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  • India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space

    June 5, 2017 8:46 AM 13

    NEW DELHI — India’s space agency prepared Monday to launch its heaviest rocket carrying a communication satellite from a launch pad off the country’s southeastern coast. The Indian Space Research Organization said the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III rocket would lift off Monday afternoon from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh state

  • The 1975 Are About To Play Madison Square Garden & Fans Are Partying Hard

    June 4, 2017 3:31 AM 11

    As the boys prepare for their show at the legendary venue, fans are throwing a full on party right on the streets of Manhattan...with donuts! The 1975 are set to play their highest profile US show to date later this evening (June 1st) with the first of two nights at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden venue. The sold out show will see Matty and the boys play to around

  • It’s a Pretty Big Thing... Online fashion firm Boohoo on target to hit turnover of £1bn by 2020

    June 3, 2017 9:00 PM 12

    Online fashion group Boohoo.com is set to grow by 50 per cent this year, putting it on target to hit turnover of £1billion by 2020. The estimate by John Stevenson of stockbroker Peel Hunt means other City analysts could redraw their sales targets this week and issue revised forecasts for the company’s meteoric rise. Stevenson said hitting the turnover

  • The Latest: Flights resume after plane goes off Texas runway

    June 3, 2017 8:06 PM 13

    Flights have resumed at the San Antonio airport about four hours after operations were suspended because an American Airlines plane got stuck in the mud. San Antonio International Airport spokeswoman Evelynn Bailey says the plane is still stuck, but the airport got approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to open a second commercial runway that was closed

  • American Airlines plane stuck in mud after veering off a Texas airport runway during takeoff

    June 3, 2017 5:08 PM 11

    An American Airlines plane has veered off of a runway in Texas during takeoff and is stuck in the mud. Flight 2214 careered off the edge of the runway at San Antonio International Airport Saturday morning shortly after beginning its takeoff roll. The plane remains stuck in the mud, causing all commercial flights at the airport to be suspended until the aircraft

  • Amazon gets patent for parachute drone deliveries

    June 3, 2017 8:55 AM 27

    "The system can comprise a label that includes a parachute to enable the packages to be dropped from the aerial vehicle, yet land at the package's destination without damage. The system can include a self-adhesive backing, a plurality of parachute cords, a parachute, and a breakaway cover. The parachute cords can include a shock absorber to reduce the shock

  • Sales of English sparkling wine soar 8% making it Britain's fourth favourite fizz

    June 2, 2017 8:50 PM 18

    Its sales rose 8 per cent last year after 3.5m bottles were sold, overtaking Cremant and Australian wine which came in at fifth and sixth place respectively. Prosecco held on to the number one spot, with around 85m bottles sold in the UK last year. Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said: 'Production is small compared

  • Pictures: Google's new London campus plans

    June 1, 2017 3:39 PM 8

    Building work is planned to start next year The Shard, London's tallest building, is 1,016 feet tall. If you laid it on its side, it still wouldn't be as long as the new headquarters Google has proposed it built in London. The web giant has submitted plans to Camden Council outlining the new building it wants to build near Kings Cross Station. As long as plans

  • Number of 45p taxpayers SURGES by more than a third in five years as more than ever pay the highest rate of tax

    June 1, 2017 10:20 AM 9

    The number of people paying the top 45p rate of tax has surged by a third over the last five years and is now at record high levels, it was revealed today. Data from HMRC show 364,000 workers will be paying the top rate of tax in 2017/18 - up by more than half since the band was introduced seven years ago. Wage inflation and reducing the pension tax relief

  • Pay fury at engineering giant as four fat cats share £144m pot in one of the City's biggest payouts

    May 31, 2017 9:55 PM 13

    Four bosses of engineering giant Melrose Industries have pocketed £36 million each in one of the City’s biggest ever payouts. A £144 million pot will be split between executive chairman Christopher Miller, executive vice-chairman David Roper, chief executive Simon Peckham and finance boss Geoff Martin. It is part of a wider bonus pool of £210 million