Sunday 12th March - National weather forecast with Alex Burkill.
Sunday 12th March - National weather forecast with Alex Burkill.
A suspected jihadist carrying a rucksack packed with knives was thought to be heading towards Downing Street when he was dramatically arrested by armed police, according to security sources. The ‘lone wolf’ suspect had been under close surveillance when counter-terrorism officers ordered his immediate detention as he came within 300 yards of the gates of the Prime Minister’s residence. It is understood that the suspect’s family had become concerned about his behaviour and reported him to the authorities several weeks ago.
For months, George Osborne has been accumulating lucrative jobs at a rate of knots. Sky News has learnt that Mr Osborne has cancelled a speaking engagement at a hedge fund conference in Paris due to take place on his second day in the editor's seat at London's Evening Standard. Organisers of the Hedge Fund Intelligence European Summit confirmed Mr Osborne's withdrawal from the event - which would have netted him tens of thousands of pounds - "due to overriding professional engagements".
Pep Guardiola is just about the only manager in the world who could avoid the sack at Manchester City if they finish outside the top four and fail to win a trophy. Instead of challenging for the title straight away, as most people assumed City would because of Guardiola’s impact, they are scrambling to make the top four — and that is why tonight’s Manchester derby is bigger for them than it is for United. Jose Mourinho can still reach the Champions League by winning the Europa League and I can understand why he thinks that’s their best shot.
Hermione and Ginny are BACK together! But just for a quick moment. 'Harry Potter' co-stars Emma Watson and Bonnie Wright had a run-in at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it gave the movie franchise's fans ALL the feels!
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in commercial and military cargo aircraft, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said. The Israeli military said later that one of its Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries intercepted a target over the Golan Heights that Israeli media described as an unmanned drone. It was the second Israeli interception of a target coming from Syria in the past few weeks.
Gone Girl director David Fincher is joining actor and producer Brad Pitt in a sequel to the zombie thriller World War Z. The duo have worked together before in three of the director's movies, including the noir-thriller Seven which brought Fincher to the spotlight. Now, Variety is reporting Fincher has accepted Pitt's dare to direct a sequel to the 2013 zombie action movie World War Z.
A couple married for 69 years died within an hour of each other while holding hands at a hospital in Chicago. Teresa and Isaac Vatkin passed away in the same room only 40 minutes apart on Saturday. Family members said they took comfort in knowing they were together when they passed away.
“It was a wrong number that started it”: so begins City of Glass, the first novel in Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. It's the line that propels this visually dizzying and disconcerting stage adaptation – written by Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things) and directed by Leo Warner as a co-production for 59 Productions, Home and the Lyric, Hammersmith – on to a course that takes the story into the arch madness of meta-detective fiction through to full authorial mental breakdown in which personal identity disintegrates and the relation between the objective world and the world-as-written goes bewilderingly askew. The portentous narrative voice keeps being interrupted by mysterious phone calls from a man called Peter Stillman who believes (or claims to believe) that he has reached the Paul Auster Detective Agency.
So how much does James Bond pull down to afford those fancy cocktails? Business site Bizdaq.com have done the maths and worked out how much your favourite characters from movies and TV would actually make in the real world… From Digital Spy
The Conservatives are likely to gain around 58 seats in Labour's North and Midlands heartlands due to the Brexit effect in the upcoming snap election on June 8. The Conservative Home website claimed that the Tories are seeking to target Labour seats with majorities of more than 8,000 votes as Theresa May seeks to capitalise on her party’s strong poll numbers. An analysis of the 2015 general election results by The Telegraph has shown that this would mainly affect seats in the North and the Midlands – areas which voted strongly for Brexit last June.
Acclaimed chef Angela Hartnett is to bring her Michelin-starred skills to Britain’s biggest ever street food festival in June. The founder and executive chef at Mayfair’s Murano, famed for her Italian-influenced cooking, has also been named the 2017 London Food Month Hero for her decades of trail-blazing achievement in the capital’s competitive gastronomic scene. The Angela Hartnett London Food Month Hero Kitchen will be one of about 50 stalls serving food at the market, which runs from June 7 to 18 over 12 evening and two daytime sessions, each with a capacity of 10,000.
A round airport would let more flights take off in a smaller space, but the technology is nowhere near ready to make it work.
The judges’ preference for George Mayer’s sleek but dull light-and-shadow studio experiments as portrait winner, over Ren shi Chen’s moving images of the “left-behind” children of Gansu province in China, is mystifying. A discrete Martin Parr show reflects his acute eye for the surreal in familiar situations, whether in black and white pictures of abandoned Morris Minors in Irish landscapes or colour images of tourist hotspots.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Britain not to be under any "illusions" in thinking that it will be able to get the same rights as an EU member when it leaves the bloc. The longest serving leader in the western world added that for Britain to think it could maintain parity would be "wasted time" in negotiations. "A third-party state will not have the same rights or even superior rights to a member state," Merkel said ahead of a Brussels summit Saturday on Brexit.
Boris Johnson looks like he's swallowed a lot of things, mostly cake and confectionery, but one thing in particular that seems to have tumbled down his gullet is a thesaurus.
United Airlines has pledged to increase maximum compensation for passengers asked to give up seats on overbooked flights to $10,000 (£7,760) and give staff extra training in response to the negative backlash after a passenger was violently dragged from his seat. The airline made the promises as it released a report detailing mistakes that led to the April 9 incident on a United Express plane in Chicago. United did not say if ticket sales have dropped since the removal of Dr David Dao, 69, by three airport security officers, but the airline’s CEO Oscar Munoz said it had been damaging.
Nasa is running low on spacesuits and might not have a replacement for many years. A lack of a formal plan and destinations for travel have held back development, according to the report. Nasa has also had funding for such work slashed, leaving it without the resources to develop new suits.
Energy drinks have a greater impact on health than consuming caffeine by other means, a new study has found. Researchers found that drinking four cans of a commercially available energy drink caused abnormal changes in the heart’s electrical activity and blood pressure that were absent when volunteers drank a control drink that contained the same amount of caffeine. Study author Emily Fletcher, of the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, said: "We decided to study energy drinks’ potential heart health impact because previous research has shown 75 per cent of the base’s military personnel have consumed an energy drink.
BBC presenter Nick Robinson was booed by a crowd at a union event in Bournemouth after the speaker Ken Loach accused him of bias and impartiality. The veteran filmmaker suggested Robinson had ousted himself as a Conservative in a recent tweet which claimed the Labour leader was “long on passion and short on details”. Appearing on stage at the Communication Workers Union event, Loach read out the tweet which was sent last Thursday.
A car reversed into a café in front of shocked commuters at a busy south east London station this morning. Police were called to the scene, beside the staff car park, just before 7am. A spokeswoman said: “We sent two fire engines after reports of a car in collision with a shop.
A construction firm has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 after a former City worker-turned- scaffolder was crushed to death by a falling concrete block. Richard Laco, 31, died when a stair landing he was hoisting into position plummeted 20 feet and he was dragged into its path. At Southwark crown court, the company, a sub-contractor of Laing O’Rourke, was fined £185,000 and ordered to pay £20,606 after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Finland's telecoms giant Nokia has posted a loss of 488 million euros ($532 million) in the first quarter, an improvement from the 609 million euros a year earlier
In Portland, deciding what to drink is no easy task. Not only are there more than 70 locally owned breweries, there are also hundreds of independent coffee shops, an urban winery collective, an area called Distillery Row where micro-liquors are crafted from regional ingredients, and even tea bars that pour kegged hot beverages on tap. Why is Portland the craft drinks capital of the world?
The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update. Google's security researchers, for example, give vendors just 90 days' warning before publishing flaws they find. Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) declined to say how long it usually takes to patch a flaw.