Massive four-foot python found resting in toilet
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Massive four-foot python found resting in toilet
Jodie Whittaker has said she will be "filled with a lot of grief" when she hands over the role of Doctor Who to its next star. Showrunner Chris Chibnall is also set to leave the programme to be replaced by Russell T Davies, who was behind the 2005 revival of the show. Speaking during an online Q&A, Whittaker addressed the emotions she felt over her departure.
Libya is hosting an international conference Thursday to help build stability in the deeply divided country ahead of crucial presidential elections in December. Some 30 delegations are travelling to the capital Tripoli. Among them are representatives from the United Nations, European Union, African Union and the Arab League.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will attend, including officials from regional powers including Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Algeria. Taking places under
They're just a few of the suggestions being bandied around online following reports that Facebook plans to rebrand itself with a new group name. "Meta" was one of the more sober trending suggestions, referring to Facebook's reported desire to assume a name that focuses on the metaverse, a virtual environment where users can hang out. "It would be awesome if Facebook changes its name to Ye," he said.
No formal Cop26 role for big oil amid doubts over firms’ net zero plans . Officials from fossil fuel firms may attend fringe events but campaigners hail lack of official role
The International Monetary Fund expects Europe's inflationary pressures to fade out in early 2022. Alfred Kammer, Director of the Europe Department at the International Monetary Fund, says the European economic recovery is 'resilient', but must not be jeopardised by withdrawing stimulus measures too quickly.
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.
Rishi Sunak got a pre-Budget boost on Thursday as figures showed borrowing is a “whopping” £43.5 billion lower so far this year than expected. Public sector net borrowing was £21.8 billion in September, compared with the City forecast of £22.6 billion and the Office for Budget Responsibility prediction of £25.9 billion back in March. “That means borrowing is now a whopping £43.5 billion lower in the 2021/22 financial year so far than... expected,” said Capital Economics’ chief UK economist Paul Dales.
The songwriter behind tracks such as Pure Imagination from the 1971 Willy Wonka film and the theme to Goldfinger has passed away at the age of 90. Announcing his death on Instagram, close friend Dame Joan Collins called him "one of the greatest songwriters of our time".
The monarch, 95, returned to Windsor at lunchtime on Thursday and her medical team have taken a “cautious approach”.
A four-year-old New Zealand boy who dialed the emergency number to ask police to come and see his toys was surprised with a special visit from an officer following the adorable call.In audio released on October 15 by the Southern Police District, which said it was “too cute not to share,” the boy from South Island is heard telling the dispatcher about his toys.“Police lady,” he says in the recording. “Can I tell you something? I’ve got some toys for you. Come over and see them.”A man is then heard on the line explaining to the operator that the boy, who he said was helping out while his mother was sick, had “snuck out” to make the call. Police dispatch then put out a call for any available units to visit the home.An officer, identified as Constable Kurt, arrived at the house where police said he was shown an “array of toys” and in turn showed the boy the patrol car with the lights on – and gave the child and his parents an “educational chat” about using 111 for emergencies only. Credit: Southern Police District via Storyful
A 127-year-old farthing has been discovered under the mast of Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory. It will now go on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Portsmouth to mark Trafalgar Day on October 21. The coin, which was placed under the ship for good luck in line with Victorian tradition, was discovered next to a metal wedge between the mast and the base plate.
British coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger has teamed up with JDE Peet’s to trial self-service coffee machines, further evolving its business model after sales were hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pret has suffered as many of its just under 400 UK stores are located on high streets, at transport hubs and close to offices that have seen reduced occupancy during the crisis. Pret, owned by investment group JAB and founder Sinclair Beecham, said on Friday its "Pret Express" machines will be introduced into convenience shops, petrol station forecourts, universities, healthcare facilities and workplaces.
Mount Aso volcano spews a giant column of ash thousands of metres into the sky, after the late-morning eruption in southwest Japan. The active volcano ejected hot gas and ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet), and sent stones tumbling down its grassy slopes.
Man charged with murder of Tory MP David Amess. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, also accused of preparation of terrorist acts after politician was stabbed
Ted Cruz explains his bill to house migrants in Democrat-led jurisdictions
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed 'preliminary investigations' but returned to Windsor Castle on Thursday where she was in good spirits. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits," the palace said in a statement. She returned to her desk for work on Thursday afternoon and was undertaking some light duties, the source said.
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.
The Strictly Come Dancing star will make his pantomime debut as Buttons in Cinderella this Christmas.
Green bonds offering savers the chance to back the government's environmental projects are going on sale - but experts think the "paltry" returns on offer will see demand wilt. The bonds, described as the first ever green savings product issued by a country, go on sale online via the Treasury-backed National Savings & Investments (NS&I) today. Projects such as zero-emission buses, offshore wind and innovative low-carbon technologies will be backed by the funds raised, the government said.
A "mini tornado" has hit a town in Cheshire causing damage to properties and cars. The footage also showed the emergency services at the scene and residents in the street assessing the damage. The damage has been reported to police as being caused by a mini tornado."