24th birthday (October 17) … They received nesting material, raisin boards (thick plastic board with holes for hiding treats) with Cheerios, air-popped popcorn, peanut butter, one large ice treat with raspberries and bear biscuits, and two half watermelons carved out and filled with crushed-up bear biscuits.” Credit: Zoo Atlanta via Storyful
Union leaders — who are representing 3 million frontline workers — urged the Government to take action amid rising Covid case rates in the UK. The unions — including Usdaw, Unison, Unite, the GMB and Aslef — hit out at the Government’s approach to managing the Covid pandemic after Boris Johnson ruled out imposing fresh restrictions.
The Strictly Come Dancing star will make his pantomime debut as Buttons in Cinderella this Christmas.
The papers largely carry pictures of Alec Baldwin following a fatal incident on a film set.
Disabled people need more help to live, not to die. I have a progressive condition myself, and I believe the assisted dying bill would harm far more people than it would help
LONDON (Reuters) -A record proportion of the British public thinks inflation will accelerate over the next 12 months, according to data that could further boost expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month. Some 48% of people surveyed this month by consumer research firm GfK expected prices to increase more rapidly over the next 12 months, up from 34% in September, the figures seen exclusively by Reuters showed. It marked the highest share since records began in January 1985, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and more than a decade before the BoE became operationally independent.
The two nuclear-armed nations are gearing up for a hostile winter
The London borough where Emma Raducanu grew up has decided against bestowing its highest honour on the teenage tennis superstar because it does not want to "embarrass her". At a special meeting this week, Bromley council rejected a proposal to award the 18-year-old the Freedom of the Borough following her win at the US Open. Instead Conservative councillors voted to “monitor the ongoing dialogue between council officers, Emma and her family and agree a suitable celebration of her victory”.